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BMW Will Bring 9 New Products to the Los Angeles Auto Show

The LA Auto Show 2019 will take place on 22 November – 1 December 2019. BMW will show there nine new products.

BMW will present four new M versions of the X family, two M8 modifications, the 2 Series Gran Coupe, the M2 CS special edition and even a bike concept in the City of Angels.

BMW M8 Gran Coupe, BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe

These are 4-door high-performance coupes with outstanding power and well-controllable dynamics, bold lines and progressive luxury. A 200-mm longer wheelbase than the 2-door BMW M8’s adds space in the cabin.

The cars are powered by a high-revving 4.4-liter V8 engine with the latest M TwinPower Turbo technology. It develops 441 kW/600 hp in the M8 Gran Coupe and 460 kW/625 hp in the M8 Competition Gran Coupe. 0-62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration takes 3.3 and 3.2. seconds, respectively.

M-specific features in particular include a characteristic M cockpit design, M xDrive all-wheel drive, an active M Differential, chassis technology.

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition photo
2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition

Fuel consumption combined: 10.7 l/100 km or 22 mpg (US); CO2 emissions combined: 244 g/km.

BMW X5 M, BMW X5 M Competition, BMW X6 M, BMW X6 M Competition

The M versions of the third-generation X5 and X6 received the same 4.4-liter V8 engine and M TwinPower Turbo technology, M xDrive and Active M Differential as the above-mentioned M8s.

Power is transferred by an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. The BMW X5 M and X6 M accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds, while the Competition models speed up in 3.8 seconds.

M-specific features include an M suspension, M displays and controls, M multifunction seats, plus the BMW Live Cockpit Professional.

The X5 and X5 Competition fuel consumption figures are 13.0 – 12.8 l/100 km or 18.0 – 18.4 mpg (US); CO2 emissions: 296 – 291 g/km, all in combined cycle.

The BMW X6 M and X6 Competition have 12.7 – 12.5 l/100 km (18.5 – 18.8 mpg); 289 – 284 g/km CO2.

BMW M2 CS

This all-new top-class compact sports car for the road, amateur racing or the Clubsport segment will be available from 2020. It sets new standards in its class, gives the basis for the new entry-level model from BMW M Motorsport.

BMW uses carbon fibre-reinforced plastic in the car. The model’s twin-turbo 6-cylinder in-line engine delivers 331 kW/450 hp, it is 29 kW/40 hp more than the BMW M2 Competition.

Acceleration to 62 mph takes 4.2 seconds when equipped with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox, and 4.0 seconds with an optional 7-speed M double-clutch transmission..

The package of performance features includes an Adaptive M suspension, 19-inch forged light-alloy wheels, M Carbon ceramic brakes. Inside there are super-lightweight M Sport seats, Alcantara armrests, “CS” badging, a pared-back cockpit.

2020 BMW M2 CS image
2020 BMW M2 CS

Fuel consumption: 10.4 – 9.4 l/100 km or 22.7 – 25.1 mpg (US); CO2 emissions: 238 – 214 g/km, combined.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

This first-ever 4-door 2 Series Gran Coupe is a design-focused alternative to classical sedans, with innovative control and connectivity and a high-level everyday practicality. It serves as the entry-level model for the brand’s range in the US market.

The market launch will be in March 2020. BMW will produce the model at the Leipzig plant.

It is based on the BMW 1 Series’s advanced front-wheel-drive architecture. A near-actuator wheel slip limitation technology, familiar from the BMW i models and new BMW 1 Series, allows to control wheel slip better.

The engine is the BMW M235i xDrive’s range-topping 306-hp one (225 kW) It consumes 7.1 – 6.7 l/100 km (33.1 – 35.1 (US) mpg) and emits 162 – 153 g/km CO2.

2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe photo
2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

The 2 Series Gran Coupe got intelligent all-wheel drive, a mechanical limited-slip differential on the front axle, advanced driver assistance tech, a state-of-the-art operating system optionally available with BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.

BMW Motorrad Concept R 18

The concept bike can be viewed as a return to the brand’s core, but given a modern twist.

BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 image
BMW Motorrad Concept R 18

The related production bike with a Big Boxer engine will arrive in the second half of 2020 under the name “BMW R 18”.

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