BMW 2 Series Gets Updated, But You'll Hardly Notice

2018 BMW 1 Series facelift spy

After turning its attention toupdating the 1 Series, BMW has seen fit to freshen up its 2 Series range for 2017 as well.

BMW has also made two new exterior colours available - Sunset Orange and Seaside Blue - as well as five new styles of alloy wheel.

BMW finally announced the existence of a new 8 Series flagship coupe today.

German premium auto maker BMW today showed a sneak sketch of the vehicle it will finally use to replace the 8 Series at the top of its line-up in 2018. Comparable to the Mercedes-AMG 43 lineup and Audi's S line, M Performance splits the difference between the standard series cars and official M cars.




Premiumness is emphasised by contrast stitching and gloss black finish on the centre stack, a more upmarket range of leather and fabric trim options, revised air vents with more integrated styling and chrome switchgear in the door panels.

The new-generation models present the option of powering compatible smartphones wirelessly by means of an inductive charging tray, and Apple CarPlay can be accessed via a BMW navigation system.

BMW has updated its smallest two-door model for the 2018 model year. What we will get is the BMW 530i, which gets 252PS/350Nm 4-cylinder turbo-petrol.

The 1 Series is unique in that it's the only compact premium hatchback on sale anywhere in the world that comes with driver-focused rear-wheel drive as standard. In addition to a basic concept that is inherently more efficient, all the diesel engines feature new turbocharger technology and enhanced common-rail direct injection systems. The company is offering a six-speed manual and an eight-speed Steptronic automatic as well as the choice of xDrive on certain versions. In areas with no speed limit, and even in the wet, we effortlessly ratcheted the 4.4-liter V-8 (equipped with dual twin-scroll turbochargers) up to a cruising speed of about 140 miles per hour (the top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph).

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