The 6 Series Gran Turismo makes its first public appearance as an evolution of the 5 Series GT, which it replaces, while its architectural changes take it into the expanding BMW coupé range. Thanks to the 64 mm cut in the roof line above the C-pillar, the car transcends the concept of three-box saloon with tailgate, to turn into a five-door coupé.
The stretched bonnet, rearward cockpit and doors with frameless side windows give the new Bavarian Gran Turismo a sportier and more dynamic look. “The car presents a strong design, wrapped in a fluid, almost sculpted formal language that makes it look modern and sporty. The slightly elevated driving position ensures perfect driving pleasure, while the luxurious roominess offers ideal conditions for relaxing travel”, says Adrian von Hooydonk, BMW Group Design Manager. The rear window is low and narrow, and the signature BMW L-shaped headlights have a three-dimensional effect.
In the interiors we find the family feeling of top-of-the-range BMW flagships. High quality materials cover smoothly elegant surfaces sporting soft, basic lines. In the middle of the dashboard lies the 10.25 inch display from which you can control all infotainment functions with a simple movement of the hand, thanks to the Gesture Control. As with every one of this brand’s cars the cockpit is driver-oriented, because a BMW must also and above all be driven. In this regard, despite its size, the 6 Series Gran Turismo is handy and fast, with pinpoint steering, powerful engines thrifty on fuel, and excellent driving dynamics due to the adjustable air suspension.
Three engines are available, all of which can be fitted with the XDrive all-wheel drive. If you opt for diesel, you can choose between the 249 bhp 30d or the 320 bhp 40d. If you prefer petrol, the 340 bhp 40i leaves nothing to be desired.