BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 2
First production year: 2017
Engines: Mild hybrid diesel, Mild hybrid, Diesel, Gasoline
Body style: Hatchback
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The fourth generation of the 6-Series Gran Turismo made a good impression in 2017 when it was introduced. In 2020 BMW announced the facelifted version for it.

The facelift came into the challenging 2020 year with the world pandemic situation when all the countries faced economic difficulties. The 6-Series GT was more the successor of the 5-Series GT rather than the lines of the 6-Series, but following the new naming system from the German car-maker, it had to bear an even number. It was a 5-door hatchback in coupe-style.

Both front- and rear-end shapes were refined to reflect the BMW design language. The clear geometry formed by a small number of lines provided a vivid showcase for the car's presence. The new kidney grille and headlights made a striking impression. The grille was wider and taller, maybe too big for the car's front area. The LED headlights with matrix function and non-dazzling high beam were fitted as standard while the laserlight for both beams was offered as an option. The front and rear aprons were re-shaped with narrower and taller side-intakes at the front and integrated exhausts in the back.

Inside, the 6-Series GT offered enough room for up to five passengers and 600 liters (21.1 cu-ft) of trunk space. It was more than the non-facelifted version. The driving post was surrounded by the center stack and the center console, with a tilted touch-screen display placed on top of the dashboard. The instrument cluster featured a complete digital display.

BMW installed new Euro 6d engines under the 6-GT's hood. All versions were fitted with the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. It was available with a rear or all-wheel-drive. Power ranged between 190 hp for the base, inline-four, engine and was raised up to 340 hp for the inline-six turbodiesel unit. All versions were fitted with a mild-hybrid system.

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BMW pulled the plug for the 5 Series GT and replaced it with the 6 Series Gran Turismo in 2017 for those willing to have a more spacious vehicle but didn't want an X5.

The German automaker shuffled its nameplates, and thus the 5 Series GT was replaced by the 6 Series Gran Turismo (GT), and, at the same time, the 6 Series lineup was replaced by the 8 Series in both Coupe and Gran Coupe (four-door coupe) versions. But regardless of these naming changes, the 6 Series GT proved to be an excellent companion for those who needed to travel long distances comfortably. And it also provided a higher ground clearance than a 7 Series.

Even though it was based on the same CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform as the 5 Series (G30), the 6 Series GT sported a different design. Its headlights were swept-back and slightly raised on the front fenders. Still, the front bumper resembled the one mounted by the automaker on the G30, with a broad grille and side scoops that hosted the LED fog lamps. From its sides, the long roof and the sloped-down tailgate tried to resemble the shape of a coupe, and it did that better than the 5 Series GT. In addition, the frameless doors and the darkened B- and C-posts amplified the look of a long coupe.

The interior was extremely spacious, competing with its famous brother, the X5. At the front, the bolstered bucket seats were available with either fabric or quilted leather and multiple electric adjustments. On the instrument panel, the automaker installed digital dials, while the dashboard sported the infotainment screen mounted in a floating position, like in the 5 Series. In the back, there was plenty of room for three occupants, and even electric adjustments for the backseat were offered as an option.

BMW chose a wide engine range to power this long-range cruiser, with either gasoline or diesel powerplants paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Power went to the rear or in all corners, depending on the options.

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