As promised, BMW has launched the latest iteration of the 6-Series GT in India. The 6-Series GT is meant for those who prioritize interior space and comfort above all else. Of course, a modern-day BMW should also come loaded with some cutting-edge technology and good performance. On that front too, the new 6-Series GT will not disappoint. Based on the brand’s Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform, the 2021 6-Series GT will be locally assembled at the BMW Group’s manufacturing facility in Chennai. Customers can choose between the 630i M Sport (priced at Rs 67.90 Lakh), 620d Luxury Line (priced at Rs 68.90 Lakh), and 630d M Sport (priced at Rs 77.90 Lakh). All are ex-showroom, India prices.
Speaking at the launch of the 2021 6-Series GT was Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India. He said,
“The new BMW 6 Series recrafts luxury and adds a truly unique dimension to the executive class segment. It has the practicality of a crossover, the dynamics of a sports car, the silhouette of a fastback, and the luxury of a sedan. The personality of the BMW 6 Series distinguishes it clearly from the crowd and is the reason for its long-lasting success. It is the vehicle of choice for modern leaders who expect the best luxury and comfort when they are at the rear. And nothing short of ‘Sheer Driving Pleasure’ when they take the wheel. It is an expression of style and beckons those who won’t settle for anything but the best.”
If you book the 2021 6-Series GT by April 30, BMW India will give you complimentary BMW Accessories and Lifestyle Collection products worth Rs 1.5 Lakh. This typically includes items like the BMW Display key, headphones for the rear-seat entertainment system, and an exclusive Montblanc pen. In India, the new BMW 6-Series GT is available in exterior shades of Bernina Grey Amber, Phytonic Blue, Piemont Red, and an all-new Tanzanite Blue color by BMW Individual. The 2021 6-Series GT comes with LED adaptive headlamps as standard (BMW Laserlight is optional), while the trademark kidney grille gets a healthy dose of chrome and now looks sharper and meaner than before.
The exterior design of the new BMW 6-Series GT is focused around a coupe-like silhouette with a sloped roofline. Furthermore, there are strong creases along the whole bodywork, plus frameless doors with soft-closing function, trapezoidal dual tailpipes, and full-LED taillights. On the M Sport variants, there’s also a generous splattering of M trim on the outside for that added sporty appeal.
As mentioned earlier, the 2021 BMW 6-Series GT is primarily all about occupant comfort and luxury. Therefore, the interior features BMW Comfort Seats with multi-way electric adjustment with memory function, exclusive ‘Nappa’ leather upholstery with diamond stitching, electrically-adjustable rear sunblinds, four-zone automatic climate control, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, and LED ambient lighting. Meanwhile, rear-seat passengers also get electrically adjustable seats and soft head cushions for added comfort.
The 2021 6-Series GT gets the BMW Live Cockpit Professional, which brings in a 12.3-inch digital instrument display. This is complemented by a 12.3-inch touch-infotainment display that features BMW Gesture Control and BMW Virtual Assistant. Furthermore, there is also wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Finally, finishing off the entertainment side of things is a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system that has 16 speakers.
The new BMW 6-Series GT has safety features like six airbags, ABS with EBD, Cornering Brake Control, Electronic Differential Lock Control, Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Traction Control, and Attentiveness Assistance.
Under the hood of the BMW 620d is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that makes 187hp and 400Nm of torque. It gets an 8-speed automatic and drives the rear wheels, reaching 100 kmph in 7.9 seconds. As for the 630d, it comes with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that puts out 282hp and 620Nm of torque. This too has an 8-speed automatic gearbox that drives the rear wheels, though 0-100 kmph now comes up in just 6.1 seconds. Meanwhile, the 630i is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with 258hp and 400Nm of torque. It has the same transmission as the others, while the 0-100 kmph sprint takes 6.5 seconds. All 2021 BMW 6-Series GT variants get adaptive air suspension with self-leveling as standard.