One of the more intriguing additions to the BMW roster is the 2019 BMW 6 Series model. It is a car which has been a surprising addition since it is based on the car which was the least popular BMW model. But in order to popularize it more they decided to make a completely new car out of it and present it to public.
The original model was actually released in 2009 as an F-10 model of the 5 Series Gran Turismo model. It was designed to serve as both a GT, a sport sedan and at the same time act as an SUV. It does sound good to have an inside design of a 7 Series, a larger trunk that a 5 Series and the headroom of an X5 car but it did not pane out to be as great as it sounds on paper. The BMW 5 Series was treated as the company’s least popular model, but they are planning of replacing it with the upcoming 2019 BMW 6 Series in an effort to redeem themselves.
The 6 Series will only be based on the previous 5 Series models and there are also rumors which say that the new GT will also be replacing the 6 Series Gran Coupe at the same time. The Gran Coupe is not a popular car on its own so it would be entirely possible that they decide to do that perhaps phase out the 4-door model of the 2-door coupe.
The competition coming from Audi and Porsche is getting stiffer and the 2019 BMW 6 Series will not have an easy task competing with those models. Only time will tell and we will get to see more of it once the release date is cleared. For now we have this review to help you seen just how much of the car will be redesigned.
When is the Release Date of the 2019 BMW 6 Series GT?
When it comes to the release date of the 2019 BMW 6 Series GT we fill that it will not be available for quite some time now. The spy photos have just emerged and a lot of the information is still fresh. The car will make its official debut somewhere close to 2019 and it is expected that they keep their word and bring forth a version which will sell better.
What about the Price?
The price of the 2019 BMW 6 Series GT is still not given and it will be quite some time until we get an exact figure. But as we assume, the model might be priced four grand higher compared to the 6 Series as it was the case between the 5 Series and the 5 Series GT. This means that we can expect it to be around $56,000, while the 640i will get to $61,000 and the range topping 650i could go all the way to $75,000.
Since the current information for the 2019 BMW 6 Series GT comes only from the pictures taken from the test car, there are still many things which might additionally emerge. But at first glance it is pretty obvious that the new 6 Series GT is going to heavily rely on the base 6 Series form. The front part of the car is almost copied verbatim with the same type of a kidney grille design and familiar arched headlamps on the front. The bumper seems to have a more of an aggressive look in the lower part and it appears that the prototype also has some M Sport pieces added as well.
The side of the 6 Series GT is a copy of the 5 Series GT outgoing one. Even though they are almost the same you will notice that the difference include a difference in the roof height which is lower above the B- and also the C-pillars, a some slimmer redesigned windows, and a much smoother transmission from rear glass to the trunk.
The rear end has more noticeable changes with the decklid which has a raked design towards the fascia part, while the upper piece of the trunk lid is designed to be narrower. The taillights have also been redesigned but still look similar to the outgoing 5 Series GT. They also seems to be more smooth around the edges and looks similarly to the standard 5 Series. All in all, the 2019 BMW 6 Series GT represents not a big change compared to the car which is replacing, but it is a change nonetheless.
Changes on the Inside
Although there are not clear interior pictures of the future 2019 BMW 6 Series GT, we’re pretty sure that the interior is going to be mostly based on the regular 5 Series, which has been based on the 7 Series sedan before that. So the additions that we expect is a new dashboard with wood veneer and air conditioning vents and also HVAC controls integrated into the center stack. Other additions include the big infotainment screen and redesigned door panels with some new storage spaces.
The front seats should include the standard 16-way electrically adjustable with adjustable bolsters for the sides brining you the best lateral support possible. We will probably get the 20-way adjustable seats with multi-contour available for front occupants as an optional piece of equipment. The rear will provide more space on the interior and we expect more legroom with the shoulder room and headroom being better than the 5 Series GT.
Powertrain Ability of the 2019 BMW 6 Series GT
The 2019 BMW 6 Series GT does share its badge with the 6 Series vehicles but sharing underpinnings and drivetrains with the newest 5 Series. For now we do not know if the GT gets all the powertrains which come for the standard version but we are sure to see the smaller 2.0-liter four-cylinder and the bigger 3.0-liter six-cylinder offered. We expect that the US based 360i GT manages to churn out an output of 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. If you decide to go for a more powerful version you can use the six-cylinder offers and gain an output of 335 horses and 332 pound-feet of twist. And finally, buyers in North America will also get the V-8 engine with a 4.4-liter displacement for the M650i xDrive GT car which makes 456 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
As for the European versions, the 530i GT has 252 PS and 350 Nm, the 450i GT is going to provide 340 PS and 450 Nm, and the customers in Europe will also get a 530d GT which is a diesel model, which offers a six-cylinder engine with a single-turbo and an output of 265 PS and 620 Nm of twist. There is also the 530e iPerformance GT version which is a plug-in hybrid model which has a range of 27 miles.
Top Speed and 0-60 mph
With the use of the given engines the 2019 BMW 6 Series GT will potentially make similar specs as the model its engines it borrows. We expect that the 0-60 mph performance to range between 5.8 and 6.0 seconds. The top speed will most likely be kept to between 130 and 155 mph depending on the engine and trim level.
Fuel Economy Stats
Currently the 2019 BMW 6 Series GT does not have any specifications stated about the fuel economy. It will still take some time to determine it based on the changes which get to be made. But if we were to compare it to the engines used in the 5 Series from which it borrows the powertrain we are looking at a rating of 23 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and a combined EPA score of 27 mpg.
Dimensions and Size for the 2019 BMW 6 Series GT
The size of the 2019 BMW 6 Series GT is not determined officially. As we only have the latest batch of spay photos to base the estimations upon, it does not really leave us with a whole lot to determine if any changes get to be implemented. Much of the design is kept the same with the 5 Series so there is a great possibility that the dimensions are transferred. More on that once the date is released.
The scores for safety 2019 BMW 6 Series GT are still a long ways away. But this BMW is not going to go without the standard set of advanced safety pieces which are going to keep this car like many other BMW models before it. Optional equipment might be standard on some upper trims as well.
The latest 2019 BMW 6 Series GT will have immense competition as there are already models that have been on the market for a longer time on the market present than it. The slower sales of the previous model does not help at all and it only makes things that much harder for the new model. The vehicles which are at the top currently include the Porsche Panamera model and the Audi A5 Sportback.