BMW’s show­cases the leaner 6GT

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Launched by Sachin Ten­dulkar, the first ever 6GT is one of the many car un­veiled by BMW as part of its new prod­uct of­fen­sive and gives cre­dence to its sim­ply un­stop­pable motto for 2018. The 6GT is a Grand Tourer built on BMW’s now flex­i­ble ar­chi­tec­ture that un­der­pins its new cars like the 5-se­ries and is po­si­tioned be­tween the ex­ec­u­tive sedan and the lux­u­ri­ous 7-se­ries. With air sus­pen­sion at the rear as well as in­di­vid­u­ally ad­justable rear seats and plenty of space, the 6GT is also a good al­ter­na­tive for the larger seven as a chauf­feur driven car. Com­pared to the ear­lier 5GT, the 6GT is longer and lower while keep­ing the same width and this adds beauty to its side pro­file that al­ready has doors with frame­less win­dows both at the front and rear. While from the front the 6GT has a more dis­tinc­tive pres­ence with all LED head­lamps and DRLs, the more sharply raked A-pil­lars also give it a planted look. While the high­est point of the car is now over the B-pil­lars from where the roofline looks even more coupe-like as it flows into the rear, which sits much lower than on the pre­vi­ous it­er­a­tion of the GT.

On the in­side it is like a com­ing to­gether of the more driver ori­ented 5-se­ries and the more lux­u­ri­ous 7-se­ries. The cock­pit takes a lot from the 5-se­ries and in­cor­po­rates the en­tire tech that we re­cently saw on the new 5-se­ries while the rear has lots of space to seat three with­out too much dis­com­fort de­spite the heav­ily slop­ing roofline. The rear seat-backs are 40:20:40 split and can also be elec­tri­cally re­clined for com­fort. Rear seat en­ter­tain­ment was fit­ted on the test cars and should come stan­dard on the In­dia cars.

And that brings us to the boot, which at 610 litres is spacious by it­self but with the rear-seat-backs folded over, in­creases to a cav­ernous 1,600 litres. Priced at Rs 58.9 lakh for the 630i petrol.

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