Starting in the autumn of 2012, BMW will be sending out highly attractive signals in the areas of sportiness, versatility and efficiency with new engine variants and equipment features for the latest models within the compact and midrange segments. For the very first time, the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive will be available for the BMW 1 Series. Furthermore, the remarkably economical BMW 114d will be making its debut. The BMW 320i EfficientDynamics Edition Sedan will be available as the first petrol-driven model with additionally enhanced technology for reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. In future, there will be a choice of four diesel and two petrol engines for the new BMW 3 Series Touring. Latest additions to the vehicle range are the models BMW 320i Touring, BMW 318d Touring and the BMW 316d Touring.
At market launch of the new BMW 3 Series Touring, the new generation of the navigation system Professional will be offered as an option. The comprehensively developed system, which now comprises among other things three-dimensional graphic representation for all menu displays, further optimised operational comfort and speech recognition designed for use with all Office functions is also being simultaneously introduced for the new BMW 3 Series Sedan in the autumn of 2012. Also new for the BMW 3 Series: The Active Protection option now also includes the Attentiveness Assistant.
Furthermore, the number of BMW Models that conform with EU6 exhaust emission requirements will increase. As early as in the autumn of 2012, further model variants of the BMW 1 Series and the BMW 3 Series as well as the BMW X1 will comply with this classification due to come into effect as from 2014.