Published on May 4th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
VOTY 2019//Luxury Sedan – BMW 6GT
Bodystyles are changing all the time. This year we had a few candidates for the role of ‘luxury sedan’ but we had to narrow it down to the best of the best. What we found was that none of our top candidates were traditional sedans. We got elements from coupes and tourers seeping in. But at its core, our winner behaves and is marketed like a luxury sedan.
It’s the BMW 6-Series GT. Yes, frameless doors. Yes, technically that boot counts as a fifth door. Yes, it still feels more like a luxury sedan than anything else. With the 6 GT, BMW proved they’re best at delivering sheer driving pleasure. They engineered a car that was just sublime to drive. Whether you’re looking for the car to disappear around you while cruising on the highway or keep you engaged through B-roads, the car delivered.
No 6-Series has ever been affordable, but thanks to local-assembly, the 630i is actually a lot closer to 5-Series pricing than it is to the 7.
BMW 630i GT Specifications
Engine: Inline 4, twin scroll turbo, petrol
Power: 258hp @ 5000rpm
Torque: 400Nm @ 1550rpm
Transmission: 8-speed Conventional Automatic
0-100km/h: 6.3 seconds
Top speed: 250km/h
Price: From RM430,800
How VOTY Winners are selected.
Our process is simple and clean.
All cars launched in Malaysia within 13 months of 2019 are eligible for entry. We contact all car brands operating in the country and ask to test these cars. There are no participation fees, no buying of tables at the event, no charge whatsoever. All that’s needed is a fresh enough car, and a willingness to give our judges a test drive.
About a month before the event, the four judges from dsf.my and gohedgostan.com (Daniel Sherman Fernandes, Ross Hadi, Amirul Mukminin and Subhash Nair) convene to discuss which vehicles impressed us in each category. The judges can only vote on cars that they’ve driven. A simple majority is all it takes for a car to win in a category.
Our title sponsor Allianz recognises the integrity of our team and all players involved in deciding on winners and leaves all decisions to us regarding the winners. We hope our readers appreciate the efforts of all parties involved and provide us with feedback on how we can further improve on this.