BMW model update programme as from July.
Munich. With effect from July 2012, an extensive range of model update measures will again render many BMW models even more attractive. It comprises an additional choice of engines as well as new standard and optional equipment features. The focus will be on a further reduction in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, enhanced safety and driving pleasure as well as increased comfort and user convenience.
With the BMW 114i, an attractive entry-level engine is being introduced to the 1 Series. The BMW M135i is to be added to the BMW 1 Series as a new high-performance, top-of-the-range compact hatch. BMW 1 Series variants featuring xDrive are also being introduced for the first time. This intelligent four-wheel drive system is in the pipeline for the BMW 120d and the new BMW M135i.
From the summer, BMW xDrive will be available for the first time in conjunction with three petrol engine variants of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan. A fourth model is expected to be available from autumn, the BMW 320d. Furthermore, with the BMW 330d, the first model of the latest generation will be offered with the straight six-cylinder diesel power unit. Another model in preparation is the highly efficient BMW 320i EfficientDynamics Edition.
The BMW 6 Series will feature, inter alia, a whole new range of assistance systems. The option Speed Limit Info is to be supplemented by No Passing Info in the new BMW 6 Series. The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is also undergoing an extensive upgrade: in addition to the new model BMW Gran Turismo 520d, revised engines for the BMW Gran Turismo 530d and the BMW Gran Turismo 550i, the standard feature Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO mode, optional Active Protection and the BMW Parking Assistant are also being introduced. As an option, it is possible to equip the BMW Gran Turismo 530d with technologies for fulfilling the EU6 exhaust emission standard. The same applies to the BMW 330d Sedan. If desired, the BMW X3 xDrive 20d can now also be equipped to conform with the EU6 emission standard.
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