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Media Alert: BMW M760i xDrive AND BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive TO MAKE NORTH AMERICAN DEBUTS AT THE 2016 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW.

Kicking off the 100 year anniversary of the BMW Group, the BMW M760i xDrive and BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive will make their North American debuts at the 2016 New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (located at 655 West 34th Street (at 11th Avenue), Manhattan. The BMW lineup will also feature the BMW M2, BMW X4 M40i, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW 330e, BMW i8 and others. English and Spanish-speaking BMW representatives will be available for interviews on Wednesday, March 23rd and Thursday, March 24th.

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Additional featured BMW vehicles include: BMW M2, BMW X4 M40i, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW 330e, and BMW i8.

 

The BMW Group Celebrates 100 Years.

 

Kicking off the 100 year anniversary of the BMW Group, the BMW M760i xDrive and BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive will make their North American debuts at the 2016 New York International Auto Show on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (located at 655 West 34th Street (at 11th Avenue), Manhattan. The BMW lineup will also feature the BMW M2, BMW X4 M40i, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW 330e, BMW i8 and others. English and Spanish-speaking BMW representatives will be available for interviews on Wednesday, March 23rd and Thursday, March 24th.

 

Making its North American debut, the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive integrates the first 12-cylinder gasoline engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology, resulting in a blend of performance, efficiency and comfort. Equipped with 600 bHP1and peak torque of 590 lb-ft1, this luxury sedan accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 3.91 seconds and reaches a top speed of 155 mph. The 2017 BMW M760i xDrive is available with the same advanced driving assistance technologies for acute stability and handling as the renowned BMW 7 Series model range, including: Active Driving Assistance Plus, Lane Departure Warning, Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Blind Spot Detection, Active Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision avoidance , Rear Collision  Warning, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, and Traffic Jam Assistant, as well as the BMW iDrive system featuring Gesture Control. The BMW M760i xDrive combines luxurious drive comfort, style, safety and innovative technologies while embodying BMW M Performance dynamics. The BMW M760i xDrive will arrive in U.S. showrooms in early 2017. BMW M760i xDrive Press Kit.

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Also making its North American debut, the 2017 BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive blends ultimate luxury and precision dynamics with the most advanced suspension and chassis technology with ALPINA calibration. For the first time, the BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive includes Integral Active Steering, typically associated with sports cars, and combines a variable ratio electric steering system at the front axle with active steering on the rear axle for increased agility and dynamic handling. The new 4.4 liter 8-cylinder engine delivers an impressive output of 600 bHP and a maximum torque of 590 lb-ft, resulting in remarkable acceleration – from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds, 0.8 seconds faster than its predecessor. Built for cruising at maximum comfort, the BMW ALPINA B7’s high-performance drivetrain is complemented by its aerodynamic elements and sporty yet elegant interior design. The BMW ALPINA B7 arrives in U.S. showrooms in September 2016.  BMW ALPINA B7 xDrive Press Kit.

 

Hot off its world debut at January’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 2016 BMW M2 features renowned BMW M performance, complemented by a striking exterior appearance and sleek interior. A newly developed M TwinPower Turbo technology 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine produces 365 bHP and 369 lb-ft of torque in overboost, catapulting the high performance vehicle from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Inspired by its motorsport history and enhanced by BMW EfficientDynamics technology, the BMW M2 sets the pace in its segment when it comes to agility, driving feeling, directional stability, steering precision and controllability at the limit, without any compromise in everyday use. The 2016 BMW M2 will be available in U.S. showrooms in April 2016. The MSRP for the BMW M2 is $51,700 plus $995 Destination and Handling. BMW M2 Press Kit.

 

The cutting-edge drive technology in the BMW X4 M40i guarantees the free-revving thrill typical of a BMW M engine and its outstanding power delivery. With 355 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque, the newly developed M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology inline 6-cylinder engine made its world debut in this Sports Activity Coupe. Reaching an electronically limited top speed of 150 mph, the BMW X4 M40i delivers best-in-class acceleration, reaching 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. Design and technology are also at their peak in the BMW X4 M40i and include a powerful yet efficient exterior with a chassis tuned to M Performance specifications. Exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy double-spoke wheels with optional Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and intelligent xDrive with specific M Performance tuning, emphasize the unique character of the new BMW X4 M40i. The BMW X4 M40i is available in U.S. showrooms for a MSRP of $57,800 plus $995 Destination and Handling. BMW X4 M40i Press Kit.

 

The BMW 7 Series is the brand’s flagship in its sixth generation and once again sets the standard for modern luxury and performance, delivering the highest level of driving refinement in the premium segment. The 2016 BMW 7 Series sets a new benchmark in lightweight design, driving dynamics, comfort, intelligent connectivity and intuitive operation. The BMW EfficientLightweight concept allows the new BMW 7 Series line-up a 190 pounds weight reduction compared to its predecessor. Groundbreaking Carbon Core passenger cell technology is the key element on the body structure by the extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and the strategic application of lightweight design to reduce weight and increase both the overall torsional strength and bending stiffness. Featuring BMW’s newest pioneering technologies such as Gesture Control, Wireless Charging, Display Key, and an active Kidney Grille that is now also available for the first time in the U.S. The MSRP is $81,300 for the BMW 740i, $94,400for the BMW 750i Sedan and $97,400 for the BMW 750i xDrive all including $995 Destination and Handling. BMW 7 Series Press Kit.

 

Now in its second generation, the BMW X1 builds on the success of its predecessor and features more robust overall proportions, more interior space for passengers and luggage alike, and additional innovative connectivity and groundbreaking BMW EfficientDynamics technology that is unparalleled in the segment. The BMW X1 xDrive28i features a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine producing 228 bHP and 258 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8 speed Steptronic automatic transmission, enabling the newest X family member to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The engine is coupled with the new BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system and newly developed chassis technology, which enhances sporting ability and ride. Currently in showrooms, the MSRP for the BMW X1 xDrive28 is $35,795 including $995 Destination and Handling. BMW X1 Press Kit.

 

The BMW 330e features a plug-in hybrid drive system offering typical BMW driving dynamics and outstanding efficiency. The innovative use of an electric motor and the BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine results in a total system output of 248 bHP and 310 lb-ft torque. BMW 330e accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds. In everyday driving condition, a total range of up 373 miles is attainable and U.S. EPA rating of 72 MPGe combined fuel economy. The 2016 BMW 330e will arrive in U.S. showrooms in spring 2016 for $44,695 including $995 Destination and Handling. BMW 330e Press Kit (Global).

 

The BMW i8 is the first eDrive 2+2 sports-car from BMW. It sits at the pinnacle of the BMW i lineup of visionary vehicles, which are purpose-built from the ground up as electric and hybrid electric, and constructed primarily from lightweight carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Currently in showrooms and priced at $140,700 plus $995 Destination and Handling, the MY2016 BMW i8 features laser lights available as an option for the first time in the U.S., enhancing its athletic design and sleek, low slung exterior. The BMW i8 operates with extremely high fuel efficiency boasting a U.S. EPA rating of 76 MPGe combined. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph. BMW i8 Press Kit.

 

The BMW X1 has been named a finalist for the 2016 World Car Awards’ “World Car of the Year” distinction, the BMW 7 Series for “World Luxury Car,” and the BMW 330e for the “World Green Car” award. All category winners will be announced at NYIAS on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

 

For updates on Twitter, follow the conversation using the hashtag #BMWNYIAS.

 

Other important social media links:

 

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https://www.youtube.com/user/BMWUSA

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https://plus.google.com/+BMWUSA/posts

 

 

DATE:         Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24

 

TIME:           Representation available on-site all day

 

PLACE:        Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

BMW Stand

655 West 34th Street (at 11th Avenue)

 

 

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BMW executives and experts available for interviews include:

 

  • Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG

Dr. Ian Robertson is available to discuss global BMW sales and marketing. Dr. Robertson will have limited availability for interviews at NAIAS.

 

  • Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America

Ludwig Willisch is available to discuss overall company business and strategy of BMW of North America.

  • Trudy Hardy, Vice President of Marketing, BMW of North America

Trudy Hardy is available to discuss BMW’s marketing efforts in the United States.

 

  • Rich Steinberg, Manager, Product Planning & Strategy, BMW of North America
    Rich Steinberg is available to discuss current and forthcoming product portfolios as well as BMW i products in the U.S. market.

 

  • Kate Alini, Product Manager, BMW 6 Series and BMW 7 Series, BMW of North America

Kate Alini is available to discuss the technical specifics and details of the BMW 6 Series and BMW 7 Series.

 

  • Jason Chan, Product Planning Specialist, BMW 6 Series and BMW 7 Series, BMW of North America
    Jason Chan is available to discuss the technical specifics and details of the BMW 6 Series and BMW 7 Series.

 

  • Jose Guerrero, Product Manager for BMW i, BMW M, BMW Individual and BMW ALPINA, BMW of North America

Jose Guerrero is available to discuss the BMW X1, BMW i and M products, BMW Individual, BMW M4 GTS, BMW ALPINA, Plug-In-Hybrids and Electric Vehicles and strategy in the U.S. market.

 

  • Alanna Tracey-Bahri, Product Manager, BMW Z4, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW 3 Series, BMW 4 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW of North America

Alanna Tracey-Bahri is available to discuss overarching product strategy and technical specifics for the BMW Z4, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X6, BMW 3 Series, BMW 4 Series, BMW 5 Series and Plug-In-Hybrids and Electric Vehicles.

 

  • John Kelly, Product Planning Specialist, BMW 2 Series and BMW X1, BMW of North America
    John Kelly is available to discuss overarching product strategy and technical specifics for the BMW 2 Series and BMW X1.

 

  • Andreas Bovensiepen, CEO, ALPINA Automobiles

Andreas Bovensiepen is available to discuss the overall business and strategy of ALPINA.

 

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