December, 5, 2018
~ Aesthetic appeal, presence and perfect functionality
BMW Asia and Prestige Automobile (Pvt) Ltd., the sole authorised importer and distributor of BMW vehicles in Sri Lanka, launched the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo (GT), which combines the long-distance comfort of a luxury sedan with the aesthetic appeal of a coupe, at an event held at the Hilton Colombo recently.
The new BMW 6 GT offers supreme driving comfort, coupled with spaciousness and sporting elegance. It features highly advanced equipment, innovative control and assistance systems, and a leap forward in dynamism and efficiency that provide the ideal setting for a relaxing yet exhilarating journey.
Commenting on the launch, Niranga Peries, Director – Sales at Prestige Automobile (Pvt) Ltd., said “As the only authorised agent for BMW vehicles in Sri Lanka, we are privileged to introduce the latest BMW 6 Series GT model to the Sri Lanka Lankan market. The new variant is packed with class-leading technology and delivers BMW’s motoring spirit - enthralling customers with sheer driving experience whenever they get behind the wheel. In addition, to ensure that every BMW is running at its optimum level, we as the sole agent, maintain a state-of–the-art after sales and collision repair center. With this facility, we are able to provide first-class after sales services and collision repairs for BMW PHEV and EV vehicles with BMW-certified technicians and globally-approved diagnostics tools.”
Lighter, sportier, more comfortable and more efficient
A combination of intelligent lightweight engineering and increased use of aluminum and high-strength steel grades for body and chassis components, make this first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, more agile and safer. More streamlined aerodynamics, more power and greater running efficiency give the car sportier performance while optimizing fuel economy.
Design: dynamic proportions and elegant and flowing lines
An exterior length of 5,091 millimetres, a width of 1,902 millimetres and a height of 1,538 millimetres give the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo dynamically-stretched proportions. The front end has a distinctive, powerful appearance, with the lenses of the standard Adaptive LED headlights extending all the way to the large BMW kidney grille. BMW’s signature sporting elegance comes to the fore particularly prominently when the car is viewed in profile, thanks to familiar features such as the long bonnet, set-back positioning of the cabin, a wheelbase of 3,070 millimetres, doors with frameless windows, and an elongated window outline stretching deep into the rear end. Rear lights with three dimensional styling add an eye-catching touch.
Ideal blend of driving pleasure, long-distance comfort and functionality
The interior has been designed to provide a driver-focused cockpit and an extremely spacious passenger compartment. The raised seating position optimises the driver’s all-round view and, together with the faultlessly ergonomic arrangement of the controls, helps to create an imperious sense of driving pleasure. The cabin’s lines, materials and precision workmanship imbue it with a highly sophisticated, premium feel.
The rear compartment of the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo comprise three full-size seats offering maximised legroom. Exhaustive optimisation of the cabin’s packaging sees the first-ever model’s far flatter roofline still translating into extra headroom, while the re-styled rear seat unit and improved soundproofing make it even more comfortable to travel in. The electrically-adjustable comfort seats which come as standard for the rear allow the backrest angle to be altered at the push of a button.
The engine of the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has been selected from the latest generation of BMW Group power units and channels its power to the driven wheels via an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The engine features an aluminium construction, optimised thermodynamics and cutting-edge BMW Twin Power Turbo technology. One four-cylinder petrol engine will be available for the model from launch. The package of technology for the petrol engine is made up of Twin Scroll turbocharging, High Precision Direct Injection, VALVETRONIC fully-variable valve control and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. New engine encapsulation reduces noise and accelerates warm-up.
Uniquely versatile control system
The first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is equipped with a display and control system offering unrivalled versatility for operating vehicle, navigation, communication and infotainment functions. At the heart of it all is the iDrive system, complete with the Touch Controller on the centre console and the Control Display, now in the form of a freestanding touchscreen. The high resolution display has a screen diagonal of 10.25 inches, while its tile-style menu layout with animated graphics in live mode which facilitates intuitive operation.