BMW at the IAA Cars 2019 in Frankfurt- Highlights

BMW at the IAA Cars 2019 in Frankfurt- Highlights

26.08.2019: - World premiere for the new BMW X6: founder member of the Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) category enters its third generation, combining the agility and versatility of a BMW X model with the attention-grabbing aesthetic appeal of a BMW coupe; crisp design l




- World premiere for the new BMW X6: founder member of the Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) category enters its third generation, combining the agility and versatility of a BMW X model with the attention-grabbing aesthetic appeal of a BMW coupe; crisp design language emphasises the commanding and exclusive appearance of the new BMW X6; striking visual accents provided, among other things, by the BMW Laserlight and illuminated BMW kidney grille options; BMW Live Cockpit Professional comprising a fully digital instrument cluster and Control Display each measuring 12.3 inches across and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant as standard; market launch starting in November 2019 with a choice of four engines, including two M models boasting extremely powerful V8 petrol and straight-six diesel units.




- Show premiere for the new BMW 1 Series: successful premium compact model features BMW’s sophisticated front-wheel-drive platform for the first time; the third-generation BMW 1 Series continues to set the standard for driving dynamics in its segment courtesy of powerful engines and the cutting-edge technology used in its chassis and control systems; two model variants with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive; top-of-the-range BMW M135i xDrive (fuel consumption combined: 7.1 – 6.8 l/100 km [39.8 – 41.5 mpg imp], CO2 emissions combined: 162 – 155 g/km) with an output of 225 kW/306 hp; exterior design creates greater sense of presence, significant improvements in terms of interior space; new display and operating concept; BMW Head-Up Display available as an option for the first time; extensive choice of driver assistance systems and the latest connectivity technology; market launch starting on 28 September 2019.---



- Show premiere for the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe: continuation of the model offensive in the luxury segment; four-door sports car offering captivating performance and increased levels of space in the rear; distinctive vehicle concept derived directly from the new BMW 8 Series Coupe; design rooted in the new BMW styling language radiates sporty elegance, with theroofline, shoulders and rear end modelled to particularly expressive effect; the wheelbase has been extended by 201 millimetres entirely to the benefit of legroom and spaciousness in the rear compartment of the 4+1-seater; BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has a luxurious aura thanks to the lavish standard specification and model-specific options; market launch starting in September 2019 with a choice of three engines and both all-wheel and rear-wheel drive.




- Show premiere for the new BMW M8 Coupe and the new BMW M8 Convertible: BMW M GmbH is embarking on a luxury offensive with its new high-performance sports cars; formidable performance capabilities stemming from V8 unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology and high-revving concept, eight-speed M Steptronic transmission, M xDrive all-wheel drive and Active M Differential; engine output of up to 460 kW/625 hp in the new BMW M8 Competition Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 10.6 – 10.5 l/100 km (26.6 – 26.9 mpg imp); CO2 emissions combined: 242 – 238 g/km) and the new BMW M8 Competition Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 10.8 – 10.6 l/100 km (26.2 – 26.6 mpg imp); CO2 emissions combined: 246 – 241 g/km); new braking system with configurable brake pedal setting; signature M design features; new control concept with Setup and M Mode buttons.




- Show premiere for the new BMW 3 Series Touring: sixth generation of the sporty five-door model in the premium midsize class; new BMW 3 Series Touring employs latest-generation engines and new chassis technology to consolidate its lead over the competition in the disciplines of driving dynamics and agility; BMW M340i xDrive Touring (fuel consumption combined: 7.5 – 7.1 l/100 km [37.7 – 39.8 mpg imp], CO2 emissions combined: 170 – 162 g/km) with 275 kW/374 hp six-cylinder in-line petrol engine spearheads the model line-up; sharp and dynamic exterior design, modern, premium feel inside; enhanced functionality thanks to an array of innovative touches; market launch starting on 28 September 2019, a plug-in hybrid model will be joining the range for the first time in summer 2020.




- Show premiere for the new BMW X1: carefully revised design injects the compact Sports Activity Vehicle with an added sense of individuality and presence; extensively upgraded range of engines and transmissions for sportier, more efficient performance; wide variety of models with sophisticated front-wheel drive or BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive; a plug-in hybrid model will be added to the line-up in spring 2020; high degree of variability and refined premium ambience in the cabin; more advanced operating system with Control Display up to 10.25 inches in size as an option; extensive range of digital services from BMW ConnectedDrive.




- Show premiere for the BMW Vision M NEXT: foretaste of the BMW M brand’s electrified future and sporty driving in tomorrow’s world; intelligent technology places the focus squarely on the active driver and paves the way for the ultimate driving experience; progressive plug-in hybrid sports car with emotion-stirring design and puristic interior; system output of 441 kW/600 hp enables the car to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest in three seconds; BOOST+ mode for even more exhilarating performance; electric range of up to 100 km/h (62 miles) is more than enough to enjoy driving pleasure with zero local emissions for the entire duration of short journeys.





Wieland Brúch, photos BMW


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