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BMW at the 114th New York International Auto Show 2014

BMW X4

Munich - BMW is showcasing two world and two US premieres at this year’s New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), thereby underlining the high prominence of this event, which is being staged for the 114th time on 18 – 27 April 2014. Not only does the New York show date back longer than any other motor exhibition in North America, it is also the car show that attracts the greatest public interest in the USA, with around one million visitors every year.

New York marks the world premiere of both the new BMW X4, the BMW M4 Convertible. These are joined by a trio of models making their US debut: the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, the new BMW X3 and an innovation-packed concept study in the form of the BMW Concept X5 eDrive.

 

 

   

The BMW X4 opens up a brand new niche in the premium mid-size segment and sees BMW combine the strengths of the BMW X models with the sporting elegance of a classical coupe and enough room for five people. The new BMW X4 really brings its dynamic character to the fore with large air intakes in the front apron, a roofline that slopes down in coupe-like fashion, powerfully sculpted rear wheel arches and diffuser-look styling at the rear.

 

 

 

BMW M4 Convertible

The second highlight on the BMW stand at this year’s New York International Auto Show is the world premiere of the new BMW M4 Convertible. The newcomer is powered by the newly developed 3.0-litre straight-six engine boasting M TwinPower Turbo technology and high-revving performance. Its vital statistics are as follows: 317 kW/431 hp, 550 Nm (405 lb-ft) at 1,850 – 5,500 rpm, and 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds (with optional 7-speed M double-clutch transmission). Having so much torque on tap over such a broad rev band means that the BMW M4 Convertible is able to unleash peak power at any time. The three-part folding metal hardtop is fully lined on the inside and offers excellent sound insulation as well as being perfectly suited to winter driving. It opens and closes on demand in the space of 20 seconds – even when moving at a speed of up to 18 km/h (11 mph).

 

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a new benchmark for elegance and extravagance. Following on from its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is now making its debut appearance in the USA at the New York International Auto Show. Built in the mould of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, its arrival sees BMW add a further scintillating premium mid-size model to its 4 Series range. The new four-door coupe succeeds in melding the visual charm of the two-door coupe with the functional benefits offered by two extra doors, a wide-opening tailgate and the abundant space found within. At the same time, the principal dimensions and dynamic performance abilities are unchanged compared to the two-door coupe. The elongated roofline neatly brings out both the elegance and the extravagance of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. It is being launched with a choice of two highly refined and fuel-efficient engines.

The new BMW X3 combines power, prestige and supreme everyday practicality . Another model being unveiled for the first time in the North American market is the new-generation BMW X3. Like the BMW X4, it is being built in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The previous version of the BMW X3 already made a name for itself thanks to its class-leading cabin and luggage compartment dimensions and superior versatility.

The BMW Concept X5 eDrive is a pioneering combination offering supremely efficient driving pleasure. The further refined BMW Concept X5 eDrive being exhibited at the New York Auto Show demonstrates the lengths that BMW is going to in an effort to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in the luxury Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment. The 180 kW/245 hp four-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology works in unison with a 70 kW/95 hp electric motor to enable the concept study to drive purely on electric power at speeds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph) with a maximum range of 30 kilometres (approx. 20 miles). The electric motor draws its power from a lithium-ion battery that can be charged from any domestic socket. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid drive concept, the BMW Concept X5 eDrive returns a highly impressive average fuel consumption of just 3.8 l/100 km (74.3 mpg imp) in the EU test cycle. The electrification of the powertrain under the umbrella of BMW eDrive enables BMW to unlock huge potential for reducing the fuel consumption and emissions of large models.

Photos: BMW

(04.04.2014)


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