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20 of the best fast BMWs that don’t have an M badge

20 of the best fast BMWs that don't have an M badge

E63 BMW 635d Sport

How times change. In 2007, when Greg Kable reviewed the recently facelifted 6 Series coupe with a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, he said: “The 635d is, more than any other car, the latest example of diesel’s potential. . Endowed with a unparalleled blend of performance and economyit almost makes the more traditional petrol engines of the BMW coupe obsolete, without managing it at all. ”

A 0-62 mph time of 6.3 secfuel economy of 41 mpg and a range of over 600 miles made it an attractive prospect in 2007, and no wonder why the black pump was so in vogue at the time. Fifteen years later, the diesel bubble may have really burst, but we’re still looking forward to it, along with the many other brilliant non-M cars that didn’t make it.