The first fully electric-powered BMW X model has been revealed. The BMW X3 will be the brand’s first model to be available with a pure-electric drive system, a plug-in hybrid system or petrol and diesel engines. BMW says this embodies the Group’s “Power of Choice” strategic approach, with the company supporting the broad spread of customer requirements and statutory regulations around the world.
The BMW Group is pursuing its electrification strategy and will release the new BMW iX3 onto the market by the end of 2020. Standard production of the BMW core brand’s first pure electric model will get underway at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) in China in late summer as planned: BBA Plant Dadong will produce the iX3 for the global market. The first of these electric vehicles will be delivered to customers by the end of the year.
Mild hybrid technology, the latest weight-saving chassis technology and the first BMW to be available with the specialised M Sport Pro Package, form part of the offering in the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé. The new BMW 4 Series Coupé will be built at BMW Plant Dingolfing, with its worldwide launch commencing in October 2020.
BMW has introduced several changes in an updated 5 Series range. Most models now feature mild-hybrid technology. Like the new BMW 5 Series Saloon, the new BMW 5 Series Touring will also be available with a plug-in hybrid drive system from November 2020. The use of mild hybrid technology with a 48V starter-generator will be rolled out to all models with a four- or six-cylinder engine, except PHEV and M550i xDrive models.
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According to BMW, “the arrival of the all-new BMW 1 Series heralds the dawn of a new era for this successful model that has consistently combined handling excellence, practicality, technology and quality.”
The 68th IAA Cars show in Frankfurt is the venue for the unveiling of the BMW Concept 4 – a future-focused interpretation of the BMW Group’s enduring DNA that represents the magic of coupe driving at its most exciting.
Mini has unveiled the new Mini Electric at the Oxford plant, the home of the brand where the very first Mini was built 60 years ago. After 15,000 potential customers already expressed an interest in the car, the official order books have now been opened. Manufacturing will begin in late 2019, with first deliveries in the spring of 2020 and exports headed around the world.
Almost a decade ago, BMW took the step of blending the attributes of a 4×4 with a coupe, and a new category of car was born: the Sports Activity Coupe. Now, with a refreshed design, updated powertrain and chassis technology, new equipment features, innovative operating tech and driver assistance systems, a new second-generation X6 has been launched.
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.