The 6 Series Gran Turismo is BMW’s luxurious take on the 5 Series Gran Turismo. BMW defines the new offering as a sporty performer with the same wheelbase, features and luxury as the 7 Series limousine.
The 6 Series is as long as the 7 Series. It is built on the same platform. The five-metre long 6 Series is a challenge to the sedan, coupe and crossover. Some models come with all-wheel drive.
With four-cylinder petrol engine and six-cylinder diesel engine, 6 Series has been designed to perform. Luxury is an added bonus. Only 630 A petrol models will be available in India initially.
The 6 Series is for those who regard the 7 Series as somewhat antiquated. The design oozes freshness. Doors without frames, glasses that glide to nowhere, bonnet that stretches out and the coupe look makes the car an eye candy. Drive it and you are hooked forever.
The 6 Series may be a novelty in India but BMW has been making cars in this style since 1974. What we have in India is the fourth generation of the 6 Series that has enthralled aficionados as coupes and convertibles. The latest car made its global debut at the end of last year.
From the adaptive BMW headlamps to the flat LED tail-lamps, the 6 Series is elegance personified. It is not as serious as the 7 Series. The stress is on sportiness. The energetic charms are reflected in the panoramic roof, 18-inch alloy wheels and the key that resembles a mobile phone touch screen.
The interiors of the car is a direct take from the 7 Series. The large leather seats can be adjusted to your taste. You could even make them body-hugging. There are two LED displays in the rear row. Rear seats can also be adjusted. The music system can be operated from the rear seats.
All four passengers can adjust the A/C as they wish.
Steering control is electronic. The gesture control system allows you to control the car with hand gestures. The passengers on the rear seats can opt for privacy by a switch-operated curtain. They can be sunshades as well.
Do not let the hunk intimidate the speed junkie in you. It packs a punch. It crosses 100 kilomtres/hour even before you count up to six. The 2-litre super turbo-charged petrol engine has a capacity of 258 Bhp. The air suspension offers you a smooth sail.
Yet the car offered fuel efficiency of nearly 10 kilometres per litre.
The safety features including the curtain airbags offers peace of mind. The parking assist is a godsend in difficult situations. The accurate 3D maps lets you reach your destination without fail. In the meantime, subject yourself to the 205 watts music from the 12 speakers.
Indian consumers have only one choice - The 630A Sport Line. It costs Rs 60.80 lakh, which is a bit of a stretch from the 5 Series. But you are getting the luxuries of the 7 Series, which costs from Rs 1.20 crore.
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