BMW India launched the Series Gran Turismo at the Auto Expo 2018. The 6 Series GT comes to India for the first time and was unveiled by the company's brand ambassador, Sachin Tendulkar. The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is available in a locally-produced petrol variant, the BMW 630i Gran Turismo Sport Line, and can be booked at BMW dealerships from today onwards. The diesel variant of the car will be launched later in 2018.
The 6 Series GT sees a long bonnet that gives a distinctive and powerful appearance to the car. The frameless windows, the coupé-style low roofline and large automatic tailgate convey elegance and sporting flair. The rear design makes the Series Gran Turismo appear even more attractive. The active rear spoiler provides visual lightness and reduces lift at touring speeds.
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Inside you get a lounge kind of atmosphere thanks to optimised noise insulation and then there's a two-part panorama glass roof, electrically operated adjustable rear seats with comfort cushions for headrest and electrically operated sunblinds for rear side window. There's also ambient lighting with six selectable light designs creates an atmosphere for every mood. The luggage compartment has a capacity of up to 1,800 litres thanks to a 40/20/40 split. Even with rear seats fully occupied, the boot still offers 610 litres of space.
The 6 Series GT gets a multifunctional instrument display, BMW iDrive, including touch controller, BMW Navigation Professional (with 10.25-inch touch screen), Apple Car Play, Park Distance Control, BMW Apps and Connectivity through Bluetooth and USB. There's also a rear-seat Entertainment system. There are two 10.2 inch colour screens behind the front-seat backrests, a BluRay player, HDMI connection for mobiles, as well as various connections for MP3 players and game consoles.
The 6 Series GT comes with a two-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which produces 258 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 1,550 - 4,400 rpm. The car accelerates from 0-100 kmph in just 6.3 seconds thanks to the quick shifting 8-speed Steptronic Sport Automatic Transmission.
There are a ton of safety features too like six air bags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Side-impact Protection, Runflat tyres (RFT) with reinforced sidewalls, electronic vehicle immobiliser as also the crash sensor.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, "The truly distinctive first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo demonstrates an exclusive stand-alone concept invented by BMW that makes a striking statement wherever it goes. It combines an exceptionally spacious interior with maximum comfort, without compromising on its trademark driving pleasure. And it presents a design that perfectly balances out dynamics and aesthetics. With so much uniqueness and confident elegance, every moment is a source of joy and every sense rewarded. The longest journey is just short enough in the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo."