BMW unveils new 6 Series Gran Turismo

BMW has unveiled the new 6 Series Gran Turismo, which will be a successor to the 5 Series GT. Like all other Gran Turismo models in BMW's portfolio, the new 6 Series GT adorns a four-door layout with a coupe-like sloping roofline.

The new 6 Series GT is built using aluminium and high-strength steel in the chassis components as well as the body panels. This has helped BMW to shave off around 150 kg from the car's weight. BMW claims that the lower weight, along with enhanced aerodynamics, has made the new 6 Series GT around 15% more fuel efficient than its predecessor.

The 6 Series GT is 5,091 mm long and 1,902 mm wide. While the length has been increased by 87 mm, the width of the car has been kept unchanged. However, the height has been lowered by 21 mm as the car is now 1,538 mm tall. The front end is characterized by a large kidney grille, flanked on either side by LED headlamps. The side profile shows the sloping roof line that merges with the tail to give a coupe-like silhouette. The tail section has been lowered by 64 mm, in order to give a more planted look to the car's rear.

The 6 Series Grand Turismo will be available with a variety of TwinPower Turbo engines, mated to an 8-speed Steptronic gearbox as standard. Engine options on offer include 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol unit with 255 BHP and 400 Nm on the 630i, a 3.0-liter inline-six petrol with 335 BHP and 450 Nm on the 640i and a 3.0-liter, inline-six diesel on the 630d that is rated at 262 BHP and 620 Nm. The xDrive all-wheel drive system is available on the 3.0-liter equipped models.

Features on offer with the 6 Series GT include active cruise control, lane departure warning, cross traffic warning, collision and pedestrian warning, crossing traffic warning, crossroads warning, wrong way warning and side collision warning. The car can also be opted with an optional Remote-Control Parking feature.

The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo will make its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It will go on sale in international markets in November 2017.

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