BMW is increasing their marketing efforts in creating more hype around the next generation 6 Series. If until recently most of the BMW related news were focusing on the 2011 5 Series, the past few weeks have been all about the upcoming, redesigned 6 Series family. Just a month ago, we learned for the first time that BMW will expand the Gran Turismo family by adding a premium 4-door sports car vehicle labeled as BMW 6 Series GT.
Today, a rendering of what it looks like a 4-dour coupe-like BMW model was released onto the Germancarzone forum. Even though no other details are known at this time, the car in the image seems to fit the 6GT profile.
The 6 GT will be a “progression” of a sports coupe vehicle and it will be the first BMW coupe with a hatchback and four doors. We expect to see frameless suicide doors at the rear, as seen on the Mazda RX-8. BMW 6 Series GT will have a different look when compared to the 6er Coupe and Convertible with a wider grille and headlights which sit above the grille positioned on each corner.
The headlights when looked at from the side are heavily raked into the front wings to give a more dynamic sporty look. The typical 6 Series flared wheel arches remain intact and will retain the 6ers muscular proportions.
GT 6 will be all about dynamics, performance and style and BMW looks at the new Porsche Panamera as a competitor.
There will be several engine options, from a single gasoline V8 Twin-Turbo engine to a Hybrid and six cylinder diesel engine. It is being said that the M Division will offer their expertise as the car will offer unique potential.
If you’re wondering which customers will BMW target, then you should know that the ideal customers for the GT 6 will be the ones attracted by style and performance.
We should have more information for you over the course of the summer as more details emerge.[Source: GCZ ]