With one world premiere and several Asian and Chinese premieres, BMW is using this year’s Beijing International Automotive Exhibition to present an array of compelling production models which are geared to meeting present-day customer requirements and in some cases usher in all-new market segments.
The BMW Vision Future Luxury concept car celebrates its world premiere at Auto China in Beijing show, while a raft of cars are marking their Asian debut: the new BMW X4, the first Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) in the premium mid-size range; the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.
A totally new compact-class vehicle majoring on functionality of space; and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, a new four-door Coupe in the mid-size segment.
Likewise marking their Asian premiere are the new BMW M3 Sedan and the BMW M4 Coupe. The BMW 7 Series Horse Edition sets some stylish accents in the Chinese Year of the Horse.
Making their first appearance in China are the BMW i production models: the innovative BMW i3, and the progressive BMW i8 sports car. With these vehicles, the BMW Group is highlighting its future focus and the versatile range of BMW i on the Chinese market as well.
BMW Vision Future Luxury: modern luxury driven by design and innovation.
The BMW Vision Future Luxury epitomises the notion of modern luxury for the BMW brand. It stands for a forward-looking fusion of exclusivity and innovation, for a driving experience that is at once emotional and exclusive.
All this is conveyed through the outstanding exterior and interior design of the BMW Vision Future Luxury along with its innovative technology, intelligent lightweight engineering and advanced user interface.
The precise design of the BMW Vision Future Luxury allows its cutting-edge features – such as BMW Laserlights and organic LEDs (OLEDs), seamlessly integrated BMW ConnectedDrive functions, innovative aerodynamics and sophisticated lightweight engineering – to be experienced at an emotional level.
BMW X4: a powerful presence
The BMW X4 marks the introduction of a new vehicle segment in the premium mid-range that combines hallmark features of the BMW X models with the sporting elegance of a classical coupe and room for five people.
The new BMW X4 accentuates its dynamic character with large air intakes in the front apron, a coupe-like sloping roofline, muscular rear wheel arches and a rear end featuring diffuser-look styling.
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer: dynamics and functionality of space
The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer ushers in a whole new class of car, combining comfort and functionality of space with the hallmark BMW strengths of dynamism, style and elegance in the premium compact class.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer follows in the tyre tracks of the Coupe as the second member of the new BMW 2 Series line-up and impresses from every angle with its sporty presence and harmonious proportions.
New turbocharged engines with three and four cylinders, an extensive package of BMW EfficientDynamics technology and wide-reaching connectivity courtesy of BMW ConnectedDrive illustrate a driving experience defined by sports performance and exemplary efficiency.
In order to meet the particular requirements of the compact class in terms of variability and functionality, BMW has given the 2 Series Active Tourer a cutting-edge front-wheel-drive set-up.
And it has honed its responses to fully satisfy the dynamic expectations of a model wearing the BMW badge.
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe: a new yardstick for elegance and extravagance
With its premium mid-size four-door Coupe, BMW demonstrates its commitment to expanding its model range. Following the BMW 4 Series Coupe, the Gran Coupe is the third member of the new BMW 4 Series family and – with its well-balanced proportions – is longer, wider and more dynamic than any mid-size model series before it.
The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe merges the stylistic qualities of the two-door Coupe with the functionality of four doors and generous levels of space behind the high-opening tailgate.
BMW 2 Series Coupe: a new dimension in dynamics
The BMW 2 Series Coupe can be distinguished from the BMW 1 Series line-up by its standalone design, significantly larger dimensions, an engine range and suspension set-up geared squarely to sports performance, and more extensive standard equipment.
The four-seater BMW 2 Series Coupe, with its two-door body, brings hallmark elements of BMW Coupes to the compact segment.
Sophisticated suspension technology, virtually 50:50 weight distribution and rear-wheel drive ensure the presence of signature BMW handling properties.
BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe: innovative engine technology and a commitment to lightweight design
With the new BMW M3 Sedan and the new BMW M4 Coupe, BMW M GmbH showcases its new take on the high-performance sports car.
The all-new, high-revving, six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology delivers maximum output of, the latter figure exceeding that of the previous BMW M3 by almost 40 per cent.
Fuel consumption and emissions have been cut by around 25 per cent. Both the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe (with optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission) cover the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds.
BMW 7 Series Horse Edition: Exclusive, luxurious, distinctive
The luxurious and dynamic BMW 7 Series Horse Edition makes its appearance on the Chinese market in the newly welcomed Year of the Horse.
The long-wheelbase version of this luxury Sedan comes with exclusive BMW Individual paint finishes and sporty M equipment packages augmented by high-class interior details.
BMW i market launch in China: electric motoring courtesy of the BMW i3 and BMW i8
With the joint presentation of its first volume-produced vehicle powered purely by an electric drive system and a sports car currently holding the status of the world’s most progressive, the BMW i brand is highlighting the broad spread of its future-oriented vehicle concepts.
The two models represent a new, strongly sustainability-focused interpretation of the premium experience. The electric motors and lithium-ion high-voltage batteries of the two models were developed by the BMW Group – in model-specific versions.
Another special ingredient conceived exclusively for BMW i is the LifeDrive architecture with passenger cell made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), which plays a major role in minimising the weight of the cars.
And a world first in a series-produced car comes in the form of the optional laser headlights available for the BMW i8. Developed by BMW, they offer three times the intensity and twice the high-beam range of conventional systems, as well as extremely low energy consumption.