BMW Asia and Prestige (Pvt) Ltd, the sole authorised importer and distributor of BMW vehicles in Sri Lanka, launched the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo (GT) at an event held at the Hilton Colombo recently.
The new BMW 6 GT features highly advanced equipment, innovative control and assistance systems.
Commenting on the launch, Director – Sales of Prestige Automobile (Pvt) Ltd, Nirange Peries, stated: “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 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 centre. 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.”
A combination of intelligent lightweight engineering and increased use of aluminium and high-strength steel grades for body and chassis components, make this first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, more agile and safer. More streamlines aerodynamics, more power and greater running efficiency give the car sportier performance while optimising fuel economy.
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, setback 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.
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 rear compartment of the vehicle comprises of three full-size seats offering maximised legroom.
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, optimized 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 Twinscroll 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.
At the heart of BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is the idrive system, complete with the Touch Controller on the centre console and the Control Display, now in the form of a free standing 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.