BMW Australia has boosted the appeal its 6 Series Gran Coupe line-up this week with the introduction of the diesel-powered 640d.
Available from March production, the big 640d is priced at $184,800 (plus on-roads), adding the familiar M Sport package as a no-cost option.
Revealed internationally in 2011, the 640d arrives on the Australian market nearly a year on from the local debut of the 640i and 650i petrol models.
The 640d is driven by BMW's 3.0 litre six-cylinder turbodiesel engine, producing 230kW and 630Nm of torque - the latter from 1500rpm.
BMW promises a 0-100km/h time of 5.4 seconds, with fuel consumption rated at a low 5.6 to 5.7 l/100km. CO2 emissions are listed at 148g/km.
Features include Professional navigation system, multifunctional instrument display and full-colour head-up display, adaptive LED headlights with high-beam assist, rear-view camera and four-zone climate control.
Also standard are heated seats, glass sunroof, parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, Bluetooth and iPod/USB connectivity.
The 640i sits on 19x8.5-inch V-spoke wheels as standard, and 20-inch wheels are available with the no-cost optional M Sport package.
Standard safety features include front airbags, side airbags, head airbags for front and rear seats, three-point automatic seatbelts at all points, belt force limiters and seatbelt tensioners at the front, crash-activated head restraints up front, tyre defect indicator.
There is also DSC with ABS, ASC and Dynamic Traction Control, Cornering Brake Control, Dynamic Brake Control, Dry Braking function, and brake Fading Compensation.
Rear storage is listed at 460 litres, expandable to 1265 litres with the through-loading space utilised and the rear seats laid flat.
Note: 640i pictured.