New Diesel, Software Update and Much More: What BMW Is Preparing for the Summer of 2020

With the release of the upgraded 5-Series and 6-Series along with the X2 xDrive25 PHEV and MINI Countryman, we can confidently say that BMW has taken up tightly to update the line-up.

A lot of interesting new products are being prepared by BWM for this year, but the most interesting and expected is the new diesel engine, which, despite the tightening of emissions restrictions, will debut with three liters of capacity and 300 hp. The biggest novelty is the adoption of a new 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder diesel engine with additional 21 hp (15 kW) for a total power of 286 hp (210 kW), compared with the previous version.

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Compared to its predecessor, the new in-line 6-cylinder engine will produce extra 21 hp and 30 Nm. Its power output is 286 hp and 650 Nm, which are already available from 1,500 rpm. In addition, the engine will be equipped with a mild 48-volt hybrid system, which BMW intends to install on the 51 model. As for the new product, the diesel engine takes advantage of the latest BMW developments in turbo and Common Rail direct injection, providing additional power while reducing emissions.

The engine will be available for both RWD and AWD 7-Series in the 730d modification, and it will also be installed in the X3, X4, X5 and X6 xDrive30d. As for the dynamic performance of the sedan, the new motor reduced a 0-100 km/h time by 0.2 seconds. Thus, the RWD version is now able to hit the first 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, and the AWD xDrive will need even less — 5.6 seconds.

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BMW also sets higher specifications for the new 340-hp 700-Nm engine of the 740d xDrive, 740Ld xDrive, X3 M40d, X4 M40d and X7 xDrive40d. In the case of the standard 740d xDrive, its 0-100 km/h time is reduced by 0.2 seconds to 5.0 seconds.

Other changes in the summer updates are the BMW 7 operating system, which is installed as standard for the sedan and station wagon of the 3-Series, as well as Android Auto support and an updated set of security and assistance systems. The 7-Series and 8-Series have received a revised rear wheel steering system. The 7-Series gets a new steering wheel in the ‘Individual’ leather upholstery and an updated specification for its full Merino leather trim in Smoke White / Night Blue / Black.

The expanded business package for the 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer MPVs, as well as new body colors for the i3 and other models, complete the update list.

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