BMW 6 Series GT will arrive in 2018

Rumors | October 20th, 2016 by 32
2018 BMW M6 GT Gran Turismo Entwurf X Tomi Design 750x500

The BMW 5 Series GT as we know it, it’s dead. Instead, BMW will be launching a more luxurious and sportier 6 Series GT model. …

The BMW 5 Series GT as we know it, it’s dead. Instead, BMW will be launching a more luxurious and sportier 6 Series GT model. The successor of the sometimes unfairly criticized 5 Series Gran Turismo is scheduled to arrive in 2018.

Compared to the first generation of the Gran Turismo, which is often criticized for its design, the long wheelbase and the comparatively high seating position are now to be merged into a much more harmonious overall package. The folks at X-Tomi Design decided to take a shot at imagining what the new 6 Series GT could look like in 2018, for both the regular model and the M-version of it.

2018 BMW 6er GT Gran Turismo Entwurf X Tomi Design 750x499

Without a doubt, the drawings are inspired from the recently unveiled 5 Series Sedan and we believe, they are just too close to home. We expect the 6 Series Gran Turismo to have its own identity and independent look, with more luxurious lines, worthy of the GT name. The new 6 GT should be 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.

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.

2018 BMW M6 GT Gran Turismo Entwurf X Tomi Design 750x500

Inside BMW will stay true to its classy, sporty and premium design, but with a new touch. We anticipate 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.

With the current 6 Series Coupe and Gran Coupe moving up in class, the 6 Series GT might be the only model offered by BMW in the 6 Series family.

32 responses to “BMW 6 Series GT will arrive in 2018”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    It better stop trying to be a crossover and ditch the ugly design

  2. Fritz says:

    But how is the 5GT as we know it dead, when this car was spotted a few months ago? All these rumors are becoming confusing for my tiny brain.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d81871582066974f1ee10b3a623fe501e1143cc961a0c648dcad5ce1dafac3c.jpg

    • Andrewthecarguy says:

      I think this car, as spotted is the next 5GT, only the name is now 6GT. The picture from BMWBLOG is a render: imagined by an artist but nothing officially from BMW. So the shape, while nice cannot be trusted. Expect the 5GT to continue to look like it does now, only the name is 5GT. Same way the 3 Series coupe became a 4.

      • Fritz says:

        I’m starting to think that it is all unfounded BS. Let’s face it, some rumors of the last months even conflict with each other.

        • Andrewthecarguy says:

          Perhaps. But I have heard the same news from several outlets. It’s what most people felt when the rumor first surfaced that the 3 coupe will be named a 4. Ditto Z3 to Z4 so I wouldn’t put it past BMW at all.

  3. Tunmishe Oke says:

    BMW have lost the plot. Why have so many models and lose the true spirit of your brand; ultimately driving. You get so confused now, trying to keep pace with the different iterations and I am sure after a while it will start affecting the design and maintenance aspects of the marque.

    • jason bourne says:

      Yup… Dilution of the brand, and essentially, The Ultimate Driving Machine credo.

    • Andrewthecarguy says:

      I see it differently. BMW must be competitive to stay alive. The Panamera and the Cayenne are downright abominations in theory.
      I have driven/owned the ‘weird’ bimmers (GT/GC/X6) and though they are definitely niche, they are true driving machines.
      There is something uncanny about driving the X6. You feel extra-ordinary. GT and GC too.

  4. hosen says:

    Can we compare BMW GT models with Audi All Roads and MB All Terrains?

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      No because it’s not the same idea

    • Andrewthecarguy says:

      No. BMW GT models are unique in the market. Mush like Mercedes’ CLS Shooting break is unique as well. The idea is a roomy luxurious conveyance that is neither an SUV/cross-over nor a sedan but rather a blend of all.

    • Fritz says:

      I don’t think so. The Audi All Roads are basically elevated Avant’s. Same thing with the E Class All Terrain. BMW does not have the equivalent.

      For the time being the 6 Series can be considered as direct competition of the Panamera, despite certain differences.

  5. John says:

    So it’s like a 6 series Panamera?

  6. Andrewthecarguy says:

    So does this mean the 3GT will become a 4GT?
    That will mean: 4GC, 4GT and X4 looking like height adjustments on the same design.

  7. jason bourne says:

    Bring the 1-Series hatchback to the U.S. instead… NOW.

  8. Central Lifestyle says:

    It’s a lie ! The upcoming 5 series GT was spotted in disguise just few weeks ago on numerous test drives. There will be a 6 series GT, which will compete with Porsche’s Panamera, but there will also still be a 5 series GT. With that said, expect a 4 series GT sometime in the future too.

  9. Qwe says:

    Whats the diffrence between gran coupe and gt?

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