BMW 6 Series GT Dynamic Saloon Flair

BMW drops and stretches the 5 Series to create a sexy new sedan. The 2017 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo offers a sportier design and superior driving dynamics.

 

Low-slung Saloon with Familiar BMW Flair

The brand new 6 Series stunts at first glance with sloped back dramatic proportions and LED Adaptive front headlights taillights and daytime running lights. The 6 Series is available in ten metallic paint options and two non-metallic. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard with 19, 20, and 21-inch alloy wheels available. A SE and M-Sport trim is offered with M-Sport trim that includes 19-inch light alloy wheels, leather upholstery with exclusive stitching and piping in contrasting colors, plus illuminated door sills, reverse camera and panoramic glass roof.

2018 BMW Series GT
2018 BMW Series GT

The BMW 6 Series GT offers a sleek low-slung silhouette with the heavily raked A-pillars, flowing roofline and sweeping frameless side window design. The 6 Series ditches the guide strip through the large window in the rear door. And horizontal lines, sharp edges and tapering surfaces magnify the car’s width.

Low and planted, the sportier BMW 6 Series height has been reduced by 21 mm and stretched 87 mm from its 5 Series predecessor. Yet the whip has the same width, so headroom and legroom is ample.

The whip’s long bonnet, the set-back position of the cabin, frameless windows and elongated window outline stretching deep into the rear all that combine to give the new model its coupé -like profile.

2018 BMW Series GT
2018 BMW Series GT

BMW combined lightweight engineering with aluminum and high-strength steel for body and chassis components to achieve an average weight reduction of 254 lbs compared with the 5 Series GT. And the new BMW 6 Series features an aerodynamic rear spoiler that automatically extends above 75 mph and retracts below 50 mph.

 

3 Engine Options – Elevated Performance and Safety Tech

For the 2018 6 Series Gran Turismo, BMW offers four models with three turbocharged engine variants – all matched to an 8-speed Steptronic transmission with paddle shifters. The base 630i GT features a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine with 258 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque and a combined EPA of 43 mpg. The BMW 640i GT xDrive boasts a 3.0 liter 6-cylinder engine with 340 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. The BMW 630d GT and the new BMW 630d xDrive GT both use a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder in-line diesel engine producing 265 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque.

The combined fuel economy for the BMW 630d GT reaches 57.6 mpg, and 49.5 mpg for the BMW 630d xDrive GT. The 6-Series GT saloon also has an impressive .25 coefficient drag thanks to many lightweight aerodynamic components.

2018 BMW Series GT
2018 BMW Series GT

Self-levelling air suspension comes as standard at the rear axle, but for extra comfort customers can opt for Adaptive suspension, which features front and rear air suspension plus Dynamic Damper Control. Customers can also take up the Executive Drive option, offered in combination with the Integral Active Steering system that incorporates active roll stabilization to deliver supreme cornering capability.

Two-axle air suspension allows the vehicle’s ride-height to be adjusted manually, meaning that, at the touch of a button, ground clearance can be increased by 20 mm when negotiating dirt tracks or steep ramps. The vehicle can also be lowered by 10 mm by pushing a button but it will so do automatically when SPORT mode is engaged via the Drive Performance Control switch or if the car exceeds 75 mph. All optional suspension systems are now available with BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

The BMW 6 Series features the familiar Drive Performance Control switch that will adjust the drivetrain to Eco Pro, Comfort and Sport modes. The Adaptive Executive Drive package adds Comfort+ and Adaptive mode which uses the navigation system to adjust the car’s responses to downshift at intersections and with cornering.

Along with the standard safety tech like Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation, options include Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning System, Crossing Traffic Warning System and the Side Collision Warning.

First–class safety technology sets this car above it’s peers, like the Evasion Aid, that can direct steering, Surround View Camera System that can display an aerial view and surrounding areas in 3D, Crossroads and Wrong-Way warning system for approaching traffic at dangerous or confusing junctions, and the BMW Night System that uses heat sensors to detect pedestrians and large animals in a real-time video image in the center screen.

 

Lavish Interior with Abundant Space and Infotainment

Inside the BMW 6-Series coupe is a luxurious driver-focused cabin with a hi-res 10-inch screen and iDrive Touch Controller for navigation and infotainment. The BMW Professional Navigation displays a ton of details about the information about the road ahead including warnings of traffic hazards caused by accidents, broken-down vehicles, fog, heavy rain or black ice.

2018 BMW Series GT
2018 BMW Series GT

A Heads-Up-Display is available. The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo also features optional gesture control, which allows audio volume to be adjusted with simple hand gestures registered by a 3D sensor in the center console. The BMW Connected System allows users to better utilize their smart phone to plot navigation based on calendar entries. The Remote 3D View function adds extra security by allowing drivers to view live images of their car and its immediate vicinity on their phone.

Drivers are able to manage calendar, e-mail and contact data via the Microsoft Exchange function. And BMW is the first car maker to offer a secure server connection for exchanging and editing emails, calendar entries and contact details thanks to the car’s built-in Microsoft Exchange function. This means that addresses from appointment entries can be imported straight into the navigation system. Intelligent Voice Assistant is available.

Real Time Traffic Information shows jams and slow-moving traffic and the On-Street Parking Information function helps drivers to find roadside parking spaces. The 6 Series GT is also available with the BMW Display Key where drivers can keep in contact with their vehicle while away.

2018 BMW Series GT
2018 BMW Series GT

An optional Bowers and Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System has a 1,400-watt amplifier with 16 illuminated speakers.

With its increased length the BMW 6 Series GT offers ample leg and headroom with the rear seats in place or folded down. Rear-seat backrests are 40:20:40 split-folding via a remote release system. The 6 Series GT offers 21 cu ft. with the rear seats down and 63.5 cu ft. with the rear seats folded.

The BMW 6 Series also features a power tailgate, while the boot sill has been lowered by nearly 2 inches and is now flush with the floor for improved loading capability. The rigid two-piece luggage compartment cover can be stowed away in a compartment underneath the floor.

The 2018 BMW 6 Series is sure to turn heads and attract new sedan and coupe lovers around the world. The whip has dynamic new flair, growth we appreciate from BMW. Stay tuned for pricing.