BMW has announced a major overhaul of its K-car line-up, including the introduction of a new engine lifter for the all-new K-Series cars.
The new lifter will allow the K-1, K-3 and K-5 to operate at a higher level of safety and performance than their predecessors.
“This new engine management technology provides an ideal platform for the new K-4, K of the K5 and K of K-6,” said Stefan Jäger, BMW Group Vice President of Technical Development and Technology.
“It will provide a new level of stability, increased energy efficiency and higher power, while reducing fuel consumption and increasing the overall driving performance.”
The lifter has a similar design to that used in the K Series, the only difference being the addition of a small battery that will store energy to be used when the car is operating in low-level mode.
The K5 will also be equipped with a battery pack that can charge the battery while the car’s battery pack is charging.
This is in line with the K series’ goal to eliminate the need for a full charge.
“The K5’s new battery management system enables the K6 to use less energy and operate at the same level of performance as its predecessor, while also improving safety and reducing fuel use,” said Jägers.
The lifters are being developed by Bosch, the German engineering giant responsible for the company’s supercar line.
The company will be working closely with BMW to help the K line evolve to the next generation of performance and safety technologies.
The next generation K series will be the first to use the new lifters, which are currently used in all of the BMW K series cars, including K-Class and K7.
The BMW K range will start at £71,500 and the K4 range will go up to £89,500.
The carmaker has been pushing for more fuel efficient cars, which it has said are “inherently fuel-efficient”.
In an interview with Car and Driver last year, BMW said that the new cars would be able to achieve 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 170mph.
“BMW is working to develop a range of high performance, fuel-saving, fuel economy, emissions-friendly, and energy efficient electric vehicles that will help the company achieve its ambitious fuel economy goals,” said John O’Donnell, BMW’s Executive Vice President for Fuel Cell.
“In 2018, we will launch the first mass production of these electric vehicles and will continue to push the boundaries of our technology, which will make our vehicles more efficient, safer and more fuel-effective.
The introduction of these products will also help us drive down CO2 emissions and the global climate.”
BMW has said it plans to introduce at least 50 new K models this year, and will roll out new versions of the cars for 2019.