BMW 6 GT Launched At Rs 58.9 Lakh At Auto Expo 2018
BMW 6 GT Launched At Rs 58.9 Lakh At Auto Expo 2018

BMW has only launched the BMW 6 GT in the petrol guise today, the diesel-powered 6 GT will be launched later this year.

BMW 6 GT Launched In India At Auto Expo 2018

The 6 GT is available with a petrol and a diesel engine. Both engines come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Global markets get the 6 GT with BMW's four-wheel drive tech — xDrive. For our market, the big GT retains the rear-wheel-drive setup that we’ve all come to love. Although this setup might not provide the outright grip that a four-wheel drive system provides, it at least lets you shred the rear tyres when you are in the mood for some fun.

BMW 6 GT Launched In India At Auto Expo 2018

For the spec sheet junkies out there, here are the all-important numbers. The diesel 6 GT - the 630d - gets a 3.0-litre, in-line 6-cylinder engine that develops a healthy 261PS of power and 620Nm of torque. That's enough grunt to rocket it to 100kmph in a smidge under six seconds and give it a limited top speed of 250kmph.

The petrol engine, on the other hand, is the 2.0-litre four-pot we've sampled in the 5 Series sedan. The 630i makes 255PS and 400Nm. It's two-tenths of a second slower to the ton compared to the diesel but shares the same top speed.

BMW 6 GT Launched

Size wise, the 6 GT is bigger by 87mm (5091mm) compared to the 5 GT it replaces. Width is unchanged at 1902mm, while the height is down by 21mm at 1538mm. With its coupe-like design, it does look quite unique among a sea of luxury sedans. And yes, BMW has focussed on making the 6'er practical. So, you get a massive 610-litre boot that'll happily triple in size if you fold the 40:20:40 split folding rear bench.

BMW 6 GT Launched

In case you're wondering, yes, the 6 GT gets all the bells and whistles a modern day BMW should. That includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen for the iDrive, gesture control and remote control parking.