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BMW 640d Gran Coupe Released in Australia

This week, BMW Australia launched the 640d Gran Coupe on the sun-bathed continent, making it the first diesel 6er to be sold on Australian soil.
BMW F06 6 Series Gran Coupe 1 photo
The base price is AU$184,800 ($193,266 €150,584) and includes a lot of features, like color head-up display, rear-view camera four-zone climate control, adaptive LED headlights with high beam assist, satellite navigation and Bluetooth phone streaming.

Being powered by a tri-turbo 3-liter diesel engine that sends 313 HP and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft) of torque to the rear axle through an 8-speed automatic gearbox and with a combined fuel consumption of 5.5 l/100km (42 mpg), the new 6er will probably be a top seller in its segment.

Further standard options include front airbags, side airbags, head airbags front and rear, active headrests, stability control with traction control, anti-lock brakes with cornering brake control and brake assist, brake wear indicator, run-flat tires and the M Sport package that comes for free.

However, the most intriguing fact is that even though at first BMW decided not to introduce the diesel version on the Australian market, today things have changed. This says a lot about the German company's plans regarding diesel engine on a global scale.


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