Max power 258PS@5,000-6,500rpm
Max torque 400Nm@1,550-4,400rpm
LxWxH (mm) 5,091 x 1,902 x 1,538
Price `79.78 lakh (on-road Mumbai)
+ Comfortable seating, quick engine and gearbox
- Lacks gesture controls and HUD
The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo arrived in India in 2018, and when you negate 2020 from all calculations, thanks to the pandemic, it feels like it was only recently that we drove the car on our favourite mountain roads outside of Mumbai. But if you think otherwise, let me refresh your memory — the 5 GT was replaced by the 6 GT, which happens to be a longer and roomier car because it shares its platform and wheelbase with the standard wheelbase 7 Series (which never came to India).
It also has a four-door-coupé form which may not be the sleekest of its kind, but one that pits the 6 GT against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. But its price tag and space and comfort at the rear also put in consideration for those looking at buying the E-Class long wheelbase sold in India. Speaking of it, the E-Class too was updated recently.
Like its rival, the 6 GT too has gone for a sharper design. But when BMW says sharp, they usually mean it. But this is a facelift after all, so while the lines of the bodywork or the silhouette of the car are pretty much unchanged, the nose now has a much sleeker look than before. The grille is edgier and proportionate and the headlamps have a new detailing.
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