The new 5 Series facelift may have hogged all the limelight, but one look at the new 6 GT facelift is enough to make your purchase decision harder than ever!
While the world was eagerly waiting for the Munich-based carmaker to reveal the 2021 5 Series facelift, the folks at BMW sneakily squeezed in the new facelift version of the 6 Series Gran Turismo (or simply the 6 GT) as well. However, we're not complaining as the brand's current design treatment has converted the 6 GT from a mature man's grand tourer to a young chap's showboating weapon. With the new, aggressive-looking front & rear bumpers, new LED headlamp units with the signature L-shaped accents, a chunkier kidney grille with a Singleframe housing and the trapezoidal exhaust tips, the 6 GT facelift sure looks more enticing than ever and is now likely to draw a younger customer base.
As before, petrol enthusiasts will have a choice between the 630i or the 640i/640i xDrive whereas three diesel options - 620d, 630d/630d xDrive and the 640d xDrive complete the 6 GT facelift model line-up. There are two petrol engines & two diesel engines to choose from. A 2.0-litre (1,998cc) four-cylinder petrol unit that powers the 630i (255bhp & 400Nm) and a larger 3.0-litre (2,998cc) six-cylinder motor can be found in the 640i (329bhp & 450Nm).
Those after the diesel variants will have a choice between a 2.0-litre (1,995cc) four-cylinder motor in the 620d (188bhp & 400Nm) or the 3.0-litre (2,993cc) six-cylinder unit in the 630d (282bhp & 650Nm) or the 640d (335bhp & 700Nm). All engines come paired with BMW's 8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard.
The engine options are the same as those found on the new 5 Series facelift and on the 6 Series GT too, all of them will be offered with a 48V mild-hybrid system (country-specific). However, unlike the 5 Series, the 6 GT does not offer any plug-in hybrid models.
In terms of features too, the list is similar to that of the 5 Series, although the 6GT now comes with a BMW Live Cockpit Professional as standard and offers a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen as part of standard fitment as well.