New engines for BMW 3-Series, 4-Series and X5Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700
The BMW 3-Series, 4-Series (pictured) and X5 ar getting new engine options.
With a new BMW X5 recently debuting, together with the new 4-Series and recently updated 3-Series, there are already a number of variants on offer, but this autumn there are more to come. The BMW 4-Series range (the replacement for the old 3-Series Coupe) will see the arrival of a new entry-level model - BMW 420i Coupe – with a 184hp four cylinder petrol engine with a 6-speed manual as standard or the eight-speed auto as an option. But it’s not just a new 4-Series petrol arriving, there’s a pair of new diesels too.
The BMW 430d Coupe comes with 258bhp and comes with a standard 8-speed auto ‘box and the BMW 435d Coupe gets the more fulsome 3.0 litre turbo with 313bhp and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive. The xDrive all-wheel drive option is also extended to the 420i and 420d coupe.
The 3-Series also get an update with the arrival of a range-topping BMW 335d xDrive Touring. The 335d xDrive Touring comes with the same 313bhp setup as the new 435d and promises to be a hugely appealing ‘stuff’ carrier.
The new BMW X5 also gets more additions to the range, with the BMW X5 xDrive25d and BMW X5 sDrive25d seeing the arrival for the first time in the X5 of the 218bhp 4-cylinder twin-turbo diesel.
That means the promise (at least in theory) of 49.6mpg for the sDrive and 47.9mpg for the xDrive, although performance will be a bit dented. Also new for the X5 is the X5 xDrive35i with 313bhp and the arrival of the extensive BMW Individual Poretfolio customisation options.
All the new variants of the 3-Series, 4-Series and X5 will be available by the end of the year.
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By Cars UK