BMW lifts back covers on 6-Series Gran Turismo

BMW lifts back covers on 6-Series Gran Turismo

Nothing is official just yet, although BMW officials also hint at a M550i xDrive Gran Turismo running a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine with 350kW and a M550d xDrive Gran Turismo powered by BMW's newly unveiled quad-turbocharged 3.0-litre in-line-six-cylinder diesel engine delivering 300kW.

The new 6 GT is destined to go on United Kingdom sale in November and will form part of a four-model line-up for the 6 Series. Otherwise, the interior of the 6-Series GT appears to be almost identical to that of the 5-Series.

As you can tell from the images that come courtesy of i.wheelsage, there's nothing weird about the new 6-Series GT, with BMW giving it a much sleeker and more handsome shape than the auto it replaces - not that it was hard to achieve in the first place given the 5-Series GT's looks.

The idea behind the Gran Turismo is that it brings the sportiness of a four-door coupe along with the practicality of a wagon.

That's up on the $64,195 starting price of a comparable 2017 5-Series GT, but the 6-Series GT is a sleeker, sexier vehicle.

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It's a model that was previously known as the 5-Series Gran Turismo, a tall hatchback that with above average room for humans and their cargo. In the 5-Series, it's an excellent drivetrain, so we expect it to be stellar in the 6-Series. Adding the Luxury package also adds power recline adjustment for the rear seats, and the M Sport package adds a leather steering wheel and aluminum pedals.

BMW has confirmed a limited line-up of petrol and diesel engines for the 6-Series Gran Turismo, which will be offered exclusively with an eight-speed torque converter equipped eight-speed automatic gearbox and, in combination with its initial six-cylinder engines, the option of either standard rear-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive. It is claimed to hit 62mph from a standstill in 6.3sec and has a limited 155mph top speed.

The all-new BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo will be available at showrooms in the fall starting at $69,700 plus $995 Destination and Handling. Fuel economy is rated at 7.0L/100km and 7.7L/100km, respectively.

On the inside, all of BMW's latest infotainment gizmos are in attendance including a 10.25-inch center display. It will combine a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor.

The vehicle seen here is a 630d xDrive model, with a 195kW/620Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel straight-six.

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