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BMW at the Tokyo Motor Show
Mon Oct 16 03:58:00 CEST 2017 プレスリリース
BMW GROUP Japan will participate in the 45th Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight beginning Friday, October 27 2017.
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- Five Asian-premiere models on display
- BMW booth located in East Wing of Tokyo Big Sight
- Press conference begins at 13:10 Japan Time on October 25
BMW GROUP Japan will participate in the 45th Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight beginning Friday, October 27 2017. This year five BMW models will make their Asian premiere at the show, including concept models appropriate to this year’s theme of “Beyond the Motor”.
A press conference will be held at the BMW booth on Wednesday, October 25 at 13:10 before the Tokyo Motor Show officially begins.
Display models (Cars)
The following models will have their Asian premiere at the show:
- BMW Concept Z4
- BMW Concept 8 Series
- BMW M5
- BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo
- BMW X3
The following models will also be on display:
- BMW M4 CS
- BMW M760Li
- BMW M2
- BMW X6 M
- BMW i3
- BMW i8
Display models (Motorcycles)
- BMW G 310 GS
- BMW C evolution
- BMW K 1600 B
- BMW R nineT Urban G/S
BMW Concept Z4
The BMW Concept Z4 is a prototype design of a model scheduled to go on sale in the coming years, and expresses BMW’s sheer driving pleasure. A shorter engine hood and overhang made it possible to place the driver seat in a more central position than on conventional BMW roadsters. Originating with the strong presence of the air breathers behind the front wheels, the deeply chiseled side design depicts smooth curves that seem to have been formed naturally due to air flow around the vehicle, resulting in a streamlined, dynamic impression. The front kidney grille brings to mind the BMW 328 Mille Miglia, resulting in a design reminiscent of classic roadsters. The headlights feature a new two-light overlapping vertical design, and the curve of the engine hood extends to above the wheels, with a virtually seamless design in the front end creating a sense of tension. Most of the interior matches the color of the body, with the area around the driver rendered in black so as not to hinder the pure driving pleasure.
BMW Concept 8 Series
The BMW Concept 8 Series is based on the new BMW 8 Series Coupe scheduled to go on sale in the near future, incorporating the essence of the BMW Coupe, particularly driving performance, luxury, and an amazing sense of presence. Fusing traditional designs and cutting-edge ideas results in an uncompromising, impressive sense of sportiness. The long engine hood, flowing roof lines, and unique curves of the tail panel form a beautiful silhouette. The interior simultaneously produces a dynamic and luxurious feeling by harmonizing the design of each component and materials. Merino leather, the selector lever with refracting facets that shine like a precious gem and the Swarovski iDrive Controller all combine to create a truly special interior space. The interior layout is carefully arranged to ensure that the focus remains on driving, including the driver, stoking the sense of expectation to discover something wonderful.
The new BMW M5 is a high-performance saloon developed by BMW M, featuring a balance of next-level powertrain, suspension, and aerodynamics and including the intelligent four-wheel drive system M xDrive. This model possesses extremely high maneuverability, delivering a feeling of amazing daily road handling performance in all conditions. A V8 bi-turbo engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and a maximum output of 441 kW along with Active M Differential which electronically controls drive force distribution, effectively transmits the drive torque created by the high-performance engine to the road surface for performance driving. The carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof is just one design feature among many others that help keep the car lightweight despite being equipped with a four-wheel drive system, resulting in a truly high-performance model.
BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo
The new BMW 6 Series features a fusion of high-performance aspects appropriate to a premium coupe. A flatter roof design and enhanced sporty body design brings out the appeal of the coupe, along with a BMW in-line six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine for luxurious comfort on long-distance drives. The interior features a somewhat high seat position and a special cockpit design for driver comfort while ensuring sufficient space. Plenty of foot room is available in the front and back seats, with a luggage room that can be expanded from 610 to 1,800 liters. Major improvements to aerodynamic performance, output, and optimized engine performance result in a model with a sportier driving experience and greater practicality.
The new BMW X3 features more appealing, dynamic styling and an improved drive train for sportier driving, along with luxurious accessories, resulting in a medium-range SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle) for a new generation. The latest BMW design trends have been incorporated on this model including a large kidney grille and air breathers with a strong presence, resulting in a powerful off-road design and sportiness. Chrome accents adorn various sections of the interior and an embossed “X” and “X3” can be found on the rear door panel and center console, further asserting the X model identity. New functions include the latest iDrive navigation system and cutting-edge semi-autonomous driving functionality, safety features, and driver support features. The 2.0L in-line four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine delivers dynamic driving enjoyment unique to SAVs.
BMW M4 CS
The BMW M4 CS is based on the BMW M4 high-performance sports and is limited to 60 units in Japan. The BMW M4, already the ultimate driving machine featuring superb maneuverability on the track and practicality for everyday driving, has been further enhanced with improved engine performance and a lightweight body. The result is this limited edition model which delivers the ultimate in circuit driving performance. The three liter, in-line six-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine is capable of a 338 kW maximum output and a maximum torque of 600 Nm. This incredible performance gives the BMW M4 CS performance that rivals super sports cars, with acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds (European measurement value), breaking the four-second barrier. The sensual sound of its engine is channeled into the four tailpipes of the Twin Flow Sport Exhaust System. The Adaptive M Suspension is included as standard equipment, and its settings can be changed to perfectly match the style of driving, both on the track and off.
The BMW M760Li is the top end model of the BMW 7 Series flagship lineup, offering a quality design appropriate to a superb luxury saloon, the ultimate dynamic driving experience, and amazingly luxurious comfort with its various accoutrements. This model is equipped with the latest 6.6 liter V12 BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo engine, which delivers top performance with a maximum output of 448 kW, and a maximum torque of 800 Nm. The xDrive intelligent four-wheel drive system fully transmits this amazing power to the road surface for incredible performance. The exterior is adorned with the M Aerodynamics Package and dedicated 20-inch cerium gray coated M light-alloy wheel styling 760 M, asserting its superb sense of presence as a high-performance luxury sports saloon.
The BMW M2 Coupe is equipped with a new in-line six-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine that combines a sensual blow-up like that of a naturally aspirated engine and amazing Turbo Technology power in a compact body. The only rear wheel drive in its segment and an ideal approximate 50:50 front/rear weight distribution delivers agile handling and superb road-hugging performance. Also, a special body that extends the front and rear treads as well as fenders compared to the normal BMW 2 Series Coupe model results in a powerful styling indicative of the BMW M lineup. Superb rigidity and a lighter, dedicated unsprung weight suspension system, along with Active M Differential which ensures maximum traction in all driving conditions deliver the ultimate in circuit driving dynamics and supreme practicality for everyday driving.
BMW X6 M
Ever since the BMW X6 M arrived on the scene as the first four-wheel drive Sports Activity Coupe, produced by BMW M, who handles high-performance models, its amazing maneuverability and unique coupe elegance has exuded a strong sense of presence with its exterior design. It is equipped with BMW’s most powerful engine for a four-wheel drive model, the new V8 M TwinPower Turbo engine with a maximum output of 575 horsepower, and an amazing engine performance that goes from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 4.2 seconds*. It is also equipped with a unique eight-speed transmission for driving performance typical of BMW M models, and the xDrive intelligent four-wheel drive system that features excellent maneuverability on any road surface. While utilizing the driving stability of the four-wheel drive, which is one of its benefits, it is designed so that a significant amount of drive power is located in the rear, making dynamic driving unique to M possible, and providing the ultimate in driving dynamics thanks to various innovative technologies from BMW M.
The BMW i3 is the very first 100% electric vehicle sold by BMW i, adopting a revolutionary approach to consistently sustainable mobility from design to sales with its concept of creating a sustainable model for urban mobility. It is equipped with a high-capacity lithium-ion battery which enables travel up to 390 km on a single charge and a 647 cc power generator Range Extender, which generates electricity while driving, extending continuous travel distance by 121 km*1 for a total of 511 km*2 of travel. A CFRP body is used for the basic structure, offsetting the heavy weight of the high-capacity battery for a thoroughly lightweight vehicle. Appropriate to the model’s concept, reusable recycled materials are used for the interior in addition to a completely new, futuristic design, resulting in sustainability and a unique vehicle personality.
*Calculated from test values derived in JC08 test mode.
While a sports car, the BMW i8 boasts the fuel efficiency of a compact car, low emissions thanks to its eDrive plug-in hybrid technology, and CFRP body basic structure, making it the most revolutionary premium sports car available. It is equipped with an electric motor in the front and an in-line three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine in the rear. This configuration delivers acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 4.4 seconds, providing engine performance appropriate to a sports car while achieving hybrid-level fuel efficiency of 19.4 km/l. The body of the vehicle on display is finished in a cool matte BMW Individual Protonic Frozen Yellow, paired with matte 20-inch alloy wheels for a combination that exudes a strong presence. The next-generation lighting technology of BMW Laser Lights feature double the illuminating distance of LED headlights, and are included as standard equipment on this model, providing a strong innovative impression from the front of the BMW i8. The interior is finished in black with accents in various locations, showing off its uniqueness as a special model.
BMW G 310 GS
The new BMW G 310 GS is a small displacement motorcycle that can be driven with Japan’s ‘ordinary’ class motorcycle license. The aggressive front fender sharply projects in the direction of movement from underneath the front end, and the rear end placed at the same height asserts the BMW off-road style and sporty personality of the bike. The seat is ergonomically positioned at a height that reduces driver fatigue and the footrests and switches are positioned for optimal ease of operation so that any rider, regardless of body type can enjoy a relaxed ride. The water-cooled single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 313 cc features a cylinder head that is rotated 180 degrees, with the intake located on the front side and the exhaust on the rear side. This signature arrangement provides direct air feed into the fuel chamber, resulting in excellent driving performance. This model also comes with two-channel BMW Motorrad ABS as standard equipment. The ABS can be deactivated via a button, making this a diverse model that can be enjoyed even in casual off-road riding.
BMW C evolution
The BMW C evolution premium electric maxi scooter is equipped with a BMW i technology next-generation, high-capacity lithium-ion battery, delivering superb performance with a maximum travel distance of 160 km and a top speed of 129 km/h. The battery can be charged to 80% in 3.5 hours using an EV charging station or normal 200V charging outlet. It has a lower center of gravity than conventional maxi scooters for more comfortable handling. The C evolution is a next-generation electric premium maxi scooter that responds to current and future mobility needs while recognizing various issues that we currently face, such as increased traffic volume, the rising cost of energy, and stricter regulations on vehicle CO2 emissions in urban areas.
BMW K 1600 B
The BMW K 1600 B is equipped with rear and side panniers for a traditional bagger style motorcycle that has a low, stable rear section. It is equipped with an in-line six-cylinder engine achieving a maximum output of 118 kW (160PS) and maximum torque of 175 Nm. The body is finished in jet black storm coloring with an impressive chrome-plated silencer that extends parallel to the road surface, creating an intense sense of character and presence. As a touring bike, it is equipped with Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment), which can be changed according to riding conditions, along with other equipment for enhancing rider comfort.
BMW R nineT Urban G/S
The BMW R nineT Urban G/S is a motorcycle that continues on in the off-road spirit and unique style of the legendary BMW R 80 G/S which first arrived on the scene in the ‘80s, while incorporating the latest technology. This new BMW Heritage Model combines a six-speed gear box with a powerful oil-cooled boxer engine with an output of 81 kW (110 ps) at a displacement of 1,170 cc. The stainless steel exhaust system with the tailpipe located on the left side features classic styling along with tradition and an innovative spirit.