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      10-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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BMW 4 SERIES CONVERTIBLE WILL MAKE ITS WORLD DEBUT AND THE BMW i8, BMW CONCEPT X4 AND BMW 5 SERIES GRAN TURISMO WILL MAKE NORTH AMERICAN AUTO SHOW DEBUTS AT THE 2013 LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Additional Featured BMW Vehicles to Include: BMW i3, BMW 4 Series Coupe, BMW X5, BMW 5 Series Sedan, and the North American Debut of the BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive Motorcycle


The new BMW 4 Series Convertible will make its world debut and the BMW i8, BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and BMW Concept X4 will make their North American auto show debuts at the 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show on Wednesday, November 20th.

The new BMW 4 Series Convertible, with distinct design that sets itself apart from its BMW 3 Series cousins, introduces new standards in terms of dynamics, elegance and extraordinary driving pleasure – with the top up or down. Visibly larger than the BMW 3 Series Convertible in width, track and wheelbase, the BMW 4 Series Convertible boasts an unmistakable and elegant silhouette – with balanced proportions when the top is down and in the sleek look of the roofline when the hardtop is closed. In addition to the enjoyment of the unrivalled open-air driving experience at the push of a button, the BMW 4 Series Convertible also impresses with exhilarating performance and sovereign handling. The new BMW 4 Series Convertible will be offered in the US in 2014 Q1 as both a 428i and as a 435i, with a base MSRP of $49,675 and $55,825, respectively. See the 4 Series Convertible Official Thread.

The new BMW i8 is the world’s first plug-in hybrid 2+2 super-car from BMW Group. It will join BMW i’s growing lineup of visionary vehicles which are purpose built from the ground up as electric and hybrid electric and constructed primarily from lightweight carbon fiber. Coming to the market in 2014 Q2 and priced at $135,700, the BMW i8 features an athletic design and a sleek, low slung exterior and operates with extremely low fuel consumption (94 mpg) and emissions output. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph. See the BMW i8 Official Thread.

A fascinating combination of BMW X robustness and BMW Coupe sportiness, the muscular and broad-shouldered BMW Concept X4 is poised to continue the success story of the BMW X6 in a new vehicle class. The BMW X4 Concept has eye-catching proportions, tight contours and numerous high-quality details, producing an unrivalled product character brimming with emotional appeal and sturdiness. In hallmark BMW style, a longer wheelbase, relatively long bonnet, short overhangs and a set-back greenhouse lend the car an undeniable dynamism even when standing still. Available in 2014, the BMW Concept X4 will be produced at BMW Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina, USA. See the X4 Concept Official Thread.

The extravagant design of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo represents the expression of sports performance and luxurious long-distance comfort. With a modified front apron exuding presence and solidity and its redesigned rear end creating a longer and lower visual impression, the new 5 Series Gran Turismo combines the striking elegance of a Sedan with the variable-usage interior of a Sports Wagon model and the versatility of a Sports Activity Vehicle. The 2014 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is currently available in the US as a 535i for $60,925, 535i xDrive for $63,225, 550i for $68,825 and 550i for $71,125.

The BMW i3 is the first fully electric vehicle from BMW Group under BMW i’s growing lineup of visionary concept vehicles constructed from the ground up primarily from lightweight carbon fiber. With 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque hybrid-synchronous electric motor, the BMW i3 is electrified by a 22-kWh lithium-ion battery, good for 80-100 miles of emission-free driving. The BMW i3 will offer interior space comparable to the legendary BMW 3 Series on a shorter overall body. Its 32.3-foot turning circle and a relatively long wheelbase make it agile and engaging to drive, yet ideally suited to driving in dense urban areas. Available in 2014 Q2, the BMW i3 will have a base MSRP of $41,350 and the range-extender model will have a starting MSRP of $45,200. See the BMW i3 Official Thread.

A new addition to showrooms, the BMW 4 Series Coupe adds a new dimension to the qualities of the BMW 3 Series Coupe in terms of aesthetics, dynamics and unbeatable driving pleasure. Built on the tradition of the larger BMW 6 Series and BMW 8 Series Coupes, and with 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 aluminum trim on functional elements such as air intakes and vents, door openers and exterior mirrors add elegance to the design. The BMW Series 428i Coupe has a starting MSRP of $40,500, 428i xDrive Coupe for $42,500, 435i Coupe for $46,000 and 435i xDrive Coupe for $48,000. See the 4 Series Coupe Official Thread.

Offering notable advances over its predecessor, the new BMW X5 sets new standards in powerful design, luxurious spaciousness, cutting-edge versatility and efficient driving pleasure. The X5 reveals an elegantly stretched silhouette, eye-catching swag line over the athletically molded wheel arches, horizontal lines and taut surfaces at the rear. With lower fuel consumption and emissions through weight minimization, optimized air guidance and engine technology, the X5 is the only vehicle in its segment available with Active Steering and AdaptiveDrive, providing greater handling capability and ride quality. The newly available rear-wheel drive 2014 X5 sDrive35i will start at $53,725 and the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i is priced at $56,025. The 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d price is $57,525 and the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i will start at $69,125. The gas variants are on sale now and diesel vehicles will be available in 2014 Q1. The BMW X5 is produced at BMW Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina, USA. See the X5 Official Thread.

Redesigned with fresh contour lines for the surround of the BMW kidney grille and lower air intakes reinforcing the sporty appearance, the 5 Series Sedan introduces functionality and desirability at new levels. The 5 Series Sedan heralds an expansion of its engine range, with more power and now with the choice of BMW Advanced Diesel. The 5 Series Sedan is currently available as a 528i priced at $50,425, a 528i xDrive at $52,725, a 535i at $56,025, a 535i xDrive at $58,325, a 535d at $57,525, a 535d xDrive at $59,825, a 550i at $64,825 and 550i xDrive at $67,125.

Also at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive will make its North American auto show debut. As its name implies, the K 1600 GTL Exclusive is an enhanced edition of the award-winning K 1600 GTL that features stunning design and a host of exclusive features that redefine what a Luxury Touring motorcycle can be.


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sweet! can't wait to see some more of the x4
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sweet! can't wait to see some more of the x4
Yea me too! Looks awesome!
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Gotta say that vert looks really really nice. Space Grey on Red FTW.
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Sweet! The 4 series keeps growing on me each time I see it
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Did the article just say "extravagant design if the 5GT" ?!

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what a shame...."M" is losing if not lost its identity. Just cause Audi puts an "S" on everything doesn't mean BMW has to.......
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Did the article just say "extravagant design if the 5GT" ?!

you can NOT put a lipstick on a pig!!! The 5/3GT are plain ugly and embarrassing to the BMW fleet.
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what a shame...."M" is losing if not lost its identity. Just cause Audi puts an "S" on everything doesn't mean BMW has to.......
They dont put RS though. Bmw should do something a little dofferent than the ///M for moerformance. Maybe mp or something
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I always pay a visit to the L.A. Auto Show, this year will be a more exciting visit!!!!!
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Although the official media release is now past, it's public debut is not until January in Detroit. It is not uncommon for BMW (or other manufacturers for that matter) to release official information for a new model a couple months in advance of its live reveal.
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im so looking foward to the x4 coming out. thats the model im looking foward to the most.
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Although the official media release is now past, it's public debut is not until January in Detroit. It is not uncommon for BMW (or other manufacturers for that matter) to release official information for a new model a couple months in advance of its live reveal.
The M3 and M4 and M235i will headline the NAIAS.
LA will focus on the World Premiere of the 4er Cabrio and the US premiere of the BMW i3 and i8 , significant for California. The new MINI will also be a centre of attention.

The Tokyo show just a few days later will cover the Asian premieres of the latest models. But we will also have the first official details of the exciting new BMW-Toyota collaboration.

In the new year the product offensive continues to ramp up with the introduction of the BMW X4 , BMW 4er Gran Coupe and BMW Active Tourer both will premiere at Geneva in March.
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In the new year the product offensive continues to ramp up with the introduction of the BMW X4 , BMW 4er Gran Coupe and BMW Active Tourer both will premiere at Geneva in March.
Which, given its rear doors/windows layout a la A5 Sportback is a treason to the BMW 4 door sedan/coupé tradition and fraudulently utilizes the Gran Coupé name, it would rather deserve to be named 4er Gran Turismo...
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