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When is a 5 Not a 5? When it’s the new 2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo

Fastback set to debut in U.S. in autumn.

by on Jun.14, 2017

The old BMW 5-Series GT now becomes the 2018 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo.

A few years back, BMW announced plans to provide more order to its model nomenclature, transforming the 3-Series Coupe, for example, into the new 4-Series. But one of the big changes for 2018 is likely to add more confusion to the line-up.

It’s confusing enough that the Bavarian maker has given us an assortment of four-door coupes, such as the 4-Series Gran Coupe. Now it is adding the new 6-Series Grand Turismo. It’s not quite SUV – er, Sport Activity Vehicle. Nor is it quite wagon or hatchback. It’s a tall sedan with a fastback roof which, to add to the confusion, used to be called the 5-Series GT.

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Oh, and if this all isn’t enough to require a notepad to keep up with, you might recall that BMW is getting ready to do away with the conventional 6-Series coupe line-up as it prepares to launch the new flagship 8-Series as a more direct challenger to the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe.