The very first example of the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has rolled out of the production line in Chennai.
At the BMW Group Plant in Chennai, the German manufacturer assembles vehicles for the Indian market which include the 3 Series, 3 Series Gran Turismo, 5 Series, 7 Series, X1, X3 and X5. And soon it will also commence the assembly of the upcoming new Mini Countryman. BMW has now also added the new 6 Series Gran Turismo to this lineup, when it was launched at the 2018 Auto Expo. BMW Group India has systematically accelerated its localisation program in India. It has already strengthened its long-term commitment to the Indian market by increasing the level of localisation at BMW Group Plant Chennai up to 50 per cent.
In under a month’s time since the 6GT was released in the Indian market, BMW has already rolled out the first example of the luxury vehicle at their Chennai plant. The model is the 630i Gran Turismo Sport Line that is powered by a 1,998cc, four-cylinder petrol engine, which develops 254bhp and 400Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and can accelerate from 0 to100km/h in 6.3 seconds. BMW has priced the 630i GT at Rs. 58.9 lakh (ex-showroom). Currently the 6GT is only offered with a petrol engine, however, BMW has confirmed that a diesel option will also arrive by the end of the year.
Dr. Jochen Stallkamp, Managing Director, BMW Group Plant Chennai said, 'BMW Group Plant Chennai is proud to roll-out the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo in India. The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is not only a unique concept but also makes a significant mark through its advanced engineering, technology and innovations. Now locally-produced in India, it will create a novel segment and set new benchmarks in the Indian luxury car segment. As always, BMW Group Plant Chennai is committed to deliver the best-in-class products for discerning customers who value the highest level of quality in every detail.'