Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group have confirmed that they are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies, a central part of the automotive industry’s transition to an ACES (Autonomous, Connected, Electric, Shared) future.
The new updated BMW X1 will be offered with three- and four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive, extensive infotainment options and an updated range of BMW ConnectedDrive Services. Next year the petrol and diesel models will be joined for the first time by the xDrive25e plug-in hybrid model.
BMW says the new 1-Series “features a dynamic design, roomier interior, a raft of cutting-edge technologies as well as BMW’s trademark agility and superior performance”. There’s a shorter bonnet and significantly more space within a footprint almost identical to that…
In addition to exterior and interior design changes, BMW has updated the 7 Series engine range to include a new eight-cylinder engine and an in-line six-cylinder unit with plug-in hybrid system offering extended electric range. The BMW 7 Series will continue to be offered in standard and long wheelbase body variants. The longer version of the luxury saloon has a wheelbase extended by 14 centimetres over the standard car to 3,210 millimetres. Both variants have grown by 22 millimetres over their respective predecessors
The BMW 3 Series went on on sale from 9 March 2019 with diesel prices starting from £33,610 for the 320d. The 318d, priced at £32,450, joins the range in April. The 3 Series Saloon has been in production for more than 40 years and this is the seventh generation model to go on sale.
BMW starts production of another Sports Activity Vehicle with plug-in hybrid drive at the end of this year, thereby further expanding its range of electrically powered vehicles.
A new plug-in hybrid line-up for BMW’s flagship 7-Series has been revealed. The plug-in hybrids go on sale this spring. There is a choice of two model variants: the BMW 745e and the BMW 745Le xDrive, the latter of which gets intelligent all-wheel drive
BMW is no stranger to producing stonkingly great executive cars, and the F10 5-Series is the culmination of all the lessons the German firm has learnt. From its engines and chassis, to interior quality and its iDrive infotainment system, everything feels honed to make the driving experience first rate.
The popularity of saloon cars might have waned, but the demand for executive models like the 3 Series remains buoyant. For motorists who need space and performance, there’s nothing to replace the allure of a rear-wheel drive BMW with perfect weight distribution.