BMW AT AUTO CHINA 2018.
BMW group17 Apr 2018
BMW's latest models, concept vehicles and technological developments will take to the stage at Auto China 2018. The Beijing auto show, which is taking place from 25 April – 4 May 2018, will underline BMW's commitment to the next steps in its electrification strategy, herald its upcoming model offensive in the luxury segment and celebrate the continued success of the BMW X models. The array of world and Asian premieres from BMW highlights the huge significance of China as both the world’s largest car market and the production location for a growing number of models from BMW.
The BMW Concept iX3.
The world premiere for the BMW Concept iX3 will turn the heads at Auto China 2018 in the direction of a new form of sustainable mobility – and mark the beginning of the next chapter in the BMW Group’s electrification strategy. The company is using the concept study based on the BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) to spread the message that pure-electric mobility using drive system technology developed at BMW i will soon be making its debut in the BMW core brand’s model range.
The all-electric BMW Concept iX3 will feature the fifth generation of BMW eDrive technology
Find out more about the BMW Concept iX3 here.
The new BMW M2 Competition.
This new model from BMW M sets the pace in the compact high-performance sports car segment courtesy of its 302 kW/410 hp engine, bespoke suspension tuning and array of distinctive design signatures. It sprints from 0 to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds, dropping to 4.2 seconds if the optional M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic is specified.
The hallmark handling characteristics of BMW M models are enjoying increasing popularity in the Chinese market
Find out more about the new BMW M2 Competition here.
The BMW X3, made in China.
The Shenyang production facility is committed to building on its status as a birthplace for BMW models for the Chinese market. Auto China 2018 will host the presentation of the BMW X3, which will be produced at the Dadong plant by the joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive. The third generation of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) impresses with its enhanced sporting ability, semi-autonomous driving systems and state-of-the-art connectivity technology.
China is currently BMW’s biggest market worldwide, with sales last year adding up to over 595,000 units
Find out more about the BMW X3 here.
The new BMW X4.
Auto China 2018 will host the Asian premiere of the new BMW X4. The second generation of the premium mid-size Sports Activity Coupé combines the hallmark features of a BMW X model with the sporty elegance of a coupé – a formula that saw its predecessor achieve over 200,000 global sales since its 2014 debut.
The new BMW X4 and the BMW X4 M40d are due to market launch in the UK in July 2018
Find out more about the new BMW X4 here.
The new BMW X2.
Auto China 2018 will also be the venue for the Asian premiere of the new BMW X2. Boasting a sporty suspension set-up and athletic exterior, this compact Sports Activity Coupé combines sporting elegance with the rugged character associated with the BMW X models.
The BMW X2 is the first member ever within the BMW X family to be available as an M Sport X model
Find out more about the new BMW X2 here.
The BMW Concept X7 iPerformance.
Auto China 2018 will introduce visitors to another new member of BMW’s successful X model line-up in the form of an innovative vehicle concept for the luxury class. The powerful and efficient plug-in hybrid drive system and intelligently connected infotainment system of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance underscores its technological progress.
The BMW Concept X7 iPerformance was unveiled for the first time at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt
Find out more about the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance here.
The BMW Concept 8 Series.
BMW's presence in the luxury segment is further reinforced by another concept vehicle unveiled in Asia for the first time. The BMW Concept 8 Series embodies a blend of dynamic excellence, luxury and exclusivity characteristic of the brand’s modern-day coupés. The study car’s precise and alluring design is emblematic of a new BMW design language and provides a clear look ahead to the dynamic potential of the upcoming BMW 8 Series Coupé.
The BMW Concept 8 Series is set to go into series production later this year
Find out more about the BMW Concept 8 Series here.
The BMW i Vision Dynamics.
The Asian premiere of the BMW i Vision Dynamics offers a window into the near future of electric mobility, as envisaged by the BMW Group. The proportions of an elegantly sporty four-door Gran Coupé, signature features of the design language developed for BMW i cars, unwavering premium quality and the latest BMW eDrive technology come together to create an exceptionally appealing take on sustainable mobility – soon to become reality in the form of the BMW i4.
Find out more about the BMW i Vision Dynamics here.
Automated driving progress.
The BMW Group is constantly expanding its development expertise in the field of automated/autonomous driving. A development centre is currently taking shape at the new Unterschleißheim campus near Munich, where over 1,800 employees will help determine how the next round of progress will look – from software through to road testing. Among the areas they are working on is the development and testing of 80 trial vehicles focusing on highly and fully automated driving. These prototypes, based on the BMW 7 Series, will help to ensure the timely roll out of the BMW iNext.
The BMW Group’s first highly-automated production vehicle will be presented in 2021
BMW Wireless Charging.
BMW is the first carmaker worldwide to offer a system for inductive charging of a high-voltage battery. The system consists of an inductive charging station (the GroundPad) – which can be installed either in the user’s garage or outside in the ground – and a component built into the car’s underfloor section (the CarPad). The energy is transferred contact-free via an electromagnetic field and the process can be initiated as soon as the car has pulled up into position over the GroundPad. BMW Wireless Charging is available now as an option for the BMW 530e iPerformance and the BMW 530Le iPerformance produced and sold in China.
The wireless charging process can be initiated as soon as the car has pulled up into position over the GroundPad
Find out more about the BMW 5 Series iPerformance here.
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