Take A Look At BMW’s Premieres From This Year’s Beijing Show

The X1 long wheelbase wasn’t BMW’s only premiere at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, as the Germans have an entire fleet of vehicles present at the event.

With 5 to 18 cm (2-7 in) increased knee room for the rear passengers, depending on the position of the rear seat, the stretched compact SUV was joined by the BMW Concept Compact Sedan, which “represents the approach to life of a generation of youth in China“, as the manufacturer explains. The study was initially displayed in Guangzhou, last November, and it previews the upcoming 1-Series/2-Series sedan.

A batch of M cars, including the new M2 and its larger and more extreme sibling, the M4 GTS, are also on display in Beijing, breathing the same air with the range-topping X4, the M40i, celebrating its local premiere after it was presented in Detroit, earlier this year. The sporty SUV uses a straight-six 3.0-liter engine, producing 355 HP and 343 lb-ft (465 Nm) of torque, enough for a zero to sixty time in 4.7 seconds and a top speed capped out at 155 mph (250 km/h).

Another high-performance vehicle, the M760Li xDrive, is also found at the brand’s stand in China. It gets a twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12, churning out 592 HP and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque, enough to propel the full-size luxury sedan from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than 4 seconds.

In order to highlight its Beijing Auto Show presence, BMW has released a video, revealing its entire range of vehicles that are currently on display.


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