Warm-up laps in Italy: The new BMW 8 Series Coupe undergoes vehicle dynamics testing on the racetrack.

Munich. With the presentation of the BMW Concept 8
Series, BMW already offered a close-to-series glimpse at the design of
their new luxury segment sports car. The dynamic qualities of the new
BMW 8 Series Coupe are now also clearly manifesting themselves. A
close-to-series prototype is currently undergoing intensive testing on
a high-speed proving ground in Aprilia, Italy. The tests serve in
particular to optimise the vehicle’s driving dynamics on surfaces with
a high friction coefficient and mark yet a further decisive stage on
the way to the launch of the new BMW 8 Coupe during 2018. 

The test drives are being carried out with a heavily camouflaged
prototype, which nevertheless gives strong indication of the new BMW 8
Series Coupe’s typical sports car proportions. As in the case of the
BMW Concept 8 Series, the dynamically stretched lines, the flat
silhouette and the powerful front and rear ends give a foretaste of
the fascinatingly sporty driving experience.

This impression is confirmed with each lap completed on the proving
ground in Italy. With its around 4 kilometres long oval circuit,
including steep bends, the area situated in the proximity of Rome
offers above all the perfect conditions for high-speed and high
friction coefficient tests. Moreover, the acceleration, braking and
steering behaviour of the new sports car are analysed on circuits,
slalom courses and different road surfaces. The highly demanding test
programme facilitates the targeted harmonisation of all drive and
suspension systems. The new BMW 8 Series Coupe has shown that it
offers maximum agility and precision in highly dynamics situations.
Likewise, the car is also able to meet the highest demands in terms of
supremacy and comfort.

“The test drives under the most severe conditions show that we are
right on target with our concept for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe. The
vehicle dynamics values already achieved are absolutely impressive.
Our customers and fans can look forward to a genuine sports car,” says
Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of the BMW AG, Development and
Research, who oversees the test programme in Italy.

The high vehicle dynamics potential results from an extraordinary
close connection between motorsports and series production. The new
BMW 8 Series Coupe is being developed parallel to and in close
coordination with the BMW M8 and the BMW M8 GTE racing car. Whilst the
prototype of the production model is undergoing endurance tests, the
teams, which are supported by BMW Motorsport, are currently preparing
in Daytona (USA) for the initial racetrack use of the BMW M8 GTE. On
27/28 January, the BMW M8 GTE will make its racing debut at the
Daytona 24-hour race. In June 2018, it will then participate in the
24-hour race at Le Mans. The knowledge gained there and at numerous
other racing events in the FIA WEC and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship (IWSC) in North America will directly benefit series
development of the BMW 8 Series Coupe.

Likewise, the know-how gained during training and on the racetrack
will advance development of the new BMW M8. In June 2017, a prototype
of this new model from the BMW M GmbH was already presented during the
24-hour race on the Nürburgring. The Nordschleife of the legendary
racing circuit is also the main proving ground for testing and further
enhancing the new BMW M8.

The BMW Group has defined its strong presence in the luxury segment
as one of the major pillars of its NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy. With
the consistent extension of its model portfolio through the addition
of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe and the new BMW M8, the BMW Group
creates the ideal prerequisites for winning over the most demanding
target groups and convincing them with a unique combination of supreme
dynamics and modern luxury.

*Due to the prototype vehicle status, technical details like fuel
consumption, CO2 emissions etc. will be communicated later this year.

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Regeneration, fitness training and global race appearances: What the BMW DTM drivers work on during winter.

Munich. Just six months separate the 2017 DTM season finale in
Hockenheim (GER) in October and the 2018 opener at the same track in
May. It might sound like a long break, but the six BMW DTM drivers
don’t get bored during that time. They have an extensive programme
even during the DTM break. The drivers prepare themselves mentally
and physically for the coming season. And all six BMW DTM drivers
are at the wheel of race cars – even in winter – at tracks around
the world.

Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann (GER / BMW Team
RMG) was back in action on the racetrack, for the first time at the
FIA GT World Cup in Macau (CHN) just a few weeks after the DTM season
finale. In the BMW M6 GT3, he hurtled through the narrow urban canyons
of the “Guia Circuit”. In December and January, Wittmann used the DTM
break to pursue one of his great hobbies: skiing. And at home in
Fürth, he also still works regularly in his father’s body shop. This
winter, Wittmann’s major challenge is getting a truck driving license.
“I started with a first aid course, and now it’s time for the
practical driving lessons, which I’m really looking forward to,” he
said. A much pacier driving experience awaits Wittmann on the first
weekend in February, when, like last year, he will contest his first
race of the year at the 12 Hours of Bathurst (AUS) with the BMW M6
GT3. Then after he returns home, the intensive preparation for the
2018 DTM season gets underway with a fitness week for all BMW DTM drivers.

His BMW Team RMG fellow driver Timo Glock (GER)
headed straight from the DTM season finale at Hockenheim to the USA.
He was at the Formula 1 races in Austin (USA) and Mexico City (MEX) as
a TV expert for RTL – a role that he will spend more time pursuing
this year in addition to his race starts for BMW Motorsport. “Since I
will be on the road a lot in 2018 with my races for BMW and my TV
appearances, I’m trying to spend as much time as possible with my
family this winter,” said Glock. Skiing with his son was on the agenda
numerous times in December and January, after returning from the media
presentation of the new BMW M5 (combined fuel consumption: 10.5 l/100
km; CO2 emissions combined: 241 g/km)* at Estoril (POR) in November.
Then at the end of January, Glock will fly to Australia, where he,
like Wittmann, will once again compete in Bathurst with the BMW M6 GT3.

The third BMW Team RMG driver, Augusto Farfus (BRA),
is experiencing one of the most intensive winters of his career and
clocked up plenty of air miles in the process; he is in action in
various BMW racing cars in Asia, America and Australia. He was at the
wheel of the BMW M4 DTM once again when the DTM and Japanese Super GT
Championship met in Motegi (JPN) in November, before he had the honour
of driving the 18th BMW Art Car in Macau. That was followed
by a guest appearance in the Brazilian Stock Car championship and test
drives in the BMW M8 GTE in the USA in December. After a short break
for Christmas with the family, Farfus returned to the USA at the
beginning of January for intensive preparations for the 24 Hours of
Daytona. He will be in action for BMW Team RLL in that race next
weekend. His world tour continues right after the race: from Daytona
he will head straight to Australia, where he will contest the 12 Hours
of Bathurst. Back in Europe, Farfus will jump straight into preparing
for the start of the season in both the FIA World Endurance
Championship and the DTM. “First Daytona and Bathurst, then DTM and
WEC – it really is a very exciting programme,” said a delighted Farfus.

Bruno Spengler (CAN / BMW Team RBM) went straight
from the 2017 season finale to Spain, to spend a week playing golf
with friends. Then the Canadian returned to the wheel: in Estoril he,
like Glock, was a guest at the presentation of the new BMW M5, and
introduced the high-performance car to international media
representatives in greater detail. Then in mid-December, it was on to
Shanghai (CHN) for Spengler. “We had a special mission there: setting
a new track record for production cars with the BMW M5 on the Formula
1 track. We did it, we beat the previous record by six seconds,” said
Spengler. Over Christmas and New Year, the 2012 DTM champion treated
himself to a few peaceful days with his family. Then in mid-January he
broke new racing ground: in Marrakech (MAR) he took part in the
official rookie test for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship on behalf
of the MS&AD Andretti Formula E Team. And just a few days later,
Spengler is a world away from the Moroccan desert. This weekend, he is
holding driver training courses in a BMW M5 at a BMW event in the
Swiss ski resort of Gstaad. Then at the beginning of February he will
head to Mechelen (BEL) to join his BMW Team RBM to prepare for the
season. This will be followed by the fitness week with all the BMW DTM drivers.

Philipp Eng (AUT), new to the DTM and BMW Team RBM
this season, started December with a targeted muscle-building
programme, as the perfect preparation for his new role. The aim was to
improve his fitness. “I think that there is a lot more strain in the
DTM than in the GT series since the car has a much greater downforce
and accelerates much more quickly,” he said. The Austrian spent
Christmas at home with his family in Salzburg (AUT), and celebrated
New Year in London (GBR). On 3rd January, Eng boarded a
plane to the USA – to the “Roar” ahead of the 24-hour race in Daytona.
At the endurance classic in Florida, he will also be one of the
drivers to take the wheel of the new BMW M8 GTE in its first race. He
and Farfus will then fly straight from Daytona to the other end of the
world, to the 12-hour race of Bathurst. After the race, he will
continue his preparations for his maiden DTM season.

Also new to the BMW DTM squad and BMW Team RBM is former BMW
Motorsport Junior Joel Eriksson (SWE). His winter
break after the season finale of the FIA Formula 3 European
Championship kicked off with the DTM Young Driver Test. Then he also
headed to Macau, where he secured pole position and second place in
the qualifying race at the prestigious Formula 3 race. In January he,
like Spengler, took part in the rookie test for the ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Marrakech. However, Eriksson is spending most of the
winter in intensive preparation for his DTM debut. “I had the
specialists at Formula Medicine put together a training plan for me,
which gives me the perfect preparation for my first race,” said
Eriksson, who will visit BMW Team RBM in Belgium for the first time
next week. When he is not involved in race action, he sometimes still
works as a truck driver in his native Sweden and restores classic cars
in his free time.

 

* The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures shown were
determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the
version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to
a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown
considers the different size of the selected wheels and tires.

The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to
Directive 1999/94/EC and the Pkw-EnVKV, and based (for classification)
on the fuel consumption and CO2 values as per the NEDC cycle.

Further information on official fuel consumption figures and specific
CO2 emission values of new passenger cars is included in the following
guideline: “Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und
den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel
consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new
passenger cars), which can be obtained free of charge from all
dealerships and at https://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html.

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Seven in a row. BMW Motorrad achieves seventh all-time sales high in succession in 2017.

Munich. BMW Motorrad sold more motorcycles and maxi
scooters in 2017 than ever before. Compared to the previous year,
deliveries increased by 13.2 %. As of December 2017 a total of 164,153
vehicles (previous year: 145,032 units) were supplied to customers.

Stephan Schaller, General Director of BMW Motorrad: “2017 was another
very successful year for BMW Motorrad. We achieved a sales record for
the seventh time in succession. I would like to thank our customers
most sincerely for the enormous trust they have placed in us.

With this next sales record, BMW Motorrad takes another great step
towards reaching its planned 200.000 units sales target in the year 2020.

As Schaller says: “The 2017 sales figures once again show that our
motorcycle strategy is taking effect. And we have a great deal planned
for the coming years. We will continue to consistently pursue our
current model initiative in the premium segment. We will expand our
product range with emotional and innovative new products in 2018, too.
The new middle class GS models are already underway and further great
products will follow. BMW Motorrad is looking into the future with
great confidence. 

Strong sales growth in Europe and Asia.

The strongest growth was recorded above all in Europe in 2017. Here
an all-time high was achieved. The engines of growth were once again
France (16,607 units / +24.3 %), Italy (14,430 units / +17.3 %), Spain
(11,193 units / +17.6 %) and the UK / IE (9,550 units / +8.7 %) where
all sales figures increased considerably. Overall around 15.0 % more
vehicles were delivered in Europe including Germany than in the
previous year. The Asian market is also continuing to grow. China and
Japan are among the Asian markets with the strongest double-digit
growth. In India the BMW Group’s own sales subsidiary has begun
successfully selling BMW motorcycles.

Germany is once again the largest single market for BMW Motorrad.
With 26,664 units sold, BMW Motorrad boosted sales by another 7.1 %.
BMW Motorrad defends its position as the most successful motorcycle
manufacturer on the German market in 2017, too. 

GS models gaining ever more ground.

For the first time in BMW Motorrad’s history, more than 50,000 units
of the two R 1200 GS and GS Adventure travel enduros alone were sold.
Sales of the traditionally strong R Series increased significantly
overall. Thanks to the new R nineT model variants “Pure”, “Racer” and
“Urban G/S”, sales in the flat twin boxer segment increased strongly
by 9.6% to a total of 86,090 motorcycles.

The sports-oriented BMW S Series with the S 1000 RR Supersports Bike,
the S 1000 R Power Roadster and the S 1000 XR Adventure Bike were sold
21,752 times worldwide. With a share of 13.3%, these three models
continue to be an important pillar in the wide BMW Motorrad range. 

New capacity segment below 500 cc is moving ahead under full steam.

11,595 units of the G 310 R and G 310 GS models introduced in 2017,
were already delivered to customers by the end of the year. The two
new displacement newcomers from BMW Motorrad are not only very popular
in the intended growth markets such as South America or Asia. In
Europe too, there is a great deal of interest among newcomers and
re-starters for the agile all-rounders.

Luxury tourers in the fast lane.

Sales of the 6-cylinder models are also developing very positively.
Already in its first year of sales, the K 1600 Bagger, which is aimed
especially at the US market, is proof of the unbroken trend towards
large-capacity, emotional touring bikes. Timo Resch, BMW Motorrad Head
of Sales and Marketing: “With 6,719 units sold and a 50% increase in
sales, our 6-cylinder models are among the big winners of 2017. After
Germany, the USA will remain an important market for BMW Motorrad in
the coming years, too. We will continue to increase our involvement in
this important market in order to strengthen BMW Motorrad’s position
there.” Resch continues: “We are also responding to the special US
market requirements with the K 1600 Grand America recently presented
at the Milan motorcycle show. By also consistently expanding our sales
structure, we are generating a sound basis for strong growth.

BMW Motorrad as the innovative trailblazer.

In 2017 too, BMW Motorrad proved itself to be the innovative leader
in many areas. The exclusive HP4 RACE with its lightweight carbon
fibre frame and wheels attracted great attention. We also responded to
the need for increasing digitalisation expressed by customers. The
multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5 inch full-colour TFT
display featuring a wide range of navigation and communication
functions was already launched in 2017. This feature is being expanded
to further models now, too.

 

Outlook at 2018.

BMW Motorrad gets started in 2018 with a powerful product portfolio
and is in excellent shape all round. Timo Resch, BMW Motorrad Head of
Sales and Marketing: “We expect to see further growth in sales for our
vehicles in 2018, too. We are looking forward to the positive impulses
generated by the launch of the completely new F models F 750 GS and F
850 GS as well as the much anticipated C 400 X midsize scooter.
Expanding our urban mobility product range is a key topic for the
future of BMW Motorrad.”

 

 

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 31 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 2016 was approximately € 9.67 billion on revenues
amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31 December 2016, the BMW Group
had a workforce of 124,729 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.

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BMW model update measures for the spring of 2018*.

Munich. As from the spring of 2018, extensive
additions and improvements to the drive portfolio will enhance the
pleasure of driving in numerous BMW model series. BMW BluePerformance
technology including an SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection
for diesel engines will come as standard in all series in future. 
Moreover, emission-reducing petrol engine particulate filters will be
fitted to further models as from March 2018. An exceptionally powerful
four-cylinder diesel engine will be added to the range of engines for
the BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle. Furthermore, engine power of
additional models of the BMW 3 Series and the BMW 4 Series will be
transferred to the road by an 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

As from March 2018, an extended range of standard equipment will
underscore the premium character of the BMW 5 Series Sedan and the BMW
5 Series Touring. Also, the highly dynamic handling characteristics of
the M Performance model BMW X3 M40i (combined fuel consumption:
8.4 – 8.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 193 – 188 g/km) will be
additionally enhanced by the M Sport differential, which will be
available as a standard option as from April 2018. Furthermore, the
range of options from BMW ConnectedDrive will become more diverse and
attractive thanks to the remote services now available as standard on
all models and an extended range of functions for the Concierge Service.

SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection now standard for
all diesel model series.  

BMW ensures maximum effective reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions
produced by diesel engines through the upgrade of the NOX storage
catalyst to include an SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system. As
from the spring of 2018, BMW BluePerformance technology with AdBlue
injection will also become available as standard on all diesel models
of the BMW 1 Series, BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series and
BMW 4 Series. Furthermore, following the BMW X1 xDrive20d (combined
fuel consumption: 4.8 – 4.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
127 – 123 g/km), the BMW xDrive18d (combined fuel consumption:
4.9 – 4.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 129 – 124 g/km) and the
BMW X1 sDrive18d (combined fuel consumption: 4.3 – 4.1 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 114 – 109 g/km) will be fitted with the SCR
system. In the case of the BMW X1 xDrive18d and the BMW X1 sDrive 18d,
the optimised reduction of emissions is linked to the introduction of
a new, now dual fed exhaust system.

Optimised emission behaviour thanks to petrol engine
particulate filter.

As from March 2018, additional BMW petrol-driven models will feature
a petrol engine particulate filter for optimum emission performance.
After the introduction of this exhaust gas purification technology in
July 2017 on the BMW 220i Coupe (combined fuel consumption:
5.9 – 5.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 136 – 127 g/km), the BMW
230i Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 5.9 – 5.7 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 134 – 131 g/km), the BMW 220i Convertible (combined
fuel consumption: 6.2 – 5.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
141 – 133 g/km), the BMW 230i Convertible (combined fuel consumption:
6.8 – 6.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 143 – 138 g/km), the BMW
X3 xDrive20i (combined fuel consumption: 7.3 – 7.1 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 168 – 163 g/km) and the BMW X3 xDrive30i (combined
fuel  consumption: 7.3 – 7.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
168 – 164 g/km), additional series are now to follow. From March 2018,
exhaust gas purification systems featured by the BMW 420i Coupe/BMW
420i xDrive Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 6.9 – 5.8 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 161 – 134 g/km), the BMW 430i Coupe/BMW
430i xDrive Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 6.5 – 5.9 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 151 – 138 g/km), the BMW X1 sDrive18i
(combined fuel consumption: 5.4 – 5.3 l/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 124 – 121 g/km) and the plug-in hybrid sports car
BMW i8 Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 1.9 l/100 km; combined power
consumption:14.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 42 g/km) will be
additionally fitted with a particulate filter.

BMW X3: New diesel engine and M Sport differential.

Following its successful market launch only a few months ago, there
will be an addition to the engine portfolio of the new BMW X3. In the
new BMW X3 xDrive25d, a particularly powerful four-cylinder diesel
engine will transfer its output of 170 kW/231 hp to the tarmac or
off-road terrain via the standard 8-speed Steptronic transmission and
intelligent four-wheel drive technology. The BMW TwinPower Turbo
technology featured on the 2-litre power unit comprises a two-stage
charging system and extremely precise Common Rail direct injection,
operating at a maximum pressure of 2,500 bar. The engine delivers a
maximum torque of 500 Nm and accelerates the BMW X3 xDrive25d from 0
to 100/km in 6.8 seconds. The car’s high efficiency is reflected in a
combined fuel consumption of 6.1 to 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres and
CO2 emissions of 160 to 154 grams per kilometre (provisional figures
as per EU test cycle, depending on selected tyre size).

The BMW X3 M40i plays the leading role within the model range of
Sports Activity Vehicles. Starting in April 2018, the 265 kW/360 hp
M Performance automobile will be fitted as standard with the new
M Sport differential. Through a targeted locking effect on the rear
axle, the electronically controlled system, which is linked to the DSC
stability programme, creates the optimum prerequisites for even more
dynamic acceleration out of bends. In addition, the BMW X3 M40i will
feature in future a Sensatec instrument panel.

8-speed Steptronic transmission now standard on additional
models. 

As from March 2018, the number of BMW models equipped as standard
with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission will increase even further.
The automatic transmission enhances not only comfort, but also the
acceleration and efficiency of each respective vehicle. In future, the
BMW 320d xDrive Sedan (combined fuel consumption: 5.2 – 5.1 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 137 – 133 g/km), the BMW 320d xDrive Touring
(combined fuel consumption: 5.4 – 5.1 l/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 141 – 136 g/km) and the BMW 320d xDrive Gran Turismo
(combined fuel consumption: 5.3 – 5.2 l/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 141 – 138 g/km) will also reap the benefits of this technology.

Moreover, as from March 2018, the 8-speed Steptronic transmission
will also come as standard on additional BMW 4 Series models. With
rapid gearshift and excellent gearshift comfort, this technology
convinces in the BMW 420i xDrive Coupe (combined fuel consumption:
6.6 – 6.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 151 – 148 g/km) and the
BMW 430i Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 6.1 – 6.0 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 140 – 137 g/km) as well as the BMW
420d xDrive Gran Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 5.2 – 5.1 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 136 – 134 g/km).

Additional standard equipment for the BMW 5 Series.

From March 2018, comfort, functionality and the premium ambience of
the BMW 5 Series will be additionally underlined by an extended range
of standard equipment.  In future, all versions of the BMW 5 Sedan and
the BMW 5 Series Touring will roll off the assembly line with Park
Distance Control comprising front and rear sensors, and with LED fog
lamps. Also, an alarm system and a wheel bolt securing system are now
standard. Furthermore, the BMW 5 Series Sedan will also feature a
40 : 20 : 40 split folding rear seat backrest.

Remote Services now standard on all model series.

From March 2018, intelligent networking will facilitate use of remote
services in all current BMW models. This is made possible by an
upgrade of the functions provided by the standard BMW ConnectedDrive
services. This means that the driver is not only able to have the
position of the vehicle as well as information on fuel consumption and
further vehicle status details displayed on a Smartphone, but also to
activate headlight flasher, remote flasher, ventilation and locking
and unlocking of doors.

Moreover, the range of functions for the BMW ConnectedDrive Concierge
Service has also been extended. As from March 2018, the personal
assistant, which offers help with information and support during the
journey at the press of a button, will even be able to reserve
admissionn tickets for selected cinemas.

I* all models available at the start of production in March and/or
April (BMW X3)

Further information on official fuel consumption figures, specific
CO2 emission values and the electric power consumption of new
passenger cars is included in the following guideline: “Leitfaden
über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch
neuerPersonenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2
emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which
can be obtained from all dealerships, from the Deutsche Automobil
Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html.
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BMW X3 M40i (combined fuel consumption: 8.4 – 8.2 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 193 – 188 g/km)

BMW X1 xDrive20d (combined fuel consumption: 4.8 – 4.7 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 127 – 123 g/km)

BMW xDrive18d (combined fuel consumption: 4.9 – 4.7 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 129 – 124 g/km)

BMW X1 sDrive18d (combined fuel consumption: 4.3 – 4.1 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 114 – 109 g/km)

BMW 220i Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 5.9 – 5.5 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 136 – 127 g/km)

BMW 230i Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 5.9 – 5.7 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 134 – 131 g/km)

BMW 220i Convertible (combined fuel consumption: 6.2 – 5.8 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 141 – 133 g/km)

BMW 230i Convertible (combined fuel consumption: 6.8 – 6.5 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 143 – 138 g/km)

BMW X3 xDrive20i (combined fuel consumption: 7.3 – 7.1 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 168 – 163 g/km)

BMW X3 xDrive30i (combined fuel  consumption: 7.3 – 7.2 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 168 – 164 g/km)

BMW 420i Coupe/BMW 420i xDrive Coupe (combined fuel consumption:
6.9 – 5.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 161 – 134 g/km)

BMW 430i Coupe/BMW 430i xDrive Coupe (combined fuel consumption:
6.5 – 5.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 151 – 138 g/km)

BMW X1 sDrive18i (combined fuel consumption: 5.4 – 5.3 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 124 – 121 g/km)

BMW i8 Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 1.9 l/100 km; combined power
consumption:14.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 42 g/km)

BMW 320d xDrive Sedan (combined fuel consumption: 5.2 – 5.1 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 137 – 133 g/km)

BMW 320d xDrive Touring (combined fuel consumption:
5.4 – 5.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 141 – 136 g/km)

BMW 320d xDrive Gran Turismo (combined fuel consumption:
5.3 – 5.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 141 – 138 g/km)

BMW 420i xDrive Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 6.6 – 6.5 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 151 – 148 g/km)

BMW 430i Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 6.1 – 6.0 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 140 – 137 g/km) 

BMW 420d xDrive Gran Coupe (combined fuel consumption:
5.2 – 5.1 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 136 – 134 g/km)

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BMW Group acquires Parkmobile, LLC to become world’s leading provider of digital parking solutions

Munich. The BMW Group has acquired Parkmobile, LLC,
the largest provider of mobile parking services in North America, in
January 2018, making the BMW Group the leading international provider
of digital parking solutions.

With its corporate strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the BMW Group is
firmly focused on the mobility of the future and investing heavily in
tomorrow’s technologies, including expanding its range of mobility
services. With the acquisition of Parkmobile, LLC, the company can
better address an essential element of urban mobility: parking solutions.

“Up to 30 percent of city traffic is caused by people looking for
parking spaces. The acquisition of Parkmobile, LCC makes us the
leading international provider of digital parking solutions and means
we can better address the pain point of parking by scaling our
offering for customers worldwide,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, member
of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for MINI,
Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad, Customer Engagement and Digital Business
Innovation BMW Group.

The BMW Group has held a minority stake in Parkmobile, LLC since 2014
and has now acquired the company with its over 100 employees, based in
Atlanta, Georgia. Parkmobile, LLC offers its service in more than 300
US cities including New York, Philadelphia and Phoenix. Parkmobile
Group Europe, whose brands also include ParkNow, has been wholly owned
by the BMW Group since April 2016.

“We are proud of what Parkmobile has already achieved and look
forward to working with our new colleagues to scale the business even
further,” said Bernhard Blättel, head of Mobility Services at the BMW Group.

Parkmobile reaches a total of more than 22 million customers in
Europe and North America and offers digital parking solutions in more
than 1,000 cities.

“The BMW Group has always been on the forefront of disruptive
mobility technology. Having access to new capital as well as the BMW
Group’s global network of partners and customers puts us in an
excellent position to accelerate our growth and expand further beyond
North America. We could not imagine a better partner,” commented Jon
Ziglar, CEO of Parkmobile, LLC.

Parkmobile’s service can be used by drivers of all car brands and
enables ticketless and cashless on-street parking via an app or
directly from the car. The service also helps users find, reserve and
pay for off-street parking in garages as well as other transit related services.

Through innovative parking solutions, the BMW Group is actively
helping improve urban mobility. Digital parking solutions assist the
driver and can reduce traffic from cars looking for parking, thus
contributing to lower emissions in cities.

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MINI and The Woolmark Company announce partnership. Focus on supporting young designers.

Munich. MINI and The Woolmark Company kick off the
new year by announcing their partnership for 2018. The two brands can
both claim expertise in the areas of design and innovation, and their
collaboration is intended to promote the work of young designers. The
early fruits of the partnership – a capsule collection in wool,
designed by a series of up-and-coming fashion designers – will be
shown in June this year at Pitti Uomo 94, one of the leading
international trade shows for men’s fashion and lifestyle, in Florence.

Partnering with The Woolmark Company, one of the most renowned
supporters of emerging fashion designers worldwide, is the next step
in the MINI brand’s involvement in fashion. Among the projects MINI
has unveiled over the past two years are the MINI FLUID FASHION and
MINI FASHION – BEYOND NATIVE capsule collections showcasing the work
of promising international designers. “MINI is all about iconic
design and an urban lifestyle. Like The Woolmark Company, we have a
sharp eye for quality and the courage to challenge conventions. We are
therefore looking forward to join forces and work together with a new
group of innovative young designers,” explains Esther Bahne, Head
of MINI Brand Strategy and Business Innovation.

MINI and The Woolmark Company both have a history of questioning –
and boldly reshaping – existing structures. This shared understanding
of the need for innovation underpins the collaboration between the two
brands. And so we can expect exciting projects that build on MINI’s
design expertise and The Woolmark Company’s many years of experience
in materials research and development.

The Pitti Uomo has been held in Florence twice a year since 1972. It
promotes young, upcoming and sometimes unconventional fashion labels.
MINI has been working with Pitti Immagine, an annual fashion industry
fair in Italy, since January 2015. This collaboration opens a window
into the partners’ shared passion for innovation, attention to detail
and quality, as well as their ability to anticipate new trends.

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