With a massively improved design compared to its predecessor, the new 6 Series Gran Turismo is an interesting choice in the premium segment, especially for customers in the market for a practical car. BMW launched the model last year exclusively with six-cylinder engines for the 630i, 640i gasoline and 630d, 640d diesel models. Starting July, there will be a new entry-level version in the lineup for European markets with a smaller four-cylinder engine.
Powered by a 2.0-liter diesel, the 620d Gran Turismo offers 190 horsepower (140 kilowatts) from 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Newton-meters (295 pound-feet) attainable from 1,750 rpm. The turbodiesel punch will enable the new base model to reach 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill in a decent 7.9 seconds en route to a top speed of 137 mph (220 kph).
If you’re wondering about how much the vehicle weighs, the 620d GT tips the scales at 1,765 kilograms (3,891 pounds). It comes exclusively equipped with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and can be optionally had with the fancier suspension setups, including the air suspension. Customers willing to fork out more money can also have all-wheel steering as well as the Executive Drive system with Active Roll Stabilization.
Equipped with the four-cylinder diesel and the standard 17-inch wheels, the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo will sip 4.8 liters / 100 km (49 mpg) in the combined cycle, which equates to CO2 emissions of 127 grams / km. Step up to the bigger 18-inch alloys and these will have an impact on efficiency, with fuel consumption rising to 4.9 liters / 100 km (48 mpg) and CO2 emissions to 128 g/km. Those willing to go all out will be able to go for even larger 20-inch rims.
BMW has not disclosed pricing details for the new 620d Gran Turismo, but surely it will greatly undercut the 630d available at home in Germany from €66,900.
Gallery: 2018 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo
New entry-level engines for the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.
Drive portfolio of the luxury class model is to be complemented for the first time by a highly efficient four-cylinder diesel.
Munich. With the launch of a new, exceptionally efficient entry-level engine, BMW is extending the drive portfolio in the luxury segment. 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 (combined fuel consumption: 4.9 – 4.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 129 – 127 g/km), the 140 kW/190 hp engine provides for a particularly efficient form of driving pleasure in the model, which was designed for long-distance ride comfort and versatile functionality.
The exceedingly efficient four-cylinder diesel is making a debut in the BMW 6 Series. Turbo charging with variable turbine geometry and Common Rail direct injection constitute the prerequisites for sporty power delivery and a high degree of efficiency on this 2-litre engine. Maximum torque of 400 Nm is available between 1 750 and 2 500 rpm, with maximum power output of 140 kW/190 hp being achieved at 4 000 rpm.
Therefore, 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. The new entry-level diesel transfers power with a standard 8-speed Steptronic transmission. All suspension systems available for the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo are also optionally available for the new model variants, including Adaptive Two-Axle Air Suspension, Integral Active Steering and the Executive Drive system with Active Roll Stabilisation. The new BMW 620d Gran Turismo sprints from 0 to 100 km/100 in 7.9 seconds. The outstanding efficiency of the new engine variant is demonstrated by a combined fuel consumption of 4.9 to 4.8 litres per 100 km and a CO2 emission level of 129 to 127 grams/km.
*The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers the different size of the selected wheels and tires. The values of the vehicles labelled with (*) are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle-related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2 emissions, the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here (depending on national legislation).
The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the Pkw-EnVKV, and based (for classification) on the fuel consumption and CO2 values as per the NEDC cycle.
Further information on official fuel consumption figures and specific CO2 emission values of new passenger cars is included in the following guideline: “Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained free of charge from all dealerships and at https://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-cons