New model name replaces the BMW 5 Series GT
BMW Group Malaysia has launched the first-ever 6 Series GT, a five-door hatchback-SUV mashup that replaces the 5 Series GT. The new 6 Series GT joins the 6 Series GC (Gran Coupé) and 6 Series Convertible in the 6 Series range. However, both the GC and Convertible which will soon be phased out and replaced by the 8 Series.
The locally-assembled 630i GT has a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum output of 258bhp and 400Nm of torque. 0-100km/h is 6.3 seconds. Top speed is 250km/h. Transmission is an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The 6 GT sits on the is based on the modular Cluster Architecture (CLAR) aluminium and high-strength steel platform shared by both the 5 and 7 Series and is approximately 150 kilogrammes lighter than its predecessor, the 5 Series GT. The 6GT is 155mm longer than the 5 Series saloon and just 7mm shorter than the short wheelbase 7 Series. The hatchback-SUV mashup and the 7 series both have a 3,070 millimetre wheelbase. Luggage space is 610 litres, 100 litres more than the 5GT, expanding to 1,800 litres when the seats are electrically foldable down.
The doors with frameless windows and BMW’s trademark Hofmeister kink. The coupé-style roofline sweeps down to merge into a tail section that is now 64 millimetres lower in height. Standard are 20-inch M light-alloy double-spoke 648 M wheels in Bicolour with mixed tyres.
Aerodynamic-enhancing features include active air flap control, air curtains, air breathers and an automatically extending rear spoiler which deploys at 110 km/h) to lower the drag coefficient (Cd) to 0.25, 0.04 less than the 5GT
The BMW 6 Series GT has adaptive suspension with Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension for both axles. The electronically-controlled dampers increase ride comfort and enhance the vehicle’s handling, along with wheel-specific control that counterbalances uneven loads. The two-axle air suspension allows the vehicle’s ride height to be adjusted manually, meaning that ground clearance can be increased by 20 millimetres at the touch of a button to negotiate dirt tracks or steep ramps, for example. The car automatically lowers by 10 millimetres when travelling at speeds over 120 km/h to reduce drag.
Standard interior features include M Sport Steering Wheel, Sensatec Leather dashboard and Fine Wood “Fineline” Ridge with Pearl Gloss Chrome dashboard fascia. There is also a two-part panoramic glass roof and Harman Kardon Surround Sound System. The iDrive system in the GT has a 10.25-inch freestanding touchscreen monitor with the latest tiled menu layout. Wireless smartphone charging is now available. There are also voice control and gesture control and the latest generation Head-Up Display and BMW ConnectedDrive assistance.
Safety features in the 6 Series GT include driver assistance systems which make use of stereo camera, radar and ultrasonic sensors to provide all-round monitoring for the driver’s assistance features such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Crossing Traffic Warning, and Speed Limit Info. The driving assistance features also include the Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function.
Exterior colour choices are Alpine White, Bluestone, Carbon Black and Sophisto Grey matched with Leather Dakota Black interior. Specifically with the Carbon Black and Sophisto Grey paintwork,Leather Dakota Cognac is also available.
The estimated retail price (on the road, without insurance) for the first-ever BMW 6 Series GT is RM 450,000.00. The 6 Series GT is available under the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia with the monthly instalment plan starting from RM 5,178.00 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).
All BMWs come with BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:
BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme.
BMW 2-Year/ 24 Month Tyre Warranty Programme for its Run Flat Tyre offering and services.
BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline.
The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW White Card.
BMW Service Online.