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  1. aleks_16

    aleks_16 Active Member

    There it is

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    The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.
    14.06.2017 Press Kit

    BMW is presenting an extensively updated successor to one of the most creative vehicle concepts of recent years. The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo blends the long-distance comfort of a luxury sedan with alluring coupe style.

    The impressive functionality offered by this body format and the high standards of driving comfort and spaciousness that provide the ideal setting for a relaxing journey are among the features that defined the character of the new car’s predecessor – the founder of this vehicle genre. These strengths have now been further honed in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, whose systematic evolution from the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is particularly evident in the new model’s sporting elegance, highly advanced equipment features, innovative control and assistance systems, and a leap forward in dynamism and efficiency.

    BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, 640i xDrive, Mineral white, M Sport Package (06/2017)

    “The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo offers a unique combination of luxurious interior comfort and flexible practicality, packaged within a truly elegant design. Coupled with the sporty, dynamic driving characteristics our customers enjoy, this car is an outstanding vehicle which further enhances the upper end of our BMW model line-up,” comments Dr Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Brand BMW.

    The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo will make its public debut at Frankfurt’s International Motor Show (IAA) in September 2017. The market launch will then get underway in November 2017, when there will initially be a choice of three engines from the BMW Group’s latest generation of power units. The BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system will also be available for two model variants from launch.

    Lighter, sportier, more comfortable and more efficient.
    A combination of intelligent lightweight engineering and increased use of aluminium and high-strength steel grades for body and chassis components has shaved an average of around 150 kilograms off the weight of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo compared to the outgoing model. Together with the considerable improvement in the car’s aerodynamic properties, the increase in power and the superior efficiency of the new engines, this endows the car with sportier performance at the same time as optimising fuel economy. Depending on the engine variant, the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is completed up to 0.7 seconds quicker (BMW 630i Gran Turismo) than in the equivalent predecessor model, while fuel consumption and emissions figures in the NEDC test cycle are as much as 15 per cent lower (BMW 640i Gran Turismo, BMW 630d Gran Turismo). Handling dynamics and driving comfort in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo both reap the benefits of the extensive improvements made to chassis technology. Self-levelling air suspension comes as standard at the rear axle, while ride comfort especially can be further enhanced by opting for the Adaptive suspension (featuring front and rear air suspension plus Dynamic Damper Control). The Executive Drive option, which is offered in combination with the Integral Active Steering system and also includes active roll stabilisation, gives the vehicle a sportier edge. The two-axle air suspension allows the vehicle’s ride height to be adjusted manually, meaning that ground clearance can be increased by 20 millimetres at the touch of a button to negotiate dirt tracks or steep ramps, for example. The vehicle can also be lowered by 10 millimetres – either manually by again pushing a button, or automatically when SPORT mode is engaged via the Driving Experience Control switch or the car’s speed exceeds 120 km/h (75 mph). All optional suspension systems are now available in conjunction with BMW xDrive.

    Design: dynamic proportions and elegant, flowing lines.
    An exterior length of 5,091 millimetres (an increase of 87 millimetres on its predecessor), an unchanged width of 1,902 millimetres and a reduction in height of 21 millimetres (to 1,538 millimetres) give the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo dynamically stretched proportions. The front end has a distinctive, powerful appearance, with the lenses of the standard LED headlights extending all the way to the large BMW kidney grille. BMW’s signature sporting elegance comes to the fore particularly prominently when the car is viewed in profile, thanks to familiar features such as the long bonnet, set-back positioning of the cabin, a wheelbase of 3,070 millimetres, doors with frameless windows, and an elongated window outline stretching deep into the rear end. The roofline sweeps down, coupe-style, to merge into a tail section that is now 64 millimetres lower in height. Rear lights with three-dimensional styling add an eye-catching touch.

    BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, 640i xDrive, Mineral white, M Sport Package (06/2017)

    The low-slung silhouette also has a beneficial effect on the car’s aerodynamic properties, combining with active air flap control and other measures including Air Curtains, Air Breathers and an automatically extending rear spoiler to lower the drag coefficient (Cd) from the predecessor’s figure of 0.29 to as little as 0.25.

    Ideal blend of driving pleasure, long-distance comfort and functionality.
    The interior has been designed to provide a driver-focused cockpit and an extremely spacious passenger compartment. The raised seating position optimises the driver’s all-round view and, together with the faultlessly ergonomic arrangement of the controls, helps to create an imperious sense of driving pleasure. The cabin’s lines, materials and precision workmanship imbue it with a highly sophisticated, premium feel. The rear compartment of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo comprises three full-size seats offering maximised legroom. Exhaustive optimisation of the cabin’s packaging sees the new model’s far flatter roofline still translating into extra headroom, while the restyled rear seat unit and improved soundproofing make it even more comfortable to travel in. The electrically-adjustable comfort seats optionally available for the rear allow the backrest angle to be altered at the push of a button.

    The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo features a one-piece tailgate that opens and closes electrically as standard. The boot capacity of 610 litres is 110 litres larger than the predecessor model’s. The boot sill has been lowered by more than five centimetres and is now flush with the boot floor. The 40 : 20 : 40 split backrest can be released remotely and folded flat electrically via a button in the boot. All of which means that maximum load space has increased to 1,800 litres – up 100 litres on the outgoing model. The two-piece luggage compartment cover has a rigid structure and can be stowed away in a compartment underneath the boot floor.

    New generation of engines, eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard, BMW xDrive as an option.
    The line-up of engines available for the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo feature cutting-edge TwinPower Turbo technology and team up with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit in the new BMW 630i Gran Turismo delivers a maximum output of 190 kW/258 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). It propels the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds and posts combined fuel consumption of 6.6–6.2 litres per 100 kilometres (42.8–45.6 mpg imp)* and CO2 emissions of 152–142 grams per kilometre*.

    Generating an output of 250 kW/340 hp and maximum torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft), the 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine enables the new BMW 640i Gran Turismo to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest in 5.4 seconds, while the new BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo is a tick faster at 5.3 seconds. The combined fuel consumption of the two models comes in at 7.4–7.0 litres per 100 kilometres (38.2–40.4 mpg imp) and 8.2–7.7 litres per 100 kilometres (34.5–36.7 mpg imp)* respectively, which equates to CO2 figures of between 169 / 159 grams and 187 / 177 grams per kilometre*.

    The 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel engine producing 195 kW/265 hp and peak torque of 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) can likewise be combined with all-wheel drive as an option. The new BMW 630d Gran Turismo and the new BMW 630d xDrive Gran Turismo race from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.1 seconds and 6.0 seconds respectively. The combined fuel consumption and emissions figures are 5.3–4.9 litres per 100 kilometres (53.3–57.7 mpg imp)* and 139–129 grams per kilometre* for the BMW 630d Gran Turismo and 5.9–5.5 litres per 100 kilometres (47.9–51.4 mpg imp)* and 154–144 grams per kilometre* for the BMW 630d xDrive Gran Turismo.

    BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, 640i xDrive, Mineral white, M Sport Package (06/2017)

    Uniquely versatile control system.
    The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is equipped with a display and control system offering unrivalled versatility for operating vehicle, navigation, communication and infotainment functions. At the heart of it all is the iDrive system, complete with the Touch Controller on the centre console and the Control Display, now in the form of a freestanding touchscreen. The high-resolution display has a screen diagonal of 10.25 inches, while its tile-style menu layout with animated graphics in live mode facilitates intuitive operation. The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo also offers the convenience of both enhanced voice control and BMW gesture control. And customers can specify the new-generation BMW Head-Up Display, too, whose projection area is 70 per cent larger than before.

    Assistance systems that smooth the way to automated driving.
    The driver assistance systems fitted in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo make use of the standard stereo camera as well as optional radar and ultrasonic sensors to monitor the vehicle’s surroundings. The Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation comes as standard, while the list of options includes the new, improved version of Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function operational at speeds between 0 and 210 km/h (130 mph). The Steering and lane control assistant (active in the same speed range) represents another step along the road to automated driving. It uses road markings and vehicles driving ahead for orientation and helps the driver to keep the vehicle in the detected lane. The Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning systems, Side Collision Warning and the evasion aid likewise enhance convenience and safety by coming to the driver’s assistance with corrective steering inputs. The Crossing traffic warning, Priority warning, Crossroads warning and Wrong-way warning systems similarly do their bit to avoid potentially hazardous situations. And the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo can also be ordered with the Remote Control Parking feature.

    BMW Connected: personal mobility assistant, new services.

    BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo owners can also enjoy the benefits of BMW Connected, intelligent connectivity enabling this digital personal mobility assistant to help drivers reach their destination easily and with minimal stress – and not only when they are in their car. To this end, calendar entries from a smartphone can be used for route planning, for instance, the ideal departure time can be calculated on the basis of real-time traffic data and the navigation destination can be transferred to the owner’s car. Once inside, drivers are able to manage calendar, e-mail and contact data via the Microsoft Exchange function. Their smartphone is integrated wirelessly via Bluetooth and inductive charging is also possible.

    Real Time Traffic Information indicates the presence of tailbacks and slow-moving traffic, On-Street Parking Information helps to find available parking spots at the side of the road, and the Remote 3D View function allows drivers to view live images of their car and its immediate vicinity on their smartphone.

    Model variants from launch:
    BMW 630i Gran Turismo:
    Four-cylinder petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
    Capacity: 1,998cc, output: 190 kW/258 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm,
    max. torque: 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) at 1,550 – 4,400 rpm.
    Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.3 seconds,
    top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
    Fuel consumption, combined*: 6.6 – 6.2 l/100 km (42.8 – 45.6 mpg imp),
    CO2 emissions, combined*: 152 – 142 g/km.

    BMW 640i Gran Turismo / BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo:
    Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
    Capacity: 2,998cc, output: 250 kW/340 hp at 5,500 – 6,500 rpm,
    max. torque: 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) at 1,380 – 5,200 rpm.
    Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.4 seconds / 5.3 seconds,
    top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph) / 250 km/h (155 mph).
    Fuel consumption, combined*: 7.4 – 7.0 l/100 km (38.2 – 40.4 mpg imp) / 8.2 – 7.7 l/100 km (34.5 – 36.7 mpg imp),
    CO2 emissions, combined*: 169 – 159 g/km / 187 – 177 g/km.

    BMW 630d Gran Turismo / BMW 630d xDrive Gran Turismo:
    Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
    Capacity: 2,993cc, output: 195 kW/265 hp at 4,000 rpm, max. torque: 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) at 2,000 – 2,500 rpm.
    Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.1 seconds / 6.0 seconds,
    top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph) / 250 km/h (155 mph).
    Fuel consumption, combined*: 5.3 – 4.9 l/100 km (53.3 – 57.7 mpg imp) / 5.9 – 5.5 l/100 km (47.9 – 51.4 mpg imp),
    CO2 emissions, combined*: 139 – 129 g/km / 154 – 144 g/km.

    * Figures according to EU test cycle, may vary depending on the tyre format specified. All performance, fuel consumption and emissions figures are provisional.

    Further information on official fuel consumption figures, specific CO2 emission values and the electric power consumption of new passenger cars is included in the following guideline: “Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained from all dealerships, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at DAT: Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption. LeitfadenCO2 (GuidelineCO2) (PDF ‒ 2.7 MB)
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    • DblPen

      DblPen Active Member

      at least looks better than the last one

      by the way, who buys those, and for what reason?
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      • aleks_16

        aleks_16 Active Member

        ^ The most buyers are older. They want to sit higher but don´t like SUV´s. Thats what I can imagine.
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        • zonk1988

          zonk1988 Member

          It does not deserve BMW badge. I expected it to be slightly nicer than 5er GT, but the front appears to be a bland version of G30 and the rear is as ugly as on its predecessor. A little sleeker proportions didn't help - it's still horrible.
        • rs271

          rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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          • speed_kills

            speed_kills Well-Known Member

            Mercedes has nothing to worry if this crap continues.
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            • Giannis

              Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

              I think most people buy those by mistake.

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              • aleks_16

                aleks_16 Active Member

                From my secret source at BMW:D:p.

                From Carscoops.
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                • Jimmy

                  Jimmy Well-Known Member

                  Ui, so a Gwamperter !
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                  ikaram Active Member

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                  • wL0316

                    wL0316 Active Member

                    Sacrilege to 6-series badge:facepalm:
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                    • Merc1

                      Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                      WOW, talk about taking a dump on the 6-Series lineage. No coupe, and soon no convertible or GC, but this? WOW. Piss poor decision by BMW. The 6-Series label should have just been retired like before.

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                      • Bricks

                        Bricks Member

                        It's like they didn't even try on this one. Nothing new or creative but rather they grabbed a few parts from each vehicle in their lineup and pieced them together to make another boring and dated looking car.
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                        • nikola1984

                          nikola1984 Active Member

                          It looks good.
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                          • bmwblog

                            bmwblog Active Member

                            The interior looks great though, you'll see. What we can say is that the GT looks better in darker colors, and not white. You'll see
                          • Centurion

                            Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                            For the model to have an MK.II it must have a lucrative customer base somewhere whether it's older buyers with hip/back problems or the Chinese.

                            I am glad they have taken a page out of the 3-Series GT and made it less heavy at the rear. Make no mistake though, in will be a huge car in the metal.
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                            • SKY

                              SKY Well-Known Member

                              Jesus Christ.

                              This looks even worse than the current one.
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                              • hovabongZA

                                hovabongZA Active Member

                                Doesnt deserve the 6er name , but it's definitely not ugly looked better in camo.

                                How many of these did BMW sell? There must be a reason they keep on making them.
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                                • Matski

                                  Matski Active Member

                                  Front looks better than the G30 in my opinion. Overall I think it looks a bit better than the old one.

                                  I disagree. There's a couple of details here that show BMW is getting a little more adventurous with the detailing. The tail lights maintain a 3D shape more similar in construction to the X2 Concept and 8-er concept. The integration of the air breather into the wing is now fully committed in sheet metal, rather than a stick on bimmerrang or hockey stick.

                                  Mercedes have nothing to do with this, they do not have their own answer to this model. Since BMW have seen a second generation of the GT, it's not unreasonable to think Mercedes might consider the idea... just like they did when they followed the X6 and X4 to market.

                                  The old GT offered more luggage space and passenger space than the equivalent Tourer. It also offered a couple of the key benefits of an X3 or X5, those being a semi-command driving position and ease of ingress/egress, for people that don't want to drive an SUV or don't need the ground clearance the GT can still offer these benefits. It remains to be seen how many of those space benefits will carry over to the G32 from the F07 gien they've made it a little bit sleeker.

                                  I know I'm going to spend a lot of time defending this cars raison d'etre... however...

                                  I can't argue with this. My E24 would not be happy with its Great grand child...
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                                  • Cabasse0

                                    Cabasse0 Active Member

                                    It's not a real bimmer...for me !

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