BMW Launches 640d xDrive Diesel Coupe and Convertible Models

BMW has announced another new variant of the 6 Series coupe and convertible, the BMW 640d xDrive, which mates BMW’s six-cylinder diesel engine with all-wheel-drive.

The 640d xDrive models are powered by a 3.0L six-cylinder diesel engine with 308 horsepower and 465 lb-ft. of torque. The six-cylinder is mated to an eight-speed sports automatic transmission. A Driving Experience Control switch can adjust the engine management, accelerator mapping and the shift characteristics of the automatic transmission. The Driving Experience Control switch can also be used to call up SPORT, SPORT+ and COMFORT modes, and – if the optional Dynamic Damper Control or Adaptive Drive are selected – COMFORT+. BMW claims that the BMW 640d xDrive Coupe accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.2 seconds.

The xDrive all-wheel-drive system can send power to the front and rear wheels depending on the situation. The system also includes Performance Control, which divides drive between the right and left-hand rear wheels.

the 640d xDrive models will be available in Europe this spring, but BMW has not announced if it will be offered in the U.S.