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Updates at BMW, more powerful M5 and new 1-series


Updates at BMW, more powerful M5 and new 1-series

Updates at BMW, more powerful M5 and new 1-series

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BMW is well on its way to becoming a full-line manufacturer with plans to launch several all new models in niches not normally reserved for the luxury marques. We’ve previously reported about a new 3-series based crossover and a possible M10 super-sports car, but we now have information about several new models due before the end of the year.

Just around the corner are the new coupe and convertible versions of the entry-level 1-series, with both cars expected to get more powerful engines than the current hatch. A new 123d model will appear with the superb 204hp 400Nm 2.0L diesel, as well as a new 125i petrol version.

BMW’s 286hp 580Nm straight-six diesel engine will appear in a new X5 3.0sd and will also end up in the facelifted 6-series coupe due at September’s Frankfurt Auto Show. After that, we can expect to see the arrival of the all-new E71 X6 crossover.

Finally, the M5 super-sedan will come in for some upgrades. The performance saloon will get several additions to the interior, including a new heads-up-display system, as well as an upgrade to its 5.0L V10 motor to prepare it for Audi’s upcoming RS6. Word on the street is that it’ll produce around 520 to 530hp, but there’s no mention when the updated model will be released.

Via: Autoblog.nl
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  1. doubt there will be an engine upgrade. that will just piss the current m5 owners off
     
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  2. Current owners always see new new models and updates of the current ones.
    Look at the Corvette power increase from 400 HP to 436 HP (mid cycle model update).
    Only the stupid owners get pissed off.

    As for the M5 power upgrade, BMW should better work on reducing the weight!
     
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  3. Look at the 2006 300i (e90), the new model came out with 255hp, then for 2007 they came out with the 335i with 300+hp, and there was next to now price increase, now that pissed off 330 owners who thought they were buying the first year of a new generation, only to find out that the next year their car was discontinued.
     
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