BMW at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2019.

The joy of driving, the excitement of sports performance and the
passion for racing will greet visitors to the BMW stand at the Los
Angeles Auto Show, taking place on 22 November – 1 December 2019.
Taking centre stage for the German premium carmaker are the world or
show premieres of the latest new arrivals from BMW M GmbH. New
high-performance models for the luxury class, Sports Activity Vehicle
(SAV), Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) and premium compact segments add
further variety to the line-up of models combining standout dynamics,
agility and precision with unrestricted everyday usability.

The Los Angeles Auto Show 2019 is the venue for the world premiere of
the BMW M8 Gran Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 10.7 l/100 km [26.4
mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 244 g/km) and
BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 10.7 l/100
km [26.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 244 g/km)
four-door high-performance sports cars. It will also host the first
public unveiling of the new BMW M2 CS (fuel consumption combined: 10.4
– 9.4 l/100 km [27.2 – 30.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: 238 – 214 g/km), the exclusive special edition leading the
way in the elite compact sports car class. Celebrating their show
premieres, meanwhile, are the latest high-performance models from the
BMW X family: the new BMW X5 M (fuel consumption combined: 13.0 – 12.8
l/100 km [21.7 – 22.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined:
296 – 291 g/km), new BMW X5 M Competition (fuel consumption combined:
13.0 – 12.8 l/100 km [21.7 – 22.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: 296 – 291 g/km), new BMW X6 M (fuel consumption combined:
12.7 – 12.5 l/100 km [22.2 – 22.6 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions
combined: 289 – 284 g/km) and new BMW X6 M Competition (fuel
consumption combined: 12.7 – 12.5 l/100 km [22.2 – 22.6 mpg imp];
CO2 emissions combined: 289 – 284 g/km).

The world premiere of the first ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe sees
BMW transporting its highly successful four-door coupe concept from
higher up its model range into the premium compact segment. This more
flamboyant alternative to classical sedans makes a bold statement in
terms of individuality, aesthetics and emotionality, and adds
innovative control/operation and connectivity, a high level of
everyday practicality and the dynamic élan expected of a BMW. Another
visitor attraction at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2019 will be the BMW
Motorrad Concept R 18. This perfectly formed concept bike brings
together the past and future of the BMW Motorrad brand in impressive

The new models sharing the spotlight on America’s west coast
underscore the status of BMW as a maker of premium vehicles whose
modern design language, sublime dynamics and ultra-advanced technology
in the areas of driver assistance, control/operation and connectivity
exude a powerful allure. The innovative talents of the BMW Group in
the development fields D+ACES (Design, Automated Driving,
Connectivity, Electrification and Services) – identified as central
future-focused fields by the company in its NUMBER ONE NEXT
strategy – are reflected more than ever in the BMW model line-up.
Added to which, the brand’s stronger presence in the luxury segment
and the continued success of the BMW X models are among the key
pillars underpinning its enduring growth in the world’s car markets.

World premiere: the new BMW M8 Gran Coupe and new
BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe bring together high performance with
show-stopping presence and progressive luxury.

BMW M GmbH is adding a pair of four-door high-performance sports cars
to its luxury-segment model range. The BMW M8 Gran Coupe and new
BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition fuse stunning power and superbly
controllable dynamics with bold lines and progressive luxury. Defining
elements of its striking appearance are a dynamically stretched
silhouette, powerful shoulders, a distinctively sculpted rear end and
M-specific features designed to deliver exceptional sporting prowess.
A 200-millimetre-longer wheelbase than the two-door BMW M8 models
creates a significantly greater feeling of space in the two full-size
rear seats. And a third seat is also on hand in the rear compartment
for shorter journeys.

The power behind the standout performance required of the new cars is
provided by a high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with the latest
M TwinPower Turbo technology, which develops 441 kW/600 hp in the new
BMW M8 Gran Coupe and as much as 460 kW/625 hp in the new
BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe. The all-wheel-drive system M xDrive
channels the engine’s power onto the road with poise and authority via
a centrally controlled interaction with the Active M Differential at
the rear axle. Deactivating the stability control system brings 2WD
mode into play, with drive fed exclusively through the rear wheels.
The model-specific suite of chassis technology includes electronically
controlled dampers and an integrated braking system enabling two
different brake pedal settings. The new BMW M8 Gran Coupe sprints from
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.3 seconds, while the new
BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe needs just 3.2 seconds.

A characteristic M cockpit design and luxurious standard
specification bring an exclusive sports-car ambience to the interior.
The Setup button governing configuration of the engine, dampers,
steering, M xDrive and brakes, the M Mode button – which allows the
functional reach of the driver assistance systems and the display
screens to be configured as required – and the standard BMW Live
Cockpit Professional (complete with navigation system and
BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant) represent the latest advances in
the areas of control/operation and connectivity.

Show premiere for the new BMW X5 M and new
BMW X5 M Competition, new BMW X6 M and new BMW X6 M Competition:
SAVs and SACs of unshakable dominance.

Also offering exclusive ways to experience the signature performance
attributes of BMW M cars are the newcomers to the luxury SAV and SAC
segments. The BMW X5 M, BMW X5 M Competition, BMW X6 M and
BMW X6 M Competition celebrate their joint show premiere at the Los
Angeles Auto Show 2019. An underlying concept laced with M-specific
expertise imbues them with driving characteristics defined by supreme
agility, dynamism and precision. And these talents are complemented by
the versatility for which BMW X models are renowned, a bold design and
modern interior luxury.

The third generation of the largest SAV and SAC models in the BMW M
GmbH stable bring an even greater degree of dominance, fuelled both by
their performance levels and their visual appearance. The high-revving
V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology generates 441 kW/600 hp in
the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M or 460 kW/625 hp in the Competition models.
Engine power is transferred to the road by means of an eight-speed M
Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, the M xDrive all-wheel-drive
system with bespoke tuning and an Active M Differential at the rear
axle. The exceptionally precise power transfer, M-specific suspension
– tailored to both the engine’s performance profile and the SAV / SAC
vehicle concept – and design features taken from the M playbook ensure
imposing power and supremely controllable handling, even at the
dynamic limits. The BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M accelerate from 0 to 100
km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds, while the Competition models complete
the same sprint in 3.8 seconds.

Other ingredients in their imposing appearance include unmistakable
SAV / SAC proportions and hallmark M features designed to optimise the
supply of cooling air and aerodynamic efficiency. Once inside,
customers can enjoy the sumptuous ambience created by the high levels
of space, the variable-usage flexibility of the interior, the raised
seating position, exquisite materials and build quality defined by
precision craftsmanship. Standard equipment also includes M-specific
displays and controls (e.g. the Setup button, gearshift paddles and
M buttons on the steering wheel and the M Mode button), plus features
such as M multifunction seats and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional. 

World premiere: the new BMW M2 CS – a top-class compact sports
car for the road and race track.

The new BMW M2 CS is set to cut an extremely powerful, highly
exclusive figure and exude a fascinating sense of racing authenticity
at its world premiere in Los Angeles. The special-edition M2 CS brings
the successful recipe embodied by the track-focused BMW M3 CS and
BMW M4 CS models into the premium compact segment for the first time.
And the new BMW M2 CS follows the lead of its larger siblings in
setting new standards in its class for dynamic ability, agility and
precision. It therefore also provides the basis for the new
entry-level model from BMW M Motorsport. Designed for amateur racing
and the new Clubsport segment, the BMW M2 CS Racing will be available
from 2020.

Model-specific design elements also showcase the car’s distinctive
character on the road. Foremost here are the carbon fibre-reinforced
plastic (CFRP) roof, an array of other CFRP components and the newly
designed bonnet, under which resides the twin-turbo six-cylinder
in-line engine developing a maximum 331 kW/450 hp – up 29 kW/40 hp on
the output of the BMW M2 Competition.

The overall package of bespoke performance-maximising features on the
road and track also includes Adaptive M suspension and 19-inch forged
light-alloy wheels with Cup tyres. The new BMW M2 CS accelerates from
0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds when equipped with the standard
six-speed manual gearbox – or 4.0 seconds with the optional
seven-speed M double-clutch transmission (M DCT). Likewise on the
options list for the new BMW M2 CS are M Carbon ceramic brakes.
Highlights of the pared-back cockpit design, meanwhile, include the
centre console and door panel trim in CFRP, super-lightweight M Sport
seats, Alcantara armrests and an interior trim strip with red “CS” badging.

World premiere: the first ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe raises
the bar for aesthetic appeal and individuality in the premium
compact segment.

BMW is transferring the already successful four-door coupe concept
from the upper echelons of its model range into the premium compact
class. The first ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe brings a fresh dose of
aesthetic appeal and individuality into this segment. Its world
premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2019 will therefore reveal a
design-focused, emotionally engaging alternative to classical sedans,
one that will soon also be turning heads and stealing hearts on the
road. A dynamically stretched silhouette, eye-catching shoulders and
frameless side windows create an elegantly sporting appearance. But
the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe also offers generous levels of space for
passengers in the rear and a load compartment capacity of 430 litres.
Market launch will get underway in March 2020, and the new model will
be produced at BMW Plant Leipzig. In the shape of the BMW 228i xDrive
and BMW M235i xDrive, the compact four-door car will serve as the
entry-level model for the brand’s range in the US market.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe combines its bold appearance with the
sporting prowess expected of BMW, a high degree of everyday
practicality and innovative control/operation and connectivity
technology. It is based on the advanced front-wheel-drive architecture
used by the BMW 1 Series. The perfectly orchestrated interaction
between cutting-edge chassis engineering, innovative technologies and
all of the integrated components and control systems that impact the
car’s driving dynamics gives the car outstanding dynamism. One crucial
element here is the near-actuator wheel slip limitation (ARB)
technology familiar from the BMW i models and new BMW 1 Series, which
allows wheel slip to be controlled much more precisely and swiftly. On
the 225 kW/306 hp BMW M235i xDrive range topper (fuel consumption
combined: 7.1 – 6.7 l/100 km [39.8 – 42.2 mpg imp]; CO2
emissions combined: 162 – 153 g/km), intelligent all-wheel drive and a
mechanical limited-slip differential on the front axle further enhance
the car’s sporting ability. Advanced driver assistance tech and the
state-of-the-art operating system (available as an option with BMW
Intelligent Personal Assistant) accentuate the high-class premium
character of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.

The BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 – the past and future of BMW
Motorrad come together in a perfectly formed concept bike.

The BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 brings the essence of big BMW Motorrad
classics into the modern age, fusing historical motorcycle design with
a contemporary, custom attitude in the process. It could be viewed as
a return to the brand’s core, but given a modern twist. “With this
dream bike, we are presenting our own vision of an emotional and
authentic BMW Motorrad offering for the large cruiser segment,” says
Dr Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad, to describe the design. “The
related production bike with the Big Boxer will follow in the second
half of 2020, and be named the BMW R 18.”

The BMW Group unveiled the BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 at the Concorso
d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on the banks of Lake Como in Italy in early
summer, treating the galleries to a pared-back, historically inspired
take on the Big Boxer concept. Then at the world’s biggest motorcycle
show – the EICMA in Milan – came the second sensational concept bike
based on a big boxer engine: the BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 /2
(pronounced “slash two”). This was the stylistic opposite of the
Concept R 18: a modern, dynamic custom cruiser with a performance
appeal that is somewhat rougher round the edges. As such, the BMW
Motorrad Concept R 18 /2 demonstrates yet another potential expression
of the Heritage concept, providing an impressive example of the
flexibility and wide-ranging customisation options offered by this
basic architecture.

The BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 is immediately recognisable as a
genuine BMW. The boxer engine, cradle frame, exposed universal shaft
and teardrop-shaped fuel tank with its black paintwork and
hand-applied contrast lines interpret typical design icons of BMW
Motorrad classics confidently and with modern linearity. The balanced
proportions are reminiscent of classics like the BMW R5, and convey –
even from a distance – the timeless beauty that comes when things are
consistently reduced to their bare essentials.