BMW is presenting an extensively updated successor to one of the most creative vehicle concepts of recent years. The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo blends the long-distance comfort of a luxury sedan with alluring coupe style. The impressive functionality offered by this body format and the high standards of driving comfort and spaciousness that provide the ideal setting for a relaxing journey are among the features that defined the character of the new car’s predecessor – the founder of this vehicle genre. These strengths have now been further honed in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, whose systematic evolution from the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is particularly evident in the new model’s sporting elegance, highly advanced equipment features, innovative control and assistance systems, and a leap forward in dynamism and efficiency.
Handling dynamics and driving comfort in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo both reap the benefits of the extensive improvements made to chassis technology. Self-levelling air suspension comes as standard at the rear axle, while ride comfort especially can be further enhanced by opting for the Adaptive suspension (featuring front and rear air suspension plus Dynamic Damper Control). The Executive Drive option, which is offered in combination with the Integral Active Steering system and also includes active roll stabilisation, gives the vehicle a sportier edge. 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 vehicle can also be lowered by 10 millimetres – either manually by again pushing a button, or automatically when SPORT mode is engaged via the Driving Experience Control switch or the car’s speed exceeds 120 km/h (75 mph). All optional suspension systems are now available in conjunction with BMW xDrive.
Oman 2018 BMW 640i Gran Turismo
|Model||640i Gran Turismo||640i xDrive Gran Turismo|
|Length Width Height (mm)||5091 x 1902 x 1538||5091 x 1902 x 1538|
|Engine||3.0-litre I6 TwinPower Turbo technology - TwinScroll turbocharger||3.0-litre I6 TwinPower Turbo technology - TwinScroll turbocharger|
|Power HP@RPM||340 @ 5500-6500||340 @ 5500-6500|
|Torque Nm@RPM||450 @ 1380-5200||450 @ 1380-5200|
|Gearbox||8-speed Steptronic||8-speed Steptronic|
|Drive||Rear wheel drive||xDrive all-wheel-drive system|
|Fr Suspension||Aluminium double track control arm axle with separate lower track arm level||Aluminium double track control arm axle with separate lower track arm level|
|Rr Suspension||Five-link axle in aluminium lightweight construction||Five-link axle in aluminium lightweight construction|
|Brakes||Fr: Four-piston fixed-calliper disc brakes / vented, Rr: Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented||Fr: Four-piston fixed-calliper disc brakes / vented, Rr: Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented|
|Wheels||7.5J x 17 light-alloy||7.5J x 17 light-alloy|
|Tyres||225/60 R17 99Y||225/60 R17 99Y|