BMW India, today, rolled out the first-ever 6 Series Gran Turismo from the company's plant in Chennai. Currently the company locally produces the 3 Series, the 3 Series Gran Turismo, 5 Series, 7 Series, the X1, X3 and the X5. The 6 Series GT joins this line-up now. Recently launched at Auto Expo 2018, the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has been rolled-out in a locally-produced petrol variant, the BMW 630i Gran Turismo Sport Line. The diesel variant will be launched later in 2018.
BMW India has systematically accelerated its localization program in India and has already increased the level of localization at its Chennai plant by up to 50 percent.
Dr. Jochen Stallkamp, Managing Director, BMW Group Plant Chennai said, "BMW Group Plant Chennai is proud to roll-out the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo in India. The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is not only a unique concept but also makes a significant mark through its advanced engineering, technology and innovations. Now locally-produced in India, it will create a novel segment and set new benchmarks in the Indian luxury car segment. As always, BMW Group Plant Chennai is committed to deliver the best-in-class products for discerning customers who value the highest level of quality in every detail."
(The diesel variant of the BMW 6 Series GT 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.
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.