BMW has announced a massive model upgrade that will be effective from the summer of this year

BMW has announced a massive model upgrade that will be effective from the summer of this year.

Starting with the 1-Series, it will be getting a three-cylinder 1.5-liter engine for the 118i version from July 2015. With power of 136 PS (100 kW) it will be able to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 8.5 seconds (8.7 seconds with automatic) and return a combined fuel consumption of 5.0-5.4 l/100 km (4.8-5.2 for the auto).

Again from July, the 2-Series Coupe and Convertible will receive two new diesel engines for the 218d (150 PS/110 kW) and 225d (224 PS/165 kW), while the open-top version will be available with an xDrive all-wheel drive system for the first time. The M235i xDrive Convertible has a 326 PS (240 kW) straight six-cylinder engine, which can accelerate the car from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.9 seconds.

The 2-Series GranTourer modification will benefit from three new engines – a three-cylinder petrol unit with 102 PS (75 kW) for the 216i, a three-cylinder diesel engine with 95 PS (70 kW) in the 214d and a four-cylinder diesel power unit with 190 PS (140 kW) in the 220d.

From the summer of 2015 many BMW 3-Series and 4-Series models, as well as the X5 will also profit from a new generation change of four-cylinder diesel engines. A 7 PS (5 kW) power increase to 150 PS (110 kW) and 190 PS (140 kW) is now available for the 318d Gran Turismo and the BMW 320d GranTurismo respectively. As from July 2015, the same 190 PS diesel engine will also power the BMW 420d Convertible, while the 418d Gran Coupe will get the 150 PS engine.

The most powerful representative of the new generation of four-cylinder diesel engines will make its debut in the Sports Activity Vehicle segment in August 2015. A 231 PS (170 kW) and 500 Nm version of the unit will be offered for the X5 in the sDrive25d and xDrive25d versions, which can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 7.7 seconds.

Other improvements include a new generation parking assistant and navigation system for the 3-Series and 4-Series, new exterior colors for the Z4 and a downloadable owner’s manual as a smartphone app.

See the press release below for full details.

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