Report: 6 Series Gran Tourer to Debut in 2017

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Based on the Gran Coupe sedan.

Wouldthis be the Gran Coupe Wagon for the 6 Series or a Shooting Brake version of the 5? Wecan't really figure out the naming scheme or exactly where it would fit into BMW's ever-expanding family, but according to a French report, we have a couple of yearsto iron those details out. L'Automobile magazine reports that one year afterthe 6 Series' 40th anniversary and following the introduction of its fourthgeneration, a Gran Tourer version is expected to become a reality in 2017.

The 6 Series Gran Tourer will be based on the next-generation Gran Coupe sedan, gaininga steeply-inclined electric tailgate, many glass surfaces and enhanced luxuryas well as an ultra-lightweight chassis. In addition to diesel and gasoline poweredversions, the report indicates that a hybrid powerplant is also to be expected.

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