BMW has expanded and enhanced its UK model line-up, giving BMW buyers even greater choice when looking for their next car.
From next month the manufacturer will introduce a package of new model and engine revisions across its range, with changes to the 3, 5 and 6 Series offerings. The updates will not only widen BMW’s market coverage but will also enhance fuel savings, emissions reductions, customer choice and personalisation options.
First up is the 2013 BMW 3 Series Saloon. The arrival of the hybrid, four-wheel-drive and M Sport variants herald the most comprehensive line-up of the model ever seen. Variants including the 330d, 320i xDrive, ActiveHybrid3 and M Sport go into production in July, followed by the 316i and 320i EfficientDynamics versions in November.
The ActiveHybrid3 is powered by the BMW TwinPower Turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine, working in tandem with a 55hp electric motor. It can reach 62mph in 5.3 seconds and at speeds of up to 37mph can travel up to 2.4 miles on electric power alone. Furthermore, the combined fuel consumption of 47.9mpg and carbon dioxide emissions of 139g/km mean it attracts only an 18% benefit-in-kind company car tax rate.
The new 33od is powered by the 3.0-litre TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder diesel engine, which is not only rapid but also highly efficient.
And the M Sport specification is now available on all 3 Series Saloon models, adding features such as 18-inch M Star-spoke alloy wheels, Dakota leather upholstery and M Sport seats.
Also being introduced are enhancements to the 5 Series Gran Turismo range. Drivers can choose from several options, including the new 520d Gran Turismo, enhanced 530d, 535d and 550i models, and ActiveHybrid 5 in M Sport specification.
Finally, the 6 Series Coupé, Convertible and Gran Coupé are also being refreshed.
Production of the BMW 650i Gran Coupé will begin in July with a ramped-up engine and EfficientDynamics measures including Auto Start-Stop and ECO PRO mode.