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Old 14th June 2017, 16:51   #16
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...If they priced that car well by getting it as a CKD it would be a great success as it one of the best back seats. The closest you can get to 7 series backseat at a much lower cost.

Infact just last week my Uber in London was a 5 GT and I thought to myself that BMW India should launch the new 5 GT in India to take on the E-class LWB.
This unit will come to the market. Possibly next year Auto Expo reveals the same.

If that happens, BMW will be challenging Environment Class on two fronts. 5er with driving dynamics and features and 6er with oppulence of the rear seat.

It will be interesting to watch the numbers.
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This is basically the 5GT with a name change. The same way the 3 series coupe/cabrio became the 4 series, the 5GT is now the 6GT.

While the 4 series was a new name, I wonder why they have decided to pollute the 6 series name with this.
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As per Autocar only the GT will remain as a 6 Series.

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The adoption of the 6 Series name for a replacement for the 5 GT is in line with the German car maker’s efforts to place greater emphasis on luxury at the upper end of its line-up.

Autocar understands that the existing 6 Series coupé, cabriolet and Gran Coupé will be phased out within the next two years in a move that will leave the new 6 Series Gran Turismo as the sole 6 Series model.

Today’s 6 Series coupé and cabriolet will be indirectly replaced by the 8 Series coupé and cabriolet due in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
I guess its a case of higher the model number, higher the premium.

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3 series GT is ugly and so is this one. 3 series GT does not have a spare tyre, how about this one?
3 series GT does get a space saver now, atleast from the late 2016. Not a full sized one but a space saver for sure. All BMWs in India now for that matter. Not sure of the M cars.
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3 series GT does get a space saver now, atleast from the late 2016. Not a full sized one but a space saver for sure. All BMWs in India now for that matter. Not sure of the M cars.
So the BMWs now come with spare wheel well under the boot floor? Or they just give you a space saver that has to be kept in the boot just like any other luggage?
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So the BMWs now come with spare wheel well under the boot floor? Or they just give you a space saver that has to be kept in the boot just like any other luggage?
Depends on the model, With the 3GT the space saver spare wheel is put in a cover and it is fastened to the boot floor with straps. Yes it does eat a major amount of boot space in terms of GT however in case of the upcoming models I believe it'll be surely under the boot floor as it's the case with the new G30 5er. The X series cars also have spare under the boot.
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All these GTs are damn ugly, but they're helping BMW in terms of sales. I was speaking to someone from BMW marketing last week and he mentioned how sales of the ugly 3-Series GT (and new X1) are helping their volumes.

The 5-Series has no answer to the E-Class' enormous rear legroom. That's why BMW is bringing the 6 GT to India. Certainly helps that Mercedes has no GT variants.
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The 5-Series has no answer to the E-Class' enormous rear legroom. That's why BMW is bringing the 6 GT to India. Certainly helps that Mercedes has no GT variants.
In a way - that is an issue.

When someone says GT - one instantly thinks of a sportier version, not a more practical version of the car.
A family member refused to look at the BMW 3GT just for this reason, because they were so sure that it will not fit their criteria. Ended up getting the E250d instead.

Given there is a 5 series LWB for China (IIRC), why not bring that in to close the gap; and just launch the GT as an addition to the line up instead of promoting it as an E Class competitor?
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BMW released their promotional video explaining the new 6GT.
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Looks (obviously) are subjective but i feel the 6 GT seems fine given its longer proportion compared to the younger GT siblings... The new 8 though is a beauty with real menacing (stealth) looks !
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Spotted the BMW 6GT in flesh today @ BMW Welt;
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Definitely looks better than the outgoing 5GT specially in this M-Sport trim
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