BMW is introducing a new entry-level 6-Series Gran Turismo model that sneaks in under $100,000.
The 620d GT is the coupe-styled sibling to the 520d and is powered by the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel turbo producing 140kW and 400Nm through an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive – it delivers a sub 8.0sec 0-100km/h sprint and sips a claimed 5.4l/100km on the combined fuel cycle.
Citing success for the 6-Series Gran Turismo range, BMW CEO Marc Werner says the new model should bolster sales further.
“The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has been well received for its combination of luxury, interior space, performance and efficiency.
“The 620d looks elegant with the standard Luxury Line, while providing a step-up in specification and space over the 520d. It’s a fantastic introduction to the 6 Series Gran Turismo range,” he said.
It is better equipped than the equivalent 520d and comes standard with the Luxury Line equipment package that includes 19-inch alloys, panoramic sunroof, adaptive LED headlights, rear air suspension, automatic high beams and an automatic opening tailgate, heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic warning, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, leather interior trim, dual-zone climate control and led fog lights.
The liftback can be further optioned with the $6500 M Sport package that adds adaptive air suspension, sports seats, timber trim, M leather steering wheel, different tailpipes, BMW M design 19-inch alloys and M-specific interior and exterior trim.
Adding even more equipment is the $6500 Exclusive package that gains comfort seats with electronic lumbar support and Nappa leather upholstery, 20-inch alloys and adaptive air suspension.
For extra comfort the Comfort package costs $2700 on the Luxury Line and $3500 on the M Sport, adding heated seats front and rear, four-zone climate control, electric rear seat adjustment, ambient air control and electric roller blinds.
Finally, tech-heads will appreciate the $1600 Innovations package that adds BMW display key for remote control parking and gesture control inside.
The new model is priced from $99,900 plus on-road costs and comes in under the previous entry-point 630i ($123,500) which now sits in the middle of the range below the 640i xDrive. The new model will be available from October.