BMW just officially announced that it will be offering a turbocharged V6 engine for the new 2012 BMW 640i Coupe. The eagerly await new 6 Series Coupe was initially be offered with the twin-turbo V8 engine for North American consumers only; that was BMW had led us to believe at the beginning.
Although North American consumers will receive the lesser model 640i with a turbocharged V6 engine, the 650i Coupe is still on schedule for this October to make its way to North American market. The 2012 BMW 650i Coupe is powered by the twin-turbo V8 engine produces 400 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
So what are the specs of the 2012 BMW 640i Coupe with the turbocharged V6 engine? Well, it features BMW’s N55 twin-scroll single turbo six-cylinder with a fuel-saving start-stop function, which is not included in the V8 version. From what we have learned of the European version, the TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine produces 316 horsepower and 332 pound feet of torque through a standard ZF-source 8-speed automatic transmission. In addition to the standard single turbocharged V6 engine for North American consumers, an xDrive version will be offered later down the road for the 640i and 650i models that are equipped with the-twin turbocharged V8 engine.
The 2012 BMW 650i Coupe will make its North American debut during the Pebble Beach festivities in Monterey, California this August, and while the 2012 BMW 640i version will make its way directly to BMW dealerships in October. So, have your paycheck ready if you want to see some turbo action early.