First of all I have to say, the previous 5 series GT was the most ugliest car BMW has ever made. It was the most hideous cars I have ever encountered. But BMW has come to redeem itself with their newest car the 6 series Gran Turismo. We can forgive BMW because it now looks a bit nicer than it’s predecessor. It’s much wider and longer and much lighter than the 5 GT. It takes the emblem of the BMW GT series but with much more appealing good looks. The 6 series GT is much more of a grown up compared to it’s predecessor as it has all the looks that we can accept.
The 6 series GT might be the last breed of the six series range as the 6 series coupé, convertible and gran coupé might be replaced by the upcoming 8 series range. Surely the 6 GT will stay longer as it has been recently introduced by BMW. Now on to engine choices. Now the engines vary with the kind of trim model that you go for. It can either be these three:
- 630i GT- 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine producing 190 kW and 400 N•m of torque
- 640i GT- 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line petrol engine producing 250 kW and 450 N•m of torque
- 630d GT- 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel engine producing 195 kW and 620 N•m of torque
Those ones are engine options and they all come with a Eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard. We will only talk about the big dog the 640i GT. The 640i GT can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds which is pretty fast. Top speed is obviously electronically limited to 250 km/h. Now there are three trim levels to choose from, Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport.
Now the changes that it has gained is the exterior, interior and everything else. You can expect a much more large kidney grille and the LED lights similar to those of the 7 series and a more beefy body. The interior has been revised and now as standard you get the BMW digital dials. The iDrive system is of a higher version and happily that also comes as standard on all models. BMW connected drive is also offered on all models.
The suspension has had some upgrades too. There is change in the chassis and a self-levelling air suspension at the rear guarantees great ride quality. If it’s not comfy for you, you can get the optional Adaptive suspension which makes the car gilde very smoothly. One cool feature is that when the car is in Sport Mode, it is automatically lowered by 10mm but you can still do that manually if you wish to.
Reason why it has been Nominated?
It is a huge step up from BMW’s previous ugly 5 GT model. The 6 GT has that unique presence to it and I think it might give it’s rivals like the Mercedes Benz CLS and The New Audi A7 a really tough derby. It is quite refined and very good to live with.