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BMW M... and the Los Angeles Auto Show.
21.11.2019 Press Release
In Los Angeles, the world premiere of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe and the presentation of the BMW M2 CS in the USA will showcase the entire spectrum of BMW M.
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Munich. At the prestigious Angeles Auto Show (22
November to 1 December, press days 18 to 21 November), the BMW M GmbH
will be showcasing its entire spectrum with two premieres. The BMW M8
Gran Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 10.7 – 10.5 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 244 – 240 g/km*) will celebrate its world
debut at the LA Convention Center and is the new top model in the
range of high-performance vehicles from BMW M GmbH. The limited
special edition BMW M2 CS (combined fuel consumption: 10.4 –
9.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 238 – 214 g/km*), a
high-performance sports car designed for the premium compact segment
and also suitable for everyday use, is being presented for the first
time at a motor show in the USA. At the same time, it forms the basis
for the BMW M2 CS Racing, the future entry model from BMW M
Motorsport. “The Los Angeles Auto Show is a very special event for the
BMW M GmbH as we will be able to exhibit the whole spectrum and
diversity of our BMW M range, with two vehicles making their debuts.
The BMW M8 Gran Coupe stands for the perfect combination of sportiness
and luxurious elegance. The BMW M2 CS is young, wild, extroverted and
conveys sheer sportiness,” says Markus Flasch, CEO of the BMW M GmbH.
At the Los Angeles Auto Show, the latest versions of the Sports
Activity Vehicles BMW X5 M / X5 M Competition (combined fuel
consumption: 13.0 – 12.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
296 – 291 g/km*) and the Sports Activity Coupes BMW X6 M / X6 M
Competition (combined fuel consumption: 12.7 – 12.5 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 289 – 284 g/km*) will also be on display,
each of them being the sportiest models in their respective vehicle
The BMW M8 Gran Coupe is an individual, exclusive and luxurious sports car with distinctive high-performance characteristics and delivers an intensive performance experience on all four fully-fledged seats. Its 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology delivers 441 kW/600 hp, in the BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 10.7 – 10.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 244 – 240 g/km*) 460 kW/625 hp. The BMW M2 CS features numerous carbon components – for example the CFRP roof being used for the first time on the BMW M2 – an extremey sporty design, a twin-charged, six-cylinder engine with 331 kW (450 hp) and the adaptive M Sport suspension. With the new top model positioned above the BMW M2 Competition, BMW M is offering for the first time in the premium compact segment a highly emotional and limited special CS edition model. The BMW M2 CS is the first CS model from BMW available with a 6-speed manual transmission. It is designed entirely for outstanding performance on the racetrack, without compromising on day-to-day use. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 /4.0 seconds with the optional 7-speed M dual clutch transmission (M DCT) is equally as impressive as the braking performance of the standard M sports brakes or the optionally available BMW M carbon ceramic brakes.
Following the largest product offensive to date, the BMW M range now offers an impressive spectrum, starting with the compact high-performance sports car BMW M2 CS. Furthermore, it comprises powerful SAV/SAC models, which in addition to the BMW X5 M / X5 M Competition and BMW X6 M / X6 M Competition also include the BMW X3 M / X3 M Competition (combined fuel consumption: 10.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 239 g/km*) and the BMW X4 M / X4 M Competition (combined fuel consumption: 10.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 239 g/km*), which were first introduced in the summer of 2019. Leading the range we have the BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe, the luxurious top model. The USA is the most important market worldwide for BMW M, with most of the BMW M vehicles sold in 2019 going to America.