The 2018 BMW 6-Series GT has arrived. It will cost $70,695 and can be purchased starting next fall.
2018 BMW 6-Series GT: A more credible alternative to the rivals Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS
The price should not be scared. The 2018 BMW 6-Series GT is sleeker and sexier. Moreover, it seems to be a more credible alternative to the rivals Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS. The 2018 BMW 6-Series GT is 200.9 inches long, which sizes it between the 5- and 7-Series sedans. It weighs 4,409 pounds.
3.0-liter inline-6 turbocharged engine delivering 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque
In 2018, the new BMW 6-Series GT will only be offered in 640i xDrive and will have a 3.0-liter inline-6 turbocharged engine delivering 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission transmits drive to all four wheels. The 6-Series GT runs from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. The maximum speed is 130 mph, but YOU can increase IT, at a cost, to 155 mph. More powertrain options should be offered shortly after launch. Such as the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, borrowed from the M550i xDrive, with 455 HP and a pair of 480 lb-ft. Another should be a hybrid plug-in configuration.
The GT 6 Series is based on the CLAR modular platform
Although it is a 6 Series, the 2018 BMW 6-Series GT with the Gran Coupe 6-Series Convertible and 6 Series. Because the GT 6 Series is based on the CLAR modular platform, the same as Series 5 and 7. So, it benefits from the latest BMW technology. Such as LED headlights, self-leveling air suspension at the rear axle to help with heavy loads and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Then, a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen display, gesture control, and voice activation.
Active Driving Assistant
The new BMW 6-Series GT has even the Active Driving Assistant. Such as collision warning, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and speed limit info. Then, the BMW’s car has also more advanced adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assists and a front across traffic alert systems are included in an available Driving Assistant Plus Package.
The German brand is taking a risk
The 5-Series GT was never a big seller for BMW. So, the German brand is taking a risk. But we think that the 2018 BMW 6-Series GT could be luckier.