BMW 6 Series GT vs. BMW 5 Series GT – Old vs. New

Posted on: Jun 14, 2017 - 7:07pm IST

BMW 5 Series GT successor arrives with a new name.

BMW has unveiled the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo as the successor to the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. Here’s a visual comparison of the two BMW 5 Series-based coupe-styled executive saloons.

2017 BMW 6 Series GT vs. BMW 5 Series GT front three quarters
Thanks to the CLAR underpinnings, the 6 Series GT is up to 150 kg lighter than its predecessor.

The BMW 6 Series GT measures 5,091 mm in length, 1,902 mm in width and 1,538 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 3,070 mm. Thanks to the CLAR underpinnings, the 6 Series GT is up to 150 kg lighter than its predecessor.

The designers have given the 5 Series GT successor more dynamic proportions by stretching the body 87 mm and lowering it by 21 mm. Improved aerodynamics have reduced the drag coefficient from 0.29 Cd to as little as 0.25 Cd. The width and wheelbase are no different to the model the 6 Series GT replaces.

The 6 Series GT offers more practicality with 610 litres (+110 litres) of boot capacity, 1,800 litres (+100 litres) of maximum load space and increased maximum width (+25 mm) and length (+185 mm) of the load area. The interior looks nearly identical to that of the latest BMW 5 Series.

BMW will offer the 2017 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo in five configurations, with specifications as below:

  • BMW 630i GT – 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine (258 PS/400 Nm), 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive, 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 6.3 seconds.
  • BMW 640i GT – 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine (340 PS/450 Nm), 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive, 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 5.4 seconds.
  • BMW 640i xDrive GT – 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine (340 PS/450 Nm), 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 5.3 seconds.
  • BMW 630d GT – 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine (265 PS/620 Nm), 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive, 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 6.1 seconds.
  • BMW 630d xDrive GT – 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine (265 PS/620 Nm), 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, all-wheel drive, 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 6.1 seconds.
2017 BMW 6 Series GT vs. BMW 5 Series GT rear three quarters
Improved aerodynamics have reduced the drag coefficient from 0.29 Cd in the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 0.25 Cd in the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.

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Noteworthy features of the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo include adaptive LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, 20-inch alloy wheels (or 21-inch alloy wheels from Original BMW Accessories), air suspension, remote control parking, Remote 3D View, new-generation head-up display unit with 70% increased projection area, iDrive infotainment system with a freestanding 10.25-inch touchscreen and Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System with a 10-channel amplifier with an output of 1,400 watts and 16 partially illuminated speakers.

The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo will have its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September and launch in first markets in November 2017.

BMW 6 Series GT vs. BMW 5 Series GT – Image Gallery

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