BMW pushes on the accelerator with regard toelectrification of its cars. Starting this summer, 37 new models they will have a Mild Hybrid 48 V hybrid engine. Overall, there will be 51 proposals in the catalog with this technical solution. The new units will be available on some variants of the BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series and BMW 7 Series, as well as on the BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7. For Plug-in models the BMW eDrive Zone digital service will be available as standard.
Since July, the range of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé has expanded with the arrival of two new models. It will debut first the 218d Gran Coupé
characterized by a 4-cylinder 2-liter diesel engine TwinPower Turbo capable of delivering 110 kW / 150 HP and 350 Nm of torque. It will then also be available the 220d xDrive Gran Coupé
equipped with a diesel engine that will offer 140 kW / 190 hp and a maximum torque of 400 Nm.
Both new models meet the Euro 6d emissions standard. (Here our guide)
Further news concern infotainment
and ADAS systems. As for the first aspect, the new one operating system 7
developed by the manufacturer, it will arrive on Series 1, Series 2 Gran Coupé and Series 3 offering new services and a greater level of customization. Thanks to this update, theIntelligent Personal Assistant
on cars equipped with Live Cockpit Plus and Live Cockpit Professional. In addition, compatibility with Android Auto will finally arrive, a feature that has been in demand for some time.
As regards, however, the security systems, new functions arrive for the Driving Assistant Professional package for BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series, BMW 8 Series, BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7, and in all variants of the BMW M5 and BMW M8. In particular, the Navigation Guidance and the Emergency Lane Assistant have been improved. The brand also worked to optimize the operation of Speed Limit Info.