BMW reveals 6 Series Gran Turismo, a highly evolved coupe

BMW reveals 6 Series Gran Turismo, a highly evolved coupe

BMW reveals 6 Series Gran Turismo, a highly evolved coupe

0 comments 📅29 June 2017, 05:45

BMW’s introduction of the new 6 Series Gran Turismo makes it abundantly readable that BMW doesn’t care about the term coupe or model lines that at consisted only of coupes. The 6 Series line, which originally consisted of a 5 Series-sized coupe and convertible, determination now comprise the convertible, the Gran Coupe four-door, this Gran Turismo hatchback, and no two-door coupe, since BMW killed it. Our issues with naming conventions aside, the 6 Series Gran Turismo does immediate the most practical take on the midsized BMW this side of a 5 Series wagon.

Visually, it categorically does look like a bigger hatchback version of the 5 Series sedan, singularly from the front where the headlights and grille look very similar. The car itself is marginally taller and wider than the 5 Series, though. The extra height is certainly comprehensible in the large greenhouse. It’s also significantly longer. The wheelbase of the 6 Series Gran Turismo is approaching four inches longer, and the overall length is greater by just over half a foot. This gives the tushie passengers a few extra inches of legroom, and the hatch offers 31 cubic feet of goods space with the seats up. For comparison, the 5 Series sedan has a trunk with 18.7 cubic feet of spaciousness. Overall, the shape isn’t something someone would consider beautiful. In fact, one of our editors finds it transparent ugly. Yet, it’s still a significant improvement over the tall, ungainly 5 Series Gran Turismo that preceded the 6. Buyers purpose also be able to tweak the look with 12 exterior colors, works wheels 19 or 20 inches in diameter, extra chrome with the Comfort package, or a more aggressive body kit with the M Sport package.

While the case of the 6 Series Gran Turismo simply looks related to the 5 Series, the interior looks like a administer copy. Seriously, we’ve compared shots of the sedan and the hatch next to each other, and we can’t discoloration any differences. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since it means passengers will smooth be treated to a cabin with standard leather, automatic climate control, ambient lighting, and a 10.25-inch infotainment curtain. The hatch also includes a standard panoramic sunroof. Adding the Luxury box also adds power recline adjustment for the rear seats, and the M Sport case adds a leather steering wheel and aluminum pedals.

Underneath the skin is more existing BMW technology. The 6 Series Gran Turismo purpose only be offered in a 640i trim level upon introduction. This means it wishes have a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 making 335 horsepower and 332 comminute-feet of torque. The engine is coupled to an 8-speed automatic. BMW’s claimed 0-60 mph point of 5.1 seconds is slightly slower than the equivalent 540i sedan’s 4.9-blemished sprint. The engine is backed up by a double-wishbone front suspension and standard multilink air intermission in the rear. Adding the Dynamic Handling Package will also add air suspension to the fa, adjustable ride height, Active Roll Stabilization, and rear-wheel steering.

The 6 Series Gran Turismo also comes jammed with technology. In addition to various warning systems, the car comes with a mass of semi-autonomous features including active lane-keep assist, side smash-up prevention, adaptive cruise control with stop and go assist, and something called Fudging Aid. This feature will provide steering assist during emergency sophistical maneuvers, and will also help keep the car stable during said maneuvers. Instinctual parking, and the remote parking control for moving in and out of tight spaces are also included.

If the apprehension of a midsize BMW hatchback sounds like your thing, you’ll be able to pick one up at a close by BMW dealer this fall. It starts at $70,695. This is a substantial increase on top of the entry-level BMW 540i, which starts at just $57,445. That 540i also has the anyway powertrain as the 640i Gran Turismo. So you had better really like the look and versatility of the originate.


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