It’s fair to say that, while BMW’s BMW’s 5 Series Gran Turismo sold relatively well in places such as the US and China, it sits firmly in the ‘hen’s teeth’ category on British roads. Its dumpy, ill proportioned looks made it something of an acquired taste and, despite being based on the great handling 5 Series, a softer set-up and a heavy kerb weight meant it was rather disappointing to drive. However, its replacement, the 6 Series Gran Turismo, appears to be more promising.
For starters, much of the 6 Series GT’s interior is shared with the brilliant latest 5 Series, while its dimensions are more akin to the spacious and luxurious 7 Series. However, despite its size, the 6 Series GT weighs about 150kg less than its predecessors – and weight was one of the 5 Series GT’s biggest issues.
So if you’re sold on the looks, or the very thought of joining the swathes of 5 Series owners leaves you cold, is the 6 Series GT worth the extra cash it costs over its stablemates? And, beyond just BMW, does it make more sense than an Audi A7 Sportback or Mercedes-Benz CLS? Read on for our full review to find out.
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