More on the 2018 BMW 6 series GT naming scam.
Once you see the interior, it is obvious there is no such thing as a proper “6 series”. This is just a 5 series hatchback.
But that “number 6” will allow them to charge much more than the 5, probably.
Just like a 330 isn’t a 3 liter engine but a 2 liter.
And a 340 is not a 4.0 Liter either, just the 3.0.
I think they are only getting away with this in the US. In Europe the 2 liter is still a 320.
As far as I know…
But Mercedes is doing the same!
it’s like a bad joke.
I just knew that 3rd side window was pretty familiar…
And BMW can still take lessons from Audi on how to design a very pleasant 4 door hatchback.
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The problem with the Audi is that it's so small in the back seat that it makes the whole "5-door hatch" idea meaningless. I went to drive the A7 for it's looks. I came away very disappointed with the test drive–and bought something with decent back seat room–NOT an Audi! The BMW 5GT was exactly the opposite. ( And the previous 5GT had a MUCH nicer back seat than this current "6" does — especially when it came to the rear door panels.) In the end, rear-seat comfort trumps style in any 4-door. Those willing to settle for less comfort — aren't seriously considering a 4-door in the first place. It's too bad we can't get the "sized to fit REAL AMERICANS" LWB versions of the 3 & 5 series; e-class, and Audi 6 in the USA. I think they'ld be an even bigger hit here than in China (albeit to a different audience– familys instead of execs with chauffers)!
If I was going to pay that much more money for a hatchback over a sedan, I would prefer it to have better proportions than this. It is not sporty looking or sexy; it is very geeky and awkward instead. If I wanted more utility than the sedan, I would simply choose the wagon. The wagon looks much better than this mess.
These hatchbacks are not attractive. And who knew that German design had fallen so far as to need to copy a mediocre Chevy design? Sad.
And that A5 looks exactly like a Ford Fusion from he side.
Better. But still sad.