Bavarian Motor Works- BMW happens to be the most popular car of the century. Many different cars in the world dont campare to at least half of what a BMW is. Confirmed for 2010, HD radio is now standard, and automatic high beams are an option. The 128i Coupe loses its standard sunroof; it’s now a $1,050 option. The standard stereo now includes HD radio, and automatic high beams have been added to the options list. The 328i and 328ix sedans, wagons and convertibles get new wheels, while the 328i/ix coupe and sedan no longer get a sunroof as standard.
The navigation system has been upgraded and BMW Individual customization options have been expanded.
Three new models join the 7-series lineup: The all-wheel-drive 750i xDrive, the V12-powered 760i, and the ActiveHybrid 7, all available in standard or long-wheelbase (750Li/760Li) versions. The 760 gets an all-new 6-liter V12 engine with twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection. Output is 544 horsepower, and peak torque — all 553 lb-ft of it — is delivered from 1,500 all the way up to 5,000 RPM. The 760 will play host to BMW’s first 8-speed automatic transmission and will get all the comfort and convenience features in BMW’s arsenal, including air suspension, four-zone climate control, night vision and adaptive cruise control that can start and stop as needed in heavy traffic. The ActiveHybrid 7 uses the 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 with auto-stop functionality and a lithium-ion battery. BMW says the ActiveHybrid 7 will accelerate to 60 in 4.8 seconds, making it one of the fastest hybrids in the world. BMW will offer an M-Sport Package for all non-hybrid 7s, which includes 19″ wheels with performance tires (20″ optional), unique interior and body trim, and an Active Roll Stabilization system for rear-drive models.
FOUR-CYLINDER ENGINES: BMW hasn’t sold a 4-cylinder car in the US since they axed the slow-selling 318ti in 1999. But higher CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards have BMW considering four-cylinder engines for the 1-series, 3-series, X1 and X3. BMW is reportedly working on a high-tech direct-injection four-cylinder engine that produces more power than the normally-aspirated inline six in the 128i and 328i. The problem? The new engine could cost more than the current inline six, and BMW isn’t sure American buyers will be willing to pay a premium for two fewer cylinders.