BMW 6 GT launched at Rs.58.9 lakh at Auto Expo 2018

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The country’s biggest automotive fiesta is showing to be a mega event! BMW has kick-started 2018 by presenting the all-new 6 GT for India. BMW has only launched the BMW 6 GT in the petrol guise today, the diesel-powered 6 GT will be launched later this year. Prices for BMW’s top-shelf grand tourer starts at Rs.58.9 lakh, ex-showroom India. The 6 GT is obtainable with a petrol and a diesel engine. Both engines come combined with an eight speed auto transmission. International markets get the 6 GT with BMW’s 4-wheel drive tech xDrive. For Indian market, the big GT recalls the rear wheel drive setup that we’ve all come to love. Although this setup might not deliver the outright grip that a four-wheel drive system provides, it at least lets you shred the rear tyres when you are in the mood for some fun.

For the spec sheet junkies out there, here are the all-important numbers. The diesel 6 GT – the 630d – gets a 3.0-litre, in-line 6-cylinder engine that develops a healthy 261PS of power and 620Nm of torque. That’s enough grunt to rocket it to 100kmph in a smidge under six seconds and give it a limited top speed of 250kmph. The petrol engine, on the other hand, is the 2.0-litre four-pot we’ve sampled in the 5 Series sedan. The 630i makes 255PS and 400Nm. Its two-tenths of a second slower to the ton compared to the diesel but shares the same top speed. Size wise, the 6 GT is bigger by 87mm (5091mm) compared to the 5 GT it replaces. Width is unchanged at 1902mm, while the height is down by 21mm at 1538mm. With its coupe-like design, it does look quite unique among a sea of luxury sedans. And yes, BMW has focused on making the 6’er practical. So, you get a massive 610-litre boot that’ll happily triple in size if you fold the 40:20:40 split folding rear bench.