BMW Rumor to Drop the G32 5-Series GT in Favor of a Future 6-Series GT
The 5- and 6-Series from BMW are on a complete process of transformation, the carmaker planning bold models that would cope with others from rival carmakers like Mercedes-Benz or Audi.
The BMW 5-Series lineup is due to arrive next year, with initial plans including a 5-Series Sedan, Touring and a top of the line Gran Turismo version.
However, according to recent rumors, the German carmaker is also considering to drop the G32 GT in favor of a much bigger 6-Series GT, which would directly compete against the Porsche 911. The decision might involve the fast development of the future 8-Series.
From a visual standpoint, the BMW 6-Series GT keeps the general design lines as the present generation, but would also wear cues from the recent models, like kidney grille with flowing headlights, slopping roofline and other sporty characteristics.
As expected, the cabin will borrow the latest high-tech gizmos like autonomous driving, free-standing LCD displays with multiple functionalities, premium and higher-end materials and other features also seen on the bigger 7-Series. The iDrive system is also said to be higher-performance than the one on the 2016 7-Series.
Under the hood, the upcoming 6-Series GT might comprise a wide choice of petrol burners, including the 630i and the 640i, and diesels as well, ranging from 620d to 640d. The details list is rather scarce right now, but we should expect fresh news next year, prior to an official unveiling at the 2017 NAIAS, in Detroit.