By Hercules Rodrigues
BMW has launched the first ever 6 Series Gran Turismo in Goa. The 6 Gran Turismo is the German carmakers answer to the runaway success Mercedes-Benz E-Class which shocked the segment with the stretched variant.
The 6 Series Gran Turismo’s design is one of the best seen on any BMW liftback till date, the design is smooth flowing and balanced unlike the 5GT which prioritized form over function. The face is dominated by the large kidney grille which merge into the high set headlamps and the long bonnet. The side profile receives beautiful looking frameless doors while the roof flows smoothly into the boot which is almost coupe like. The high set boot opens to reveal a spacious boot but more on that later, the large L-shaped taillamps add some visual drama to the rear, and an active spoiler adds to the aerodynamics of the car while on the move.
The interior boats of offering its passengers premium luxury and loads of space thanks to the increase in space at the rear. The front two seats are offered with electric and come as standard, the same feature is added to the rear seats as well. The large opening boot receives an auto close function and offers 610 litres of space to help carry large amounts of luggage on the weekend trips and if that isn’t enough the seats can be folded with 40:20:40 ratio.
The instrument console come with Black Panel technology and a screen diagonal of 31.2 cm (12.3”) provides a highly impressive visualisation of the driving experience. The different modes and their specific displays – each of which have their own colour scheme and graphic style – can be displayed in the instrument cluster. A 10.25-inch touchscreen dominates the centre console and can be controlled through touch operation and I-Drive controller. Rear passengers can entertain themselves with two separate 10.2″ colour screens that can be tilted and a have a Blue-ray drive.
Features list includes latest touch and gesture controlled I-Drive infotainment screen, four zone automatic climate control, LED mood lighting, Bowers and Wilkings Diamond surround system with music played through 16 partially illuminated speakers spread all over the sedan, a heads-up display and a panoramic sunroof.
Powering the 6 Series Gran Turismo is a 2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with twin turbos and 258 bhp at 400nm of torque. An Eight speed automatic transmission is on offer and it can hit a claimed lap timer of 0 – 100kmph in 6.3 seconds.Variant nameEx showroomOn RoadBMW 630i Gran Turismo60,80,00075,64,112