BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo in Australia

BMW 6 Series GT BMW is introducing the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo range to Australian buyers. Continuing the sport luxury theme established in the 3 Series GT and 5 Series GT, the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is yet another niche product from the master of niches BMW.

“The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo features a lot of technology we have seen rolling out in the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series in recent times,” said BMW Group Australia CEO, Marc Werner.

“With a fresh take on exterior styling that is lower and longer, a generous and comfortable interior, leading-edge connectivity and high standard specification, the 6 Series Gran Turismo is a fantastic family proposition.”

BMW 6 Series GT range*:

BMW 630i GT: $123,500*
BMW 640i xDrive GT: $148,900*

BMW 6 Series GT

Aerodynamic exterior aids function and form

Thanks to BMW’s Efficient LightWeight programme, the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is up to 105kg lighter than the predecessor model, including the addition of xDrive in the 640i variant.

This thoroughly modern platform strategically deploys a mix of high-quality materials including high-strength steel and extensive use of aluminium.

Making the most of this rigid, lightweight structure is a newly-designed exterior that cuts through the air more effectively. Aerodynamically the 6 Series GT employs the latest interpretation of the BMW Active Kidney Grille. With this system, the grille can close or open depending on vehicle need. For example, it will close at a cruise to maximise efficiency, but can open for additional cooling as required.

Air Breathers situated behind the front wheels further aid aerodynamic efficiency. Air passing through the front air dams is channelled through the air breathers, creating an ‘air curtain’ around the wheel wells and further smoothing the air flow.

All of this aids in Australian-specification 6 Series GTs achieving a drag co-efficient of only 0.28Cd, 0.02Cd less than the predecessor model.

BMW 6 Series GT

Key measures:

Dimension Measure Difference to predecessor
model
Length 5,091mm +87mm
Wheelbase 3,070mm 0mm
Width 1,902mm 0mm
Height 1,539mm -20mm
Luggage Capacity 610 litres +110 litres

High-quality interior maximises comfort, technology and versatility

The 6 Series GT interior exudes quality, from its high-end trims to its technology and specification.

BMW 6 Series GT

Finished in Dakota (630i) or Nappa (640i xDrive) upholstery, the 6 Series GT cabin is spacious and filled with natural light, thanks to a standard panorama glass sunroof.

Luggage capacity has improved appreciably (by 110 litres) while the 40:20:40 through loading system and automatic tailgate operation further aid versatility.

BMW 6 Series GT

BMW’s innovative iDrive6 infotainment system is standard. Operated via a 10.25-inch touchscreen, this customisable interface can also be controlled via the traditional iDrive rotary dial or by natural voice control.

iDrive6 is complemented by a 12.3-inch multi-functional instrument display screen. Offering a range of different appearances, this customisable interface integrates with the latest Head-Up Display system to centralise vital vehicle information to the driver.

Convenience features such as wireless smartphone charging, four 12-volt and two USB sockets and extended Bluetooth functionality make any trip more comfortable.

BMW’s latest-generation semi-autonomous technologies, pioneered in the criticallyacclaimed new 5 Series, are also included across the 6 Series GT range.

BMW 6 Series GT

Driving Assistant Plus features the following innovations:

  • Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function, allowing semi-autonomous function for up to 30 seconds
  • Steering and Lane Control Assistant
  • Lane Keeping Assistant with Active Side Collision Protection
  • Front and rear Cross-traffic Warning
  • Crossroads Warning
  • Evasion Aid
  • Rear Collision Prevention
  • Lane Departure Warning

Parking Assistant Plus is also standard and features:

  • Parking Assistant (automated parking)
  • Front and rear Park Distance Control
  • Front View Camera
  • Rear View Camera
  • Surround View including Top, Panorama and 3D views

Optimised performance, dynamics and and efficiency delivered via lightweight platform and latest engine technologies

As well as the EfficientLightweight-inspired platform, the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo benefits from the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo range of petrol engines.

The 630i GT is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. It generates an impressive 190kW and some 400Nm for an effortless combination of low-rev response and strong acceleration. Fuel economy is tested at 7.0L/100km on the combined cycle.

Underneath the 640i xDrive bonnet sits a thoroughly modern take on a BMW classic configuration: an inline six-cylinder petrol engine. Utilising a twin-scroll turbocharger, the 3.0- litre ‘six’ generates 250kW and 450Nm of torque while using only 8.5L/100km on the combined cycle.

BMW 6 Series GT

To ensure the 6 Series Gran Turismo range drives like a BMW, Adaptive 2-axle Air Suspension with dynamic damper control is fitted across the range. This system offers an adaptable driving experience that provides exceptional ride quality with responsive handling.

Three modes are featured – ECO PRO, COMFORT and SPORT, the latter allowing the vehicle to lower itself by 10mm. In addition, the vehicle can be manually raised 20mm for slow-speed manoeuvres (up to 35km/h).

Fitted as standard to the 640i GT is the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system – this is the first non-M Performance BMW passenger vehicle to house this feature in Australia.

From a basic 40:60 per cent front:rear drive split, the system can send drive across the entire driving range: from 0:100 per cent to 100:0, for maximum traction in all situations.

Augmenting this is the Integral Active Steering system. Taken from the 7 Series and 5 Series options list, Integral Active Steering is standard on 640i xDrive and optional on 630i.

Working in conjunction with BMW’s electrically-assisted variable active steering, Integral Active Steering steers the rear wheels in opposition to the front axle at speeds up to 60km/h, enhancing manoeuvrability. Once 60km/h is achieved the rear wheels angle in the same phase as the fronts, improving stability.

Executive Drive (optional on 640i GT xDrive) adds active anti-roll bars for the complete combination of dynamics and ride quality.

BMW 6 Series GT

Premium specification comes as standard

Building from the already impressive 5 Series, the BMW 6 Series GT sets a high specification standard.

The 630i is equipped with the following 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

The BMW 640i GT xDrive builds further on this strong base with additional equipment, including:

  • 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

BMW 6 Series GT

Luxury Line – available at no additional cost

For those seeking additional refinement over the M Sport Package fitted as standard, the Luxury Line is available as a no-cost option. This includes:

  • Luxury design 19-inch light alloy wheels (630i)
  • Luxury design 20-inch light alloy wheels (640i xDrive)
  • Specific front and rear chrome design elements
  • Chrome window frames and inserts for illuminated door handles
  • LED Fog Lights
  • ‘Luxury’ badging on front side panels
  • ‘Luxury Line’ door sill finishers
  • Sport leather steering wheel
  • Electric backrest adjustment to rear seats (630i)
  • Nappa Leather upholstery (630i)
  • Comfort seats for driver and front passenger (630i)
  • Active Seat Ventilation for driver and front passenger (630i)
  • Ambient Air Package (630i)
  • Automatic air-conditioning with four-zone control (630i)

Option packages

Innovations Package ($1,600 including GST and LCT)

For those seeking further futuristic technology, the Innovations Package equips the 6 Series GT with the BMW Display Key, Remote Control Parking functionality and Gesture Control, to add another layer of interaction with the vehicle’s systems.

Comfort Package (630i only, $3,000 including GST and LCT)

Equipping the 630i GT with the Comfort Package adds seat heating to the rear as well as the front, four-zone automatic air conditioning, electric roller sunblinds to the rear side windows and electric rear seat backrest adjustment.

Indulgence Package (640i xDrive only, $8,000 including GST and LCT)

For the ultimate 6 Series Gran Turismo experience, the 640i xDrive can be equipped with the Indulgence Package.

This adds the Professional Rear Seat Entertainment Package, including two tilt-able, highresolution 10-inch rear screens and a Blu-Ray drive, operational via remote control.

Also included is a TV Function, Massage Function and soft-close door function.

A wide range of exclusive standalone options are also available, including content sourced from the BMW Individual collection.

By model: Performance and efficiency

Model Engine Power/Torque Zero –
100km/h
Fuel Use CO2
630i GT 2.0-litre 4-cyl
Turbo petrol
190kW/400Nm 6.3sec 7.0L/100km 159g/km
640i GT
xDrive
3.0-litre 6-cyl
Turbo petrol
250kW/450Nm 5.3sec 8.5L/100km 195g/km

Condition Based Servicing

All maintenance requirements for the BMW 6 Series GT range is controlled by the Condition Based Servicing (CBS) system.

With CBS, sensors and advanced algorithms monitor and calculate the conditions in which a vehicle is used, including mileage, time elapsed since its last service, fuel consumption and how a vehicle is driven. Based on the information captured, maintenance requirements are determined, identifying whether an annual vehicle inspection or oil service is due.

Selected BMW service and maintenance costs can be covered by a single, one-off advance payment with BMW Service Inclusive (BSI), which is available in two packages: Basic or Plus.

 

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