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