Report: BMW 6-Series GT to feature M650i M Performance model

Last Updated: November 30, 2016By Tags: , , , , , ,

Sexier and more refined model, will replace BMW’s 5-Series Gran Turismo. That model  is widely expected to be badged a 6-Series. Back up for this is the observating of a prototype. Prototype has a window on its sticker picturing it as a 630d xDrive.

Motor.es says that there are some plans for more powerful versions, and they involve M Performance offering. As its said on the Spanish website, the range-topper will be an M650i xDrive M Performance model that has with the same powertrain as the M550i xDrive. A twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 delivering 455 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels in this case.

A M650d xDrive also may be sin the works but almost surely won’t be offering in the United States

A M650d xDrive also may be sin the works but almost surely won’t be offering in the United States. This model is supposed to be coming with BMW’s quad-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 diesel, good for about 394 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque.

Interesting but, Motor.es reports that BMW is offering three different plug-in hybrids at least. They will allegedly involve 630e, 640e and 650e iPerformance models. The 630e should accentuate the 248-hp powertrain of the 530e and the 640e should get the 322-hp setup of the 740e. It’s not clear what are BMW’s plans  for the 650e but it may be a version of the Power eDrive system that they presented in 2014.

Look for the presentation of the 6-Series GT that will happen around mid-2017. Key competitors are the Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon and Volvo V90.

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