With the start of sales for the BMW iX and the BMW i4 in November 2021, a new era of all-electric premium mobility will begin. In addition to sustainable driving pleasure, the two new releases also bring the latest innovations in the field of driver assistance systems and, with the new generation of the BMW iDrive operating system, the future of intuitive interaction between driver and vehicle on the road. At the same time, BMW's other model range will be further developed in a targeted manner in autumn 2021. Additional drive variants and innovations in the areas of design and digital services increase the diversity and attractiveness of the current range.
Two more BMW M automobiles!
The range of models for the new BMW 4 Series Convertible will be expanded to include three new drive variants from November 2021. In future, an eight-speed Steptronic transmission will be standard equipment for a further model variant of the BMW X8 and BMW X1. New exterior colors are available for the BMW 2 Series, BMW 1 Series Gran Coupé, BMW X2, BMW X2 and BMW X3. Additional digital services complement the functionality of the My BMW app.
In addition, the BMW i brand not only sets the tone with its two new models. The pioneer of purely electric premium mobility, the BMW i3, will be offered in a limited edition as the Unique Forever Edition from November 2021. And in the BMW iX3, predictive battery heat management will in future optimize the use of direct current fast charging stations.
BMW 4 Series Convertible: Two additional BMW M automobiles and another all-wheel-drive model.
The combination of sporty performance and open-air fun in a model of the BMW 4 Series will be enriched by additional features in autumn 2021. In the new BMW M 440i Convertible, a 275 kW / 374 PS in-line six-cylinder petrol engine with 48-volt mild hybrid technology ensures that its power is transmitted to the rear wheels for particularly pure driving pleasure. An 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and an M Sport differential in the rear axle drive also contribute to the exciting driving dynamics as standard, which is reflected, among other things, in a value of 5,2 seconds for the sprint from standstill to 100 km / h.
An in-line six-cylinder diesel engine and the intelligent all-wheel drive BMW xDrive also give the second new BMW M automobile fascinating sportiness when open-topped. With a maximum output of 250 kW / 340 PS, a maximum torque of 700 Nm and 48-volt mild hybrid technology, the new BMW M440d xDrive Cabrio has impressive pulling power. 5,0 seconds are enough to accelerate from zero to 100 km / h. This model variant also comes with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and an M Sport differential as standard.
In addition, the model selection for the open four-seater in the premium mid-range will include the new BMW 430i xDrive Cabrio (combined fuel consumption: 8,1 - 7,3 l / 100 km according to WLTP; CO2-Emissions combined: 183 - 166 g / km according to WLTP) added. With its 180 kW / 245 PS four-cylinder petrol engine, an 8-speed Steptronic transmission and intelligent all-wheel drive, it accelerates from zero to 6,3 km / h in 100 seconds. The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and the M Sport differential are optionally available for this model.
BMW X1 xDrive18d and BMW X2 xDrive18d now with 8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard.
Driving pleasure and comfort will be increased in autumn 2021 through the standard use of an 8-speed Steptronic transmission in further model variants of the BMW X1 and BMW X2. The fast and efficient automatic transmission is characterized by a high level of shift comfort and particularly favorable internal efficiency. In future, it will also be combined as standard with the 110 kW / 150 hp four-cylinder diesel engine of the BMW X1 xDrive18d and BMW X2 xDrive18d models. With the new drive combination, both models accelerate from zero to 9,4 km / h in 100 seconds each. An 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission is also available as an option, and can be operated using paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
New exterior colors for numerous model series.
The introduction of new exterior colors for numerous current BMW models creates additional options for customizing the exterior. For the BMW 1 Series, the BMW X2 and the BMW X3, the Skyscraper Gray metallic variant will be available from November 2021. BMW Individual paint finishes Frozen Pure Gray metallic for the BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé and Aventurine Red metallic for the BMW X3 and BMW X4 are also new to the range.
My BMW app with an extended range of functions.
Planning travel routes and transferring them to the vehicle, receiving information about the status of the vehicle and live images from its surroundings, arranging service appointments or getting news about the brand - all of this is possible with the My BMW app on the customer's smartphone. It serves as a universal interface for communication between him and his vehicle, the BMW brand and the BMW dealer. The functional scope of the My BMW app will be expanded again in autumn 2021. In the future, for example, the images transmitted by the Remote 3D View service, including information about the location and time of the recordings, will be saved in a gallery. The status of the vehicle's air conditioning and ventilation is now clearly displayed in the My BMW app.
|BMW 4er convertible||Power (kW / hp)||Fuel consumption WLTP (l / 100 km)||CO2emissions|
WLTP (g / km)
|BMW 430i xDrive Convertible||180/245||8,1-7,3||183-166|
|BMW M440i Convertible||275/374||8,3-7,7||190-175|
|BMW M440d xDrive convertible||250/340||6,6-6,0||172-157|
In addition, with the help of the My BMW app, the driver can now also receive comprehensive information on the condition of the vehicle tires on his smartphone. This new function helps to minimize the risk of breakdowns and is available for the models of the BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series, the new BMW 2 Series Coupé, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé, the BMW Z4 and the BMW X5 , the BMW X6 and the BMW X7 available. The individual wheel values determined by the tire pressure monitor are displayed in the My BMW app. In addition, with the digital tire diagnosis, which is unique in the competitive environment, indications of a defect or wear and tear of the tires can be transmitted via the My BMW app. For this purpose, the data from the tire pressure monitoring system is processed in the BMW backend together with the values for temperature and wheel speed in order to generate a forecast of the remaining service life of the tires. As a supplement to the tire pressure check, indications of tire damage are also registered.
Intelligent battery heat management for the BMW iX3.
In order to ensure the fastest and most efficient possible supply of electricity to direct current quick charging stations regardless of the operating and outside temperatures, the BMW iX3 will be equipped with intelligent heat management for the high-voltage battery from November 2021 onwards. As soon as the active route guidance of the navigation system provides for an intermediate stop at a high-power charging station, it ensures that the battery is automatically preconditioned during the journey.
The appropriate heating or cooling ensures that the high-voltage battery is at the ideal temperature for charging with maximum power on arrival. The thermal management takes into account, among other things, the battery temperature, the remaining range, the forecast charging power and the scope of the charging process planned as part of the overall route calculation.
BMW i3 and BMW i3s in the Edition Unique Forever.
From November 2021 onwards, the BMW i3 and BMW i3s will be available in the Unique Forever edition. The naming of the new special edition refers to the unique character of the world's first premium automobile designed for purely electric mobility from the start. The BMW i3 stands for a holistic understanding of sustainability not only with its drive, but also with its particularly light passenger cell made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and the extensive use of natural and recycled materials in its interior. Therefore, even eight years after its market launch, it is still a symbol of locally emission-free urban mobility that is known around the world.
The edition vehicles are characterized by particularly high-quality and exclusive design and equipment features. The two BMW Individual exterior paint finishes available for the first time for the BMW i3 ensure a stylish appearance. The Aventurine Red metallic variant is combined with an accent in Frozen Gray metallic and the exterior color Storm Bay metallic with an accent in Frozen E-Copper. The inner surfaces of the BMW kidney grille are also finished in the respective accent color. Other special features include the omission of the trim strip and the model lettering on the luggage compartment lid as well as a black insert for the rear bumper. In the interior of the edition vehicles, the contents of the Suite equipment world - including the Vernasca Dark Truffle leather combination, the leather-covered dashboard, the fine wood surface in the dark matt oak variant, the leather steering wheel, the Carum gray headliner and the ambient lighting - are supplemented by specific design elements. The front head restraints are embroidered with the word “Unique Forever”, the door trim panels in the area of the exterior mirrors have the word “One of 2 000”.
The vehicles of the Edition Unique Forever are produced in a limited edition of 2 copies at the BMW plant in Leipzig. Only electricity is used that is generated by the wind turbines installed on the factory premises. 000 of the sustainably manufactured edition vehicles are available for the German automotive market.
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LCI autumn 2021 Two additional BMW M automobiles!
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