Presentation – BMW makes spring cleaning The Bavarian manufacturer revised the 5 series, brings 18 additional mild hybrid versions of the new Plug-in hybrid models and optimized diesel engines on the market. Dieter Liechti1 Kommentar1Eine larger kidney grille, flatter headlights, new engines: The BMW 5 series has been revised.Photo: BMWErstmals is also the popular Touring as a Plug-in Hybrid is available. The plug-in version is expected to create 56 kilometers in pure electric.Photo: BMWDer Crossover X2 is now offered also as a Plug-in Hybrid, with a combination of three-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor.Photo: BMW1 / 6

After a period of little more than three years ago that the manufacturers of each of your models a makeover, to the new German-Facelift. The care that BMW now many models across the range given, but it is extensive and has primarily political reasons. Since the beginning of the year significantly more stringent CO2 policies for the automobile manufacturer shall apply, namely, a width of electrification is inevitable. However, after the row.

as of July, respectively August BMW in Switzerland 18 new mild-hybrid variants, and in additional model versions of the 5 series, 6 series and 7 series, as well as in the SUV series, X3 up to X7. “We will continue our electrification strategy,” says Paul de Courtois, CEO of BMW, Switzerland. “Our brand promise “sheer Driving pleasure” we intend to redeem with the most efficient offer.”

The mild-hybrid consists of a 48-Volt starter generator, and an additional battery for storage of the recovered braking energy. Purely electrically, the mild hybrid can’t drive, but the 48-Volt battery not only powers the electrical functions of your vehicle, but also a supporting drive power of 8 kW (11 HP) available. With such a mild hybrid systems can be reduced in the ideal case, up to 15 per cent of the CO₂ emissions.

Plug-in for the Touring

The 5-series and 6-series Gran Turismo, which was previously located in the 5-series family, to be visually slightly revised. At first glance, the larger kidney grille and the slightly flatter spot to fall, the retouches are, however, cautious. More exciting are the technical Changes: The Plug-in hybrid drive, is now also available for the Combi-Version of the Touring, however, for the time being, only in the variant 530e with a combination of four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor with a system output of up to 292 HP and an electric range of up to 56 kilometers.

In the limo is from the autumn in addition, the stronger Plug-in variant 545e with an in-line six-cylinder petrol engine is offered, which generates a system output of 394 HP and up to 57 km in pure electric back set. The mild-hybrid technology will be extended to all 5-series models with Four – and six-cylinder. The prices for the revised 5-series will remain in Switzerland, unchanged and start at 60’500 Swiss francs for the sedan and one at 64’000 francs for the Touring.

X2 is also

electrified the Crossover X2 is now available as a Plug-in Hybrid available. The Version of X2 xDrive25e combines a 3-cylinder petrol engine that drives the front axle, with an electric motor for the rear axle – a drive that you already know from the X1 and the 2 series Active Tourer. The system power is 220 HP, the X2 is expected to create up to 53 kilometers purely electrically. The prices start at 52’200 Swiss francs, the market launch is also in the summer.

there is also something New in the internal combustion engines: A new Generation of 3-litre in-line six-cylinder Diesels will hold up in the summer in the 7-series and SUV models X3 to X7 in various engine variants of the catchment. Combined with the 48-Volt mild hybrid system optimized provides compression-ignition engine with double turbo charging depending on the variant, 286 HP or 340 HP and generates a maximum torque of 650 or 700 Nm, what is the performance of all these models is improved.

BMW electrified so 18 new model variants and has established the mild hybrid across the series. But what about pure electric cars? “This year, we will reach with the start of production of the fully electric iX3 the next milestone,” says Paul de Courtois. This Stromer on the Basis of the X3, the currently best-selling model in the country, promises to be thanks to a battery with 74 kWh capacity of a WLTP-range of up to 440 kilometers. For the all-wheel crazy Switzerland regrettable: The iX3 it will, unfortunately, be only with rear-wheel drive.

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