It's the new BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series!

It's the new BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series!

It's the new BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series!

The price of entry for the 8-Series is believed to start at 150,000 euros, Reuters and Automotive News Europe have learned.

The refresh to the 2 Series is mild at best, and we may not have been able to tell the difference had BMW not outlined what was changed. The most important of them all would have to be the new bi-LED headlights set to be offered as standard across the range, while, at an additional cost, customers will be able to opt for an adaptive full-LED setup. The leather trim in the colour Cognac, further interior trim strips and additional exclusive 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch light alloys are also optionally available.

In 2013 at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, BMW revealed the stunning Gran Lusso Coupe concept to ignite rumors about a possible return of the legendary 8 Series moniker.

The rest of the line-up includes an emergency ambulance in the shape of a BMW X5 xDrive30d, a modified BMW 220d xDrive Gran Tourer also posing as a possible ambulance and a BMW X1 xDrive18d model for operations management.

2017 BMW 5-series India launch interiors
It's the new BMW 1 Series and BMW 2 Series!

The updated 2 Series coupé and convertible will be available to order in South Africa from late July or early August, with first deliveries planned for September 2017. The updated 8.8-inch iDrive is included too, again with the option of a touchscreen setup if the "Professional" navigation system is equipped. There are nine drive options to choose from for the BMW 2 Series Coupe and eight for the BMW 2 Series Convertible. That leaves the 7's twin-turbo inline-six, twin-turbo V-8, and likely the M760i's twin-turbo V-12 as solid choices-and it would preserve our right to declare the future 8-series all ate up with motor.

BMW has given its two smallest ranges a subtle but distinctive facelift, with revised front and rear styling and, particularly in the case of the 2 Series, a new, more pilot-centric flight deck.

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