BMW has announced several new additions for the 4 Series Coupe and X5 models, according to Carscoops. Beginning in November, the xDrive all-wheel drive system will become available for the 420i and 430d, with the 435d to get it as standard. The latter will become the flagship model of the range, with 309 bhp developed from the twin-turbocharged six-cylinder in-line diesel engine, linked to an 8-speed automatic.
The 3 Series will also get a new all-wheel drive model in the shape of the BMW 335d xDrive Touring, which has identical specs with the 435d xDrive.
BMW will also add three new engines for the X5 in December 2013, starting with the sDrive25d, which is powered by a twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine developing 215 bhp. The X5 sDrive25d will be the first-ever X5 with four-cylinder engine and the first-ever rear-wheel drive X5 model. Available as standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the X5 sDrive25d averages 42 mpg US. The same engine will be offered with all-wheel drive on the X5 xDrive25d.
The other new engines are a 302 bhp six-cylinder in-line gasoline unit on the X5 xDrive35i and a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with 309 bhp on the xDrive40d.
Alongside the new variants, the 4-Series Coupe now has a new trim level called Modern Line which includes bespoke light-alloy wheels, aluminum satin design elements, the color shade Oyster for the seat surfaces, lower section of the instrument panel and roof liner, a sports leather steering wheel and variable-colour ambient lighting. Updates also include BMW Individual options for the X5 and BMW Individual special paint finishes for the M5 and M6.––Paul DucheneBack to News