The success story continues on the virtual Nordschleife: two BMW Z4 GT3s on the podium.

BMW:The success story continues on the virtual Nordschleife: two BMW Z4 GT3s on the podium.

Munich. The BMW teams have continued their success story on
the virtual Nürburgring Nordschleife (GER) in the fifth race of the
Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO. The MAHLE
3-hour race on Saturday featured two podium finishes for the BMW Z4
GT3. BMW works driver Bruno Spengler (CAN) and Team BMW Bank secured
second place in the #107 car. Third place went to the Walkenhorst
Motorsport #35 BMW Z4 GT3. A BMW Z4 GT3 also finished in fourth and
fifth positions.

 

Spengler and his team-mate Nils Koch (GER) started the race from
sixth place. Although a 35-second penalty was imposed on them after an
incident with a TCR car, the duo from Team BMW Bank gradually worked
their way up through the field thanks to a smart strategy. After
Spengler and Koch had shared driving duties for three hours of racing,
they were able to celebrate finishing second.

The thrilling battle for third place went all the way to the line. In
the end, Christian Krognes (NOR) in the #35 BMW Z4 GT3 was able to
hold off the pressure applied by BMW works driver Philipp Eng (AUT),
chasing him in the #189 car. Krognes and his Walkenhorst Motorsport
team-mate, Mikkel Jensen (DEN), claimed third place.

Eng, who again shared driving duties in the cockpit of the
BS+COMPETITION BMW Z4 GT3 with Alexander Voß (GER), had been the best
BMW driver in qualifying, as he secured fourth place. He swiftly moved
into third during the race, but the subsequent battle for second place
saw a collision with the MAHLE RACING TEAM Audi. The resulting penalty
imposed on Eng pushed the #189 back down through the field. Eng
battled back to challenge for a podium finish on the final lap, just
missing out by a few tenths of a second. The Walkenhorst Motorsport
#34 BMW Z4 GT3, driven by David Pittard and Sam and Scott Michaels
(all GBR), finished in fifth position.

A total of nine BMW Z4 GT3s were competing in the fifth race of the
DNLS powered by VCO. The other BMW works drivers in the race were
Martin Tomczyk, Jens Klingmann (both GER), Jesse Krohn (FIN), John
Edwards (USA) and Nick Yelloly (GBR), as well as the BMW Junior Team
with Max Hesse (GER), Dan Harper (GBR) and Neil Verhagen (USA).

 

Reactions to the fifth race in the DNLS powered by VCO:

 

Bruno Spengler: “We are very pleased with the second
place. Even though we might even have won the race without that
incident and the resulting 35-second penalty. But that’s all part of it.”

 

Philipp Eng: “Of course, it was a shame that there
was an accident during the battle for second place. I knew that to
have a chance of overtaking in the slipstream, I had to be up close at
the entry to Döttinger Höhe. The initial contact in the Tiergarten
turn was just unlucky. After that I had to go across the grass and
then I touched the other car again when I returned to the track. We
were very close to one another and maybe I didn’t gauge the distance
entirely correctly on the simulator. It’s quite a different feeling in
a real car, as you actually are driving door to door. It’s a bit more
difficult to judge it correctly in sim racing.”

 

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Realistic down to the smallest detail: how the virtual version of the BMW M4 GT4 came about.

BMW:Realistic down to the smallest detail: how the virtual version of the BMW M4 GT4 came about.

Munich. After about half a year of intensive development work,
the BMW M4 GT4 is set to make its virtual debut on the sim racing
platform iRacing in June. To make sure that the BMW M customer
racing car is as realistic as possible, iRacing developers are
working as intensively with the BMW Motorsport engineers as if they
were working on a real racing car. Maximum transparency is the key
to an optimum result. We explain the journey of the BMW M4 GT4, from
the signing of the licence agreement to being ready to race.

 

It’s time in just a few days. The BMW M4 GT4 will be another current
BMW racing car after the BMW M8 GTE to make its sim racing debut on
the iRacing platform. When the users contest their first races in
June, the iRacing developers and BMW Motorsport engineers will have a
phase of intensive collaboration behind them. “I can’t wait for it to
get started,” said Kevin Bobbitt, Director of Marketing at iRacing,
emphasising “The openness with which BMW Motorsport met us in this
project is fantastic. The communication channels were very short, and
you could tell by their involvement that this project is really
important to them.”

For some time now, sim racing has been one of the pillars in the BMW
Motorsport portfolio. Those responsible had identified the potential
of virtual racing before it experienced a boom during the current
break from real-world racing. “BMW Motorsport knows the difference
between a standard racing game and a real racing simulation, and
values it,” said Bobbitt. “A simulation as realistic as this also
benefits the manufacturer, because many more people can test the cars
and in the best-case scenario might even go on to buy one.”

As head of vehicle development, Rudolf Dittrich is also responsible
for the field of sim racing at BMW Motorsport. He confirms the strong
customer focus behind the BMW M4 GT4 project. “We want to give our
customer teams the opportunity to experience the BMW M4 GT4
virtually,” he said, explaining the advantages, “they can upload and
use their own liveries with their own sponsors. Their drivers can also
practice on their own in the current break. And potential new
customers might even develop a taste for it and think about racing
with a BMW M4 GT4 in real life.”

How the collaboration between BMW Motorsport and iRacing works.

Maximum authenticity requires the virtual car to be as close as
possible to its real-life counterpart which was the joint mission of
BMW Motorsport and iRacing. What do you need for that? “We need three
things from the car: the laser scans, the CAD data and photos as a
reference,” explained Brian Simpson, Senior Art Manager at iRacing.
“The collaboration with BMW Motorsport was easy in that respect,
because we got precisely the data that we needed. I didn’t have to
start time-consuming research myself like for other cars, I could
simply use the material I was provided with.”

Dittrich explains the data transfer process: “Everything starts with
the licence agreement, which is the basis for the transfer of
confidential data. Then the developers receive two large data packages
of several gigabytes each. Firstly the CAD data with all the
specifications of the car parts. That is exactly the same data that a
supplier gets from us to produce the real component. iRacing also
scanned a real car, in this case the Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT4. The
second large data package contained all the information on driving
dynamics. We use the same data set to do a lap time simulation or to
operate our BMW Motorsport simulator, for example. This data includes
damper curves, engine performance curves, axle kinematics, weight
distribution, aerodynamic values: any figures that we had calculated
for the car we passed on to iRacing.” Dittrich’s conclusion of the
collaboration is that “iRacing now know as much about the car as our
customer teams do.”

Steve Reiss: “The initial feedback is very positive.”

The first impression is that this transparency has paid off. “The
more real vehicle data we receive, the closer we get to the real
driving dynamics. In the case of our BMW M4 GT4 the initial feedback
from people who have driven the real car is very positive,” said Steve
Reiss, Senior Vehicle Dynamics Engineer at iRacing.

It goes without saying that the driving dynamic plays the crucial
role in user satisfaction, but even the most minute of details are
important for realism. “First, our designers parse the data provided
and use it to make the basic car. Once we’ve got that, it’s time for
the details such as spinning wheels, displays and much more,”
explained Simpson. “In that respect BMW Motorsport is incredible. They
even sent us information on in which situations which lights on the
steering wheel come on, and what information is displayed when, which
buttons the driver presses when, and what happens when they do. I
really enjoy working on those displays right down to the last detail.”

First major race event for the BMW M4 GT4 planned for
13th June.

At the end of a continuous development period of about six months,
BMW Motorsport inspect the virtual car which is also no different from
reality. “The idea is to inspect the virtual car in exactly the same
way as a real car,” said Dittrich. “This ranges from the external
appearance, through handling, to details such as cable routing in the
interior, light or texture of the dashboard. After all, we are
ultimately responsible for the virtual BMW M4 GT4 meeting all the
requirements that we and our customers have for a real racing car.”

For virtual customers the H&R 3-hour race in the Digital
Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO on 13th June
will be the first major event that they can contest in the BMW M4 GT4.
As soon as the car is up for sale on iRacing, the sim racers – and the
BMW customer teams involved in sim racing – can download it, kit it
out with their personalised designs and test it thoroughly.

Live streams of the DNLS powered by VCO (Sat., 13:00hrs CEST):

Facebook: b.mw/DNLS_FB

YouTube: b.mw/DNLS_live_YT

Twitch: www.twitch.tv/bmwmotorsport

Live streams of the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge
(Sat., 16:30hrs CEST):

Facebook: b.mw/RaceAtHomeChallenge6FB

YouTube: b.mw/RaceAtHomeChallenge6YT

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IMSA iRacing Pro Series: Five BMW M8 GTEs reach top ten in Virginia – Bruno Spengler fifth, extends overall lead.

BMW:IMSA iRacing Pro Series: Five BMW M8 GTEs reach top ten in Virginia – Bruno Spengler fifth, extends overall lead.

Munich. The fifth and penultimate race of the IMSA iRacing Pro
Series season at ‘Virginia International Raceway’ (USA) marked the
first time that BMW drivers were unable to convert the great pace of
the virtual BMW M8 GTE into a podium finish. Just before the end,
Bruno Spengler (CAN) fell back from second place to fifth, but
finished as the best-placed BMW driver and extended his overall
lead. Jesse Krohn (FIN) had been in the lead until the penultimate
lap, but spun out after eventual winner Kenton Koch (USA, Ford) hit
him from behind during the battle for the win. He finished the race
in ninth place, behind his BMW team-mates John Edwards, Connor De
Phillippi (both USA) and Philipp Eng (AUT) in sixth, seventh and
eighth positions

.

 

Right up until the turbulent closing laps, it seemed that Spengler
and Krohn were assured spots on the podium. They were in second and
third positions, putting leader Koch under pressure when Spengler spun
when forced to evade a lapped car that had left the circuit however.
Not long after, Krohn grabbed the lead in a spectacular battle with
Koch, but fell back even further than Spengler after contact with the
Ford driver during his counter-attack.

There were great recovery performances from Edwards, De Phillippi and
especially Eng, who had started the race just three rows from the back
of the grid. Nick Catsburg (NED), second in the overall standings
ahead of the race, had to start from the penultimate row of the grid
thanks to an error in qualifying. He gave a great drive to reach the
top ten but was also involved in an incident and finished the race in
28th place after his repair stop. The season finale takes
place on 11th June.

 

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW M8 GTE, BMW IMSA Team Red,
5th place):
“I was faster than Koch throughout
the whole race but attempting to overtake him on this circuit would
have been very risky. In view of the championship situation, that was
a risk I was not willing to take. Nonetheless, I looked sure to reach
the podium until a Ferrari spun in front of us. I lost the rear end a
little as I tried to avoid him and Jesse just touched me as he was so
close behind. That was enough to spin me around and I was back in
fifth place. At least I was able to continue and score some more
important points. That was good. Many thanks to everyone who ensured
that my BMW M8 GTE was super-fast once again.”

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Specifications of the MINI Countryman, valid from July 2020.

Update of the technical data of all MINI models:

The values are already based on the test cycle according to the new
WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in
order to allow a comparison between vehicles.

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Obtained on the basis of the new “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure” (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

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BMW model revision measures for summer 2020.

BMW:BMW model revision measures for summer 2020.

Munich. With the introduction of 48-volt mild hybrid
technology in additional model series from summer 2020, BMW continues
to consistently reduce fuel consumption and emissions in its current
vehicle fleet. From July and August 2020, both efficiency and dynamic
performance will be optimised in 51 models with the use of a
particularly powerful starter generator and an additional battery.
This also applies to the new in-line 6-cylinder diesel engines in the
BMW 7 Series and in the BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7. Two
additional engine variants are available for the BMW 2 Series Gran
Coupé from July 2020 onwards. In numerous plug-in hybrid models, the
new BMW eDrive Zone function will ensure an automatic switch to purely
electric operating mode when entering inner city areas such as low
emission zones.

The extension of the range of standard and optional equipment
features in the areas of driver assistance systems, operation and
networking contributes to an increase in driving pleasure. A new
display and control system will be part of the standard trim in the
new BMW 3 Series from July 2020. Among other things, BMW Operating
System 7 enables use of the optional BMW Intelligent Personal
Assistant. Furthermore, in the BMW 3 Series and other model series the
range of functions of the optional Driving Assistant Professional is
supplemented by Active Navigation Guidance and the Emergency Lane
Assistant. With the optional smartphone integration, numerous current
BMW models will enable use of Android Auto in addition to Apple
CarPlay as of summer 2020.

Increased dynamic performance and reduced fuel consumption:
48-volt mild hybrid technology now in 51 BMW models.
From summer 2020 onwards, mild hybrid
technology will be used in numerous additional BMW models to provide
support and relief for the combustion engine. It consists of a 48-volt
starter generator that enables particularly intensive braking energy
recuperation along with an additional battery to store the electricity
that is generated in this way. The 48-volt battery not only supplies
the electrically operated vehicle functions, it also makes its energy
available to generate additional drive power. For this purpose the
current flows back to the starter generator, which now takes on the
role of an electric drive. This reduces the load on the combustion
engine, allowing it to run as often as possible in an
efficiency-optimised load range. What is more, the generator creates
an electric boost during acceleration. This instantly available
additional output of 8 kW/11 hp supports dynamic power delivery during
start and acceleration.

The 48-volt mild hybrid technology was first introduced in selected
model variants of the BMW 5 Series in autumn 2019. This was followed
by the BMW 3 Series models and several BMW X models. From July and
August 2020, it will be available as standard in 37 further model
variants of the BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series and BMW 7
Series as well as the BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7. All
in all it will ensure efficiency and dynamic performance in 51 current
BMW models.

More power, less emissions: the new in-line 6-cylinder diesel
engines with optimised BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology.
A new generation of in-line 6-cylinder engines
will make its debut in numerous BMW model series in summer 2020. These
highly efficient aluminium power units, each with a capacity of 3.0
litres, combine their extensively further developed BMW TwinPower
Turbo Technology with the new 48-volt mild hybrid system, thereby
achieving particularly significant progress within the context of BMW
EfficientDynamics. In addition to optimised turbocharging systems, the
latest version of common rail direct injection with piezo injectors
ensures that both performance and efficiency are significantly
increased in the new diesel engines. The injectors now transport fuel
to the combustion chambers in up to ten injections per cycle and at a
maximum pressure of 2,700 bar.

With maximum output increased by 15 kW/21 hp to 210 kW/286 hp, the
new diesel engine for the models BMW 730d (combined fuel consumption:
4.9 – 4.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 128 – 123 g/km)
and BMW 730d xDrive (combined fuel consumption: 5.2 – 5.0 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 138 – 133 g/km), BMW 730Ld
(combined fuel consumption: 5.0 – 4.8 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 130 – 126 g/km), BMW 730Ld xDrive (combined
fuel consumption: 5.3 – 5.1 l/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 139 – 133 g/km), BMW X3 xDrive30d (combined fuel
consumption: 5.6 – 5.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
147 – 137 g/km), BMW X4 xDrive30d (combined fuel consumption:
5.6 – 5.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
146 – 136 g/km), BMW X5 xDrive30d (combined fuel consumption:
6.2 – 5.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 164 – 150 g/km)
und BMW X6 xDrive30d (combined fuel consumption: 6.2 – 5.7 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 162 – 149 g/km) demonstrates a
perceptibly enhanced temperament. Its particularly spontaneous power
delivery is due to the multi-stage turbocharging used for the first
time in this version of the in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine, along
with variable turbine geometry for the low-pressure stage of the
system. Increased by 30 to 650 Nm, the maximum torque of the new drive
unit goes on stream at between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm – a power boost
that especially results in enhanced sprint capacity. For example, the
BMW 730d and the BMW 730d xDrive have improved their acceleration from
zero to 100 km/h by 0.2 seconds each to 5.9 and 5.6 seconds respectively.

The new diesel engine now also used in the BMW 740d xDrive models BMW
740d xDrive (combined fuel consumption: 5.4 – 5.2 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 142 – 136 g/km), BMW 740Ld xDrive (combined
fuel consumption: 5.4 – 5.2 l/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 143 – 137 g/km), BMW X3 M40d (combined fuel consumption:
6.0 – 5.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
157 – 148 g/km), BMW X4 M40d (combined fuel consumption:
5.9 – 5.6 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 156 – 147 g/km)
und BMW X7 xDrive40d (combined fuel consumption: 6.6 – 6.4 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 173 – 167 g/km) generates even
greater pulling power. Its multi-stage turbocharging system comprises
a high-pressure and a low-pressure turbocharger with variable turbine
geometry. As a result, a maximum torque of 700 Nm is delivered between
1,750 and 2,250 rpm. The engine reaches its peak output of 250 kW/340
hp at 4 400 rpm. In the BMW 740d xDrive, for example, this increased
power helps achieve a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h that is also
improved by 0.2 seconds to 5.0 seconds.

The two new engines are feature exhaust gas treatment technology with
engine-related components consisting of a diesel oxidation catalytic
converter and an SCR coating on the diesel particulate filter. For
optimum reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions, a
second dosage unit is additionally integrated at the outlet of the
engine-related SCR system. As a result, the models powered by the new
in-line 6-cylinder diesel engines meet the Euro 6d emissions standard.

Expansion of the model range for the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé model range
will be extended from July 2020 with the addition of two new engine
variants. A new entry-level diesel engine and an additional all-wheel
drive model variant are available for the sporty, elegant four-door
model in the premium compact segment. The new BMW 218d Gran Coupé
(combined fuel consumption: 4.5 – 4.2 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 118 – 109 g/km) is powered by the latest
version of a 4-cylinder diesel engine. The BMW TwinPower Turbo
Technology in the 2.0-litre power unit now includes a two-stage
turbocharging system as well as a likewise further developed common
rail direct injection featuring solenoid valve injectors. The new
engine delivers its maximum torque of 350 Nm between 1,750 and 2,500
rpm, reaching a maximum output of 110 kW/150 hp at 4,000 rpm. The new
BMW 218d Gran Coupé accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds
with the standard 6-speed manual transmission and in 8.5 seconds with
the optional 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

The second diesel engine available for the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé
delivers a maximum output of 140 kW/190 hp and a maximum torque of 400
Nm. In the new BMW 220d xDrive Gran Coupé (combined fuel consumption:
4.9 – 4.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 129 – 119 g/km)
it is now combined with intelligent all-wheel drive and an 8-speed
Steptronic transmission. This enables the new model variant to
accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds. Thanks to
state-of-the-art exhaust gas treatment including SCR catalytic
converter with AdBlue injection, both new models meet the Euro 6d
emissions standard.

Green light for BMW eDrive Zone: locally emissions-free travel
in the city on an automated basis.
Innovative technology from the fields of
electrification and digitalisation is combined in the new BMW eDrive
Zone function available in the premium car manufacturer’s plug-in
hybrid models. This globally unique digital service offers additional
options for making optimum use of the capabilities of emissions-free
driving. The BMW eDrive Zone function triggers an automatic switch to
purely electric operating mode as soon as the vehicle enters selected
urban areas such as low-emission zones.

BMW eDrive Zone will be a standard feature of all plug-in hybrid
models of the BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series and BMW 7 Series as well as
the BMW X5. The digital service uses geo-fencing technology via GPS to
identify designated areas. eDrive zones of this kind are currently
designated in some 80 cities throughout Europe. When the service is
activated, each available eDrive Zone on the navigation map is
graphically highlighted in the Control Display: a message appears to
inform the driver that the vehicle will automatically switch to
electric driving mode as soon as it enters an eDrive Zone.

From summer 2020, the above-mentioned plug-in hybrid models will also
be fitted with an integrated drive-ready sound for electric power as
standard. This means that both starting and stopping the electric
drive will be accompanied by a distinctive acoustic signal. In
addition there has been an expansion of the range of preconditioning
functions, which is also a standard feature. Depending on the
equipment fitted, more functions will be available that can be
activated remotely by smartphone, in addition to interior cooling and
heating. In future it will also be possible to activate the seat
climate control before the start of a journey, for example. In the
same way it will be possible to include the seat, steering wheel,
exterior mirror and rear window heating systems in the preconditioning
for heating the interior, as well as heating of the cameras for the
driver assistance systems.

BMW 3 Series Sedan and BMW 3 Series Touring now fitted with
BMW Operating System 7 as standard.
In
the new BMW 3 Series, the latest generation of the display and control
system will be a standard feature as of summer 2020. Previously only
used in conjunction with BMW Live Cockpit Professional, BMW Operating
System 7 offers extensive individualisation and personalisation of the
content shown on the Control Display. The standard BMW Live Cockpit
now also includes a redesigned instrument cluster with a 5.1-inch
digital display at its centre. BMW Live Cockpit Plus, like BMW Live
Cockpit Professional, also includes the BMW Intelligent Personal
Assistant. This digital companion enables intuitive operation of
numerous vehicle functions via voice control (“Hey, BMW”). In the BMW
1 Series and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé, BMW Operating System 7 will also
be part of the optional BMW Live Cockpit Plus from July 2020.

The M sports seats are new to the range of optional extras for the
new BMW 3 Series Sedan and the new BMW 3 Series Touring. They feature
excellent lateral support, a wide range of adjustment options and
headrests with embossed M logo. The M sports seats for driver and
front passenger are available in conjunction with the Model M Sport
equipment line as well as for the BMW M automobiles of the new BMW 3
Series. The choice of exterior colours for the new BMW 3 Series is
supplemented by the variant Phytonic Blue metallic.

Increased comfort and safety: Driving Assistant Professional
with additional functions.
The optional
Driving Assistant Professional is a particularly comprehensive
collection of driver assistance systems designed to optimise comfort
and safety: it is being used by BMW to pave the way to automated
driving in numerous current models. The focus is on the steering and
lane guidance assistant, which will be enhanced with additional
functions from summer 2020 in the BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6
Series and BMW 8 Series, in the BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7, and in all
variants of the BMW M5 and BMW M8.

The new Active Navigation Guidance indicates lane changes that are
necessary in order to continue driving along the selected route when
destination guidance is active. The driver can then carry out this
operation conveniently with the aid of the lane change assistant.
Emergency Lane Assistant is another new function: this automatically
guides the vehicle to the ideal edge of its lane in congested
situations on motorways. In addition, Active Cruise Control with Stop
& Go function will in future include an adaptive distance control
that adapts to the respective traffic situation and environmental conditions.

Further progress is also being made in the intelligent control of the
Speed Limit Info system with No Passing Indicator. In all model
variants of the BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6
Series, BMW 7 Series and BMW 8 Series, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé,
the BMW Z4, the BMW X5, the BMW X6 and the BMW X7 as well as the BMW
M5, the BMW M8, the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M, road sign detection
will in future additionally take into account speed limits that are
restricted in time and only apply on certain days of the week. On days
other, the speed limit derived from the navigation data is displayed.

Optimised smartphone integration: Android Auto can now also be
used in the vehicle in addition to Apple CarPlay.
Depending on the model series, either standard
or optional smartphone integration will enable use not just of Apple
CarPlay but also of the digital services provided by Android Auto in
numerous current BMW models as of summer 2020. This means that owners
of a smartphone with the Android operating system can now access their
familiar smartphone apps in the vehicle, just like users of an Apple
iPhone. These include the digital voice assistant Google Assistant,
the map service Google Maps, music streaming services such as Spotify
and Amazon Music, and the messaging service WhatsApp.

The systems are integrated directly in the vehicle’s display and
control system via a wireless LAN connection between the respective
smartphone and the vehicle. Here, the driver can view all the
important information from the apps on the Control Display and also
navigation directions in the instrument cluster and the optional
Head-Up Display.

BMW 7 Series and BMW 8 Series with optimised Integral Active
Steering.
Sporty flair and ride comfort
in the BMW 7 Series luxury sedans and the luxury sports cars of the
BMW 8 Series benefit from Integral Active Steering. The optional
suspension system combines a variable rack and pinion ratio on the
front axle with selective co-steering of the rear wheels. Even at
particularly low speeds of less than 3 km/h, the rear wheels are now
countersteered. This gives the models of the BMW 7 Series and BMW 8
Series additional manoeuvrability when moving slowly in and out of
parking spaces or passing through narrow gaps.

In addition, the BMW 7 Series will be available from July 2020 in the
new exterior paint finish Phytonic Blue metallic and the BMW
Individual paint finish Frozen Bluestone metallic. A fresh touch of
luxury ambience is added to the interior with the BMW Individual
leather steering wheel as well as the new version of the BMW
Individual Merino full leather trim in the colour combination Smoke
White/Night Blue/Black.

Extended Business Package for the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
and the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, new body finishes for the BMW i3
and numerous other models
The Business
Package available for the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and the BMW 2
Series Gran Tourer provides enhanced comfort and driving pleasure in
city traffic as well as on lengthier trips. From July 2020 onwards it
also includes Real Time Traffic Information. Another new addition to
the range is the body finish in Cashmere Silver metallic, which is
also available for the BMW X1. The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer will also
offered in Phytonic Blue metallic and Misano Blue metallic in future.

New body finishes are available for numerous other models, too.
Phytonic Blue metallic and Sunset Orange metallic versions of the BMW
1 Series and the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé will be on offer from July
2020. The body finish Phytonic Blue metallic will also be available
for the BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7 as of August 2020. What is more, the
BMW X5 and BMW X6 can be fitted with the new Carbon Fibre interior
trim finishers and M Carbon exterior mirror caps in conjunction with
the M sports package.

The purely electrically powered models BMW i3 (combined fuel
consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 13.1 kWh/100
km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) and BMW i3s (combined
fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption:
14.6 – 14.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)
will be available from summer 2020 in the new body finish Blue Ridge
Mountain with accentuations in Frozen Grey metallic.

Meanwhile new BMW Individual body finishes are available for the
model variants of the high-performance sports car BMW M8. For the BMW
M8 Series Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 10.6 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 242 g/km*) and the BMW M8 Convertible
(combined fuel consumption: 10.8 l/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 246 g/km), the Ametrin metallic variant is now newly
available. For both models and for the BMW M8 Gran Coupé (combined
fuel consumption: 10.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
244 g/km), the versions Bluestone metallic, Frozen Brands Hatch Grey
metallic and Frozen Motegi Red metallic are likewise available.

An overview: the new BMW models in summer 2020*

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé

Output in kW
(hp):

EU
fuel consumption (l/100 km)

CO2 emissions
(g/km)

BMW 218d Gran
Coupé

110/150

4.5 – 4.2

118 – 109

BMW
220d xDrive Gran Coupé

140/190

4.9 – 4.5

129 – 119

 

 

BMW 7 Series

Output in kW (hp):

EU fuel consumption
(l/100 km)

CO2 emissions
(g/km)

BMW
730d

210/286

4.9 – 4.7

128 – 123

BMW 730d
xDrive

210/286

5.2 – 5.0

138 – 133

BMW
730Ld

210/286

5.0 – 4.8

130 – 126

BMW
730Ld xDrive

210/286

5.3 – 5.1

139 – 133

BMW
740d xDrive

250/340

5.4 – 5.2

142 – 136

BMW 740Ld
xDrive

250/340

5.4 – 5.2

143 – 137

 

 

BMW X3

Output in kW (hp):

EU fuel consumption
(l/100 km)

CO2 emissions
(g/km)

BMW
X3 xDrive30d

210/286

5.6 – 5.2

147 – 137

BMW
X3 M40d

250/340

6.0 – 5.6

157 – 148

 

 

BMW X4

Output in kW (hp):

EU fuel consumption
(l/100 km)

CO2 emissions
(g/km)

BMW
X4 xDrive30d

210/286

5.6 – 5.1

146 – 136

BMW
X4 M40i

250/340

5.9 – 5.6

156 – 147

 

 

BMW X5

Output in kW (hp):

EU fuel consumption
(l/100 km)

CO2 emissions
(g/km)

BMW
X5 xDrive30d

210/286

6.2 – 5.7

164 – 150

 

 

BMW X6

Output in kW (hp):

EU fuel consumption
(l/100 km)

CO2 emissions
(g/km)

BMW
X6 xDrive30d

210/286

6.2 – 5.7

162 – 149

 

 

BMW X7

Output in kW (hp):

EU fuel consumption
(l/100 km)

CO2 emissions
(g/km)

BMW
X7 xDrive40d

250/340

6.6 – 6.4

173 – 167


* All new models available from start of production in July or
August 2020

BMW 218d Gran Coupé: combined fuel consumption: 4.5 – 4.2 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 118 – 109 g/km

BMW 220d xDrive Gran Coupé: combined fuel consumption: 4.9 – 4.5
l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 129 – 119 g/km

BMW 730d: combined fuel consumption: 4.9 – 4.7 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 128 – 123 g/km

BMW 730d xDrive: combined fuel consumption: 5.2 – 5.0 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 138 – 133 g/km

BMW 730Ld: combined fuel consumption: 5.0 – 4.8 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 130 – 126 g/km

BMW 730Ld xDrive: combined fuel consumption: 5.3 – 5.1 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 139 – 133 g/km

BMW 740d xDrive: combined fuel consumption: 5.4 – 5.2 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 142 – 136 g/km

BMW 740Ld xDrive: combined fuel consumption: 5.4 – 5.2 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 143 – 137 g/km

BMW M8 Series Coupé: combined fuel consumption: 10.6 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 242 g/km

BMW M8 Convertible: combined fuel consumption: 10.8 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 246 g/km

BMW M8 Gran Coupé: combined fuel consumption: 10.7 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 244 g/km

BMW X3 xDrive30d: combined fuel consumption: 5.6 – 5.2 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 147 – 137 g/km

BMW X3 M40d: combined fuel consumption: 6.0 – 5.6 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 157 – 148 g/km

BMW X4 xDrive30d: combined fuel consumption: 5.6 – 5.1 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 146 – 136 g/km

BMW X4 M40d: combined fuel consumption: 5.9 – 5.6 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 156 – 147 g/km

BMW X5 xDrive30d: combined fuel consumption: 6.2 – 5.7 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 164 – 150 g/km

BMW X6 xDrive30d: combined fuel consumption: 6.2 – 5.7 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 162 – 149 g/km 

BMW X7 xDrive40d: combined fuel consumption: 6.6 – 6.4 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 173 – 167 g/km

BMW i3: combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined power
consumption: 13.1 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km

BMW i3s: combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined power
consumption: 14.6 – 14.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 0 g/km

Original Press Release

The new MINI Countryman.

BMW:The new MINI Countryman.

The biggest and most versatile member of the MINI model family
generates fresh stimuli for driving pleasure and individual flair in
the hallmark style of the British premium brand. Precisely refined
design, attractive additions to the equipment range and innovative
technology in the areas of operation and networking underpin the
exceptional status of the new MINI Countryman within the premium
compact segment. Its robust vehicle concept, an ample, versatile
interior with five fully-fledged seats and the optional ALL4 all-wheel
drive system make it an unmistakable all-round talent that inspires
typical MINI enthusiasm not just in day-to-day traffic but also on
long-distance trips and even when venturing into unsurfaced terrain.
The progressive character of the new MINI Countryman is reflected in a
model variant with plug-in hybrid drive as well as in new digital MINI
Connected services. What is more, the desire for individualisation is
catered to more radically than ever before with the range of
additional optional extras and Original MINI Accessories.

With the new MINI Countryman, the tradition-steeped British brand
continues to pursue its conquest of additional target groups. Even in
its first generation, the MINI Countryman was a pioneer. As the first
model with an exterior length of more than four metres, four doors, a
large tailgate, five seats and all-wheel drive, it laid the
foundations for the brand’s highly successful advance into the premium
compact segment. The MINI Countryman now accounts for almost 30 per
cent of the brand’s new registrations worldwide.

The launch of the current model generation once again sees a
significant optimisation in terms of space, versatility, functionality
and ride comfort. In addition, the MINI Countryman has become a
pioneering force for locally emissions-free mobility in hallmark brand
style. The plug-in hybrid model MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4
(combined fuel consumption: 2.0 – 1.7 l/100 km; combined power
consumption: 14.0 – 13.1 kWh/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 45 – 40 g/km) combines groundbreaking efficiency and
hybrid-specific all-wheel drive with the option of purely electrically
powered driving pleasure.

In addition to plug-in hybrid drive, the new MINI Countryman is
available with three petrol engines and three diesel engines featuring
the latest MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. The engines have seen
extensive further development and cover an output spectrum ranging
from 75 kW/102 hp to 140 kW/190 hp (combined fuel consumption:
6.3 – 4.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 144 – 107 g/km)
as well as already meeting the emissions standard Euro 6d, which will
not be binding until 2021. Four of them can be combined with the
all-wheel drive system ALL4 on request.

The new MINI Countryman: an overview of the highlights.

• Distinctive front design with newly designed radiator
grille.
• LED headlamps and LED fog lights now as
standard.
• LED rear lights in Union Jack design.
• New
body finishes, new option Piano Black Exterior.
• New light alloy
wheels.
• Latest generation of engines, all models comply with
Euro 6d emissions standard.
• Additional models with standard
8-speed Steptronic transmission.
• New digital cockpit display
with 5-inch colour screen as an option.
• Newly designed central
instrument in Piano Black High Gloss design available as an optional
extra.
• Sports leather steering wheel as standard in all model
variants.
• New range of leather trims and interior
surfaces.
• New version of the MINI Yours Interior Style.

MINI Connected with new functions.
• Extended range of Original
MINI Accessories.

Distinctive proportions, powerful charisma.

Thanks to its unmistakable proportions, the new MINI Countryman is
instantly recognisable as the brand’s largest model. The three-part
structure of the vehicle body that is typical of MINI is interpreted
in a particularly striking way by the model-specific roof line. The
car’s upright stature and increased ground clearance are suggestive of
generous interior space, robust character and inspiring driving
characteristics – both on-road and off-road. The optional MINI ALL4
exterior look and the roof rails – also available as an optional extra
– further underline the versatility of the new MINI Countryman.
Meanwhile the aerodynamically optimised exterior features contained in
the optional John Cooper Works package add an extra touch of sporty flair.

The precisely modified design of the car’s front section lends even
more intense emphasis to the powerful charisma of the new MINI
Countryman. The new structure of the bumper covering, now entirely in
body finish, ensures a particularly clear-cut and high-quality
appearance. The redesigned radiator grille has the hexagonal contours
that are typical of MINI and is surrounded by a slim, one-piece chrome
frame. Its air intake is subdivided by three horizontal struts in the
MINI One Countryman, MINI Cooper Countryman, MINI One D Countryman and
MINI Cooper D Countryman. The radiator grille of the new MINI Cooper S
Countryman and the new MINI Cooper SD Countryman is characterised by a
hexagonal grid pattern with a red “S” and a single chrome strut.

Bright spot: LED headlamps now standard.

The redesign of the front section adds LED headlamps to the standard
trim in the new MINI Countryman: here, the latest version of these
lights features a particularly high-quality design that emphasises the
technology used. The distinctive, slightly asymmetrically rounded
contours of the headlamps are accentuated by a continuous band of
light that takes on the function of both daytime driving light and
turn indicator. The turning light included in the functional range of
the LED headlamps provides intensive illumination of the side areas of
the road when changing direction. The standard trim of the new MINI
Countryman also includes LED fog lights, with a light band in the
upper semicircle of each fog light serving as a parking light.

Adaptive LED headlamps with variable light distribution and matrix
function for high beam are available as a newly added option. In
addition to the turning light, they also provide bend lighting,
automatically adapting their effect to the traffic situation and
weather conditions. In urban traffic and when visibility is limited
due to the weather conditions, the side area of the road is
illuminated more intensely by adding the dimmed turning light. When
driving on motorways it is possible to selectively increase the range
of the high beam.

What is more, the adaptive LED headlamps in the new MINI Countryman
now feature an automatic selective dip function for the high beam. For
this purpose, the high beam is subdivided into four segments that can
be activated and deactivated independently of each other and adapted
to the situation on the road at speeds of over 70 km/h. As soon as the
front camera of the new MINI Countryman detects an oncoming vehicle or
a vehicle driving ahead, the space that vehicle occupies is only
illuminated at low beam brightness, while the other high beam segments
continue to illuminate the rest of the road in the normal way. As
such, the matrix high beam is able to increase the range of vision
while at the same time avoiding any dazzle effect on other road users.

Redesigned rear apron and LED lights in Union Jack design.

With its redesigned bumper trim, the rear apron also contributes to
the particularly powerful and contemporary look of the new
MINI Countryman. The upright rear lights with chrome frame provide an
exclusive, unmistakable accentuation that evokes the origins of the
British brand. All lighting functions now feature high-quality LED
technology as standard, while the graphic structure of the light
source traces the pattern of the Union Jack. With its striking lines,
the flag motif provides a distinctive form of identification – both
during the day and in terms of night design.

Striking look: two new body finishes, Piano Black Exterior and
new alloy wheels.

The range of body finishes opens up new possibilities for an
individual look, including the newly added colours White Silver
metallic and Sage Green metallic. Depending on the model variant, the
roof and mirror caps of the new MINI Countryman can be finished in
black, white or silver as an alternative to the body colour.

The Piano Black Exterior option – likewise new and available for all
variants of the new MINI Countryman – ensures a particularly striking
appearance: here, the headlamp surrounds, rear lights, radiator grille
and side indicator elements – or side scuttles – are finished in
high-gloss black instead of chrome, as are the door handles and the
model lettering on the luggage compartment lid. Additional
identification features in high-gloss black are available from the
range of Original MINI Accessories, including the MINI logo and the
“Cooper S” and “ALL4” inscriptions in Piano Black design. Matching
exterior mirror caps and side scuttles with a grey-black flag pattern
in Night Jack design are also available for retrofit.

Depending on the model variant, the new MINI Countryman is fitted as
standard with light alloy wheels which are either 16-inch or 17-inch
in size, with light alloy wheels in sizes up to 19 inches available as
optional extras and as part of the Original MINI Accessories
programme. 17-inch light alloy wheels in Channel Spoke Black design
are new to the range of ex works options, as are 19-inch light alloy
wheels in the design variant Turnstile Spoke 2-tone.

Interior: ample space and even greater scope for individual style.

The new MINI Countryman combines versatile driving characteristics
with a versatile interior. Three fully-fledged seats are available at
the rear. Alternatively, the second row of seats can also be used to
expand transport capacity. By folding down the rear seat with a 40
: 20 : 40 split, storage space can be extended from 450 to up to 1 390 litres.

Selective customisation of the interior oriented towards the
customer’s personal style has become even more attractive due to the
addition of new options and a further developed product range. The
leather variants Chester Indigo Blue and Chester Malt Brown have been
newly added to the selection of seat upholstery options. The Colour
Line for the lower section of the instrument panel and door trim,
previously available as a single option, is now an integral part of
the leather trim designed to match the relevant colour scheme.

The MINI Cooper S Countryman, MINI Cooper SD Countryman and MINI
Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 models now come as standard with Piano Black
interior surfaces for the cockpit and door bezels. These are combined
with accentuation strips in the variant British Oak dark. A new
version of the highly exclusive MINI Yours interior surfaces is
optionally available for all model variants. The optional MINI Yours
Interior Style Shaded Silver conveys stylish sporty flair. This is
ensured by combining an illuminated cockpit bezel in the variant
Shaded Silver with door bezels in Dark Silver and accentuation strips
in Hazy Grey.

Engines with optimised MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology and
emission control to meet the Euro 6d emission standard.

An extensively further developed engine portfolio enables the new
MINI Countryman to achieve an even more favourable balance between
driving fun and fuel consumption. In addition to further optimisation
of CO2 levels, other aspects of the emissions performance
have been likewise consistently improved by means of the relevant
measures – including particulate filters for petrol engines and SCR
with AdBlue injection for diesel engines. This means that all model
variants of the new MINI Countryman now meet the particularly rigorous
Euro 6d emission standard.

MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology is used in the 3-cylinder petrol
engines of the new MINI One Countryman and the new MINI Cooper
Countryman and in the 4-cylinder petrol engine of the new MINI Cooper
S Countryman and now includes an exhaust manifold integrated in the
cylinder head along with turbo charging. Among other things, this
ensures highly effective cooling of the exhaust gases and the
turbocharging system. At the same time, crankcase cooling can be
reduced when demand is low in the partial load range by means of a new
split cooling valve. In addition, petrol engine direct injection
operates at a maximum pressure that has been increased from 200 to 350 bar.

Like the petrol engines, the diesel engines also have a new starter
generator with optimised efficiency. In the 3-cylinder engines of the
new MINI One D Countryman and the 4-cylinder engines of the new MINI
Cooper D Countryman and the new MINI Cooper SD Countryman, MINI
TwinPower Turbo Technology consists of a turbocharging system
featuring exhaust gas recirculation and common rail direct injection.
The two-stage turbocharging system previously used exclusively in the
most powerful diesel engine now also optimises the response of the
4-cylinder engine in the MINI Cooper D Countryman, with the injectors
feeding fuel to the combustion chambers at a pressure of up to 2 500 bar.

ALL4 as an option for four engine variants – and a standard
feature of the plug-in hybrid model.

The ALL4 all-wheel drive system provides a noticeable boost in terms
of traction, driving stability and agility. As an alternative to the
brand’s hallmark front-wheel power transmission, this system is
optionally available for four model variants of the new MINI
Countryman. With its fast and precise electronic control, the system
ensures need-based distribution of power between the front and rear
wheels in all road surface and weather conditions.

The new MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 is fitted with a
hybrid-specific all-wheel drive system as standard. It is provided by
the precisely controlled interaction between a 3-cylinder petrol
engine transmitting its power to the front wheels with an electric
synchronous motor that acts on the rear wheels. Together, the two
power units produce a system output of 162 kW/220 hp. The latest
eDrive technology available for BMW Group plug-in hybrid models also
includes a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a gross energy
content of 9.6 kWh, giving the new MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 a
maximum electrically powered range of 55 to 61 kilometres.

8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard for two more model variants.

The new MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 comes with a 6-speed
Steptronic transmission as standard. Meanwhile the MINI Cooper
Countryman ALL4 and the MINI Cooper D Countryman ALL4 now feature an
8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard, as do the MINI Cooper S
Countryman ALL4, MINI Cooper SD Countryman and MINI Cooper SD
Countryman ALL4 models. It is also optionally available for the MINI
Cooper D Countryman. For all other model variants, a 7-speed
Steptronic transmission with double clutch is optionally available to
replace the standard 6-speed manual transmission.

As a further option, the most powerful petrol and diesel engines can
also transmit their drive torque to a 7-speed Steptronic sports
transmission with double clutch or an 8-speed Steptronic sports
transmission. This enables particularly rapid speed changes and
increased shifting dynamics.

The new MINI Countryman is available in eleven model variants:


MINI One Countryman: 75 kW/102 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in
12.0 seconds (12.3 seconds), top speed: 180 km/h (180 km/h), fuel
consumption: 5.9 – 5.6 litres/100 km (5.7 – 5.5 litres/100 km),
CO2 emissions: 134 – 127 g/km (129 – 124 g/km) (preliminary data).
MINI Cooper Countryman: 100 kW/136 hp, 0 – 100 km/h
in 9.7 seconds (9.7 seconds), top speed: 205 km/h (205 km/h), fuel
consumption: 5.9 – 5.6 litres/100 km (5.6 – 5.3 litres/100 km),
CO2 emissions: 135 – 129 g/km (129 – 120 g/km).
MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4: 100 kW/136 hp,
0 – 100 km/h in 10.1 seconds, top speed: 202 km/h, fuel consumption:
6.1 – 5.9 litres/100 km, CO2 emissions: 140 – 134 g/km.
MINI Cooper S Countryman: 131 kW/178 hp, 0 – 100 km/h
in 7,5 seconds (7,4 seconds), top speed: 225 km/h (225 km/h), fuel
consumption: 6.5 – 6.3 litres/100 km (6.0 – 5.7 litres/100 km),
CO2 emissions: 148 – 144 g/km (136 – 130 g/km).
MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4: 131 kW/178 hp,
0 – 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, top speed: 222 km/h, fuel consumption:
6.5 – 6.2 litres/100 km, CO2 emissions: 149 – 142 g/km.
MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4: 162 kW/220 hp, 0 –
100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, top speed: 196 km/h, fuel consumption: 2.0 –
1.7 litres/100 km, power consumption: 14.0 – 13.1 kWh/100 km;
CO2 emissions: 45 – 40 g/km.
MINI One D Countryman: 85 kW/116 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in
11.2 seconds (11.2 seconds), top speed: 192 km/h (192 km/h), fuel
consumption: 4.4 – 4.1 litres/100 km (4.3 – 4.0 litres/100 km),
CO2 emissions: 116 – 107 g/km (112 – 106 g/km).
MINI Cooper D Countryman: 110 kW/150 hp, 0 – 100 km/h
in 9.1 seconds (9.1 seconds), top speed: 214 km/h (213 km/h), fuel
consumption: 4.4 – 4.2 litres/100 km (4.4 – 4.2 litres/100 km),
CO2 emissions: 116 – 110 g/km (117 – 111 g/km).
MINI Cooper D Countryman ALL4: 110 kW/150 hp,
0 – 100 km/h in 9.0 seconds, top speed: 211 km/h, fuel consumption:
4.8 – 4.6 litres/100 km, CO2 emissions: 127 – 121 g/km.
MINI Cooper SD Countryman: 140 kW/190 hp,
0 – 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, top speed: 226 km/h, fuel consumption:
4.5 – 4.2 litres/100 km, CO2 emissions: 117 – 111 g/km.
MINI Cooper SD Countryman ALL4: 140 kW/190 hp,
0 – 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds, top speed: 224 km/h, fuel consumption:
4.8 – 4.6 litres/100 km, CO2 emissions: 127 – 121 g/km.

New equipment features: sports leather steering wheel, digital cockpit.

The interior of the new MINI Countryman also has increased appeal due
to an extended range of standard equipment. It now includes a sports
leather steering wheel in all model variants. In the new MINI
Countryman, the front passenger can also adapt seat height as
required. Electrically adjustable seats are available as an option,
including a memory function on the driver’s side.

An optional digital instrument display is available for the new MINI
Countryman. The display in Black Panel design behind the steering
wheel has a diameter of 5.0 inches. The range of audio and navigation
systems has been restructured. The Connected Media and Connected
Navigation Plus options, available as an alternative to the basic
configuration, each include an 8.8-inch colour screen with touchscreen
function located in the central instrument that is typical of the
brand. The circular control unit in the new MINI Countryman exhibits a
refined surface look, with the audio control panel and the buttons for
hazard lights and driver assistance systems now integrated even more
harmoniously. Meanwhile touch-sensitive bookmark buttons and
high-gloss Piano Black surfaces underscore the premium character of
the central instrument.

Even the standard audio system offers audio streaming via a Bluetooth
connection and a hands-free telephone system with USB interface. The
Radio MINI Visual Boost and the digital instrument display form part
of the optional equipment item Connected Media, while the Connected
Navigation option makes a range of additional infotainment functions
available in the new MINI Countryman in addition to providing a
convenient route guidance system. This option also comprises wireless
charging for compatible mobile phones and a second USB socket.

The new MINI Countryman: always online and up-to-date thanks
to intelligent networking.

The new MINI Countryman is equipped with a SIM card that is
permanently fitted in the car. This enables use of Intelligent
Emergency Call with automatic detection of vehicle location and
accident severity, as well as MINI TeleServices. The Connected Media
option includes a wide range of MINI Connected digital services. The
new MINI Countryman is always online, enabling seamless integration of
the voice assistant Amazon Alexa.

This provides access to the Real Time Traffic Information service as
well as the internet platform MINI Online and preparation for Apple
CarPlay. MINI Connected can be used to send navigation destinations
from the smartphone to the vehicle. The mobile phone connection also
means that the vehicle’s navigation map is updated automatically.

Individual style for retrofitting: MINI Original Accessories.

High-quality retrofit options from the programme of MINI Original
Accessories enable functionality, convenience, driving fun and
individual style to be adapted even more precisely to personal
preferences in the new MINI Countryman. The selection ranges from a
rear bicycle rack, a roof box, a moulded luggage compartment mat and
all-weather floor mats to individual MINI LED door projectors from the
MINI Yours Customised programme and John Cooper Works products
designed for extreme driving fun.

In case of queries, please contact:

Press and PR

Matthias Bode, Press Officer Product Communication
MINI
Telephone: +49-89-382-61742
E-mail:
matthias.bode@mini.com

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communication MINI
Telephone: +49-
89-382-23662
E-mail: andreas.lampka@mini.com

Fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and power consumption were
measured using the methods required according to Regulation VO (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 the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption
of new cars”, available at sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil
Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

Original Press Release

The new BMW 5 Series.

BMW:The new BMW 5 Series.

  • Premiere for the new BMW 5 Series: extensively updated exterior
    design with heightened presence and sporting allure, further
    enhanced premium feel for the interior, increased efficiency and
    dynamism through drive system electrification, cutting-edge
    innovations in the areas of driver assistance, control/operation and connectivity.
  • New chapter in the successful history of the BMW 5 Series
    (first introduced in 1972); worldwide sales of the current model
    generation have topped 600,000 units. Market launch of the new
    BMW 5 Series Sedan and new BMW 5 Series Touring from July 2020.
  • New, eye-catching design accents, clearly structured surfaces at
    the front and rear, newly designed BMW kidney grille now wider and
    taller, new LED headlights with slimmer contours, Adaptive LED
    Headlights with matrix technology added to the options list, BMW
    Laserlight now available as an option for all model variants, new
    three-dimensional sculpted rear lights, all model variants now with
    trapezoidal exhaust tailpipe finishers.
  • New exterior colours and additional BMW Individual paint finishes,
    M Sport package with new and muscular design features, additional
    model-specific accents for the flagship BMW M550i xDrive Sedan
    (fuel consumption, combined: 10.0 – 9.7 l/100 km [28.3 – 29.1 mpg
    imp]; CO2 emissions, combined: 229 – 221 g/km) with
    390 kW/530 hp V8 engine. Optional M Sport brakes now with brake
    callipers painted in either blue or red.
  • New light-alloy wheels in 18- to 20-inch formats, 20-inch BMW
    Individual Air Performance Wheels available as an option for the
    first time, innovative design minimises the wheels’ weight and air resistance.
  • Interior design with detail refinements, optional 12.3-inch
    Control Display (10.25-inch Control Display now standard), automatic
    climate control with extended features and sports leather steering
    wheel with newly arranged multifunction buttons. Controls on the
    centre console now in High-gloss Black. New Sensatec perforated trim
    variant for the seat surfaces; comfort seats and new M multifunction
    seats with optimised seating comfort, new interior trim strips.
  • BMW 5 Series M Sport Edition: special-edition version of the new
    BMW 5 Series Sedan and new BMW 5 Series Touring available from
    launch in a limited run of 1,000 units; includes the M Sport
    package, the Donington Grey metallic paint finish previously only
    available for BMW M models and exclusive, 20-inch BMW Individual Air
    Performance Wheels in bi-colour design.
  • Plug-in hybrid range expands to five models: latest-generation
    BMW eDrive technology now also offered for the BMW 5 Series Touring.
    BMW 530e Touring (fuel consumption, combined: 2.1 – 1.9 l/100 km
    [134.5 – 148.7 mpg imp]; electric power consumption, combined:
    15.9 – 14.9 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined:
    47 – 43 g/km), BMW 530e xDrive Touring (fuel consumption, combined:
    2.3 – 2.1 l/100 km [122.8 – 134.5 mpg imp]; electric power
    consumption, combined: 16.9 – 15.9 kWh/100 km; CO2
    emissions, combined: 52 – 49 g/km) and BMW 545e xDrive Sedan (fuel
    consumption, combined: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km [117.7 – 134.5 mpg imp];
    electric power consumption, combined: 16.3 – 15.3 kWh/100 km;
    CO2 emissions, combined: 54 – 49 g/km) with six-cylinder
    in-line combustion engine available from autumn 2020. New BMW eDrive
    Zone function – standard for all plug-in hybrid models –
    automatically switches the car to all-electric mode when entering
    ‘green zones’.
  • Introduction of new 48V mild hybrid technology for all four- and
    six-cylinder engines (country-specific availability); more rapid
    responses and enhanced efficiency thanks to 48V starter-generator;
    8 kW/11 hp power spike to both lighten the combustion engine’s
    workload and boost its power.
  • Further developed BMW TwinPower Turbo technology: four- and
    six-cylinder petrol engines with optimised petrol injection; all
    diesel engines now with two-stage turbocharging. All four- and
    six-cylinder model variants now meet the Euro 6d emissions standard.
  • Optional Integral Active Steering offers greater assistance in
    low-speed manoeuvring; new version of chassis system now also
    available for plug-in hybrid models.
  • New driver assistance systems and extended functions pave the way
    for automated driving: Lane Departure Warning – part of the optional
    Driving Assistant – now also with lane return function; new optional
    Driving Assistant Professional now includes Active Navigation
    with the help of the Lane Change Assistant, automatic formation of
    emergency lane and junction warning (now with city braking)
    functions. 3D visualisation of the surrounding area shows traffic
    situations and possible interventions by the driver assistance
    systems in the instrument cluster.
  • Optional Parking Assistant with additional reversing assistant function.
  • New BMW Drive Recorder in the BMW 5 Series (part of the optional
    Parking Assistant Plus) records up to 40 seconds of video footage
    from points around the vehicle.
  • Standard-fitted BMW Operating System 7 opens up a host of
    potential new applications and connectivity options, as well as
    extended personalisation.
  • BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant digital companion with extended
    functions; optimised interaction courtesy of new graphics in the
    Control Display.
  • Premiere for BMW Maps: New cloud-based navigation system
    offers extremely fast and precise calculation of routes and arrival
    times. Real-time traffic data updates at short intervals, driver can
    now enter any word when selecting a destination.
  • Standard smartphone integration now also features Android Auto (in
    addition to Apple CarPlay); wireless WiFi connectivity; information
    shown in the Control Display, instrument cluster and optional
    Head-Up Display.
  • Remote Software Upgrade introduced in the new BMW 5 Series:
    Vehicle-specific content and updates such as function extensions for
    driver assistance systems can be integrated into the car over the
    air, vehicle software always has the latest updates, digital
    services can be added at a later date.

Model variants:

Plug-in hybrid models:

BMW 530e Sedan (BMW 530e xDrive Sedan):

Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine, plug-in hybrid system with
synchronous electric motor, eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW
xDrive).
Combustion engine:
Capacity: 1,998 cc, output:
135 kW/184 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm,
max. torque: 300 Nm (221
lb-ft) at 1,350 – 4,000 rpm.
Electric motor:
Output:
80 kW/109 hp, max. torque: 265 Nm (195 lb-ft).
Combined system
output: 215 kW/292 hp, max. combined torque: 420 Nm (310
lb-ft).
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.9 seconds
(5.9 seconds),
top speed: 235 km/h [146 mph] (235 km/h [143
mph]),
top speed (electric): 140 km/h [87 mph] (140 km/h [87
mph]).
Electric range: 62 – 67 km (56 – 58 km).
Fuel
consumption, combined: 1.8 – 1.7 l/100 km [156.9 – 166.2 mpg imp]
(2.1 – 2.0 l/100 km [134.5 – 141.2 mpg imp]),
electric power
consumption, combined: 14.8 – 13.7 kWh/100 km

(16.4 – 15.9 kWh/100 km),
CO2 emissions from
fuel, combined: 42 – 39 g/km (49 – 46 g/km),
exhaust standard:
Euro 6d.

BMW 530e Touring (BMW 530e xDrive Touring) (from 11/20):

Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine, plug-in hybrid system with
synchronous electric motor, eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW
xDrive).
Combustion engine:
Capacity: 1,998 cc, output:
135 kW/184 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm,
max. torque: 300 Nm (221
lb-ft) at 1,350 – 4,000 rpm.
Electric motor:
Output:
80 kW/109 hp, max. torque: 265 Nm (195 lb-ft).
Combined system
output: 215 kW/292 hp, max. combined torque: 420 Nm (310
lb-ft).
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.1 seconds
(6.1 seconds),
top speed: 225 km/h [140 mph] (225 km/h [140
mph]),
top speed (electric): 140 km/h [87 mph] (140 km/h [87
mph]).
Electric range: 58 – 62 km (53 – 56 km).
Fuel
consumption, combined: 2.1 – 1.9 l/100 km [134.5 – 148.7 mpg imp]
(2.3 – 2.1 l/100 km [122.8 – 134.5 mpg imp]),
electric power
consumption, combined: 15.9 – 14.9 kWh/100 km

(16.9 – 15.9 kWh/100 km),
CO2 emissions from
fuel, combined: 47 – 43 g/km (52 – 49 g/km),
exhaust standard:
Euro 6d.

BMW 545e xDrive Sedan (from 11/2020):

Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, plug-in hybrid system with
synchronous electric motor, eight-speed Steptronic transmission, BMW
xDrive.
Combustion engine:
Capacity: 2,998 cc, output:
210 kW/286 hp at 5,000 – 6,000 rpm
max. torque: 450 Nm (332
lb-ft) at 1,500 – 3 500 rpm.
Electric motor:
Output:
80 kW/109 hp, max. torque: 265 Nm (195 lb-ft).
Combined system
output: 290 kW/394 hp, max. combined torque: 600 Nm (442
lb-ft).
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]:
4.7 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h [155 mph],
top speed
(electric): 140 km/h [87 mph].
Electric range:
54 – 57 km.
Fuel consumption, combined: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km [117.7
– 134.5 mpg imp],
electric power consumption, combined:
16.3 – 15.3 kWh/100 km,
CO2 emissions from fuel,
combined: 54 – 49 g/km,
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

Petrol models:

BMW 520i Sedan:

Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity:
1,998 cc, output: 135 kW/184 hp at
5,000 – 6,500 rpm,
max. torque: 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) at 1,350 – 4 250 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]:
7.9 seconds,
top speed: 235 km/h [146 mph].
Fuel
consumption, combined: 5.5 – 5.3 l/100 km (51.4 – 53.3 mpg
imp),
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined:
125 – 120 g/km,
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 520i Touring:

Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
Capacity:
1,998 cc, output: 135 kW/184 hp at
5,000 – 6,500 rpm,
max. torque: 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) at
1,350 – 4 250 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 8.3 seconds,

top speed: 225 km/h [140 mph].
Fuel consumption, combined:
5.7 – 5.5 l/100 km (49.6 – 51.4 mpg imp),
CO2
emissions from fuel, combined: 131 – 126 g/km,
exhaust standard:
Euro 6d.

BMW 530i Sedan (BMW 530i xDrive Sedan):

Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW
xDrive).
Capacity: 1,998 cc, output: 185 kW/252 hp at
5,200 – 6,500 rpm,
max. torque: 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) at 1,450 – 4,800 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.4 seconds
(6.3 seconds),
top speed: 250 km/h [155 mph] (250 km/h [155
mph]).
Fuel consumption, combined: 5.5 – 5.3 l/100 km [51.4 –
53.3 mpg imp]
(6.1 – 5.9 l/100 km [46.3 – 47.9 mpg imp]),

CO2 emissions from fuel, combined: 126 – 121 g/km
(140 – 135 g/km),
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 530i Touring (BMW 530i xDrive Touring):

Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW
xDrive).
Capacity: 1,998 cc, output: 185 kW/252 hp at
5,200 – 6,500 rpm,
max. torque: 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) at 1,450 – 4,800 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.7 seconds
(6.6 seconds),
top speed: 250 km/h [155 mph] (250 km/h [155
mph]).
Fuel consumption, combined: 5.8 – 5.6 l/100 km [48.7 –
50.4 mpg imp]
(6.4 – 6.2 l/100 km [44.1 – 45.6 mpg
imp]),
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined:
133 – 127 g/km (147 – 142 g/km),
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 540i Sedan (BMW 540i xDrive Sedan):

Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW
xDrive).
Capacity: 2,998 cc, output: 245 kW/333 hp at
5,500 – 6,250 rpm,
max. torque: 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) at 1,600 – 4,800 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.2 seconds
(4.9 seconds),
top speed: 250 km/h [155 mph] (250 km/h [155
mph]).
Fuel consumption, combined: 6.5 – 6.3 l/100 km [43.5 –
44.8 mpg imp]
(6.8 – 6.6 l/100 km [41.5 – 42.8 mpg
imp]).
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined:
149 – 144 g/km (156 – 152 g/km),
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 540i xDrive Touring:

Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission, BMW
xDrive.
Capacity: 2,998 cc, output: 245 kW/333 hp at
5,500 – 6,250 rpm,
max. torque: 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) at 1,600 – 4,800 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.2
seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Fuel consumption,
combined: 7.1 – 7.0 l/100 km (39.8 – 40.4 mpg
imp),
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined:
164 – 159 g/km,
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW M550i xDrive Sedan:

V8 petrol engine, eight-speed Steptronic transmission, BMW
xDrive.
Capacity: 4,395 cc, output: 390 kW/530 hp at
5,500 – 6,000 rpm,
max. torque: 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) at 1 800 – 4 600 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 3.8 seconds,

top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Fuel consumption, combined:
10.0 – 9.7 l/100 km (28.3 – 29.1 mpg imp),
CO2
emissions from fuel, combined: 229 – 221 g/km,
exhaust standard:
Euro 6d-TEMP.

Diesel models:

BMW 520d Sedan (BMW 520d xDrive Sedan):

Four-cylinder in-line diesel engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW
xDrive).
Capacity: 1,995 cc, output: 140 kW/190 hp at 4,000 rpm,

max. torque: 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) at 1,750 – 2,500 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 7.2 seconds
(7.2 seconds),
top speed: 235 km/h [146 mph] (232 km/h [144
mph]).
Fuel consumption, combined: 4.3 – 4.1 l/100 km [65.7 –
68.9 mpg imp]
(4.5 – 4.3 l/100 km [62.8 – 65.7 mpg
imp]),
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined:
112 – 108 g/km (118 – 114 g/km),
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 520d Touring (BMW 520d xDrive Touring):

Four-cylinder in-line diesel engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW
xDrive).
Capacity: 1,995 cc, output: 140 kW/190 hp at 4,000 rpm,

max. torque: 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) at 1,750 – 2,500 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 7.6 seconds
(7.6 seconds),
top speed: 225 km/h [140 mph] (222 km/h [138
mph]).
Fuel consumption, combined: 4.5 – 4.3 l/100 km [62.8 –
65.7 mpg imp]
(4.7 – 4.6 l/100 km [60.1 – 61.4 mpg
imp]),
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined:
119 – 113 g/km (124 – 120 g/km),
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 530d Sedan (BMW 530d xDrive Sedan):

Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW
xDrive).
Capacity: 2,993 cc, output: 210 kW/286 hp at 4,000 rpm,

max. torque: 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) at 1,500 – 2,500 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.6 seconds
(5.4 seconds),
top speed: 250 km/h [155 mph] (250 km/h [155
mph]).
Fuel consumption, combined: 4.6 – 4.5 l/100 km [61.4 –
62.8 mpg imp]
(5.0 – 4.8 l/100 km [56.5 – 58.9 mpg
imp]),
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined:
122 – 118 g/km (131 – 125 g/km),
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 530d Touring (BMW 530d xDrive Touring):

Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW
xDrive).
Capacity: 2,993 cc, output: 210 kW/286 hp at
4,000 rpm,
max. torque: 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) at 1,500 – 2,500 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.7 seconds
(5.6 seconds),
top speed: 250 km/h [155 mph] (250 km/h [155
mph]).
Fuel consumption, combined: 4.9 – 4.7 l/100 km [57.7 –
60.1 mpg imp]
(5.2 – 5.1 l/100 km [54.3 – 55.4 mpg
imp]),
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined:
128 – 123 g/km (137 – 133 g/km),
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 540d xDrive Sedan:

Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission, BMW
xDrive.
Capacity: 2,993 cc, output: 250 kW/340 hp at 4,400 rpm,

max. torque: 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) at 1,750 – 2,250 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]:
4.6 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Fuel
consumption, combined: 5.1 – 5.0 l/100 km (55.4 – 56.5 mpg
imp),
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined:
135 – 131 g/km,
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 540d xDrive Touring:

Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission, BMW
xDrive.
Capacity: 2,993 cc, output: 250 kW/340 hp at
4,400 rpm,
max. torque: 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) at 1,750 – 2,250 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]:
4.8 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Fuel
consumption, combined: 5.4 – 5.3 l/100 km (52.3 – 53.3 mpg
imp),
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined:
142 – 138 g/km,
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

All figures relating to performance, fuel/electric power consumption
and emissions are provisional.

BMW 530e Sedan (BMW 530e xDrive Sedan):
Fuel consumption,
combined: 1.8 – 1.7 l/100 km (2.1 – 2.0 l/100 km),
electric power
consumption, combined: 14.8 – 13.7 kWh/100 km

(16.4 – 15.9 kWh/100 km),
CO2 emissions from
fuel, combined: 42 – 39 g/km (49 – 46 g/km).

BMW 530e Touring (BMW 530e xDrive Touring) (from 11/20):
Fuel
consumption, combined: 2.1 – 1.9 l/100 km
(2.3 – 2.1 l/100 km),
electric power consumption, combined:
15.9 – 14.9 kWh/100 km

(16.9 – 15.9 kWh/100 km),
CO2 emissions from
fuel, combined: 47 – 43 g/km (52 – 49 g/km).

BMW 545e xDrive Sedan (from 11/2020):

Fuel consumption, combined: 2.4 – 2.1 l/100 km,
electric
power consumption, combined:
16.3 – 15.3 kWh/100 km,
CO2 emissions from fuel,
combined: 54 – 49 g/km.

BMW 520i Sedan:
Fuel consumption, combined:
5.5 – 5.3 l/100 km,
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined: 125 – 120 g/km.

BMW 520i Touring:
Fuel consumption, combined:
5.7 – 5.5 l/100 km (49.6 – 51.4 mpg imp),
CO2
emissions from fuel, combined: 131 – 126 g/km.

BMW 530i Sedan (BMW 530i xDrive Sedan):
Fuel consumption,
combined: 5.5 – 5.3 l/100 km (6.1 – 5.9 l/100 km),

CO2 emissions from fuel, combined: 126 – 121 g/km (140 – 135 g/km).

BMW 530i Touring (BMW 530i xDrive Touring):
Fuel consumption,
combined: 5.8 – 5.6 l/100 km (6.4 – 6.2 l/100 km),
CO2
emissions from fuel, combined: 133 – 127 g/km (147 – 142 g/km).

BMW 540i Sedan (BMW 540i xDrive Sedan):
Fuel consumption,
combined: 6.5 – 6.3 l/100 km (6.8 – 6.6 l/100 km),
CO2
emissions from fuel, combined: 149 – 144 g/km (156 – 152 g/km),

BMW 540i xDrive Touring:
Fuel consumption, combined:
7.1 – 7.0 l/100 km,
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined: 164 – 159 g/km.

BMW M550i xDrive Sedan:
Fuel consumption, combined:
10.0 – 9.7 l/100 km, CO2 emissions from fuel, combined: 229 – 221 g/km.

BMW 520d Sedan (BMW 520d xDrive Sedan):
Fuel consumption,
combined: 4.3 – 4.1 l/100 km (4.5 – 4.3 l/100 km),
CO2
emissions from fuel, combined: 112 – 108 g/km (118 – 114 g/km).

BMW 520d Touring (BMW 520d xDrive Touring):
Fuel consumption,
combined: 4.5 – 4.3 l/100 km (4.7 – 4.6 l/100 km),
CO2
emissions from fuel, combined: 119 – 113 g/km (124 – 120 g/km).

BMW 530d Sedan (BMW 530d xDrive Sedan):
Fuel consumption,
combined: 4.6 – 4.5 l/100 km (5.0 – 4.8 l/100 km),
CO2
emissions from fuel, combined: 122 – 118 g/km (131 – 125 g/km).

BMW 530d Touring (BMW 530d xDrive Touring):
Fuel consumption,
combined: 4.9 – 4.7 l/100 km (5.2 – 5.1 l/100 km),
CO2
emissions from fuel, combined: 128 – 123 g/km (137 – 133 g/km).

BMW 540d xDrive Sedan:
Fuel consumption, combined:
5.1 – 5.0 l/100 km,
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined: 135 – 131 g/km.

BMW 540d xDrive Touring:
Fuel consumption, combined: 5.4 – 5.3
l/100 km,
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined: 142 – 138 g/km.

All figures relating to performance, fuel/electric power consumption
and emissions are provisional.

Original Press Release

The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.

BMW:The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.
Remote Software Upgrade enables integration of vehicle-specific
content and updates – such as functionality extensions for driver
assistance systems – over the air. Vehicle software is always up to
date; digital services can be added at a later stage.

Model variants at launch:


BMW 630i Gran Turismo:
Four-cylinder in-line
petrol engine, mild hybrid technology,
eight-speed Steptronic
transmission.
Capacity: 1,998 cc, output: 190 kW/258 hp at
5,000 – 6,500 rpm,
max. torque: 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) at
1,550 – 4,400 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]:
6.5 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Fuel
consumption, combined: 6.1 – 5.9 l/100 km (46.3 – 47.9 mpg
imp),
CO2 emissions, combined: 139 – 135 g/km,

exhaust standard: Euro 6d.



BMW 640i Gran Turismo (BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo):

Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission,
(BMW xDrive).
Capacity: 2,998 cc, output: 245 kW/333 hp at
5,500 – 6,250 rpm,
max. torque: 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) at
1,600 – 4,800 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.5 seconds
(5.4 seconds),
top speed: 250 km/h [155 mph] (250 km/h [155
mph]).
Fuel consumption, combined: 7.0 – 6.8 l/100 km [40.4 –
41.5 mpg imp] (7.4 – 7.2 l/100 km [38.2 – 39.2 mpg
imp]),
CO2 emissions, combined: 160 – 155 g/km
(170 – 166 g/km),
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 620d Gran Turismo:
Four-cylinder in-line
diesel engine, mild hybrid technology,
eight-speed Steptronic
transmission.
Capacity: 1,995 cc, output: 140 kW/190 hp at
4,000 rpm,
max. torque: 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) at
1,750 – 2,500 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 7.9 seconds,

top speed: 220 km/h (137 mph).
Fuel consumption,
combined: 4.6 – 4.4 l/100 km (61.4 – 64.2 mpg
imp),
CO2 emissions, combined:
120 – 116 g/km,
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 630d Gran Turismo (BMW 630d xDrive Gran Turismo):

Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, mild hybrid
technology,
eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW
xDrive).
Capacity: 2,993 cc, output: 210 kW/286 hp at
4,000 rpm,
max. torque: 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) at
1,500 – 2,500 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.1 seconds
(5.9 seconds),
top speed: 250 km/h [155 mph] (250 km/h [155
mph]).
Fuel consumption, combined: 5.0 – 4.9 l/100 km [56.5 –
57.7 mpg imp] (5.3 – 5.1 l/100 km [53.3 – 55.4 mpg
imp]),
CO2 emissions, combined: 133 – 128 g/km
(140 – 135 g/km),
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

BMW 640d xDrive Gran Turismo:
Six-cylinder
in-line diesel engine, mild hybrid technology,
eight-speed
Steptronic transmission, BMW xDrive.
Capacity: 2,993 cc,
output: 250 kW/340 hp at 4,400 rpm,
max. torque: 700 Nm (516
lb-ft) at 1,750 – 2,250 rpm.

Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.3 seconds,

top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Fuel consumption,
combined: 5.6 – 5.4 l/100 km (50.4 – 52.3 mpg
imp),
CO2 emissions, combined: 147 – 141 g/km,

exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

Original Press Release