BMW has revealed the 6 Series Gran Turismo, a hatchback version of the premium executive saloon.
It has been introduced to replace the 5 Series Gran Turismo and is longer, has slightly lower suspension and isn’t as high as before, while the width is identical. BMW reckons this sleeker styling hasn’t affected cabin space so there’s now more headroom and boot space than before.
Described as a large GT, it is now an impressive 115kg lighter and has improved aerodynamics. Along with BMW’s latest range of efficient engines, this contributes to a 15 per cent reduction in emissions.
There are three engine options in the form of a 2.0-litre petrol that makes 255bhp and emits 148g/km of CO2, a 3.0-litre petrol that makes 335bhp and emits 183g/km of CO2, and a 3.0-litre diesel that makes 261bhp. That engine emits 150g/km of CO2 with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system fitted and 129g/km without.
Practicality is improved as the boot now has a massive 610 litres of capacity with the seats up, or 1,800 with them down – up 110 and 100 litres respectively.
There are two trims available called SE and M Sport. The latter gets unique 19-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery and illuminated door sill strips. Standard equipment includes automatic climate control, metallic paint and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo will cost from £46,810 when it goes on sale soon.