New for 2019:BMW

Christian Wardlaw | Jan 29, 2019

To say that BMW is busy is a gross understatement. For 2019, two new models debut: the 8 Series coupe and convertible, and the X7 3-row SUV. Redesigns arrive for the 3 Series, X4, X5, and Z4. New battery technology improves the i3 and i8, while new performance versions of the M2, M5, and X2 debut. Additionally, BMW is rolling out new driver assistance, collision avoidance, instrumentation, infotainment, and personal assistant technologies to it latest models.

2019 BMW 3 Series Sedan
2019 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Detailed changes for each BMW car and SUV are shown on the pages that follow, the vehicles listed in alphabetical order.

2019 BMW 2 Series

  • New M2 Competition performance model debuts as standard specification
  • New twin-turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine derived from M3/M4 powerplant
  • Engine makes 405 hp and 406 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission (DCT)
  • Accelerates to 60 mph in four seconds with DCT, according to BMW
  • M Driver’s Package raises top speed from 155 mph to 174 mph
  • New oil supply, engine cooling, exhaust, and adjustable drivetrain systems
  • Reworked steering, suspension, braking, and stability control systems
  • Carbon fiber reinforced plastic strut brace from M3 and M4
  • New forged 19-inch aluminum wheels
  • New M Sport front seats with black leather and blue or orange accents
  • Standard Active Driving Assistant and Park Distance Control systems
  • New exterior colors: Mineral Gray and Sunset Orange

2019 BMW 3 Series

  • 3 Series sedan is redesigned for 2019
  • Reduced weight, improved aerodynamics, enhanced driving dynamics
  • Launch model is 330i with and without xDrive
  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 255 hp
  • Manual gearbox cancelled; standard 8-speed automatic
  • xDrive all-wheel-drive is available
  • Luxury Line, Sport Line, and M Sport Line trim packages
  • Upgraded driver assistance, collision avoidance, and infotainment systems
  • More powerful M340i variant is coming for 2020 model year
  • Plug-in hybrid 330e version is coming for 2020 model year
  • Gran Turismo, Sport Wagon, and M3 cancelled or on hiatus

2019 BMW 4 Series

  • Recently refreshed and due to move to the new BMW 3 Series platform, the 4 Series coupe, convertible and 5-door hatchback continue for 2019 without significant announced modifications

2019 BMW 5 Series

  • New M5 Competition performance model debuts
  • Most powerful M5 in history with 617 hp and a wider band of peak torque
  • Acceleration to 60 mph takes 3.1 seconds
  • Unique styling and interior details
  • Specific light aluminum wheels, M Sport exhaust, engine mounts, transmission oil cooler, and chassis tuning

2019 BMW 6 Series

  • Lineup chopped to Gran Coupe and Gran Turismo body styles
  • Gran Coupe is a 4-door with a rakish roofline and small greenhouse
  • Gran Turismo is a 5-door hatchback with plenty of interior room and a taller ride height
  • Gran Coupe offered in 640i or 650i model series with or without xDrive all-wheel drive, and in M6 or Alpina B6 performance model variants
  • Gran Turismo available as a 640i xDrive in Sport Line, Luxury Line, or M Sport trim

2019 BMW 7 Series

  • With a substantially refreshed 7 Series coming for the 2020 model year, the 2019 edition continues without significant announced changes

2019 BMW 8 Series

  • New flagship luxury performance coupe and convertible
  • Launch model is the M850i xDrive
  • Twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine making 523 hp
  • Standard 8-speed sport automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Standard premium leather upholstery, with available ventilation
  • Long list of driver assistance and collision avoidance systems
  • Standard Live Cockpit Professional instrumentation and iDrive 7.0
  • Optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound audio system
  • Convertible’s fabric roof can be lowered or raised in 15 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph

2019 BMW i3

  • Updated battery technology extends electric driving range to 153 miles
  • With the optional range-extender engine, i3 travels up to 200 miles before needing electricity or gasoline
  • Standard iDrive 6.0 infotainment system
  • New options include Wi-Fi, wireless device charging, full LED headlights with cornering lights and automatic high-beam headlights
  • Interior color changes: Mega World Carum Spice Gray SensaTec leatherette, and Tera World Dark Truffle premium leather
  • New paint color: Jucaro Beige with Frozen Gray accents

2019 BMW i8

  • Updated BMW i8 adds a new roadster variant to plug-in hybrid sports car lineup
  • The i8 Roadster’s top opens in under 16 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph
  • More powerful battery allows drivetrain to make 369 hp, offers greater electric-only driving range at 18 miles
  • Improved charging cable includes a temperature sensor
  • Infotainment system adopts iDrive 6.0 technology with 8.8-inch touchscreen display
  • Interior available with carbon fiber trim, new Tera World Copper color scheme
  • New exterior paint colors include E-Copper and Donington Gray

2019 BMW X1

  • BMW announces no significant changes to its popular entry-level crossover SUV for 2019

2019 BMW X2

  • X2 xDrive35i variant debuts, supplying greater performance
  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine making 302 hp and 332 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 8-speed sport automatic with Launch Control
  • Standard M Sport and M Performance components and tuning
  • Accelerates to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, according to BMW
  • Exterior styling, seats are unique to this performance-oriented X2

2019 BMW X3

  • One year after a complete redesign, BMW announces no significant changes to the X3
  • A performance-tuned X3 M is coming soon, likely for 2020

2019 BMW X4

  • Redesigned for 2019, remains a fastback version of BMW X3
  • Longer, wider, but lower and featuring a lower center of gravity
  • Launch vehicles are the xDrive30i and M40i model series
  • An X4 M version is coming soon, likely for 2020
  • Standard xLine or available M Performance trim for xDrive30i
  • Standard M Performance trim for M40i, with BMW Individual options available
  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine makes 248 hp in xDrive30i
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine makes 355 hp in M40i
  • Standard 8-speed automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel drive
  • M40i versions get a full performance massage with lots of M-specific hardware
  • Numerous driving assistance and collision avoidance systems
  • Standard iDrive 6.0 with natural voice recognition and gesture control systems
  • More rear seat room, and BMW says three people will fit
  • Cargo space measures 18.5 cu.-ft. behind the rear seat
  • Maximum cargo capacity is 50.5 cu.-ft.
  • Ground clearance measures 8 inches

2019 BMW X5

  • Redesigned midsize luxury SUV
  • Longer, wider, and taller with more passenger and cargo space
  • Launch models include X5 xDrive40i and X5 xDrive 50i
  • Standard, xLine and M Sport trim packages
  • Available BMW Individual premium materials and colors
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine makes 335 hp in xDrive40i
  • Twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine makes 456 hp in xDrive50i
  • Improved 8-speed automatic, next-generation xDrive all-wheel-drive system
  • New Off-Road Package with air suspension and locking rear differential
  • Optional third-row seat expands passenger capacity from five to seven
  • Standard BMW Live Cockpit Professional instrumentation and iDrive 7.0 infotainment system
  • Available Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound audio system and rear-seat entertainment system
  • Numerous standard and available driver assistance and collision avoidance systems
  • Debuts BMW’s new Emergency Stop Assistant technology
  • Offers 33.9 cu.-ft. of cargo space behind the second-row seat
  • Maximum cargo volume measures 72.3 cu.-ft.
  • X5 can tow just over 7,200 lbs. when properly equipped
  • Performance-tuned X5 M goes on hiatus

2019 BMW X6

  • As BMW prepares to replace the X6, it continues without announced changes in what is likely to be its final model year in current format

2019 BMW X7

  • New flagship SUV with three rows of seats
  • Launches in xDrive40i and xDrive50i model series
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine makes 335 hp in xDrive40i
  • Twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine makes 456 hp in xDrive50i
  • Standard 8-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive
  • Offers 8.7 inches of ground clearance, maximum tow rating of 7,500 lbs.
  • Supplies 48.6 cu.-ft. of cargo space behind second-row seat
  • Maximum cargo capacity measures 90.4 cu.-ft.
  • Numerous standard driver assistance and collision avoidance systems
  • Available Level 2 semi-autonomous driving aids
  • Standard Live Cockpit Professional instrumentation and iDrive 7.0 infotainment system
  • Available Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system, rear entertainment system

2019 BMW Z4

  • Redesigned 2-seat roadster with soft convertible top
  • Launch model is the sDrive30i, with a more powerful M40i coming for 2020
  • Longer, wider, and taller than outgoing Z4, with improved trunk space
  • Retains perfect 50:50 weight distribution
  • sDrive30i equipped with 255-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Standard 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Available M Sport performance upgrades for sDrive30i
  • Numerous standard and available driver assist and collision avoidance systems
  • Live Cockpit Professional instrumentation and iDrive 7.0 infotainment system

 

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