Video: 2019 BMW 6 Series GT Goes Out for Testing

5 Series, 6 Series, Videos | April 22nd, 2017 by 7
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News of an impending and irreversible death of the 6 Series range as we know it hit us back in late 2016. It was a …

News of an impending and irreversible death of the 6 Series range as we know it hit us back in late 2016. It was a sad day made a bit better only by the fact that there would be a new 8 Series coming out soon to take over where the 6 Series left off. However, there were also confusing reports about a possible BMW 6 Series GT showing up all over the internet.

At first, even we were taken aback for a second. Could it be that BMW planned to drop the beautiful 6 Series Coupe and Convertible – not to mention the Gran Coupe – to make way for a peculiar-looking 6 Series GT?

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BMW 6 Series GT Rendering

As the video below clearly shows, BMW is working on a Gran Turismo. Apparently this will be part of the 6 Series indeed and it will be the only car wearing a 6 on the boot, at least for a while. There’s also a good explanation why this will happen, as a revival of the 8 Series is planned for the near future. Yes, we’ll see the 850i nameplate return in Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe guises.

Unlike the 6 Series, which tried to do all things right, from being comfortable to proving its worth on a track, the 8 Series will cater only to one of these categories. Luxury and comfort will be at home inside it, the car basically being a Coupe version of the 7 Series, that would go against the likes of the S-Class Coupe and Convertible models currently unchallenged in the market.

That leaves us with the 6 Series GT in 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.

Production for the 6 Series GT, which will be available in the US at first only as a 640i xDrive model, will kick off in 2018. With the F07 5 Series going out of production this June that would leave us without a Gran Turismo version for about a year, in case you were thinking of getting one.

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7 responses to “Video: 2019 BMW 6 Series GT Goes Out for Testing”

  1. Giom says:

    Its been said a couple of times already, but why couldn’t the 6 series remained unchanged – being a sportier coupé 5 series (as its always been – Audi actually got the formula from BMW) and create a new segment aka, the 8 series being a sportier 7 series Coupé. There’s space for both. What’s now gonna be called the 6 series GT, should really have been called the 7 series GT… being a four door and all. I liked the apple cart as it was…

  2. rennsport4.4TV8 says:

    Abort that abomination.

  3. d'Leki says:

    I wish bmw 6 series looked more like 3.0 csl hommage. It would be amazing and it would make a point because 3.0 csl was predecessor of 6 series

  4. Chin Livepuzzler says:

    There will be no new 6 series for at least 10 years. They stopped making the first generation in 1989 as they was sending the 8 series in the same year. same story.

    Maybe they will be no new model of the 6 series at all. The new 8 series looks pretty damn good.

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