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      12-17-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
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Official: BMW M2 and X4 M40i to make world debuts at 2016 Detroit Auto Show

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December 17, 2015

BMW M2 AND BMW X4 M40i TO MAKE WORLD DEBUTS AT THE 2016 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IN DETROIT.

Additional Featured BMW Vehicles include: BMW 330e, BMW X1, BMW 7 Series and BMW i8, among others.


The BMW M2 and X4 M40i will make their world debuts at the 2016 North American International Auto Show on Monday, January 11, at the BMW Stand at 10:05 a.m. in Detroitís COBO Center (One Washington Boulevard Detroit, MI 48226). In addition, BMW will feature the new, BMW X1, BMW 7 Series, the plug-in hybrid BMW 330e, the high-performance BMW i8 and the all-electric BMW i3 among other BMW models at the BMW Stand. English, German and Spanish speaking BMW representatives will be available for interviews throughout the day.

Making its highly anticipated world debut, the 2016 BMW M2 features the renowned BMW M Performance complimented by a sleek interior and exterior design. A newly developed M TwinPower Turbo technology 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine produces 365 bHP and 343 lb-ft of torque, catapulting the high performance vehicle from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Inspired by its motorsport history and enhanced by BMW EfficientDynamics technology, the BMW M2 sets the pace in its segment when it comes to agility, driving feeling, directional stability, steering precision and controllability at the limit, without any compromise in everyday use. The 2016 BMW M2 will be available in US showrooms in spring 2016. Pricing will be announced shortly. BMW M2 Official Thread.

The BMW X4 M40i also will make its world debut in Detroit. The cutting-edge drive technology in the new BMW X4 M40i guarantees the free-revving thrill typical of a BMW M engine and its outstanding power delivery. With 355 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque, the newly developed M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology inline 6-cylinder engine will also be making its world debut. Reaching an electronically limited top speed of 150 mph, the BMW X4 M40i delivers best-in-class acceleration, traveling from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. Design and technology are also at their peak in the BMW X4 M40i and include a powerful yet efficient exterior chassis tuned to M Performance specifications, BMW ConnectedDrive, intelligent xDrive and TwinScroll turbo technology. The BMW X4 M40i will be available in US showrooms in February 2016. Pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date. BMW X4 M40i Official Thread.

The BMW 330e features a plug-in hybrid drive system offering typical BMW driving dynamics and outstanding efficiency. The innovative use of an electric motor and the BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine results in a total system output of 248 bHP and 310 lb-ft torque. BMW 330e accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds. In everyday driving condition, a total range of up 373 miles is attainable with 22 miles in all-electric mode. The 2016 BMW 330e will arrive in US showrooms in spring 2016 for $44,695 including $995 Destination and Handling.

The BMW 740e, the flagships plug-in hybrid model will be available at dealerships in summer 2016. Its eDrive powertrain technology and the 2.0 liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology combined with an electric motor generates a combined system output of 326 hp. A total of 23 miles in all-electric mode with a top speed of 75 mph can be achieved. Core features like the BMW EfficentLightweigt concept, allowing for 190 pound weight reduction in comparison to its predecessor carries over from the new 2016 BMW 7 Series. Groundbreaking Carbon Core passenger cell technology is the key element on the body structure by the extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and the strategic application of the lightweight design to reduce weight and increase both the overall torsion strength and bending stiffness. Featuring BMWs newest and pioneering technologies such as Gesture Control, Wireless Charging, Active Kidney Grills and the optional Display Key. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

The BMW X1 is the second generation of its successful predecessor model and features more robust overall proportions, more interior space for passengers and luggage alike, and additional innovative connectivity and groundbreaking BMW EfficientDynamics technology that is unparalleled in the segment. The BMW X1 xDrive28i will feature a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine producing 228 bHP and 258 lb-ft of torque mated to an 8 speed Steptronic automatic transmission, enabling the newest X family member to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds. The engine is coupled with the new BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system and newly developed chassis technology, which enhances sporting ability and ride. Currently in showrooms, the MSRP for the BMWX1 xDrive28 will be $35,795 including Destination and Handling.

The BMW i8 is the first eDrive 2+2 sports-car from BMW. It sits at the pinnacle of the BMW i lineup of visionary vehicles which are purpose built from the ground up as electric and hybrid electric, constructed primarily from lightweight carbon fiber. Currently in showrooms and priced at $140,700 plus Destination and Handling, the MY2016 BMW i8 features Laser Lights available as an option for the first time in the US, enhancing its athletic design and sleek, low slung exterior. The BMW i8 operates with extremely high fuel efficiency boasting a US EPA rating of 76 MPGe combined. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph.

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      12-17-2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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Will be there!

What does "shortly"mean on pricing? let's goooooooooooooooooooo!
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330e sounds promising
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That is by far the best picture of the M2 I've seen. I wish I liked the front view as much as I like this side view.

This looks awesome.
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Will be there!

What does "shortly"mean on pricing? let's goooooooooooooooooooo!
It's always tease tease tease ...
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That is by far the best picture of the M2 I've seen. I wish I liked the front view as much as I like this side view.

This looks awesome.
...and then you look at front and rear and get disappointed at some of the details. The sides are definitely the best part of the car.
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World Debut!? Are you joking!?
Every detail of this car has been photographed, publicly examined and discussed over the course of at least one year. Including, seemingly, endless discussions of trivialities - such as the rear view mirror.
BMW, reveal the cost of the dumb thing, put it on the market, for criminy sakes, and stop with all this goofy world debut stuff.
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World Debut!? Are you joking!?
Every detail of this car has been photographed, publicly examined and discussed over the course of at least one year. Including, seemingly, endless discussions of trivialities - such as the rear view mirror.
BMW, reveal the cost of the dumb thing, put it on the market, for criminy sakes, and stop with all this goofy world debut stuff.
I love how the one at NA headquarters hasn't moved in what seems like months, and not only is it photographed constantly, people are now starting to do photo shoots with it!

Let's get going here...
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The PR flacks who write these things are always so overblown, and they always make mistakes. This one jumped out at me, after which I just stopped reading:

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Making its highly anticipated world debut, the 2016 BMW M2 features the renowned BMW M Performance complimented by a sleek interior and exterior design.
So close. But the correct verb is "complemented."

To compliment: to praise

To complement: to go well together
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One word: "Periscope."
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Two words... No Bueno !

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Usual press hype with a photoshop of the car to try to make it look better.
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Usual press hype with a photoshop of the car to try to make it look better.
But it works! It looks drop dead gorgeous!
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BMW M2 AND BMW X4 M40i TO MAKE WORLD DEBUTS AT THE 2016 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IN DETROIT.
Hah! Just as we thought all along.
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Side profile of the M2 is money!!
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Still think MG is the color for me. But that profile pic is sick!
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Still think MG is the color for me. But that profile pic is sick!
Agree.

What are the chances they have 2 or more colors in Detroit?
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World Debut!? Are you joking!?
Every detail of this car has been photographed, publicly examined and discussed over the course of at least one year. Including, seemingly, endless discussions of trivialities - such as the rear view mirror.
BMW, reveal the cost of the dumb thing, put it on the market, for criminy sakes, and stop with all this goofy world debut stuff.
It was clear from your post that you are speaking in a facetious manner, but it wasn't clear whether or not you were nevertheless aware that this is the same routine we usually go through. So, in case you had perceived this to be a unique set of events specific to the M2: it isn't. BMW commonly completely reveals new products online and to the press before their official, public, in the flesh debut. When they say "World Debut" - they always refer to this latter situation, at least in recent years and in current parlance.

I agree that it's slightly corny in this day and age to make the distinction between these various different stages of product reveal. But BMW isn't the only one that does this either.
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I am anxiously awaiting the debut of the X1 M18d Gran Coupe M-Sport Edition
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"A newly developed M TwinPower Turbo technology 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine" is what stands out to me. I hope this means a beefed up turbo!
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