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BMW Previews Aerodynamic Wheels For Upcoming iX3, iNext and i4


February 5, 2020

All-round efficiency – More design freedom – Featuring also on the BMW iNext and BMW i4.

Munich. In today’s automobiles, the wheels and their aerodynamic flow influence the overall vehicle efficiency by up to 30%. That is why a further developed technology of the BMW Aerodynamic Wheel is making its debut together with the BMW iX3, whose market launch is planned for 2020: The new combination of aluminum base wheel and individually designed inserts complements the efficient basic alignment of the BMW Group’s first purely electric Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) effectively.

While reducing drag for about 5% compared to a conventionally powered BMW X3 the new Aerodynamic Wheels are not only more efficient but also lighter than previous ones: Thanks to optimum airflow around the wheel arches, the wheels are 15% lighter than the aerodynamic wheels previously fitted by BMW.

Their benefits in terms of aerodynamics and weight have the overall effect of lowering power consumption for the BMW iX3 by another 2% in the European WLTP test cycle – equating to 0.4 kWh/100 km – and thereby extending the vehicle range by 10 kilometres. The wheels’ appearance can be varied in numerous different ways, enabling a vast variety of possibilities for the design of wheels on future models. The new Aerodynamic Wheels will also feature on the BMW iNext and BMW i4, which are going to be introduced in 2021.

The Aerodynamic Wheels on the BMW iX3 blend lightweight construction and reduced air resistance with the sporting elegance of a V‑spoke aluminium wheel in a whole new way. The dimensions of the base wheel ensure the wheel living up to all the structural challenges involved in transmitting dynamic driving forces. Inserts with a high-class finish are responsible for achieving the necessary aerodynamic impact. This new division of tasks heralds a substantial weight saving over previous aerodynamic wheels from BMW.

Furthermore, the new base wheel is made using less material than its precursor adding up to the reduction of unsprung mass by lightweight inserts. This enhances both, driving dynamics and efficiency. Additionally, the mix of materials is benefitting a resource-efficient manufacture, as there is no need for further tools to produce special wheel options with optimised aerodynamics.

To fit the lightweight base wheel, the inserts are precision-moulded and integrated into the outside of the wheel between the spokes. Thus, they are highly effective in reducing wheel-arch air turbulence – and therefore aerodynamic drag. As a result, the Aerodynamic Wheels form a key element of the overall package developed for optimum efficiency of the BMW iX3.

Design variants enable maximum individualisation.

The BMW Group is the first automobile manufacturer to combine cast aluminum wheels with inserts consisting of a plastic carrier and an aluminum visible surface.

The high-quality material used for the inserts and their precise integration into the wheel design with no visible gaps reinforce the premium character of the rims. The patented process for optimising aerodynamic properties while minimising weight opens an unprecedented scope for vehicle customisation.

The Aerodynamic Wheels can be painted in different colours while the customer can also choose between matt or polished finish, just as known from conventional wheels. All versions of the base wheel can be fitted with inserts whose appearance can vary in endless ways according to the sheen, polish and pattern specified. This means that, for example colour accents from the body design can be incorporated into the inserts’ styling. Furthermore, inserts can also be combined with different surface designs within a single wheel. The end result is a multitude of aerodynamically optimised wheel possibilities, each with a design that matches the vehicle’s character, the equipment line selected and the customer’s individual preferences.

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First Look at the BMW iX (iNEXT) Production Prototype + Spy Pics


Have a look at the iNEXT (likely production name: iX) prototype up close and personal, with the first spied look at its interior appearing more conventional than the concept iNEXT’s dashboard. This is however, still a very early stage prototype and with BMW calling the iNEXT its technology flagship, expect the interior to show off more technology and forward-looking design as the prototype advances in testing. And check out the iNEXT logo on the steering wheel.

Both the iNEXT / iX and upcoming i4 will offer a driving range of over 600 kilometers / 373 miles per charge (based on the European WLTP test cycle so EPA mileage ratings for the US market will vary). The iNext will feature Level 3 (hands-off — autonomous driving).

The iX may debut a new feature on BMWs — dynamic window and/or sunroof tint, glass which can manually and/or automatically tint itself. This technology is courtesy of Continental, which calls it Intelligent Glass Control.

The iX / iNEXT is scheduled to begin production in 2021 at the Dingolfing plant.

February 3, 2020

Since the last update, we’ve learned the following regarding the iNEXT (from our future models info thread):

The likely market model name for iNext is simply “iX”. The battery sizes are no longer used for model designation, instead we’ll have “xDrive40”, “xDrive50” and “M50 xDrive”.

Interesting new feature, first likely to appear on iNext: dynamic window and/or sunroof tint. This technology is courtesy of Continental, which calls it Intelligent Glass Control.

November 4, 2019

The latest i4 prototype reveals much, including the first look at its curved dash display. The interior look also shows a switch in place of a traditional shifter stalk. The dash is no longer connected to the console between the seats and climate controls have moved into the curved display. Also visible is the new two-spoke steering wheel.

May 10, 2019 Photos

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February 5, 2019

BMW Press Release:

Munich. The future of driving pleasure is approaching fast and the BMW iNEXT takes the next hurdle of its path to serial production maturity. The winter test centre of the BMW Group in Arjeplog, Sweden is the setting for the current complete vehicle tests, which serve to optimise, examine and harmonise all drive, chassis and suspension components under extreme climate and road conditions. With its purely electric drive, the BMW iNEXT meets individual mobility needs in an especially sustainable manner. It also combines the latest developments from the areas of automated driving and intelligent connectivity offering passengers completely new ways of enjoying their ride.

The series production version of the BMW iNEXT will be manufactured in the BMW Plant in Dingolfing from 2021. The new technology flagship of the BMW Group integrates the key future topics of automated driving, connectivity, electrification and services (ACES) in the automobile as defined in the NUMBER ONE > NEXT company strategy. Its innovative technology focusses on people’s needs and requirements. The BMW iNEXT, in the shape of a modern Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) embodies the pioneering interpretation of brand typical driving pleasure – with purely electric drive, intelligent all-wheel-drive system and model-specific suspension technology. These components are currently being winter-tested together under real-world conditions at the polar circle for the first time. This intensive series of tests, which is equivalent to those used for conventionally powered models, illustrates the high degree of maturity of the purely electric drive technology developed by the BMW Group, which makes the BMW iNEXT the symbol for the move into a new era of driving pleasure.

The test drives with the camouflaged BMW iNEXT are being conducted on snow-covered roads and ice-covered lakes, where low temperatures and minimal road friction dominate everyday testing. The cold poses a challenge, above all, for the electric motor, the high-voltage battery and the cooling system of the BMW iNEXT. The testing engineers also attach particular importance to the eDrive energy management system. They analyse the way in which the extreme sub-zero temperatures affect how the energy storage system recharges, how electricity is transferred to the electric motor, how the electrical system is supplied with energy and how the heating and air condition systems respond. The power transmission and suspension regulation systems are also tested far beyond what is standard in day-to-day traffic conditions. On closed-off, ice-covered surfaces electronic regulation can already be provoked at low driving speeds. For the engineers this means that they can, for example, analyse the interaction of the all-wheel-drive system, which was especially developed for the electric drive, and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control). They can then continuously optimise the processes under exactly reproducible conditions.

The steering and braking system are also fine-tuned under these conditions. Just like the deceleration performance of the brakes, the energy recuperation when coasting must be precisely adapted to each driving situation. The tracks around Arjeplog also provide the ideal testing ground for these trials. The BMW iNEXT is confronted with the entire range of dynamic driving challenges when winter-testing on gravel tracks, dry asphalt and extremely slippery polished ice surfaces.

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BMW Group invests 400 million euros for the BMW iNeXT in the Dingolfing plant


Interesting reading that the great Dingolfing plant has been selected for the home of the iNeXT vehicles.

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa…-for-bmw-inext

BMW Group invests 400 million euros in Plant Dingolfing for BMW iNEXT

December 2, 2019

Dingolfing. The BMW Group is investing around 400 million euros in its Dingolfing vehicle plant for production of the BMW iNEXT. In doing this, it is preparing for the manufacture of pure battery-electric and highly automated BMW cars at its largest European production location.

With the launch of the BMW iNEXT in 2021, Plant Dingolfing will be capable of producing the right mix of fully-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and models with combustion engines to suit demand on a single assembly line. “Thanks to our flexible production structures, our plants are ideally equipped to meet the most diverse market needs,” explained Milan Nedeljkovic, member of the Board of Management BMW AG responsible for Production. “We firmly believe that, over the next few years, there will be more than just one solution worldwide for all our customers’ mobility needs. Instead, we expect to see a mix of different drive technologies.” Plug-in hybrids already make up nearly 10 percent of Dingolfing production. The BMW iNEXT will become the plant’s first pure battery-electric vehicle from 2021.

With the current investments and construction work, Plant Dingolfing is not just gearing up for the transition to e-mobility, it is also preparing for standard production of highly-automated vehicles. Milan Nedeljkovic: “As the technology in our cars grows more and more complex, system integration capabilities will become a decisive competitive advantage. With the BMW iNEXT, our Dingolfing location is demonstrating that we are capable of implementing growing product demands in efficient large-scale industrial production.”

New Dingolfing Plant Director Christoph Schröder: “The BMW iNEXT is more than just a new model. It’s a pioneer for many key automotive innovations, especially autonomous driving. It is also paving the way for further rollout of these technologies over the coming years. The current structural measures for the iNEXT will also benefit other models built in Dingolfing in the future.”

Preparations are in full swing in practically all areas. In August, production was interrupted for four weeks to allow the vehicle plant to forge ahead with various construction and remodelling activities and prepare the location for new models like the BMW iNEXT.

The body shop at the heart of the plant was geared up for the BMW iNEXT several months ago. New production lines are currently being built for the body’s complex floor assembly. The plant benefits to a large extent from its years of expertise in composite and lightweight construction, as well as from structures created for the current generation of the BMW 7 Series. Production at the plant was already set up for handling an innovative mix of steel, aluminium and CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced plastic) for this model, with one of the industry’s longest paint drying ovens, for example.

The BMW iNEXT can also build on many established assembly processes. The new model will be efficiently and flexibly produced on a single line with BMW 5 Series, 7 Series and 8 Series models in one of Dingolfing’s two assembly halls. However, in electrified and highly-automated vehicles like the BMW iNEXT, some work content is distributed differently throughout the manufacturing process than for conventional vehicles. In electric vehicles, certain steps in drive train or assembly installation are omitted, for instance. In other areas, more assembly work is required – for example, installing the battery and corresponding high-voltage cables. Additional sensors, cleaning systems and high-performance computers must also be installed in highly-automated vehicles. Special test stations must therefore be provided to validate these functionalities. This relocation of work content along the production line ultimately also required an extension of the assembly hall and partial restructuring. Construction work on the three-storey assembly annex began back in summer 2018. Over the months, the production lines were gradually constructed and put into operation – for example, in late August, the new “marriage” section of the line where the body and powertrain are joined together.

The BMW iNEXT not only paves the way for future technologies at the Dingolfing vehicle plant – it spans the entire site in a project that gets different parts of the plant working together in a unique way. For example, front axle supports, electric machine transmission and axles for the BMW iNEXT come from the Dingolfing Component Plant 02.10 and the Niederviehbach off-site location. Another area of the plant, Plant 02.20, is responsible for the high-voltage battery and latest-generation electric motor. As the BMW Group’s global competence centre for electric drive train production, the plant is currently being massively expanded and further developed. Up to 2,000 employees are expected to work at the location in electric component production over the long term.

Dingolfing Works Council Chairman Stefan Schmid therefore sees the BMW iNEXT as a milestone on the road to future mobility and proof that the long-term shift of competence at the Lower Bavarian location is bearing fruit: “The transformation of our industry is in full swing. We in Dingolfing are right at the forefront. We are now reaping the benefits of having initiated change early on and thinking about future-oriented and competitive employment structures.”

Plant Dingolfing is one of the BMW Group’s 31 production sites worldwide. Around 1,500 BMW 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series and 8 Series cars are produced daily at the Dingolfing automotive plant 02.40. In 2018, the plant produced a total of nearly 330,000 vehicles. Around 18,000 employees and 800 trainees currently work at the Dingolfing location.





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This post contains information about future production plans I’ve compiled from various leaks within the BMW organization. It is continuously updated: new research is added, and everything that becomes official is deleted.

Moderator: Items scheduled to happen in 2020 are highlighted in blue.

FAQ:

Can you guarantee that all of these models will come to market?
– No.

Can you tell me where you found this info?
– No.

Upcoming new models:

– These are just US market models, EU is simply too varied to type in all combinations.
– Model years marked with (?) are only best guesses.

2020 G01 X3
– xDrive30e

2021 G20 3er
– 330e
– 330e xDrive

2021 G30 5er and F90 M5 LCI
– All models available today will continue
– 545e xDrive will be added

2021 G05 X5
– xDrive45e

2021 G08 iX3
– sDrive75

2021 G22/G23 4er
– 430i
– 430i xDrive
– M440i
– M440i xDrive

2021 G80 M3

2021 G82 M4

2022 G42 2er

2023 G87 M2

EOP for current models:

F32 4er – 06/20
F82 M4 – 06/20 (M4 CS ends 02/20)
F33 4er – 08/20
F83 M4 – 08/20

F36 4GC – 06/21
F22 2er – 06/21
F87 M2 – 06/21
F23 2er – 10/21

G12 7er – 06/22
F48 X1 – 06/22

G30 5er – 10/23 (LCI SOP 07/20)

G31 5er – 02/24
F39 X2 – 02/24
G32 6GT – 06/24
G15 8er – 06/24

F40/F44 – 06/24

G14 8er – 10/24
G01 X3 – 10/24 (LCI SOP 07/21)

G16 8er – 02/25
G02 X4 – 06/25
G07 X7 – 07/25 (LCI SOP 08/22)
G29 Z4 – 10/25
G20 3er – 10/25 (LCI SOP 07/22)

G21 3er – 06/26
G05 X5 – 07/26
G06 X6 – 03/27 (LCI 04/23)

July 2018

  • Funny enough, F94 X7M was (is?) under consideration.
  • G24 (next 3GT) has been canceled. Good riddance.
  • G26 (next 4GC) will keep the hatchback. There are hints that it’s been delayed until 07/21.
  • At this time the only engine planned for the G42 (next 2er Coupe) is the B48.
  • I20 iNext will have at least two performance levels.

August 2018

  • EOP for F34 and F36 has been moved to 06/21. The former is likely to compensate for the cancellation of G24 and the latter should be seen as evidence of the next 4GC needing extra development time so it can become a more interesting (unusual?) car than its predecessor.

October 2018

  • The initial release of i4 will have an 80kWh battery and the choice of a single or dual motor drivetrain.
  • G80 M3 and G82 M4 Coupe currently have more variants than we’re used to seeing. First of all, it appears the manuals are still alive. However, there are hints that these cars will be available as both RWD and xDrive. For the first time in years, BMW is not going to force you into a car they think is best – they’ll let you choose. On top of that, there could be two different performance trims right out of the gate – you’ll get a Competition model that’s more different from the base M3/M4 than the old Competition Packages would provide.
  • On the other hand, G83 M4 Cabrio would have a more limited selection: a single model with the choice of transmission.
  • G42 will be produced from 08/21 to 03/29 and will possibly be made primarily or entirely in Mexico.

November 2018

  • BMW i4 is not going to be built from the ground up as a BEV. Instead, it will be one of the versions of G26, similar to the recently introduced iX3, though hopefully with better performance. It will start as a RWD or AWD with 80kWh battery. If you want a clean sheet BEV, you’ll have to wait for the I20. How closely the iNext concept reflects that future production car remains to be seen. Both i4 and I20 should be expected around 2021. In other words, I can confirm the AutoExpress report here: https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/10…stream-in-2021
  • G42 is confirmed to be built in Mexico.
  • G09 X8 exists outside car journos’ dreams.
  • The same i4 BEV drivetrain could also find its way into the Chinese 3er LWB (G28). I’m not seeing it in a regular G20 yet.

January 2019

  • Late arrival for the US 330e is confirmed: it won’t show up until at least a year from now.
  • There’s still no hint of an electric G20. It is highly probable that G26 will be the BEV model for the world and G28 – for China.
  • And that also means that G26 will be a true mix of 3GT and 4GC: long wheel base with a more streamlined hatchback body (which we’ve all just seen for the first time).
  • Build details for G80 M3 (not all of this is new, but I’m listing all info here for better readability)
    • Starts production in 2020 (more likely later in the year).
    • Standard equipment for all models will include M diff, adaptive suspension, M seats, Live dashboard.
    • Optional equipment will be pretty much the same as the regular G20, with the notable additions of carbon ceramic brakes (possibly not available on Pure), carbon bucket seats (likely not in the U.S.) and of course Merino leather, including full leather interiors.
    • See May 2019 comments for the items below.
      • Three performance levels: 444hp (Pure), 475hp (“base”), and 500hp (Competition).
      • Some versions will have RWD, others xDrive; both manual and automatic transmissions will be available. The reports that it will be Pure+manual+RWD, base+auto+xDrive, and Competition+auto+xDrive seem plausible but I don’t yet want to claim that no other combos will be available.
      • Pure and base will have 18″ front and 19″ rear wheels; Competition will have 19″/20″ as standard (optional on the other models).

March 2019

  • Potential models for G42 could include 220i, 220d, 220d xDrive, 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, and M240i xDrive.
  • The next 5 series range currently consists of G60 sedan, G61 touring, and G68 LWB.
  • The next generation RR Ghost EWB will include an all-electric version.
  • The first 48V vehicle will be G30 520d, likely intro in 2020. This system will later expand to other G30/G31 models, and possibly even F90. The next likely candidate for 48V is G01/G02.
  • There will be two i4 models: i4 60 and i4 80. Both will be available with RWD or AWD.
  • First news about the next (G87) M2: production 12/2022-03/2029, likely in Mexico.
  • G01 X3 and G02 X4 will have their life extended to 10/24 and 06/25. It’s possible Spartanburg will not be the primary production plant for their successors.
  • Live Dash will be added to X3M/X4M starting April 2020 production [added May 2].

May 2019

  • US X5 xDrive45e has been delayed until 2020 (MY2021).
  • In 2020 the G30 LCI will be released. At that point all significant new technology will be already installed on the pre-LCI G30 models so the LCI is going to be almost entirely cosmetic. The only new additions I see are the spread of the same energy conserving tech to other models (by then, G30 won’t be unique at that) and Driving Assistant Pro (the functionality first released on G05 X5) – for some reason G30 seems to be last in the line of models getting that option.
  • I am withdrawing most of my forecasting on G8x M3/M4. It appears the lineup has been significantly reshuffled, with at least one version cancelled for production. Furthermore, I can’t figure out the new situation well enough to describe it in detail. Therefore, I can no longer guarantee neither RWD nor manual models. All I know is that there will be M3/M4 and M3/M4 Competition, and that there will be more separation between regular and Competition models than before. Everything else is a mystery to me now. BMW, you win a point here.

July 2019

  • A new model will be added to the G30 lineup at LCI: 545e xDrive. It will have the same drivetrain as the new 745e, slightly detuned to 375hp.
  • G22 is coming as expected in July 2020. It will mostly copy the G20 lineup, with one exception: RWD M440i seems unlikely. Don’t expect manuals in the U.S.
  • Mild hybrid tech I mentioned first in the May update will start expanding quickly next year (G22 will have it at intro, but it’ll find its way into G05, G07, probably others I simply haven’t noticed).
  • iX3 specs: G08 (Chinese X3), 75kWh battery and RWD (will be denoted in the model name as “sDrive75″), 300hp, produced in China for worldwide sales, including North America, SOP in 2020. One unique feature, besides the drivetrain, will be autonomous driving capability included as standard. In the U.S., it will additionally have as standard: 19” aero wheels, adaptive suspension. Most options will be familiar from the existing X3, with the notable addition of “BMW Iconic Sounds”.
  • For our European friends: BMW is overhauling its diesel engine lineup. It looks like the stronger regulatory attention to diesel emissions has made it impossible to continue with the regular B47/B57 engines. Expect them all to become hybrids pretty quickly, with first examples of the technology appearing within the next few months. This is also why M340d is going to be delayed (my best guess is July 2020 and definitely no sooner than March 2020).
  • Based on the analysis of the very limited information available to me, I’m leaning towards “no manuals” for G8x and _all_ (not just US) G22 models. This is not yet something you could take to the bank but my confidence is pretty high. Sorry.
  • Production end for F33 and F83 has been moved forward to 08/20.

August 2019

  • G22 is 100% confirmed to be automatic only in the US. The same is true for all non-US G22 models available at market intro (I’m leaving open the possibility of a later non-US model addition that would have a manual, but even that is unlikely in my opinion). Confirmed US models are 430i, 430i xDrive, and M440i xDrive. M440i (RWD) is also possible but not yet confirmed.
  • G26 will be the platform for both regular 4GC and i4. Preliminary US lineup: 430i, 430i xDrive, M440i xDrive, i4 60 sDrive, i4 80 sDrive80, i4 80 xDrive. Intro in 2021, both gas and electric version will likely be introduced simultaneously.
  • One more F87 M2 model is possible. Just looking at timing, it should be something very special, with a very short production run. And it will be US only.
  • My current understanding of the G80 situation (lots of it is educated guessing so don’t give it your full confidence please):
    Initially, BMW planned to offer three models, positioned at 450ps (Pure), 480ps (base), and 510ps (Competition) (note that I’m using metric horsepower just like Flasch did in his recent interview). Pure would be RWD only, while the other two models would offer a choice of RWD and AWD. Early this year, the decision was made to cut the configuration planned as the base model, and adjust “Pure” to take its place. This also involved bumping the output of Pure’s engine to 480ps but not changing the actual drivetrain configuration – it was just a DME tune. With that, we were left with the RWD only 480ps M3 and the 510ps M3 Competition and M3 Competition M xDrive (now say that 20 times). I haven’t found anything that would describe the interplay between manual vs auto and RWD vs AWD, but it is likely that automatics will be offered for all configurations, while manuals will only be available on the two RWD versions.
  • Everything that’s happening with G80 is also true for G82 but not G83. The latter will not offer as much choice, likely sticking to a single model.

September 2019

  • Some G80 details: Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire, Dravit Grey, Portimao Blue, Tanzanite Blue, Isle of Man Green, Sao Paolo Yellow, Toronto Red. Interiors: black, orange/black, blue/black (merino leather, partial or full). The M specific sport seats will be standard, but there will also be optional CF bucket seats (seen in the latest spy photo), available also in the U.S. Speaking of carbon fiber, there’ll be much more CF trim available without the need to go to the performance catalog.
  • Non-US news but interesting enough to post: BMW is readying a new version of F40 targeted squarely at Golf GTI. It’ll use the same engine as M135i but it will be detuned to 260hp and drive the front wheels. The current name for this model is “128ti”, but in all ways it’s going to be an M Performance model, with M aero bits, M sport brakes, sport suspension, special sport seats, and other goodies. Though still no manual transmission.
  • We should see the M5 CS in 2-3 years.
  • The next 8 cylinder M motor is going to be called S68. Most likely, it will be an evolution of S63, not something radically new. I would expect some electrification with the internal combustion side mostly staying the same. Maybe it will be the engine for M5 CS, maybe for something farther in the future – not sure yet.
  • The on-again off-again X1 M35i is on again.
  • The first M Performance PHEV vehicle is coming: M750Le xDrive.
  • BMW is planning to offer the largest battery among all BEVs on the market at 120kWh. It will go into the model that we haven’t seen yet, and I’m not yet going to speculate on the car itself.
  • G22 M440i RWD is now confirmed (something I wasn’t 100% sure about when I wrote my August update).
  • Fun new colors for G22/G23: San Remo Green, Arctic Race Blue.
  • US X1 xDrive28e has been cancelled.

November 2019

  • It is possible F40/F44 will have a shortened lifecycle of 5 years without LCI (like we saw with the previous X5). As a total speculation, I wonder if this is because the current platform is not suitable for a proper BEV (the platform sibling Cooper SE is ridiculously weak sauce for 2019, while U06 and derivatives will hopefully be much better in that regard).
  • The likely market model name for iNext is simply “iX”. The battery sizes are no longer used for model designation, instead we’ll have “xDrive40”, “xDrive50” and “M50 xDrive”.
  • X8 is shaping up to be a halo high performance SUV, with M45e as the entry level model.
  • A note for nomenclature nerds: the mild-hybrid diesels are no longer designated “Bx7” but instead are called “XD5”. 20d is XD5141O0, 40d is XD5151O0. The 5th position (“4” or “5”) and the 7th position (“O” or “T”) show which diesel engine is at the core of that drivetrain, so the former uses the B47O1, while the latter has B57T2 (T levels are not carried over).
















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