To be honest, I read the press release last night at midnight. That’s when BMW sends out their press releases (in the middle of the night.) I thought it was a typo, because there is already an ugly BMW 5-Series GT, and now we have a 6-Series Gran Turismo? And they both share the 7-Series platform. In addition, the 6-Series will be replaced by the new 8-Series. Literally, the new 6-Series GT will be the only 6-Series available in the BMW family.
Sounds really confusing and I am sure BMW is confused as well. Probably they will re-brand the 6-Series GT as a 5-Series GT when they facelift this car.
The exterior of the 6-Series GT resembles both the new 5-Series and the 7-Series. The interior is taken from the new 5-Series, and the driving assistance systems are exactly the same as used in the 5-Series. Regarding driving comfort, the air suspension will offer a better ride than the 5-Series’ coil spring suspension. However, the air suspension drive train is inherited from the 7-Series platform.
The BMW 6-Series GT is a really confusing model. It is replacing the 5-Series GT. It is branded as the 6-Series to make it more dynamic, while the 7-Series platform is used for a more spacious interior. Basically, when you buy the 6-Series GT, you buy three different BMW models mixed together. So, the driving experience might be really interesting. By the way, the front seats offer eight different types of massage function.
BMW 6-Series GT’s competitors? Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz CLS, Porsche Panamera and Maserati Quattroporte. A7 and CLS have no chance but Panamera? Good luck to BMW :) End of the day, a BMW is a BMW not a Porsche! Maserati? People love Maserati, they love Maserati. However, BMW will definitely capture many Audi and Mercedes-Benz customers. Also, people who are not really involved with the Porsche and Maserati brands will be captured by the BMW. However, a BMW can’t be as sportive as a Porsche!
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