Here are the first official photos of the all-new BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo that have been uncovered ahead of a public debut possibly at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in early September.
BMW’s new luxury hatchback has moved up the ladder of the corporate naming strategy, essentially replacing (mostly) the weird-looking 5-Series Gran Turismo and to a lesser degree, the current 6-Series Gran Coupe with something that sits in-between.
As you can tell from the images that come courtesy of i.wheelsage, there’s nothing weird about the new 6-Series GT, with BMW giving it a much sleeker and more handsome shape than the car it replaces – not that it was difficult to achieve in the first place given the 5-Series GT’s looks…
The new addition in the BMW range is based on the CLAR modular platform which is shared with the regular 5- and 7-Series models. This means that there will be weight savings along with the company’s latest semi-autonomous tech.
The new BMW 6-Series GT will share most of its powertrains -if not all- with the 5-Series and will be offered with both rear- and all-wheel drive. Stay tuned for more information as BMW will officially reveal the new 6-Series GT in the next few days, if not hours.
Many thanks to Niko for the tip!
Update: fresh photos including of the M Sport package edition and the interior of the 6-Series GT have surfaced online, courtesy of Autotijd