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BMW 4 SERIES CONCEPT COUPE TO MAKE WORLD DEBUT AT THE 2013 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IN DETROIT

  • 18.12.2012
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Additional Featured BMW Vehicles to Include: The World Premiere of the

BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the North American Premiere of the BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon and the Newly Updated BMW Z4

 

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Adding new dimensions of aesthetics, dynamics and elegance to the qualities of the renowned BMW 3 Series Coupe, the BMW 4 Series Concept Coupe will make its world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, January 14 at the BMW Stand from 11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. at COBO Center, One Washington Boulevard Detroit, MI 48226.  More than simply the start of a new cycle, the BMW 4 Series Concept Coupe represents the peak of a development curve and features its own individual character and a standalone design.  BMW will also feature the world debut of the 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the North America debut of the BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon and the newly updated BMW Z4 as well as the BMW i3 Concept Coupe and the BMW i8 Concept.

 

Built on the tradition of the larger BMW 6 Series and BMW 8 Series Coupes, the BMW 4 Series Concept Coupe boasts a standalone design and a new level of sporting dynamics and greater exclusivity.  Featuring a slightly longer wheelbase, wider stance and considerably lower roofline than the BMW 3 Series Coupe, the “4” creates a strong, athletic silhouette which exudes power even while stationary.  New satin-finish aluminum trim on functional elements such as air intakes and vents, door openers and exterior mirrors add elegance to the design. 

 

The BMW M6 Gran Coupe will bring together the hallmark performance attributes of a BMW M car with the extra spaciousness of a four-door Coupe.  Familiar M features underscore the car’s bespoke styling inside and out. Under the hood, lies a V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology coupled with a seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic, which together develop 560 hp.

 

The new BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon offers the flexibility and utility of a premium wagon combined with the driving dynamics of a BMW.  Slightly larger than its predecessor, the new 3 Series Sports Wagon features a noticeable increase in interior space and ten percent more cargo volume. The BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon also features BMW’s award winning N20 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine, which improves fuel efficiency by more than ten percent.  It will also be the next model to offer BMW Lines as a way to tailor the car to individual tastes, just as with the Sedan, by choosing from a quartet of trim and equipment variants – the Sport Line, Luxury Line, Modern Line and M Sport Line.

 

Refined exterior and interior design elements along with a new Design Pure Traction equipment package and optional new entry-level engine variant are the latest additions to the updated BMW Z4 Roadster.  Three BMW TwinPower Turbo engine options will again be available for the US. The BMW Z4 sDrive28i features BMW’s award-winning 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder. It goes 0-60 mph in about five-and-a-half seconds and delivers up to 34 mpg. The Z4 sDrive35i and Z4 sDrive35is both use versions of BMW’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-six.   Further, the selection of driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive mobility services available on board the BMW Z4 have also been expanded.

 

Also at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, BMW will showcase two of its latest BMW i concepts – the BMW i8 Concept and the BMW i3 Concept Coupe.  The BMW i3 and the BMW i8 Concepts will be the first electric and hybrid electric cars to be made primarily of carbon fiber when they come to market in 2013 and 2014.  

 

DATE:                 Monday, January 14, 2013

 

TIME:                  Press Conference: 11:30 A.M. – 11:55 A.M.; Interviews: All Day

 

PLACE:              COBO Center, Detroit MI

                            BMW Stand

   

BMW Executives Available for Interviews Includes:

 

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

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

 

  • Peter Miles, Executive Vice President of Operations for BMW of North America

Peter Miles is available to discuss all facets of BMW business in North America including sales. 

 

  • Adrian van Hooydonk, Director of BMW Group Design, BMW Group

Adrian van Hooydonk is BMW Group’s Director of Design.  Available on a limited basis, he can discuss the details and inspiration behind the new BMW 4 Series Concept Coupe, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon, BMW i3 Concept, BMW i8 Concept, and other featured vehicles.

 

  • Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, Head of BMW M

Dr. Nitschke is available to discuss all aspects of BMW’s M division, including brand strategy and product offerings.

 

  • Paul Ferraiolo, Head of Product Planning & Strategy, BMW of North America

Paul Ferraiolo will be available to discuss current and forthcoming product portfolios as well as the BMW M brand in the U.S.

 

  • Dan Creed, Vice President of Marketing, BMW of North America

Dan Creed is available to discuss BMW’s marketing efforts in North America.

 

  • Jacob Harb, Head of  Electric Vehicle Sales and Strategy, BMW of North America

Jacob Harb Will be on hand to discuss BMW’s strategy for electric vehicles in the United States – including the BMW i Concept vehicles and the Active E.

 

  • Victor LeLeu, Product Planning BMW 3 Series and Z4, BMW of North America  

Victor LeLeu is available to discuss the BMW 3 Series and Z4 product strategies and offerings.

 

  • Carsten Pries, Head of BMW M Product Management, BMW Group

Carsten Preis is available to discuss the BMW M product portfolio as well as the technical specifications of the new BMW M6 Gran Coupe and other M vehicles.

 

  • Thomas Schemera, Head of Marketing and Sales for BMW M, BMW Group

Thomas Schemera is available to discuss the BMW Individual program and its recent expansion to include all M models as well as the BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, X6 lines.

 

  • Karim Habib, Head of BMW Exterior Design, BMW Group

Karim Habib is available to discuss the exterior design details of the new BMW 4 Series Concept Coupe, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon and other models. 

 

  • Marc Girard, Head of BMW Interior Design,  BMW Group

Marc Girard is available to discuss the interior design details of the new BMW 4 Series Concept Coupe, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon and other models. 

 

  • Won Kyu Kang, Exterior Design BMW 4 Series Concept Coupe, BMW Group               

Won Kyu Kang is available to discuss the design inspiration and details of the new BMW 4 Series Concept Coupe.

 

  • Martina Starke, BMW Group Design, BMW Group

Martina Starke is available to discuss the design details of the new BWM 4 Series Concept Coupe, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon and other models. 

 

 

If you have any questions regarding this press release, please contact:

BMW Group
Stacy Morris

Tel.: +1-201-594-3360
Fax: +1-201-573-8416
E-mail: stacy.morris@bmwna.com

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