Here is the beast. I bought it new late last year. I drive it everyday and sofar it's clocked up almost 20,000 kms. Last year, my 3 year old boy was rapidly out growing my black BMW E90 325i. A large family car was unanimously called for. I test drove a number of large family sedans in the current market including the Holden Calais V V8, BMW 530i, Suburu Liberty GT, G6ET... All very nice cars with different merits and I came very close to picking the Calais V V8 but being a car nut I opted for the G6ET. I couldn't walk away from that jet engine paired up with the ZF 6-speed auto box.
The G6ET is really a performance sedan masquerading as a large 4 door family car but it also steers and turns really well and is well balance. It's an absolute fire cracker when on full/over boost and sounds abit like an F-18 taking off! Out of the box, Caradvice (http://www.caradvice.com.au/44132/20...car-comparison) clocked their G6ET at 4.97s for 0-100km sprint and 13.25s for the qtr. Not for the average mums and dads but definitely one for the motor anthusiasts to consider. I wish it came standard with LSD, bigger brakes/tyres and 4 or 5 link IRS from the factory...
Some vital powertrain stats:
Engine: 4L I6 DOHC single Garrett Turbo with transient overboost, rated [email protected], [email protected]
Trans: ZF 6-speed Auto with cylinder cut-out
Front Suspension: Forged aluminium double wishbone with twin virtual pivots
Rear Suspension: 4-link IRS
Here are some pics of the animal. Enjoy...