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      05-26-2020, 11:12 PM   #1

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2021 BMW 6-Series GT Gets A Mild Facelift

Premiering alongside the updated 2021 BMW 5-Series is this; the 2021 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo. It benefits from similar design changes to the 5-Series and while it isnt sold in the U.S. and has now been killed off in the UK, it certainly looks more appealing than the outgoing model.

Set to be manufactured at BMWs plant in Dingolfing alongside the 7-Series and 8-Series, the new 6-Series Gran Turismo retains the same dimensions as the current model, meaning it is 5,091 mm (200.4 inches) long, 1,902 mm (74.8 inches) wide, and 1,538 mm (60.5 inches) tall. It also retains a 3,070 mm (120.8 inch) wheelbase.

Located at the front end is a slightly enlarged kidney grille complemented by standard full-LED headlights that include an adaptive cornering function and the BMW Selective Beam non-dazzling high-beam assistant with matrix technology. There are also two L-shaped daytime running lights incorporated into the headlight units and doubling as turn signals. Customers have the option of Adaptive LED headlights with matrix function and BMW LaserLight technology that can increase high-beam range to a maximum of 650 meters.

Elsewhere, the refreshed 6-Series Gran Turismo sports a revised front apron with new air intakes. Found at the rear are new tailpipes and on cars specified with the M Sport package, a new diffuser element.

As for the cabin, the 6-Series Gran Turismo remains as practical as ever and can swallow up to 600 liters (21 cubic-feet) of luggage with the rear seats in their upright position. When the rear seats are folded away, space increases to 1,800 liters (63.5 cubic-feet).

Drivers will be pleased to find a large 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with iDrive 7 as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Other welcome features include an optional ambient lighting package and a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System with 16 speakers.

Much like the new 5-Series, all variants of the updated BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo range include 48V mild-hybrid technology. Kicking off the range is the 630i Gran Turismo with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine and producing a total of 258 hp between 5,000 rpm and 6,500 rpm as well as 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque between 1,550 rpm and 4,400 rpm. Those figures allow the car to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

The flagship petrol models at launch as the 640i Gran Turismo and 640i xDrive Gran Turismo. Both use a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine offering up 333 hp and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. The result is a 0-62 mph time of 5.5 seconds for the 640i and 5.4 seconds for the 640i xDrive. Both top out at 155 mph (250 km/h).

In terms of diesels, there are the 620d Gran Turismo, 630d Gran Turismo, and 640d xDrive Gran Turismo. The first features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel rated at 190 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) and good for a 0-62 mph time of 7.9 seconds and a 137 mph (220 km/h) top speed. As for the 630d, it is driven by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 286 hp and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque. Like the 640i, it is sold in standard and xDrive forms.

Last but not least is the 640d xDrive Gran Turismo with its 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel producing 340 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. It can hit 62 mph in 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Pricing details have yet to be announced but the market launch for the 2021 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo has been pencilled in for July.

Last edited by supra93; 05-26-2020 at 11:23 PM..