Say hello to BMW’s new 6 Series crossover – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017


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BMW 6 Series
GT.

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On Tuesday, BMW’s 6 Series family of coupe models received a new
sibling.

The 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is a four-door,
crossover-style hatchback that will replace the company’s
outgoing 5 Series Gran Turismo. 

“The all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo  is an
eye-catching statement, packaged into a flowing, sculptural
design language which gives the car a modern and sporty feel,”
BMW Group Design senior vice president Adrian van Hooydonk said
in a statement. 

The 6 Series GT is
reportedly based on BMW’s
China-only long-wheel-base 5 Series
sedan. 

However, the new GT comes with a series of significant
improvements. These include upgraded active aerodynamics in
the front grille, behind the front wheels, and at the rear of the
car. In addition, BMW optimized the weight of the GT by upping
the aluminum and high-strength steel content in the body and
chassis.


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Inside, the name of the game is high tech and roominess. Up
front, the 6 GT is equipped with a 10.25-inch high definition
display running the the latest iteration of BMW’s iDrive
infotainment system along with a 16 speaker, 1,400 watt Bowers
& Wilkins Diamond surround sound system. In addition, the GT
is available with a high definition head-up display and BMW’s
gesture control technology. 

The raised seating in the roomy rear cabin is indicative of the
GT’s people hauling identity.

“The raised seating position ensures an imperious brand of
driving
pleasure, and the luxurious levels of space
provide everything you need for a relaxing journey,” van Hooydonk
said. 


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In the US, the GT will be available only in the form of the
all-wheel-drive 640i xDrive. Under the hood of the 640 will be a
335 horsepower, 3.0 liter, TwinPower turbocharged inline-six
cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automative transmission
sending power to all four wheels. 

According to BMW, the 640i xDrive GT can hit 60 mph in just 5.1
seconds. 

The 2018 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo is expected to arrive in
showrooms this fall with a starting price of $69,700.


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