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2020 BMW Model Year Changes
  
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All of the BMW changes for the 2020 model year. So far: 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, M2, M4, M8, X1, X3 M, X4 M, X5, X7 and Z4.

2 Series

2020 BMW 2 Series Coupe

Park Distance Control is now standard, with sonar that warns of obstructions at parking speeds in the front and the rear. Frontal Collision Warning and City Collision Mitigation (autonomous braking) are also now standard on 2 Series.

3 Series Sedan

2020 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The M340 version with the inline turbocharged 6-cylinder finally arrives, stuffed with 382 horsepower, getting close to previous M3 territory. Like the 330i, the M340i will only offer an 8-speed automatic and rear or xDrive all-wheel drive. No manual is on the table.

3 Series Gran Turismo

Gone for 2020.

3 Series Sports Wagon

Also gone. Will it return? With BMW adding even more sport utilities and crossovers and the popularity of wagons waning even in Europe, it's doubtful.

4 Series Convertible

2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible

The Active Driving Assistant package is now standard; it includes Daytime Pedestrian Protection (camera based warning and automatic braking for pedestrians), Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation (autonomous braking), Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and rear Cross Traffic Alert.

4 Series Coupe

2020 BMW 4 Series Coupe

The Active Driving Assistant package is now standard; it includes Daytime Pedestrian Protection (camera based warning and automatic braking for pedestrians), Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation (autonomous braking), Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and rear Cross Traffic Alert.

4 Series Gran Coupe

2020 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

The Active Driving Assistant package is now standard; it includes Daytime Pedestrian Protection (camera based warning and automatic braking for pedestrians), Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation (autonomous braking), Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and rear Cross Traffic Alert.

5 Series

2020 BMW 5 Series Sedan

The M550i's 4.4 twin turbocharged V8 engine gets an upgrade, producing 523 horsepower now, up from 455 and 553 pound-feet of torque, up from only 480. Comfort Access keyless hands-free entry and driving is now standard on all models.

7 Series

2020 BMW 7 Series European model courtesy BMW News

After four years, the 7 Series gets an extensive refresh for 2020. Front and rear bumpers, hood, headlights, taillights and front fenders are all redesigned. The grille has been enlarged to an almost ridiculous degree, in keeping with other recent BMWs.

All current models will return right away except the Alpina B7. The new Alpina will appear later, bearing a 205 MPH top speed.

The 740e plug-in hybrid becomes the 745e. The turbocharged 4-cylinder is replaced by the inline-six turbo and the entire conglomeration gets 67 extra horsepower, for 389 combined ponies and 442 pound-feet of torque. The 740i gets an upgrade, now boasting 335 horsepower (15 more), but carrying the same name. The 750i gets a substantial bump: 80 horsepower, now totaling 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, using an engine shared with the new M850i. The big-daddy M760i retains its 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V12, which gets retuned for 37 pound-feet more torque at 627 total. The 750i is only available with xDrive all-wheel drive, now, as it was when this generation 7 Series was introduced in 2015, so the rear-wheel drive 750i may reappear.

The Parking Assistant is upgraded to "Plus" status, which means the driver no longer has to control the brakes, transmission and accelerator during automated parking. The system is now standard on all 7 Series as is the Surround View Cameras with a full overhead 360-degree view.

20-way power seats and memory for the front passenger seat are now standard, as are a heated steering wheel and wireless Qi standard charging.

M2 Competition

2020 BMW M2 Competition

No changes. The price is even the same.

M4

BMW M4 Coupe

No changes.

M8

2020 BMW M8 Competition Convertible European model

A 600 horsepower 4.4 twin turbocharged V8 and an 8-speed automatic transmission power this new M8 through all four wheels. Huge standard and even huger carbon fiber optional brakes are in place for stops via a brake-by-wire system. Coupe versions get a full carbon fiber roof to lower the center of gravity and reduce weight. 

A Competition Package includes 17 extra horsepower, stiffer motor mounts, louder variable exhaust system, firmer suspension settings and a Track driving mode.

X1

2020 BMW X1 courtesy BMW

The X1 receives refreshed new styling with revised bumpers, larger front grille (of course!), angular new lower air intakes and new rectangular LED fog lights to replace the conventional round ones. Inside a larger infotainment screen: 8.8 inches.

X3 M

2020 BMW X3 M courtesy BMW News

The newest member of the M performance family is an X3 with a 473 horsepower twin-turbocharged inline 6-cylinder with 442 pound-feet of torque. The X3 M Competition ups the ante to 503 horsepower. Either way, huge 15.6-inch front and 14.6-inch rear brakes are vented and drilled for excellent stopping power.

X4 M

2020 BMW X4 M courtesy BMW News

The coupe-style X4 is also now avaiable as an M. With the same 473 or 503-horsepower and big brakes as the X3 M, the X4 M just rolls it in a sportier package, although with a lot less cargo space.

X5

2020 BMW X5

A new performance variant is available. With almost 70 more horsepower than the xDrive50i, the new X5 M50i is not exactly a full "M" model, but 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque is a nice upgrade. The performance variant also includes specific suspension tuning, a limited-slip M Sport differential that distributes power to help cornering and a mean exhaust system to make with the nice growly sounds. Launch control and shift paddles add to the fun. But don't think that a full X5 M won't eventually show up with even more power.

21 or 22-inch tires and M Sport brakes, already available on other models, will be included.

X7

2020 BMW X7

The big family X7 gets an M50i variant just like the X5: growly exhaust, performance suspension, 21 or 22-inch wheels, launch control and 523 horsepower.

Z4

2020 BMW Z4

The mean, M40i six-cylinder turbocharged version with 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque becomes available. Also: a 6-speed manual transmission will be coming later on for the sDrive30i, turbocharged 4-cylinder model.

 
 

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