2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Revealed

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German carmaker BMW has revealed the all-new 6 Series Gran Turismo (GT) at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.

The 6 Series GT replaces the 5 Series GT in the BMW lineup and is expected to debut in India next year at the 2018 Auto Expo. The current 6 Series coupe & Cabriolet will be replaced in a few years time by the new 8 Series from BMW.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Revealed

The new BMW 6 Series GT is 5,091mm long, 1,902mm wide, 1,538mm tall and has 3,070mm long wheelbase. Compared to the 5 Series GT it replaces, the 6 Series GT is 155mm longer, 34mm wider, 59mm taller while the wheelbase is 95mm longer as well.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Revealed

In terms of design, the new 6 Series GT borrows design cues from the BMW 5 Series sedan on which it is based borrowing the LED adaptive headlamps. However, the roofline is more coupe-like while at the rear, the tail lights have expanded in size and the boot lid sports an active spoiler as well.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Revealed

The roof flows smoothly into the boot which can gobble up a whole lot more luggage than the 5 series thanks to its larger 600 litre capacity which can be expanded to 1800 litres by folding down the rear seats.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Revealed

The interiors are a direct swap from the 5 sedan with the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay taking centre stage. the infotainment system is connected to a 10-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system. The seats are ventilated while the upholstery work comes in Nappa leather as standard.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Revealed

Engine options on the new 6 Series GT include turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder & 3.0-litre straight six petrol engines along with a 3.0-litre inline six turbo diesel powerplant. All engines on the new 6 GT come paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Revealed

In terms of safety, the new BMW 6 Series GT the usual array of airbags, ABS, Traction Control along with a host of active and passive driver assists including Active Blind Spot Detection, Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Frontal Collision Warning w/City Collision Mitigation and Lane Departure Warning among many others.

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Revealed

DriveSpark Thinks!

BMW seems to be undergoing an identity crisis right now with the arrival of the four-door 6 Series GT marking the beginning of the end for current 6 Series coupe & cabriolet which will be replaced by the new 8 Series.

Hopefully, the new 6 Series GT will prove to be a better car than the 5 Series GT, which was a bulbous looking 5 Series that was just plain odd to look at.

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Story first published: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:05 [IST]
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