Larger nostrils, smaller thirst

BMW has lifted the 6 Series GT

Less than three years after the start, the BMW 6 Series GT receives a first update. A rather small one though.

In parallel to the 5 series, BMW also lifts the Hatchback offshoot 6er Gran Turismo. The coupé-like touring car positioned above the 5-series sedan will be launched in July with a slightly polished look and new technology. Prices start at 62.800 euros.

The revised model can be recognized by a newly designed front with a larger kidney grille and a smoothed rear section, from which trapezoidal tailpipes now protrude in every drive variant. Inside, controls and materials are slightly revised. There was an update for the infotainment system that also includes the introduction of a personal assistant; the assistance systems now offer more automated driving functions. In addition, the GT can be supplied with software updates via radio in the future.

In the drive program, the 6 Series concentrates as usual on the more powerful four and six-cylinder engines from Munich. The two petrol engines and the three diesels are now supported by a 48-volt mild hybrid system that is intended to reduce fuel consumption and improve responsiveness at the same time. In addition, there were interventions in the injection and charging. The basic drive remains a 190 kW / 258 PS strong 2,0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, alternatively a 3,0-liter six-cylinder with 245 kW / 333 PS, which can also be combined with all-wheel drive. The diesel portfolio starts with a 2,0-liter four-cylinder with an output of 140 kW / 190 PS, plus two 3,0-liter six-cylinders with 210 kW / 286 PS and 250 kW / 340 PS. The latter always drives all four wheels, with the weaker six-cylinder all-wheel drive technology is available as an option. In contrast to the 5 Series sedan and station wagon, BMW continues to do without plug-in hybrid drives in the 6 Series.

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