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The BMW 4 Series gets two six-cylinder diesels

Fuel economy and performance finally combined

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No, we won't talk about the grille of the new BMW 4 Series in this article, I promise. What we're writing about is a few centimetres behind that grille, under the bonnet. Because yes, the German brand has added two particularly powerful diesel engines to the 4 Series catalogue.

And if diesel has a bad reputation for a few years, it remains the indispensable ally of long-distance drivers. As a result, BMW is now introducing two 3.0-litre inline sixes for the coupé. The less powerful one, which will be housed in the 430d, still develops 286 PS and 650 Nm of torque. This allows a 0-62 time of 5.1 seconds.

Fuel economy is rated at 51.4 mpg UK (42.8 mpg US/5.5 L/100 km). The second version has 340 PS and 700 Nm of torque. It does 0-62 in 4.6 seconds, which is only a tenth of a second more than the explosive M440i. This sporty temperament does not affect fuel consumption, which stands at 45.6 mpg UK (37.9 mpg US/6.2 L/100 km). The M440d badge for this version is then justified. Both models get xDrive all-wheel drive.

These very reasonable fuel consumption figures give the 430d and M440d a comfortable range on the motorway that will surely make electrics and plug-in hybrids jealous! However, you'll have to enjoy them because the G22 will certainly be the last 4 Series to receive six-cylinder diesels.

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Comments (4)

  • They’ve ruined the 4 series 6-cyl diesels’ final hurrah with an ugly face.

    As capable as these cars are, if you must have a BMW the the 330d and 340d is the way to go before BMW change these too.

      1 month ago
  • Would Love the 440D engine but I’m pretty sure they will not be available in Canada.

      1 month ago
  • People love to hate on diesel engines - but they may very well be the key to saving the internal combustion engine.

      1 month ago
  • two inline sixes..... dOEs ThaT MeAn aN InliNE 12????????

      1 month ago