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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.