BMW unveiled the 6 Series Gran Turismo facelift in May 2020 along with the facelifted 5 Series sedan. While we will still have to wait a little longer to get the 5 Series facelift in India, BMW has confirmed it will launch the updated 6GT in India on 8 April 2021.
For the uninitiated, the 6GT is essentially a coupe version of the 5 Series sedan with a longer wheelbase. While the 5 Series has a wheelbase of 2975mm, the 6GT has a wheelbase of 3070mm. Upfront, the GT facelift looks similar to the 5 Series facelift with a wider front grille flanked by new LED headlamps with L-shaped DRLs. The front bumper is also redesigned lending the grand tourer a more aggressive and sportier look. The side and rear profile, however, remain largely unchanged save for a new set of alloy wheels.
Similarly, while the cabin layout remains similar to the pre-facelift model, it gets additional features. The most noticeable change comes in the form of a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that replaces the older 10.25-inch unit and an updated 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Other features on offer include four-zone AC, a panoramic sunroof, air suspensions, cruise control with braking function, ambient lighting, powered front and rear seats, electrically adjustable power steering, a 360-degree camera, wireless mobile charging, a premium sound system and safety features like 6 airbags, electronic parking brake and tyre pressure monitoring system.
Under the hood, the 6GT facelift is likely to be offered with the same set of engines as the current car. It is offered with three engine options: 620d, 630d and 630i.
In some global markets, BMW is offering the 6GT facelift with a 48V hybrid system with both petrol and diesel engines as standard but they are not expected to make way to the India-spec model.
Prices of the 6GT facelift are expected to be priced at a premium over the current model which retails from Rs 65.90 lakh to Rs 77 lakh (ex-showroom). It will continue to take on likes of the Mercedes Benz E-Class LWB, Volvo S90, Jaguar XF and the Audi A6 sedan.