There’s a lot of choices to be made in this regard so owners of the 6 Series GT should choose wisely

BMW is good for a lot of things these days, and when it comes to introducing performance add-ons masquerading as extra options, the German automaker is as good as it gets in the business. In fact, M Performance parts have become staples among a long list of BMW models and it’s no surprise that we’re here to once again talk about another model getting the same goodies.

This time, the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo gets its turn in the spotlight, receiving its own line of M Performance goodies for the first time ever. As you might expect, the “extra” parts are all about enhancing the 6 Series GT’s looks and performance capabilities. The parts and accessories may be short on actual engine upgrades, but for the most part, the pieces are there to give the massive sedan the necessary modifications that will enhance the car’s aesthetic and aerodynamic features. Even better, Bimmer says that prospective customers of the 6 Series GT stand to get the full spec of accessories made available to them as soon as the model hits the market. There’s a long list of parts to choose from so owners with budgets might have to choose wisely which bits and bobs they’d like to put on their 6 Series GTs. That or they could just get everything. BMW probably doesn’t mind either scenario.

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There are plenty of options to choose from

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Glossy touches are a prime feature of the M Performance parts for the 6 Series GT.

Let’s do this cleanly so let’s start with the exterior pieces included in the 6 Series GT’s M Performance package. Apparently, glossy touches are a prime feature of the M Performance parts for the 6 Series GT. That can be seen in the saloon’s kidney grille, which looks appropriately shiny with its glossy black finish. The mirror caps also get in on the treatment as they’re now featured with casings made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Move to the actual body finish of the 6 Series GT and at least in this example, we can see how the Frozen Black foil and the black and gray matte stripes add to the sedan’s imposing physical look. And before I forget, fix your eyes on those massive 21-inch alloy wheels. Not only do they feature a two-level, double-spoke design and a two-tone finish, but they’re also hiding the upgraded braking system, yet another important feature of the M Performance Parts catalog. Up front, there are aluminum four-piston fixed red calipers and at the back, there are single-piston calipers.

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The 21-inch alloy wheels feature a two-level, double-spoke design and a two-tone finish, plus an upgraded braking system

Step inside and, well, there’s nothing much in the way of photos to get a good look at what BMW is offering. However, BMW does offer plenty in the way of upgrades to the cabin. One of the most prominent of these upgrades is the M Performance sports steering wheel with a little bit of motor racing touch to it. For one, it has grip areas covered in Alcantara. It also has large thumb rests, soft Nappa leather in the upper and lower sections of the wheel, a silver-gray cross-stitch seam, and a red central tab at the 12 o’clock position of the wheel. Move past the M Performance steering wheel and the list of interior upgrades available to the 6 Series GT is finished off by M-branded floor mats.

There are no engine upgrades available (no surprises there) but BMW is offering a sporty exhaust system, specifically for the 630i and 640i xDrive variants of the 6 Series Gran Turismo. According to Bimmer, the optional exhaust system features a stainless steel silencer and can be had with either round or trapezoid tips, finished in carbon fiber or chrome, depending on the specific variant of the 6 Series GT. Those who go for the round tips will get an extra treat of an engraved “M” logo on the tips while those who choose the trapezoid tips will instead get “M Performance” lettering.

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BMW is offering a sporty exhaust system, specifically for the 630i and 640i xDrive variants of the 6 Series Gran Turismo

BMW has yet to announce how much the M Performance parts for the 6 Series GT will cost. We do know that the German automaker has plans to showcase the model at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this September ahead of a market launch that’s scheduled at the tail end of the year. Hopefully, we’ll get all the juicy details like pricing sooner than later.

Read our full review on the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo here.

Press release

The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo is fascinatingly elegant, highly versatile and outstandingly dynamic to drive. In order to demonstrate the sporty character of the model, the model-specific BMW M Performance Parts will already be available at market launch in November 2017. The customised and motor racing inspired retrofit parts for drive, suspension, exterior and cockpit enhance dynamic driving even further and give the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo an individual and powerfully expressive appearance.

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The well-established racing expertise of BMW M GmbH, which was made use of in developing the parts, is reflected in the authentic style of the BMW M Performance Parts range. All components are fully subject to the high BMW Group standards in terms of material selection, design and quality of workmanship. Retrofitting these items has no impact whatsoever on the warranty terms as applicable to the vehicle in question.

The BMW M Performance exhaust silencer system gives the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo a truly impressive acoustic and visual dimension. It gives the rear a striking look and ensures a sporty sound which is, however, also suitable for long-distance travel. The silencer is made of stainless steel and was especially developed for the petrol engine models BMW 630i Gran Turismo (combined fuel consumption: 6.6 – 6.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 152 – 142 g/km), BMW 640i Gran Turismo (combined fuel consumption: 7.4 – 7.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 169 – 159 g/km), BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo (combined fuel consumption: 8.2 – 7.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 187 – 177 g/km). Depending on engine type and equipment, it comes with either round or trapezoid tailpipe trims in chrome or carbon fibre. The round tailpipes feature an engraved M logo and the trapezoid tailpipes the M Performance inscription.

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Driving dynamics and visual appeal of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo both profit from the 21 inch BMW M Performance light alloy wheels. They are manufactured using weight-saving forging methods and feature a two-level double-spoke design in bi-colour composition. The high-gloss paintwork is combined with burnished surfaces for the outer spoke level and the wheel rim. The exclusively designed wheels have mixed tyres in the sizes 245/35 R21 on the front axle and 275/30 R21 on the rear axle, complete with emergency running properties. The sport braking system, which is also available for the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, optimises both the dynamic driving experience as well as the car’s visual impact. Even when driven in extremely dynamic fashion, the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo achieves constant braking performance by means of inner vented, perforated lightweight construction brake discs with 4-piston fixed caliper brakes made of aluminium on the front axle and single-piston floating caliper brakes on the rear axle. Red brake calipers serve as a visual indication of the fact that the design of the BMW M Performance sport brake system is derived from motor racing.

The high-gloss black BMW M Performance kidney grille gives the front of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo a specifically dynamic look. In combination with the black trim bars of the air flap control, the BMW kidney grille receives a perfectly colour harmonised appearance.

The BMW M Performance exterior mirror caps in carbon fibre are yet another visual highlight. The components made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) are elaborately crafted by hand especially for the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. Multi-layer paintwork and high-gloss finishing give the car’s surfaces their striking intensity. The BMW M Performance Frozen Black foil superbly accentuates the sporty-elegant lines and the harmonious proportions of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. The matt black and grey trim stripes match the car’s geometry perfectly.

The BMW M Performance sports steering wheels gives the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo a special motor racing touch inside the cockpit. Its alcantara-covered grip areas, large thumb rests and the slightly flattened lower section make it a pleasure to hold, provide optimum grip and ensure direct steering response. Soft nappa leather both in the upper and lower section as well as on the steering wheel trim, a silver-grey cross-stitch seam and the red central marking at the 12 o’clock position round off the highly dynamic design of the BMW M Performance sports steering wheel. It also features shift paddles for manually selecting gears in conjunction with the 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission. BMW M Performance foot mats are also available in the cockpit product range.

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The model-specific retrofit options from the BMW M Performance range will be available right from the launch of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. All products form part of the Original BMW Accessories program, sold and installed through the BMW dealer network, BMW sales subsidiaries and BMW Service Partners.

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