BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo lands in Australia in November

Looking for a new luxury sedan that offers wagon-like practicality? The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo will soon land in Australia, effectively replacing the 5 Series Gran Turismo.

It’s a bit of an oddball vehicle, featuring the general proportions of a sedan but with a marginally larger boot lid area in terms of design, with a hatch tailgate to provide more cargo area than your typical sedan. For the latest model cargo space has increased from 500 litres to 610 litres compared with the old 5 Series GT.

BMW Australia is offering two main variant lines, ranging from a 190kW 630i to a 250kW 640i. The 30i uses a conventional rear-wheel drive system and the 40i gets BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive for increased versatility. Bolted up behind both engines is an eight-speed automatic.

As standard, the luxury GT comes with some new tech inside, such as a 12.3-inch digital instrument display. BMW has used traditional gauges for a long time, so it must have been a hard step to take to switch to digital. Although, the digital layout can be configured to look like traditional gauges.

In the centre of the dash is a 10.25-inch multimedia screen with the latest iDrive6 software. This latest program shows menu and app options in a tile-like display, making it more familiar to electronic tablet users. The new setup is also easier to navigate while on the go, and comes connected to a harman/kardon sound system.

Sporty garnish fans will enjoy the standard M Sport pack, which brings in a full suite of enhancements such as bespoke alloy wheels, a bodykit, performance brakes, and various M badges for the exterior and interior. Some of the interior details are also unique to M Sport. The Luxury Line trim is available as a subtle alternative, no-cost option.

Buyers will also be able to option for the Innovations Package, the Comfort Package, and the Indulgence Package, all cramming in a range of suitable features. BMW Australia will launch the new model in November. See below for the highland standard features for both models.

BMW 630i Gran Turismo: $123,500
BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo: $148,900
(Before on-road costs)

BMW 630i GT standard equipment highlights:

  • M Sport Package (Luxury Line available as a no-cost option)
  • 19-inch BMW M double spoke light-alloy wheels
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Automatic tailgate
  • Active rear spoiler
  • Panorama Glass Sunroof
  • Active kidney grille
  • Chrome Line exterior finishers
  • M Aerodynamics Package
  • M Sport Brakes
  • Adaptive 2-Axle Air Suspension with dynamic damper control
  • Ambient lighting
  • Comfort Access
  • Professional Navigation with iDrive6 and 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • 12.3-inch multi-function display with black panel technology
  • Head-Up Display
  • Speed limit info
  • High Beam Assist
  • Driving Assistant Plus
  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • Eight-speed sports automatic transmission with gearshift paddles
  • ConnectedDrive Freedom
  • Wireless charging
  • DAB Digital radio
  • 16-speaker harman/kardon surround sound system
  • Two-zone climate control air conditioning
  • Sensatec instrument panel
  • BMW Individual roofliner in Anthracite
  • Leather Dakota upholstery
  • Heated front seats with lumbar support

BMW 640i GT xDrive adds the following highlights to above:

  • xDrive all-wheel drive system.
  • 20-inch BMW M double-spoke light-alloy wheels
  • Integral Active Steering
  • Metallic paintwork
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Front comfort seats
  • Active front seat ventilation
  • Four-zone climate control air conditioning
  • Ambient Air
  • Rear seats with electric backrest adjustment
  • Electric roller sunblinds to rear side windows