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Latest news from BMW.

It’s been a busy few months for BMW, including a couple of award victories, the introduction of new technology to increase performance and reduced fuel consumption and the availability of Android Auto to optimise smartphone integration.

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BMW X Range

BMW X5 xDrive 45e

Double Whatcar? award winners.

The BMW 330e claimed “Hybrid Executive Car of the Year” and BMW X5 xDrive45e ‘Hybrid Luxury SUV of the Year’ in the inaugural What Car? Electric Car Awards in August 2020. What Car? named the two BMW models among its top picks in a number of buyer-friendly categories, supporting consumers who are looking to make the switch to an electrified vehicle.

3 Series

3 Series named ‘Most Loved’ at AutoTrader.

BMW has achieved success at the fourth annual Auto Trader New Car Awards, with the BMW 3 Series awarded 2020’s ‘Most Loved Car.’ Voted only by consumers, awards came from a total of 181,000 votes, making it a credible reflection of public opinion. Erin Baker, Editorial Director of Auto Trader, commented: "So many owners this year said ‘I love my 3 Series’ that it was the runaway winner of Auto Trader’s Most Loved Car Award, with its brilliant driving dynamics and sporty styling."

BMW X Range

Increased performance and reduced consumption.

BMW has announced the addition of 48-volt mild hybrid technology across the range – this will help to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. From July 2020 onwards, the technology will be used in 51 models, including 6cyl diesel engines in BMW 7 Series, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7 models.

Android auto

Optimised smartphone integration.

Depending on the model series, either standard or optional smartphone integration will enable use not just of Apple CarPlay but also of the digital services provided by Android Auto in numerous current BMW models as of summer 2020.

Android auto also brings smartphone apps to the car, including digital voice assistant Google Assistant, the map service Google Maps, music streaming services such as Spotify and Amazon Music, and the messaging service WhatsApp.