BMW model update measures for spring 2023
New BMW Individual paint finish and additional seat surfaces for the BMW 7 Series range – BMW crystal headlights Iconic Glow now also available for the BMW X7 – New Parking Assistant Professional including Remote Control Parking and Manoeuvre Assistant via My BMW App for the BMW iX, BMW 7 Series and BMW X7 – BMW 4 Series and BMW M4 now with BMW Curved Display and BMW Operating System 8 as standard – M graphic in Red added to the options list for the BMW M4 Coupé – 22 kW charging cable for fully electric models.
BMW model update measures for spring 2023
BMW Operating System 8 and the latest-generation BMW iDrive multi-sensory vehicle experience including BMW Curved Display will be introduced into the BMW 4 Series models and BMW M4 line-up in March 2023. And many all-electric models from BMW will come with the charging cable Professional (mode 3) designed for an AC charging capacity of up to 22 kW.
BMW 7 Series: new exterior paint finishes and interior appointments.
From March 2023, all members of the BMW 7 Series range will be available with additional individualisation options for the exterior and interior. Among the new arrivals is the BMW Individual Frozen Tanzanite Blue metallic exterior paint shade. Plus, customers will also be able to combine the exclusive BMW Individual two-tone paintwork with BMW Individual special paint finishes. The new M Merino leather with exclusive elements in Taupe Grey/Night Blue and Caramel/Atlas Grey, and BMW Individual Merino leather/cashmere wool with exclusive elements in Black/Grey ensure customers can enjoy particularly stylish interior design.
New option for the BMW X7: BMW crystal headlights Iconic Glow.
Exclusive front-end styling brings heightened visual expression to BMW’s luxury models. Here, the optional BMW crystal headlights Iconic Glow – first introduced on the new BMW 7 Series and also available for the BMW X7 from April 2023 – radiate a particularly vibrant presence. With this headlights option, crystals from Swarovski positioned in the upper section of the lights and backlit by LED units perform the role of sidelights and daytime driving lights. Both when the sun is shining and at night, the crystals reflect the light in a multitude of facets. These headlights team up with the contour lighting for the BMW kidney grille to create a distinctive light signature.
BMW iX now with manually activated heat management for the high-voltage battery, plus the Trailer Assistant.
All model variants of the purely electrically driven BMW iX will be equipped with a further developed version of the predictive heat management technology for the high-voltage battery from March 2023. As in the BMW i7, it will be possible to initiate pre-warming of the battery manually and when the navigation system’s route guidance is not active. Warming the battery ahead of a charging stop optimises the absorption of energy when topping up at a DC fast-charging station. Waste heat from the electric motors is used to adjust the temperature of the battery.
The Driving Assistant fitted as standard on the BMW iX will also include the Trailer Assistant from March 2023. This function carries out the necessary steering movements during reversing manoeuvres when a trailer is coupled to the vehicle.
BMW 4 Series and BMW M4 now with BMW Operating System 8 and BMW Curved Display.
A fresh digitalisation push will also enhance the appeal of the BMW 4 Series models and BMW M4 high-performance sports cars from spring 2023. These ultra-sporty cars for the premium midsize segment will be equipped as standard with BMW Operating System 8 and will therefore also be fitted with the control/operation system iDrive with BMW Curved Display. The fully digital screen grouping of the standard-fitted BMW Live Cockpit Plus is composed of a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and a control display with a screen diagonal of 14.9 inches. The modern cockpit design and the extended capabilities of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant enable a significant reduction in the number of buttons and controllers in favour of voice and touch control. An expressive welcome sound, which will also now be audible in the BMW i4 models when the driver’s door or front passenger door is opened, highlights the digital advances introduced into the interior.
The M interior trim strip in Aluminium Rhombicle anthracite added to the options list for the BMW 4 Series models and all BMW M4 Coupé and BMW M4 Convertible variants will allow customers to bring further individualisation to the interior of their cars. From March 2023, BMW M4 models can also be ordered with an instrument panel in Sensatec. And an M design graphic will be offered exclusively for the bonnet and boot lid of the BMW M4 Coupé models. From March 2023, this contrasting paint finish accentuating their distinctive sports car character will be available not only in Black high-gloss but also in Red high-gloss.
New mode 3 charging cable for many all-electric BMW models.
From spring 2023, selected BMW models with all-electric drive that support AC charging at 22 kW will be given new equipment items from the BMW Charging range to increase both efficiency and speed when charging their high-voltage batteries. All model variants of the BMW iX, the BMW i7 xDrive60 (electric power consumption combined in the WLTP cycle: 19.6 – 18.4 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) and the BMW iX1 xDrive30 (electric power consumption combined in the WLTP cycle: 18.1 – 16.8 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) will be delivered with a mode 3 charging cable Professional designed to work with charging capacity of up to 22 kW.
The new mode 3 charging cable Professional enables the use of extremely high-power AC public charging stations. The maximum usable charging capacity will now be double that possible with the mode 3 charging cable previously supplied as standard.