BMW took the wraps off of the 2018 6 Series Gran Turismo. Measuring 200.9 inches long, 74.9 inches wide, and 60.6 inches tall, the 6 Series Gran Turismo is a full-size car that combines elements of a sedan, crossover, hatchback, and coupe into one vehicle. Many of the components of the 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo—including the tailgate—have been built with aluminum to keep the car’s weight down. Only one model will be offered, the 640i xDrive Gran Turismo, which starts at $70,695.
From the front, the 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo looks like the flagship 7 Series with a similar headlight design and standard adaptive full LED headlights and hexagonal LED light accents. The car’s twin kidney grille has also been revamped and now features active grille shutters to improve aerodynamics. It works in conjunction with the air curtains and air inlets on the side of the car. Out back, the 6 Series Gran Turismo features an active rear spoiler that deploys at speeds of over 75 mph to help reduce lift and improve its drag coefficient.
Inside, the 6 Series Gran Turismo features a five-seat layout with 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats that are power operated and have been tailored with long drives in mind. With the rear seats down, BMW says there’s up to 65 cubic feet of cargo space. The load height has also been lowered by 2 inches. Front sport seats are standard, and multicontour seats are optional. The rear bench layout can also be swapped in favor of electrically adjustable comfort seats that recline. The 6 Series Gran Turismo also features a slightly taller ride height than your average sedan or hatchback.
There’s also a new suspension layout with control arms up front and a five-link setup in the rear. The rear axle also comes standard with an air suspension with an automatic self-leveling function to maintain the car’s ride height and control vibrations. An adaptive suspension system comes as part of the Dynamic Handling package and adds a two-axle air suspension plus Dynamic Damper Control to improve ride and handling. The two-axle air suspension also allows the driver to manually raise the car by 0.78 inch or lower it by 0.39 inch.
Other available features in the 2018 6 Series Gran Turismo include a new head-up display that projects information in a larger area, a parking assistant that can get you into a parallel or perpendicular space, and the remote control parking system that allows you to use the display key to park your car. The 6 Series Gran Turismo also features car-to-car communication that receives and sends out accident and hazard warnings to other vehicles. There’s also an On Street Parking information service integrated into the navigation system that helps you find available parking spaces on the street.