BMW dropped a fresh gallery of the new 6-Series Gran Turismo, a more practical sibling of the 5-Series sedan with a five-door hatchback body.
Replacing the old and frankly weird 5-Series GT, the new 6-Series GT offers a much more easily digested shape as the new model comes with more natural proportions, thanks to the increased length, a lower coupe-like roofline and a reshaped rear end.
The new BMW 6-Series GT indeed looks better but we still have some hard time figuring out why would someone buy one of these instead of a 5-Series Touring or an X5 but apparently this sort of bodystyle has proven to be popular in the ever-important Asian market.
Compared to its predecessor, the new 6-Series GT is also 150kg lighter on average, thanks to the adoption of the CLAR platform while the new shape of the car is also considerably more aerodynamic that before. Combined with the new and more efficient range of engines, BMW claims that the new 6-Series GT is not only quicker off the line but also up to 15 percent more fuel efficient.
Open the frameless doors and the dashboard looks almost the same with the 5-Series, featuring the latest iDrive infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display, gesture control and more. The difference is that the 6-Series GT comes with a higher driving position and three full-size seats in the rear, with electrically-operated ones that also recline an option.
The range of available turbo engines includes a 258hp 2.0-liter inline four (630i), a 340hp 3.0-liter straight-six (640i) which can also be had with xDrive all-wheel drive and a 265hp 3.0-liter diesel straight-six (630d), also available with xDrive as well. Finally there’s the 320hp 3.0-liter diesel in the 640d which is only available with all-wheel drive as standard.
The new BMW 6-Series GT also adopts the latest range of driver assistance systems, including the semi-autonomous Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go, steering and lane control assistant, side collision warning and more.