Today, not one, but two all-new BMW models made their local debut. First was the coupe-like X4 crossover, followed up by this, the 6 Series Gran Turismo. Serving as the successor of the 5 Series GT, the 6 Series Gran Turismo aims to blend wagon practicality, with sleek, fastback looks. 

Like all new BMW models, the 6 Series GT sports sleek wraparound headlights, complemented by a bolder, wider kidney grill. Unlike the X4, there are softer curves at the lower half of the bumper. A swept back roof line graces the car's sides, and the frameless windows are a hat tip to coupes. Of course, the signature Hoffmeister Kink is present, albeit formed in a different way.

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At the back, wide wraparound tail lights follows the new BMW coupe look with its slim design, while retaining the classic 'L' shaped clusters. The wide tailgate sweeps downwards, which then kicks up towards the tip. The 6 Series Gran Turismo sits an a stretched 5 Series platform, meaning it slots right in between the standard 5 Series sedan and the 7 Series flagship. 

As it's based on the 5 Series, the cabin of the 6 Series GT is largely similar its shorter, more upright sibling. One significant change they made to the 6 Series GT over the 5 Series are the seats. It's mounted higher than its sedan counterpart. True to BMW tradition, the center stack is tilted towards the driver, and thanks to the longer wheelbase, there's more legroom at the back. Also, the liftback design also helps the 6 Series GT get a larger cargo area than the 5 Series.

Power in the 640d GT is provided by a 3.0-liter turbodiesel, just like the one found in the 530d. That means it pulls 265 PS and an impressive torque figure of 620 Nm. The 640d GT Luxury is the lone variant in the local 6 Series line, and it starts at Php 8,790,000