The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is all set for a facelift in India, and its prices will be revealed on April 8, 2021. Having made its global debut last year, the updated 6 Series GT features refreshed styling and more equipment. Let’s take a look at what to expect on the India-bound model.
- Facelifted 6 Series GT to get revised front fascia
- 12.3-inch touchscreen to replace 10.25-inch unit from before
- 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines, and 3.0-litre diesel mill expected to continue
BMW 6 Series GT facelift: design
A major focus on the 2021 6 Series GT is BMW’s updated design that brings with it a wider ‘kidney’ grille, sharper headlamps and tail-lamps, and re-profiled bumpers. As before, the model stands out for its notchback rear end and a longer overall length and wheelbase, compared to the 5 Series sedan.
BMW 6 Series GT facelift: features
The cabin design remains largely unchanged, compared to the outgoing model. A key improvement, however, is the larger, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that replaces the 10.25-inch unit from before.
The 2020 model already comes packed to the gills with equipment, including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, rear-seat entertainment screens, 360-degree camera, four-zone climate control, electrically adjustable rear seats, panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, active rear spoiler, air suspension and doors with a soft close function. Expect BMW to up the features package further still with the facelift.
BMW 6 Series GT facelift: engine-gearbox options
The current 6 Series GT is available with three powertrain options. The 630i gets a 258hp, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol motor, the 620d makes use of a 190hp, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel and the 630d is powered by a 265hp, 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is offered as standard.
The facelifted model for international markets continues with all these engine-gearbox combinations, though the 630d now makes a more potent 286hp, with a 48V mild-hybrid system bundled in as standard across the range.
Expect all three powertrains to continue in the Indian model as well, though it remains to be seen if electrified tech makes it to our shores.
BMW 6 Series GT facelift: price estimate
The BMW 6 Series GT is priced at Rs 65.90-77.00 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for now. Expect the prices to creep up with the facelifted model. With a longer wheelbase than the 5 Series sedan, the GT will continue rivalling the Mercedes-Benz E-class LWB which, in its updated avatar, is priced at Rs 63.60-80.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
We’ve driven the 2021 6 Series GT, and the embargo on the review also lifts on April 8. So, stay tuned for our verdict!