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Μόλις χθες κυκλοφόρησε η είδηση και σήμερα η BMW παρουσίασε επίσης τις  M140i και M240i. Τα αυτοκίνητα φορούν τον νέο 3.0-λιτρο αλουμινένιο κινητήρα των 340i και X4 M40i. Αντικαθιστά τον 3.0-λιτρο turbo των M135i και M235i και στην περίπτωση τους αποδίδει 340 άλογα με 500 Nm ροπής.

Ο Euro 6 κινητήρας συνδυάζεται είτε με 6άρι μηχανικό, είτε με το 8άρι αυτόματο κιβώτιο της ZF. Η M140i χρειάζεται 4,8 δευτερόλεπτα με το μηχανικό κιβώτιο και 4,6 δευτερόλεπτα με αυτόματο κιβώτιο, ενώ χρειάζονται μόλις 4,4 δευτ. με το αυτόματο κιβώτιο και το σύστημα τετρακίνησης (0,3 δευτ. γρηγορότερα από την M135i). Η M240i Coupe κάνει τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα σε 4,8 δευτερόλεπτα με το μηχανικό κιβώτιο (4,6 δευτ. με το αυτόματο) και 4,4 δευτερόλεπτα με το σύστημα τετρακίνησης (0,2 δευτ. γρηγορότερα από την M235i).

Το μηχανικό κιβώτιο ταχυτήτων διαθέτει πλέον rev matching λειτουργία, ενώ το 8-τάχυτο αυτόματο κιβώτιο διαθέτει νέες ρυθμίσεις και επιτρέπει πολλαπλά κατεβάσματα. Τα μοντέλα με το αυτόματο κιβώτιο εφοδιάζονται με ένα προηγμένο σύστημα εκκίνησης, που σε συνδυασμό με το GPS, προσφέρει τον μέγιστο βαθμό πρόσφυσης.

Επίσης, σήμερα η BMW εκτός από τις M140i, Μ240i και 750d, παρουσίασε και τις ανανεωμένες εκδόσεις των μοντέλων της. Οι 120i και 220i φορούν τον νέο 2.0-λιτρο turbo κινητήρα βενζίνης απόδοσης 184 ίππων, με την 125i να φορά τον ίδιο κινητήρα και να αποδίδει 224 άλογα και να συνδυάζεται αποκλειστικά με το 8άρι αυτόματο κιβώτιο, με τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα να έρχονται σε 6,1 δευτερόλεπτα. Η 230i, που αντικαθιστά την 228i, φορά τον 2.0-λιτρο turbo των 252 ίππων.

Η 740e iPerformance θα ξεκινήσει τις πωλήσεις της μέσα στο καλοκαίρι. Αυτή συνδυάζει έναν 2.0-λιτρο twin-turbo τετρακύλινδρο κινητήρα βενζίνης απόδοσης 258 ίππων και έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα που αποδίδουν συνδυαστικά 326 άλογα. Έχει ηλεκτρική αυτονομία 37 χλμ., με τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα να τα κάνει σε 5,5 έως και 5,7 χλμ/ώρα (αναλόγως της έκδοσης). Η μέση κατανάλωση των εκδόσεων κυμαίνεται μεταξύ 2,1-2,3 λίτρων, με τις εκπομπές ρύπων να ανέρχονται στα 49 γρ/χλμ. Τέλος, τα 225xe Active Tourer, X5 xDrive40e και 330e, αλλάζουν όνομα και γίνονται και αυτά iPerformance

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More power and greater efficiency for the quartet of compact BMW M Performance Automobiles.

New six-cylinder in-line engine developing 250 kW/340 hp ensures enhanced dynamics and reduced fuel consumption in the BMW M140i 3-door, BMW M140i 5-door, BMW M240i Coupe and BMW M240i Convertible – New model designations signal a changing of the guard under the bonnet and the increase in driving pleasure that results.

Munich. The passing of the baton from one generation of engines to the next in July 2016 will enable the BMW M Performance Automobiles in the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series model ranges to showcase their stellar sporting character with even greater élan. The new six-cylinder in-line petrol engine in question – which develops 250 kW/340 hp, a 10 kW/14 hp increase in maximum output over its predecessor – not only optimises the sprinting power of the two cars, it also lowers their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The 3.0-litre unit with further developed M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology is a product of the BMW Group’s latest engine generation. The advances in dynamics and efficiency that come as part of the package are also expressed by the new model designations for the BMW M140i 3-door (fuel consumption combined: 7.8 l/100 km [36.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 179 g/km), BMW M140i 5-door (fuel consumption combined: 7.8 l/100 km [36.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 179 g/km), BMW M240i Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 7.8 l/100 km [36.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 179 g/km) and BMW M240i Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 8.3 l/100 km [34.0 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 189 g/km).

This boost in power means the BMW M Performance members of the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series model ranges now offer the same output levels as the BMW 1 Series M Coupe built between 2011 and 2012. They can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) up to 0.3 seconds quicker than their predecessors, and their fuel consumption and emissions (as calculated in the EU test cycle) are as much as 7 per cent lower. The BMW M140i 3-door, BMW M140i 5-door, BMW M240i Coupe and BMW M240i Convertible are fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the latest version of the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission is available as an option. And as an alternative to sending their power to the rear wheels, all four models can also be ordered with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive.

Setting the benchmark for power delivery, efficiency and refinement: the new six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology.

The engine developed for this quartet of compact power merchants stands out from the crowd with its instantaneous responses, high-revving ebullience and exemplary efficiency. Its dynamic power delivery is accompanied by a beautifully intense take on the emotionally rich engine sound characteristic of a BMW straight-six. The new unit has an aluminium crankcase and cylinder head, and the refinement that is likewise a hallmark of BMW six-cylinder in-line engines has been elevated to another level still thanks to new, near-source acoustic shielding. The TwinScroll turbocharger integrated into the cast-steel exhaust manifold is extremely efficient – on account of its compact construction and the presence of an indirect intercooler. Helping to minimise emissions, meanwhile, are electric wastegate control and the close-coupled arrangement of the catalytic converter.

The latest generation of VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control provides particularly precise load control, enhancing the engine’s responsiveness and efficiency. And rounding off the latest update of M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology is Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing on both the intake and exhaust sides. Also doing their bit to seal the exceptionally fine balance between driving pleasure and fuel consumption for this output class are a coolant pump that operates only as necessary, a map-controlled oil pump, Electric Power Steering, the Auto Start Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration and various other solutions developed under the banner of BMW EfficientDynamics.

A key element in the new engine’s ability to serve up thrillingly dynamic acceleration is the pulling power that comes on tap early and is maintained over a wide rev range. The new unit lays on peak torque of 500 Newton metres (369 lb-ft) between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm and generates maximum output of 250 kW/340 hp at 5,500 rpm.

Six-speed manual gearbox with throttle b lipping function, eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with wider gear spread.

Technical innovations designed to enhance driving pleasure and optimise efficiency are also at work in the transfer of engine power to the driven wheels. The standard six-speed manual gearbox fitted in the compact BMW M Performance Automobiles offers an engagement speed control function to deliver exceptionally smooth gear changes. On downshifts, the transmission management increases shift comfort by initiating a throttle blipping function; as the driver shifts into a lower gear, this increases the engine’s revs to the ideal level for the target gear.

The latest-generation six-cylinder in-line engine can be combined with the likewise new version of the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as an option. With its wider gear spread and further improved internal efficiency, this automatic transmission – fitted as standard on the all-wheel-drive versions of the compact BMW M Performance Automobiles – makes an additional contribution to increasing efficiency. The option of carrying out multiple downshifts opens the door to more dynamic gearshifts and particularly swift responses to movements in the accelerator. Added to which, the cars’ driving comfort and acoustic appeal both benefit from the use of a rev-linked vibration damper. The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission provides top-class shift dynamics and, in addition to the Launch Control function delivering traction-optimised acceleration off the line, also offers a predictive shift strategy. Here, the transmission management works in conjunction with the car’s navigation system to analyse the driving situation and route profile and, in so doing, determine the ideal moment for a gear change.

Enhanced dynamics, lower fuel consumption: acceleration improves by up to 0.3 seconds, fuel consumption drops by as much as 7 per cent.

The extra dynamic potency heralded by the further developed powertrain technology is reflected by significantly improved acceleration values. The BMW M140i 3-door and BMW M140i 5-door complete the dash from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds with the standard six-speed manual gearbox or 4.6 seconds with the optional eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. All of which means they reach 100 km/h (62 mph) 0.3 seconds sooner in both cases than their respective predecessors. An identical improvement can be seen with the BMW M140i xDrive 3-door and BMW M140i xDrive 5-door, which dispatch the same sprint in just 4.4 seconds. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle comes in at 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres [36.2 mpg imp] for the BMW M140i 3-door and BMW M140i 5-door (automatic: 7.1 l/100 km [39.8 mpg imp]) and 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres [38.2 mpg imp] for the BMW M140i xDrive 3-door and BMW M140i xDrive 5-door. Which equates to a drop of between 3 and 5 per cent below the figures recorded by the outgoing models. CO2 emissions are now 179 grams per kilometre (automatic: 163 g/km) for the rear-wheel-drive models and 169 grams per kilometre where xDrive is involved.

The BMW M240i Coupe likewise powers from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds (automatic: 4.6 seconds) – or 4.4 seconds in all-wheel-drive guise. Those figures represent an improvement of 0.2 seconds in both cases. Fuel consumption and emissions in the EU test cycle are down by 4 to 7 per cent compared to their predecessors’ values. The BMW M240i Coupe now posts a figure of 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres [36.2 mpg imp] (179 g/km) with the manual gearbox or 7.1 litres per 100 kilometres [39.8 mpg imp] (163 g/km) when the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission is fitted. The BMW M240i xDrive Coupe is rated at 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres [38.2 mpg imp] (169 g/km).

Both variants of the open-top BMW M Performance Automobile race from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) 0.3 seconds faster than before. The acceleration figures now stand at 4.9 seconds (automatic: 4.7 seconds) for the BMW M240i Convertible and 4.6 seconds for the BMW M240i xDrive Convertible. Combined fuel consumption and emissions in the EU test cycle drop by 2 to 6 per cent – to 8.3 litres per 100 kilometres [34.0 mpg imp] (189 g/km) in conjunction with the six-speed-manual gearbox, 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres [38.2 mpg imp] (169 g/km) if the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission is fitted and 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres [36.2 mpg imp] (179 g/km) in the case of the BMW M240i xDrive Convertible.

Just like their further upgraded powertrain technology, the model-specific equipment compositions on board the compact BMW M Performance Automobiles are also geared to promoting a driving experience that fuels sporting ambitions. Standard specification includes M Sport suspension lowered by 10 millimetres, 18-inch M light-alloy wheels in exclusive double-spoke design, an M Sport braking system, Variable Sports Steering with Servotronic function, a model-specific M aerodynamic package and exterior mirror caps in Ferric Grey metallic. Playing their part in the sporting interior ambience are the cloth/Alcantara sports seats with blue contrast stitching, the M leather steering wheel and an M driver’s footrest.

Manual on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions:

For further details on official fuel consumption figures, official specific CO2 emissions and power consumption of new cars, please refer to the “Manual on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption of new cars”, available at sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html. ManualCO2 (PDF – 2.7 MB)

BMW model upgrade measures in the summer of 2016.

Premiere of the BMW 750d xDrive and BMW 750Ld xDrive – BMW 7 Series sedans also available as BMW iPerformance models with plug-in hybrid drive technology – more petrol engines for the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series – BMW M Performance models of the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series with new six-cylinder petrol engine – characteristic design features for BMW iPerformance models – telephony with wireless charging und WLAN hotspot available for further models.

World premiere of BMW‘s most powerful ever diesel engine in the new BMW 750d xDrive and BMW 750Ld xDrive – BMW 7 Series luxury sedans also available as BMW iPerformance models with plug-in hybrid drive technology – additional petrol engines of the latest generation for the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series – BMW M Performance models of the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series with new, even more powerful and efficient straight six-cylinder petrol engine – characteristic design features for all BMW iPerformance models – optional features: telephony with wireless charging und WLAN hotspot available for further models.

Munich. With the world premiere of the most powerful diesel engine ever used in a BMW production car and the introduction of three BMW iPerformance models, the drive portfolio of the BMW 7 Series continues to gain in diversity and fascination in the summer of 2016. At the same time, the BMW 1 Series and the BMW 2 Series will feature further petrol engines of the BMW Group’s latest drive generation for the first time. These also include an even more powerful but also more efficient straight six-cylinder for the BMW M Performance models BMW M140i 3-door, BMW M140i 5-door, the BMW M240i Coupe and the BMW M240i Convertible.

Like the plug-in hybrid powered BMW 7 Series luxury sedans, the three additional BMW iPerformance models will in future also be recognisable by their characteristic exterior design features. Other innovations taking effect as from July 2016 include the introduction of the optional features telephony with wireless charging and WLAN hotspot for additional series. Moreover, in conjunction with the optional navigation system Professional, the iDrive control system now also features a new menu display in tile format for the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 2 Series Coupe and the BMW 2 Series Convertible, models of the BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series.

BMW 7 Series: New high-performance diesel engine and three BMW iPerformance models.

With the latest innovations in the field of drive technology being introduced in the summer of 2016, the BMW 7 Series is yet again setting a fascinating example of dynamics and efficiency in the luxury sedan segment. An entirely newly developed straight six-cylinder diesel engine is making its debut in the models BMW 750d xDrive and BMW 750Ld xDrive. The BMW TwinPower Turbo technology featured in the 3-litre power unit comprises four turbochargers, whose precisely coordinated function ensures an early onset of pulling power that continues right up into high engine speed ranges. With a peak output of 294 kW/400 hp and a maximum torque of 760 Newton metres, the new six-cylinder is the most powerful diesel engine ever used in a BMW model. With supreme power delivery and power transmission via the standard intelligent four-wheel drive system, the BMW 750d xDrive accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds (BMW 750Ld xDrive: 4.7 seconds), also offering even more forward thrust at high speeds that can be felt intensively at any time during short bursts of speed. Furthermore, the new top-of-the-range diesel model excels through exceptionally low fuel consumption that is truly unique in this performance class. Combined fuel consumption of the BMW 750d xDrive and the BMW 750Ld xDrive is between 5.9 and 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions are between 154 – 149 g/km (figures as per EU test cycle, depending on selected tyre size).

The BMW 7 Series iPerformance models will also be launched together with new diesel variants in the summer of 2016. The plug-in hybrid drive system including BMW eDrive technology from BMW i automobile development will become available for the models BMW 740e iPerformance featuring a standard wheelbase, for the BMW 740Le iPerformance with a long wheelbase and for the BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance with intelligent four-wheel drive. Together, the combustion engine and electric motor featured in these models generate a system output of 240 kW/326 hp, their intelligently controlled interaction ensuring impressively spontaneous power delivery resulting in exemplary efficiency. Furthermore, driving in solely electric mode is possible with a vehicle range of up to 44 to 48 kilometres (BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance: 41 – 45 kilometres). The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is completed in 5.4 seconds with the BMW 740e iPerformance, in 5.5 seconds with the BMW 740Le iPerformance and in 5.3 seconds with the BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance. Average combined fuel consumption per 100 kilometres is between 2.2 and 2.0 litres (BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance: 2.5 – 2.1 litres). CO2 emissions are between 50 and 45 grams per kilometre (BMW 740e iPerformance) or 51 and 45 grams per kilometre (BMW 740Le iPerformance) or 56 and 49 grams per kilometre (BMW 740Le xDrive iPerformance) respectively. Combined power consumption is 13.9 kWh/100 km to 12.5 kWh/100 km. (figures as per EU test cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles, depending on selected tyre size).

BMW M Performance models of the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series: New engine generation with enhanced power and optimised efficiency.

From July 2016, BMW M Performance automobiles of the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series will underscore their outstanding sporting character even more intensely with an extremely powerful straight six-cylinder petrol engine of the latest generation. Compared with the previous engine, the newly developed 3-litre power unit featuring M Performance Twin Power Turbo technology now mobilises 250 kW/340 hp following a power increase of 10 kW/14 hp and delivers a maximum of 500 Newton metres of torque. As a result, the BMW M Performance models now come up to the performance level of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe, which was built from 2011 to 2012. They complete the spurt from 0 to 100 km/h by up to 0.3 seconds faster than the predecessor models, whilst both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as per EU test cycle are up to 7 percent lower than before. The increase in power under the bonnet and the resulting enhanced dynamics are also expressed in the new model designations for the BMW M140i 3-door, the BMW M140i 5-door, the BMW M240i Coupe and the BMW M240i Convertible. They are optionally available with BMW xDrive intelligent four-wheel drive technology.

With the standard 6-speed manual transmission, the models BMW M140i 3-door and BMW M140i 5-door accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds or with the optional 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission in 4.6 seconds respectively. Fuel consumption as per EU test cycle is 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres (automatic: 7.1 litres) and CO2 emissions 179 grams per kilometre (163 g/km). The BMW M140i xDrive 3-door and the BMW M140i xDrive 5-door come as standard with an 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission and both reach the 100 km/h mark from a standstill in 4.4 seconds. Their combined fuel consumption is 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions are 169 grams per kilometre.

The BMW M Performance models of the BMW 2 Series are also optionally available with BMW xDrive intelligent four-wheel drive technology and are in this case equipped as standard with the 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission. The BMW M240i Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds (automatic: 4.6 seconds) and has a combined fuel consumption of 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres (7.1 litres) as per EU test cycle. CO2 emissions are 179 grams per kilometre (163 g/km). The BMW M240i xDrive Coupe completes the sprint to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds and achieves an average fuel consumption of 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres as well as a CO2 emission level of 169 grams per kilometre. The BMW M240i Convertible accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds (automatic: 4.7 seconds). Average fuel consumption is 8.3 litres per 100 kilometres (automatic: 7.4 litres) and CO2 emissions are 189 grams per kilometre (169 g/km). The BMW M240i xDrive Convertible sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and has an average fuel consumption of 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres as per EU test cycle and a CO2 emission level of 179 grams per kilometre.

BMW 1 Series, BMW 2 Series Coupe and BMW 2 Series Convertible: New four-cylinder petrol engine for eight models.

From July 2016, the generation change under the bonnet will affect many further models of the BMW 1 Series and the BMW 2 Series. Two variants of the BMW 1 Series 3-door, the BMW 1 Series 5-door, the BMW 2 Series Coupe and the BMW 2 Series Convertible will each be powered by new four-cylinder petrol engines that further optimize the balance between driving pleasure and fuel consumption. The 2-litre power units both feature latest BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprising a Twin Scroll turbo charger, direct petrol injection, VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a standard 6-speed manual transmission and optionally via an 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

The new engines help the BMW 120i 3-door and the BMW 120i 5-door attain an increase in output of 5 kW/7 hp to 135 kW/184 hp. Equipped with the standard manual transmission or the optional 8-speed Steptronic transmission, both models accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. Combined fuel consumption is between 6.1 and 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres (automatic: 5.9 and 5.5 litres). CO2 emissions are between 140 and 131 grams per kilometres (135 – 126 g/km (figures as per EU test cycle, depending on selected tyre size).

Engine output of the models BMW 125i 3-door and BMW 125i 5-door has also increased by 5 kW/7 hp. With a power delivery of 165 kW/224 hp and the meanwhile standard 8-speed Steptronic transmission, both models now sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds. The enhanced dynamics are coupled with a lower fuel consumption of 5.9 to 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions of 134 to 130 grams per kilometre (figures as per EU test cycle, depending on selected tyre size).

The new version of the 135 kW/184 hp four-cylinder engine also optimizes efficiency of the BMW 220i Coupe and the BMW 220i Convertible. The BMW 220i Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds (automatic: 7.2 seconds and achieves a combined fuel consumption of 6.1 bis 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres (5.9 – 5.5 litres) and CO2-emissions of 140 to 131 grams per kilometre (135 – 126 g/km). The BMW 220i Convertible sprints to100 km/h in 7.5 seconds (7.7 seconds) and combined fuel consumption is now between 6.5 and 6.1 litres per 100 kilometres (6.1 – 5.7 litres). CO2 emission levels are between 149 and 139 grams per kilometre (140 – 131 g/km (figures as per EU test cycle, depending on selected tyre size).

July 2016 will see the launch of the BMW 2 Series’ sportiest four-cylinder variants with a power output increase of 5 kW/7 hp to 185 kW/252 hp vs. their predecessors and with the model designations BMW 230i Coupe and BMW 230i Convertible. These also come as standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and optionally with an 8-speed Steptronic or 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission respectively. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is completed by the BMW 230i Coupe in 5.8 seconds (automatic: 5.6 seconds). Average fuel consumption is between 6.4 and 6.2 litres per 100 kilometres (5.9 – 5.7 litres) and CO2 emissions are between 147 and 142 grams per kilometre (134 – 130 g/km). The BMW 230i Convertible accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds (automatic: 5.9 seconds) and has a combined fuel consumption of 6.8 to 6.5 litres per 100 kilometres (6.2 – 6.0 litres). CO2 emissions are between 155 and 149 grams per kilometre (142 – 137 g/km (figures as per EU test cycle, depending on selected tyre size).

Characteristic design features for the BMW iPerformance models. With the market launch of the first plug-in hybrid models, BMW eDrive technology comprising electric motors, lithium ion high-performance batteries and intelligent energy management have now been added to the BMW brand’s vehicle range. In addition to the three BMW 7 Series plug-in hybrid models available starting July 2016, three further segments offer a choice of vehicles combining a combustion engine with an electric drive. In future, they will bear the model designations BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer, BMW 330e iPerformance Sedan and BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance. The technology transfer from BMW i automobile development, helping them attain a new level of dynamics and path-breaking efficiency, is now underscored by characteristic exterior design features.

In addition to the “eDrive” logo on the C pillar, the BMW iPerformance models will feature a BMW i logo on the front left and right sidewalls, blue hubcaps and a BMW kidney grill with slats painted in typical BMW i blue. From December 2016, these new features will be standard on the BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance and on all further BMW iPerformance models as early as from July 2016. Analogous to the model name plates on all BMW models, specific design features on BMW iPerformance models can also be omitted if the customer so wishes. Further equipment features originally designed for the BMW i3 and the BMW i8 and which are also available as standard or as options for all BMW iPerformance models, include hybrid-specific BMW ConnectedDrive services as well as the complete BMW i 360° ELECTRIC portfolio.

New from BMW ConnectedDrive: BMW iDrive with optimized menu display, telephony with wireless charging and WLAN hotspot available for further models.

From the summer of 2016, three new features from BMW ConnectedDrive, which were previously only available for the BMW 7 Series and BMW 6 Series, will also find their way to the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 2 Series Coupe and the BMW 2 Series Convertible, the BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series. A new, extremely clearly structured menu display and a higher screen resolution for the Control Display will in future optimize the control of vehicle, infotainment, navigation and communication functions via the iDrive controller. In conjunction with the navigation system Professional, the on-board monitor no longer displays the main menu and control options for the various functions in lists, but in the form of adjacently arranged tile symbols. Furthermore, the speech recognition feature of the navigation system Professional has been supplemented by the function Natural Language, with which spoken instructions can be given not only as predefined text modules, but also freely formulated in complete sentences.

The optional feature telephony with wireless charging enhances comfort when using mobile phones inside the vehicle. Inductively chargeable smartphones can be supplied wirelessly with electricity during the journey using the mobile telephone facility provided for this purpose in the centre console. Apart from the integration of the smartphone into the vehicle operating system, the new option also includes a connection to the exterior antenna and two USB ports as well as the WLAN hotspot function, which facilitates high-speed Internet connectivity for up to eight mobile end devices.

Wider choice of leather seats for the BMW 1 Series, BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series.

As a variant that is ideally suited to the charisma of the model M Sport, the leather trim Dakota in the colour black with blue contrast stitching will be available for the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 2 Series Coupe and the BMW 2 Series Convertible as well as for all models of the BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series from July 2016. In the case of all BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series, both the model M Sport as well as the models Luxury Line and Sport Line can now be ordered with the seat variant Dakota Veneto Beige in combination with the interior colour black.

Further information on official fuel consumption figures, specific CO2 emission values and the electric power consumption of new passenger cars is included in the following guideline: “Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuerPersonenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained from all dealerships, from the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html. LeitfadenCO2 (GuidelineCO2) (PDF ‒ 2.7 MB))