BMW and new joint venture Critical TechWorks at Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon.

BMW:BMW and new joint venture Critical TechWorks at Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon.

Munich/Lisbon. After the considerable success of last
year’s event, BMW will once again partner with the Web Summit in
Portugal this year. From 5-8 November 2018, the focus will not only be
on showcasing the latest technologies and products: Professionals and
high-potentials from the IT field will also have the opportunity for
one-on-one conversations with employees from Critical TechWorks, a
joint venture between the BMW Group and CRITICAL Software. Under the
motto #yournewjob, they will have the chance to get to know the
company better and apply for one of many exciting new jobs. At its
stand in the Altice Arena BMW will also be presenting the new BMW 3
Series Sedan with the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, which
recently had its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show. Another item
on the agenda will be the keynote speech of Christoph Grote, Senior
Vice-President BMW Group Electronics, on the Auto/Tech & TalkRobot
Stage on Thursday, 8 November at 2 pm.

#yournewjob: Critical TechWorks seeks fresh talents.

For BMW and Critical TechWorks, the Web Summit 2018 is not just
about digital innovation and technology, but also recruitment. The
Lisbon and Porto-based joint venture already employs around 200
people. That figure is set to more than double by next year, with a
workforce of up to 500 by the end of 2019. Interested applicants are
encouraged to talk to Critical TechWorks employees directly on the
stand and learn more about different areas of activity: They may even
go home with an attractive job offer. Candidates who impress with
their skills in the coding contest will be offered an on-the-spot job
interview, held on the exhibition grounds in a BMW X2. Applications
are especially welcomed from professionals who can, amongst others,
enhance the team as a “Data Mastermind”, “UX Design
Alchemist”, “C++ Guru” or “Java Full Stack Hero”.

#yoursummit: BMW and Critical TechWorks as part of the
community.
The joint stand serves as a central meeting
point for interested visitors. A large number of online services,
information about the conference programme and activities relating to
the 2018 Summit are available under the hashtag #yoursummit. This also
includes test drives in the all-electric BMW i3 (combined fuel
consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 13.6 – 13.1
kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km), as well as a specially
compiled entertainment and information programme with talks on current
developments in the automotive industry and the field of
digitalisation – for example, with journalist Jonathan Openshaw and
blogger Sam Fane.

Innovations live: new BMW 3 Series Sedan and BMW Intelligent
Personal Assistant.
BMW will demonstrate its leading
role in the field of digital services and connectivity at the Web
Summit 2018 with the new BMW 3 Series. The centrepiece of the
seventh-generation sports sedan is the new digital BMW Operating
System 7.0 display and control concept. With content that can be
personalised and individually selected, this focuses more than ever on
the driver for optimised multimodal operation.

The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant opens up totally new
possibilities for interaction between driver and vehicle. The adaptive
digital companion can easily be activated by saying “Hey
BMW”. Familiar with all vehicle functions, it is able to explain
them (“How does the High-Beam Assistant work?”) and operate
them as required (“Hey BMW, I’m cold” will turn on the air
conditioning, for example). It can also answer questions about the
current vehicle status (“Hey BMW, are the oil levels OK?”).
The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant applies patterns and habits in
the appropriate context – for example, it can turn on the seat heating
in the morning on the way to work or recognise frequent destinations
(“Take me home”). Its capabilities improve with every
interaction. One unique feature other digital assistants do not offer
is the option of giving the digital companion a name.

In his keynote speech (Thursday 8 November, 2.00 p.m., Auto/Tech
& TalkRobot Stage), Christoph Grote, Senior Vice President BMW
Group Electronics, will show how new connected car technologies are
changing the relationship between people and the vehicles they drive.
Vehicles are becoming more and more digital, connected and
intelligent, and can be personalised to an ever greater degree. This
increases the functionality and, at the same time, the complexity of
vehicles as a whole. In order for technology to fulfil the desires and
needs of people in the best possible way, it is necessary to make new
functions simple to operate. The key is to design technology to be
intelligent, predictive, adaptive, intuitive and always centred on people.

Over 70,000 visitors are expected to attend the Web Summit 2018, one
of the world’s biggest technology conferences. Over the four-day
event, more than 1,200 speakers will explore various aspects of
digitalisation, provide information on new IT developments and discuss
the implications of technological progress on society in the present
and in the future.

Media inquiries: We are happy to set up individual interviews with
our experts on the subjects of Critical TechWorks, vehicle electronics
and IT. Please contact Michael Ortmeier to make arrangements.

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Driving pleasure as never seen before: down the Canal Grande in Venice in the new BMW 8 Series Coupe.

BMW:Driving pleasure as never seen before: down the Canal Grande in Venice in the new BMW 8 Series Coupe.

Munich/Venice. The new BMW 8 Series Coupe is more
than just a sports car. With this model, BMW gives the luxury segment
a new identity, making automobile dreams come true and creating unique
moments of pleasure. The spectacular TV commercial at the centre of
the market launch campaign for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe takes as its
motif the emotional impact of a completely new mobility experience
that is realised for the first time ever. It shows the luxury sports
car driving through the historical centre of Venice. Driving past
magnificent palazzi and underneath the Rialto bridge, the new BMW 8
Series makes its way along the Canal Grande – a route never before
covered by an automobile. For the driver, whose story is told in the
short film, the childhood dream comes true of driving a car through
Venice; meanwhile viewers are given a whole new perspective on the
lagoon city, featuring moments of driving pleasure in a form that has
never been seen before.

The film, which is directed by Daniel Wolfe and will be shown in
versions lasting 15, 30 and 45 seconds, is about a young Venetian man
who as a child discovers his love of automobiles in general and BMW in
particular. A model BMW M1 becomes his favourite toy, and a
boat-builder friend introduces him to the fascination of engine
technology. But in a city in which boats are the sole means of
transport, his yearning for sheer driving pleasure remains unassuaged,
which is why he leaves Venice as a teenager, not to return until many
years later. And now at last his childhood dream comes true – in the
new BMW 8 Series Coupe and driving on pontoons that pave the way to a
unique automobile trip through the canal network of his home city.

The scenario is symbolic of efforts to make the apparently impossible
come true and turn long-nurtured dreams into reality. “Our models for
the luxury performance segment are geared towards the lifestyle of a
target group that dares to try out new things and go beyond the limits
of feasibility,” ways Uwe Dreher, Director Brand Communication BMW,
BMWi and BMW M. “We offer these individuals a mobility experience that
corresponds to their idea of exclusivity and progressive luxury.”

In order to enable the shoot to take place, the Venice authorities –
for the first time in the city’s history – issued the BMW Group with a
permit to set up a pontoon structure that would allow an automobile to
drive past the world-famous backdrop of the city’s historical centre.
Where gondolas, vaporetti and small motorboats have been the sole
means of transportation for centuries, the new BMW 8 Series Coupe
became a true pioneer of driving pleasure – quite literally striking
out on a new path. The sensational scenes were partially shot using
camera drones; the commercials will be broadcast worldwide on selected
TV channels and also online.

The campaign for the launch of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe was
developed by the BMW Group in collaboration with Serviceplan Campaign
International. It will be backed up by wide-ranging social media
activities on outlets such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. A
feature with background information and impressions of the otherwise
car-free city of Venice as well as a documentary of the film shoot
with the new BMW 8 Series Coupe is also in preparation. “The market
launch campaign for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe expresses not just the
distinctive character of this model but also the emotional power of
our vehicles in the luxury performance segment and innovative strength
of the BMW brand,” says Kirsty Skinner-Gerth, Head of International
Campaigns, Artwork, Film, Entertainment Marketing.

With its spectacular showcasing of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe against
the historical backdrop of Venice, BMW provides a particularly
high-visibility continuation of its recently initiated campaign in the
luxury performance segment. The models in this segment now bear a
newly designed signet along with the company name Bayerischer Motoren
Werke written out in full. The brand’s intensified presence in this
segment is one of the objectives defined by the BMW Group as part of
its corporate strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT to secure sustainable
growth in automobile markets worldwide. In addition to exclusive
vehicles and services, BMW is also creating a world of experience in
the globally expanding luxury performance segment, going far beyond
driving pleasure by providing target groups with unique and inspiring moments.

BMW 8 Series Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 9.8 – 6.1 l/100 km;
CO2-emissions combined: 224 – 160 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. The 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 and can change during configuration.

The figures have already been calculated based on the new WLTP test
cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison purposes. 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.

For further details of the official fuel consumption figures and
official specific CO2emissions 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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Specifications of the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, valid from September 2018.

BMW:Specifications of the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, valid from September 2018.

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Specifications of the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, valid from September 2018.

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CO2 emission information.

The following applies to consumption figures for vehicles with new type approval, September 2017 onward: The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption are obtained in accordance with the specified measuring procedure (EC Regulation No. 715/2007), as issued and amended. The figures are for a basic-version vehicle in Germany. The bandwidths allow for differences in the choice of wheel and tire sizes and items of optional equipment and can be changed by the configuration.

Obtained on the basis of the new “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure” (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

More information about official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be obtained from the “guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and current consumption of new passenger cars”, available here: https://www.dat.de/co2/.

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Specifications of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, valid from September 2018.

BMW:Specifications of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, valid from September 2018.

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Specifications of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, valid from September 2018.

Update of the technical data of all BMW series :

The values are already based on the test cycle according to
the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent
values in order to allow a comparison between vehicles.


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Series Active Tourer, valid from September 2018.

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CO2 emission information.

The following applies to consumption figures for vehicles with new type approval, September 2017 onward: The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption are obtained in accordance with the specified measuring procedure (EC Regulation No. 715/2007), as issued and amended. The figures are for a basic-version vehicle in Germany. The bandwidths allow for differences in the choice of wheel and tire sizes and items of optional equipment and can be changed by the configuration.

Obtained on the basis of the new “Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure” (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the “New European Driving Cycle” (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

More information about official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be obtained from the “guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and current consumption of new passenger cars”, available here: https://www.dat.de/co2/.

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Pure&Crafted ON THE ROAD 2018 presented by BMW Motorrad. Pure&Crafted meets New Heritage. A successful road trip through Europe comes to an end.

BMW:

Pure&Crafted ON THE ROAD 2018 presented by BMW Motorrad. Pure&Crafted meets New Heritage. A successful road trip through Europe comes to an end.

Under the banner of “Pure&Crafted meets New Heritage”,
Pure&Crafted ON THE ROAD will cross the finish line at Areal
Boehler in Dusseldorf on 3 and 4 November. At New Heritage, which
considers itself a festival for timelessness, all facets of
Pure&Crafted will be showcased once more to celebrate the end of
the season, comprising live music by headliners RAZZ, motorcycle
culture and plenty of new heritage lifestyle.

Since its premiere in 2015, Pure&Crafted has been
established as a brand through performances by The Hives, Refused,
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Mando Diao and Interpol.

After three successful years and sold out events, the festival
took on a different form this year. To find new inspiration, discover
trends and develop Pure&Crafted further, the festival was ON THE
ROAD this summer to seek out the places where the Pure&Crafted
lifestyle is lived out every day.

On 24 May, we celebrated the kick-off event to this adventurous
road trip with a Pure&Crafted BBQ at Festsaal
Kreuzberg in Berlin, sending off the first Pure&Crafted ON THE
ROAD rider in style with gigs by The Picturebooks,
Rews and more.

Since then, 13 riders or teams have travelled 40,000 km through
20 countries in 4 months, riding the Pure&Crafted Signature Bike,
a BMW R nineT Pure, all across Europe. Riding from Berlin to Morocco
and back, Bernhard Elflein of Herzbube Motorcycles
was on the road the longest together with Sozia and his companion
Severine – and some luggage, of course!

All Pure&Crafted ON THE ROAD riders were asked to track down
the most exciting routes, the smallest manufactures, the most
exceptional builders, the best food and the coolest gigs – and to
experience their own personal adventure while doing so. Magazine
Craftrad’s Henry Kerinnes,
Jan Joswig and photographer Tim
Adler
; Berham Customs’ Martien Delgaauw and
photographer Jo Fischer; female motorcycle club
The Curves; Team New Heritage
with Moritz Fuchs and Felix
Cabello
; „boxer-loving“ Ben Arslan with
„best buddy“ and photographer Mile Stevic;
photographer Vanessa Blankenagel; product manager
Karsten Merz; Leevenstein co-founder and
photographer David Biene; and, once again, head of
The Curves, Cäthe Pfläging, for the „101 End
of Season Ride
“.

Participating in the Distinguished Gentleman’s
Ride
in Hamburg and visiting INTERMOT in
Cologne, Ben Arslan brought the extensive tour on the R nineT to an
end, riding it safely to the „Pure&Crafted Campus 66
Special
“ in Krefeld on 5 October. There, on the top-notch
grounds of the Campus Loft 66 in Krefeld Fichtenhain,
and in cooperation with the Ace Cafe London, the
crowd was treated to the essence of Pure&Crafted with live music
by Velvetones and vendors like Ondura Durable
Goods
and Blaumann Jeanshosen as well as a
selection of rare concept and custom bikes.

It’s not difficult to imagine that the Pure&Crafted ON THE
ROAD riders experienced a lot, met many interesting people and found
new friends.

You can read their full stories in our journal on our website:
www.pureandcrafted.com.

Since such an epic road trip can’t just end like that, we
decided to throw a final party, of course.

Under the banner of “Pure&Crafted meets New
Heritage”
, the party will be held as part of the New Heritage
Festival at Areal Boehler in Dusseldorf on 3 and 4 November 2018.

The New Heritage Festival has been established in 2017.
Biannually, the festival draws from 5,000 to 7,000 visitors of all
ages to Munich and Dusseldorf where around 100 smaller and bigger
vendors present their high-quality products. A diverse fringe
programme, including workshops, concerts, drinks and street food,
round off the events. By the way, many of the vendors already offered
their products at Pure&Crafted Festival’s “General Store” in the past.

As a partner of New Heritage, Pure&Crafted will curate the music
line-up and all things related to motorcycle culture in Dusseldorf:

On Saturday evening, Pure&Crafted ON THE ROAD will cross the
finish line with live performances by RAZZ,
Embrace the Emperor and DJ Joern
Biedka
behind the decks.

BMW Motorrad will be on location as well, presenting a variety
of custom bike highlights.

In addition, the Pure&Crafted ON THE ROAD riders will talk
about their experiences, and the ON THE ROAD recap film will premiere
in Dusseldorf, too.

Even the best road trip must come to an end at some point! One
thing’s for sure, though: Pure&Crafted ON THE ROAD brought us lots
of inspiration, new trends, many interesting contacts and countless ideas.

We’re thrilled to see how these new experiences will impact the
future of Pure&Crafted.

Tickets: www.new-heritage.de

Website: www.pureandcrafted.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pureandcrafted

Instagram: www.instagram.com/pureandcrafted

Social media hashtag: #pureandcrafted2018

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:

Antonia Cecchetti, Communications BMW Motorrad

Telephone: +49 89 382-60757, antonia.cecchetti@bmw.de

Tim Diehl-Thiele, Head of Communications BMW Motorrad

Telephone: +49 89 382-57505, tim.diehl-thiele@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

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/BMWGroup

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BMW Group Plant Dingolfing to supply batteries for all-electric MINI from 2019

BMW:BMW Group Plant Dingolfing to supply batteries for all-electric MINI from 2019

Dingolfing. BMW Group Plant Dingolfing is gearing up
for higher future demand for electric drive trains by investing in
extensive remodelling and expansion measures. A
mid-double-digit-million-euro amount will be channelled into
structural measures and equipment to produce batteries for the
all-electric MINI alone. Covering an area of around 6,000 square
metres in the west wing of the Dingolfing component plant 02.20,
equipment for manufacturing battery modules will be set up, along with
a battery assembly line. The first systems are currently being
installed and will be tested sequentially.

“With the launch of new models and growing demand for electrified
vehicles, we will be stepping up production of electric components
significantly over the next few months and years,” said Roland Maurer,
head of Planning and Production E-Powertrain at the BMW Group.

The fully electric MINI will be built in Oxford in the south of
England, starting in late 2019. Batteries for the car will come from
the new battery production facility in Dingolfing, with electric
engines from the neighbouring BMW Group Plant in Landshut. As a
result, the new innovation leader for the British premium small
car-brand will have “English apparel and a Bavarian heart”.

From 2020, the plant in Dingolfing will also produce fifth-generation
electric drive systems for the BMW Group’s future electrified
vehicles, like the BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT. The
extensive remodelling and preparatory measures needed for this are
already underway. In recognition of its growing importance and key
role within the production network, the component plant 02.20 will now
be renamed the “BMW Group Competence Centre e-drive production”.

Plant 02.20, one of the oldest sections of the Dingolfing plant
cluster, has produced batteries and electric motors for BMW Group
plug-in hybrid models since 2015. It was the headquarters of the BMW
Group’s global spare parts distribution for many decades. Parts
distribution was gradually relocated to new warehouses in Wallersdorf
and Bruckberg a few years ago, opening up space for the new
“Competence Centre e-drive production”. More than 300 people are
currently employed there.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Birgit Hiller, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Head of Communications

Telephone:





+49 8731 76
22020
, Email: Birgit.Hiller@bmw.de

Thomas Niedermeier, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Communications

Telephone:






+49 8731 76
27666
, Email: Thomas.Niedermeier@bmwgroup.com

The BMW Group Plant Dingolfing

Plant Dingolfing is one of the BMW Group’s 30 global production
sites. At Plant 02.40, about 1,600 cars of the BMW 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Series roll off the assembly lines every day. In total, the plant
manufactured more than 376,000 cars in 2017. At present, a total of
approx. 18,000 people and 800 apprentices work at the BMW Group’s site
in Dingolfing.

In addition to the automotive core production, BMW Group Plant
Dingolfing is also home to production facilities for vehicle
components such as pressed parts, seats as well as chassis and drive
components. Due to the plant’s aluminium expertise in vehicle
construction and longstanding experience in producing alternative
drives, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing furthermore provides crucial
components for the BMW i models – such as high-voltage battery,
e-transmission and the drive structure – to the production site in
Leipzig. In addition, Dingolfing produces both high voltage batteries
and electric engines for the BMW Group’s plug-in hybrid models.

The car bodies for all Rolls-Royce models are also manufactured at
the site. The Dynamics Centre, a large storage and transshipment
facility, provides the global BMW and MINI dealership organization
with original parts and equipment.

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

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BMW Motorrad at EICMA 2018.

BMW:BMW Motorrad at EICMA 2018.

BMW Motorrad is presenting six world premieres at the EICMA
motorcycle show in Milan giving visitors an exclusive look at the 2019
season. All new products will be presented on Tuesday, 6 November 2018
at a press conference from 10:00 to 10:20 am in hall 14 at the BMW
Motorrad stand. This will of course also be streamed worldwide via the
official BMW Motorrad Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BMWMotorrad).

The Milan EICMA motorshow is one of the most important
international motorcycle shows. From 6 to 11 November 2018, visitors
will not only be able to experience the six world premieres for
themselves at the 1,000 sqm BMW Motorrad stand, they will also see the
BMW R 1250 GS and BMW R 1250 RT, which already kicked of the series of
new models at the INTERMOT motorshow.

In addition, the 1,600 square metre BMW Motorrad stand also
features the entire model program, an extensive range of Original BMW
Motorrad Accessories including a wide selection of customising parts
for the Heritage world of experience, the BMW Motorrad rider equipment
for the upcoming season and all other products from the BMW Motorrad world.

Press material on the new products will be provided after the
press conference at the BMW Motorrad counter and in the BMW PressClub
at www.press.bmwgroup.com.

In case of queries please contact:

Dominik Schaidnagel, Communications BMW Motorrad

Telephone: +49 89 382-50181

Tim Diehl-Thiele, Head of Communications BMW Motorrad

Telephone: +49 89 382-57505

 

 

 

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.
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

 

 

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Turbulent WorldSBK finale in the Qatari desert – BMW racer Glenn Allerton successful in Australia.

BMW:Turbulent WorldSBK finale in the Qatari desert – BMW racer Glenn Allerton successful in Australia.

Munich. The 2018 season in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World
Championship drew to a close at the weekend, at the “Losail
International Circuit” near Doha, Qatar. Loris Baz (FRA), from the
Gulf Althea BMW team, claimed another top-six placing at the finale.
The NextGen Motorsports Team was in action in the supporting
programme for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix – with a
successful appearance from Glenn Allerton (AUS).

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Doha, Qatar.

The “Losail International Circuit” near Doha, in the deserts of
Qatar, hosted the final round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World
Championship 2018 at the weekend. The schedule featured the final two
races of the year, on Friday and Saturday. Loris Baz (FRA), of the
Gulf Althea BMW team, rounded off the season by recording another
top-six placing with his BMW S 1000 RR having finished the first race
on Friday in sixth place.

That became last race of the year, as the desert circuit was then
battered by storms so severe that Saturday’s event had to be called
off. Extreme downpours and a massive sandstorm led to extremely poor
track conditions with standing water on the asphalt. For security
reasons, the decision was made to abandon the second race.

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Australia.

Two weeks after the finale in the Australian Superbike Championship
(ASBK), the NextGen Motorsports Team returned to compete at the
renowned “Phillip Island Circuit” south-east of Melbourne (AUS). Three
Superbike races took place as part of the supporting programme for the
MotoGP Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. BMW racer Glenn Allerton
(AUS) was one of the top performers in a starting field that boasted
some outstanding riders.

Racing against names such as Troy Bayliss (AUS) and Troy Herfoss
(AUS), Allerton claimed one win, one second place and one third place.
After adding up the results from all the races, Allerton secured
second place on the podium in the overall standings for the Superbike meeting.

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BMW i provides mobility solution to The Ocean Cleanup.

BMW:BMW i provides mobility solution to The Ocean Cleanup.

Rijswijk / Munich. Since 2013, Boyan Slat has been
working on his dream to rid the Pacific Ocean of the large amounts of
waste plastic floating around. During that time, the 24-year-old Dutch
TU Delft student has become world famous with his initiative The Ocean
Cleanup that tackles the so-called ‘plastic soup’. ‘The largest
cleanup in history’ is what the team calls the operation.

The cleaning system consists of a 600-meter-long tube that
floats on the water. Below it is a tapered, three-meter long ’skirt’.
The floater not only ensures the buoyancy of the system, but at the
same time prevents plastic from flowing over it, while the skirt
prevents the (plastic) waste from escaping underneath. Both the
plastic waste and the system are propelled by the ocean current, but
the wind and waves only drive the system, because the float is just
above the water surface, while the plastic is mainly just below it.
The system therefore moves faster than the plastic, allowing the
plastic to be caught. With this method – according to The Ocean
Cleanup, fifty percent of the ‘Great
Pacific Garbage Patch
‘ could be cleaned every five years.

A history with BMW i
September 8, 2018 was the
official launch of ‘System 001’ in San Francisco. A tugboat pulled the
ingenious floating device under the Golden Gate to the open sea
marking the start of the cleanup operation. The system went on its way
to a stopover, some 600 kilometers off the coast. After a trial period
of two weeks, it continues its journey to the Great Pacific Garbage
Patch, some 1,500 kilometers further, to start the Cleanup.

During the event in San Francisco, the team was supplied with a
fully electric BMW i3. In the Netherlands, in September, three BMW i3s
models have also been delivered at the new head office of The Ocean
Cleanup in Rotterdam to provide 100 percent electric mobility for
Boyan Slat and his team for the coming 12 months. The delivery of the
vehicles to the Rotterdam office, builds on a longer cooperation that
started in 2017 when three BMW i3’s were provided to the mobility mix
for the event during which Slat and his team made the grand
announcement to start the operation as soon as 2018.

BMW i and The Ocean Cleanup.

For The Ocean Cleanup it is important that their company cars
suit the philosophy of the organization, and the fully electrical BMW
i3 fits that bill completely.  
“At BMW i as an incubator for
innovations we also keep pushing the boundaries of sustainability,
even beyond the car”, says Dr. Robert Irlinger, head of BMW i. “We are
delighted to support The Ocean Cleanup on their mission, because we
share the same mindset.” Awarded as the world’s most sustainable car
manufacturer (1), BMW Group, in turn, sees the need to
address the global challenge of plastic pollution, even though the
company is not at the root of it. At the same time, BMW i continuously
strives to maximize the use of recyclates and re-growing materials in
their products. In the wider context of a circular economy BMW i is
considering the use of recovered plastic from rivers and oceans.

BMW i3 up to 95% recyclable.

In addition to the fact that the entire production chain of the
BMW i3 is supplied with green energy, the car can be recycled up to
95%. This way the BMW i3 has been awarded multiple times as benchmark
within sustainable car concepts.2)  Furthermore, the
extensive use of re-growing or recycled materials for e.g. the door
cladding and the seats demonstrate the BMW i commitment for an
advanced circular economy.




(1) DowJones Sustainability Index, several years from 1999 on
(2) World Green Car, Green Car Of The Year, Ökotrend, ADAC
EcoTest, etc.

About BMW i

BMW i as a BMW Group brand is focusing on visionary vehicle
concepts, connected mobility services and a new understanding of
premium which is strongly defined by sustainability. BMW i is
represented in 74 countries with the BMW i3 electric car for urban
areas, the BMW i8 plug-in-hybrid sports car and plug-in hybrid BMW
iPerformance Automobiles. 
BMW i opens up new target groups for
the company and serves as an incubator for innovations. Technologies
which have debuted successfully in BMW i cars are carried over to
parent brand BMW model lines.
BMW i is associated with DriveNow
(car sharing), ReachNow (car sharing 2.0), ChargeNow (easy access to
the world’s largest network of charging points), ParkNow
(straightforward location, reservation and payment of parking spaces),
the venture capital company BMW i Ventures (investments in start-up
companies with a focus on e.g. urban mobility), BMW Energy Services
and the Centre of Competence for Urban Mobility (consultancy for cities).

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BMW Motorsport News – Issue 38/2018.

BMW:BMW Motorsport News – Issue 38/2018.

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.

DTM: roll-out for BMW M4 DTM with two-litre turbo engine.

The BMW M4 DTM, modified to comply with Class 1 regulations and
driven by the newly-developed BMW two-litre turbo engine, has
completed a baptism of fire at its BMW Group Plant Dingolfing (DEU)
premiere. BMW works driver Bruno Spengler (CAN) was behind the wheel.
The 2012 DTM champion shared his impressions in this interview.

Three questions for… Bruno Spengler.

Bruno, how was your experience of the BMW M4 DTM roll-out with
the two-litre turbo engine?
Bruno Spengler: “The first
few kilometres felt very good. That marked the start of a new era for
us and for the DTM. Being able to be there right at the start made it
very special for me. It was a very interesting and productive
roll-out. Now I am looking forward to the next steps in its development.”

The new turbo engine is substantially stronger than its
predecessor. Did you notice the extra power?

Spengler: “As soon as you put your foot on the gas and the revs start
to go up, you feel that the car generates a lot more thrust and has
more performance potential than before. The new engine will have an
effect on the top speed in particular. We will be significantly faster
on the straights and that will provide even more excitement for the
spectators. Of course, the engine does sound different now but I still
really like the sound.”

How will racing change in 2019?

Spengler: “I think that the DTM will be even more spectacular
and the show will be even better for the spectators. For one thing, we
will be even faster on the straights. I also feel that the rear tyres
will deteriorate a bit more during the races as we will have more
horsepower available. That means that drivers might make a few more
mistakes here and there. We will certainly have to work more in the cockpit.”

Italian GT Championship: podium for BMW Team Italia at the finale.

Stefano Comandini (ITA) and Max Koebolt (NED) have rounded off the
season with another podium finish in the BMW Team Italia #15 BMW M6
GT3. The duo secured second place in the first of two races at the
Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello (ITA). Comandini and Koebolt
started from eighth place in the BMW M6 GT3 and worked their way
gradually up through the field as the race progressed. The second race
on Sunday was affected by severe downpours. Comandini and Koebolt
finished in eighth place.  Comandini is the best-placed BMW
representative in the championship standings, in sixth position.

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