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BMW Revises Model Ranges for Summer, Cars Get New Diesels, 48V System

BMW introduces a 48-volt technology, new diesel engines and additional digital services for the model series from summer 2020.

From July and August 2020, BMW will optimize both efficiency and dynamic performance in 51 models with the use of a particularly powerful starter generator and an additional battery as parts of the 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain.

This also applies to two new-gen in-line 6-cylinder 3-liter diesel engines in the BMW 7 Series, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7.

In the BMW 730d and the xDrive30d variants of the BMW Xs, the maximum output increases by 15 kW/21 hp to 210 kW/286 hp, by 22 to 480 lb-ft at 1,500-2,500 rpm.

In the BMW 740d xDrive and 740Ld xDrive models, as well as the X3 M40d, X4 M40d, X7 xDrive40d, the engine reaches its peak output of 250 kW/340 hp at 4,400 rpm and a max. torque of 516 lb-ft at 1,750-2,250 rpm.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé will get two additional engine variants from July 2020 onwards.

BMW will apply its new eDrive Zone function in many PHEV models. This feature ensures an automatic switch to all-electric operating mode when entering low emission zones.

The company also revises standard and optional equipment lists for a number of models.

In particular, the new BMW 3 Series will get a new display and control system for the base trim from July 2020, as well as the BMW Operating System 7 enabling the use of the optional BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.

Besides, BMW adds the Active Navigation Guidance and Emergency Lane Assistant functions to the optional Driving Assistant Professional Package available in the 3 Series and other lineups.

Android Auto in addition to Apple CarPlay will be available for numerous BMWs with the optional smartphone integration as of summer 2020.

Source: BMW

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