Anton Andres / CarPix for Autoindustriya.com | December 26, 2016 11:51
2018 BMW 6 Series GT gets M Sport package
Sticking to BMW tradition, the automaker's E-Segment liftback will get the M-Sport treatment. The BMW 6 Series GT replaces the 5 Series GT will be axed as soon as the arrival of the new liftback. This will be BMW's second attempt in the category busting niche.
The last time we shared photos of the 6 Series GT, it was in regular, non-sporting trim. With the M-Sport package, there are some notable differences. For starters, it gets a different front bumper with a ore aggressive front apron. To feed in more air into the engine, there are larger bumper openings which get a honeycomb pattern. Also on this particular test car is a sensor, perhaps for the car's semi-autonomous driving features.
At the moment, the rear is fully covered but do expect classic BMW styling cues to be applied to the 6 Series GT. One can expect the “reverse L” tail lights and the Hoffmeister Kink for its rear end treatment, just like the rest of BMW's lineup. With this new five-door 6 Series, the is currently speculation that the 6 Series Gran Coupe may not see a next generation.
The 6 Series Gran Turismo will be the newest car to use BMW's new modular platform. Dubbed OKL architecture, the platform makes extensive use of carbon with the Carbon Core chassis. Carbon Core is composed of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber reinforced polymer, magnesium, aluminum and high-strength steel. With the new chassis it is expected that the 6 Series Gran Turismo will be lighter than the model it replaces.
The engine lineup will most likely consist of the ones found in the G30 5 Series. These include a range ofturbocharged six-cylinder gas and diesel models plus a V8. With a V8 being available in the 5 Series in the form of the M550i, there is a possibility that the 6 Series will get the same treatment. Also, our spies report a range of plug-in hybrid models to join the 6 Series family.