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BMW i8 Roadster First Edition

BMW unveils latest models at US auto show

DUBAI, January 16, 2018

BMW is celebrating two world premieres of its car models at the ongoing North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) being held in Detroit, US.

The event which kicked off on January 14, will run until January 28.

Both public and trade visitors to the show will have their first opportunity to experience the updated BMW i8 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 1.9 l/100 km, 148.7 mpg imp,); CO2 emissions combined: 42 g/km; electric power consumption combined: 14.0 kWh/100 km) and new BMW X2.

Plus, the company will be presenting the BMW i8 Roadster First Edition (fuel consumption combined: 2.1 l/100 km, 134.5 mpg imp); CO2 emissions combined: 46 g/km; electric power consumption combined: 14.5 kWh/100 km)1 stands out with a suitably extensive array of appointments.

Also taking to the stage in Detroit is a luxury-class vehicle concept that encapsulates a fresh understanding of luxury for the BMW brand – the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance.

The updated BMW i8 Coupe will include: three-cylinder petrol engine and electric drive system team up to generate system output of 275 kW/374 hp. The BMW eDrive technology on hand also includes a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with cell capacity of 34 Ah and gross energy capacity of 11.6 kWh. The battery delivers the energy for the 105 kW/143 hp electric motor to power the car from rest all the way to a maximum 105 km/h (65 mph) on a wave of innovative sports car feeling. Pushing the eDrive button raises the top speed on electric power alone to 120 km/h (75 mph).

The BMW i8 Roadster First Edition is limited to a production run of 200 units. The special-edition models will be among the first examples of the open-top plug-in hybrid sports car built and delivered to customers around the world. All of the body paint finishes and interior designs offered for the new BMW i8 Coupe and new BMW i8 Roadster are also available for the special edition.

These include the newly introduced exterior colours E-Copper metallic and Donington Grey metallic. The Carpo interior design package (included as standard) comprises full leather trim, which is available for the new BMW i8 Roadster exclusively in the colour combination Ivory White/Black.

The company also revealed the new BMW X2, with its head-turning design combines the discreet robustness of a BMW X model with the athletic potency of a coupe.

Three engine/transmission variants are offered from launch: the BMW X2 sDrive20i petrol model with 141 kW / 192 hp (fuel consumption combined: 5.9 – 5.5 l/100 km [47.9 – 51.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 134 – 126 g/km)2, plus the X2 xDrive20d diesel variant with 140 kW / 190 hp (fuel consumption combined: 4.8 – 4.6 l/100 km [58.9 – 61.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 126 – 121 g/km)2 and X2 xDrive25d diesel with 170 kW / 231 hp (fuel consumption combined: 5.3 – 5.1 l/100 km [53.3 – 55.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 139 – 133 g/km)2. Both diesel cars come as standard with xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive and the efficient eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The petrol model is fitted with the sporty seven-speed Steptronic dual-clutch transmission.

Additionally, MINI – which is part of BMW Group, displayed an extensive update for its original models in the premium small car segment.

The brand is presenting the new edition of the MINI and the MINI Convertible at the North American International Auto Show 2018 along with the current range of models in the premium compact segment.
 
It will be a joint premiere for the new MINI Hardtop (combined fuel consumption: 6.0 – 4.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 138 – 109 g/km) and the MINI Convertible (combined fuel consumption: 6.3 – 5.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 144 – 118 g/km; EU test cycle figures, dependent on tyre format selected) at a major international motor show. The update for the current model generation, which also benefits the MINI Hardtop 4 door (combined fuel consumption: 6.2 – 4.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 141 – 110 g/km; EU test cycle figures, dependent on tyre format selected), ranges from specific design modifications and innovative customisation options through to an extension of the equipment program and the addition of the latest MINI Connected digital services. – TradeArabia News Service




Tags: | BMW | MINI | Auto show | NAIAS |

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