2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback

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2018 MODEL

7.6

Overall Rating

Detailed Review

The BMW GT or Gran Turismo is a high-performance machine from BMW. The Gran Turismo models were initially available on the 3 series and 5 series only until 2017. In 2017, the BMW launched the Gran Turismo in the 6 series range.

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Pros

Luxurious and modern cabin

Driving Dynamics

Large boot

Cons

Rear seat comfort for 3rd passenger

What's New?

Retractable dynamic spoiler


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$70200

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

198 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

268

horsepower

600 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

332 lb.-ft. @ 1380 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

14.6 in. /14.7 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

116.9 in.

length

197.1 in.

width

74.6 in.

height

55 in.

curb weight

4780 lbs.

ground clearance

4.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

107 cu ft.

cargo volume

31 cu ft.

payload capacity

840 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.7 sec.

standing ¼-mile

12.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/25 mpg

ev range

360 mi.

highway range

462.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr./ unlimited


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Styles

 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Carbon Black Metallic color  2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Dark Graphite Metallic color  2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Frozen Bronze Metallic color  2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Frozen Brilliant White Metallic color  2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Glacier Silver Metallic color
Carbon Black Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.6

Engine

8.0

Fuel Economy

6.6

Interior

8.6

Exterior

8.0

Comfort

7.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback 640i xDrive

640i xDrive

power
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$70,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
640i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $70,200 MSRP (20/23/28) 335 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, I6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5   Carbon Black Metallic
  Dark Graphite Metallic
  Frozen Bronze Metallic
  Frozen Brilliant White Metallic
  Glacier Silver Metallic

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 21, 2018

7.6

Overall Rating


7.6/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine

 

6.6/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.6/10
Interior

 

8.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo looks spectacular with its unique aesthetics design and luxurious interior. The superior driving characteristics of BMW guarantee sporty dynamics. The flowing roofline and unique front fascia make the car look irresistible

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Features

7.6/10

The Gran Turismo is one of the three variants of the BMW 6-series. The other variants are Gran Coupe and Alpina B6. The Gran Turismo is both luxurious and spacious.

The car has a powerful engine and a lot of features. It also features the BMW iDrive infotainment system integrated into the Center Console. There is an optional handling package that has air suspension and active steering for an additional $4,000.The car has a lot of Features on offer and BMW has done no cost cutting in adding those.

Standard Features include:

  • Hermes Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Intelligent Voice Control for Navigation System
  • Enlarged Panoramic Moonroof
  • 16 Way Electrically adjustable seats
  • Harmon Kardon/Bower and Wilkins Music System
  • Wireless Charging and WiFi Hotspot Connectivity
  • Remote 3D view that lets you see the car remotely from anywhere
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • Integral Active Steering
  • Active Blindspot Detection and Lane Detection warning
  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • 12.3" BMW Infotainment System
  • Interior Coutesy Ambient Lighting 
  • Dual Front Airbags
  • Adaptive Brakelights

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Engine

8.0/10

"Displacing only 3.0 liters but force-fed by a turbocharger and burning fuel sprayed directly into the six cylinders and mixed with air entering past the variable-timed valves, this inline engine is spectacularly unspectacular" -Caranddriver.com

The BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo is powered by a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine. The engine produces a power output of 335 HP and a torque figure of 332 lb-ft. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The car is seamless to drive as there is a lot of torque available even in the mid-range.

The Mercedes CLS features a 4.7L Biturbo V8 engine that produces a maximum power output of 402 HP. However, this is a much larger engine, both in terms of displacement and the number of cylinders. The Porsche Panamera and Audi A7, both feature a six-cylinder engine with power outputs of 330 hp and 340 hp respectively.

Acceleration

The BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo has the xDrive system that transfers the power to all four wheels based on the traction available at each wheel for maximum acceleration. The 6-series Gran Turismo hits the 0 - 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds and does the quarter mile in 14.1 seconds. The Gran Turismo is 0.2 sec faster than the 2013 BMW 640i Gran Coupe M Sport.

The Mercedes CLS is quicker than the BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo by almost 0.2 seconds. The CLS hits 0 - 60 mph in just 4.9 sec whereas the Gran Turismo takes 5.1 sec to achieve it. The Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera are not far behind either. The A7 does the 0 - 60 mph in 5.2 seconds whereas the Panamera takes 5.4 sec.

Ride and Handling

The BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo is effortless to drive. It is more of a driver-focused car as opposed to the Mercedes, which focuses more on passenger comfort and luxury. However, this does not mean that the car is not comfortable for passengers. BMW makes use of air suspension to adjust the ride height and change stiffness of suspension.

The car has a bit of body roll in the comfort plus mode. However, this is not so evident in the comfort mode. In the comfort mode, the car handles almost every uneven surfaces and potholes efficiently. Switch into the sports mode and the suspension stiffens up.

Braking

The BMW 6-series Gran Turismo weighs almost 4400 lbs. and yet it comes to a halt from 60 mph in 106 ft. The brakes on the Gran Turismo been designed by BMW sports performance division M Sport. The 4 piston aluminum calipers along with 13.7-inch disc on the front and 13.6-inch disc work together to stop the 4409 lbs. machine.

Though the BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo has an impressive brake, it doesn't have the shortest stopping distance. It is the Mercedes CLS that has the least stopping distance. This is made possible due to the larger discs and reduced weight of the CLS. The Audi A7 also has good brakes but it is the Porsche Panamera whose brakes are poor even with the Panamera being lightest of them all.

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Fuel Economy

6.6/10

The BMW 6-series Gran Turismo delivers 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Together, the Gran  Turismo delivers 22 mpg on average.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it is the Porsche Panamera that has the highest fuel efficiency figures. The Panamera delivers a combined mileage of 29 mpg. The Audi A7 delivers 23 and the BMW 640i Gran Turismo delivers 22 mpg. The CLS has the least fuel efficiency because of its large V8 engine.

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Interior

8.6/10

Seating and Comfort

The 640i Gran Turismo has dual-zone automatic climate control with temperature control for each passenger. The cabin is plush and looks premium, the leather seats are electronically adjustable for comfortable driving position and also has a memory function.

Though the 640i Gran Turismo is a five-seater, it can seat four comfortably. The leather seats offer good amount of support and can be adjusted electrically. The rear seats can also be reclined electronically for that extra comfort. The car has adequate amount of headroom, legroom and shoulder room in the front seats.

Infotainment System

The infotainment system on the Gran Turismo is very advanced. Everything is controlled using the BMW iDrive 6 system. It features a high-resolution touch screen, voice control and gesture control and a 16-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system.

It is very easy to use, all you have to do is tell the infotainment system what to do such as navigating to certain place, calling someone or playing music. The car also has wireless charging for smartphones and also has Wi-Fi hotspot.

Interior Features

  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • High-Resolution touch screen infotainment system
  • Electronically adjustable seats
  • Heads Up Display

Trunk Volume

The BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo is not a wagon but it has a very large boot. There is a total storage volume of 31 cubic ft. on the BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo.

The BMW is the most practical car among others. Since it has a large boot, it can be used for daily driving and those weekend getaways. The Audi A7 also offers a boot with storage capacity of 24.5 cubic ft. The Panamera offers a boot of 17.6 cubic feet boot and with the seats folded, it can be expanded up to 47.3 cubic ft.

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Exterior

8.0/10

Dimensions and Weight

The BMW 6-series Gran Turismo looks elegant and sporty. Whether it be the charismatic front fascia or the flowing roof, the design of the car is just amazing. The programmable LED headlamp is what catches our attention first. The 640i shares its wheelbase from the standard 7 series.

The BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo weighs almost 4409 lbs. The car is 200.9 inches long and 749 inches wide. It has a height of 60.6 inches and a ground clearance of 5 inches. The Gran Turismo is lengthier than others here but it is the CLS that has the highest ground clearance.

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Safety

The car comes with all the new and advanced safety features of BMW. The features range from the basic crash protection features such as seat belts and a lot of airbags for the front and rear passengers. These functionalities make sure that the car is safe for its own passengers and others on road.

The other advanced technologies programmable LED headlamps, adaptive brake lights and central locking etc. The advanced on-board computer has complete control of the car and hence is able to provide driver assist, blind spot detection and lane departure warning etc.

Safety Features

  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
  • 3-point safety belts with force limiters and head restraints at all seating positions
  • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
  • Acoustic safety-belt warning
  • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH attachments for child-restraint safety installation
  • Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • Active Driving Assistant including Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, and Cross-traffic alert rear
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Competition

BMW 6 Series GT vs. Porsche Panamera

The BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo and the Porsche Panamera are driver-focused vehicles. Both these cars have amazing dynamics and are fun to drive. These cars tend to look more into the driving characteristics more rather than comfort and luxury.Having said that, both these cars are comfortable and have a plush luxury interior and come loaded with features. But the BMW is much more affordable and offers more value for money.

BMW 6 Series GT vs. Audi A7

Audi cars are generally luxurious, sporty and fun to drive. The A7 looks almost like a sports car due to its aggressive styling, unlike the 640i xDrive which looks more like a luxury sedan. Both these cars are almost similar in terms of features but the Audi A7 features the Quattro drive system which is better than the xDrive on the BMW.

BMW 6 Series GT vs. Mercedes Benz CLS

Mercedes cars are known for their luxury and comfort. However, the CLS is something that offers not just luxury and comfort, but also solid performance. The 5.2L Biturbo V8 is much more powerful than the twin turbo inline 6 cylinder engine on the BMW. But being a comfort-focused car, the CLS is not as good as the BMW in terms of handling and fun to drive character.

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Final Verdict

The BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo offers the luxury of a BMW luxury sedan and performance of BMW M Sports vehicle. The car uses the renowned inline 6 cylinder engine and has the driving dynamics of an M Sports car. It is comfortable to drive and travel and comes packed with a lot of tech.If you are looking for a car that is agile and luxurious, it is difficult to choose from the A7, CLS, Panamera and 640i GT as all these cars have almost more or less features, except the CLS is a powerful one. If you are looking for performance only, the CLS is the car for you. If you are looking for something that performs well and has good handling, all these cars are good but it is the Audi A7 that offers more for less cost.