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BMW and its commitment to maximizing the potential of every model continues with the 2012 640d xDrive. It's the first time the 6 Series has used a diesel engine, and it sound like it won't disappoint if 'sporty' and 'oil-burning' are your prerogatives: the 3.0-liter inline six with TwinPower turbos throws off 313 horsepower and 465 pound-feet, with all that twist available from around 2,000 rpm. Working through the standard eight-speed automatic will get you from 0 to 60 in five seconds, and the coupe will return an estimated 40 U.S. mpg.

This is also the first 6er to be fitted with Intelligent xDrive, which routes 60 percent of the power to the rear and 40 percent to the front in normal conditions. However, it can shuttle power from front to back and side to side depending on traction and the sporting intensity of your cornering. It will be available in convertible form as well, though we don't expect either to show up in U.S. showrooms any time soon.

A press release after the jump breaks things down in typical Bavarian detail, or there's a huge gallery of high-res photos for you visual types.Continue reading BMW reveals new 6 Series diesel with xDrive

BMW reveals new 6 Series diesel with xDrive originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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