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2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Unveiled: Longer, Lighter, More Spacious

BMW has unveiled the all-new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo internationally. We expect that the new 6 Series GT will be pit on sale by the end of the year with an expected 2018 launch date in India scheduled for 2018. The car’s first public debut will be at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show this September. Based on BMW’s new CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform, the new Gran Turismo is longer, more spacious, and more luxurious than the preceding 5 Series.

BMW 2018 6 Series Gran Turismo: Under The Hood

The new series has a lot of engine options under the hood. A 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine which is capable of belting out 258PS of power and 400Nm of torque is on offer, besides a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol engine capable of 340PS/450Nm as well as a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel with an output of 265PS and 620Nm total output. All of the three engines will be coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Engines larger than the 2.0-litre diesel engine will also have the optional all-wheel-drive xDrive powertrain as well.

Design Elements

Besides the traditional BMW kidney grille and LED headlights with LED daytime running lights or DRLs, the air drag coefficient is also active due to the active kidney grille, air breathers and active rear spoiler, and air curtains. The 6-Series GT has measurements of 5,091mm in length, 1,902mm in width and 1,538mm in height, which translates to 87mm increase in length and is also 21mm shorter than the preceding 5 Series GT. Both the cars have the same width, however. The primary design element of the Gran Turismo which distinguishes it from other BMW sedans is the coupe-like roofline which merges into the boot providing a massive boot space of 610-litres.

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The all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

One of the most fundamental aspects of the design element of the 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is the coupe-like roofline. This will then merge into the boot to give a boot space of 610-litres.

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo: Infotainment Features

With features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system (sometimes simply called iDrive by BMW) with gesture control, as well as remote control parking with a heads-up display, the features are pretty rich. This source states that also on offer will be 8-way massaging front seats and electrically-reclinable rear seats.

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo: Price/Competition

The price is unknown at the moment. However, it is expected that upon its launch later this year, it will go up against the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Volvo S90, and the Audi A6 as well.

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