BMW Fall 2020 Model Update Focuses On Increased Efficiency

BMW has just announced a number of upgrades and updates for some of its models as a part of the company’s annual fall update cycle. The improvements for Fall 2020 focus mainly on increased efficiency and reduced emissions but there are also other novelties worth talking about.
First of all, BMW says all its models, in all their versions, now comply with the Euro 6d emissions standards. The 5 Series benefits from the introduction of three additional plug-in hybrid models, the 545e xDrive Sedan, 530e Touring, and 530e xDrive Touring. The first one of them uses a six-cylinder PHEV system, while the 530e models rely on four-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline units. All in all, the 5 Series now offers a portfolio of five different plug-in hybrid models, for which BMW says is “the largest selection of models with electrified drive” in the segment.
Diesel may be a dirty word here in the United States but customers on the European market are still hungry for torquey compression ignition engines. BMW answers those needs with new six-cylinder, 48-volt mild-hybrid diesel engines for the 3 Series and 8 Series models. The new units generate 286 horsepower (210 kilowatts) and 340 hp (250 kW) in the 30d and 40d variants, respectively. Thanks to the added electrical support, the 330d Sedan, for example, sprints from a standstill to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) in just 5.3 seconds.
BMW’s smallest vehicles on sale also get new engines. There’s a new 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine in the 116i, as well as a new four-cylinder unit in the 120i. The 216d Gran Coupé receives a new three-cylinder diesel with a peak output of 116 hp (85 kW), which gives the model a 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) sprint in 10.3 seconds.
Other upgrades that will be available from November 2020 include the Urban Cruise Control function, new digital services for the infotainment system, new headlights variants for the X1 and X2, and new paint finishes for a number of models. Full details are available at the press release section below.
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