BMW announced the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, which will be available at authorized BMW Centers offered exclusively as a BMW 640i xDrive model. Its distinct coupe-inspired aerodynamic design excites from every angle and combines the long-distance comfort of a luxury sedan with the aesthetic appeal of a coupe. The intelligent lightweight chassis construction paired to the standard 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters, improved aerodynamics featuring BMW Active Kidney Grille, Air Curtains, Air Breathers and active rear spoiler, a double wishbone front suspension, standard rear air suspension, and the award winning 6-cylinder engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology create a sporty and dynamic experience
The 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine for the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has been selected from the latest generation of the BMW Group portfolio. The remarkable effectiveness of the engine paired to the 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission with shift paddles, optimized aerodynamics, and its weight-saving construction make the 640i xDrive Gran Turismo a sporting performer with the highest level of efficiency.
The engine features an aluminum construction, optimized thermodynamics and cutting-edge BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The package of technology is made up of TwinScroll turbocharging, High Precision Direct Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve lift control and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. New engine encapsulation reduces noise and accelerates warm-up.
The 3.0-liter 6-cylinder inline gasoline engine under the hood of the all-new BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo generates maximum output of 335 hp and puts peak torque of 332 lb-ft on tap between 1,380 and 5,200 rpm provide a 5.1 seconds sprint from 0-60 mph.
The versatility of the vehicle concept behind the 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, the dynamic character of the car and its luxurious levels of long-distance comfort are reflected in the design of the interior. A cockpit tailored to the driver, the extremely generous, variable-use space for occupants and luggage, high-quality design, and carefully selected and precisely worked materials provide all the ingredients for a characteristic BMW driving experience, relaxed traveling and unbeatable practicality within a luxurious ambience.
The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo comes standard with Dakota leather upholstery, which can be specified in a range of different colors. The optional Nappa leather with decorative quilting pattern is available in three colors – Ivory White, Black and Mocha.
Precisely formed, seamlessly fitting surfaces and meticulously incorporated chrome trim elements highlight the exclusive character of the interior. The contour of the interior trim strips in the door panels traces the elegant flow of the roofline. Electrically operated sunshades for the rear side windows can be added as an option.
Horizontal surfaces lend structure to the instrument panel and interior door trim. In the cockpit, the lines rise dynamically towards the driver and mark out their workplace with unmistakable clarity. The raised seating position enhances the driver’s view out over the road and, together with the ergonomically optimal arrangement of the controls, sends out a statement of imperious driving experience. The iDrive operating system’s Control Display now takes the form of a freestanding touchscreen.
The 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is fitted as standard with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission with shift paddles and a sport leather steering wheel including multifunction buttons for the infotainment, communication and cruise control functions.
TRIM LEVELS & PRICING
The 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is a four-door sedan that available in single trim level the 640i xDrive. It comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Standard equipment include 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, keyless ignition and entry, parking sensors, a rear air suspension, a panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, a power rear liftgate, power-adjustable heated front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a configurable gauge cluster, a navigation system, BMW's iDrive infotainment system, a 10.2-inch central touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, a wireless charging pad, and a 12-speaker sound system with satellite radio. Safety features include forward collision warning with low-speed automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and BMW Assist communications.
The optional Premium package adds head-up display system, surround-view parking camera system, gesture control for the iDrive interface, parking sensors and an automatic parking system. The Luxury Seating package adds upgraded multicontour front seats and two-tone leather surfaces with contrast piping. The seats are also ventilated and feature a massage function. A Driving Assistance Plus package adds adaptive cruise control and enhanced collision avoidance systems.
The Gran Turismo with the M Sport package come with different wheels, aluminum interior trim, an M-badged steering wheel and an aero body kit. The Dynamic Handling package adds adjustable suspension dampers, rear-wheel steering capability, an air suspension and active roll control.
Stand-alone options include a heated steering wheel, a rear-seat entertainment system, a Harman Kardon or Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system, a night-vision system, and a remote-control parking system.
The 2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. It has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $71,195, plus $995 destination and handling.