We raced over to Broome Park Hotel to give the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Diesel Hatchback a test-drive. Getting to show it off was great, but what makes it so special and why should you lease one? These are the 7 reasons you need the brand new BMW 6 Series on your driveway…
First impressions of the BMW 6 Series
BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Diesel Hatchback
Approaching the car, the early morning sunlight glimmers across the Carbon Black metallic paintwork. Opening the door, you’re met with a waft of fresh leather before sliding down into Ivory White Nappa leather seats and feeling very at-one with the machine.
Keyless: the car purrs to life and the lights of the dashboard and media centre awaken. The engine growls smoothly and rumbles with power as you put your foot down on the pedal…
This is the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Diesel Hatchback and we’re taking it for a spin.
Why it’s the best car?
From car enthusiasts to company directors, the BMW 6 Series GT appeals to the – albeit rather sophisticated – inner girl or boy racer. It’s smart – both in terms of design and technology.
The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo merges connectivity into your driving experience, thanks to several features, like Real-Time Traffic Information (RTTI), a must-have entertainment system, Driving Assistant Plus with Remote 3D view.
This car appeals to the individual. Will you be the only BMW driver on the road? No. But will you have a seamless adventure every time you hop in? Absolutely.
BMW versus other cars
You might consider similar models from other manufacturers, such as the Audi TT, the Jaguar XF or the Mercedes C Class. They’re all high-end, but the BMW has something else; an edge. Aside from the prestige that goes with the Bavarian manufacturer and its laid-back elegance, it’s a hell of a lot of fun. Something that other models, aside from perhaps the TT, can’t boast as loudly as the 6 Series. But even then, the TT can’t compete with the Beamer’s comfort and style.
Here are some more stand-out reasons why the BMW 6 Series trumps its competitors.
7 stand-out reasons the BMW 6 Series is great
BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Diesel Hatchback interior
The car wants to be driven. From the supple steering wheel that moulds underhand to the effortless glide as you shift gear and accelerate up the road, everything about the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Diesel Hatchback is a dream. These are the stand-out features that brought that dream to life.
1. Sun Protection Glass
Green-tinted heat-insulating glass protects you and your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Heated windscreen washer jets are also handy for when it’s cold.
2. Panoramic Glass Sunroof
When you’re a passenger, nothing beats looking at the sky above as your driven about. The panoramic glass sunroof gives the 6 Series an airy sense of space that makes any journey enjoyable.
3. BMW Professional Navigation
Controlled by the iDrive Touch Controller or voice command, the car’s in-built navigation provides seamless help through the screen and speakers. The best bit? It automatically detects traffic and reroutes your journey allowing you to focus on driving.
4. Front and rear parking sensors
Parking is a breeze, thanks to sensors on both ends of your car. You’ll never struggle to park again, even in the tightest of spots.
5. Reversing Camera
For added safety, there’s a helpful camera that shows what’s going on behind your car as you reverse. It helps avoid low bollards and railings and makes a doddle of reversing into a parking bay.
6. Heated front seats
This doesn’t need much explanation. But we guarantee that you and your bum will be grateful during the cold winter months.
7. Dual Climate Control
Struggling to find a happy medium when it comes to the temperature of your car? The BMW 6 Series GT’s dual climate control maintains different temperatures in two separate sections of the vehicle.
BMW 6 series specs
BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Diesel Hatchback rear
What you need to know about the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Diesel Hatchback at a glance:
- 8 SPEED gearbox
- Semi-auto transmission
- CO2 (g/km) 129 emissions
- NCAP adult safety rating 86%
- 0 – 62 mph in 7.9 seconds
- 19” Alloy wheels
BMW 6 Series GT review
It’s a gorgeous car. It’s powerful and will certainly impress the other drivers in the work car park, the shopping centre or country hotel and golf course. From the swanky interior trim to the overall driving experience, there’s not a lot we can say against the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Diesel Hatchback, aside from the cost to purchase, but when leasing is an option, you don’t have to worry about that.
Get in touch
If you’ve got your eye on the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Diesel Hatchback, get in touch with Just Drive today and we’ll get you behind the wheel quicker than you can do a doughnut in a snowy car park.