2014 NYAIS Preview: BMW

Headlined by two vehicles making world debuts, BMW will be showcasing six new vehicles at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The German automaker will have a jam-packed press conference on April 16 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention center starting at 11:55 a.m.

The BMW New York presser will feature the anticipated world debuts of the BMW M4 convertible and the X4 Sports Activity Coupe, in addition to the North American debuts of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe, updated BMW X3 and BMW Concept X5 eDrive in NYIAS lineup.

The BMW M4 Convertible combines the performance and body styling of the BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M3 Sedan with a retractable. Powering the BMW M4 Convertible is a 425 horsepower 3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo inline six engine, which achieves 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The BMW M4 Convertible will arrive in U.S. showrooms in summer 2014 with an MSRP of $73,425.

The BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe comes to the U.S. with a choice of two TwinPower Turbo engines. The X4 xDrive28i, with a MSRP of $45,625, will feature BMW’s award-winning 240 horsepower 2.0-liter four cylinder and 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.0 seconds. The top-of-line X4 xDrive35i, with an MSRP of $48,925, will feature a 300 horsepower 3.0-liter inline six, producing 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds. Both models include an 8-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission with shift paddles, as well as xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system. The BMW X4 will begin production in spring 2014 exclusively at BMW’s U.S. production facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe brings the sporty character of the 4 Series Coupe with the functionality provided by four-doors. It arrives in the U.S. in early summer of 2014 with two engine choices: BMW’s award-winning 240 horsepower TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder and the 300 horsepower TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline six.
The 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe delivers 0-60 mph in only 3.7 seconds thanks to a 540-horsepower, 4.4-liter ALPINA bi-Turbo V8 channeled through an 8 speed Sports Automatic Transmission with ALPINA Switch-Tronic and BMW’s xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system. The 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe will go on sale in spring 2014 for $118,225.

In the BMW Concept X5 eDrive, the combination of a BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder combustion engine and a 95-horsepower electric motor provides typical BMW performance, while maintaining an average fuel efficiency of approximately 62 mpg and CO2 emissions of less than 90 grams per kilometers. Additionally, different drive modes can be selected, such as the fully electric mode, with a maximum range of 19 miles possible – at speeds of up to 75 mph. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive’s high-voltage battery can be charged quickly and conveniently using the BMW home charging station. Alternatively, it can be replenished using any standard household power outlet or at a public charging station.

The BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle expands on the 2010 second-generation BMW X3 with with interior and exterior revisions, as well as a BMW Advanced Diesel power availability. There will also be the first-time rear-wheel drive BMW X3 sDrive28i for the U.S. as an entry point into the X3. The new xDrive28d will feature BMW’s 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo diesel 4-cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower. The X3 xDrive28i features BMW 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine, producing 240 horsepower. The new BMW X3 will go on sale in spring 2014 as a 2015 model.