The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo combines the long-distance comfort of a luxury sedan with the aesthetic appeal of a coupe. Its design embodies a rigorous process of development which has elevated both the functional strengths of this body concept and the car's sense of sporting elegance to new heights.

A generously-sized, flexible-use interior, striking looks, supreme ride comfort and a luxurious feeling of space are among the features that made the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo - the new car's predecessor and the first of its kind - unique. These attributes have been honed to a new level for the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo and are complemented by stretched proportions, significantly more dynamic lines and a muscular surface treatment.

An increased exterior length and a reduction in height give the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo dynamically stretched proportions, ensuring an elegantly sporty appearance. Thanks to exhaustive optimization of the cabin's packaging, the interior offers greater headroom despite the lower vehicle height.

Among the other characteristic features of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo are its long bonnet, the set-back positioning of the cabin, doors with frameless windows, and a slim window graphic extending well into the rear end. The large BMW kidney grille underlines the muscular presence of the front end. The headlight units extend all the way up to the kidneys, creating a continuous band that accentuates the car's width.

The large BMW kidney grille underlines the muscular presence of the front end. The headlight units extend all the way up to the kidneys, creating a continuous band that accentuates the car's width. Their light rings display the focused look familiar from other BMW models. This styling characteristic takes on an even more expressive status if the optional Adaptive LED Headlights are specified. Also included in the Adaptive LED Headlights' range of functionality are variable light distribution, adaptive and cornering lights, and BMW Selective Beam anti-dazzle high beam with a range of up to 500 meters.

When the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is viewed from the side, its elongated proportions and precise surface design catch the eye. Its ground clearance is further emphasized by the shaded surfaces above the side skirts. The Air Breathers and side skirts form a single unit and team up to enhance the stretched feel of the silhouette.

Horizontal lines, sharp edges and heavily tapering surfaces help to magnify the width of the rear and therefore the sporting stature of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. It is an impression strengthened by the slim rear window and rear lights positioned well to the outside. In addition to the customary BMW L-shape, the light units also display a unique three-dimensional surface design.

The line-up of engines available for the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo feature cutting-edge TwinPower Turbo technology and team up with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit in the new BMW 630i Gran Turismo delivers a maximum output of 258 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm, propelling it from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. The BMW 640i Gran Turismo generates 340 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm from its 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, enabling the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, while the new BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo is a tick faster at 5.3 seconds.

A combination of intelligent lightweight engineering and increased use of aluminium and high-strength steel grades for body and chassis components removes an average weight of around 150 kilograms. The low-slung silhouette of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo also benefits its aerodynamic efficiency, which has been further improved. Active air flap control brings additional louvres for the BMW kidney grille, which only opens when extra cooling is required. The underbody section is almost fully enclosed. Air Curtains in the lower air intake at the front of the car and Air Breathers behind the front wheels reduce turbulence. In addition, the active rear spoiler automatically extends and retracts based on speed which helps to reduce lift.

From the launch of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo customers can choose from the Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport package equipment lines as an alternative to standard specification. Their precisely coordinated design and equipment features shine a particularly bright spotlight on either the car's sporting potential or its inherent elegance.

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