BMW 440i And 325d Coming In Spring

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Alongside the launch of the BMW M3 and M4 Competition Package models, the German automaker has announced a number of improvements for its model lineup from spring 2016.

For the high-selling 3-Series, the 325d Sedan and 325d Touring have been added to the range, both with a 224 hp twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cyinder diesel. According to BMW, the Sedan sprints to 100 km/h in just 6.1 seconds and the Touring in 6.3 seconds.

Excluding the M4, the "regular" 4-Series is now topped-out by the 440i. It has the same 3.0-liter inline-six engine as the 340i offering up 326 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. Power is funneled to the rear wheels via either a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed auto. Performance is impressive, as the 44oi can reach 100 km/h in 5 seconds dead.

Elsewhere, the recently-revealed M4 GTS is now available with advanced M Carbon Compound wheels. The automaker claims these are the first production wheels combining carbon fiber and aluminum in their construction and weigh 7 kg less than the forged ones.

The range-topping BMW 7-Series is also welcoming a new model for spring 2016 with the roll-out of the 740Li from March, utilizing a 326 hp 3.0-liter petrol engine that returns an impressive 37.7 mpg.

A number of new options finish the changes, including the xDrive all-wheel drive derivatives of the 2-Series GranTourer, a rear-view camera as standard for the X6 and the so-called 'Open Air' package, now available on the 2-Series Convertible, 4-Series Convertible and M4 Convertible.

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