2018 BMW 630i GT Review | Asian Car Guide
March 5, 2021

2018 BMW 630i GT Review

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With its bold styling, spacious interior, massive boot and excellent road manners, the BMW 630i Gran Turismo will do miles in absolute comfort, style and ease.

This new 6 Series Gran Turismo is effectively a hatchback variant of the 5 Series. This particular model is the successor of the 5 Series GT.

It may not be the stunning looking but the long and sloping silhouette of the 6 GT ensures that it will stand out from the crowd.

During the week that I had the car for a test drive, I saw people staring at the car, thinking “What the hell kind of BMW is that?”

The 2018 BMW 630i GT certainly has visual presence.

It is bold and burly silhouette. It is certainly more congruous-looking.

2018 bmw 6 series gt interiorMeasuring H 1,538mm x L 5,091mm x W 1,902mm and with a 3,070mm wheelbase (same as a 7-Series), the 6-Series GT’s stretched out proportions and lower roof-line help it looks sleeker and more coupe-like.

It is certainly an improvement over the previous 5-Series GT. To me I feel it came across as slightly abruptly stunted at the front and the rear.

Interior wise the test car is a very spacious and comfortable. Step inside and the cabin is headily familiar from the current generation of BMW models.

It is comfortable, well-designed and well put-together. It is admittedly not the most exciting of interiors in the market but it is entirely pleasant.

Where the cabin excels is in the ease of operation.

All of the functions are easily accessible via a touch of a button. The iDrive system is logical and seamless to use and everything works as you want it to.

What is impressive is the amount of space in the cabin, especially at the rear.

The rear seats have cavernous amounts of legroom and that lounge-like quality can be further enhanced with the electrically rear seats.

The feeling of spacious is accentuated by the panorama glass roof.

The boot is huge (610-litre) and is easily accessible. It is the largest boot capacity in the BMW lineup. Fold down the rear seats and maximum load space expands to an enormous 1,800 litres.

The driving quality of this car can be described in one word “effortless”.

The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol with 190kW of power and 400Nm of torque, delivers ample power in a buttery smooth manner.

It accelerates smoothly, responds well to throttle inputs and is quiet on the road.

When driven sensibly, the car is quiet, serene and comfortable.

Ride comfort is excellent, thanks to the self-levelling air suspension at the rear axle that comes standard. Bumps in the road are absorbed with ease, with adaptive air that helps endow it.

The car may look big and bulky but it certainly does not feel that way on the road.

In fact, despite the longer wheelbase, it drives remarkably similar to a 5 Series; it feels quite light on its feet and is surprisingly nimble around the corners.

It definitely drives like a BMW – fast, responsive and tractable.

The 2018 BMW 630i GT comes standard with:

  • 19″ wheels
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Power lift back
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ambient lighting
  • Head-up display
  • Dual-zone air-conditioning
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad
  • Bluetooth
  • DAB+digital radio
  • 16-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system

The 6 Series GT certainly has a timeless design and an instantly recognisable face that will not fade in decades to come.

It is an easy car to drive and live with.

2018 bmw 6 series gran turismo side rear profileThe BMW630i GT is covered by BMW’s Condition Based Servicing program that uses “sensors and advanced algorithms” to calculate how much the car has been driven and therefore how much maintenance is required.

Buyers can chose to pay for servicing in advance by purchasing a BMW Service Inclusive package, either Basic or Plus.

The Basic package cost $1,695 and covers fluid checks, air filter and spark plug replacements and labour.

2018 BMW 630i Gran Turismo Pricing and Specifications:

  • Price: From $123,500 plus on-road costs
  • Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol
  • Power: 190kW at 5,000rpm
  • Torque: 400Nm at 1,550rpm
  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive
  • Fuel use: 7.0L/100km
  • Fuel tank: 53 litres