BMW 7 Series

BMW will be upgrading its existing model range in 2017, with updates to trim levels, name changes and new engines set to be introduced.

The range of upgrades, which will feature on models including the new M140i and 7 Series plug-in will also include changes to the engine range of the 1 Series hatchback and 2 Series coupe and convertible.

The M135i and M235i will be replaced by the faster M140i and M240i, thanks to the powered supplied by a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine producing 335bhp.

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Both the M140i and M240i will be able to go from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds, which is three tenths faster than the outgoing models.

As well as more powerful engines being rolled out in 2017, BMW are also reducing CO2 emissions and improving fuel economy. The M140i and M240i are claimed to be capable of 36.2mpg.

Other upgrades to the 1 Series and 2 Series ranges includes a new 2.0-litre engine being fitted to the 20i, 25i and 30i models, with the latter replacing the outgoing 228i. This will allow for increased power and improved fuel-economy and emissions figures.

BMW will unveil a new plug-in hybrid version of the latest 7 Series luxury saloon next year, which will join BMW's growing 'iPerformance' range. The hybrid line-up already includes the BMW 225xe Active Tourer, 330e and X5 xDrive40e, and they will be joined by the 740e and 740Le saloon in 2017.

These new plug-ins will have 322bhp and claimed fuel economy of 141.2mpg for the standard-wheelbase model. The long-wheelbase version will have lower fuel economy of 128.4mpg. Road tax and the London Congestion Charge are not included with this car thanks to CO2 emissions of 45-51g/km.

Further upgrades include some iDrive infotainment updates, the ability to charge your mobile phone wirelessly and more trim choices complete the upgrades announced by BMW for 2017.

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