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BMW bucks trend with new 6 Series diesel

BMW is adding a new entry-level diesel to its 6 Series Gran Turismo as other carmakers cut diesel options.

The 6 Series GT gets a new entry-level diesel

The 6 Series GT gets a new entry-level diesel

Marking the first time a four-cylinder has been available for the 6 series GT, the 187bhp 2.0-litre engine – also seen in the 3 Series – is married up with rear-wheel drive and a standard 8-speed Steptronic transmission and brings a maximum 295lb.ft of torque between 1,750rpm and 2,500rpm.

The new 620d unit is being added to bring increased efficiency. Official combined fuel economy is 57.6-58.9mpg with CO2 emissions from 127-129g/km (NEDC Correlated figures) – this compares to 51.4mpg and 146g/km (also NEDC Correlated) for the existing 3.0-litre diesel SE. And 0-62mph time is 7.9s versus 6.1 for the bigger diesel.

The 620d GT also gets the option of Adaptive Two-Axle Air Suspension, Integral Active Steering and the Executive Drive system with Active Roll Stabilisation.

Pricing will be released closer to the launch.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.