Munich. Increased efficiency through consistent
electrification, optimised emissions and innovations in the areas of
driver assistance and digital services are the focus of the model
revision measures for numerous BMW model series that will take effect
in autumn 2020. From November 2020, all models of the premium brand
will meet the requirements of the currently strictest exhaust emission
standard Euro 6d. In the BMW 5 Series, the range of plug-in hybrid
models has been extended by three new variants. New inline 6-cylinder
diesel engines and 48-volt mild hybrid technology lower fuel
consumption and emissions of selected models in the BMW 3 Series and
BMW 8 Series. In addition, further engines will supplement the drive
portfolio of the BMW 1 Series and the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé.
Active speed control with Stop&Go provides an added comfort and
safety thanks to the new additional feature of traffic light
recognition, which will be part of the Driving Assistant Professional
option in numerous current models from November 2020.
The latest digital services for models equipped with BMW Operating
System 7 increase driving pleasure even further. BMW News provides the
driver with personalised audio news. New options when creating the
driver profile make it easier to personalise the vehicle. The range of
functions of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will also be
expanded further. New body finishes and optional extras will be
available for numerous models from November 2020.
Efficiency becomes more diverse: World premiere for five
plug-in hybrid models in the BMW 5 Series.
The range of BMW models with electrified drive systems will also be
consistently expanded in autumn 2020. The expanded range of the
following electrified models is especially attractive: BMW 545e xDrive
Sedan (fuel consumption combined: 2.3 – 2.2 l/100 km; combined power
consumption: 16.3 – 15.8 kWh/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 53 – 49 g/km; electric range: 47 – 57 km), BMW 530e Touring
(combined fuel consumption: 2.0 – 1.8 l/100 km; combined power
consumption: 16.1 – 15.4 kWh/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 46 – 42 g/km; electric range: 52 – 57 km (WLTP)) and
BMW 530e xDrive Touring (combined fuel consumption:
2.4 – 2.2 l/100 km; combined power consumption:
16.7 – 16.1 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
54 – 50 g/km; electric range: 48 – 53 km (WLTP)). The BMW 5 Series
model range now already includes five plug-in hybrid variants. In the
upper mid-size class, BMW offers the largest selection of models with
In the new BMW 545e xDrive Sedan, an inline 6-cylinder petrol engine
and an electric drive integrated into the 8-speed Steptronic
transmission deliver impressive driving dynamics in a particularly
efficient manner. The power of the two drive units adds up to a
maximum system output of 290 kW/394 hp and is distributed between the
front and rear wheels as required by the intelligent BMW xDrive
all-wheel drive. The brand’s hallmark combination of energy efficiency
and sportiness also characterises the new Touring models, whose
plug-in hybrid system consists of a 4-cylinder petrol engine and an
electric drive system also integrated into the 8-speed Steptronic
transmission. Together they generate a system output of up to 215
kW/292 hp in the XtraBoost mode when load requirements are
Increased dynamic performance and reduced fuel consumption:
New inline 6-cylinder diesel engines with 48-volt mild hybrid
technology in the BMW 3 Series and BMW 8 Series.
With the introduction of 48-volt mild hybrid technology in additional
models, BMW continues to consistently reduce fuel consumption and
emissions in its current vehicle fleet. This is linked to the
introduction of a new generation of inline 6-cylinder diesel engines.
As of autumn 2020, four mid-size models of the BMW 3 Series and three
luxury sports cars of the BMW 8 Series will offer noticeably more
dynamic performance and increased efficiency.
This twofold and BMW typical progress is achieved through further
advanced BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and additionally with the aid
of a particularly powerful starter generator and an additional
battery. The dynamic power delivery when starting off and accelerating
is enhanced by the additional power of 8 kW/11 hp spontaneously
provided by the 48-volt starter generator. In other load ranges the
electric drive can relieve the combustion engine and thus increase its
efficiency. The power required for this is generated by intensive
recuperation in braking and thrust phases and stored in a 48-volt
battery, which also supplies the vehicle’s electrical system.
The 48-volt mild hybrid technology will be used in four further BMW 3
Series models from November 2020. In the new BMW 330d Sedan (combined
fuel consumption: 4.7 – 4.4 l/100 km*; combined CO2
emissions: 125 – 116 g/km*) and the new BMW 330d Xdrive Sedan
(combined fuel consumption: 5.0 – 4.7 l/100 km*; combined
CO2 emissions: 132 – 123 g/km*) and the new BMW 330d
Touring (combined fuel consumption: 4.8 – 4.5 l/100 km*; combined
CO2 emissions: 128 – 119 g/km*) and the new BMW 330d Xdrive
Touring (combined fuel consumption: 5.2 – 4.8 l/100 km*; combined
CO2 emissions: 136 – 127 g/km), it supports the new inline
6-cylinder diesel engine, which already provides additional driving
pleasure with its maximum output increased by 15 kW/21 hp to 210
kW/286 hp. Thanks to a two-stage turbocharging system and an advanced
common rail injection system whose piezo injectors now inject the fuel
with up to ten injections per working cycle and a maximum pressure of
2 700 bar into the combustion chambers, engine response and efficiency
of the 3.0 litre engine are optimised. The new diesel engine generates
its maximum torque, which has been increased by 30 to 650 Nm, between
1 500 and 2 500 rpm. The increased power of the combustion engine and
the additional electrical power noticeably improve the car’s sprint
capacity. For example, the new BMW 330d Sedan improves its
acceleration from zero to 100 km/h by 0.2 seconds to now 5.3 seconds.
In the BMW 8 Series, 48-volt mild hybrid technology is combined with
an equally new and even more powerful 3.0-litre diesel engine. The BMW
840d xDrive Coupé models (fuel consumption combined:
5.8 – 5.6 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions:
154 – 146 g/km), BMW 840d xDrive Convertible (fuel consumption
combined: 6.0 – 5.7 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions:
159 – 151 g/km) and BMW 840d xDrive Gran Coupé (combined fuel
consumption: 5.9 – 5.6 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions:
155 – 148 g/km) will be powered by a 250 kW/340 hp inline 6-cylinder
engine in the future. The 15 kW/20 hp increase in top-level output
also results from further advanced BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. It
now includes a multi-stage turbocharger with variable turbine geometry
for the high-pressure and low-pressure stages. The maximum torque of
700 Nm is generated alreadybetween 1 750 and 2 250 rpm. In the luxury
sports car model range, the new drive technology enables the BMW 840d
xDrive Coupé, for example, to improve its acceleration figure from a
standing start to 100 km/h by 0.1 seconds to 4.8 seconds. The
optimised performance characteristics of the diesel engine are
accompanied by precisely adapted fine tuning of the chassis and its
The new diesel engines for the BMW 3 Series and the BMW 8 Series also
represent the latest state of the art with regard to emissions. They
feature exhaust gas treatment technology, whose engine-proximate
components consist of a diesel oxidation catalytic converter and an
SCR coating on the diesel particulate filter. In order to optimally
reduce nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions, a second metering unit is
additionally integrated at the outlet of the engine-proximate SCR system.
BMW 1 Series, BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé: Additional engines and
new optional extras.
New engines will be available from November 2020 for the BMW 1 Series
and the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé. The new BMW 116i (combined fuel
consumption: 5.8 – 5.4 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions:
133 – 124 g/km) is powered by a 3-cylinder petrol engine with an
output of 80 kW/109 hp and a maximum torque of 190 Nm. It is equipped
as standard with a manual 6-speed transmission and accelerates from
zero to 100 km/h in 10.6 seconds. A 7-speed Steptronic transmission
with double clutch is optionally available. In addition, the model
range will be expanded to include the new BMW 120i (fuel consumption
combined: 5.8 – 5.5 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions:
134 – 126 g/km). Its 4-cylinder petrol engine generates a maximum
output of 131 kW/178 hp and a maximum torque of 280 Nm and is combined
as standard with a 7-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch.
The new BMW 120i accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds.
Outstanding economy is the hallmark of the new entry-level diesel
engine for the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé. The 3-cylinder diesel engine
of the new BMW 216d Gran Coupé (fuel consumption combined:
4.1 – 3.8 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions: 108 – 99 g/km)
provides a maximum output of 85 kW/116 hp and a maximum torque of 270
Nm. It transmits its power to a 7-speed Steptronic transmission with
double clutch as standard and enables acceleration from zero to 100
km/h in 10.3 seconds.
The range of optional equipment for the BMW 1 Series and the BMW 2
Series Gran Coupé is supplemented by the BMW Individual Shadow Line
lights. With the black inserts at the upper edge of the headlamps they
make the front view even more powerfully expressive.
Active speed control with Stop&Go: new with traffic light
recognition: Increased comfort and optimised safety in urban traffic.
The comfort and safety gains that can be achieved by combined speed
and distance control can be experienced from autumn 2020 in numerous
current BMW models, including when driving in urban traffic. In
combination with the optional Driving Assistant Professional and the
optional BMW Head-Up Display, the BMW 3 Series, BMW 4 Series and BMW 5
Series Series, the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 7 Series and 8
Series as well as the BMW iX3, BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW X7, BMW M3, BMW M4,
BMW M5, BMW M8, BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M in Germany the function of
active speed control with Stop&Go now also a traffic light
recognition available. In addition to vehicles and traffic signs in
front, the signals of light signals registered by the front camera are
also taken into account.
In the case of simple traffic light systems, these are automatically
transferred to the speed and distance control. If the traffic light
shows a red light, the system delays the vehicle to a standstill, a
green light signal leads to the continuation of the journey. In a more
complex intersection situation, the driver is offered the traffic
lights for manual transfer in the instrument combination.
The driver can now confirm the light signal shown and thus continue
to use the automatic speed and distance control or take control of the
speed himself. The start-up reminder provides additional comfort in
city traffic. During a stop at simple traffic lights, the current
traffic light phase is displayed in the instrument combo, and at the
beginning of the green phase, the driver also receives a signal to restart.
The function of traffic light recognition can also be retrofitted
into the vehicle via remote software upgrade. With the exception of
the BMW 8 Series models, this option is available for vehicles of all
mentioned series, which were produced from July 2020 and are equipped
with the Driving Assistant Professional and Head Up Display. Vehicles
of the BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW X7 series include this option from August
New digital services for more driving pleasure: BMW News, BMW
Intelligent Personal Assistant with new functions, personal profile
picture and simple log-in.
The latest generation of the display and control system makes it
possible to use new digital services in numerous current BMW models.
The BMW Operating System 7, which is available in conjunction with BMW
Live Cockpit, BMW Live Cockpit Plus or BMW Live Cockpit Professional,
allows the driver to customise what is displayed to a very high
degree. From November 2020, audio content will also be tailored to the
driver’s wishes and needs with BMW News. Based on the driver’s
individual interests, current online news is selected from publisher
offerings and broadcast in the form of naturally spoken language via
the vehicle’s audio system.
The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is one of the particularly
innovative services that features in current models with BMW Operating
System 7. The digital companion, which enables intuitive operation of
numerous vehicle functions via voice control (“Hey, BMW”), is
constantly gaining new capabilities. From autumn 2020, the operating
modes MAX eDrive and AUTO eDrive or ELECTRIC and HYBRID can also be
activated in the appropriately equipped plug-in hybrid models by means
of a naturally spoken instruction. In addition, the BMW Intelligent
Personal Assistant will be able to play back the drive sounds of other
BMW models via the audio system when asked a corresponding question
such as (“What does a BMW M3 sound like?”) in cars delivered
to the German market.
Optimised options for creating a driver profile allow further
customisation opportunities. From November 2020, the driver can no
longer only login by entering the BMW ID manually, but also via the My
BMW App as well, making the process very convenient. A QR code
generated for this purpose can be displayed on the Control Display,
which can be scanned using a smartphone. The personal driver profile
data can then be transferred to the vehicle. Also new: The driver can
add a photo of his choice to his individual profile.
BMW X1 and BMW X2: New headlamp variants and BMW Individual
High Gloss Shadow Line with extended features.
Adaptive LED headlights will be available for the compact BMW X2
Sports Activity Coupé from November 2020. They optimise visibility
when driving at night, among other things by means of a high beam
matrix function. This feature is able to increase the range of vision
while at the same time avoiding any dazzle effect on other road users.
To achieve this, the high beam is divided into several LED segments
that can be activated and deactivated independently of each other to
adapt how the road is illuminated to the respective traffic situation.
In addition, the striking BMW Individual Shadow Line lights are
available as a new option for the BMW X2 and the BMW X1. The sporty
appearance of the BMW X2 can be further enhanced by the BMW Individual
High Gloss Shadow Line with extended features. In addition to the
high-gloss black side window surrounds, this option includes a black
frame for the BMW kidney grille and tailpipe trims in chrome black.
New paint finishes allow for expressive individualisation.
New additions to the range of paint finishes for numerous models will
be introduced in autumn 2020 allowing for even greater levels of
individualisation. The new San Remo Green metallic paint finish will
also be available for the new BMW 4 Series Coupé in future. For the
BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7, the colours Dravit Grey metallic and
Sparkling Brown metallic have been added to the range. In addition,
the BMW Individual special paintwork finishes Grigio Telesto metallic,
Urban Green metallic, Frozen Black metallic, Petrol Mica metallic,
Ruby Red metallic, Avus Blue metallic and British Racing Green
metallic are also available for the large BMW X models.
For the BMW i3 (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined
power consumption: 13.1 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
0 g/km) and BMW i3s (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined
power consumption: 14.6 – 14.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 0 g/km) new paint finishes will also be available from
November 2020. The purely electrically driven models will be available
with paint finishes in Cashmere Silver with accents in BMW i Blue and
Galvanic Gold with accents in Frozen Grey metallic and Fluid Black
with accents in Frozen Grey metallic.
At a glance: The new BMW models for autumn 2020*
BMW 1 Series