BMW Motorsport News – Issue 34/2018.

BMW:BMW Motorsport News – Issue 34/2018.

Whether in the DTM, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, or countless other
championships: Week after week BMW teams and drivers around the
world do battle for points, victories and titles. Away from the
track too, members of the large BMW Motorsport family around the
world are also creating headlines. The “BMW Motorsport News” allows
us to regularly summarise all the action for you in a compact and
informative manner. This way, you are always up to speed. 

BTCC: Colin Turkington, BMW and WSR win the Driver,
Manufacturer and Team titles.

Colin Turkington (GBR) is the new British Touring Car Champion. The
36-year-old wrapped up the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC)
title in the penultimate race of the season on Sunday at Brands Hatch
(GBR). He became the seventh driver in the history of the BTCC to win
the championship three times. West Surrey Racing team had even more
cause for celebration at the season finale by winning the Teams’
title, while BMW was victorious in the Manufacturers’ Championship. As
such, all three titles available in the 2018 BTCC went to the BMW 125i
M Sport.

Andrew Jordan (GBR) also impressed in the Brands Hatch finale.
After finishing eighth in race one, he came home in third place in the
second race of the day having climbed five positions to earn his spot
on the podium. Jordan then finished ninth in the final race of the
season.BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard (GBR) was again standing in
for his father Rob Collard (GBR). He finished 16th,
22ndand 13thin the last three races of the 2018 season.

Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup: Two BMW M6 GT3s in the top-ten. 

Philipp Eng (AUT) and Tom Blomqvist (GBR) were hopeful of winning the
Drivers’ title ahead of the final round of the Blancpain GT Series
Endurance Cup in Barcelona (ESP). Eng shared the cockpit of the ROWE
Racing team #99 BMW M6 GT3 with Alexander Sims (GBR) and Jesse Krohn
(FIN). Blomqvist (GBR) raced with Nick Catsburg (NED) and Jens
Klingmann (GER) in the #98 BMW M6 GT3. While Eng and his fellow
drivers crossed the “Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya” (ESP) finish line
in eighth place after three hours of racing, Blomqvist had to settle
for ninth place at the 4.655-kilometre circuit. Eng eventually ended
the season in fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship with 47
points. Blomqvist followed in fifth place with 45 points to his name.
In the Am-Cup category of the Barcelona race, Henry Walkenhorst, Ralf
Oeverhaus and Immanuel Vinke (all GER) finished fourth in the #36
Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3.

GT4 France: Top-ten result for Beitske Visser.

BMW Motorsport Junior Beitske Visser (NED) was in action in Barcelona
(ESP) this weekend. She contested both races in the French GT4
Championship for the 3Y Technology team. On Sunday, she and team-mate
Akhil Rabindra (IND) were the best-placed BMW drivers in eighth place
– followed by Laurent Hurgon and Julien Piguet (both FRA) in a BMW M4
GT4 run by BMW Team France. An incident meant that Visser and Rabindra
had to settle for 20th place in Saturday’s opening race.
Hurgon and Piguet finished eighth, making them the only BMW drivers in
the top ten. In total, six BMW M4 GT4s competed in both races.

Blancpain GT Sports Club: Finale to season in Barcelona.

Karim Ojjeh (KSA) suffered misfortune in the Blancpain GT Sports Club
when after 18 laps of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (ESP), the
main race came to a premature end for the Saudi driver. The weekend
had started promisingly for the Boutsen Ginion Racing driver with the
#2 BMW M6 GT3 finishing second in both qualifying and the qualifying
race on Saturday. While the retirement in the final race of the season
was disappointing, Ojjeh had already wrapped up the title in the
Blancpain GT Sports Club at the start of September, courtesy of
victory at the Hungaroring (HUN). Jean-Paul Buffin (FRA), in the 3Y
Technology BMW M6 GT3, finished 15th in the main race.

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Featured to perfection. BMW Group Classic wins two Dolphins in Cannes.

BMW:Featured to perfection. BMW Group Classic wins two Dolphins in Cannes.

Munich/Cannes. Successful performance for a
fascinating anniversary: BMW Group Classic collected two of the
coveted trophies at the Corporate Media & TV Awards in Cannes with
its video hommage to the BMW M1 presented 40 years ago. The Christmas
greeting video created by BMW Group Classic with the title “Santa’s
Choice” was awarded a Golden Dolphin in the film-festival city in the
South of France. The animation film “40 Years of BMW M1” earned a
Silver Dolphin in the category “Social Media and Short Videos”. The
two prize-winning films were created in a cooperation between BMW
Group Classic and its long-standing partner – media agency Shot One.

The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards rank among the most
important international awards in the area of business films. Since
2010, the competition held in Southern France’s film-festival city has
annually conferred awards on the world’s best corporate films, online
clips, documentaries, reportages and TV productions. The international
specialist jury includes seasoned marketing and communications experts
as well as Oscar and Emmy winners from the cinema and TV industry who
decide on the winners and placings in a total of 42 competition
categories. Representatives of BMW Group Classic and Shot One accepted
the awards bestowed at the finale to the Awards Days in a gala ceremony.

The Christmas greeting posted by BMW Group Classic at the end of 2017
was awarded a Golden Dolphin in the category “Virals”. The humorous
and atmospherically filmed clip lasting just one minute is entitled
“Santa’s Choice”. It focuses on presenting Santa Claus as an
aficionado and fan of classic cars. “Santa Claus” is searching the
exhibition hall at BMW Classic in Munich for the “Coolest Ride for
Christmas” and finds the appropriate alternative to the traditional
reindeer sleigh. While he is looking, he discovers numerous legends
from the motor-sport history of the BMW and MINI brands before finally
selecting the BMW M1. The red supersports car has the name “Rudolf” on
the registration plate and greets its new driver with a wink of its
characteristic pop-up headlights.
The award-winning
viral clip can be seen on the Internet at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4qoRKCe-Gg.

A Silver Dolphin went to the animation film “40 Years BMW M1” in the
category “Social Media and Short Videos”. The 60-second spot recalls
the debut of the mid-engine sports car in 1978. The BMW M1 moves among
worlds of colour and graphical patterns typical of the 1970s in its
award-winning anniversary clip. It drives through a virtual world of
consumer articles, music and fashion styles of the era. The role of
the BMW M1 as the fastest German series sports car of its time is
saluted as much as its racing performances in the Procar Series where
famous Formula 1 drivers raced against each other. And the BMW M1
designed by US artist Andy Warhol as a BMW Art Car also features in
the entertaining clip. The clip awarded the Silver Dolphin can be seen
on the Internet at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNsZ4IhuGtQ.

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Satellite and iFrame details Paris Motor Show 2018

BMW:Satellite and iFrame details Paris Motor Show 2018

Munich. Please find the satellite details of the BMW
Group Press Conferences and highlights at the

Paris Motor Show 2018 as follows:

 

Agenda 02 October 2018, BMW Group LIVE

                                                           

09:00 – 09:15 CEST           BMW Group Press Conference with the
world premiere

                                            of the all-new BMW 3
Series Sedan – LIVE

 

14:30-15:15 CEST             HIGHLIGHTS BMW Group
Press Conference

 

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New BMW Cockpit is digital, intelligent, perfectly tuned to the driver and always up-to-date.

BMW:New BMW Cockpit is digital, intelligent, perfectly tuned to the driver and always up-to-date.

The BMW Cockpit has been radically revised and modernised for the
launch of new product highlights like the BMW X5, BMW 8 Series, BMW Z4
and BMW 3 Series, which celebrate their premiere at the Mondial de
l’Automobile 2018 in Paris. With content that can be customised and
personalised, the new, fully digital BMW Operating System 7.0 display
and control concept is focused more than ever on the driver.
Interaction with the vehicle through the various operating options has
been further improved, especially in the area of voice recognition and
gesture control. For the first time, drivers and passengers will be
joined by the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, an adaptive digital
character that makes the vehicle even smarter and responds to the
prompt “Hey BMW”.
With clearly presented content adapted
according to context, and seamless integration of new functions and
services, the driver enjoys optimal support at all times. The new
Remote Software Upgrade function allows customers to conveniently
perform over-the-air upgrades to ensure their vehicle is always
up-to-date. In future they will also be able to download additional
vehicle functions and services at a later date. With the new BMW
Cockpit, the brand is creating an even more personal, intelligent and
consistent overall experience for its customers.

BMW Live Cockpit and BMW Operating System
7.0.
The introduction of the BMW iDrive Controller in
2001 marked a ground-breaking development in vehicle operation. With
its award-winning ID6, BMW set a new standard for in-car display and
control concepts. The fundamental enhancement inherent in BMW
Operating System 7.0 is also reflected in the nomenclature and new way
in which options are structured. BMW Live Cockpit (as well as BMW Live
Cockpit Plus and BMW Live Cockpit Professional) refers to the three
levels of hardware and basic functionality, such as the installed
display cluster, navigation and entertainment system, available
interfaces and technical requirements for operating options, like
voice and gesture control. The features at each level of the BMW Live
Cockpit are adapted for models in the corresponding vehicle classes.
BMW Operating System 7.0 refers to the software package and
functionality of the new and fully digital display and control
concept, which relies on the digital-only display cluster of BMW Live
Cockpit Professional. Version numbering already hints at regular
enhancements through remote software upgrades.

Digital design and optimal attention
management.
The user interface leverages the
possibilities of digital design to create an emotional, purist layout,
with intuitive structure and operation, as well as close interaction
between the Info Display in the driver’s field of vision and the
Control Display in the centre console. New display customisation
options are also available. The digital design, which combines 2D and
3D graphics with animation, is perfectly tailored to the user’s needs.
The aim is to focus the driver’s attention according to the driving
situation, and to always provide the relevant information.
The
Info Display no longer replicates analogue circular gauges. These have
been replaced by arced design elements that open towards the centre.
Their shape and arrangement bring BMW’s typical “four-eyed” face from
the front end into the interior. The new design opens up space in the
centre of the Info Display for navigation content, with an orientation
map showing the vehicle’s current position and relevant situational
information for the rest of the journey. Information on driver
assistance systems is grouped together within the left-hand
speedometer arc. In Comfort and Sport driving modes, the right-hand
arc shows the engine speed; in ECO Pro mode, current fuel consumption
and average speed are displayed instead. Additional entertainment
content can also be integrated into the right-hand arc. With a larger
BMW Head-Up Display on the windscreen, all relevant content for the
current driving situation is shown within the driver’s direct view of
the road.
The design and graphic presentation of the entire
display cluster, comprising Info and Control Display, as well as
Rear-Seat Entertainment screens, is synchronised for a consistent look
across all displays. For example, if the driving mode is changed from
ECO Pro to Sport, the accent colour is switched from blue to red on
all displays.

Individualisation of menu structure and
content.
Content at the highest menu level of the
Control Display can be freely configured by customers according to
taste. Up to ten pages in the main menu can be individually
configured. Page layouts with two, three or four pads (tiles) can be
selected, with the content of the pads displayed in real time. The
customer can choose between communications, media/radio, clock,
navigation, sports displays, route preview, traffic, position or
driving information as content for the pads. The driver can use the
selection button on the steering wheel to add additional content to
the arc to the right of the Info Display as needed, including
entertainment, fuel consumption and sports options, as well as a
G-meter that displays the g-forces in effect along dynamic and winding routes.

Personalised content.
In the BMW Operating
System 7.0, content and displays are adapted to the context and can be
personalised by the customer. For example, users can choose from 20
images for their personal profile. When the driver unlocks the car, he
or she is greeted by name and with a 3D graphic representation of
their vehicle, showing the exact model with its equipment package and
base colour. This personalised vehicle view also appears in the
“My car” menu. The welcome scenario includes suggested
content in the Control Display, such as recent callers, calendar
entries, task reminders or routes to destinations sent to the car via
BMW Connected. These options are immediately available for selection
by the driver.

Multimodal operability and fast access.
The BMW
Operating System 7.0 further optimises multimodal interaction between
driver and vehicle. The Control Display is primarily designed for
intuitive touch operation, although customers still have the choice
between various operating options: iDrive Controller, touch control,
voice or gesture control. Displays are adjusted to suit the method of
operation selected. Entering navigation destinations in the Control
Display by touch uses a digital keyboard, for example, while the
display switches to the circular “speller” if the customer uses the
iDrive Controller. Voice control with natural language understanding
has been further improved and the range of functions available for BMW
Gesture Control has also been expanded to include two additional
gestures, bringing the total to seven.
Access to vehicle settings
and functions is much easier and faster with a new and flatter menu
structure. The combination of vertical lists and horizontal bars
allows submenus to be accessed with fewer steps. Functions frequently
used by the customer are clustered in the quick access toolbar.
Regardless of where in the menu customers may find themselves, a
single interaction at the top of the Control Display will show the
main menu, previous destinations, recent calls, notifications, help,
display settings, change user or screen switch-off functions.

Another special feature of the BMW Operating System 7.0 is its
ability to show additional information in the form of thematic maps to
address the driver’s particular needs in that situation. For example,
when the vehicle is approaching its destination, the Control Display
automatically opens up the parking map, which indicates parking
options close by and can activate route guidance to them.

BMWs acquire a smart digital personality.
The
BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant learns routines and habits, so it
can apply them in the appropriate context in the future. It helps the
driver, learns their preferences and becomes familiar with their
preferred settings – such as seat heating or destinations they
frequently navigate to (“Take me home”). One unique feature is that
drivers can give their digital assistant a name (for example,
“Charlie” or “Joy”) for even greater individuality and personality.
Not only does the Intelligent Personal Assistant await the driver’s
every command, it is always there to assist them and even provide
casual conversation. It is familiar with the vehicle’s functions and
able to operate them as required. Saying “Hey BMW, I’m cold” will
prompt the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant to adjust the
temperature inside the car accordingly. The assistant will benefit
from continuous technical upgrades and learn more preferences and
preferred settings as time goes by. The assistant improves with every
command given, every question asked and every setting adjusted.

Always up-to-date with Remote Software
Upgrade.
Remote Software Upgrade provides customers with
an easy way to keep vehicles up-to-date. An upgrade may include
different content and updates, depending on the vehicle model. This
allows the quality and security of the vehicle to be continuously
improved. Upgrades may also include improvements to voice control or
parking functions, for example. In the course of next year Remote
Software Upgrade will also enable customers to book functions or
services customised for their vehicle retroactively. The upgrade
process is as easy as updating a smartphone. The BMW Connected app
notifies the user when an upgrade is available. The download takes
place directly in the app – for example, over home Wi-Fi. As soon as
the smartphone is connected to the vehicle after download, the
installation data begins transferring to the vehicle. The data
required can also be downloaded directly via the vehicle’s built-in
SIM card. The vehicle will indicate that installation is ready in the
Control Display when the car is parked, but the installation process
does not begin until confirmed by the customer. The customer is
alerted that they will not be able to use their vehicle during the
brief time it takes for installation, usually only about 20 minutes.
During this time, the vehicle must be parked safely and securely.
Important or safety/security-relevant vehicle upgrades are
automatically uploaded by the vehicle, but must always be confirmed
and initiated by the user. In the future, customers will therefore be
able to install software updates themselves conveniently at home. With
Remote Software Upgrade, the entire vehicle is always up-to-date;
functions are continuously improved and, like services, can be added later.

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With new high-voltage batteries for an even further extended range and retaining characteristic BMW sporty flair: the BMW i3 (120 Ah) and the BMW i3s (120 Ah).

BMW:With new high-voltage batteries for an even further extended range and retaining characteristic BMW sporty flair: the BMW i3 (120 Ah) and the BMW i3s (120 Ah).

Munich. Consistent further development of BMW eDrive
technology once again ensures enhanced driving pleasure in the purely
electrically powered models of the BMW i brand. With cell capacity
increased to 120 ampere hours (Ah) and a gross energy content of 42.2
kilowatt hours (kWh), a new generation of high-voltage batteries
enables the BMW i3 (120 Ah) (combined power consumption:
13.1 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* and the
BMW i3s (120 Ah) (combined power consumption: 14.6 – 14.0 kWh/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* to achieve a significantly
further enhanced range as of November 2018. In everyday use, the two
models are now able to cover a distance of 260 kilometres*** – an
increase of almost 30 per cent.

In this way, BMW i is consolidating its position as an innovation
leader and trendsetter in the field of pioneering electromobility with
hallmark brand driving pleasure and excellent everyday practicality.
Since the market launch of the BMW i3, the storage capacity of its
high-voltage battery has been doubled, thereby increasing the car’s
range as well. At the same time as the introduction of the new
battery, a new body finish, a new colour for the optional interior
design Loft and adaptive LED headlights with matrix function for the
high beam are also available for the BMW i3 and BMW i3s. In future, a
sports package will be available for the BMW i3 that includes black
wheel arch surrounds and a sports suspension with specific dampers,
springs and stabilisers, lowered suspension, a widened track and
20-inch light alloy wheels. The optimised guidance system in the tile
design of the iDrive operating system is now available in conjunction
with the optional navigation system Business. In future, the options
telephony with wireless charging and wireless LAN hotspot will also be
available for the BMW i3 and BMW i3s.

Ongoing progress in battery development: increased energy
content while dimensions remain the same.

Like the electric motors and power electronics, the high-voltage
batteries are an integral part of the BMW eDrive technology used in
BMW i automobiles and developed independently by the BMW Group. Its
lithium-ion cells are produced exclusively based on specifications
defined by the BMW Group. Based on sound research and development work
conducted in close cooperation with the manufacturer of the battery
cells, consistent optimisation of the storage units is achieved in
terms of power output, range, safety and durability. Installed deep in
the floor of the vehicle, the high-voltage battery is produced at the
BMW plant in Dingolfing and consists of eight modules, each with
twelve storage cells: the latest advancements have resulted in a
capacity of 120 Ah along with a gross energy content of 42.2 kWh –
while the size remains unchanged. This is yet another major step
towards increased range. For comparison: at the market launch of the
BMW i3 in 2013, the equivalent figures were 60 Ah and 22.6 kWh, while
the second-generation battery introduced in 2016 reaches a level of
94 Ah and 33 kWh.

In addition to vehicle weight and the installation space taken up by
the high-voltage battery, driving performance and energy consumption
likewise remain virtually unaltered by the increased range achieved by
the latest advancements. The BMW i3, powered by a 125 kW/170 hp
electric motor, accelerates in 7.3 seconds from zero to 100 km/h,
while the BMW i3s with 135 kW/184 hp completes the standard sprint in
6.9 seconds. This means that the two models both set the benchmark for
sporty performance within their vehicle segment. Thanks to spontaneous
power delivery as is typical of electric motors, the BMW i3 and BMW
i3s even reach the level of sports cars that have a considerably more
powerful combustion engine: here the figures are 5.1 and 4.3 seconds
respectively for the sprint from 80 to 120 km/h.

The combined power consumption of the BMW i3 (120 Ah) is 13.1 kWh per
100 kilometres*, while the BMW i3s (120 Ah) has a power consumption of
14.6 kWh to 14.0 kWh per 100 kilometres*. The high efficiency of the
electric motor and the enhanced battery capacity result in a range
that is nearly 30 per cent higher than that of the predecessor models.
The range of the BMW i3 (120 Ah) is 359 kilometres* (previously 290 to
300 km) according to NEDC, and 285 to 310 kilometres** (previously
235 – 255 km) according to WLTP. For the BMW i3s (120 Ah), a range of
330 to 345 kilometres* (previously 280 km) has been calculated
according to NEDC, and a range of 270 to 285 kilometres** (previously
235 –245 km) according to WLTP. In everyday conditions, both models
now achieve a range of 260 kilometres*** (previously 200 km).

The high-quality charging electronics of the BMW i3 and BMW i3s
allows fast and flexible refreshment of the energy reserves. The
standard charging cable is designed to be plugged into a conventional
household socket. Here the battery can be charged to up to 80 per cent
of its full power in approximately 15 hours with a charging capacity
of 2.4 kW. Connection to the BMW i Wallbox enables rapid three-phase
charging with a capacity of 11 kW. Here the time required to achieve
an 80 per cent charge of the large-capacity high-voltage battery is
3.2 hours. The power electronics and high-voltage battery in the BMW
i3 and BMW i3s can also be used in conjunction with quick-charging
stations that run on DC power. Here the charging capacity is 50 kW and
the high-voltage battery reaches 80 per cent of its total power in
just 42 minutes.

With its battery capacity increased to 42.2 kWh, the latest version
of the BMW i3 also follows the brand’s holistic concept, applicable
since market launch and geared towards responsible use of resources:
this includes not just locally emissions-free power but also material
selection and production techniques as well as mobility services. The
BMW i3 (120 Ah) and the BMW i3s (120 Ah) have a much more favourable
CO2 footprint across the entire vehicle lifecycle – from
raw material extraction and manufacture through to use and recycling –
and this makes for significantly lower global warming potential than
is the case with comparable, conventionally powered automobiles.

Sports package as a new option for the BMW i3.

In future, the new sports package will enable additional emphasis of
brand-based driving pleasure derived from locally emissions-free
mobility in the BMW i3. The key element of the new option is the
sports suspension, which is a standard feature in the BMW i3s and
includes specific dampers, springs and stabilisers, a suspension
lowered by 10 millimetres, a widened track and 20-inch light alloy
wheels in Jet Black or Bicolor finish with mixed tyres. This increase
in driving dynamics is visually underscored by means of black wheel
arch surrounds, which also form part of the BMW i sports package.

New body finishes, adaptive LED headlights, optimised controls
and connectivity.

Since 2014 the BMW i3 has been the world’s best-selling electrically
powered vehicle in the premium compact segment. On the streets of
urban conurbations it has come to stand as a symbol of pioneering
mobility. Its characteristic shaping is closely linked to the
LifeDrive vehicle architecture, which combines an aluminium chassis
with a passenger cell made carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).
With the introduction of the new battery generation, the design of the
BMW i3 and the BMW i3s has been enriched with fresh accentuations. The
choice of body finish for the two models has been extended to include
the new variant Jucaro Beige metallic with accentuations in Frozen
Grey. Meanwhile the exterior paint finishes Mineral Grey metallic,
Imperial Blue metallic, Melbourne Red metallic, Capparis White and
Fluid Black are still available. To match the new body finish, the
optional interior design Loft now includes upholstery in the
fabric/Sensatec combination “Electronic” – in Carum Grey
with accentuations in brown and interior surfaces in Electronic Brown.

As an alternative to the standard LED headlights, adaptive LED
headlights are now available with an automatic, selective dip function
for the high beam. The innovative matrix technology for the high beam
increases visibility range while at the same avoiding any dazzle
effect on other road users. For this purpose it is divided into four
horizontally arranged segments which can be activated and deactivated
independently of each other at speeds of over 70 km/h. The high beam
segments are controlled based on the traffic situation. As soon as the
front camera registers an oncoming vehicle or a vehicle travelling
ahead in the same direction, the space in which this vehicle is
located is illuminated using the low beam only. This is effected by
deactivation of the matrix high beam segments that are responsible for
this area. The remaining areas of the road continue to be illuminated
by the high beam. Adaptive LED headlight functions also include the
cornering light and the high beam assistant.

The optimised menu display for the iDrive operating system with
buttons in tile structure and in live mode is now also available in
conjunction with the optional navigation system Business. This means
that the desired content is now available even more quickly and
conveniently. What is more, the program of optional equipment items
now also includes the option of telephony with wireless charging,
which allows compatible mobile phones to be recharged without use of a
cable. The wireless LAN hotspot, likewise newly available for the BMW
i3 and the BMW i3s, provides a fast online connection for up to ten
end devices inside the vehicle.

The figures for
fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption are
calculated based on the measurement methods stipulated in
the current version of Regulation (EU) 2007/715. This
information is based on a vehicle with basic equipment in
Germany; ranges take into account differences in wheel and
tyre size selected as well as optional equipment.

* Power consumption, emissions figures and ranges are
calculated based on the new WLTP test cycle and adapted to
NEDC for comparison purposes, dependent on the tyre format
selected.In these vehicles, different figures than those
published here may apply for the assessment of taxes and
other vehicle-related duties which are (also) based on
CO2-emissions. These figures are provisional.

** Ranges based on the WLTP test cycle, dependent on the
tyre format selected. In these vehicles, different figures
than those published here may apply for the assessment of
taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are (also)
based on CO2-emissions. These figures are provisional.

*** Figures based on BMW range measurements in everyday
driving using a city driving profile, 20°C outdoor
temperature, heating/air conditioning, pre-conditioning,
COMFORT drive mode. Range depends on various factors, in
particular: driving style, route characteristics, outdoor
temperature, pre-conditioning.

For further details of the official fuel consumption
figures and official specific CO2 emissions of
new cars, please refer to the “Manual on fuel
consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption
of new cars”, available at sales outlets, from Deutsche
Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html.

BMW i3 (120Ah) / BMW i3s (120Ah): combined fuel consumption 0,0/0,0
l/100 km; combined power consumption: 13.1 / 14.0 – 14.6 kWh/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km*

The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power
consumption are calculated based on the measurement methods stipulated
in the current version of Regulation (EU) 2007/715. This information
is based on a vehicle with basic equipment in Germany; ranges take
into account differences in wheel and tyre size selected as well as
optional equipment.

* Power consumption, emissions figures and ranges have been
calculated based on the new WLTP test cycle and adapted to NEDC for
comparison purposes, dependent on the tyre format selected.In these
vehicles, different figures than those published here may apply for
the assessment of taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are
(also) based on CO2-emissions. These figures are provisional.

For further details of the official fuel consumption figures and
official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer
to the “Manual on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and
power consumption of new cars”, available at sales outlets, from
Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html.

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Shaping the future of cities.

BMW:Shaping the future of cities.

New York. URBAN-X, the leading accelerator for
startups reimagining city life, founded by MINI and run in partnership
with Urban Us, presented the outcome of its fourth generation of
urbantech startup companies, Cohort 04. The startups are working on
solutions to some of the biggest problems cities face around the
world, such as optimizing building construction, making residential
real estate rentals more transparent, improving personal mobility and
road usage pricing and cutting energy waste in commercial office buildings.

“We’re thrilled to work with these innovative entrepreneurs who are
pushing the boundaries of what technology can do for our cities,” said
Head of MINI Brand Strategy and Business Innovation Esther Bahne. “The
MINI brand’s investment in URBAN-X provides a platform to collaborate
with some of the brightest minds and creative urban thinkers around
the world, who are helping to shape the future of our cities.”

The program helps young creative people successfully work on product,
customer and network development. Professional guidance is provided by
MINI designers and engineers among other experts from the urbantech
and venture capital sector. The aim is to prepare young startups and
their ideas effectively for the subsequent financing process.

“Cohort 04 is a group of incredibly creative, inventive and driven
entrepreneurs,” said URBAN-X Managing Director, Micah Kotch.
“Improving the way our cities work has always required new thinking,
and we’re excited about what comes next for these teams.”

The Demo Day event on September 27th in Brooklyn, New York, marked
the end of the 20-week program and kicked off a series of investor
meetings the startups will have with top venture capitalists in New
York, San Francisco and Palo Alto.

About URBAN-X.

URBAN-X is the leading accelerator for technology and design
startups reimagining city life. Founded by MINI, URBAN-X helps
early-stage companies from all over the world to address modern urban
challenges across sectors like transport, real estate, local
government, food, water, waste and utilities.

Twice a year, URBAN-X selects up to 10 startups for its competitive,
five-month program of product, business and network development. The
companies gain access to a network of over 2,000 partners around the
world, including entrepreneurs, investors and public-sector leaders.
During the year, URBAN-X leadership visits cities worldwide, in the
U.S., Europe, Asia and beyond, to meet entrepreneurs and individuals
shaping the future of urban life.

URBAN-X is based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at A/D/O, a creative space
founded by MINI and dedicated to exploring the boundaries of design.

The full list of Cohort 04 companies include:


  • Avvir
    — Avvir automates
    quality assurance for the construction industry, providing
    real-time insights into the progress and potential defects on a project.


  • Campsyte
    — Campsyte
    enables citydwellers to easily find and book private outdoor event space.


  • ClearRoad

    ClearRoad helps government agencies automate toll road pricing for
    any section of road without the need for traditional proprietary
    hardware infrastructure.


  • Open Data
    Nation
    — Open Data Nation analyzes billions of public
    data records for cities and insurance carriers to predict and
    proactively mitigate problems, such as car crashes as part of the
    Vision Zero Initiative and prepare for the safe deployment of new
    technologies such as autonomous vehicles.


  • Park &
    Diamond
    — Park & Diamond makes biking better by
    reinventing the bike helmet, using next-generation materials to
    build a safer, more portable helmet that can roll up into the
    shape of a water bottle for easier carrying, while looking like a
    regular hat, cap or beanie.


  • Rentlogic

    Rentlogic is a data-driven, letter-grade rating system for
    apartment buildings that aims to bring transparency and
    standardization to the residential real estate market.


  • Sapient
    Industries
    — Sapient Industries has developed a smart
    outlet that senses and learns human behavior patterns in order to
    automate a building’s energy management.

Press and PR

Renate Heim, Spokesperson Business and Finance Communication

Telephone: +49-89-382-21615, Fax: +49-89-382-28567

E-mail: Renate.Heim@bmw.de

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communication MINI

Telephone: +49- 89-382-23662, Fax: +49 89-382-28567

E-mail: andreas.lampka@mini.com

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 30 production and assembly
facilities in 14 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2017, the BMW Group sold over 2,463,500 passenger vehicles and
more than 164,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2017 was € 10,655 billion on revenues amounting to €
98,678 billion. As of 31 December 2017, the BMW Group had a workforce
of 129,932 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupview

Google+: http://googleplus.bmwgroup.com

Original Press Release

Andreas Wendt named BMW AG Board of Management Member for Purchasing.

BMW:Andreas Wendt named BMW AG Board of Management Member for Purchasing.

München. At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board
of BMW AG appointed Dr.-Ing. Andreas Wendt (60) as the new Board of
Management Member for Purchasing and Supplier Network, effective 1
October 2018. Wendt, a mechanical engineer, has been Director of the
BMW Group’s largest German plant in Dingolfing, since early 2017.
Prior to that, Wendt managed the company’s Regensburg plant for eight years.

Wendt began his career at BMW Group in 2002, as head of Strategy
Development Production. He then went on to manage Production
“Suspension and Drive Train Components” for Plants Landshut,
Dingolfing and Berlin. From May 2006 until moving to Regensburg, Wendt
was director of the BMW Group’s largest engine plant in Steyr, Austria.

“Throughout all stages of his BMW Group career, Andreas Wendt has
been a driving force for innovation. With his outstanding expertise in
managing quality and complexity, he has always set new benchmarks,”
stated Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BMW
AG. Reithofer added: “The Purchasing and Supplier Network is more
important than ever to our commercial success. The ongoing
internationalisation of our business and growing volatility greatly
increase the level of complexity and demand even greater flexibility
from our supplier network and Purchasing division. What is more, we
can only achieve the required innovation needed in our focus areas of
electromobility, digitalisation and autonomous driving by stepping up
our partnerships with suppliers. The appointment of Andreas Wendt puts
the purchasing division in an excellent position to meet all these demands.”

If you have any questions, please contact:

Corporate Communications

Michael Rebstock, Business and Finance Communications

michael.rebstock@bmwgroup.com, Telephone: +49 89 382 20470

Glenn Schmidt, head of Business and Finance Communications

glenn.schmidt@bmwgroup.com, Telephone: +49 89 382-24544

Media website: www.press.bmw.de

Email: presse@bmw.de

 

 
The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group production network comprises 30 production and assembly
facilities in 14 countries; the company has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.

In 2017, the BMW Group sold over 2,463,500 passenger vehicles and
more than 164,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.678 billion. As of 31 December 2017, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 129,932 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupview

Google+: http://googleplus.bmwgroup.com

Original Press Release

The all-new BMW 3 Series Sedan celebrates its world premiere at the Mondial de l’Automobile 2018 in Paris.

BMW:The all-new BMW 3 Series Sedan celebrates its world premiere at the Mondial de l’Automobile 2018 in Paris.

Munich/Paris. The BMW 3 Series Sedan is the
Munich-based premium carmaker’s most successful model range worldwide
and embodies the core of the BMW brand. The world premiere of the
seventh-generation sports sedan is the highlight of the Mondial de
l’Automobile 2018 show in Paris. And it will celebrate its global
debut alongside an array of other new models at the press conference
taking place at 9.00 a.m. CET on Tuesday, 2 October 2018. The venue
for the press conference will be BMW’s stand upstairs in Hall 5.

At 4.00 p.m. CET the same day, also at the BMW stand, media
representatives will be given exclusive insights into the design
highlights, new technological features and innovations in the field of
connectivity which shape the character of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan.
Chairman of the Board of Management at BMW AG Harald Krüger, Board
members Pieter Nota (Sales and Brand BMW), Klaus Fröhlich
(Development) and Dr Nicolas Peter (Finance), plus a host of experts
from various Development departments will be available for in-depth
discussions about the new BMW 3 Series Sedan under the banner “Get
Together – Get Your Story”.

The Mondial de l’Automobile 2018 is also hosting the show premieres
of the new BMW Z4 and new BMW 8 Series Coupe, and the world premieres
of the fourth-generation BMW X5 and new BMW M5 Competition (fuel
consumption combined: 10.8 – 10.7 l/100 km [26.2 – 26.4 mpg imp]; CO2
emissions combined: 246 – 243 g/km).

If you cannot make it to Paris, you can catch the world premiere on
the BMW Group live stream at http://www.live.bmwgroup.com/en/live-streaming/

BMW M5 Competition: fuel consumption combined: 10.8 – 10.7 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions combined: 246 – 243 g/km

Original Press Release

Designworks partners with EVA Air to create new business class seat.

BMW:Designworks partners with EVA Air to create new business class seat.

Los Angeles. EVA Air, a Taiwanese five star airline that provides
premium service to its customers to over 60 international
destinations, challenged Designworks to enable the brand to compete
with other progressive airlines with the creation of its new business
class seat. EVA asked the dedicated global aviation team of
Designworks to use their first-hand experience of global cultures, to
provide solutions that complement their own identity whilst
strengthening their premium, unique and global positioning.

Whilst strategically maintaining ties to traditional elements of the
brand, the target was to step away from a ‘conventional’ seat design
built off heritage, and move towards a more unique and mature design,
creating bold and differentiated experiences for its passengers.
Approaching this challenge by focusing on the end-to-end passenger
in-cabin experience, including meal service access and user friendly
feature design, Designworks’ approach incorporates streamlining
stowage, whilst maximizing spaces for productivity and entertainment.

“At a time where consumer expectations continue to rise across their
daily brand interactions, mobility industries must constantly adapt to
rapidly changing customer needs”, said Design Director Johannes
Lampela from Designworks’ LA Studio. “For the aviation industry this
means balancing flexibility with a structured environment, providing
privacy without isolation, as well as complete connectivity within a
premium and relaxed setting. We recognized that EVA business class
experiences needed to focus on bringing fresh and memorable
interactions to its passengers, making service, design, and brand work
together. Our goal was to take a proven seat platform and make it
unique to EVA”, he continues. From privacy, service, interaction,
stowage, and amenities, the design team explored the holistic
passenger experience.

For EVA, both the cabin environment and seat need to represent the
mature, confident, contemporary and tailored approach to the EVA
customer experience. Heavily influenced by architecture and furniture
design, an intentionally muted, warm color palette is used as part of
the seat design, to complement the colorful accents provided by EVA
signature service and amenities. By creating a seamless space that
integrates features cleanly and provides ample horizontal work
surfaces, the design language focuses on professional travelers
seeking a productive yet relaxing environment.

Wool carpet, natural leather and rich custom textiles elevate the
seat to a true luxury product, whilst keeping it comfortable and
durable at the same time. The highest level of attention to detail has
been considered throughout the customer experience – even the color
choice of the flight attendants uniform during the meal service has
been carefully planned and curated – to ensure a premium, highly
customized environment unique to EVA.

The five star on-board service offered, coupled with design
characteristics created for an international business audience,
reflect Taipei’s strong standing as a global business hub. Drawing
upon the in-depth local market knowledge Designworks has access to,
the team infused elements from each of these markets to provide a
truly global, premium solution for EVA and its international customer base.

The new seat design is showcased on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

In the event of inquiries, please contact:

Nicola Green, Global Marketing and Communications Designworks, a BMW
Group Company

Tel: +1 805 559 2319

E-mail: nicola.green@bmwgroupdesignworks.com Internet: www.bmwgroupdesignworks.com

Sophie Seidenath, BMW Group Design Communications Tel:
+49-89-382-27473, Fax: +49-89-382-28567

BMW Group Innovation and Design Communications Tel: +49 89 382 940 81

E-mail: www.presse@bmw.de Internet: www.press.bmwgroup.com

Original Press Release

BMW Motorrad at INTERMOT 2018.

BMW:BMW Motorrad at INTERMOT 2018.

Munich. Even before the 2018 season draws to a close,
BMW Motorrad is already providing a taste of what will come in the
following model year at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne from 3
– 7 October by presenting two motorshow premieres. BMW Motorrad
invites all media representatives already at the INTERMOT motorshow on
the press day (Tuesday, 2 October 2018), to an exclusive “press
brunch” at 11.30 am.

 



Two new models and the 2018 model line-up live and
up-close.
Every two years BMW Motorrad and over 1,000
companies in the two-wheel business from all over the world come
together at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne to present their
products ranging from motorcycles, scooters and e-bikes to 220,000
visitors. BMW Motorrad receives INTERMOT visitors at a stand covering
800 m² and provides an overview of its 2018 model range. The
BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 RT,
which were presented just a few days before, will celebrate their
motorshow premiere in Cologne.

Apart from the current model range and the new products, visitors can
also explore the extensive range of accessories as well as the
innovative BMW Motorrad rider equipment at the BMW Motorrad stand. BMW
Motorrad also has its own stand again at INTERMOT Customized in hall
10. 14 exciting BMW custom bikes are displayed on an area covering 180 m².

Wide-ranging support program.


In addition an exciting and varied program with the
motto “Make Life a Ride” awaits visitors. On Friday, 5 October there
will also be the Pure&Crafted Campus 66 Special on the Campus
Fichtenhain area in Krefeld which revives the spirit of the
Pure&Crafted festivals on a smaller scale. As a special event on
Saturday morning (6 October), there will be a joint ride-in from the
campus to INTERMOT.

There will also be plenty of adrenaline around when the “Sultans
of Sprint” launch their 1/8 mile sprint race, which BMW Motorrad will
also take part in. And of course the current BMW Motorrad models will
also be awaiting test riders on the test ride course.

Intermot Cologne, 3 – 7 October 2018

Opening hours: daily from 9 am to 6 pm
Location: Koelnmesse,
hall 6 and hall 10, Messeplatz 1, 50679 Cologne


You will find press material on BMW motorcycles as well as BMW
Motorrad rider equipment and Original BMW Motorrad Accessories in the
BMW Group PressClub at www.press.bmwgroup.com.

In case of queries please contact:

Dominik Schaidnagel, Communications BMW Motorrad

Telephone: +49 89 382-50181, dominik.schaidnagel@bmw.de

Markus Sagemann, Head of Product and Lifestyle Communications MINI,
BMW Motorrad

Telephone: +49 89 382-68796 , markus.sagemann@bmw.de

 

 

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW
Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services.
As a global company, the BMW Group operates 30 production and assembly
facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than
140 countries.

In 2017, the BMW Group sold over 2,463,500 passenger vehicles and
more than 164,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to €
98.678 billion. As of 31 December 2017, the BMW Group had a workforce
of 129,932 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

www.bmwgroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/BMWGroupview

Google+: http://googleplus.bmwgroup.com

Original Press Release