Saar: Priced at par with the 630i GT Luxury Line, the new entrant is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine with 190PS/400Nm on tap.

 

BMW India has expanded its 6 Series Gran Turismo line-up with the introduction of the 620d Luxury Line. It is priced at Rs 63.9 lakh (ex-showroom India), which is exactly the same asking price for the 630i GT Luxury Line. The new entrant is Rs 5 lakh less expensive than the 630d Luxury Line. That’s a considerable difference between the two. The range-topping variant – the 630d M Sport – is priced at Rs 73.9 lakh, a whole Rs 10 lakh dearer.

 

 

 

In the international market, BMW introduced the 620d variant nearly a year ago. It arrives in India with a sole purpose – to lure space-seeking customers away from rivals. The four-door, five-seater Gran Turismo is powered by the same engine that does duty in some other BMW models such as the X3, the 3 Series and the X1. It is a 2.0-litre, turbo-diesel mill that puts out 190PS/400Nm and comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The setup is enough for a 0-100kmph time of 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 220kmph. A mild-hybrid system also helps the internal combustion engine in certain circumstances.

 

As you’d expect, the list of features in the 620d GT will be the same as the 630i GT. On the outside, it boasts a bunch of chrome inserts in the front bumper, rear bumper, window frame, tailpipe and kidney grille, an active rear spoiler, auto tailgate operation, frameless windows, auto headlamps and wipers and 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, the list includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, 3D maps and gesture control, four-zone climate control, an 8.8-inch display in the instrument cluster, ambient lighting, 40:20:40 split rear seat and a 205-watt, 12-speaker sound system.

 

 

Obviously, there are a bunch of gizmos designed specifically to keep the passengers safe. The safety kit includes multiple airbags, rear parking sensors, electric parking brake with auto hold function, ISOFIX anchorages for child booster seats, cornering brake control, ABS with BA, attentiveness assistant and a tyre pressure indicator. For the exterior, the new variant can be had in White, Silver, Blue and Burgundy Red colours. As far as the list of rivals goes, the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is a strong alternative to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB.