BMW has just announced a few changes to the line-up, starting as of Autumn 2012. The changes include new engine variants for the 3dr 1 series and 3 series Touring, as well as a new entry level model for the 1 and 3 series. Also, an new generation of Professional Navigation system is offered in the 3 series and a number of the available engines, now comply with the EU6 exhaust emission requirements.
More precisely, xDrive is now available for the first time in the 1 series. As of next month, the AWD option is available with the 120d and M135i in either 3 or 5 door configuration. The power distribution between the front and rear axle is controlled electronically to guarantee precise handling characteristics for a great variety of weather and road conditions. The 1 series will receive a new entry level version, the 114d, with a 1.6l four cylinder diesel engine with BMW Twin Power Turbo technology. According to BMW, the 14d features variable turbine technology and Common Rail direct fuel injection with solenoid valves operating with a maximum pressure of 1,600 bar and delivers its maximum power output of 70 kW/95 hp at 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 235 Nm between 1,500 and 2,750 rpm. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is 12.2 seconds with a the top speed of 185 km/h. Average fuel consumption is between 4.1 and 4.3 litres/100 km, with respective CO2 emissions being between 109 and 112 grams per km. Also, alongside the 114d, the 1 series will be offered with another two new engines as 118d and 120d. The total number of engine variants is now five petrol and six diesel power units.
In the 3 series range, a new entry level engine is also added in the form of the 316i Sedan. Under the hood sits the familiar 1.6l N13 four cylinder gas engine that produces 136hp and 220Nm. A six-speed manual transmission is featured as standard, with an eight-speed automatic transmission being offered as an option. As far as the Touring form is concerned, there are also new engine variants available: The F31 3 series Touring can now be had in 320i form, with the N20 2.0l gas engine to complement the already available 328i. In the diesel powered engines line-up, the 316d and 318d are added to the 320d and 330d variants. Also new to the 3 series, is the new generation of Professional Navigation system, that features improved, three-dimensional graphics in brilliant resolution for all menu displays. This system is also available for the 5 and 7 series.
For more details, please check the full press release, available after the jump.
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