BMW’s Geneva Motor Show line-up is going to be primarily focused on European premiers this year. With the X2 and X4 leading the way, there’s a lot of new hardware that will be on the stand for the first time in Europe – including the world premier of the all new X4. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect.
World premiere for the new BMW X4: New edition of the first Sports Activity Coupe at the premium end of the mid-size class, of which more than 200,000 have been sold worldwide; expressive, now even more unique, design; premium interior ambience is striking in a sporty way; state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and latest BMW ConnectedDrive functions; significantly enhanced driving dynamics thanks to equipment including M Sport suspension, variable sport steering and M Sport brakes; two BMW M Performance models with six-cylinder in-line engines and M Sport differential in the line-up.
Show premiere in Europe for the new BMW X2: Compact Sports Activity Coupe with standalone design combining sporting elegance with the rugged character familiar from BMW X models; efficient engines combine with six-speed manual gearbox, seven-speed dual-clutch Steptronic transmission or eight-speed Steptronic transmission; sporty suspension set-up; latest BMW ConnectedDrive Services, wide range of driver assistance systems and BMW Head-Up Display with projection onto the windscreen available as options.
European premiere for the new BMW M3 CS (fuel consumption combined: 8.5 l/100 km [33.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 198 g/km): Limited-run special-edition variant of the high-performance sedan with increased output, bespoke suspension details and exclusive equipment; BMW M GmbH builds on its 30-year tradition of alluring special-edition models based on the BMW M3 and with particularly strong motor sport inspiration; six-cylinder in-line engine with BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology and 338 kW/460 hp, M Driver’s Package, Adaptive M suspension and cup tyres fitted as standard.
Show premiere in Europe for the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer: extensively updated premium compact models in the Sports Activity Tourer segment; precisely modified design, further developed powertrain technology, innovative connectivity technology from BMW ConnectedDrive; successful vehicle concept combines spatial functionality and comfort with the brand’s familiar sportiness; BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer can also be specified as a seven‑seater, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer also available in a plug-in hybrid variant.
Show premiere in Europe for the new BMW i8 Roadster: Captivating appeal of the pioneering and world’s most successful plug-in hybrid sports car can now also be experienced with the roof down; BMW i8 Roadster features specific suspension set-up, gullwing doors, a windscreen frame made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and an electrically operated soft-top; both models feature further developed BMW eDrive technology delivering enhanced dynamics and an even more intensive electric driving experience.
BMW i has a fine record of success: More than 100,000 vehicles with either pure-electric or plug-in hybrid drive systems from the BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI brands sold in 2017; BMW i among the global leaders in electric mobility; BMW Group tops the registration rankings for electrified vehicles in Europe with a market share of 21 per cent; BMW Group has a worldwide market share of 10 per cent and is also one of the global leaders; BMW i enjoys a standout position as a successful systems supplier and provider of mobility services across the electric mobility sphere.