Press - July 2017

The New BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Goes M Performance

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo with M Performance Parts

BMW really know how to expand their range of vehicles, creating versions of versions of cars you really thought could not be made. The idea is to have a car suitable for every kind of person. This November, the new 6 series GranTurismo will be launched and of course, it would never be a complete BMW without a smattering of M Sport here and there, in particular, the suspension, exterior and cockpit, adding a somewhat sporty air to the 6 Series GT.

One step further, are BMW’s M performance parts which usually give a powerfully expressive appearance to their normal road going cars, making it look almost as special as the full-blown M car. The 6 Series GranTurismo’s M Performance package will consist of a new exhaust silencer system made from stainless steel, giving the new 6 GranTurismo an impressive sound track through the pipes. The exhaust system will be available for the petrol engine models. For now, BMW has only revealed two petrol models, namely the 630i and 640i.

The driving dynamics and visual appeal benefit from the new 21-inch light alloy wheels, manufactured using weight-saving methods. To bring this car to a halt, BMW has added a sport braking system. It has inner-vented, perforated lightweight brake discs with 4-piston fixed calipers made from aluminum, so that means that even when driven in an extremely dynamic fashion, it retains constant braking performance.

The famous kidney grille gets a high-gloss black finish to which fits in with the overall aesthetic, as well as the mirror caps which get a nice carbon fibre finish. On the inside, the steering wheel is a new performance sports steering wheel with alcantara grip areas, large thumb rests and a slightly flattened lower section, providing the steering feel and response that is needed. The wheel features paddle shifters, in conjunction with the 8-speed ZF Sports automatic transmission included in the package.

You can only imagine what the actual performance will feel like. Accompanied with such sporty enhancements, the car is destined to make you feel special. Prices have not been released yet, but the M Performance package will be available as soon as the car is released in November.