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New BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo revealed as replacement for the 5 GT

Auto Express logo Auto Express 13/06/2017 Jonathan Burn

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo - front

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo - front
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This is the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, a replacement for the 5 GT with a new name to reflect the ‘major step forward’ the car is claimed to have made.

BMW says the 6 GT is now better to drive, more comfortable and more efficient than before and will make its debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. It will launch in the UK in November, costing from £46,810. Prices rise to £57,570 for top-spec models.

The 6 Series is 87mm longer and 21mm lower than the 5 GT, while a total of 64mm have been shaved off the height of the rear end to give a more athletic stance.

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Despite that, the German brand claims the 6 GT weighs 150kg less than before and there is now more space inside for passengers. Boot capacity has increased by 20 litres to 610 litres, while folding the 40:20:40 split rear bench increases space to 1,800 litres – a 100-litre improvement.

In the UK, three engines will be offered from launch: two petrol and one diesel. The petrol options are the 630i and 640i, which use a 255bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo and more potent 335bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo respectively. The only diesel option is a 630d powered by a 263bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine. BMW’s xDrive four-wheel-drive system is available on all but the entry-level petrol model.

As with the 5 Series, only SE and M Sport trims will be offered, but all models feature self-levelling air-suspension on the rear axle. Two-axle air-suspension plus adaptive dampers are available as an option. 

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