SOURCE: BMW AG
BMW at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show 2016
At this year's Geneva International Motor Show BMW is presenting the world premiere of the new BMW M760Li xDrive. Also making its debut appearance is the iPerformance model designation which, from July 2016, will identify the transfer of technology from BMW i to the BMW core brand in all BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles.The Highlights from BMW at Geneva 2016 are:· World premiere: The new BMW M760Li xDrive raises the bar in the sporting luxury sedan segment as the flagship variant of the successfully launched BMW 7 Series model range. The first ever M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol engine generates 448 kW/610 hp and sprints from 0 to 100 km/h / 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
· The new iPerformance model designation, which will be given to all BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles from July 2016, provides a visible indicator of the transfer of technology from BMW i to the BMW core brand. It will be seen first on the plug-in hybrid variants of the new BMW 7 Series, e.g. the BMW 740e iPerformance. The iPerformance models will benefit from the transfer of technical expertise regarding electric motors, battery cells and electronic control systems. Visible indicators, meanwhile, are a BMW i logo on the front side panel, BMW i-style blue elements in the kidney grille and wheel hubs, and an eDrive logo on the C-pillar. Customers can also make use of the BMW i 360° ELECTRIC range of products and services, including the BMW i Wallbox.
· The new BMW M2 takes to the stage with BMW M Performance Parts. A wide variety of components are available for the compact high-performance sports machine which enhance its dynamics and individualise its design.
· BMW i presents the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition special-edition model and highlights its success on various fronts. BMW i has achieved the largest market presence of any premium supplier of electric vehicles worldwide and offers the world's only car with a certified carbon footprint in the shape of the BMW i3.
· BMW ConnectedDrive presents the On-Street Parking Information intelligent search function – which helps drivers to locate a free parking space in cities more quickly – and other services.