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Christopher Bruce2013-05-06 13:33:02

BMW Gets EU6 Certification for Most Models, Rolls Out More Summer Updates

More four-wheel drive options, transmission options and driving modes

The 318d and 335d is getting the new eight-speed automatic

BMWBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
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will roll out comprehensive technology upgrades to its cars this summer that will improve emissions and offer new technologies.

As part of the upgrades, all of BMW's TwinPower Turbo models and M models will meet EU6 emissions. Several of its diesel motors have also received the certification. The EU6 emission standard becomes law in September 2014. 

It is also adding five new all-wheel drive models of the 1 Series1 Series Gen.2 [F20] BMW 1 Series Gen.2 [F20] Germany, 2011 > present166 versions
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and 3 SeriesBMW 3 Series Gen.6 [F30/F31]BMW BMW 3 Series Gen.6 [F30/F31]Germany, 2012 > present210 versions
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. They include the 118d118d ATBMW 118d ATGermany, 2012 > present3 photos
three-door and five-door, 318d sedan318d ModernBMW 318d ModernGermany, 2012 > present2 photos
and Touring318d Touring ATBMW 318d Touring ATGermany, 2012 > present2 photos
, and 335d sedan. 

BMW's eight-speed automatic transmission will also roll out to more models and is available with at least one engine in every BMW series. The version on the 1 Series, 3 Series and 6 Series6 Series Gen.3BMW 6 Series Gen.3Germany, 2011 > present80 versions
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will get a Launch Control function, which was previously only available on the M models. All models with the eight-speed automatic get steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. 

The ECO PRO Mode is getting a software upgrade that adds a coasting function and tells the driver when the best time to begin slowing down for corners is. All versions of the 1 Series, 3 Series and 6 Series get the upgrade this summer. The coasting mode allows the drivetrain to be disconnected from the wheels, so the car coasts with no drivetrain losses. When combined with the anticipation assistant, the system analyzes data from the navigation system to suggest to drivers the best time to coast or to slow down for corners for optimum fuel economy. 

BMW is also rolling out its lane departure warning and automatic braking system out to further models. The Head-Up Display now offers more colors to make it easier to see, and it can be configures to show even more information. 

The 7 Series will get optional leather sport steering wheel that can adjust the drive settings. The BMW Night Vision system has also been updated to recognize animals and recognize pedestrians better, and it will be available on the 6 Series and 7 Series7 Series Gen.5BMW 7 Series Gen.5Germany, 2009 > present53 versions
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All of these upgrades will be available in BMW's this summer. 





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