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The G32 BMW 6 Series is the second generation of the BMW Gran Turismo range of fastback mid-size luxury cars, and was launched in 2017 as the successor to the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo.[1][2]

BMW 6 Series (G32)
2018 BMW 630d GT M Sport Automatic 3.0 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production2017–present
DesignerHussein Al-Attar
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size luxury car
Executive car
E-segment
Body style5-door fastback
LayoutFR layout / F4 layout (xDrive)
PlatformCluster Architecture (CLAR)
RelatedBMW 6 Series (F06/F12/F13)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission8-speed Steptronic automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase3,070 mm (120.9 in)
Length5,091 mm (200.4 in)
Width1,902 mm (74.9 in)
Height1,538 mm (60.6 in)
Kerb weight1,720–1,935 kg (3,792–4,266 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorBMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Rear view of 630d M Sport GT

Contents

Development and launchEdit

Details of the 6 Series Gran Turismo were released online on June 14, 2017.[3] The car was later officially unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt International Auto Show in September. The exterior was designed by Hussein Al-Attar.[4]

Compared to the 5 Series Gran Turismo, the body of the 6 Series is 87 mm (3.43 in) longer, 21 mm (0.8 in) lower, and 150 kg (330 lbs) lighter.[5] The rear load compartment is 110 litres (3.88 cu ft) larger at 610 litres (21.54 cu ft).[6] The 6 Series Gran Turismo is based on the modular Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform and comes with self-levelling air suspension as a standard feature. The car automatically lowers by 9.9 mm (0.39 in) when travelling at speeds over 120 km/h (75 mph).[7]

Initial models include two petrol engine's the 630i and 640i and also the 630d which is one of the two diesel engines. The 640d is the second diesel model, which was released later in September 2017. The newest and smallest engine for the 6 Series GT is the 620d. This engine is available since July 2018 and will be the entry-level version for this lineup. [8] Except the 620d, all models are available as an all-wheel drive (xDrive) version. The 640d model is available only with all wheel drive.[9]

EquipmentEdit

The 6 Series Gran Turismo comes with a 10.25-inch screen featuring the latest version of iDrive 6.0, and is available with gesture control.[10] BMW Active Driving Assistant is a standard feature on all models, and includes safety features such as: blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and speed limit information.[11] The 6 Series GT also features adaptive headlights, and many sensors to assist parking and motorway driving.

TransmissionsEdit

All models feature an 8-speed automatic transmission. The available transmissions are:[12]

  • 8-speed ZF 8HP50Z automatic (630i / 640i / 640i xDrive)
  • 8-speed ZF 8HP75Z automatic (630d)
  • 8-speed ZF 8HP75X automatic (630d xDrive / 640d xDrive)

Also features manual sequential mode, and sport shifting which holds the gears longer and spins the turbochargers.

ModelsEdit

Petrol enginesEdit

Model Years Engine Power Torque 0-100 km/h
630i 2017– B48B20
2.0 L I4 turbo
190 kW (255 hp)
at 5,000–6,500 rpm
400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)
at 1,550–4,400 rpm
6.3 s
640i B58B30
3.0 L I6 turbo
250 kW (335 hp)
at 5,500–6,500 rpm
450 N⋅m (332 lb⋅ft)
at 1,380–5,200 rpm
5.4 s
640i xDrive 5.3 s

Diesel enginesEdit

Model Years Engine Power Torque 0-100 km/h
620d 2018– B47D20
2.0 L I4 turbo
140 kW (188 hp)
at 4,000 rpm
400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft)
at 1,750–2,500 rpm
7.9 s
630d 2017– B57D30
3.0 L I6 turbo
195 kW (261 hp)
at 4,000 rpm
620 N⋅m (457 lb⋅ft)
at 2,000–2,500 rpm
6.1 s
630d xDrive 6.0 s
640d xDrive 235 kW (315 hp)
at 4,400 rpm
680 N⋅m (502 lb⋅ft)
at 1,750–2,250 rpm
5.3 s

SafetyEdit

The 2017 630d GT received five stars overall in its Euro NCAP test.[13]

Euro NCAP test results
BMW 630d GT, LHD (2017)
Test Points %
Overall:      
Adult occupant: 33 86%
Child occupant: 42 85%
Pedestrian: 34.1 81%
Safety assist: 7.1 59%

AwardsEdit

  • 2017 EuroCar Body Award[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The 2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo Is a 5-Series With That Big Perplexing Trunk". Road & Track. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Say hello to BMW's new 6 Series crossover". Business Insider. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  3. ^ "The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo". www.press.bmwgroup.com. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  4. ^ "BMW 6 Series GT Design explained by Hussein Al-Attar, BMW Exterior Designer". BMW BLOG. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 BMW 6 Series GT Revealed - NDTV CarAndBike". CarAndBike. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  6. ^ "The BMW 6 Series is now a hatchback: meet the 6 Series GT". www.topgear.com. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  7. ^ "2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo First Look - Motor Trend". Motor Trend. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  8. ^ Tsui, Chris. "2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Revealed". The Drive. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  9. ^ "BMW model upgrade measures for the autumn of 2017". www.press.bmwgroup.com. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  10. ^ "2018 BMW 6 Series GT price, specs and release date". carwow.co.uk. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  11. ^ "What is Active Driving Assistant in 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo?". www.pacificbmw.com. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  12. ^ "RealOEM.com - Select Your BMW Model". www.realoem.com. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Official BMW 6 Series GT safety rating". www.euroncap.com. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  14. ^ "EuroCar Body Award 2017 goes to the body of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo". www.press.bmwgroup.com. Retrieved 18 February 2018.

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