New BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo Is A 5-Series With A Big Trunk; Priced From $69,700

BMW has pulled the wraps off the new 6-Series Gran Turismo.

Set to replace the 5-Series GT, the 6-Series is a major improvement as designers have managed to address the key styling criticisms leveled against its predecessor. In order to accomplish this, the team stretched the car to measure 5,091mm (16.7 feet) long and reduced its height by 21mm (0.8 inches). The tailgate was also redesigned so it now sits 64mm (2.5 inches) lower than on the 5-Series GT.

Besides the new dimensions, the car has been equipped with a larger grille that is flanked by standard LED headlights. Other highlights include frameless windows, front fender vents, and wraparound taillights with three-dimensional styling elements.

The interior largely carries over from the 5-Series but the boot holds 610 liters (21.5 cubic feet) of luggage. That can be expanded to 1,800 liters (63.5 cubic feet) when the rear seats are electronically folded down via a button in the cargo compartment.

Besides the additional cargo capacity, the 6-Series GT boasts a freestanding 10.25-inch iDrive display with voice and gesture control. The car can also be equipped with a semi-autonomous driving system, a heads-up display, and electrically-adjustable rear comfort seats.

When the car is launched in November, it will be offered with three different engines, albeit not in all markets. The 630i Gran Turismo comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 258 PS (190 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which allows the hatchback to run from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.3 seconds.

Buyers looking for something more powerful can opt for the 640i Gran Turismo which has a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine developing 340 PS (250 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in as little as 5.3 seconds when equipped with the optional all-wheel drive system.

European diesel fans will be able to purchase the 630d Gran Turismo which comes with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine developing 265 PS (195 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque. It completes the dash to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds with all-wheel drive.

In the U.S., the all-new 2018 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo will be available at showrooms in the fall starting at $69,700 plus $995 destination and handling.

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  • Bo Hanan

    Redesigned with a bigger number-model-name should equate to an extra $20K price tag. No thank you.

    • Kaisuke971

      Well actually i’m surprised that the prices are pretty much positioned the same way in the range.

      • andy

        getting too close in price to a Model S.

        • Kaisuke971

          The target audiences are different.

  • KenjiK

    “Set to replace the 5-Series GT, the 6-Series GT is a major improvement
    as designers have managed to address the key styling criticisms leveled
    against its predecessor.”

    Sorry, they failed. The sketches look great. The actual car doesn’t.

    • Wis

      Exactly what I thought. Sketches actually looked amazing. The real car is again a disappointment, although undeniably better than the 5 series GT.

      • Zandit75

        Are they the right sketches??!! Perhaps they have leaked the new 6 series GranCoupe by accident?? I certainly hope so!

  • Stephen Baxter

    It does look better than the previous model, but not much. I’d rather have a slammed x4. (This is not to be read as “I want a slammed x4” 🙂

  • ediotsavant

    From some angles it looks like a Civic hatchback and the dashboard desidn reminds me of a Hyundai Sonata.

    • Kaisuke971

      The interior is classic BMW so it’s the other way around

  • Mark S

    I would have much rather seen a 6 series Gran Coupe.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    It looks like a Chevy impala with tacky cladding from the side.

  • klowik

    Audi A6 hatch back design is cleaner and still better. The creases and the irregular shaped tail light make it look a bit uncomfortable, The two squarish air intakes on the front grille look so awkward.

    • Zandit75

      Are you referring to the A7 Sportback?

      • seriously

        Its just A7 if youre going to be a troll at least be correct…….and clearly the A7 is a hatchback A6 no matter what Audi calls it or its other hatchbacks

        • Zandit75

          If you’re going to get your knickers in a twist when someone asks you a serious question, just look at Audi’s own website. It’s not an A6 Hatchback, it’s officially the A7 Sportback. I can’t help it if you’re wrong.

          • seriously

            just like the X6 is a coupe right? Do us all a favor stop being a troll, get a life, and a better vocabulary. Knickers? What are you menopausal woman here to troll car blogs? No matter what Audi calls it a sportback isn’t a type of car it’s a hatchback no where on the A7 does it say sportback as such it is an A7 a sportback is what Audi classifies it is as in its lineup jeez even the trolls are idiots on here…

          • Zandit75

            Seriously? I use a word that may seem old fashioned to you, and automatically I’m a troll? I used that word to ensure it wouldn’t get blocked by the Disqus system. Unlike yourself, I put thought into my comments.
            Ok, I get it. You’re offended that someone would actually questions something you have said. Guess what precious little flower, people are allowed to correct you, it’s called dealing with the real world. Just because someone disagrees with your comment, doesn’t automatically make them a troll.
            Audi calls the A7 a Sportback. So, it’s a Sportback. There is no argument here. It’s a fact. Just like some brands may call something similar a Liftback. I can’t help it if you can’t get your small brain around that.
            The same can be said for the BMW 6 series GranCoupe. It has the same style of rear access. So it could be called a Liftback, or a Sportback. I certainly wouldn’t call it a Hatchback, as that is something like a Golf or polo.
            Cheer up. Things could be worse!

          • Tumbi Mtika

            Can’t wait to see his triggered response to this…

          • Zandit75

            I think he’s gone to his safe room. I haven’t heard from him for a while!

  • BlackPegasus

    Um no… I’ll take the Audi S5 sportback.

    • uS’gedlemba

      I think this is BMW’s poor attempt of an A7 and not A5 Sportback

      • Kaisuke971

        The 6 Gran Coupe (which is still ln the market) is the A7’s competitor. The 6GT has no direct rival. Don’t be fooled by the type of boot opening but look at the car as a whole. Very different.

  • sidewaysspin

    Ugly to the bone and too much like a 3 Series GT, but probably a nice car to drive though.

    • GT cars in the BMW range not known to be great to drive. A 3 GT and 5 GT are known to be cars to be driven in, soft, not fun. You have in the back the space you would normaly have in the upper class sedan. I never got how BMW could make money with those.

  • Bash

    It’s nice, but I would never be excited or thrilled over a BMWgt, it’s just my personal preference and taste. And to each have his own.

  • This is as much a 6 series as the series 2 Active Tourer is a 2 series…

  • An Existing Person

    Might as well just keep it as the 5-Series GT if it’s going to have the same exact interior as the 5-Series sedan. BMW just tarnished what was the best model series in their lineup, the 6-Series.

  • roy

    Just can’t accept this as a 6 series

  • B

    I am still waiting for bmw 1 GT.

  • Xerox phaser 3117

    very goog, love it

  • Thando_Gqabaza

    Looks like a hippo-on-wheels…..

  • Evo45

    Being a 6-Series sounds weird, (it could be Gran Coupe but whatever) but I like it anyway.

  • Carenthusiast

    No it’s not a 5 Series with a large trunk. It’s as wide as 7 Series and almost as long as 7er SWB.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Still needs some-Wait, hold up! 70K? For this?!? Hell no!

    What an ugly POS.

    • Rares

      Dude you need got to stop this criticism first you insult the facelfited skoda ocatvia second you call those new volkswagens boring and now you insult 6 series gt dude what the beep is wrong with you you also insult honda civic you need to stop this right NOW

      • Tumbi Mtika

        I’m sorry. Did I strike a nerve?

        • Rares

          I’m sorry but is there any good looking cars for you to like espiecally skoda octavia facelifted and pre-facelifted model

          • Tumbi Mtika

            Wow. I thought you would actually have a comeback. I guess I expected too much.

  • Puddingpopper

    Rustling my jimmies

  • nauticalone

    Audi A7 and A5 Sportback is much better looking than this!

  • Klug Geworden

    Nice! A whale with wheels!

  • alexxx

    much much better

  • ScottM

    The purpose of the GT is a trips hauler for the family or 3 to 4 and does so with extra rear legroom, a boosted driver line of sight, and a hatch instead of a trunk. Without needing to bump up the cost to pay for a higher interior tier (ie, 7 series) and without suffering the negatives of a crossover. It’s much more functional over the sedan, unless you’re buying a car for 1 or 2.

    But I never understood why they ended up creating this in the first place. A long wheelbase Touring would provide all the same, be a more traditionally accepted body style, and provide roof rails. I wonder how it will do with the return of the midsize Euro wagons to the US (E400, V90, XF Sportbrake, possibly the A6 allroad).

    And I don’t get the move to the 6 series. The Audi SB and the BMW GC were in the two door numbering series because they were designed low, wide, sporty, coupe roof line, etc. The 5SB, 7SB, and 4GC also happened to deliver excellent functionality with the hatchback implementation. The 6GC, like the CLS, was just a sedan with disrespect for the rear passengers. The GT is a passengers/family/cargo purposed body style. It’s not an “automotive sporty” oriented body style. It should have stayed a 5 series.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    here we have another BMW making honor of its own name… Body Made Wrong !

  • Thando_Gqabaza

    A summary of the current state of BMW , in 1 car