Design wise, BMW Individual has added yet another color, as well as new leather options for the X1, while the automaker is introducing new powertrain options for the 5 and 6 Series, along with the X3 SUV.
BMW was quite busy at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with a string of concepts, but it also took the time to reveal some model year updates for the existing model range, including new powertrain options, set to reach European dealerships this autumn. Customers still enjoying a diesel performance wagon can select the M550d xDrive Touring starting November, packing a quad-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline good for 394 horsepower (294 kilowatts) and 561 pound-feet (760 Newton-meters) of torque, able to hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 4.6 seconds. Or you could have the 640d xDrive Gran Turismo for a measure of polarizing style and a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six diesel with 315 hp (235 kW) and 502 lb-ft (680 Nm) – that’s enough to hit 62 mph (100 kph) in 5.3 seconds.
Two new 2.0-liter gasoline-fueled turbocharged four-cylinder options will be available for the X3 SUV, linked to an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. The two versions have either 81 hp (135 kW) and 214 lb-ft (290 Nm), or a beefy 248 hp (185 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm), with the crossover hitting 62 mph (100 kph) in 6.3 seconds. The new X3 can also be linked to BMW Individual – bringing the new Sun Stone Metallic on the outside and Merino leather upholstery in Fiona Red and Black, Ivory White, and Tartufo on the inside. The smaller X1 is also tweaked a bit – xDrive20d has the eight-speed auto as standard, and there are five new alloy wheel options from 17 to 19-inch to choose from.