Overall, driving the 6 GT is a comfortable experience. Its driving seat provides good support, keeping you nicely in place through corners, while there’s enough seat and steering wheel adjustment for all shapes and sizes of driver.
However, BMW’s choice not to include lumbar adjustment as standard is a frustrating omission, and seems particularly stingy for a car with such luxurious pretensions. We’d certainly add it as an option.
Forward visibility is okay save for the 6 GT’s thick front pillars, which hinder your view in tight corners. Rearwards, its sloping roofline means its rear pillars and small rear screen make it more difficult to see out the back. However, front and rear parking sensors are standard, as is a rear-view camera, while a multitude of additional camera aids are optional.
The 6 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, a 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 is standard, which means a wide 10.25in colour screen controlled most easily using the rotary dial and menu shortcut buttons between the front seats or, if you wish, you can operate it as a touchscreen system instead. 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 is an optional extra and Android Auto isn’t available.
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