Customers can now count on a potent diesel six.
So now the "four" has as many as three diesel units in its portfolio, which has become a real rarity in the modern automotive industry. In addition to the 420d (190 hp) and 430d (286 hp), the M440d is now available.
It is a regular six that has 340 hp and 700 Nm, and it takes a very small 5 seconds to sprint to "hundred". Power to all wheels is transmitted via an eight-speed automatic transmission. This unit has the help of a mild hybrid system, purely to slightly reduce consumption and reduce emissions.
Another technical innovation is coming from BMW, the X1 and X2 models with a 180d engine will soon be equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.