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BMW model upgrade measures for the summer of 2021.

Extension of drive portfolio for the new BMW 4 Series Coupe and the new BMW 4 Series Convertible – New exterior colours and seat surfaces for models of the BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series – Lane Departure Warning with optimised functionality – 4-zone automatic climate control including nanoparticle filter now also for the BMW 5 Series Sedan and the BMW M5 – FSC-certified, sustainable natural rubber tyres for the BMW X5 xDrive45e.

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Munich. Starting in July 2021, special equipment features and additional exterior and interior design options will enhance driving pleasure, comfort and the individual character of a large number of BMW models. Additional exterior colours and seat surfaces will be on offer for models of the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series.

Moreover, new exterior colours will also be available for the BMW 1 Series and the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe. In addition, a number of models will feature an upgraded version of the Lane Departure Warning with additional functions. Optional 4-zone automatic climate control will in future also include a nanoparticle filter for the BMW 5 Series and the BMW M5 model variants. 

New exterior colours and seat surfaces for the BMW 3 Series and the BMW 4 Series. 

The choice of exterior colours is being extended both for the new BMW 4 Series Coupe and the BMW 4 Series Convertible. New to the range are the BMW Individual colour Aventurin Red metallic and the variant M Brooklyn Grey metallic, both of which are available in conjunction with the model M Sport and the BMW M automobiles of the BMW 4 Series. As a new optional feature for the interior of the BMW 4 Series Coupe, seat surfaces in perforated Sensatec can be ordered. These are available with a choice of three colours.

From July 2021, these upholstery variants will also be available for the BMW 3 Series Sedan in conjunction with the optional sports seats. 

BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe: Upgraded storage package, new colours.

The new cargo function, which forms a part of the optional storage package for the BMW 1 Series, will ensure greater luggage compartment variability as from July 2021. With this function, the angle of the rear seat backs can be adjusted as desired. Even in the most upright position, sitting comfort is ensured in the second row, at least over short distances, whilst luggage compartment volume is simultaneously increased by around 40 litres. Moreover, the storage package for the BMW 1 Series will in future also comprise a stowage net on the right of the luggage compartment. 

In addition, a new exterior colour will be on offer for the BMW 1 Series. In future, the compact five-door car will also be available in the colour variant Snapper Rocks Blue metallic. Two new exterior finishes will supplement the choice of colours for the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe: Phytonic Blue metallic and Skyscraper Grey metallic.

Lane Departure Warning with optimised functionality on narrow lanes.

Starting in July 2021, the driver assistance system Lane Departure Warning will contribute more than ever towards an increase in comfort and safety in many BMW models thanks to a functionality that is even more precisely aligned to each driving situation.  At speeds exceeding 70 km/h, the camera-based system helps the driver avoid unintentional lane change. In respective situations, the driver is warned by means of steering wheel vibration. Furthermore, a steering impulse helps the driver direct the vehicle back into the correct lane position. In future, on narrow country roads with a lane width of less than 2.60 metres and without a central lane marking, this steering impulse will be overriden. In the case of oncoming traffic, use of the outer edge of the lane will then be possible without any loss in comfort. 

The latest version of the Lane Departure Warning feature is available for all model variants of the BMW 3 Series, BMW 4 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series and BMW 8 Series as well as the BMW X5, the BMW X6, the BMW X7, the BMW M3, the BMW M4, the BMW M5 and the BMW M8. 

New for the BMW 5 Series and the BMW M5: 4-zone-automatic climate control with nanoparticle filter.

The optional 4-zone automatic climate control feature facilitates separate control of temperature and ventilation rate for both the driver and front passenger as well as for the right and left rear compartment areas. The latest version now also comprises a nanoparticle filter, which ensures further enhanced interior air quality using nano-fleece and active carbon layers. Nanofibre filter technology is also active when using the auxiliary ventilation function. Consequently, it is possible to purify the air inside the car quickly and thoroughly before starting off on a journey.

The 4-zone automatic climate control with nanoparticle filter is a standard feature for the BMW X7 and is already offered as an option for BMW 7 Series luxury sedans, BMW 8 Series luxury sports cars and for the models BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW X5 M, BMW X6 M and BMW M8. From July, it will also be available for all BMW 5 Series and BMW M5 model variants.

Plug-in hybrid models with new design accents.

In an ever-growing number of BMW models, precisely controlled interaction between a combustion engine and an electric motor ensures exemplary efficiency and a special form of driving pleasure. As from July 2021, plug-in hybrid models of the BMW 7 Series and BMW X5 will be recognisable by their fresh exterior and interior design accents. New lettering on the tailgate and on the opposite front sidewall indicates that the vehicle is “electrified by i”. Moreover, the BMW emblems on the bonnet, the tailgate, wheel hubs and steering wheel feature a BMW i Blue surround.

Sustainably produced tyres for BMW X5 plug-in hybrid models: BMW Group first automobile manufacturer to use new Pirelli tyres made from FSC-certified natural rubber.

The BMW Group reinforces its commitment in the field of sustainability. BMW is the world’s first carmaker to equip a model with tyres made from sustainably cultivated, certified natural rubber and Rayon, a wood-based tyre reinforcement material. The company is initially purchasing the 22-inch tyres exclusively from Pirelli and, as from August 2021, will offer them as special equipment for the BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid model.

Cultivation and the complex supply chain of the natural rubber and Rayon used for these tyres are certified according to the stringent standards of the independent organisation Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). 

New equipment options for the BMW X6.

Innovations in the range of special equipment for the BMW X6 provide the interior with a striking look and sporting flair. As from the summer of 2021, the Sports Activity Coupe can also be ordered with the exterior colour Piemont Red metallic. In future, standard equipment for the BMW X6 will also include a BMW M anthracite roof liner.

* all new models available at SOP in July 2021

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