BMW model update measures for summer 2023.


Munich. New model variants and innovations in the
areas of electrification and digitalisation are set to further
increase the appeal and diversity of the BMW product range from summer
2023. At the pinnacle of the model portfolio, the arrival of a third
variant of the all-electric BMW i7 expands the brand’s offering in the
luxury segment. At the same time, the Multi-Contract Plug & Charge
and MAX RANGE functions will now be available for all BMW i7 and
BMW iX model variants, making electric mobility even more convenient.
And from August 2023, customers will have the choice of a second,
extremely powerful six-cylinder in-line diesel engine for the new
BMW X5 and BMW X6.

The highlight as far as digitalisation is concerned is the
introduction of the upgraded BMW iDrive featuring QuickSelect and BMW
Operating System 8.5 for a large number of current models. The
capabilities of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will also be
enhanced once again for these models in summer 2023. The new exterior
colours and upholstery variants for several of the current models will
offer additional scope for customisation. Meanwhile, the M Sport
package Pro will be added to the choice of optional extras for the BMW
X1 and BMW iX1.

BMW i7 eDrive50: an extra boost for electric mobility in the
luxury segment.

It has taken just a few months for the all-electric BMW i7 to
establish itself as the epitome of progressive drive technology in the
luxury segment worldwide. From July 2023, the new BMW i7 eDrive50
(electric power consumption combined: 20.3 – 19.1 kWh/100 km in the
WLTP cycle) will offer customers another way to enjoy supreme
long-distance comfort combined with trailblazing innovations and
emission-free driving pleasure. The third model variant in the BMW i7
line-up comes with the latest BMW eDrive technology in the form of a
highly integrated electric drive unit delivering maximum output of
335 kW/455 hp and peak torque of 650 Nm (479 lb-ft).

This enables the new BMW i7 eDrive50 to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h
(62 mph) in 5.5 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 205
km/h (127 mph). Thanks to its highly efficient electric motor and the
outstanding energy density of its high-voltage battery, the new
BMW i7 eDrive50 achieves a WLTP-calculated range of 575 –
611 kilometres (357 – 380 miles).

Multi-Contract Plug & Charge and MAX RANGE: new functions
for making electric mobility even more convenient.

To coincide with the ongoing expansion of the all-electric model
line-up, new functions are being made available for all BMW i7 and BMW
iX variants in summer 2023 that will make enjoying locally
emission-free driving pleasure even easier and more convenient. The
Multi-Contract Plug & Charge function will be added to the BMW
Charging portfolio, enabling automatic vehicle authentication at
public charging points. The exchange of data between vehicle and
charging point does away with the need for a charging card or app. As
the amount of electricity fed into the high-voltage battery is also
billed automatically, Plug & Charge makes recharging even more
straightforward than refuelling conventionally powered vehicles. The
BMW Group is the first carmaker in the world to incorporate
multi-contract functionality into this new feature. Customers are able
to store their individual vehicle electricity contracts from multiple
suppliers in digital form in their car, allowing them to use the
charging points of these operators with the greatest of ease. The new
Multi-Contract Plug & Charge function can be made available via
Remote Software Upgrade for all BMW i7 models manufactured since July
2022 and all BMW iX models built since March 2023.

The MAX RANGE function for the electric drive system in the BMW i7
and BMW iX is also new and gives drivers greater flexibility when
looking for a public charging station. It is operational in the My
Mode Efficient and can be used to increase range by up to 25 per cent
by both limiting drive power and top speed and scaling back comfort
functions. The MAX RANGE function was mainly devised for situations
where drivers are unable to recharge mid-journey as originally planned
because, for example, the charging station they were heading for is
out of service. Activating the MAX RANGE function extends the range by
a comfortable margin for the journey to an alternative charging point
for the high-voltage battery. This is achieved by, among other things,
limiting the vehicle’s top speed to 90 km/h (56 mph) at the same time
as disabling features such as the climate control, seat heating and
steering wheel heating. The new MAX RANGE function can be made
available via Remote Software Upgrade for all BMW i7 models
manufactured since July 2022 and all BMW iX models built since March 2023.

The high-voltage battery in the BMW iX can now also be charged more
efficiently thanks to the same upgraded charging software already used
in the BMW i7. Here, careful control of the charging rate results in
shorter charging times. The new charging software can also be imported
into all BMW iX models manufactured since March 2023 via Remote
Software Upgrade.

In addition to this, the various digital services offered for
charging the high-voltage battery will be enhanced for all electrified
BMW models in summer 2023. When searching for charging points in the
navigation system, for instance, the entries for several stations
within a single charging park will now be combined. In the future, the
charging history will also show the total costs for a month and allow
charging operations to be filtered by location.

The BMW Maps navigation system will also offer improved functions for
calculating a charging-optimised route in the all-electric BMW i7, BMW
iX, BMW i4 and BMW iX1 models. The driver’s preferred minimum charge
level for when the vehicle reaches mid-journey stops and the final
destination can now be adjusted in increments of five per cent and
incorporated into the route planning. In the future, the system will
also be able to give preference to charging stations operated by
selected providers and exclude others from the route planning at the
customer’s request. In addition, the user is given even more detailed
information on their selected charging stations, including
availability at that moment in time, the connector types supported and
payment options, plus the presence of sanitary facilities, food
outlets or playgrounds in their vicinity. The new charging-optimised
route planning functions can also be retrofitted via Remote Software Upgrade.

Highly efficient and big on torque: the new six-cylinder
in-line diesel engine with 48V mild hybrid technology for the BMW X5
and BMW X6.

A second six-cylinder in-line diesel engine will be added to the
line-up of drive systems for the BMW X5 and BMW X6 in August 2023. The
unit in the new BMW X5 xDrive40d (fuel consumption, combined:
8.4 – 7.3 litres/100 km [33.6 – 38.7 mpg imp]; CO2
emissions, combined: 221 – 190 g/km in the WLTP cycle) and new
BMW X6 xDrive40d (fuel consumption, combined: 8.2 – 7.3 litres/100 km
[34.5 – 38.7 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions, combined:
214 – 191 g/km in the WLTP cycle) is the most powerful diesel variant
in the new modular generation of Efficient Dynamics engines.

New steel pistons enable a higher combustion pressure, and the
effectiveness of the oil separation process has also been enhanced.
The BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprises a two-stage turbocharging
system and a common-rail direct injection system with new solenoid
valve injectors. These send the fuel into the combustion chambers with
up to 12 injections per power stroke and maximum pressure of 2,500
bar. 48V mild hybrid technology in the form of a crankshaft-driven
starter generator integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic Sport
transmission gives the 3.0-litre engine even sharper power delivery
and increases its efficiency.

The drive system generates maximum output of 259 kW/352 hp and peak
torque of 720 Nm (531 lb-ft). The impressive pulling power of the new
six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, the eight-speed Steptronic Sport
transmission and the intelligent all-wheel-drive system join forces to
produce potent sprinting ability. The new BMW X5 xDrive40d and new
BMW X6 xDrive40d both accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds.

BMW iDrive with QuickSelect for further BMW models.

The upgraded BMW iDrive with QuickSelect is being rolled out with BMW
Operating System 8.5 across additional models*. The latest generation
of BMW iDrive brings a newly designed home screen and QuickSelect
functionality to make selecting and operating numerous functions and
digital services even more intuitive and comfortable. This also brings
an improved menu structure that takes its cues from consumer
electronics devices plus a range of new digital services and apps.

*Ex factory: BMW 7 Series, BMW iX, BMW i4 from production 07/23;
BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW X7. BMW XM, BMW X5 M, BMW X6 M from production
08/23. Further BMW models in the midsize, executive and luxury
classes will follow in stages. In BMW M models, BMW Operating System
8.5 will be introduced without the new graphical interface. Other
cars that can be updated to BMW Operating System 8.5 at a later
stage via Remote Software Upgrade: BMW 7 Series from production
07/22; BMW iX from production 03/23; BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW X7. BMW XM,
BMW X5 M, BMW X6 M from production 04/23.

By showing the right information in the right place, the new BMW
iDrive helps to deliver a focused, assured driving experience. BMW
iDrive with QuickSelect also teams up with the BMW Curved Display and
BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, and so focuses squarely on
operation using the touchscreen and natural language.

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant with additional skills.

In all BMW models that are equipped with BMW Operating System 8.5 or
can be upgraded with the system*, the BMW Intelligent Personal
Assistant will gain additional skills from summer 2023. Depending on
the vehicle specification and the driving situation, the digital
companion will be able to suggest deactivating the speed limiting
function, switching to Sport mode or activating the Assisted Driving
Modes. Naturally formulated spoken instructions can also be used to
adjust the seat position. In fully electric models with the relevant
specification, the MAX RANGE function can be activated and the BMW
IconicSounds Electric controlled with just a single spoken command.

Added to which, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will now be
able to proactively explain previously unused functions to the driver,
including storing favourite radio stations and using spoken commands
to adjust the air conditioning or the brightness of the BMW Curved
Display. The graphic depicting the digital companion during exchanges
with the car’s occupants now gains ten additional transformation symbols.

M Sport package Pro now also available for the new BMW X1 and
new BMW iX1.

From July 2023, the range of optional equipment available for the new
BMW X1 and new BMW iX1 will now include a model-specific M Sport
package Pro. This option will be offered as an extension of the M
Sport package and helps to shine an even brighter spotlight on the
dynamic character of the compact Sports Activity Vehicle.

This new option includes extended M High-gloss Shadowline trim, the
M rear spoiler, the M Sport braking system with red or – if desired –
dark blue callipers, plus M seat belts. Specifying the optional
Adaptive LED Headlights also brings M lights Shadowline.

New for the BMW X1, BMW iX1 and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer:
seat surfaces in Veganza perforated.

New upholstery variants available from July 2023 will underscore the
premium character inside the new BMW X1, new BMW iX1 and new BMW 2
Series Active Tourer. Seat surfaces in Veganza perforated trim can be
ordered as an option for these models.

This vegan surface material with leather-like properties can be
specified in Black, Mocha or Oyster. The M Alcantara/Veganza
combination in Black with blue contrast stitching is also available
for cars with the M Sport package.

New exterior colours for the BMW 3 Series Sedan, BMW 2 Series
Coupé and BMW M2.

The introduction of new exterior colours for current BMW models gives
customers additional scope for individualising the exterior of their
car. The BMW Individual paint finishes Frozen Pure Grey metallic and
Frozen Portimao Blue metallic will be available for the BMW 3
Series Sedan, BMW 2 Series Coupé and high-performance BMW M2 (fuel
consumption, combined: 9.8 – 9.6 litres/100 km [28.8 – 29.4 mpg imp];
CO2 emissions, combined: 222 – 218 g/km in the WLTP cycle)
from July 2023.

At a glance: The new BMW models for summer 2023*

BMW 7 Series Output (kW/hp) Electric power consumption WLTP (kWh/100 km) CO2
WLTP (g/km)
i7 eDrive50
335/455 20.3 – 19.1 0
BMW X5 Output (kW/hp) Fuel consumption WLTP (l/100 km) CO2
WLTP (g/km)
X5 xDrive40d
259/352 8.4 – 7.3 221
– 190
BMW X6 Output (kW/hp) Fuel consumption WLTP (l/100 km) CO2
WLTP (g/km)
X6 xDrive40d
259/352 8.2 – 7.3 214
– 191

*All new models due to enter production in July / August 2023. All
figures relating to fuel/electric power consumption and
CO2 emissions are provisional. All of the stated model
variants, equipment features, technical data and fuel/electric power
consumption and emissions figures relate to the offering in the
German market.


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