Car of the month - BMW 6 Series


The BMW 6 series is our car of the month for February and for good reason. It is a practical, yet fun-to-drive machine that gives you both comfort and thrills. Who wouldn’t want it in their garage? Well, not us.

The BMW 6 Series is a four-seater luxury car that costs between Rs. 68.50 and Rs. 79.50 lakh ex-showroom. It comes in three models, three BS6-compliant engine options, and a single automatic transmission. It has a wide range of engine alternatives, which might help you find one that is better suited to your driving style.

Both petrol and diesel engines are available for the BMW 6 Series GT. The 630i M Sport has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 258PS and 400Nm of torque, while the 620d Luxury Line has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with 190PS and 400Nm of torque. A 3.0-litre in-line six- cylinder diesel engine with 265PS and 620Nm torque powers the top-spec 630d M Sport. A standard 8-speed automatic transmission is included with all the variants.

The BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo comes standard with air suspension, which strikes a decent mix between comfort and handling. The big 6 isn't the sharpest BMW, but it's still fun to drive. The power and torque figures equate to a 0-100kmph time of 6.5 seconds, with the 6 cylinder diesel expected to shave another second off that time.

Ask the "Hey BMW" assistance to control the windows, change driving modes, or discover your favourite radio station, and it will now respond to new commands. However, gesture controls for music and phone are only available on the top-of- the-line 630d M Sport, as is the case with the heads-up display.

The back seat features its own headrest cushions, a large centre armrest, electronically operated window blinds, and A/C vents in the centre and on the B-pillar, completing the four-zone climate control configuration. The M Sport trims now include a set of entertainment screens on either side, which are now standard.