Overall, sitting behind the wheel of the 6 Series GT is a pleasing experience. Its driving seat is soft but in the main supportive; it could just do with more side bolstering to hold you better through corners. There’s plenty of seat and steering wheel adjustment, though, so all shapes and sizes of driver should fit comfortably.
However, BMW’s choice not to include lumbar adjustment as standard is frustrating and seems particularly stingy for a car with such luxurious pretensions. We’d certainly add it as an option.
Visibility is much better than its other coupé rivals, thanks to its taller glass area. It's still a big car, though, so the fact that you get front and rear parking sensors as standard, as well as a rear-view camera, are a bonus. Superb adaptive LED headlights are also standard, making night driving much less stressful.
The 6 Series GT’s interior gets the 5 Series’ dashboard, and that’s a very good thing. The materials on show are BMW’s latest and consist of soft plastics, piano black and chrome trims and, if added optionally, leather dash-top and door cards. BMW’s attractive ambient interior lighting is standard, with the colour able to be customised to taste.
Furthermore, BMW’s Professional iDrive infotainment system is standard, meaning a wide 10.3in colour screen controlled most easily using a rotary dial and shortcut buttons between the front seats or, if you wish, you can operate it as a touchscreen. It remains among the best infotainment systems on sale for ease of use and visual impact, while a 20GB hard disc is also included. It seems ludicrous, then, that Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring is an optional extra and Android Auto isn’t even available.
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