On the summer of 2015 BMW resumed the generation change under the bonnet of many of its model series. Thanks to the optimized efficiency of the new three and four-cylinder engines, both the sporting characteristics and the fuel economy of numerous models have been improved yet again. Moreover, the deployment of additional petrol and diesel power units ensured even more diversity within the model range. Furthermore, from July 2015, the BMW M235i xDrive Convertible is the first open-top compact model to offer four-wheel drive as an option.
Moreover, the range of standard and optional equipment has been extended from the summer of 2015. The latest generation of the navigation system Professional as well as the Parking Assistant, which is now also usable for transversely positioned parking spaces, is also available for the BMW 3 Series and the BMW 4 Series. The safety features in the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer have been complemented, among other things, by the Multi-Collision Braking function and the Alertness Assistant. New exterior colours are available for the BMW 4 Series, the BMW M4 Coupe, the BMW M4 Convertible, the BMW 5 Series and the BMW Z4.
As an alternative to the printed manual, drivers of current BMW models are now already able to access the interactive instruction manual using the iDrive control system. The digitalised owner’s manual, which has been supplemented by animations and quick links, is also available for download in a vehicle-specific version and can also be accessed on smartphones and tablets. The new BMW Driver’s Guide App is available for all current BMW models with the exception of the BMW Z4 and provides the driver with detailed information on all functions of his or her BMW whenever and wherever it is needed.
The latest introductions to the range of exterior colours by BMW Individual now offer new possibilities of giving BMW models a particularly expressive and shiny appearance. The new BMW Individual colours Champagne Quartz metallic and Smokey Topaz metallic are available for all models of the BMW 4 Series as well as for both body variants of the BMW M4. In future, both the BMW 5 Series Sedan and the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo are to be had in the BMW Individual exterior colour Tanzanite Blue metallic. In conjunction with the M Sport Package, the Z4 Roadster is also available for the first time in Estoril Blue metallic, from July 2015.