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At the end of spring, the European line was updated as planned, and the range became even wider! The “five” has added the top version 540d xDrive with a six-cylinder diesel engine, the compact van 2-Series Active Tourer and the X1/X2 crossovers now have intermediate front-wheel drive versions sDrive20d with a four-cylinder engine. Another update in the spirit of the times is the debut of the BMW 530e plug-in hybrids with xDrive all-wheel drive.

A year ago, during the debut of the BMW 5-Series in the G60 body, it was announced that rechargeable hybrids would join the range in the spring of 2024. And so it happened, and at first they offered two versions (530e and 550e xDrive), and now a third has been added – 530e xDrive. The “senior” gasoline-electric version with a 3.0-liter engine develops 489 forces and 700 Nm, the “junior” with a 2.0-liter engine develops 299 forces and 450 Nm.

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Expansion of the range of diesel engines also suggested itself: now a moderate-hybrid all-wheel drive version of the 540d xDrive with a 3.0-liter inline-six has appeared on sale. Peak output is 303 power and 670 Nm. But for front-wheel drive BMWs they offered a 2.0-liter diesel engine, which, coupled with a 48-volt starter-generator, produces up to 163 horsepower and 400 Nm. This motor is available on the X1/X2 and on the 2-Series Active Tourer in the sDrive20d variant.

The last time BMW expanded its “global” range was in February, and then buyers were offered diesel, hybrid, and electric versions. Simplification of the Euro-7 eco-standard allows automakers to take their time with electrification and maintain a variety of fuel versions longer.

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