NAIAS Detroit Auto Show 2013 – BMW Concept 4 Series Coupé







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: January 15, 2013
Categories: BMW, BMW Concept Cars

BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe: more elegant, more dynamic, more individual.

The BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe, celebrating its world premiere in  Detroit, offers an early glimpse ahead to the next  generation of BMW’s sporting mid-range Coupe. With its flowing  elegance and powerful presence, the new BMW 4 Series range represents  the epitome of aesthetic and dynamic appeal in the premium segment and  underpins the brand’s leadership aspirations in the global marketplace.

BMW Concept Car

The new BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe is visibly larger than the BMW 3  Series Coupe in terms of length, width and wheelbase, while the  roofline is considerably lower. Headlined by these perfectly balanced  proportions, the new BMW Coupe embodies a development curve at its  zenith. However, the “4” is about more than just a standalone design;  it also boasts a new level of sporting dynamics, greater exclusivity  and even clearer differentiation from the BMW 3 Series range.

The alluring interior exudes cutting-edge luxury, with elaborate  details and exquisite materials sharing centre stage. Here again, the  BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe reveals a spectrum of qualities set amid  new dimensions and underlines the brand’s ambitions through its  unrelenting pursuit of perfection.

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BMW M6 Gran Coupe: athleticism and aesthetics in their purest form.

BMW M will also unveil a third body variant of the BMW M6  high-performance sports car for the first time at the NAIAS 2013 in  Detroit. The new BMW M6 Gran Coupe brings together  the hallmark performance attributes of M cars within a handsome and  sumptuous design. The extra room on board the four-door Coupe allows  two rear passengers to bask in generous levels of spaciousness.

The impressive potential of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is immediately  apparent. Familiar M features underscore the car’s bespoke styling  inside and out. For example, leather trim with extended features and M  sports seats with integral belt guides are the dominant themes in the  interior’s luxurious ambience.

Under the bonnet lies a V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology  developing 412 kW/560 hp and peak torque of 680 Newton metres (502  lb-ft). This impressive power is channelled to the rear wheels via a  seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic. Other stars  of the show include the Active M Differential at the rear axle, an  M-specific chassis, variable-ratio hydraulic steering and a  high-performance compound braking system.

BMW Z4: Roadster heads into the future with enhanced appealand individuality.

New exterior features, detailed interior refinements, a new equipment  package and a new entry-level engine variant allow the BMW Z4 to make  an even more attractive and innovative case for itself in  Detroit. Three new body colours are available  exclusively with the Design Pure Traction option, which is also new.  Meanwhile, black and orange tones create a particularly absorbing  contrast of colours in the interior.

Additional scope for individualisation is provided by new 17-inch and  18-inch light-alloy wheels and the optional M Sport package. And there  is also the arrival of a new model variant to report; the BMW Z4  sDrive18i is powered by a 2.0-litre engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo  technology developing 115 kW/156 hp. This new entry point to the Z4  range can also be ordered with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The selection of driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive  mobility services available on board the BMW Z4 has also been  expanded. If the Professional navigation system is specified, the  ConnectedDrive Services option enables use of internet-based  information and entertainment services inside the car.

BMW 1 Series Coupe and BMW 1 Series Convertible Limited Edition Lifestyle.

The new Limited Edition Lifestyle equipment package shines an even  brighter spotlight on the aesthetic qualities of the BMW 1 Series  Coupe and BMW 1 Series Convertible. The package’s exclusive and  high-quality equipment details are carefully coordinated and add  engaging flourishes to both the interior and the exterior.

As well as the exclusive Mineral White metallic paint, customers can  also choose from two other exterior colours, while 18-inch light-alloy  wheels accentuate the cars’ classy looks. The Lifestyle Edition  contrasts are particularly effective on the BMW 1 Series Convertible;  a brown soft-top with silver pigmentation generates fascinating light  effects, for example. Brown leather trim with white contrast stitching  plays the lead role in the interior of the Lifestyle Edition cars. A  matching brown sports leather steering wheel, specially badged door  sill strips and Fineline Stream fine wood trim elements add the  finishing touches to the interior ambience.

BMW EfficientDynamics: into the future with BMW ActiveHybrid and BMW eDrive.

As part of its BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy, the BMW  Group is working on a wide range of concepts based around sustainable  drive systems. Consistently optimised combustion engines, BMW  ActiveHybrid models, the use of hydrogen as an energy source, and  electric mobility courtesy of fully electric drive systems and plug-in  hybrids are all central pillars of these concepts.

All current and future BMW concepts using purely electric power – and  therefore generating zero local emissions – are identified by the BMW  eDrive tag. BMW i has assumed the status of innovation leader in this  area. The BMW sub-brand will bring the first pure-bred electric car –  the BMW i3 – onto the market in 2013, and this will be followed a year  later by the introduction of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.  These innovative models will also be on display at the BMW Group’s  stand in Detroit.