BMW, the 2 Series and 4 Series updates


As usual, BMW has announced upgrades and minor changes that will come on some its models with the production updates of the summer period , therefore with the transition from MY 2022 to MY 2023. In particular, the news; interest the 2 Series Active Tourer and Coup & eacute ;, the 4 Series Gran Coup & eacute;, with new variants, accessories and optional packages.


For the elegant Active Tourer, they are in two hybrid versions and a partly unreleased turbodiesel arrive : the first, signed 225e xDrive and 230e xDrive, take the place of the 225xe of the previous series, which among other things is; was one of the brand's first all-wheel drive plug-in hybrids: the two new models offer 245 and 326 hp respectively, achieved by combining TwinPower Turbo petrol engines with BMW eDrive electric modules of 5 & deg; generation mounted on the rear axle.

Announce average consumption of just 0.6-0.8 l/100 km in the WLTP cycle and CO2 emissions between 14 and 18 g/km, accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds and 5.5 seconds respectively and offer autonomy in mode & agrave; 100% electric ride over 90 km. In addition, the OBC on-board charger now has a power of 7.4 kW which allows, with an adequate source, to fully charge the battery in alternating current in 2 and a half hours. The 223d xDrive turbodiesel instead has a traditional mechanics, with 7-speed gearbox and xDrive all-wheel drive but adds a light hybrid system to 48 V to the 4-cylinder 2.0 155 Kw-211 HP turbodiesel. 5.1 l/100 km and CO2 emissions do not exceed 121 g/km.


The rear-wheel drive sports car of the Series 2 family is enriched with new engines, a & ldquo; base & rdquo; and one of the performance range: the first is; a 2.0 TwinPower Turbo with reduced power of 156 HP which takes the acronym 218i, with standard 8-speed Steptronic gearbox and 0-100 in 8.7 seconds, consumption of approximately 6.5-7.1 l/100 km and max 160 g/km of CO2. The other new version is; the M240i, again with rear-wheel drive but with a 3-liter supercharged 6-cylinder engine and 374 HP. Preamble to the mighty M2, has rear-wheel drive with M Performance self-locking differential, 8-speed Steptronic gearbox with paddles on the steering wheel (which from summer will also be standard with 4-cylinder models) and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4 , 7 seconds.

On the 2 Series Coup & eacute; debuts the new curved display seen on some models of higher class and also arriving on the M3 sedan, as well as on the M3 Touring which should debut soon. It consists of an info display of 12.3 & rdquo; and a second control screen of 14.9 & rdquo; with & ldquo; touch & rdquo; functions, which integrates the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and BMW iDrive 8.


Also for the 4 Series Gran Coup & eacute; 4-door new M Performance versions are on the way: the first is; the M440i Gran Coup & eacute;, with the 374 HP 3.0 TwinPower Turbo engine, the same as the M240i Coup & eacute ;, but equipped with 48V mild hybrid technology, Steptronic Sport gearbox and rear limited slip differential for a 0-100 5 & rdquo ;. The second 6-cylinder coming a little & rsquo; after the summer & egrave; a turbodiesel always 3.0, which will push & agrave; the model marked 430d xDrive Gran Coup & eacute; from 286 hp. In this variant in particular, BMW announces consumption between 5.5 and 6 l/100 km and a 0-100 of 5.3 seconds.


For the M performance models of the 4 Series, including the i4 electric, & egrave; dedicated new M Sport Pro personalization package: includes Shadow Line extended High Gloss, M Shadow Line lights, M Sport brakes with red calipers and M seat belts. New body colors are also on the way like the Skyscraper Gray metallic.

The 2 Series Active Tourer will also be able to be configured with new options, including the Travel and Comfort packages, while the Series 2 Coup & eacute; receive & agrave; the unpublished Innovation and Comfort. Even more; chosen for Series 1 and Series 2 Gran Coup & eacute ;, for which Premium, Travel, Innovation, Comfort and Comfort Professional packages will be available more; an M Sport Pro.


Also for the higher category 5 and 6 Series models, including the X5 and X6 SUVs, and the sporty Z4 there are further characterizations. An M Sport Pro package will arrive; for 5 Series Sedan and Touring and 6 Series Gran Turismo, as a supplement to the M sports packages, Steptronic transmissions will receive steering wheel paddles as standard and will be accompanied by an M sports brake system with red brake calipers and M seat belts. BMW X5 and BMW X6 series models will be fitted with Sensafin decorated quilted interior trim as standard.

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