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BMW’s Complete Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 Line-up Will Be Full of Surprises

The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show is slowly creeping in, and we’re now a little over a week away from seeing it all unfold. It’s now that most manufacturers that will be attending start revealing their line-ups and BMW is no exception.
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The 7 Series will be making its public debut in front of a live audience on the shiny floors of the IAA, and we’ve known that for a while now. It will come with all of its new technologies like the laser headlights, individual options, gesture control and 3D camera system.

We hear that customers and interested parties will even have the chance to watch the car being parked using the key fob, something the Munich-based company has been really proud of.

Next to the 7 Series we’ll be looking at the new X1. Unveiled earlier this summer, the car even went on sale but has never before been presented to an audience at an auto show. This will be its big break as well.

Just as we told you yesterday, the X1 range will be completed with three new variants, two of which are using 3-cylinder mills for the first time in the history of the model.

Three plug-in hybrids will celebrate their world premieres


The same can be said about the 3 Series Facelift that will also be making a world debut on the Frankfurt stage. Bringing its host of technological improvements to the table and its new taillights with LED strips inside, the best selling model from BMW’s line-up will be presented in 330e Sedan guise. That’s a plug-in hybrid making 252 HP at most thanks to a 2-liter petrol unit under the bonnet and an electric motor included in the gearbox casing.

The second plug-in hybrid using eDrive to be unveiled will be the new 225xe Active Tourer, a model we told you all about yesterday. In short, it’s a people carrier with a powertrain that mirrors the i8.

Using a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder mill up front and an electric motor in the back, the 225xe can benefit from 224 HP at max when needed. BMW also assures us that it will be a blast to drive.

Last but not least we have the recently unveiled 740Le model, a hybrid that follows in the footsteps of the X5 xDrive40e, with the same powertrain. That means it uses a 2-liter petrol engine up front making 245 HP and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque as well as an electric one on the rear axle that provides plenty of electric grunt to take the total output up to 313 HP and some 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque.

 

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