Excellent engine; well-considered ride/handling balance; sumptuous interior; versatile back seat and cargo area; tons of standard features; lots of modern technology
No Android Auto smartphone integration
The 6 Series Gran Turismo, also known as the 640i xDrive, is all-new for 2018.
If the 6 GT tickles your car-buying reflexes, then go for it. Add as many driver assistance features as possible.
The 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo comes in one version, the 640i xDrive ($71,195).
Standard equipment (and there's a lot of it) includes 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive full LED headlights with automatic high beams, LED daytime running lights/fog lights, heated/power-folding side mirrors, puddle lamps, selectable driving modes, self-leveling rear air suspension, rain-sensing wipers, heated/10-way power-adjustable front seats with lumbar support and driver's-side memory, a 12.3-in configurable digital driver information display, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable tilt-telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry/ignition, a panoramic moonroof, ambient cabin lighting, hands-free tailgate open/close, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, dynamic cruise control, parking sensors front and rear, universal garage door opener, iDrive infotainment system with voice control, navigation, a 10.2-in high-resolution touchscreen, Wi-Fi, a 205-watt/12-speaker audio system, satellite/HD radio, USB (two ports), Bluetooth connectivity and wireless device charging. There's also BMW ConnectedDrive (traffic updates, concierge service and onboard apps).
Standard driver assistance features include forward collision mitigation with daytime pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, active blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, and driver fatigue/focus monitoring. Buyers may also select active cruise control (which can sense two vehicles ahead) with stop/go and traffic jam assistance, front cross-traffic alert, night vision with pedestrian detection, and remote control parking.
The Luxury Seating package brings BMW's excellent 20-way multi-contour front seats with ventilation, massaging function and memory settings. Parking Assistance includes an automatic parallel/perpendicular parking ability, and a 360-degree camera setup. This parking-related content is also part of the Executive package, which is augmented by soft-closing doors, gesture control and a head-up display. A Dynamic Handling package consists of an active suspension -- adding a Comfort Plus setting to the driving modes along with an air setup at the front and greater body roll control -- and rear-wheel steering.
Other options include 20- and 21-in alloy wheels, a heated steering wheel, upgraded Nappa leather upholstery, powered rear side window sunshades, a 600-watt Harman Kardon surround sound system, a 16-speaker/1,400-watt Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system, a rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.
There's 31 cu ft. of luggage space behind the rear seats, which split and fold in 40/20/40 fashion. When they're all folded down, maximum cargo volume is 65 cu ft., making the GT comparable with midsize crossovers.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2019 Audi A7 -- Another premium midsize hatchback from Germany, but this one has a conventional ride height, so the handling can benefit. The all-new second generation is due in the United States by the end of 2018.
2018 BMW X6 -- Not as roomy as the 6 Series GT, but falls into the "non-conformist crossover" category, by virtue of the sloping roof.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe -- More of a rival for the X6, but the GLE crossover SUV now offers this variant with a "4-door coupe" design and a range of strong engines.
2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country -- A wagon with great looks, equipment, comfort and space, plus some crossover attitude.