BMW proudly presents the new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 8.1–4.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emission: 189–119 g/km), the first four-door coupé in the premium midsize class that represents a consistent extension of the model range. Following the launch of the BMW 4 Series Coupé and Convertible, the Gran Coupé is the third model to join the new BMW 4 Series, which is longer, wider and more dynamic than any of the previous midsize series due to the balanced proportions of the vehicles. The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé combines the sleek look of a two-door coupé with the functionality provided by four-doors and expansive spaciousness, including a wide-access luggage compartment. Continue reading The new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
Winter provides the best arguments in favour of intelligent all-wheel drive, but the increased driving pleasure it offers can be enjoyed all year round. BMW xDrive and MINI ALL4 give each of the premium brands BMW and MINI an all-wheel drive technology which not only optimises traction and stability on snow and ice, slippery surfaces and loose terrain but also perceptibly increases agility on bends. At the start of the 2012/2013 winter season, xDrive is already available for 64 BMW models, while the ALL4 system is offered for four engine variants of the MINI Countryman. The BMW Group will be demonstrating the diversity of its model range and the superior qualities of all-wheel drive for BMW and MINI at a Winter Drive Event to be held from December 9th to 13th in Kühtai, Austria.
A constantly growing range of vehicles with permanent all-wheel drive: within the last two years alone, the BMW Group has increased the number of its all-wheel drive models by about 50 per cent. And the current number of 68 models will be boosted once more in the spring of 2013. In addition to the MINI Paceman with ALL4, the first xDrive models of the new BMW 3 Series Touring will also go on the market at this time.
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