BMW is planning to go big at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, one of the big boys in the auto show world. It’s where the eDrive BMW 330e, BMW M4 GTS, BMW X1 and the BMW 7 Series will make their North American debut this coming November.
2016 BMW M4 GTS
The M4 GTS is a special edition and only 700 will be built worldwide, with only 300 of them bound for the U.S. It’s racetrack ready with its M TwinPower turbo engine and it’s the first production road car to use a water injection system that boosts power to 493 bHP. The track ready chassis and unbeatable engine performance ensured a lap time of 7 minutes 28 seconds around the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
It’s also outfitted with what BMW calls world-exclusive OLED lighting, specially designed full three-way adjustable M coilover suspension and intelligent lightweight body design.
“Special Edition models sharpen the character of the BMW M brand and embody an emotionally rich and exclusive driving experience. We’ve taken a radical route with the set-up of the BMW M4 GTS to create a sports machine for the race track that delivers top-end dynamics and inspirational performance. It allows us to demonstrate what is possible today with a road-legal car. Owners can drive their BMW M4 GTS to circuits such as Spa-Francorchamps, the Nürburgring or Laguna Seca – for clubsport events, for example – and then set lap times there that raise the bar to extremely high levels for road-legal cars.” says Frank van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH.
The 330e features a plug-in hybrid drive system offering typical BMW driving dynamics and outstanding efficiency. In everyday driving conditions, drivers can get a total range of up 373 miles on a single charge. The innovative use of an electric motor and the BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine results in a total system output of 248 bHP and 310 lb-ft torque. The BMW 330e accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds.
The 2016 BMW 330e will arrive in U.S. showrooms in Spring of 2016.
The second generation BMW X1 is bigger with more interior space for passengers and luggage alike, gets more connectivity tech along with its groundbreaking BMW EfficientDynamics technology that is unparalleled in the segment. Under the hood, the BMW X1 xDrive28i get s 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine producing 228 bHP and 258 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8 speed Steptronic automatic transmission, enabling the newest X family member to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The engine is coupled with the new BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system and newly developed chassis technology, which enhances sporting ability and ride.
The BMWX1 xDrive28 starts at $35,795 and is already on sale.
2016 7 Series
The all-new, lighter, 2016 BMW 7 Series is the sixth generation of the brand’s flagship. The BMW EfficientLightweight concept helps the 7 Series line-up shed 190 pounds. BMW makes extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and the strategic application of lightweight design to reduce weight and increase both the overall torsion strength and bending stiffness. It also features BMWs newest technologies such as Gesture Control, Wireless Charging and Display Key. An Active Kidney Grille will also be available for the first time in the U.S.
The BMW 740i starts at $82,295, the 750i Sedan at $95,395, and the 750i xDrive at $98,395.
BMW will also be showing off the i3, i8 and the BMW X5 xDrive40e.
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