At Auto Shanghai 2019, BMW is all set to debut the 2019 BMW 3 Series Sedan in the standard version and the for China only long-wheelbase version. Visitors at the show will also experience the world premiere of the BMW X3 M and the BMW X4 M and also witness the Asian premiere of the all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe and BMW 8 Series Convertible luxury sports cars.
BMW’s advances in the field of electric mobility, connected vehicles, and automated driving will also be on display through the new version of the BMW X1 xDrive25Le, the China debut of the BMW Vision iNEXT and the BMW iFE.18 race car. Auto Shanghai 2019 also marks the arrival of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant in China.
With the debut of multiple premium products at Auto Shanghai 2019, the company reinforces the importance of the Chinese market. The BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture, launched in 2003 in Shenyang, operates two vehicle plants, as well as manufacturing facilities for drive systems and high-voltage batteries. An increase in annual production capacity from around 400,000 vehicles at present up to 650,000 units will happen thanks to the recently announced round of investment and expansion.
Auto Shanghai alternates on the calendar with Auto China in Beijing, taking place every alternate year and is one of the automotive industry’s largest and most important shows worldwide. The organizers are preparing to welcome in excess of one million visitors to the 13 halls of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai where over 1,000 exhibitors from around the world will present their latest models and car-related products and services.
The New BMW 3 Series Sedan Long-Wheelbase: Exclusively For China
BMW unveiled the long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan built exclusively for the Chinese market and incorporated features that show a keen understanding of the customer’s desires. The extra room creates class-leading space for the rear passengers and includes features such as model-specific comfort seats for the front and rear, a panoramic glass roof, and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant as standard. The long-wheelbase model is powered by a four-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.
Also making its China debut at Auto Shanghai 2019 is the new edition of the BMW 3 Series Sedan. The standard-wheelbase model, BMW 325i displays a clear focus on dynamic excellence and promises to thrill and delight with its sporty handling thanks to the cutting-edge powertrain technology the newly developed chassis, weight reduction measures, and aerodynamics. The 2019 edition outdrives its predecessor and offers customers exclusive equipment features, innovative driver assistance systems, and an advanced display and operating system.
The New BMW X3 M And BMW X4 M: Elite Performance Meets All-Wheel-Drive Ability
The importance of the Chinese market for BMW M GmbH is signified by the world premiere of the new BMW X3 M and new BMW X4 M taking place at Auto Shanghai 2019. BMW M’s first foray into high-performance variants in the premium midsize Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupe segments are perfectly positioned to entice new owners.
Their newly developed six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km [26.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km) produces 353 kW/480 hp for the BMW X3 M Competition and a heady 375 kW/510 hp for the BMW X4 M Competition.
A racing car tuned chassis technology combined with the M x Drive all-wheel-drive system transfers this extraordinary power to the road seamlessly.
The New BMW 8 Series Coupe And New BMW 8 Series Convertible: Luxury Sports Cars To Capture The Imagination
BMW continued its luxury segment offensive in China with the Asian premiere of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe and new BMW 8 Series Convertible. Both models deliver a sporty driving experience by providing agility, precision, and authority. A combination of modern luxury for the interior and the latest innovations in operating tech and connectivity complement the sporty character of the car.
The New BMW X1 Xdrive25le: Longer Electric Range Thanks To State-Of-The-Art Battery Technology
The BMW X1 xDrive25Le has been developed exclusively for China and is produced locally in Shenyang. With an extensively upgraded plug-in hybrid drive system and advanced battery technology, the BMW X1 xDrive25Le offers intense electric driving experience, enhancing driving pleasure and efficiency. The electric range of the BMW X1 xDrive25Le is up 83% to a maximum of 110 kilometers and petrol consumption in the combined cycle drops by 72%.
The BMW Vision Inext: The Future Of Driving Pleasure
The BMW Vision iNEXT is the Group’s technology offering for the future in terms of electric mobility, automated driving and connectivity, and zero emissions. The exterior reflects a modern Sports Activity Vehicle and the interior provides a mobile environment designed to enhance the quality of life. The production car based on the Vision Vehicle is expected to debut in 2021 and would be BMW’s new technology flagship model.
The BMW Ife.18: From Race Track To Show Stand
Following the sixth round of the FIA Formula E Championship season in the Chinese city of Sanya, Auto Shanghai 2019 will experience a touch of racing fever with the BMW Group presentation of its Formula E racing car at its show stand. The all-electric BMW iFE.18 has a captivating design and an innovative powertrain developed by the same engineers who developed the drive system for the BMW i3. The BMW iFE.18 is a convergence of the pioneering spirit, innovative power, and technological expertise of BMW Motorsport and BMW i.
The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant: Premiere In China
A new age of mobility is being ushered in with the debut of BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant which increasingly allows drivers to control and access car functions and information with voice control. Responding to “Hey BMW”, the interactive system gives a whole new meaning to the phrase. The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will be available to customers of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan (both standard-wheelbase and long-wheelbase versions) first in China with personalized and localized functions and digital services being tailored closely to the needs of Chinese customers. New features include the integration of the voice assistant Tmall Genie with the operating system of current BMW models.
Automated Driving: Development Work Continues In Munich And Shanghai
The BMW Group is progressing in leaps and bounds with the development of its automated driving technology. It continues pursuing its vision of a self-driving car that people can also drive if they want to.
At the Autonomous Driving Campus in Unterschleißheim near Munich, the carmaker has combined its development expertise in the field of driver assistance systems with the technology required for highly and fully automated driving. Development work in China plays a central role with the BMW Group being the first international car maker to be granted a test license for autonomous driving in China. In Shanghai, BMW has a team of more than 60 software engineers and is working with the Chinese company Baidu on delivering safe, comfortable, and highly and fully automated cars.