BMW is no stranger when it comes to breaking the barrier, it’s other models certainly know so. While more than just a concept car, the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is the first of its kind ever for the 6 Series range. The BMW 6 Series GT brings all of the best things about luxury sports cars under one roof — comfort, functionality, design, and performance.
Veering away from its two-door coupe bodykit, the BMW 6 Series GT features a four-door kit, which won the prestigious EuroCar Body Award in 2017. Also known as the BMW 630i GT, the car is designed with BMW’s EfficientLightweight technology, allowing it to trim on its excess weight using aluminium and high-strength steel types for the body and chassis. This makes its overall weight an approximately 150kg lighter than its predecessor.
Its design also allows for better aerodynamics, thanks to an active air flap control alongside air curtains, air breathers, and an active rear spoiler. This is deployed when the BMW 6 Series GT hits 110kph and assists in lowering the drag coefficient.
The BMW 6 Series GT will also be a lot easier to handle, thanks to the improvements made to its chassis. Its dynamic damper control improves the overall comfort when in motion while enhancing the driving experience. The BMW 6 Series GT can also be manually lowered or heightened, all with a push of a button. It can go as high as 20mm to navigate through dirt tracks or steel ramps. The car can also be lowered by 10mm automatically when SPORT mode is activated through the Driving Experience Control module. It will also be automatically lowered when the car clocks in 120kph to reduce drag.
Carrying the Gran Turismo name, one can guess that the BMW 6 Series GT is built for speed. It’s TwinPower Turbo engine partners up with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, giving it 258hp with 400Nm of torque. It’s capable of hitting a century in just 6.3 seconds while being fuel efficient, guzzling only 6.6-litres per 100km. All this is supported by 20-inch M light-alloy double-spoke wheels.
The interior, on the other hand, places heavy emphasis on the driver, providing exemplary ergonomics alongside total control of the display and operation of the vehicle. This ranges from its navigation to the infotainment and even communication functions. iDrive is also present in the BMW 6 Series GT, complete with a touch-sensitive controller at the centre console. Its control display is now a touchscreen, giving greater versatility to the driver. The cherry on top however, goes to the Harman Kardon surround sound system that’s put in place, providing a top-notch audio quality.
The BMW 6 Series GT also has a driving assistance system with the use of a stereo camera, radar, and ultrasonic sensors. This allows the car to detect possible dangers and impacts before it even happens. Safety warnings such as lane departure, lane change, collision and pedestrian, crossing traffic, and speed limits are also put in place.
You can now get your hands on your very own BMW 6 Series GT this Saturday, 8th September 2018 at the starting price of RM450,000. It comes in four distinct colourways, mainly Alpine White, Bluestone, Carbon Black, and Sophisto Grey. All this is matched with its Dakota Black interior leather, or one can opt for the Dakota Cognac leather interior if you’re going for the Carbon Black or Sophisto Grey option.