2018 BMW 6 series GT testing hard at the Nurburgring

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This Fall, BMW will bring to the market their model of the refreshed 6 Series family. The 6er Gran Turismo will take over from the …

This Fall, BMW will bring to the market their model of the refreshed 6 Series family. The 6er Gran Turismo will take over from the 5 Series GT and, at least for a while, it will be the only 6 Series model offered to customers.

From a Munich perspective, the new BMW 6 Series GT is the largest new product of the year 2017 – at least in relation to the length of the vehicle. 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.

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This gives the 6 GT the best prerequisites for a more elegant roofing line and eliminates the biggest criticism of the first generation: its design.

But the design is only half the story with the new GT, its performance is equally important. 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.

Between the four-cylinder and eight-cylinder BMW places several models with six cylinders in the 6 GT series, whereby the BMW 630d GT – at least in Europe – will play the main role. On the other hand, the BMW 640i GT with the B58 engine is probably the best-selling model in the world. Customers in the U.S. and China are still not interested in diesel engines. The BMW M650d GT with quadturbo diesel is not yet fully endorsed, but from a technical point of view, there is no corresponding offer from the competitors.

And this video from Nurburgring comes to prove that BMW has put together a well-balanced tourer that can take on the track as well, if and when needed.

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