Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 9…Today, BMW announced pricing for the all-new 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe arriving in U.S. showrooms on December 8. The 2019 M850i xDrive Coupe will start at $111,900 plus $995 Destination and Handling.
Standard equipment on the all-new 2019 BMW M850i xDrive will include Full LED headlights with BMW LaserLight technology, BMW Individual Merino Leather upholstery, sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, Sport Automatic Transmission, Adaptive M Suspension with Active-Roll Stabilization, M Sport Brakes, Parking Assistant and BMW Live Cockpit Professional with 12.3 inch and 10.25 inch digital displays, navigation and offering the latest generation of iDrive.
The all-new 2019 BMW M850i xDrive can also be ordered with optional Driving Assistant Professional, a 1,400 watt Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound system, Glass Controls for the gear selector, iDrive controller, start/stop button and audio volume knob and for the first time on a vehicle which is not an M model: a Carbon Fiber roof. Also available is a carbon fiber exterior trim package, including carbon inlays in the front and rear bumpers, large diffusor blades in the rear, and carbon mirror caps and rear spoiler.
– Standard xLine and optional M Sport Package trim levels.
– New Optional Off-Road Package with air suspension and mechanical rear locking differential.
-Optional factory installed BMW trailer hitch rated at 7,200 lbs. towing capacity.
-Standard USB-C ports for second-row seat passengers with multifunction bracket for BMW accessories.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 3, 2018…Today, BMW announced pricing for the all-new 4th generation 2019 BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle, arriving in U.S. showrooms on November 10th, 2018. The 2019 X5 xDrive40i will be starting at $60,700 and the 2019 BMW X5 50i xDrive will start at $75,750 plus $995 Destination and Handling.
Standard equipment on the all-new 2019 BMW X5 will include a Sport Automatic Transmission with launch control, Dynamic Damper Control, BMW Live Cockpit Professional with navigation, two 12.3” digital displays, and running the seventh generation of BMW iDrive operating system, Adaptive Full LED headlamps, Active Blind Spot Detection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Panoramic Glass Sunroof and pre-wiring for 6,600 lb. trailer towing.
All new 2019 BMW X5 models can now be ordered with optional Remote Engine Start, the latest driver assistance systems, BMW Laserlights, heated steering wheel and armrests, as well as optional Heated and Cooled Cupholders.
The Laserlight system doesn’t project lasers onto the road. Instead, laser-created light is fired through a series of mirrors located within the headlamp assembly, which reflects and focuses the light into a lens.
The lens is filled with yellow phosphorus, a substance that reacts to intense light. Once the laser light is reflected into the lens, it interacts with the yellow phosphorous, which in turn creates a bright, highly intense white light.
Finally, this light is diffused to reduce its intensity and then reflected out of the front of the headlamp. The real benefit: The light is 10 times brighter than LED-created light.
Here’s another kicker: The system is highly efficient. BMW says that compared to traditional systems Laserlight is about 30 percent more efficient, and since the lights can create bright light in smaller housing, Laserlight enables designers to reduce the size of the housing and optimize design for aerodynamics.
Key Benefits of BMW Laserlight Headlamps
Laserlight headlamps, BMW says, are much brighter than traditional systems. That alone might be enough to convince you of this feature’s greatness, but there are plenty of other benefits. They include:
- Greatly Improved Sight: In tests, BMW said the laser-powered headlamps cast a light nearly a half-mile down the road. Traditional systems are only capable of half that. Simply put, BMW Laserlight is a must-have for rural drivers.
- GPS Enabled: Laserlight is built with GPS functionality, which enables the system to predict upcoming turns in the road. Laserlight can then help drivers to better see curves in the road.
- Hands-Free Functionality: With Laserlight, there’s no need to turn off the lights when oncoming traffic is approaching. Instead, Laserlight uses a camera Selective Beam system that detects oncoming vehicles or those that are overtaking the BMW, and then, the beam is automatically dimmed to prevent blinding these vehicles.
Standard and Optional Equipment Changes
Standard Content Changes (2018 BMW M2 Coupe vs. 2019 BMW M2 Competition) Additional content:
– Extended Shadowline Content (Black Kidney Grille, Side Gill & Exhaust Finish) (7M9)
– BMW M Seat Belts (4GQ) – New BMW M Sport Seat (712)
– New 19″ Lightweight Forged Alloy Wheel (2QT)
– BMW M Sport Brakes
– Carbon Fiber Interior Trim (4MC)
– Park Distance Control Front & Rear (508)
– Active Driving Assistant
– Apple CarPlay (6CP)
Packages: Executive Package
– Heated steering wheel
– Adaptive Full LED Headlights
– Automatic High Beams
– Wireless Charging
– WiFi Hotspot
– Speed Limit Info
-19″ M Forged lack Y-Spoke Wheels Style 288M with Mixed Performance Tires
– M-Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic
– Black High-gloss Trim with Chrome Accent
– M Driver’s Package
Paint: – Alpine White – Black Sapphire Metallic – Long Beach Blue Metallic – Sunset Orange Metallic – Hockenheim Silver Metallic
Upholstery: – Black Dakota Leather with Blue Stitching – Black Dakota Leather with Orange Stitching
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 1, 2018… Sales of BMW Group vehicles in the U.S. increased 4.2 percent in April 2018 for a total of 27,213 vehicles (BMW and MINI brands combined), compared with 26,105 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date BMW Group sales in the U.S. are up 3.3 percent from the first four months of 2017.
“The evidence of spring is all around us but for a car company there’s no better sign than sales momentum as both BMW and MINI enter May with solid increases over a year ago,” said Bernhard Kuhnt, president and CEO, BMW of North America. “The BMW X models, especially X1, X3 and X5, continue to lead the way with our Sports Activity Vehicles accounting for 51% of April sales.”
BMW Brand Sales
Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 3.8 percent in April 2018 for a total of 23,482** compared to 22,624 vehicles sold in April 2017. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 3.2 percent on sales of 97,317 vehicles compared to 94,306 sold in the first four months of 2017.
BMW brand sales in April 2018 were led by BMW’s lineup of Sports Activity Vehicles up 28.9% in April and 6.3% year-to-date.