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BMW Asia launches first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo in Singapore.

Singapore. BMW Asia and Performance Motors announced the availability of the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, the long-distance comfort of a luxury sedan with the aesthetic appeal of a coupe.

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BMW Asia launches first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo in Singapore.

Aesthetic appeal, presence and perfect functionality.

 

Singapore. BMW Asia and Performance Motors announced the availability of the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, the long-distance comfort of a luxury sedan with the aesthetic appeal of a coupe.

 

The impressive functionality offered by this body format and the high standards of driving comfort, spaciousness, and sporting elegance are among the key features that define the character of the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. Other features include highly advanced equipment, innovative control and assistance systems, and a leap forward in dynamism and efficiency that provide the ideal setting for a relaxing journey.

 

Lighter, sportier, more comfortable and more efficient.

A combination of intelligent lightweight engineering and increased use of aluminium and high-strength steel grades for body and chassis components of the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. Together with the considerable improvement in the car’s aerodynamic properties, the increase in power and the superior efficiency of the new engines, this endows the car with sportier performance at the same time as optimising fuel economy.

 

Handling dynamics and driving comfort in the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo both reap the benefits of the extensive improvements made to chassis technology. Self-levelling air suspension comes as standard at the rear axle, while ride comfort especially can be further enhanced by opting for the Adaptive suspension (featuring front and rear air suspension plus Dynamic Damper Control).

 

The Executive Drive option, which is offered in combination with the Integral Active Steering system and also includes active roll stabilisation, gives the vehicle a sportier edge. The two-axle air suspension allows the vehicle’s ride height to be adjusted manually, meaning that ground clearance can be increased by 20 millimetres at the touch of a button to negotiate dirt tracks or steep ramps, for example. The vehicle can also be lowered by 10 millimetres – either manually by again pushing a button, or automatically when SPORT mode is engaged via the Driving Experience Control switch or the car’s speed exceeds 120 km/h. All optional suspension systems are now available in conjunction with BMW xDrive.

 

Design: dynamic proportions and elegant, flowing lines.

An exterior length of 5,091 millimetres, a width of 1,902 millimetres and a height of 1,538 millimetres give the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo dynamically stretched proportions. The front end has a distinctive, powerful appearance, with the lenses of the standard Adaptive LED headlights extending all the way to the large BMW kidney grille. BMW’s signature sporting elegance comes to the fore particularly prominently when the car is viewed in profile, thanks to familiar features such as the long bonnet, set-back positioning of the cabin, a wheelbase of 3,070 millimetres, doors with frameless windows, and an elongated window outline stretching deep into the rear end. Rear lights with three dimensional styling add an eye-catching touch.

 

The low-slung silhouette also has a beneficial effect on the car’s aerodynamic properties, combining with active air flap control and other measures including Air Curtains, Air Breathers and an automatically extending rear spoiler to lower the drag coefficient (Cd) to as little as 0.25.

 

Ideal blend of driving pleasure, long-distance comfort and functionality.

The interior has been designed to provide a driver-focused cockpit and an extremely spacious passenger compartment. The raised seating position optimises the driver’s all-round view and, together with the faultlessly ergonomic arrangement of the controls, helps to create an imperious sense of driving pleasure. The cabin’s lines, materials and precision workmanship imbue it with a highly sophisticated, premium feel.

 

The rear compartment of the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo comprises of three full-size seats offering maximised legroom. Exhaustive optimisation of the cabin’s packaging sees the first-ever model’s far flatter roofline still translating into extra headroom, while the restyled rear seat unit and improved soundproofing make it even more comfortable to travel in. The electrically-adjustable comfort seats which come as standard for the rear allow the backrest angle to be altered at the push of a button.

 

The first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo features a one-piece tailgate that opens and closes electrically as standard with the boot capacity of 610 litres. The boot sill is flush with the boot floor. The 40 : 20 : 40 split backrest can be released remotely and folded flat electrically via a button in the boot. All of which means that maximum load space is 1,800 litres. The two-piece luggage compartment cover has a rigid structure and can be stowed away in a compartment underneath the boot floor.

 

Petrol engines with more power and lower fuel consumption.

The engines available for the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo have been selected from the latest generation of BMW Group power units and channel their power to the driven wheels via an eight-speed Steptronic transmission.

 

All of the engines feature an aluminium construction, optimised thermodynamics and cutting-edge BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. One four-cylinder and one six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, will be available for the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo from launch. And as an alternative to classical rear-wheel drive, the two six-cylinder variants can also be specified straightaway with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive.

 

The package of technology for the petrol engines is made up of TwinScroll turbocharging, High Precision Direct Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. New engine encapsulation reduces noise and accelerates warm-up for both units.

 

Uniquely versatile control system.

The first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is equipped with a display and control system offering unrivalled versatility for operating vehicle, navigation, communication and infotainment functions. At the heart of it all is the iDrive system, complete with the Touch Controller on the centre console and the Control Display, now in the form of a freestanding touchscreen. The high resolution display has a screen diagonal of 10.25 inches, while its tile-style menu layout with animated graphics in live mode facilitates intuitive operation.

 

The first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo also offers, as standard on all variants, the convenience of enhanced voice control, BMW gesture control, and BMW Head-Up Display with a projection area that is 70 per cent larger than before.

 

Assistance systems that smooth the way to automated driving.

The driver assistance systems fitted in the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo make use of the standard stereo camera as well as optional radar and ultrasonic sensors to monitor the vehicle’s surroundings. The Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation comes as standard on the first-ever BMW 630i Gran Turismo M Sport and BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo M Sport, while the list of options includes the new, improved version of Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function operational at speeds between 0 and 210 km/h which is available as standard on the first-ever BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo.

 

The Steering and lane control assistant (active in the same speed range) represents another step along the road to automated driving. It uses road markings and vehicles driving ahead for orientation and helps the driver to keep the vehicle in the detected lane. The Lane Change Assistant is due to be available from November 2017. The Lane Departure and Lane Change Warning systems also available as standard on the first-ever BMW 630i Gran Turismo M Sport and BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo M Sport as part of the driver assistance package, Side Collision Warning and the evasion aid available as standard on the first-ever BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo, likewise enhance convenience and safety by coming to the driver’s assistance with corrective steering inputs.

 

Automatic parking: Parking Assistant, Remote Control Parking.

The first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo’s Parking Assistant enables the automatic selection and use of parallel, perpendicular and angled parking spaces. Suitable spaces are detected with the help of ultrasonic sensors when driving past them. Once the driver has activated the Parking Assistant, the system takes care of all the acceleration, braking, steering and gear changes required to manoeuvre into the space.

 

The Remote Control Parking feature offers the ultimate in convenience when it comes to parking the car. The driver is able to initiate the required manoeuvre to move forwards into narrow parking spots or back out of them again from outside the vehicle using the BMW Display Key. All acceleration and braking actions are monitored by the sensors of the driver assistance systems and supervised by the driver. The engine is likewise started and switched off by remote control with the BMW Display Key.

 

Permanently connected – with the Display Key and Remote 3D View.

The BMW Display Key allows drivers to keep in contact with their BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo around the clock. Besides fuel level and service related information, the colour display can also indicate whether the car’s doors, windows and panoramic glass sunroof are closed. Meanwhile, the Remote 3D View function shows drivers a three-dimensional live image of their car and its immediate vicinity, as generated by the Surround View system, beamed to their smartphone with the help of BMW Connected.

 

BMW Connected: personal mobility assistant, new services.

BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo owners can also enjoy the benefits of BMW Connected, intelligent connectivity enabling this digital personal mobility assistant to help drivers reach their destination easily and with minimal stress – and not only when they are in their car. To this end, calendar entries from a smartphone can be used for route planning; for instance, the ideal departure time can be calculated on the basis of real-time traffic data and the navigation destination can be transferred to the owner’s car.

 

BMW Connected+ comprises of additional personalised services that make it possible to call up the driver’s mobility agenda in the Control Display, for example, or share the trip status (location, destination, arrival time) with family, friends or business associates. Their smartphone is integrated wirelessly via Bluetooth and inductive charging is also possible.

 

Real Time Traffic Information indicates the presence of tailbacks and slow moving traffic, and the Remote 3D View function allows drivers to view live images of their car and its immediate vicinity on their smartphone.

 

Navigation updates over the air, hazard warnings based on car-to car communication, On-Street Parking Information.

The latest generation of the Navigation system Professional boasts quicker start-up, even faster route calculation and optimised 3D rendering of urban map graphics. Thanks to the automatic map updates, which are free for the first three years, the navigation data is updated at regular intervals over the air using a mobile phone network connection. The vehicle also transmits data on the speed limits detected by the Speed Limit Info system to the BMW backend, from where the on-board navigation map can be updated at any time.

 

Car-to-car communication is now also employed within the inter-connected BMW fleet to provide advance warning of hazardous traffic situations. Information on any detected hazards presented by an accident, a broken down vehicle, dense fog, heavy rain, for example, is also relayed to the BMW backend from where it is imported into the navigation system of both the driver’s car and other vehicles in the vicinity.

 

The first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is now available for viewing at Performance Motors’ showroom.

 

Additional information enclosed:

  1. The first-ever BMW Series Gran Turismo price.
  2. The first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo specifications.

 

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Performance Motors Limited

Public Relations

Belinda Bay

Email: belinda.bay@simedarby.com.sg

 

Public Relations Executive

Kenny Chong

Email: kenny.chong.kafui@simedarby.com.sg

Tel: (+65) 6319 0268

 

 

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