Out of all the manufacturers that will be showcasing their latest creations on the stage at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, BMW could attract the biggest crowd. That’s because the German manufacturer chose this show to unveil over ten premieres to the world and they are as varied as they are interesting. The official press release from Munich talks about nine models but they are also promising a couple of surprises which should take that figure to double digits.
The new products unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt show highlight the status of BMW, trailblazing innovations and the driving pleasure for which the brand is renowned. BMW is also showcasing the latest technological developments for the future of personal mobility, in which powertrain electrification, comprehensive digitalization and other advances in the field of automated driving will play a particularly important role.
Hall 11 at the main entrance to the Frankfurt trade fair site has been prepared for the shared BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad stand and serves as a forum for current and future highlights of the product range. This is where the new products and features from all the brands will be presented under the slogan “This is tomorrow. Now. Die Zukunft ist jetzt”. The exhibition space covers an area of over 10,500 square meters and has a circuit running around it that is about 150 meters long. This will give visitors to the Frankfurt Motor Show on 14 – 24 September 2017 the opportunity to experience the new models in action too.
Both the BMW Concept 8 Series and the BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre will be on display as testimony to BMW’s expanded presence in the luxury segment. Other facets of driving pleasure are demonstrated at the 2017 Frankfurt show by the BMW Concept Z4, the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo and the new BMW X3 respectively. The new BMW M8 GTE will also be unveiled apparently, even though we’re not exactly sure how that’s going to happen since the M8 is yet to be unveiled. Most likely, the M8 GTE will be shown under heavy camouflage.
The new BMW M5, meanwhile, will be on display in its full glory. After being unveiled through a great set of photos online, the car will be shown to a live audience for the first time at Frankfurt. The new edition of the BMW i3 and the i3S will both be showcased to those interested in an electric future. To top everything off, the CEO of the BMW Group promised us ‘an electrifying surprise’ for the IAA this year and nobody seems to know what it is. Furthermore, the concept for the BMW X7 is expected to make an appearance to preview what lies ahead before the biggest SUV the Germans ever made enters production in Spartanburg, SC.