Instead of the famous and very popular model among all BMW enthusiast, the Company will release the brand new model with the new name, 2018 BMW 6-Series GT. According to BMW, this new model will be better in every segment compared to the previous one. It will be more luxurious and sportier. We can expect its arrival most likely by the end of 2017, or even at the beginning of 2018. Yes, maybe it seems too long to wait two years for its release date, but this model definitely deserves that. As we know, the first generation of Grand Turismo was criticized because of some gaps in weird design, high center of gravity and too long wheelbase. This time, everything will be more harmonious and probably because of that fact, the company expect a lot of new customers. The new model was spotted on the street, and according to that spy photos, we are going to present you this vehicle.
Update, January 2017(official photos)
2018 BMW 6-Series GT Exterior design
Let’s start from the exterior design of this model. Compared to the previous model, the new one will receive a lot of upgrades from the outside. The new Grand Turismo is definitely more stylish than the current model. It will be also sleeker and sportier. Also, this one has a high dose of aggressivity, definitely right direction and good improvement because the previous model was we can clearly say boring. The new model will get the latest lightweight material platform that is also used in the 7 and 5-Series models. The name of that platform is Cluster Architecture modular platform or more simple CLAR. We can expect high usage of aluminum, magnesium as well as carbon fiber-reinforced plastic in the chassis construction. That further means that we can expect some weight reduction and consequently better engine performance. When it comes to dimensions, this model will have the same dimensions as older one, but when it comes to design, this model is definitely the winner.
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At the front side, the headlights will flow into the well-known kidney grille from BMW. Under this grille, the bumper will also receive some minor tweaks. The larger intakes will be most likely large than before, and that will certainly improve engine cooling. All the lighting on the vehicle will have LED as standard technology. Compared to the previous model, the LED system on this model will be updated, and we can definitely expect stronger, more efficient lights and better road vision. According to pictures, new 2018 BMW 6-Series GT2018 BMW 6-Series GT will ride on very large wheels made from an aluminum. At this point, we don’t know its size, but we assume that will around 20 inches largely. The rear side will probably remain pretty much the same as before.
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BMW 6-Series GT 2018 Interior design
The interior design of the BMW? What are you think, how it will look like? The answer is so classy as always. Everything inside is on the high level. The cabin of this model will provide even sportier appearance than before. When it comes to comfort, it will be improved, and we can expect seats with better adjustability and with the better design than before. We have only one official photo of the cabin, but Company says that customers can anticipate redesigned dashboard as well as the addition of some new features in safety and high-tech section. Also, just like the newest 7 series, this model will provide so many premium materials(Dakota leather trim), refreshed infotainment system and new M sports package.
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Some of the features are:
– heated and lightweight front seats,
– power adjustable steering wheel(multifunctional),
– navigation package – ConnectedDrive,
– wireless charging,
– hi-fi speaker system,
– alarm system
– LED headlamps
2018 BMW 6-Series GT interior
Engine and Performance
When it comes to powertrain section, the customers in the Unites States will have just like the before two engines(petrol) options. Some rumors suggest that we can anticipate two more options as well. The word is the hybrid and diesel( a sure thing for Europe) powertrain. The standard engine will be a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 in two options, petrol, and diesel. The first petrol engine will have a capability of generating up to 320 horsepower and diesel engine not far behind with 313 horsepower. We can also expect a turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine that will be capable of producing more than 450 horses. We mentioned hybrid variant, but at this point, we don’t know details about it.
New BMW 6-Series GT 2018 Gearbox will get the latest 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission with the rear wheel power and optionally the intelligent all-wheel drive system(xDrive). All powertrains will have a new sports exhaust system, it will pull more power and certainly better sound.
Price and Release date
The release date of the anticipated model will be by the end of next year or at the beginning of 2018. This model will have a starting price of around £40,000.
2018 BMW 6-Series photos
2018 BMW 6-Series GT spy shots