Elsewhere in the lineup, BMW prepares to roll out additional power units and new colors for the 3 Series sedan. The 5 Series will receive all-wheel drive in the case of the plug-in hybrid as an optional extra while the M550i xDrive boasts the twin-turbo V8 engine from the M850i Coupe.
Speaking of the 8 Series, the European range will welcome the 840i in July 2019 with 340 PS from 3.0 liters of displacement, six cylinders, and a turbocharger. The X2, meanwhile, features LED headlamps as standard, optional M Sport braking system, and more light-alloy wheels than ever before.
Following the introduction of the M variants, the X3 and X4 are now available with M Sport seats and in the M Sport Individual equipment line that includes extended leather upholstery (Merino) and Piano Finish Black trim. Moving on to the X5 and X7, BMW is much obliged to offer the mid-size model in xDrive25d flavor and the full-size model gains a plug-in hybrid in the guise of the xDrive45e.
Last, but certainly not least, the 225xe Active Tourer benefits from “the very latest battery technology.” The upgrade consists of “newly developed high-voltage batteries” which “further increase efficiency at the same time as boosting the electric range.” Also from the summer of 2019, all BMW plug-in hybrids will be equipped with acoustic protection for pedestrians as standard.