BMW to launch BMW 6 Series GT in India at Auto Expo 2018 - Report

15/06/2017 - 13:42 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

BMW's new coupe-styled executive saloon to reach India in February 2018.

BMW introduced the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo yesterday, a longer, coupe-styled version of the sixth-gen BMW 5 Series that arrived last year. According to a report from Autocar India, BMW will launch the BMW 6 Series GT in India at the Auto Expo 2018 in February.

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo front three quarters
The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is the successor to the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo that was sold in limited numbers.

The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is the successor to the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. The BMW 5 Series GT was sold in India as the BMW Gran Turismo, although sales were limited, and the facelifted model was never launched.

BMW is bringing the all-new 5 Series to India on June 29. It looks like instead of bringing the BMW 5 Series Li (long-wheelbase version) introduced for China in April to compete with the Mercedes E-Class LWB, BMW will offer the 6 Series Gran Turismo for those seeking more space and comfort.

Globally the BMW 6 Series GT will sell in 2.0-litre petrol (RWD), 3.0-litre petrol (RWD/AWD) and 3.0-litre diesel (RWD/AWD) models, all with an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard. Don't expect the 2.0-litre petrol model to sell here, as BMW will likely want to position the 6 Series GT as a high-end model, unlike the 5 Series, from which the company will expect relatively more volume sales. The report suggests that BMW India will import the 6 Series GT in CKD kits and assemble them at its Chennai plant for a competitive pricing.

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo rear three quarters
BMW may locally assemble the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo for a competitive pricing.

Also See: BMW 6 Series GT vs. BMW 5 Series GT – Old vs. New

The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo's extensive list of features 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, four-zone automatic climate control, LED mood lighting, 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.

[Source: Autocar India]

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