With the standard Performance Battery, the new entry-level model delivers up to 300 kW in overboost mode with Launch Control; this increases to an output of up to 350 kW with the optional Performance Battery Plus. Nominal power is 240 kW (326 PS) or 280 kW (380 PS) respectively. As the youngest member of the model family, the Taycan includes, right from the start, the new features introduced in the other versions at the model year changeover. For instance, the Plug & Charge function enables convenient charging and payments without the need for cards or an app: as soon as the charging cable is plugged in, the Taycan establishes encrypted communication with the Plug & Charge-compatible charging station. The charging process then starts automatically. Payments are also processed automatically.
The new BMW 530e Sedan - The exterior design
The exterior design of the BMW 5 Series is characterized by sporty elegance and a clear surface design. With precise modifications, the presence and stylish sportiness of the Sedan and Touring model in particular are now expressed even more intensively. The BMW kidney has gained in width and height, now extends further down into the front apron and is framed by a one-piece frame. With their now flatter contours, the headlights present the focused look typical of BMW in a modern interpretation. Two side-by-side U-shaped or optionally L-shaped daytime running light sources create a precise, modern light graphic. New full-LED headlights including Adaptive Bend Lighting, BMW Selective Beam glare-free high beam with Matrix technology and High Beam Assist are offered as optional equipment. Likewise, BMW Laser Light is now available for all BMW 5 Series model variants. In both optional headlight variants, the outer daytime running lights also take over the function of the direction indicators in each case. Black surrounds and new L-shaped graphics also give the taillights of the new BMW 5 Series a particularly striking appearance. The taillight and brake light are integrated into a common illuminant, which for the first time forms a single unit with the strongly three-dimensionally modeled exterior light lens. Regardless of equipment line and engine, all models in the new BMW 5 Series are now equipped with trapezoidal tailpipe trims.
Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, the iX sees BMW redefining the successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. With its completely newly developed, precise and minimalist design, the BMW iX is the first representative of a trailblazing generation of cars poised to redefine the driving experience, the feeling of space inside and the relationship between vehicles and those on board. The BMW iX harnesses the latest innovations in the fields of electrification, automated driving and connectivity to deliver a mobility experience which puts people more than ever at its heart. To this end, its design has been developed from the inside out. The BMW iX has been created to provide quality of life and wellbeing for drivers and passengers. The clear and minimalist design of its exterior showcases a new form of mobility geared squarely to the needs of the vehicle’s occupants. Its interior offers those on board innovative options for using the time during a journey – and enjoying relaxation, safety, security, and a new form of luxury in the process.
The new Taigo focusses on design, individuality and emotion. With full LED head-lights, an all-digital cockpit and the latest generation of infotainment systems (MIB3) as standard, the SUV coupé measuring in at just under 4.26 metres sets high technology standards in its class. The expressive body shape is the first of its kind in the Volkswagen brand’s model portfolio. With a crossover body style and a silhouette like that of a coupé, the new Taigo – just like its Brazilian counterpart the Nivus – is perfectly equipped for winning over new, predominantly young and young-at-heart groups of buyers for Volkswagen. The technical basis of the Taigo is Volkswagen’s MQB. Depending on the options selected, the Taigo also comes with the new IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights and an illuminated radiator grill crossbar. The Taigo’s design is characterised by strong proportions, with the silhouette like that of a coupé being particularly striking with the C pillar slanting well forward. Inspired by SUV coupés in higher vehicle classes, this makes the Taigo unique in its sector.