Compared to the 530i, the 630i produces 6 HP and 50 Nm of more power and torque respectively

Performance – The 2018 BMW 6-Series GT was initially launched only with a petrol engine but currently there is also a diesel variant available. However, the car we’re driving today is the petrol variant which draws power from a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged motor producing 258 HP of power and 400 Nm of torque. As expected, this powerplant is extremely refined and butter smooth at all times. 0-100 km/hr comes up in just 6.8 seconds and the top speed is 230 km/hr. The powertrain feels superbly responsive lower down and accelerates with a lot of eagerness. Turbo lag is well-contained and this engine screams at higher revs as it likes to be revved hard. Being a BMW, there are multiple driving modes on offer, Comfort, ECOPRO, Sport and since comfort is a priority for the chauffeur-driven, the company has given the 6-Series GT a Comfort+ mode.

The 8-speed automatic gearbox is super responsive

The 630i offers exhilarating performance and doesn’t disappoint on fuel efficiency

Slot to the Sport mode and the response from the engine and transmission becomes more eager. A special trait that BMW engineers have infused in this 2.0-litre motor is that only in the Sport mode, the driver will get the feeling of driving a BMW. There is an 8-speed automatic gearbox taking care of the transmission duties and we must say this is a very smooth-shifting unit. You can manually take control of things as well via the steering-mounted paddle shifts and whether you want an upshift or a downshift, any due moment, the gearbox responds all the time.

The 6-Series GT is 80% as comfortable as the E-Class and 80% as good as the 5-Series to drive

Driving Dynamics – The BMW 6-Series GT comes with air suspension that makes the ride quality brilliant and adding to this are the 18-inch wheels with 245-section rubber. Suspension is setup slightly on the softer side when compared to the 5-Series and only on very sharp bumps or potholes do you actually feel movement inside the cabin. In terms of handling, this isn’t on par with the 5-Series but it is definitely better than the E-Class. Having said that, the ride quality is not as good as in the E-Class and honestly, the 6-Series GT’s ace up its sleeve is a fine balance of the 5’s handling and E’s ride quality. Braking performance is supreme as the vehicle stops then and there in its stride.