3 Series, X3, X4 will Join Mild-Hybrid BMWs This Year

BMW spreads up electrification by adding mild-hybrid versions to the X3, X4 and 3 Series lineups.

The Bavarian automaker has been already using a 48-volt mild-hybrid system in the BMW 5 Series 520d and 520d xDrive, the xDrive40d variants of the X5 and X6.

This spring, the 3 Series will get 320d, 320d xDrive and M340d xDrive versions, both sedan and wagon, as well as the xDrive20d specification for the X3 and X4.

The company dedicates its recent press release to the Efficient Dynamics technology, that makes the engines more economical, and the aerodynamic more efficient. BMW vehicles will be becoming more eco-friendly and compliant to the strict EU emissions regulations.

BMW wants to reduce emissions by 20% in 2020 compared to 2019 due to mild- and plug-in hybrids and pure electric cars like the iX3 coming this year.

It has new aero wheels designed to reduce drag by 5% compared to the X3’s standard wheel. They are 15% lighter than BMW’s other aerodynamic wheels.

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