THE BMW GROUP AT AUTO SHANGHAI 2017.

events18 Apr 2017



The world premiere of the all-new BMW 5 Series Saloon Long Wheelbase* and BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition were the main highlights of Auto Shanghai 2017. The show also hosted the Asian premieres of the BMW Concept X2, revised BMW 4 Series models and new services from BMW Connected created specifically for the Chinese market.

Auto Shanghai is one of the most important motor shows of the year for the global automotive industry. It has taken place every other year since 1985, alternating with the Auto China show in Beijing. The 17th edition of Auto Shanghai saw more than 1,100 exhibitors present their new models, technological innovations and service offerings to the public from 21 – 28 April 2017.

* The BMW 5 Series Saloon Long Wheelbase is not available in the UK

World premiere: the all-new BMW 5 Series Saloon Long Wheelbase.

The world premiere of the all-new BMW 5 Series Saloon Long Wheelbase* took centre stage at the BMW brand’s stand at Auto Shanghai 2017. Built exclusively by BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. for the Chinese market, its 133-millimetre-longer wheelbase infuses the business saloon’s exterior with elegantly stretched proportions that blend harmoniously into its contemporary looks. State-of-the-art powertrain and chassis technology underpin an exceptional balance between BMW’s hallmark dynamic driving ability and supreme ride comfort, with the new model accommodating a host of innovation equipment features. The all-new BMW 5 Series Saloon Long Wheelbase is up to 130kg lighter than its predecessor and boasts enhanced aerodynamics.

* The BMW 5 Series Saloon Long Wheelbase is not available in the UK


The new BMW 5 Series Long Wheelbase is built exclusively for the Chinese market at the Shenyang facility

World premiere: the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition.

BMW i has played a significant role in building the BMW Group’s successful track record in sustainable mobility, resulting in the BMW Group now being the most successful manufacturer of plug-in hybrid models for the premium segment globally. The BMW i8, for example, is the world’s highest-selling plug-in hybrid sports car. Its appeal is given fresh lustre at Auto Shanghai 2017 with the presentation of the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition. This latest special edition stands out with its exclusive Protonic Frozen Yellow paint finish, newly designed 20-inch light-alloy wheels and distinctive interior design cues.

Find out more about the BMW i8 Protonic Yellow Edition here.


The new BMW i8 Protonic Yellow Edition will be presented at Auto Shanghai 2017

Asian premiere: the BMW Concept X2.

The BMW Concept X2 celebrated its Asian premiere in Shanghai. The new vehicle concept for the premium compact segment combines the robust and functionally accomplished character of a BMW X model with the low-slung proportions of a coupé. Among the signature X elements are muscular surfaces, large, almost squared-off wheel arches and stylistic underfloor protection. The long wheelbase, short overhangs, flowing roofline and slim side window graphic lend the silhouette of the BMW Concept X2 a svelte and dynamic appearance.

Find out more about the BMW Concept X2 here.


The new BMW Concept X2 will be shown at Auto Shanghai 2017, making its Asian debut

Asian premiere: the new BMW 4 Series model range.

The new BMW 4 Series models were introduced to the public in Asia for the first time with detailed revisions to their design and optimised chassis technology. LED headlights and LED rear lights now come as standard for the BMW 4 Series Coupé, BMW 4 Series Convertible and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, as does a refined premium ambience in the interior. If the optional Professional Navigation System is specified, the iDrive operating system also features a new tile-style menu layout with constantly updated content. The Digital Cockpit can now also be ordered as an option.

Find out more about the new BMW 4 Series model range here.


The new BMW 4 Series model range will be introduced to the public in Asia for the first time at Auto Shanghai 2017

BMW Connected with services developed specially for China.

With mobility, communication and infotainment services tailored specially to BMW’s Chinese market, BMW Connected allows smartphone users to coordinate communications with a selected BMW dealer and arrange service appointments, as well as supplying users in China with information on traffic offences. Customers can also make use of online-based lifestyle, social media and entertainment services selected specifically for the Chinese market and with bespoke functionality.

Find out more about BMW Connected here.

BMW ConnectedDrive is an intelligent system that keeps driver and vehicle connected with the outside world.



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