The 2009 Geneva Motor Show is probably the most exciting auto show that will take place this year. Many manufacturers will unveil their newest models and concepts next week. BMW makes no exception and for them, it will be a quite exciting show.
Here is the BMW Press Conference schedule and the vehicles showcased:
March 4, 2009
Special Press Conferences – BMW EfficientDynamics
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Room “Crans”
1) Dr. Draeger, Head of BMW AG Development – BMW EfficientDynamics
Dr. Rathgeber, Director full vehicle architecture and integration- Hybrid Technology, Thermo Electrical Generator, Hydrogen
Mr. Kranz, Director, “Project i” – Concepts in the future
2) Questions and Answers
3) Lunch – open forum
BMW New vehicles and World Premieres:
- BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Concept – World Premiere
- BMW Z4 – European Premiere
- BMW 116d – World Premiere
- BMW 730Ld – World Premiere
- BMW Performance Power Kit – World Premiere
- BMW ConnectedDrive
- MINI New vehicles and World Premieres:
- MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio – World Premiere
- MINI Cabrio – European Premiere
- MINI – 50 years
Press Release – Download Full PDF
Introducing progressive new models offering that Sheer Driving Pleasure so typical of the brand and at the same time allowing conscientious use of natural resources, BMW is making a significant statement at the 79th International Geneva Motor Show 2009.
The range of technologies upgraded to production standard as part of the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy is indeed greater than ever before, helping to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions and enhance the driving experience to an even higher level. At the same time the public in Geneva will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of technical innovations and new features in BMW’s current model portfolio at the Motor Show from 5-15 March 2009.
The 2009 Geneva Motor Show marks the European debut of the new BMW Z4. As a modern interpretation of the classic roadster, this unique car combines its dynamic driving potential not only with sporting and elegant lines as well as supreme driving comfort, but also with the impressive economy of its six-cylinder power units.
The new BMW 730Ld also making its public debut in Geneva sets a new standard for efficiency in the luxury class. Yet a further highlight is the BMW Concept 7 Series ActiveHybrid offering an outlook at the first hybrid model based on the BMW 7 Series, which will reach production level in the course of 2009.
A further outstanding achievement in the context of BMW EfficientDynamics is the development of particularly fuel-efficient diesel engines reducing emissions to a minimum. The most fuel-efficient and lowest-emission model within BMW’s portfolio presented in Geneva is the new BMW 116d powered by a 85 kW/115 hp four-cylinder diesel engine and consuming an average of just 4.4 litres/100 kilometres, equal to 64.2 mpg imp, in the EU test cycle. The CO2 emission rating of the new BMW 116d is equally impressive at 118 grams per kilometre.
Offering optional BMW BluePerformance technology, the BMW 330d is the only car in the premium segment to already fulfil the EU6 emission standard today.
A further outstanding achievement is that entering spring 2009 BMW offers no less than 49 models fulfilling the EU5 emission standard, ranging all the way from the BMW 1 Series to the BMW 7 Series.