BMW Ruined The 6 Series Name With Another Ugly GT Hatchback

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The BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo is the latest attempt at getting people to like the idea of a Gran Turismo body style. This is perhaps BMW’s best attempt yet, but it still doesn’t look quite right.

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Anyway, this new 6 Series will only be available in the U.S. with a 335 horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six with 332 lb-ft of torque. BMW claims the car has a near-50/50 weight distribution and will get from zero to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph.

The 640i is also the first BMW available with Active Driving Assistance, including driver aides like adaptive cruise control, side-collision avoidance, and a semi-autonomous driving mode that the driver take their hands off the wheel for up to 50 seconds at a time in highway conditions. The car can also be optioned with a heads-up display and BMW’s weird gesture control capability.

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This weird twisted form will be shown off at the Frankfurt Motor Show this month and go on sale in the U.S. this fall, starting at $70,695 including the destination charge. Why change the name from 5 Series GT to 6 Series GT? Leave my beautiful 6 Series alone.

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