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BMW 640d xDrive

BMW has revealed a four-wheel drive, diesel-powered 6 Series – but it won't be coming to the UK

BMW has just announced the 640d xDrive – a four-wheel-drive version of its 3.0-litre diesel 6 Series – but there are currently no plans to bring it to the UK.

Set to debut in the next few weeks, the 640d xDrive is the next in a long line of four-wheel-drive, left-hand-drive only BMW’s that we won’t see this side of the channel, like the M550d xDrive we drove earlier this week.

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The new 313bhp 6 Series will be available in Europe as a Coupe and Convertible, and will be offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

The all-wheel-drive system shifts power between the front and rear wheels to provide maximum traction in all situations.

BMW says it is capable of going from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds, while returning fuel economy of 48.7mpg and emitting 153g/km of CO2.

BMW has said that we won’t see four-wheel-drive powertrains in anything other than the existing X models until the arrival of the next-generation 5 Series. Considering the current model is less than two years old, this may not be until 2016.

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