The new models unveiled by German premium carmaker BMW at the LA Auto Show 2014 represent an unprecedented diversity in the brand’s hallmark driving pleasure. The latest editions of the high-performance all-wheel-drive BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M models celebrate their world premiere in the Californian metropolis of Los Angeles, while visitors to the Los Angeles Convention Center between 21 and 30 November 2014 can also experience the US debut of the BMW 2 Series Convertible and the new BMW X6.
BMW presents the following highlights at the LA Auto Show 2014:
- World premiere: the new BMW X5 M, 423 kW/575 hp, fuel consumption combined: 11.1 l/100 km (25.4 mpg imp), CO2 emissions combined: 258 g/km.
- World premiere: the new BMW X6 M, 423 kW/575 hp, fuel consumption combined: 11.1 l/100 km (25.4 mpg imp), CO2 emissions combined: 258 g/km.
- US premiere: the BMW 2 Series Convertible, 240 kW/326 hp – 135 kW/184 hp, fuel consumption combined: 8.5–4.4 l/100 km (33.2–64.2 mpg imp); CO2 emissions combined: 199–116 g/km.
- US premiere: the new BMW X6, 330 kW/450 hp – 190 kW/258 hp, fuel consumption combined: 9.7–6.0 l/100 km (29.1–47.1 mpg imp); CO2 emissions combined: 225–157 g/km.
Innovative technology, powerful presence: the new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M celebrate a joint world premiere in Los Angeles.
Unfazed by any weather or road conditions, thrillingly dynamic on the race track – the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M are purpose-designed for exceptional driving experiences. Now the latest generation of this brace of high-performance all-wheel-drive vehicles from the BMW M GmbH fold is revving up on the start line – with an even more commanding appearance, boosted output, optimised suspension technology and new heights of luxury and innovation in the equipment range on offer.
Pivotal to the hallmark M high-performance character of the new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M is, once again, the perfectly tuned overall package of engine, powertrain and suspension. The further evolved V8 unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology generates output increased by 15 kW/20 hp to 423 kW/575 hp and a maximum torque improved by 70 to 750 Newton metres. Both models are equipped as standard with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, which takes them from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds flat. They also raise the bar in terms of lateral dynamics, steering precision and brake performance, while fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are around 20 per cent lower than for the previous models.
Compact, dynamic, refreshingly open: US premiere of the BMW 2 Series Convertible.
Entry into BMW’s open-top world is likewise being raised to a more elevated level. The BMW 2 Series Convertible combines superior dynamic handling in the premium compact segment with a particularly intense top-down experience, while its design boasts hallmark BMW proportions with sporty, elegant lines and a flat shoulderline. The electrically operated soft-top ensures optimised acoustic comfort and can be opened or closed in just 20 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h (31 mph). Sporty driving pleasure, meanwhile, is guaranteed by engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, rear-wheel drive, a torsionally stiff body, finely balanced weight distribution between the front and rear axles and further honed suspension technology.
The BMW 2 Series Convertible also offers innovative equipment features as well as enhanced space, comfort, functionality and a premium interior character. It is the first model with the option of the latest-generation Navigation system Professional, which enables over-the-air updates via the vehicle’s built-in SIM card.
Sports Activity Coupe with a unique character: US premiere of the new BMW X6.
The latest edition of the BMW X6 marks the next chapter in the success story of the world’s first Sports Activity Coupe. The new BMW X6 captures the imagination with its even more potent presence, the extroverted athleticism of its design, its standout performance, luxurious interior design and innovative equipment features. Powerful and efficient engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, the eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive guarantee a supreme and versatile driving experience. A choice of three Adaptive Suspension packages featuring Dynamic Damper Control, rear-axle air suspension, Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive active roll stabilisation is available as an option.
The standard equipment accompanying the new BMW X6 goes well beyond that of the previous model, while the Sports Activity Coupe’s exclusive style can be accentuated yet further courtesy of the M Sport Package, Design Pure Extravagance option and model-specific features from BMW Individual.
The Los Angeles Auto Show is one of North America’s most significant and tradition-steeped motor shows. First held in 1907, the trade fair is a platform for carmakers and suppliers from around the world to showcase their latest models, concept studies and technological developments. The automotive industry gathering in the US state of California is the final event in the international motor show calendar and as such offers an intriguing preview of the following season’s trends. The event organisers anticipate around 900,000 visitors over the ten days on which the LA Auto Show 2014 is open to the public.