On the 10th November 2017, BMW unveiled the first-ever 6 Series Gran Turismo at the travelling BMW Pavilion.

The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

Design

At first glance, the luxury sedan is more aesthetically pleasing than the 5 Series, but it still falls short of its 7 Series cousin.

The front end has a distinctive, powerful appearance, and BMW’s signature sporting elegance is reinforced through the familiar long bonnet and set-back positioning of the cabin.

On the inside, BMW has been significantly generous with the passenger compartment – Passengers at the rear are offered legroom of barely less than 10cm shorter than that of the 7 Series.

The elegant rear view of the 6 Series

Specifications

The base model, 630i, comes with a two-litre petrol engine, has a top speed of 250 km/h and will get you from 0-100 km/h in a whopping 6.3 seconds. If you want something quicker, the 640i can do the same in 5.3 seconds.

A four-cylinder petrol engine and an eight-speed Steptronic transmission allows for torque at 400 Nm at 1,550 – 4,400 rpm. For a car its size, I garner that’s decently impressive.

Features

The dashboard of the 6 Series

The 6 Series GT offers the usual heads-up display, which displays crucial information like your current speed and the directions prominently and conveniently.

Important safety features include the Parking Assistant and Lane Change Assistant, as well as the Collision and Pedestrian Warning. Well, just know that while luxury is key, safety is not compromised either.

The luxury car also comes with the Parking Assistant feature, which does the work of maneuvering into the parking lot for you. Although you can also use the Remote Control Parking feature with your Display Key to get in and out of parking spaces, but I heard that works a tad too slow, so that’s something the German automaker may want to look at.

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