BMW X3 and BMW X4, restyling arrives: all engines are electrified

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For BMW X3 and BMW X4 & egrave; the time has come to indulge in a restyling . The German manufacturer has decided to introduce several novelties; both in terms of technology and design. Furthermore, all engines are now electrified. These new models will make their official debut at the Munich Motor Show to be held. from 7 to 12 September. Prices for the Italian market have not yet been disclosed.

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THE NEWS OF BMW X3 double kidney BMW and the headlights have been redesigned along with the front apron and rear bumper. New & egrave; also the design of the rear lights. The headlights are equipped with full LED technology as standard with the possibility; to have BMW Laser Light technology on request. Behind, the tailpipes and the shapes of the diffuser are also new.

On request & egrave; The X3 can also be equipped with the M sports package which makes the SUV more aggressive. For example, we find a new bumper with more air intakes; large and inserts finished in glossy black. In addition, the rear bumper has a more design. sporty and includes a diffuser finished in Dark Shadow along with two additional side air deflectors in glossy black.

Following the restyling, the BMW X3 can & ograve; be chosen with 11 different body colors.

THE NEWS? OF BMW X4

As for the BMW X4, frontally we find the same novelties; of the X3 but with the kidney grille found in other BMW sports models. In addition, as standard we find the adaptive LED headlights with Matrix function . Even the rear has a more design. aggressive compared to that of the X3. In particular, BMW has revised the bumper, the diffuser and the shapes of the tailpipes. Compared to the X3, the X4 has a more set-up; lower, greater length and a longer front section; wide.

Also for this model & egrave; available the M sports package that makes the SUV look even more; aggressive. In addition to the 11 colors of the X3, the new X4 can & ograve; also count on an exclusive color (Piedmont Red).

INTERIORS

The two SUVs share the same interior and adopt the central console of the current BMW 4 Series. We find the digital instrumentation with a 10.25-inch screen and the connected infotainment with a 10.25-inch display (12 , 3 inches on request). Present the OTA updates that allow you to add new features. The standard equipment now also includes sports seats with new generation Sensatec upholstery with new Ray grain and perforated upholstery for the main seats, as well as; automatic climate control with 3-zone control.

BMW has also revised the design of the center tunnel. To make the vehicle configuration process more difficult; clear and simple, the complexity of the lines of equipment and accessories & egrave; been reduced by 30%. The 12.3-inch Live Cockpit Professional digital instrumentation is introduced with the M sports package.

ENGINES AND SAFETY

All the motors proposed for these models now adopt some form of electrification. In fact, in addition to the BMW X3 xDrive30e PHEV, all 4 and 6-cylinder power units offered on the two SUVs now use 48 V mild hybrid technology . All variants feature xDrive all-wheel drive and the 8-speed automatic transmission. Speaking of diesel engines, we have BMW X3 xDrive20d and BMW X4 xDrive20d with 140 kW/190 hp, BMW X3 xDrive30d and BMW X4 xDrive30d with 210 kW/286 hp and BMW X3 M40d and BMW X4 M40d with 250 kW/340 hp.

The petrol models are the BMW X3 xDrive20i and the BMW X4 xDrive20i with 135 kW/184 hp, the BMW X3 xDrive30i and the BMW X4 xDrive30i with 180 kW/245 hp and the BMW X3 M40i and the BMW X4 M40i with 265 kW/360 hp. The BMW X3 xDrive30e Plug-in has a system output of 215 kW/292 hp which can be increased to 30 kW/41 hp by temporarily using the peak power of the electric motor. The autonomy in electric only reaches up to 50 km.

With the restyling, BMW has expanded the range of driver assistance systems. We find, on request, the Driving Assistant Professional which includes the Active Cruise Control with junction warning and city brake, the emergency lane assistant, the Assisted View and the Parking Assistant Plus with reverse assistant.

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