With five doors and a greenhouse styled like a coupe, BMW’s new 6-series Gran Turismo will debut this fall just months after the 5-series Gran Turismo went out of production.
But while the 2018 6-series GT is also based on the 5-series architecture and some have called it a successor to the 5-series GT, BMW is avoiding that description.
“We are staying away from calling it a successor because the car has gotten substantially larger in size and the positioning has changed,” BMW of North America spokesman Alex Schmuck said. “It’s definitely a 6-series Gran Turismo.”
Schmuck wouldn’t say whether BMW would eventually bring back the 5-series GT. The previous model went out of production in February as part of BMW’s move to the redesigned 5 series, which went on sale that month in the U.S. with a sedan body style.