It's always an exciting time of year when vehicle manufacturers begin to reveal the first look at their new offerings, and the new 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo certainly doesn't disappoint. This sleek update combines all the positive elements of a coupe, sedan and crossover — all rolled into a high-end hatchback. After removing many of the quirks in the previous versions and adding in some new options, the updated Gran Turismo is certainly ready for prime time.
Several components have been swapped to lighter aluminum to keep the costs down, but the majority of changes have been under the hood in the new 6 Series. Improved aerodynamics from a quick revamp of the kidney-shaped grille and adaptive LED headlights are the key exterior upgrades for this model year.
Most notably, the more complex liftgate in previous models has morphed into a simpler one-piece hatch that still allows easy access to the trunk. The interior is one of the best in its class, with the standard BMW comfort levels and generously-sized windows and spacious interior. Drivers and passengers alike will appreciate the comfortable seating, while families will love the truly massive trunk space that provides 65 square feet of space.
Safety features abound in this mid-size hatchback with an active blind-spot warning, daytime pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning and speed limit info. Need even more aggressive safety features? Check out the optional upgrade to the Driving Assistant Plus package, with active lane keeping assist, evasion aid, adaptive cruise control that can bring the vehicle to a complete stop in the event of an impending impact. Parking assistance provides ease of driving and a new feature is a remote control parking system — you can effortlessly park your car with a display key!
As expected, the new 6 Series brings a wealth of technology toys that will delight both driver and passengers, most notably the 10.25-inch touchscreen that includes navigation and iDrive® 6.0 standard. Can't find a parking spot? No problem! The integrated On Street Parking includes an integrated navigation system that provides you with information on available parking spaces in your area. Road Rage averted.
You won't be waiting around for this car to get off the starting line, as you'll go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a speedy 5.1 seconds without sacrificing legroom or a larger trunk. Spoilers work well with the weight of the vehicle to keep the tires tight to the road with an improved drag coefficient.
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