Starting this month, BMW will be introducing new engine variants and equipment features for the latest models within their compact and midrange segment vehicle models. To start things of, the BMW 1 Series, for the first time, will be equipped with the BMW xDrive intelligent four-wheel drive system to guarantee optimized stability and maximum traction.
BMW will also be expanding its range of diesel-engined 1Series models with the introduction of its new entry-level model, the 114d. It will be powered by a 95hp 1.6-liter version of the four-cylinder diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and can go from 0-100km/h in 12.2 seconds. The BMW 114d will be introduced both as a five-door and a three-door version.
The 3Series line-up will also be expanded with the introduction of the new entry-level 316i Sedan which is powered by a 1.6-liter four cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology with a power output of 136hp mated to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission gearbox. The 3 Series Touring range also got more diversed with the addition of the BMW 320i Touring, BMW 318d Touring and the BMW 316d Touring.
At market launch of the new BMW 3 Series Touring, the new generation of the navigation system Professional will be offered as an option. It now offers three-dimensional graphic representation for all menu displays, further optimised operational comfort and speech recognition designed for use with all Office functions, this is also being simultaneously introduced for the new BMW 3 Series Sedan in the future. The Active Protection option for BMW 3 Series' now also includes the Attentiveness Assistant.
Lastly, the number of BMW Models that conform with EU6 exhaust emission requirements is increasing continuosly. As early as in the autumn of 2012, further model variants of the BMW 1 Series and the BMW 3 Series as well as the BMW X1 will comply with this classification due to come into effect in 2014.