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BMW 6-Series news - Oil change for the Six

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BMW
dieselfication of its coupe range goes all the way to the top. Well, all the
way to the 6-Series, at least.

The
ocularly challenging Six is set to go on sale with BMW’s 3.0-litre twin turbo
six-cylinder diesel engine and it will be called the 635d.

With
282bhp, the 635d does not disgrace the big coupe, managing 0-62mph in 6.3
seconds and hitting an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

There’s
a six-speed auto as standard with flappy paddles for a sportier feel, but the
635d will still return 40.9mpg on the combined cycle.

At
the same time the diesel engine is introduced, BMW is sneaking in a minor
restyle of the Six.

You’ll
have to pay close attention to spot the larger front air intake, reshaped
headlights with LED indicators, and boot lid that now incorporates a high level
brake light.

Under
the skin, BMW says the petrol 630i’s engine is more frugal, while inside
there’s a simplified iDrive system for all models. Which means that people
other than computer programmers and rocket scientists will be able to adjust
the aircon temperature.

And
every 6-Series now also comes with regenerative braking - à la
1-Series - to save fuel and energy.

No
prices yet for the tweaked 6-Series, but expect the 635d to weigh in at more than
50 grand when it reaches the UK.

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