PIMS 2018: BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Debuts with Four Other Models
SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., the exclusive distributor of BMW vehicles in the Philippines, made its presence felt at the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). BMW Philippines showed the 6 Series Gran Turismo along with four other models.
The 6 Series Gran Turismo has a bold and composed exterior. It has sharp-looking headlights along with a muscular front bumper and the brand’s signature kidney grilles. Overall, the 6 Series’ front end is more than enough to get your attention. Turning at the side, the vehicle is characterized by straight character lines, which is a typical design trait of German brand. The prominent fenders add to the 6 Series’ bold and composed exterior. The rear, on the other hand, gets wraparound distinctive taillights while the bumper completes the vehicle’s exterior design. Don’t forget about the dual tailpipes, a sharkfin antenna, and the 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.
The 630d Gran Turismo Luxury, shown during the show, is powered by a 3.0-liter diesel engine that delivers 265 hp and 620 Nm of torque. BMW says the vehicle can go from 0 to 100 kph in 6.1 seconds and it has a top speed of 250 kph. The BMW 630d Gran Turismo Luxury is priced at PHP8.79 million.
Joining the 6 Series Gran Turismo is the X2 xDrive20d M Sport X that features a 2.0-liter diesel engine under the hood. It can put out a max output of 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque. It can go from 0 to 100 kph in 7.7 seconds and has a top speed of 221 kph. The X2 is priced at PHP4.39 million.
On the other hand, the X4 xDrive20d M Sport X also joined BMW’s party at the 2018 PIMS. The said vehicle is powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine that generates 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque, which is essentially the same with the X2. The X4 is said to go from 0 to 100 kph in 8 seconds and it has a top speed of 213 kph. The X4 xDrive20d M Sport X has a price tag of PHP5.19 million.
BMW wouldn’t be complete without showcasing its performance cars. As such, BMW brought the M2 Coupe at the show. It is powered by a 3.0-liter gasoline engine that puts out 370 hp and 465 Nm of torque. BMW says it can go from 0 to 100 kph in 4.3 seconds and it has a max speed of 250 kph. The M2 Coupe is priced at PHP5.59 million.
The BMW M5 Sedan completes BMW’s 2018 PIMS lineup. It features a 4.4-liter gasoline engine that delivers 600 hp and 750 Nm of torque. The engine can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 3.4 seconds and it has a top speed of 250 kph. The M5 Coupe is priced at PHP14.79 million.