Judge for yourself: Is X-Tomi’s M6 GT rendering better than the BMW 6-Series GT?

Article by Christian A., on July 12, 2017

After the 2018 BMW 6 Series GT’s reveal, we felt as though the Bavarian company received comments that they did not expect to hear from readers and fans. It seems like the latest liftback model did not appeal to many, and so far, the new model has not got a lot of fans. So, X-Tomi Design did a rendering of the 6 Series with an M6 guise, giving it some subtle changes, to make it look more appealing.

First of all, X-Tomi Design gave the M6 GT larger intakes and deeper side sills up in the front fascia. The grille has been given a black trim instead of the silver which makes it appear larger too. There have been several details that have been added such as the carbon fiber roof that make for a sportier design. It also comes with chrome side mirror covers instead of camouflaging it with the rest of the body. The front spoiler and side skirts have been made to look more aggressive, while the suspension has been lowered as well. To finish off the design, the wheels have been made bigger and were blacked out. The darker trims definitely made the 6 Series look more aggressive, and look less of a family car.

Well, I would say that the rendering did give the current model more appeal. With the high contrasts of the blacks and the whites, it definitely got more character as opposed to the original 6 series.

Just because it is a rendering doesn’t mean we can’t talk about the engine. This model would naturally be equipped with a 4.4 liter biturbo V8 from the next generation M5, being able to produce 600 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-metres) of torque. This can sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.5 seconds. Furthermore, BMW’s new Xdrive all-wheel-drive can solely send power to the rear if the driver chooses to do so.

The company has no plans on developing a new M5 wagon, so the closest we could get to is an M6 GT. One that features an electric hatch, with 65 cubic feet (1,841 liters) of cargo room when the seats are folded.

Though it seems unlikely that BMW will produce an M version of the 6-Series Gran Turismo, at least we now have an idea on how it would look as one. Thanks to rendering artists as always for being so creative. Having said that, the sportiest model you could get is the 640i xDrive GT with a 3.0 liter biturbo inline-six engine that can sprint to 60 mph (97 kph) in 5.1 seconds - with a starting price of $70,695 including destination. Expect it to arrive in the United States this fall.

Source: XTomi Design

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