BMW rolls out 6 Series Gran Turismo, diesel variant scheduled for late 2018

Jochen Stallkamp, managing director, BMW Group Plant Chennai with a BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo
German automaker BMW rolled out the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo from its plant near Chennai on Monday. The plant will start the local production of MINI Countryman in 2018.

Jochen Stallkamp, managing director, BMW Group Plant Chennai, said the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo was not only a unique concept but also made a significant mark through its advanced engineering, technology and innovations.

BMW Group Plant Chennai locally produces the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, the BMW X3 and the BMW X5.

The plant will start the local production of the MINI Countryman this year.

Following the approach ‘Production follows the market’, BMW Group India has systematically accelerated its localisation programme in the country. It has already strengthened its long-term commitment to the Indian market by increasing the level of localisation at BMW Group Plant Chennai to up to 50 per cent.

Recently launched at Auto Expo 2018, the first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has been rolled out in a locally produced petrol variant, the BMW 630i Gran Turismo Sport Line. The diesel variant will be launched later in 2018.

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