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2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo on sale in Australia

October 4, 2017

BMW Australia is about the launch the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo (GT), replacing the 5 Series GT, which showcases an updated exterior design and a streamlined lineup.

Buyers will be able to select between the 630i GT and the 640i xDrive GT. The 30i incorporates a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder producing 190kW and 400Nm, capable of dusting off 0-100km/h in 6.3 seconds, while offering an average consumption of 7.0L/100km.

For the 40i there’s a 3.0-litre turbo inline six developing 250kW and 450Nm. This version is able to cover 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds, partly thanks to its all-wheel drive system, while fuel economy is rated at 8.5L/100km on the combined cycle.

The new model gets a revised design leaving the four-door coupe/wagon 87mm longer than the predecessor, and 20mm lower. This gives it a sleeker and lower profile presence. Despite this, boot space has actually increased 110 litres to 610L.

Passengers are treated to BMW’s latest iDrive6 media interface via a 10.25-inch touch-screen on the dash. Adding to this, the driver gets a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Head-up display is standard, along with a 16-speaker harman/kardon sound system, panoramic glass sunroof, and dual-zone climate control.

As a bonus, the M Sport package is also standard, bringing in 19-inch M alloy wheels (20in on the 640i), a full M Sport aero kit, M Sport brakes, and an active rear spoiler. The interior is also dressed in various M Sport highlights.

BMW says the new model will arrive in local showrooms from November. Prices start from the following (excluding on-road costs):

2018 BMW 630i GT – $123,500
2018 BMW 640i xDrive GT – $148,900

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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