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While those of us who like to be truly M Powered are no doubt waiting with baited breath for BMW to pull the covers off of the all-new M6, the company is whetting our appetites for now with the revealing of the M Sport Package and a hot diesel.
THE M LOOK:
As with other M Sport packages in the BMW range, this one doesn't bring anything resembling M power to the range, but it does create a look that almost befits the performance flagship.
The external package features an M aerodynamics kit, LED fog lights and 19-inch M light-alloy wheels with a double-spoke design. Inside, buyers are treated to sports seats with an Alcantara/leather combination and an M leather steering wheel.
BMW is also selling an 'Individual' package, offering some bespoke paint and wheel choices along with some tantalising interior options.
Another range addition is what BMW calls the world's sportiest diesel. Available in both Coupe and Convertible body styles, the 640d uses a six-cylinder commonrail diesel engine with TwinPower turbo technology in the form of sequential turbocharging.
There are no jokes on the output front, the 3-litre motor producing 230kW at 4400rpm and 630Nm between 1500 and 2500rpm. This is enough, claims BMW, to push it from 0-100km/h in just 5.5 seconds (5.6 in the case of the convertible), while fuel claimed combined fuel consumption amounts to just 5.4 and 5.5 litres per 100km respectively. This results in CO2 emissions of between 143 and 145g/km.
These models also have an Eco Pro mode, which is effectively the opposite of an 'M' button - this function adjusting the accelerator mapping, shift characteristics and climate control to allow maximum efficiency.
BMW is also offering all-wheel drive in the latest 6 Series Coupe and Convertible, the xDrive system now available in the 650i, which is powered by a 300kW TwinPower turbopetrol motor.
While the 6 Series Convertible is already on sale in South Africa, you can expect the Coupe to reach our shores around September.
Makaka. I called you a name so the editor would not post my comment. Oh dear. Please read the article very carefully and try to understand it fully before you write your drivel. The cars you mention that are all quicker around a race track (?????? relevance) do not have DIESEL ENGINES. Your argument is pointless. The article was about "THE SPORTIEST DIESEL ENGINE. Got it?
Oh, and Makaka, the diesel motor that graces the fastest Q7 comes with a detuned vesion of last years Le Mans winning Audi R15. That is the 6.0 litre V12 DIESEL ENGINE, that punts that 2.5 ton Q7 to 100kmh in 5.5 seconds. Not blindingly fast, but the same as this BMW's time.
@Kevin, Are those Lemans versions of Audi and Peugeot sold anywhere? What is sporty with a Q7 can, can it run a faster lap compared to the other Sport SUV's such as BMW X5X6M, Cayenne Turbo S, ML 63, etc.
Oh really? Sportiest diesel in the world? What a typical BMW claim. Arrogant, is what I say. It better go and win a few Lemans races, like Audi and Peugeot before it can claim that title. The V12 diesel in the Audi Q7 is more sporty even though it is a larger motor, as is the 4.2 litre V8 diesel found in a few Audi models. Good reporting here, suckers. It may be the world's sportiest 3 litre diesel engine, but that is it.
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