BMW Los Angeles Auto Show 2018. BMW has a pageant of highlights in store for the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018, with world premieres for three new production models plus a Vision Vehicle that blazes a trail in more ways than one. The international motor show in the US state of California is hosting the first public reveal of the BMW X7 and BMW 8 Series Convertible. These two models represent the logical next step in the Munich-based premium carmaker’s ongoing model offensive in the luxury segment. Another car making its global debut is the BMW M340i xDrive Sedan (fuel consumption combined: 7.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 172 g/km*). And the BMW stand at the Los Angeles Convention Center also provides a glimpse into the future of personal mobility. The BMW Vision iNext will be introduced to the public for the first time and give visitors to the show (which runs from 30 November – 9 December 2018) an enthralling insight into all-electric, fully connected and highly automated driving.
The BMW Vision iNext marks the dawn of a new era in driving pleasure. This is the first time the strategic innovation fields of Automated Driving, Connectivity, Electrification and Services have been fully integrated in a single vehicle, which lends them visual expression with its future-focused design (D+ACES). The areas of action the BMW Group has identified – as part of its NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy – to ensure the company’s sustained growth also include an increased presence in the luxury segment. The current offensive in this vehicle class is clearly evidenced by the BMW X7 and BMW 8 Series Convertible, which are taking to the stage for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2018. Other new models from the brand on display in Los Angeles include the new BMW X5, new BMW 8 Series Coupe and new BMW Z4.
Setting its sights on the future of driving pleasure: the BMW Vision iNext.
The BMW Vision iNEXT showcases the possibilities offered by autonomous mobility in the not too distant future and demonstrates solutions designed first and foremost to inject fresh energy, all while taking a clearly human-centric approach. The production model based on the BMW Vision iNext will serve as the company’s new technological flagship, with the first examples rolling off the assembly line at BMW Plant Dingolfing in 2021.
Adopting the dimensions and proportions of a modern BMW Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the BMW Vision iNEXT presents an authoritative figure. Its pioneering character shines through in its clearly sculpted forms and surfaces. The car’s front end is dominated by the large BMW kidney grille at its centre. With no combustion engine to require cooling, the grille is blanked off and serves as an “intelligence panel” housing various sensors. Slim headlights provide a mod