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BMW Banishing The 6-Series GT From America


If you have your heart set on buying the BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo, you’d better act quick as the company has announced it will be dropped in the United States.

BMW didn’t say why the car is being discontinued, but it’s likely the result of lackluster sales. That shouldn’t be too surprising as the car it replaced, the 5-Series GT, was also a slow seller.

Regardless, the 6-Series GT was priced from $70,300 and sort of competed with the Audi A7. It was available exclusively with a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that produced 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 330 lb-ft (447 Nm) of torque. The engine was connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system. This enabled the hatchback to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.1 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of up to 155 mph (250 km/h).

Besides announcing the death of the 6-Series GT, BMW USA confirmed the 3-Series GT and 6-Series Gran Coupe will no longer be offered in 2020. This isn’t surprising as the company said there would be “no successor model” for the 3-Series Gran Turismo back in March.

The 6-Series Gran Coupe, on the other hand, will be replaced by the new 8-Series Gran Coupe which was introduced in June. The model will arrive in the United States in September and pricing will start at $84,900.

The car comes equipped with a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine that develops 335 hp (250 kW / 340 PS) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system. When the latter option is checked, the car can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Also Read: 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Combines Good Looks With Up To 523 HP

Customers will also be able to opt for the M850i xDrive which starts at $108,900. It features a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 with 523 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. This cuts the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time to just 3.9 seconds.

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