The above spyshot of a yet to be released facelifted BMW 6-Series confirms a rumour that has been going around for quite sometime – BMW is going to put diesels into it’s grand tourer, the BMW 6-Series.
With 286 horsepower and 580Nm of torque from as low as 1,750rpm, the BMW 635d would be the 6-Series with the most torque, even beating the flagship BMW M6’s 5.0 litre V10 normally aspirated petrol engine. What gave away the oil burner under the hood was a shot of the 6-Series instrument panel which has the word Diesel on it.
Together with the facelift comes some changes with the other models – the 630i will be replaced with a 635i, or perhaps retain it’s name, but what’s important is the 3.0 litre normally aspirated engine will be replaced with the award-winning 3.0 litre twin turbo gasoline engine that made it’s debut in the E92 3 Coupe. The V8 6-Series will likely remain mostly the same.
BMW 635d in the works