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2019 BMW Model Year Changes

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2 Series

2019 BMW 2 Series Coupe

The "Active Driving Assistant" is now standard; it includes frontal collision warning with City Collision Mitigation, Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Lane Departure Warning and Driver Alert.

Park Distance Control is now standard, with sensors in the front and rear bumpers to help prevent dings while parking.

3 Series

Sedan

The BMW 3 Series Sedan is new for 2019. It will be avaiable in 330i and M340i models. The diesel 328i model is discontinued and the 320i with the 180-horsepower engine may no longer be offered.

Gran Turismo

2019 BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon

Front and rear Park Distance Control (parking obstacle warning sonar) is now standard. The 3 Series Gran Turismo will be all new for the 2020 model.

 

Sports Wagon

2019 BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon

 

The 328d Diesel version is dropped. Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation (autonomous braking), Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Lane Departure Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are all now standard. Everything else carries over until the wagon catches up with the 3 Series Sedan redesign for 2020.

4 Series

2018 BMW 4 Series

Refreshed for 2018, no serious changes are made to the 4-Series Coupe, Convertible or Gran Coupe for the 2019 model year.

Navigation is now standard. 10-way power seats with side bolsters replace 8-way.

5 Series

2019 BMW 5 Series

Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, power-folding mirrors and front and rear Park Distance Control are now standard.

6 Series Gran Coupe

2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

No changes.

6 Series Gran Turismo

2019 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

No changes.

7 Series

2019 BMW 7 Series

Active Driving Assistant Package is now standard, including Forward Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation (forward automatic braking), Speed Limit Warning (a system that recalls speed limits from GPS and reads speed limit signs on the road), Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Path Warning.

i8

2019 BMW i8 Roadster LA Auto Show Introduction

A new roadster is now available alongside the familiar i8 coupe. The i8 Roadster uses an electrically operated cloth top with a separate electrically raising glass rear window.

Both coupe and roadster i8 models get 12 more horsepower combined from its turbocharged 3-cylinder engine and electric motor, for a total of 369. Electric range is also higher: 18 miles without using the gasoline engine. The extra horsepower all come from improvements to the electric side of the equation.

M2 Competition

2019 BMW M2 Compaetition

The M2 is dead; long live the M2 Competition! The M-ness of the high-output variants of the BMW 2 Series has been increased steadily since its introduction to the United States as a 2014 model. First their was the M240i, with its slightly above standard issue 335-horsepower 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder, staggered performance tires, available 6-speed manual and 13.4" brakes. Then the actual M2 came over as a 2016 model, with its 365-horsepower, 245/35R19 front 265/35R19 rear tires, 15-inch front brakes, available 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch and 15" brakes.

Now, the M2 Competition replaces the M2. That's right, replaces it. With 405 horsepower, 406 pound-feet of torque and the cooling system from the M4 Competition Package, this engine is the closest to the plant in the M3/M4 for the little M2 to get, lacking only 20 horsepower. The 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch remain.

A new, forged aluminum rear suspension is directly mounted to the subframe with no rubber bushings between the subframe and the body. 6-piston front brakes with 15.7-inch rotors and 4-piston rear brakes with 15-inch rotors are another large upgrade.

Forward Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation (forward automatic braking), Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Park Distance Control and Driver Alert are all standard, now.

The M2 Competition gets a new trunk badge to match its new name.

All the news isn't good: weight is up by 150 pounds; now the M2 cracks the scales at over 3600 pounds.

M4

2019 BMW M4 Coupe

As the M2 gets souped up, the M4 is backing down. The ferocious M4 GTS model is no longer offered, making last year's Competition Package 444-horsepower engine the most powerful one offered.

Active Driving Assistant is now standard, including Lane Departure Warning, Pedestrian and Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation (Automatic Braking) and a Speed Limit Information System. Park Distance Control is now standard, with sensors to measure the distance to obstacles to the front and rear while parking.

M5

2019 BMW M5

Memory for the passenger seat is now standard as the standard number of power adjustments on the front power seats go from 22 down to 20; I don't think anyone will miss the extra adjustment.

A new M5 Competition gets an additional 17 horsepower, for a total of 617. Firmer motor mounts help power transfer and keep the chassis stiff, while the exhaust is specifically tuned to deliver a "sportier tone." The chassis is more tightly sprung and the height is lowered two tenths of an inch. Other exclusive features of the M5 competition include ultra-lightweight wheels, high-glass black painted door handles, side mirrors, rear spoiler and grille. Gloss-black "M5 Competition" badges are also included.

2019 BMW M5 Competition (European)

X3

2019 BMW X3

A two-wheel drive version has been added to the lineup: X3 sDrive30i with the same 248-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder as the xDrive30i model. The M40i model returns as all-wheel drive, only.

Frontal Collision Warning, Automatic City Mitigation and Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Speed Limit Information and Park Distance Control with parking sensors front and rear are now all standard.

 
 

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