It will be a short while before M Performance stuffs their fastest diesel powerplant into the stunning F13 BMW 6 Series so the Bavarians have a “momentary” solution.
Entitled the BMW 640d xDrive, it’s the first coming together of the diesel engine and the all wheel drive solution in a 6 Series.
We’re all familiar with the xDrive system and what it can do and the powerplant isn’t a stranger to us either since it’s the N57.
In one of its most famous tunes, the 640d xDrive gets 313 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque from the N57. That’s generally more than plenty but something should be mentioned.
Even though the N57 is one of the finest diesels out there, it compromises the sports car side of the BMW 6 Series. You can still push it around but you’ll get the feeling that cruising is what it wants to do best.
As it is, the 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged inline six cylinder diesel will combine itself with the xDrive system to get the F13 BMW 640d from 0 to 62 in just 5.2 seconds and it’ll gladly hit a top speed of 155 mph.
The performance is more than decent but the fuel economy is staggering for a big GT car. On the EU testing cycle, the new F13 BMW 640d xDrive can manage more than 41 mpg.
Carbon emissions are also low with less than 153 g of CO2 per km being emitted. A few extra details on the newest addition to the 6 Series family will be available at the Geneva Motor Show.
We expect some shots of the convertible 6er by then as well.