BMW New 6-Series GT Is Much Better Looking Than 5 GT, But Is That Enough?

Compared to its predecessor, the unloved 5 GT, the 6-Series Gran Turismo is a sportier and more well-proportioned vehicle.

You’ll probably still have to decide whether you’d choose one over the sleeker 5-Series Touring or the more imposing X5, but nevertheless, BMW did a good job with it.

As for this particular 6-Series GT, which is on display at the automaker’s Abu Dhabi showroom, it’s a 640i, the rear-wheel drive version, with a white exterior and a brown leather interior.

It’s even got M-styled wheels with blue calipers, as well as wood inserts inside the cabin, and rear seat infotainment, which is always a plus if you’ve got kids.

The 640i is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine, sending 340 PS (335 HP) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque to the rear wheels. It can get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds, just 0.1 seconds off the pace of the all-wheel drive xDrive version.

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  • WG

    It is better looking than the 5-series GT, but not enough to deserve the 6 in its name.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    I love the 5GT.
    The 6GT is hotter.
    It continues the luxurious theme from the 5GT but in a ‘sexier’ body.
    A bargain 7? Yes. As was the 5GT.

    It will take years for people to realise what a beautiful car the 5GT is. Perhaps ditto the 6?

    • Rocket

      Yeah, I have a feeling I’ll never realize how ‘beautiful’ (cough-cough) either is.

      • pcurve

        you guys crack me up

  • pcurve

    I think we all know the answer…

  • Rocket

    Slightly less putrid is still putrid.

  • fathornyblackandjoe

    Who the hell is buying these?! Ugh. Stop it.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Me. And no. GT forever 😉

      • fathornyblackandjoe

        Well, I’m glad that you enjoy your car…just out of curiosity, what did you cross-shop it against? If anything.

        • Andrewthecarguy

          I didn’t cross shop. I just wanted it. Had an E70 3.0si and loved it. The attraction to the 5 GT was simple: it is a 7 series with a different configuration that many could not appreciate. I like the uniqueness and utility. Comfort for 4 adults is amazing. And it cruises at triple digit speeds effortlessly, all things I was looking for. Plus AWD availability.

  • benT

    a pig by any other name is still a pig

  • Leconte Dave

    Ugly roof line

  • TheBelltower

    Yeah, this looks better. But it’s kind of pointless.

  • supermanuel

    Why are CS ‘editors’ so determined to convince us that this car is somehow better looking than the 5GT? It’s not, it’s nothing more than a lightly revamped version of the previous car, and retains all of it’s poor proportions and ungainliness. It’s a big fat 5, just like it’s always been. Calling it a 6GT makes no difference whatsoever.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      You clearly have not seen it in person.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    NO. Not even going to mince words here.

  • SgtBeavis

    When I was last shopping, I VERY briefly looked at the 5GT and, like many others, I found it hideous. This is an improvement but If I need a hatch I would get an X3, X5, or even an X6. This would never get on my radar.

  • Charles Lane

    Better than 5GT yes, better than 6GC? Not by a mile.

    • benT

      or 2 kms.

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