In addition to releasing the Facelifted 3 Series, BMW has also detailed a litany of wide-range tweaks for the summer of 2022. The change of model year brings new features and engines throughout Munich’s lineup, many of which have been snatched from his new car.
The biggest news is the new curved display, a Mercedes-enabled widescreen panel, is now offered in the 2 Series coupe and M3 sedan. First seen on the iX, it includes a larger display – a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a huge 14.9-inch center touchscreen – covered by a single piece of curved glass.
It also runs on the latest BMW operating system 8 with new graphics, customizable instrumentation and integrated climate control features on the touchscreen. The two cars have slimmer center air vents with new screens – built-in air-conditioning switchgear jetting – and a toggle-style gear selector, both of which are lifted from the refreshed. 3er.
Surprisingly, despite being a two-door version of the M3, the M4 misses out on the new display panel, although it does get new M graphics on the bonnet and boot cover. As with the M3, buyers can now specify innovation packages (including driving assist packs, keyless entry and laserlight headlamps), a personal eSIM, Sensatec Fox leather dashboard and anthracite rhombic aluminum trim, while the Qi Wireless Charger returns a. A new frozen pure gray metallic matte paint option has also been added.
The 2 Series coupe is another recipient of the innovation package (park support, a head-up display, additional infotainment function and adaptive LED headlights here), as well as a comfort package that adds warm and power-adjustable front seats.
The update also introduces two new variants for booking the range – the 218i retains a 156 PS / 250 Nm 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol four-cylinder and the rear-wheel-drive version of the M240i, the latter holding a 375 PS 3.0 liter straight-six. All-wheel-drive car. With the exception of conventional gear selectors, all models now get the pedal shifter as standard
Leading the car’s front-wheel-drive MPV siblings, the 2 Series Active Tourer will now be available with two plug-in hybrid variants. The 225e xDrive delivers a total system output of 245 PS with a 109 PS electric motor with a 136 PS 1.5-liter three-cylinder, while the 230e xDrive delivers those figures at 150 PS, 177 PS and a full 326 PS, respectively. As their name suggests, these two cars come with all-wheel drive.
Underneath the skin, a 14.9 kWh lithium-ion battery provides a useful boost in the electrical range from 82 to 93 kilometers in the old 225xe WLTP cycle. It now supports AC charging power up to 7.4 kW, filling the battery in two and a half hours. Another new variant is the light hybrid 223d xDrive, paired with a 197 PS / 400 Nm 2.0 liter turbodiesel and a 19 PS / 55 Nm 48-volt integrated starter / generator.
The rest of the updates are fairly minor. The 4 Series Gran Coupe gets an RWD version of the 374 PS Mild Hybrid M440i, as well as a 440d xDrive with 286 PS / 650 Nm 3.0 liter six-pot. There’s no curved display yet (unlike the electric i4), but its M variant 4er Now the M Sport Pro can be opted with the pack that throws on the glossy black exterior trim, dark headlights, red brake caliper and M Tricolor seat belt. Coupe and convertible models also get new skyscraper gray paint.
Elsewhere, the 5 Series and 6 Series Gran Turismo are available with a more comprehensive M Sports package that adds a sport version of the ZF eight-speed automatic and pedal shifters, along with a boot lid spoiler. 5er In the sedan Skyscraper Gray and 5 Series, color options have also been expanded to include Arctic Race Blue. Rounding out the changes is the quintessential Sensafin Fox leather upholstery on the X5 and X6 and the standard fit of the Live Cockpit Professional on the Z4 (with a twin 10.25-inch display).
Last but not least, all models, including the BMW operating system 8, get a lot of new features, including updated BMW map navigation that provides information of interest even when the root guide is inactive. Plug-in hybrid drivers will be able to distinguish between low- and zero-emission zones, while full-electric models can store different charging profiles for frequently used power sources.
The system also gets an M-specific user interface for M models and, on iX and i4, shows augmented reality view for navigation on the device display. The intelligent personal assistant, on the other hand, can offer advice and explanations on a number of features, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Assist, and a free trial of subscription features from the ConnectedDrive store.