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BMW gives X5 and 3 Series a mid-life update


BMW New Zealand has released details of the new X5 Sport Activity Vehicle and two new 3 Series models, all of which have received mid-life updates

BMW says the updates incorporate the latest in BMW EfficientDynamics technology, as well as delivering enhancements to their aesthetic appeal, innovation and functionality.

"These exciting new models reaffirm BMW's reputation as the creator of ultimate driving machines and now, thanks to technological developments coupled with BMW EfficientDynamics, they are even more environmentally considerate," said the Managing Director of BMW Group New Zealand, Mark Gilbert.

"Put simply, fuel consumption is down but performance is up. This is further evidence of our sustainability promise and demonstrates BMW is the leading manufacturer when it comes to not only motoring excellence but creating solutions for our future."

The exterior of the BMW X5 has been enhanced redesigned front and rear bumpers and new light cluster styling.

These complement a luxurious interior, with technological innovations such as optional Head-Up Display and Rear View Camera with Top View (standard on xDrive40d Sport and xDrive50i Sport).

A new engine range with improved output now includes several BMW EfficientDynamics features, providing better fuel economy. All models in the line-up will benefit from an eight-speed automatic transmission and Servotronic power steering as standard.

Optional equipment such as Lane Departure Warning, Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function and Side View (from July) will also be introduced.

"The BMW X5 was the originator of the SAV segment and the popularity of the model amongst BMW owners in New Zealand is undeniable. In the 10 years since its local launch, it has been the brand's most popular selling model every year but one," said Gilbert.

The iconic 3 Series BMW introduces two new models to the line-up.

"All 3 Series models are renowned for class leading performance and driving dynamics and both the new Coupé and Convertible deliver on the promise of being the ultimate driving machines," said Gilbert.

The new BMW 3 Series Coupé and Convertible will launch with special design modifications, new alloy wheel options, newly designed LED lights, and an upgraded engine range.

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