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BMW fans to be wowed by Six appeal.

THE BMW6 Series has returned to the roads of Britain with a vengeance.

The 6 Series of years gone by was a powerful experience, but its development in recent times has left the fans gasping for breath.

Diesel power is now the buzz with the 6, which now includes a 155mph oil burner that takes just over six seconds to reach 60mph.

The 635d is a delight for Beemer fans with the world's most powerful six-cylinder diesel car engine.

It has a 3.0-litre with two turbochargers to generate 286bhp of punch and massive pulling power.

The 635d is a scintillating drive. Truly a car for its time, it can deliver awesome performance yet return more than 40mpg.

This large grand tourer had been missing from the BMW line-up for some years, but now it is back and the fans love it.

It's tough at the top, and for any car costing upwards of pounds 56,000 the battle to pull the customers is as hot as in any other sector.

This is especially true among German manufacturers.

The design of this car is as advanced as it is going to get in today's terms, but BMW has brought in a sport package aimed at enhancing driving dynamics and adding a new, more sporting look to the car.

Available on all non-M configured derivatives, the Edition Sport package comprises a new contoured bonnet for a more aggressive look, bespoke 19in alloys and an M-type anti-roll stabilisation system.

The result is improved handling and a more composed ride during enthusiastic driving.

But in everyday use the 635d is already superb. Special mention must go to the new six-speed sports automatic transmission, which suits this car to a tee.

I could not fault this astonishing showcase of German technology.

It proves that the Grand Tourer is back without fail.

Fast facts

BMW 635d Sport Coupe Price: pounds 56,650 Mechanical: 286bhp, 2,993cc, 6cyl diesel engine rear wheels via 6spd automatic gearbox Max speed: 155mph 0-62mph: 6.3 secs Combined mpg: 40.9 Insurance group: 19 CO2 emissions: 183g/km BiK rating: 26% Warranty: 3yrs/unlimited, 3yrs paint, 12yrs anti-rust


SUPERB DRIVE: The BMW 635d Sport Coupe has the world's most powerful six-cylinder diesel car engine
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 20, 2008
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