BMW Australia has pulled the plug on the 6 Series Gran Turismo, its niche-busting quasi-sedan, quasi-hatch quasimodo.

    The facelifted model revealed overnight won’t be making the journey to Australia, the company today confirmed.

    Designed to blend a practical, wagon-like boot with a sporty roofline, the 6 Series GT never hit great sales heights Down Under.

    Just 54 were sold in 2019, down from 88 in 2018. There were 964 buyers for the similarly-sized 5 Series sedan and wagon, while the X5 large SUV found 3498 homes.

    The 6 Series GT also failed to win hearts in the same way as rivals such as the Audi A7, which also features a sloping rear windscreen and hatchback.

    With the Gran Turismo gone and the 6 Series coupe and Gran Coupe replaced by the 8 Series, the 6 Series badge is dead in Australia.

    “We are continuing our biggest model offensive in history with the launch of new and exciting products,” said BMW Group Australia CEO, Vikram Pawah. 

    “The BMW 6 Series GT has always been a niche product for us in Australia and we will continue to cater to specific customers by bringing products that suit their individual requirements.”

    Revealed overnight, the updated 6 Series GT wears a similar set of headlights and grille to the 5 Series LCI alongside which it was unveiled.

    It has also been updated with the latest BMW OS7.0 infotainment technology, and a range of more efficient four-cylinder engines.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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