The long running BMW 5 GT needs a worthy replacement model and it has been confirmed to be the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo by the automobile brand.
The company claims that it is a major step forward in their production phase in terms of technology and design.
According to the lead designers in the team, the new BMW 6 will have the best handling and will offer a much better driving experience to long time buyers of BMW cars. It will also provide the highest level of fuel efficiency despite the fact that this is a car geared towards performance and not everyday use. The model is confirmed to make its big debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor show scheduled to take place in the month of September. The pricing will be close to £46,810 in UK for the entry level model and it can go as high as £57,570.
Compared to the outgoing BMW 5 GT, the new car is 21mm lower in ride height and 87mm longer made to provide an increased level of headroom for passengers. With minor adjustments made to the car, it has a sporty and sleek look without getting that boxy appearance that most buyers wouldn’t prefer. The overall weight of the car has been reduced by 150 kilograms while offering increased headroom and legroom for the passengers. The total boot capacity of the BMW 6 series has been boosted to 610 liters, which is 20 liters more than the older model.
If you choose to fold the seats including the split rear bench, the car would become very generous in terms of storage space providing a total of 1,800 liters. On launch, the BMW 6 series Gran Turismo will be provided with two petrol engine variants and one diesel engine variant to appease buyers in every class. The 630i, 640i will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine. The particular powertrain is capable of rendering a cool 255 horsepower and going with an increased spec model, you can get the 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo model.
The higher end petrol engine will produce an increased 335 horsepower and the company will offer only one diesel engine in the UK. The 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine rendering about 263 horsepower is the one to hit the stores when the BMW 6 series is announced. The xDrive four-wheel drive system which is a proprietary aspect of BMW will be available on all other models. The entry level variants will not receive the upgrade though due to price constraints.