Monday, March 14, 2011

BMW 5-Series GT 2011

    Trussardi, one of Italy’s top design brands mostly known for its leather jackets, jeans, handbags and accessories, is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year with numerous events and special products, one of which includes a cooperation with BMW Italy. The two companies joined forces to design a limited edition version of the 5-Series Gran Turismo with bespoke styling cues.
    The design of the 5-Series GT by Trussardi is said to have been inspired by the world of leather and gloves, which characterized the origins of the Italian brand. The emphasis was on new exterior details and a more luxurious interior treatment.
    On the outside, Trussardi’s designers tried to polish up –pun intended- BMW’s crossover model with a an exclusive warm metallic brown named ‘Heraldic Brown’ that features three layers of paint. Numerous elements, such as the double kidney grilles and the window line decorations are in the same color as the body, while the strip in the front air intake and the 20-inch alloy wheels are finished in a dark grey matte color. Trussardi’s coat of arms that appears on the front fenders rounds off the exterior changes.
    Inside, the 5-Series GT’s seats are covered in a special Glove Beige color, with contrasting stitching that creates a caned motif inspired Trussardi’s glove series, while the company’s logo is embossed on the headrests and the center tunnel.
    The 5-Series GT by Trussardi is available with two petrol and two diesel engines, all of which can be equipped with BMW’s all-wheel drive system. The engine range includes a 3.0-liter turbo diesel with 245HP (530d) or 300HP (535d), a 3.0-liter turbocharged petrol with 306HP (535i) and a 4.4-liter V8 turbocharged petrol with 407HP (550i).
    BMW said the 5-Series GT by Trussardi will be built by custom order adding that it takes approximately six-weeks to complete each car. Pricing has not yet been announced. 


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