BMW freshens model range for 2014

BMW 2 Series coupe 2014 front action
23 Jan, 2014 9:30am Jonathan Burn

New engine options and xDrive all-wheel drive are now offered on BMW 2 Series, 3 Series GT and 4 Series variants

BMW has made revisions to the new 2 Series lineup, 3 Series GT and 4 Series model ranges for 2014. Two new diesel engines will be available in the 2 Series, while the German manufacturer has added another diesel engine to the 4 Series range and now offers the xDrive all-wheel drive system on the 4 Series convertible for the first time.

The 2 Series lineup – which replaces the outgoing 1 Series Coupe range – sees the addition of two new diesel engines. Badged the 218d, the new variant is powered by a 141bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine able to return a claimed 64mpg while emitting 114g/km of CO2. The second diesel offering comes in the shape of the 225d, again powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine but developing 215bhp. BMW claims economy of 60mpg with CO2 output at 124g/km.

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Changes to the 4 Series range include the addition of a fourth diesel engine, badged the 425d. It uses the same 215bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine that will be offered in the 2 Series, with economy suffering slightly at 56mpg and emissions of 131g/km. BMW will also offer a new 430d xDrive variant, bringing the number of models featuring four-wheel drive up to six. Under the bonnet a 255bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine will be fitted. The XDrive system will also be offered on the 4 Series convertible for the first time, featuring on the 428i xDrive Convertible.

BMW has also increased model choice on the 3 Series GT range, with the option of a 330d GT variant. Power comes from a 255bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission fitted as standard. BMW also now offers the 330d GT and 335d GT with the option of the xDrive all-wheel drive system.

Changes to all models will be available in the spring, with pricing to be announced closer to that date.

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