BMW model upgrade measures taking effect in the spring of 2020.

Munich. From the spring of 2020, BMW will contribute
towards a further reduction of consumption levels and the optimisation
of the emission performance of current models through the use of
systematically evolved drive technology. In parallel with the
expansion of the range of models featuring all-electric and plug-in
hybrid drive scheduled to follow during the course of the year, both
the efficiency and the exhaust emission quality of petrol-driven
vehicles will be significantly increased.  This is ensured, inter
alia, by innovative mild hybrid technology which, following the BMW 5
Series, will as from March/April also be deployed in the BMW 3 Series
as well as the model series BMW X3 and BMW X4. At the same time, in
the spring of 2020, 33 further BMW models will already comply with the
Euro 6d emission standard, which will not become obligatory until 2021.

A further drive variant for the BMW 1 Series as well as additional
engines for the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring will
enhance the diversity of available options in the premium compact and
premium midrange segment. Additional options for interior design
provide for greater individuality in the BMW X5, the BMW X6 and the

Electric pulling power for efficiency and dynamics: Mild
hybrid technology with 48-volt starter generator for further models. 

BMW is extending the use of mild hybrid technology to further models.
This innovation, first introduced in the autumn of 2019 for the four
model variants of the BMW 520d (combined fuel consumption:
4.9 – 4.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 128 – 108 g/km), comprises
an extremely powerful 48-volt starter generator as well as an
additional battery, and enhances both efficiency and dynamics of
vehicles equipped with this technology. As from the spring of 2020,
mild hybrid technology will also be featured as standard in the models
BMW 320d Sedan (combined fuel consumption: 4.1 – 4.0 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 107 – 105 g/km), the BMW 320d Touring
(combined fuel consumption: 4.3 – 4.2 l/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 112 – 109 g/km), the BMW 320d xDrive Sedan (combined fuel
consumption: 4.4 – 4.3 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
117 – 114 g/km), the BMW 320d xDrive Touring (combined fuel
consumption: 4.5 – 4.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
119 – 117 g/km), the BMW X3 xDrive20d (combined fuel consumption:
5.1 – 4.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 134 – 126 g/km) and the
BMW X4 xDrive20d (combined fuel consumption: 5.1 – 4.8 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 133 – 125 g/km).

Mild hybrid technology provides significantly greater possibilities
to make use of brake energy recuperation. The energy recuperated when
accelerating and braking is not only used to provide electrically
powered vehicle functions with energy but also to generate additional
drive power. The 48-volt starter generator delivers an additional
power output of up to 8 kW/11 hp. The electric over-boost is made
available very spontaneously, thus enhancing dynamics when starting
off and accelerating from a standstill.  During the journey, the
electric over-boost can be used to support the combustion engine,
enabling it to run as frequently as possible within an
efficiency-optimised load range and to reduce consumption peaks.
Moreover, when driving within inefficient operational ranges, it is
possible to supply the 48-volt battery with additional energy from the
starter generator by raising the load point when required.

Furthermore, the 48-volt starter generator provides for exceptionally
smooth switching off as well as a faster and thus more comfortable
re-starting of the combustion engine when the Auto Start Stop function
is used at road junctions or in traffic jams. When the vehicle
decelerates, the combustion engine can be disconnected at a speed of
less than 15 km/h. The kinetic energy gained when decelerating further
to a standstill is then used for recuperation. The
efficiency-enhancing effect of the “coasting” function has also been
optimised. At a speed of up to 160 km/h, the combustion engine is no
longer switched into idle mode but is completely disconnected. During
the journey, engine re-start is also fast and comfortable. The
optimised “coasting” function is available both in the COMFORT and
ECO-PRO modes of the Driving Experience Switch.

Optimised emission performance: 40 BMW models now already
fulfil the future Euro 6d emission standard.

With yet a further optimisation of the emission performance of
numerous models, BMW is preparing well in advance for future legal
requirements governing exhaust emissions. As from the spring of 2020,
33 further models from various model series will fulfil the Euro 6d
exhaust emission standard. Consequently, 40 BMW models comply with the
demands specified by the more stringent standard a year prior to the
new emission regulation coming into force.

The vehicles that will already comply with the Euro 6d emission
standard as from the spring of 2020 include model variants of the BMW
1 Series, BMW 2 Series and BMW 3 Series as well as the BMW X1, BMW X2,
BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5 and the BMW X6.

New drive variants for the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series
Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring.

Starting in March 2020, additional drive variants will increase the
diversity of the BMW 1 Series and BMW 3 Series model range. The BMW
120d (combined fuel consumption: 4.6 – 4.3 l/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 121 – 112 g/km) will be added to the model range in the
premium compact segment. The power generated by the car’s 2-litre,
140 kW/190 hp four-cylinder diesel power unit featuring BMW TwinPower
Turbo Technology is transferred to the front wheels via a standard
8-speed Steptronic transmission, allowing the new BMW 120d to
accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and to reach a top speed
of 231 km/h. The new BMW 120d is one of the models that already fulfil
the Euro 6d emission standard.

A new four-cylinder petrol engine with a displacement of 2 litres and
BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology complements the drive portfolio for the
new BMW 3 Series. The power unit for the new BMW 318i Sedan (combined
fuel consumption: 5.7 – 5.3 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
130 – 120 g/km) and the new BMW 318i Touring (combined fuel
consumption: 6.2 – 5.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
140 – 130 g/km) delivers a maximum power output of 115 kW/156 hp and a
peak torque of 250 Nm. The standard equipment range for the new BMW 3
Series entry model includes an 8-speed Steptronic transmission.
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/ is 8.4 seconds for the Sedan and
8.7 seconds for the Touring model. Top speed is 223 km/h
(BMW 318i Sedan) and 220 km/h (BMW 318i Touring) respectively.

BMW 7 Series and BMW 8 Series with extended standard
configuration, additional offer of leather options and interior
trims for the BMW X5, the BMW X6 and the BMW X7.

From March 2020, a broader range of standard features will enhance
comfort in the luxury-class models of the BMW 7 Series and the BMW 8
Series. In future, BMW 7 Series luxury sedans, BMW 8 Series luxury
sports cars as well as the high-performance models
BMW M8 Competition Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 10.6 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 242 g/km), BMW M8 Competition Convertible
(combined fuel consumption: 10.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
246 g/km) and BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe (combined fuel
consumption: 10.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 244 g/km) will be
equipped with an automatic soft-close function for the doors.

Thanks to a wider selection of leather options and interior trims,
there are now new possibilities to individualise the models BMW X5,
BMW X6 and BMW X7. As from April, the leather trim perforated Vernasca
in the colour combination Canberra Beige/Black is additionally
available for these three models. In future, the BMW X6 can be ordered
with the leather trim perforated Vernasca in the colour Cognac/Black.
Likewise available for the Sports Activity Coupe are the extended BMW
Individual leather options Merino in the colour combinations
Tartufo/Black, Ivory White/Black and Ivory White/Night Blue/Black as
well as the BMW Individual all-leather interior trim Merino in the
colour combinations Coffee/Black and Tartufo/Black. Also new in the
range of options for the BMW X6: High-grade Poplar Grain,
Anthracite-Brown, open-pored.

* All new models available at start of production in March 2020 


Fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and power consumption were
measured using the methods required according to Regulation (EC)
2007/715 as amended. The figures are calculated using a vehicle fitted
with basic equipment in Germany, the ranges stated take into account
differences in selected wheel and tyre sizes as well as the optional
equipment. They may change during configuration.

The figures have already been calculated based on the new WLTP test
cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison purposes. In these vehicles,
different figures than those published here may apply for the
assessment of taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are (also)
based on CO2 emissions.


For further details of the official fuel consumption figures and
official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the
“Manual on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption
of new cars”, available free of charge at all sales outlets, from
Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at


In case of queries, please contact:


Corporate Communications

Kai Lichte, Product Communications BMW Automobiles

Phone: +49-89-382-51240

Eckhard Wannieck, Head of Product and Brand Communication

Phone: +49-89-382-28042






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