Here’s what’s new from BMW’s latest world premiere

by Katherine Arteche
28 May 2020

New models in the 5 Series, 6 Series GT and the X2 xDrive25e.

  • X2 XDRIVE 25E

5 Series and 6 Series GT

The new BMW 5301 Touring

The 5 Series is among BMW’s classics, having first been introduced in 1972. Today's digital presentation saw a few additions to the line, comprising new Sedan and Touring models. This was then followed by the new Series 6 Gran Turismo, a recent addition which has been in steady demand since its debut just a mere three years ago.

The new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

The three models receive updates to the exterior, including a new clean design on both the front and rear ends. The M Sport package includes newly designed aerodynamic features, and the wheels are bumped up to size in 18- to 20-inch formats. The body also gets a new coat of paint with options of four to seven new shades (four for the Series 5 and seven for the Series 6 GT).

The driving experience includes a dashboard operating system that runs on the BMW Operating System 7 that is integrated with an in-house map navigational system, Android smartphone and Apple CarPlay compatibility and an Intelligent Personal Assistant. 

  • X2 XDRIVE 25E

X2 xDrive 25e

The new BMW X2 xDrive25e

The X2 xDrive 25e is the brand’s latest testament to its pursuit of electric driving. It is the fourth and latest generation of BMW eDrive technology developed for plug-in hybrid models. 

The reveal boasts a compact design in a blue metallic finish. It also heralds a new front design without fog lights, a standard that’s implemented for all X2 models from July 2020 onwards.

It runs on a three-cylinder combustion engine that powers up the front and rear wheels with torque and electric motor to create a hybrid all-wheel drive configuration. During the speed tests, the X2 xDrive25e was recorded to have taken 6.8 seconds from a standing start to 100 km/h.

Three types of driving modes can be enabled – the Auto eDrive standard setting, the Max eDrive mode and the Save Battery Mode. Each mode is configured to a specific power usage activity, from optimum use of both power units to using all-electric power.

In case you missed it, click here to watch the livestream on YouTube.