The popularity of saloon cars might have waned, but the demand for executive models like the 3 Series remains buoyant. For motorists who need space and performance, there’s nothing to replace the allure of a rear-wheel drive BMW with perfect weight distribution.
The BMW Group sold more than 140,000 electrified (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) vehicles in 2018. In total, 142,617 (+38.4 per cent) electrified BMW and MINI vehicles were delivered to customers around the world last year
BMW has announced a new 8 Series Coupé. The new car features BMW’s xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system and EfficientLightweight design measures. The company says the new car was developed alongside the BMW M8 GTE – a race car that has already proven its potential in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) long-distance races and in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) held in North America.
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The new BMW 330e plug-in hybrid saloon is due to be launched in summer 2019. It delivers a 50 per cent increase in electric-only range to go with a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 10 per cent.
BMW has announced the latest flagship of its SUV X-line-up. The company says this latest 4×4 offers “exclusivity, spaciousness, superior quality, strong performance, agile handling and off-road capability”. The X7 is the largest model in the BMW X range
The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe was unveiled to waiting crowds at this week’s Paris Motor Show and it was worth the wait as it combines the dynamic credentials of a high-calibre sports car both visually and technologically with the exclusivity of a luxurious coupe.
The BMW Group is pushing the appeal of electric motoring to ever greater heights on the back of its unstinting research and development work. And the latest fruits of its labour are new high-voltage batteries, which significantly increase the operating range of purely electrically powered BMW i cars.
With more than 15 million sales under its belt, the BMW 3 Series Saloon has enjoyed a superb reputation both for its quality and supreme handling in the premium midsize segment for more than 40 years and now, the seventh-generation model, raises the bar even higher.
The new BMW 8 Series Coupé will be launched in November 2018 and will be built at BMW’s Dingolfing plant, which is also home to the BMW 7 Series Saloon. BMW says the number ‘8’ in the model name stands for a high- ranking status within its product range.