FIVE INTO 6

BMW’S 6 Se­ries GT looks to blend long-dis­tance com­fort with coupé styling

Car (South Africa) - - INSIGHT -

Ac­cord­ing to BMW, the lat­est ad­di­tion to the 6 Se­ries range is a “sys­tem­atic evo­lu­tion” of the coolly re­ceived slice of five-door lux­ury-coupé odd­ity that was the 5 Se­ries Gran Turismo. Stand­ing marginally longer and lower than the out­go­ing car, the 6 Se­ries Gran Turismo’s util­i­sa­tion of light­weight alu­minium in its con­struc­tion leads to a weight re­duc­tion of 150 kg, which not only aids fuel con­sump­tion, but al­lies with such features as op­tional adap­tive air sus­pen­sion to make the car more nim­ble. BMW will of­fer two mod­els lo­cally, a 640i xdrive AWD tur­bopetrol (250 kw/450 N.m) and a 630d tur­bod­iesel with 195 kw and 620 N.m on tap. On the tech front, the 6 GT will be avail­able with such features as ges­ture con­trol for cer­tain an­cil­lar­ies, as well as a num­ber of au­ton­o­mous driver aids, in­clud­ing adap­tive cruise con­trol.

BMW SOUTH AFRICA WILL OF­FER TWO MOD­ELS LO­CALLY, A 640i XDRIVE AND A 630d TUR­BOD­IESEL

ETA: Q4

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