“G32” is one of the lesser-known codenames, as the 6 Series Gran Turismo isn’t exactly a popular car. Although BMW pulled the plug on the GT in the US for the 2020 model year when the smaller 3 Series GT was also phased out, the larger of the two is still sold elsewhere. A new video, shot in Europe, puts the spotlight on the 640i xDrive, which has had the Life Cycle Impulse applied since mid-2020.
the 6 Series Gran Turismo has certainly come a long way in terms of design since the days of the 5 Series Gran Turismo (F07). It is a suitable alternative for those who are looking for a practical luxury vehicle but don’t want an SUV or Touring. This 640i spec packs a lot of punch too, as the straight-six is good for 258 hp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a decent six and a half seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/h.
Manufactured in Dingolfing but also in India at the Chennai plant, the 6-series is living on borrowed time as it won’t be renewed for a next-gen after the 5-series (G60) breaks cover later this year. We can’t blame BMW for the fact that automakers these days tend to steer clear of niche models, opting instead to build more and more SUVs. The Bavarians also have plenty of X models, along with a couple of station wagons and that big five-door liftback oddity.
With the LCI, all four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines received mild hybrid technology, while the eight-speed automatic transmission, self-leveling rear suspension and Matrix LED headlights became standard across the range. You can have the only member of the 6 family with rear wheel steering, custom leather and laser headlights.
With its impressive wheelbase of 3,070 millimeters, the GT is one of the most spacious and comfortable BMWs that money can buy. That means few will miss it when production ends later this year or in 2024.
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