Space & practicality

BMW 6 Series GT review

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BMW 6 Series GT
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12 Oct 2017 08:29 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 13:06

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Being only just shorter overall than BMW’s 7 Series luxury car, but with the same length between its front and rear wheels, there’s an abundance of space inside the 6 Series GT; so much so that it proves way more practical than other four-door coupés, such as the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Audi A7 Sportback.

It would take a seriously lanky person to feel hemmed in sitting in the front seats, while in the rear a couple of six-footers will have no problem stretching out. In fact, even a third adult in the middle seat wouldn’t grumble on a long journey, while head room is so good that the addition of a panoramic sunroof, which is standard on M Sport models, doesn't cause issues. A feature you might want to add from the options list if you regularly carry people in the back is electrically reclining rear seats.

The boot's superb 610-litre capacity betters that in both the A7 and CLS, providing more of space for buggies or suitcases; for example, we fitted nine carry-on suitcases inside. If that's not enough, the rear seats fold almost flat in a practical 40/20/40 configuration, giving a lengthy extended load bay for trips to the tip.

The only issue is that while the space is long and square, like its coupé-esque rivals it’s also relatively shallow in the area of that sloping hatch compared with, say, a 5 Series Touring.

 

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SE
Entry-level SE trim gets everything you’re likely to need and would be our pick; 18in alloy wheels, leather seats (heated in the front), climate control, sat-nav, Bluetooth, adaptive LED headlights...View trim
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M Sport models add larger 19in alloy wheels, more aggressive styling and stiffer suspension in the pursuit of a more engaging drive, as well as a panoramic glass sunroof...View trim
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