World Debuts at the New York International Auto Show 2012


BMWNew BMW M6 Convertible and BMW X1 Sport Activity Vehicle to Make World Debuts at the New York International Auto Show

Additional Featured BMW Vehicles Include the North American Debuts of the BMW M6 Coupe and BMW X6 M and the U.S. Auto Show Debut of the BMW 640i Gran Coupe

The BMW M6 Convertible and BMW X1 Sport Activity Vehicle will make  their World Debuts at the 2012 New York International Auto    Show on Wednesday, April 4th at the BMW Stand from 10:15 a.m.    – 10:40 a.m. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (655    West 34th Street at 11th Avenue) in Manhattan.  The  BMW M6 Convertible and BMW X1 will be joined by the BMW M6 Coupe, BMW  X6 M (North American debuts) and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (U.S.  auto show debut) as the featured BMW vehicles in New York. The    BMW i3 and i8 Concepts will also be featured  providing a glimpse into the future of mobility.

The iconic BMW M6 Convertible and  Coupe return from a two year hiatus more powerful,  more athletic, more focused, more luxurious and more efficient than  ever before.  Since the “M6” badge was first placed  on a BMW back in 1987, this model has exemplified the luxury and daily  usability of a top range BMW coupe combined with true super-car  performance.  Now, in its 3rd generation, the all-new BMW M6  sports a new 560hp M TwinPower Turbo V-8 mated to a 7-speed M-DCT  transmission capable of propelling either model from 0 to 60mph in  under 4.3 seconds.

The hotly anticipated BMW X1 Sport Activity Vehicle  comes to the U.S. for the first time. Its rising horizontal lines give  it a sporty, elegant profile, while the classic BMW kidney grille,  distinctive headlights and L-shaped taillights are unmistakably  BMW.  The BMW X1 is also the latest BMW vehicle to offer the  TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine which delivers BMW performance with  reduced fuel consumption.  The updated BMW X1 will be available  in U.S. showrooms in summer 2012.

The recently updated BMW X6 M Sports Activity Coupe  combines the athletic and elegant lines of a coupe with the character  of a BMW X model and an outstanding driving experience.  The new  X6 M receives several design updates and innovative features intended  to emphasize its width and track and road-holding prowess.

Introducing the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe – a  new 4-door, 4+1 seat addition to the 6 Series line that successfully  combines the stunning proportions, design and driving dynamics of the  6 Series Coupe with interior room and amenities for up to five  passengers. Harmonious proportions, precise lines and sleekly  contoured surfaces give the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe the unique ability  to satisfy the driver who wants a luxurious and sporty coupe yet needs  a car capable of carrying four adults in comfort and luxury.

The BMW 6  Series Gran Coupe will be offered as three distinct models in the USA.  The TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder powered BMW 640i Gran Coupe is the  initial model and arrives early this summer. Later this summer, the  TwinPower Turbo V-8 powered 650i Gran Coupe and the all-wheel drive  650i xDrive Gran Coupe will join the range.