When the E63/E64 BMW 6 Series was introduced in 2003, BMW
were keen to take the market by storm with its sleek, unusual looks and
un-matched luxury. The 6 series name had not been seen since 1989 when the E24
ceased production, so when the E63 came on sale it was an instant hit!
Initially there were only petrol options, a 3.0L straight-six and V8s engines
in two guises: a 4.4 645i with 328bhp and the 4.8 650i boasting 361bhp. Pretty
clear to see that the 6 series was targeting thrill seekers with a penchant for
luxurious speed from the get go! The E63 6 series remains a head turner even 6
years after its production stopped, resulting in a great used buy.
A minor facelift was launched in 2007 but one of the most
significant changes was the introduction of a diesel engine in the all-petrol
line up. The 635d arrived as the world’s first diesel GT 2+2; not as a way to
damper performance – quite the contrary, as it delivered 427lb ft of torque
which was 10% more than the V10 M6! The 3.0L twin-turbo diesel engine had
already been let loose on the market in the 3 and 5 Series, but it really came
into its own in the true Sports Coupe that is the 6 Series. Sales of the 635d
boomed from the start and it remains a popular choice with consumers who want
performance but still a reasonable fuel bill, who can argue with that?
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