BMW Banishing The 6-Series GT From America

If you have your heart set on buying the BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo, you’d better act quick as the company has announced it will be dropped in the United States.

BMW didn’t say why the car is being discontinued, but it’s likely the result of lackluster sales. That shouldn’t be too surprising as the car it replaced, the 5-Series GT, was also a slow seller.

Regardless, the 6-Series GT was priced from $70,300 and sort of competed with the Audi A7. It was available exclusively with a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that produced 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 330 lb-ft (447 Nm) of torque. The engine was connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system. This enabled the hatchback to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.1 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of up to 155 mph (250 km/h).

Besides announcing the death of the 6-Series GT, BMW USA confirmed the 3-Series GT and 6-Series Gran Coupe will no longer be offered in 2020. This isn’t surprising as the company said there would be “no successor model” for the 3-Series Gran Turismo back in March.

The 6-Series Gran Coupe, on the other hand, will be replaced by the new 8-Series Gran Coupe which was introduced in June. The model will arrive in the United States in September and pricing will start at $84,900.

The car comes equipped with a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that develops 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system. When the latter option is checked, the car can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

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Customers will also be able to opt for the M850i xDrive which starts at $108,900. It features a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 with 523 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. This cuts the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time to just 3.9 seconds.

  • Mr. EP9

    Good riddance.

  • Six_Tymes

    Good, it was stupid idea to make that in the first place. I mean its obviously so close to being an SUV, and an SUV’s offers a bit more space anyway.

  • An Existing Person

    It’s about time. I have never seen one on the road in the whole time it has been released.

  • ME

    They could have given stupid old me a job at BMW to have not signed off these models as they were a failure to begin with, Within a few years the stupid 4 door coupe will be dead.

    • GreenPat

      Instead they are killing off both versions of the brand new 8 series 2doors and keeping the 8 grand coupe. But it does look like the 4 grand coupe will be replaced by the i4 BEV. Of course they are still launching the 2 series grand coupe so there is no end in sight.

  • SamBamm

    i like ’em. Specially the 3. Future collectibles

  • GreenPat

    Only the beginning of the culling. A week ago they announced they would be axing both older and brand new models in the next few years. The 3 and 6 GTs are just the first on the list.

    “the company has established a list of doomed models. … three-door 1 Series, 2 Series Gran Tourer, and 3 Series GT, … the 2 Series convertible, standard-wheelbase 7 Series, Z4 replacement (sorry, Toyota), and both two-door 8 Series variants”

    • Joe E

      Good! They need a return to sanity before the ish really hits the fan for them. Not only global car sales falling, the rapid shift to electric, but I feel like BMW is increasingly getting the (earned!) reputation of being engineered to last only through the lease term, which will impact CPO prices, drop residuals, and impact ability to compete on lease deals. When every model is already overpriced.

      The 2020s will be hard on BMW.

  • sidewaysspin

    A 6 series GT that looks exactly like a 3 series GT.

  • Bo Hanan

    I was referring to the original 6-Series. This last model to wear “6” does it disservice.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Ha, yup I agree. Big disservice actually considering how much of an icon the original M6 has become. Not sure what will happen with Gen II and III. at least the manual convertibles are selling for higher than normal.

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