As if automotive industry classification isn’t confusing enough, BMW once again attempts to blur the lines by introducing another Gran Turismo variant to its lineup: the new 6 Series Gran Turismo.
As car nuts will note, the GT is simply another term for five-door hatchback in BMW-speak. The 6 Series GT takes its cue from the previous 5 Series Gran Turismo that first saw daylight in 2009. This one, however, is larger and sports a sharper looking rear. It does get frameless windows for a sportier vibe.
The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo’s ace is its large cargo capacity and equally capacious cabin. The former is pegged at 610mm with the rear seats up, expanding to 1,800mm when those same chairs are folded. Three folks can sit back there, by the way. And yes, a whole host of comfort and connectivity features come as standard or optional extras.
These extras come in the form of head-up display, active cruise control, lane departure warning, various suspension system (including air suspension), M performance and cosmetic parts, a 1,400-watt Bowers and Wilkins 16-speaker sound system, and alloy wheels in 19-, 20-, and 21-inch sizes. The standard car comes in 18-inches.
The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo will be available in three trim levels: the 255hp 630i, the 335hp 640i, and the 261hp 630d. Each one can be had in either rear- or all-wheel drive.
Want the comfort of the large 6 Series but need the additional rear doors? The BMW 6 Series GT is for you.