BMW’s second and improved generation 6 Series Gran Turismo landed today in Frankfurt for the largest car show of the year. This new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is based off of the same scalable architecture that underpins the BMW 5 Series, 7 Series and upcoming 8 Series. This means that it uses lightweight materials as much as possible and will feature all new technology that the current car simply cannot have.
From the front, it’s clear that this new 6 Series Gran Turismo share familial attributes with the 5 Series. Both the grilles and headlights are almost identical to the 5er, apart from being a bit bigger.
Where this car differs mostly from the 5 Series GT it ultimately replaces is in its silhouette. From the side, the new 6 Series GT is far sportier and more aggressive, with its coupe-like styling and sweeping roofline. It’s better looking than the 5 Series GT, but that isn’t saying much. While it isn’t exactly pretty, this new 6er GT, it’s a decently handsome car that is sure to find homes in many American driveways.
Out back, the taillights look similar to the new 5 Series’ just a big bloated. It has a pretty typical rump for a BMW Gran Turismo model, especially with the now-expected active rear spoiler.
While the outside is a bit odd looking, the inside is every bit as brilliant as the new 5 Series. The materials are rich, the design and ergonomics are spot on and the technology is superb. It’s also most certainly a car that’s been designed to accommodate families and luggage, rather than being a sporty cockpit.
For 6 Series GT duty, the interior comes as-standard with Dakota Leather, rather than being an optional extra on most BMWs. Quilted Nappa Leather is available in Ivory White, Black and Mocha, as well.
The market launch will be underway in November 2017, when there will initially be a choice of three engines from the BMW Group’s latest generation of power units.
The all-new BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo will be available at showrooms in the fall starting at $69,700 plus $995 Destination and Handling.