BMW is back with an Upgraded Successor – All new BMW 6 Series GranTurismo.
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BMW is bringing back a highly upgraded successor to its one of the most creative vehicle concepts of recent years. The impressive functionality offered by this body format of a luxury sedan with alluring coupe style and the high standards of driving comfort and spaciousness that provide the ideal setting for a relaxing journey are among the features that defined the character of the new car’s predecessor – the founder of this vehicle genre. The upgradations can clearly be observed in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo in the sportiness, highly advanced equipment features, innovative control and assistance systems, and efficiency.
Intelligent lightweight engineering and aluminum and high-strength steel grades for body and chassis have reduced 150 kilograms of the weight of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo compared to the old model. Ride comfort has been taken care by the self-levelling air suspension comes as standard at the rear axle, while it can be further magnified by opting for the Adaptive suspension. The height of the vehicle can be adjusted manually by the help of two-axle air suspension, increasing the ground clearance by 20 millimeters at the touch of a button. To increase the sporty performance lowered by 10 millimeters – either manually or by pushing a button, also automatically when SPORT mode is engaged via the Driving Experience Control switch or the car’s speed exceeds 120 km/h (75 mph).
The interior has been designed to provide a driver-focused cockpit and an extremely spacious passenger compartment. Optimising the driver’s all-round view is the raised seating position and creating an enhanced sense of driving pleasure is the faultlessly ergonomic arrangement of the controls. Further upgrades include an electrically operated one-piece tailgate as standard and increased boot capacity by 110 litres - totaling to 610 litres. Optimising the load space is the 40 : 20 : 40 split backrest can be released remotely and folded flat electrically via a button in the boot.
The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is equipped with a display and control system offering versatility for operating vehicle, navigation, communication and infotainment functions. At the heart of it all is the iDrive system, complete with the Touch Controller on the centre console and the Control Display, now in the form of a freestanding touch screen. The high-resolution display has a screen diagonal of 10.25 inches, while its tile-style menu layout with animated graphics in live mode facilitates intuitive operation. The new model provides enhanced voice control and BMW gesture control. Customers can also get the new-generation BMW Head-Up Display, as an option, whose projection area is 70 percent larger than before.
Engines are also pretty upgraded when it comes to the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol unit in the new BMW 630i Gran Turismo delivers a maximum output of 258 hp and torque of 400 Nm. The 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine generates an output of 340 hp and maximum torque of 450 Nm, enables the new BMW 640i Gran Turismo to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest in 5.4 seconds, while the new BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo is a tick faster at 5.3 seconds.
The driver assistance systems fitted in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo make use of the standard stereo camera as well as optional radar and ultrasonic sensors to monitor the vehicle’s surroundings. The Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation come as standard. Other features that are available as options include the new, improved version of Active Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go function operational at speeds between 0 and 210 km/h (130 mph). The Steering and lane control assistant (active in the same speed range) is another initiative towards automated driving. It uses road markings and vehicles driving ahead for orientation and helps the driver to keep the vehicle in the detected lane. The Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning systems, Side Collision Warning and the evasion aid likewise enhance convenience and safety by coming to the driver’s assistance with corrective steering inputs.
BMW Connected: Providing New Generation Advancements
BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo owners can also enjoy the benefits of BMW Connected, intelligent connectivity enabling this digital personal mobility assistant to help drivers reach their destination easily and with minimal stress.
Real Time Traffic Information indicates the presence of tailbacks and slow-moving traffic, On-Street Parking Information helps to find available parking spots at the side of the road, and the Remote 3D View function allows drivers to view live images of their car and its immediate vicinity on their smartphone.
The BMW 6 series will go on sale in the international markets by the end of this year and is expected to launch in the UAE by the start of next year.