This is the newest 6 Series from BMW and if you hadn’t noticed already, it has a fifth door. How does that fit in with the newbies long and swooping lines? Er, we’ll let you be the judge of that.
We can’t start anywhere else but around the back of this one; that single-piece hatch which opens and closes electrically can also be operated by a kicking motion under the rear bumper.
And with a stretched roof which provides ample rear headroom for passengers and a massive boot which boasts a storage compartment beneath the boot floor, this one was clearly built with added practicality in mind. We like the longer profile and heavily raked A-pillars and overall it is better looking than the 5 Series GT and it will likely be a blast to drive.
The 640i xDrive GT gets a 335bhp biturbo 3.0-liter inline-six that can propel the 640i xDrive GT from 0-100kph in 5.1 seconds. It packs all sorts of standard tech such as active driving assistant, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, collision warning, and cross-traffic alert. The eight-speed Steptronic transmission with paddle shifters is also standard while the air suspension can be had as part of the Dynamic Handling Package.
As for the cabin, it gets all of Bimmer's latest infotainment gizmos including a 10.25in centre display along with a 16 speaker, 1,400 watt Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system. In addition, the GT is available with a high definition head-up display and BMW's gesture control technology.
“The all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is geared towards discerning customers who place great importance on individuality,” said Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW’s senior vice president of group design. “The raised seating position ensures an imperious brand of driving pleasure, and the luxurious levels of space provide everything you need for a relaxing journey.”