BMW is premiering several new models and concept vehicles at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, its home event. The BMW portfolio which includes MINI and BMW Motorrad will impress the crowd when the show starts from 14 till 24 September.
Both the BMW Concept 8 Series and the BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre are 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 Concept 8 Series gives visitors to the IAA Cars 2017 show a taster of a new model from the brand due for launch in 2018: the BMW 8 Series Coupe. The concept features classic styling combined with new design ideas: crisp lines that mark out clear surfaces and the car’s powerfully sculpted volumes together form a powerful proclamation of uncompromising sportiness. The silhouette of the BMW Concept 8 Series is composed of its long bonnet, flowing roofline and the striking upward sweep of its trailing edge.
The styling of the interior and the choice of materials echo the purposeful interplay between dynamism and luxury. Furthermore, The lines in the cockpit area gravitate forwards, reinforcing the focus on the task of driving. Merino leather, a faceted ground gearshift lever and an iDrive Controller made from Swarovski glass with a smoky quartz look give the interior an exclusive air.
At the other corner is the Z4 Concept, another design study vehicle that offers a look ahead to a series-production version of the car set to be unveiled over the course of next year. In looks, a shorter bonnet and crisp overhangs ensure the driver sits closer to the middle of the car than in previous BMW roadsters. The surfaces and forms of the BMW Concept Z4 create a modern and emotionally engaging impression.
The fluent transition between exterior and interior is clearly visible from both the styling and colour scheme of the BMW Concept Z4. Much of the interior adopts the color of the car body, with just the driver’s cockpit standing out in an all-black finish that reinforces the focus on the driving experience.
Also a highlight for BMW at the IAA is the know-how gleaned from competing in motor sport. The new BMW M8 GTE with ideal credentials for endurance racing is the star attraction in this category. At the same time, the other star of the show for BMW is the new edition of the i3, along with the sportier i3s. As the world’s best-selling electric car in the premium compact segment, the i3 has been given a fresh makeover with refreshing styling accents, cutting-edge equipment features and new digital services. And the BMW i3 has now been joined by a second model variant. With a higher output, model-specific chassis technology, noticeably more dynamic driving qualities and design features all of its own, the new BMW i3s brings out the sporty side of electric mobility more vividly than ever. Both the i3 and i3s get improved handling thanks to the Optimized Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system. Other new features in the BMW i3 and BMW i3s include the On-Street Parking Information service, the unique BMW Digital Charging Service and the BMW Connected personal mobility assistant.
BMW Motorrad Concept Link
The BMW Motorrad Concept Link boasts an all-electric drive system and state-of-the-art connectivity technology. The concept motorcycle generates zero local emissions, is sporty and agile, and offers innovative functionality and digital connectivity. This concept vehicle links the digital and analogue worlds and serves as both a means of transport and a communication device.