New entry-level engines for the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

6-series | May 3rd, 2018 by 12
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As from July 2018, a four-cylinder diesel engine will be available for the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. Under the bonnet of the new BMW …

As from July 2018, a four-cylinder diesel engine will be available for the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. Under the bonnet of the new BMW 620d Gran Turismo, the 190 hp engine delivers an impressive fuel consumption and CO2 levels – 4.9 – 4.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 129 – 127 g/km. Maximum torque of 400 Nm is available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm, with maximum power output being achieved at 4,000 rpm.

The new entry-level diesel transfers power with a standard 8-speed Steptronic transmission. The new BMW 620d Gran Turismo sprints from 0 to 100 km/100 in 7.9 seconds.

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The choice of power units available for the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo now totals 5 engines. In addition to straight six-cylinder diesel engines, a straight six-cylinder petrol engine and a four-cylinder petrol engine will be offered.

BMW’s top model for the 6 GT family is the 640i model. Generating an output of 340 hp and maximum torque of 450 Nm (332 lb-ft), the 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line petrol engine enables the new BMW 640i Gran Turismo to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest in 5.4 seconds, while the new BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo is a tick faster at 5.3 seconds.

The combined fuel consumption of the two models comes in at 7.4–7.0 liters per 100 kilometers (38.2–40.4 mpg imp) and 8.2–7.7 liters per 100 kilometers (34.5–36.7 mpg imp)* respectively, which equates to CO2 figures of between 169 / 159 grams and 187 / 177 grams per kilometer.


12 responses to “New entry-level engines for the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo”

  1. JJ Tan says:

    There is a typo at “…..Under the bonnet of the new BMW 620d Gran *Turismo*…..”

  2. Central Lifestyle says:

    I reckon this same GT bodystyle design language interpreted to a 2 door (shooting brake) version, rather than 4 doors, would look even much better. Perhaps someone could render that. 2 doors would make sense in a kind of way, being 6er should be coupe version of 5er.
    *if one of your designers would be ever so kind to render that 2 door idea for us to see, we’d really appreciate you for that, Horatiu.

    • Giom says:

      A 2 (even 4…) door shooting brake version of this car… should look amazing! Might be more popular then… proportions would look better. I won’t be surprised, tho, if BMW played around with such a concept. Maybe some insiders could shed some light…

    • Philip George says:

      You may be on to something.

    • Senne says:

      You are definitely on to something here! I would love to see a GOOD render of that as well!

  3. CfAuto says:

    Four cylinders in 5 series and up should not be allowed!

    • Icebreakerr says:


      • Kaisuke971 says:

        Come on you know the 20d is enough for the 5 Series. As for the 6 Series GT, this car is mainly meant for Asian markets and some of them tax in engine size, so a sub 2000cc engine will really boost the sales.

        That said, like the 7 Series, they should’ve stopped at the 25d motorisation and not go lower. So 625d GT with 231hp, which is just about enough. I think that would sell well in central Europe and the UK

        • Icebreakerr says:

          yea it will deffo boost the sales but when i think of high numbers in the bmw line up like 7 6 etc the lowest version i think of is like 40d or maybe even 30d lool

  4. Icebreakerr says:

    im a fan of this car but the reason they are doing it cause its not selling well here in the UK tbh ive only see one on the road.. I like it but many people dont like this car at all and making a 620d doesnt sound right at all 20d on a 6 series? lol no thanks

    and driving this car with that engine just wont feel right at all either

    should have just stopped the 6 series line and ended it with the beautiful 6GC

    and called this 1 the 5 GT and if they are thinking to add more engines in why not add in the 650i GT??

  5. Senne says:

    Not surprising. Another confirmation this should have been called FIVE SERIES GT. NOT SIX. Some silly marketeer decided they would be able to charge more money for a 6 GT. WRONG. It was a big mistake. A “6”20d sounds RIDICULOUS. Whereas a “5”20d is totally normal.

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