BMW’s showcases the leaner 6GT
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.