In regularity BMW performs a so-called model care measures. This is not to Facelifts, they will be internally called the LCI (Lifecycle Impulse). Rather, it is to subtle technical Changes, the be series across. In some vehicles, the program will be complemented by new engines. It is now known, what will change in the summer of 2018.
Since March 2018, all have diesel models of BMW equipped with a standard SCR catalytic Converter, plus AdBlue injection. Thus, the gasoline engine did not fail the emission standard Euro-6d-Temp, get all the relevant BMW models starting in July, 2018 series a gasoline particulate filter.
New in the BMW X3 2018, the X3 M40d is from August. The Diesel in-line six-cylinder, offering 326 HP and 680 Newton meters of maximum torque. In 4.9 seconds, the X3 M40d accelerated from zero to 100 km/h. For the same discipline, the new X4 xDrive30d requires exactly 5.8 seconds. Its performance data: 265 HP and 620 Newton meters. Both vehicles are equipped as standard with the sports version of the eight speed automatic transmission.
Speaking of the eight-speed automatic: From July 2018, it is in the BMW 120i and the M140i Standard, as in the 320i GT and all body variants of the 320i xDrive. Standard with the 330i and the 340i will get xDrive, the switching help. The same is true for the corresponding engines in the 4 series. Interesting for fleet customers: The 520d is only automatic from the tape.
2019, a new BMW 1 series will come on the market. In order to keep the current model is attractive, BMW has the 1 series as a "Metropolitan". As standard, this special model has the GPS "Business", the Parking aid PDC front and rear, a rear view camera plus Park assist, traffic sign recognition, comfort access system and instruments with extended ranges. The basis of the "Urban Line"version. Available the 1-series special model as a Three - and five-door hatchback, except for the M140i all engine variants are selectable.
What is there to report? The M5 is now on request also in the color "Frozen Marina Bay Blue Metallic". For the 5-series and 6-series GT electroplating applications for selected controls are in the program. The "Individual composition" in the 7-series with more body liveries available for the all-new i8 Roadster is a aerodynamic package is on offer. For the BMW 530e with a Plug-in Hybrid can be ordered starting in July 2018, a System for inductive Charging. Here, the "Car Pad" equipped vehicle must Park only on the "Ground Pad" on the garage floor.(rh)