In full cost-cutting mode, BMW has made its latest announcement of cuts to its product line in 2020. None of the latest cancellations constitute a major surprise; in one case we could even break out the party hats to celebrate its demise.
That would be the 6 Series GT, an identity-less esthetic misfire that has lingered in the catalogue for a few years now. The other 6 Series getting the axe is the Gran coupe version, and while the styling of that one was better-realized, the fact is that Gran Coupe now exists as part of the 8 Series lineup. Same story for the coupe and convertible versions.
The tea leaves had long been forecasting the end of the 6 Series; the only question was when it would go.
Now, we can only hope BMW doesn’t get the bright idea to produce a Gran Turismo version of the 8 Series. This would be surprising, though, since sales of GT models have generally been catastrophic. Already the company has announced it’s eliminating the GT version of the 3 Series.