BMW is hard at work revamping its future lineup by making some bold decisions. In the last few months we’ve heard about BMW’s plans to phase out the 6 Series family as we know it in favor of a new 8 Series lineup. Furthermore, the Bavarians are allegedly working on a Porsche 911 competitor which might get a 6 Series badge on it.
But according to our source, a bigger surprise is in store for us. The new G32 5 Series Gran Turismo might move up in class and actually be sold under the 6 Series GT badge. The new premium GT would range from the 620d to 640d – for diesels – and 630i to 640i – petrol, with 640i xDrive the only U.S. model planned initially.
Previous reports said the future 5 Series GT – or now potentially 6 Series GT – is far sleeker-looking car than the current model with the same proportions as the first generation, but with design cues imported from current BMW models – the headlights flow into the kidney grille, the sporty character line sits across the side of the car, while the slopping roof line meets an appealing boot design.
Inside BMW will stay true to its classy, sporty and premium design, but with a new touch. We expected to see a redesigned dashboard with the free-standing LCD display and tons of premium features currently found in higher-end models – like the new 7 Series.
What we can’t confirm at the moment is whether the GT variant will be unveiled this year along with the sedan which is scheduled to have a soft unveil this year, followed by a world debut at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.