2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo on sale in Australia

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