BMW Plans To Showcase At Least Ten Different Models In Frankfurt

The countdown to the Frankfurt Motor Show continues as BMW has unveiled its plans for this year’s event.

Set to cover over 10,500 square meters (113,021 square feet), the BMW Group display will showcase a variety of models under the banner of “This is tomorrow. Now.”

Starting with the production models, BMW will unveil the 6-Series Gran Turismo, the i3 / i3S, and the X3.

Of course, one of the real highlights will be the debut of the 2018 M5 which features a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 that produces 600 PS (441 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. Backed up by all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, the sedan will accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.4 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of up to 305 km/h (189 mph).

Fans looking for something more luxurious can check out the 7-Series Edition 40 Jahre. Designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the company’s flagship sedan, the special edition features an M Aerodynamics package, premium leather upholstery, and special interior trim.

Other notable highlights include the introduction of the M8 GTE which promises to have the “ideal credentials for endurance racing.” Visitors will also want to see the stylish 8-Series and Z4 concepts.

Motorcycle fans haven’t been forgotten either as BMW Motorrad plans to display the HP4 Race and the Link concept.

Of course, the company could still have a few surprises as the automaker is expected to introduce an electric concept and X7 concept with a fuel-cell powertrain.

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  • rover10

    BMW at one time made a big splash by producing sober, but appealing designs. Successful due to their simplicity, and immaculate quality, set them apart from the rest. Some of these new models are going in the opposite direction? Positively aggressive to the point, they may look over detailed and contrived, though no doubt beautifully made. I can’t say I’m not impressed, some of these products are very appealing

    • eb110americana

      I agree with you on most of what they have done over the last decade–but I also feel like they are finally turning a corner. I miss the simplicity of the E39 5-Series from the ’90s to the 2000s which looked as if hewn from a single block of billet. Probably the worst examples are the hideous E65 “Bangle” 7-Series and the F20 1-Series. I still feel that way about their SUVs, the 7-Series, and that 6-Series GT above. However, if the Z4 concept and the coming 8-Series (minus the concept-only grille) are any indication, there is some good design finally brewing at BMW again. Even the 5-Series is improving, though it is rather chunky. Their interiors are nice, but Mercedes is turning out lap-of-luxury levels of opulence and Audi is offering a technical tour-de-force for their “Virtual Cockpit,” so BMW is going to have to stop resting on its laurels and step up its interior game.

  • NoSnarkHere

    Of course that “6 series” comes in brown.

  • Hope to see at least one cool new car ,because the ugly 6 GT and new ugly future X4 are made for stupid people with no taste !!!

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