2018 BMW 6 Series GT Final Test Car: Possible Details and Specifications. The development mule of the possible six series was spotted doing some test on the street several days ago. It indicates that the fourth generation of highly anticipated BMW 6 series GT is finally coming to us very soon. Even though the detail is still blurry and the test mule was heavily camouflaged, we can still spot some interesting things that possibly will make it until production.
2018 BMW 6 Series GT Specifications
Spy shot, Interior design Previews
Judging from the 2018 BMW 6 Series GT spy shots in Motor1.com and TopSpeed.com site, it is obvious that new 6 Series GT 2018 retains its low and wide stance despite the downsize rumor to compete with Porsche 911. It will be based on a new platform, dubbed OKL. Furthermore, it gets a slight fastback profile due to a more slanted roof towards the rear. Revisions are also made in the kidney grille, headlights, and taillights. There is no spec and information yet regarding the interior, but we can expect the usual leather seats, wood accents and 10 inches display on the dash as well as the electrically adjusted seat, probably with heating and massage feature.
In Europe, the new 2018 6-Series GT will vary in trim from a 620d to a 640d for the diesel engines. Besides, 630i to a 640i for gasoline engines. In the North America, it is expected to come with 640i xDrive model and also plug-in hybrid 630e 2018 down the line.
Engine — 2018 BMW 6 Series GT / Gran Turismo
It is possible that fourth generation BMW 6 series GT will be powered with 5 series engine lineup. The first one is 3.0 L inline-six turbocharged engine from 540i. This engine belts out 347 HP, giving this car a 0-6- mph time of 5.5 seconds and around 155 mph top speed.
330 HP turbocharged diesel engine, and 475 HP 4.4 L V8 are the other available engine options. Plug-in hybrid powertrain with 4-cylinder engine is also the possible option since electrification is especially relevant to help cutting down the emission and increasing fuel efficiency rate. Rear-wheel drive is standard in all engine, but all-wheel drive will also come as an option.
But the one we definitely anticipate the most is the 4.4 L twin-turbo V8 engine from the current M6 that delivers 600 HP. This engine is very likely to join the lineup again especially if BMW wants its newest 6 Series to perform well in the market against Porsche 911, Panamera or Audi S7.
2018 BMW 6 Series GT Price and Release Date
When it comes to availability, the New upcoming 2018 BMW 6 Series GT will probably be revealed sometime in the first half of 2017 while the sales will commence in the second half or maybe early 2018. As usual, the 2-door coupe will be the first to roll, followed by the convertible. And, probably the Gran Coupe if it is not replaced.
The outgoing model is priced at $77,000, so we can expect the fourth generation BMW 6 to be around $80,000 for the base model. And, going up to $100.000 for higher end trims.
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