For the past few weeks, BMWNA has been conducting an internal training with all the BMW dealerships in the country. The BMW Client Advisors were invited to the training that focused on the upcoming 2009 BMW 3 Series Facelift, the BMW 335d and X5d.
Courtesy of Jim Wozniak, a Client Advisor at NewMotorsAutoMall, we are able to show you the full presentation given by the BMW North America folks. It’s about 71 pages long, but it’s an interesting read with tons of photos.
Here are some key points:
- Interior 3 Series improved refinement
- Standard Active Headrests
- windows controls moved 20 mm towards the driver
- New iDrive
- Three new exterior colors: Space Gray, Blue Water, Tasman Green
- New Fine Line Aluminum replaces current trim
- Light Burl Walnut Wood replaces Light Poplar Wood
- Two new leather choices: Oyster Dakota and Saddle Brown
- Chestnut Brown Dakota leather replaces Terracotta Leather
- Finally, the 3 Series will be getting front and read PDC sensors
- Sport Package getting new wheel options and High Gloss Shadowline
- Cold Weather package will include heated steering wheel
- BMW 335d and X5d coming early 2009 (yes, we reported that earlier but BMW said November, still unclear)
- Automatic transmission only on the 335d and no xDrive
- Diesel Exhaust Fluid(DEF) service intervals: 11, 000 miles for the X5 and 13,000 miles for the 335d
- When DEF indicator shows zero miles, the car will not start anymore
- Better fuel economy for the 335d: 23MPG City and 33MPG Hwy
- Better fuel economy for the X5d: 19MPG City and 26MPG Hwy
- BMW X5 xdrive35d will give you a saving of 3.7 cents per-mile
- iDrive: 80GB Hard Drive with 12GB reserved for music
- New iDrive started off with 4 versions and based on the customer testing, the iDrive 2.0 was chosen
There are many other interesting information and the presentation is very well laid out, so you should be able to scan through it quickly.
For those of you have wondered if the diesel engines will indeed save you money, despite the higher cost per-gallon, here is an analysis done by BMW. I know Mark, one of our old time readers, has always been against the diesel, let’s see if this will change his mind :)
If you have further questions about any of the items above, Jim Wozniak can help you get an answer, feel free to reach out to him or you can also leave a comment on here.