MUNICH: BMW is making further advances in its push to boost the driving pleasure and efficiency of its current model range with the introduction of state-of-the-art mild-hybrid technology in autumn 2019.
Fitting a 48V starter-generator in the BMW 5 Series for the first time has the additional benefit of increasing power output and reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
The 48V starter-generator acts likes an electric drive unit that assists the engine, allowing the latter to operate within an efficiency-optimised load range as frequently as possible. An electric overboost function, meanwhile, injects an extra dose of dynamism when accelerating under full throttle.
Meanwhile, the BMW 330e sedan , BMW 530e sedan and BMW 530e xDrive sedan plug-in hybrid models will offer even greater versatility and everyday practicality from Nov 2019 when a trailer coupling joins the options list.
These three models will have a maximum trailer load of 750kg.
New optional extras designed to further enhance sporting prowess and driving comfort will also be made available for numerous other models from autumn 2019.
Some of the most tempting additions to the options lists include the M Performance package for the BMW M135i xDrive, BMW Laserlight for the BMW 5 Series and the M Carbon roof for the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe.
The new M Performance package for the BMW 135i xDrive brings exterior mirror caps and exhaust tailpipes in a Black painted finish and a mesh-design BMW kidney grille in High-gloss Black with a surround painted in the same colour.
The new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe brings the choice of optional extras for the four-door luxury sports car will expand to include an M Carbon roof, which will be available as an individual item for the BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe and in conjunction with the M Sport package for the other model variants.
Finally, new exterior and interior options open up a wealth of possibilities for individualising the new BMW X5, new BMW X6 and new BMW X7.
M multifunction front seats are just one of the optional features due to become available for the executive-and luxury-class BMW X models from December 2019.
The BMW Individual Composition, which will be offered for the new BMW X5, new BMW X6 and new BMW X7 from December 2019 consists of equipment package comprises a selection of highly exclusive options for the exterior and interior boasting exceptional material quality and workmanship.
A set of 22-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels and a BMW Individual paint finish ensure the BMW X models cut a stylish figure. Inside, BMW Individual Merino full leather trim, a BMW Individual headliner in Alcantara and BMW Individual interior trim strips in Piano Finish Black.
The options list for the new BMW X6 also now includes a load compartment package comprising sliding rails, non-slip rails and retaining nets. Interior trim strips in Ash Grain Brown or Fineline Stripe and Vernasca design-perforated leather trim in Ivory White add to the choice of customisation options for the cabin.
The functionality of the Driving Assistant Professional will be enhanced in the new BMW X5 and new BMW X6 with the addition of the new Lane Change Assistant, which aids the driver with automated steering movements during overtaking manoeuvres.