Gets the set of 2 standard LED headlights and more connectivity

Munich, 11 may 2017

2 Coupé and convertible get a new front with LED headlamps, an upgraded Interior and new connectivity services BMW from July 2017.

More light

So far, there were 2 normal halogen light and optional Xenon headlights, with the latter also with curve light function available. In future, LED headlamps are series, optionally it can be equipped with a curve light function. The double ring of lights now have a slightly hexagonal-shape. The other optical changes are minimal, the added horizontal chrome bar in the outer air intakes in the front are probably most striking.

New alloy wheels, new paint jobs

In addition to the base model Coupé and convertible in the luxury line of models, sport line, M are offered sport and M240i of the previously offered "model advantage", however, no longer is. The range of exterior paint finishes will be supplemented with Mediterranean blue, seaside blue and Sunset Orange and includes now twelve colors. Also expanded the range of wheels in the sizes is 16, 17 and 18 inches.

Large touch screen and more "connectivity"

Inside there is a completely redesigned dashboard according to BMW, the changes are rather low. New seat covers in fabric or leather and Interior trims in aluminium, wood or black piano finish with chrome accent bars offer more possibilities for individualization. The Central 8.8-inch display of the optional professional navigation system is now running as a touchscreen. In addition, the operation via the touch controller or by language is still possible. Also wireless uploading of smartphones in the Qi standard is new. With the navigation ConnectedDrive package now current risk situations such as accidents and heavy rain are reported, detected by other BMW vehicles.

Easier to find a parking place

The "on-street parking information" also show the probability in several German cities on the navigation map to find a free parking place. New is also the function of "Microsoft Exchange". Thus, users of Microsoft Office 365 can edit their messages, calendar, and contact data in the car as well. Dates, as well as various vehicle functions you can also control from home about Alexa, the linguists Assistant from the Amazon echo. The 2 engine range remains unchanged, the new prices were not communicated. So far, they started at 28.150 euro.

1st New Edition models

At the same time with the 2 is also the 1 series as a three and five-door hatchback. Here too there is a higher quality interior and an extended range of connectivity, there are the LED headlights here but only optionally. Here new edition models called Edition pay add sports line shadow, Edition M sport shadow and M140i Edition shadow. Clearly they are headlights with black inserts and darkened tail lights, as well as the edition of M sports shadow of black tailpipes on the black painted frame of kidney. (sl)