Upcoming BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo spotted on the Autobahn

6-series, Spy Photos | April 25th, 2017 by 16
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This Fall, BMW will unveil their first BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, essentially the successor of the often criticized 5 Series GT, but with a …

This Fall, BMW will unveil their first BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, essentially the successor of the often criticized 5 Series GT, but with a new nameplate.The successor to the current 5 Series GT uses the long wheelbase of the 5 Series, which is only available in China, and will almost surpass the five-meter mark. This gives the 6 GT the best prerequisites for a more elegant roofing line, which justifies the rise of the concept in the 6 Series and eliminates the biggest criticism of the first generation: many potential customers could not make friends with the rear design of ​​the Gran Turismo.

The slightly longer length and a slightly flatter roof line ensures that the rear end can be drawn much more dynamically and thus more pleasing than before.

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BMW will position the 6 Series GT between the 5 Series and 7 Series and, luckily, it will borrow a thing or two from both of them. From the former it will take the engine line-up, with worldwide models of the GT ranging from the 620d to the 650i and even a plug-in hybrid or two. From the 7er, comfort features and luxury items will make their way into the cabin of the 6er.

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As expected, the BMW 620d GT, which will be the first BMW 6 Series to be equipped with a four-cylinder engine, is the entry model. The BMW 630i GT also comes with four cylinders, all other models available for market launch are powered by straight-six-cylinder engines. With a slight delay, the BMW M650i GT with V8-Biturbo is likely to close the engine range to the top.

As expected, the BMW 620d GT, which will be the first BMW 6 Series to be equipped with a four-cylinder engine, marks the entry. The BMW 630i GT also comes with four cylinders, all other models available for market launch are powered by straight-six-cylinder engines. With a slight delay, the BMW M650i GT with V8-Biturbo is likely to close the engine range to the top.

BMW is expected to unveil the 6 Series GT at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

[Photos: Jeremi Stogniew]

16 responses to “Upcoming BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo spotted on the Autobahn”

  1. Giom says:

    Looks considerably wider than before. Can’t wait!

  2. IN77 says:

    Another piggish car? Bmw should not produce these cars and definitely ruin the 6 series…

  3. Khumo says:

    If it’s true that they’re discontinuing the rest of the 6 series range, then it would be nice if they could keep the M6 and have it built from scratch by BMW M.

  4. Bmwuk says:

    It wont be 6 series. It will be 5 series gt for sure info confirmed. Plus it wouldnt make sense

    • JRobUSC says:

      The 5GT and 6GC are being combined into the 6GT. The same will happen with the next 3GT and 4GC being combined into the 4GT.

      • bmwuk says:

        but the front looks too familiar to 5 series, i know that entire model range is planned to look similar but there always are bigger and smaller differences. Only unveiling of this model will encourage me to this statement

        • JRobUSC says:

          I’m not trying to encourage or discourage you, and I don’t disagree. It looks like a 5-series from the front, and only the unveiling will show if it looks like a viable CLS/A7 competitor like the 6GC was before it. I certainly am hoping it’s more like a spacious 6GC than a newer 5GT. Regardless, it’s going to be called the 6GT, and the next 3GT/4GC will be called the 4GT.

  5. Brooke Clyde says:

    This should cause a run on the 2018 GC! :-)

  6. Black335GT says:

    I have the same problem with this car as I have with my 3GT; the greenhouse is far too upright and bulbous. It’s not that noticeable unless you look at it from the front, but then it’s a major eyesore. They gotta figure out a way to get that down closer to the sedans.

  7. Central Lifestyle says:

    Either a gimmick or “bait and switch” move by changing the name plate to a 6er and discontinuing the true 6er models. Not impressed. Shanghai Motor show, Merc (and even Audi who I dislike a lot) came out and showed concept designs of their upcoming vehicles. BMW? No where to be found. Merc (and even Audi who I dislike very much) got halo cars and even want to build more halo cars and have empowered their performance divisions (AMG and Audi Sport) to be more stand alone. BMW? No halo car and M division is still as conservative as ever. And they wonder why their car sales figures are falling behind sales from Merc (and even Audi who I really really dislike)

  8. A.F.S. says:

    No longer able to build a new 650i 2dr. Coupe on BMW USA website….tried yesterday. Not an option ( unless I am missing something)? Anyone have any info on this? Cars.com states there are only 35 2dr. Coupes in the entire Unites States! Any info would be appreciated..

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