The upcoming BMW 8 Series and BMW X7 as well as the BMW i8 and the upcoming BMW i8 Roadster will join the BMW 7 Series in the brand’s significantly expanded luxury segment line-up. The identity and attitude shared by BMW’s elite models are echoed in a newly designed logo which combines a black-and-white version of the manufacturer’s roundel first used 100 years ago with the company name “Bayerische Motoren Werke” written out in full. The new presence for the brand’s luxury-segment models will be unveiled for the first time at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt on 14 – 24 September 2017.
The New BMW i3 and First Ever BMW i3s.
• Enhanced exterior design giving the BMW i3 a wider and sportier look.
• First-ever BMW i3s featuring a sportier chassis, wider track and
higher performance output.
• Featuring state-of the-art connectivity with the latest iDrive 6 interface.
• Now featuring standard Full LED headlights.
• New color offerings now include Melbourne Red Metallic and Imperial Blue Metallic.
• Exclusive new cloth-leather trim combination ‘Giga Brown Natural Leather & Carum
Spice Grey Cloth’ now available.
The BMW M Performance Power and Sound Kit has officially been launched is now available for the 340i and 440i powered by the B58 engine. The final output numbers are 355hp (+35hp over stock) and 369 lb-ft for auto (+39 lb-ft over stock) / 355 lb-ft for manual (+25 lb-ft over stock). This results in a 0.2 second 0-60 mph improvement over stock acceleration figures.
MSRP on the MPPSK is $2820, with the stainless steel tips priced $128/ea and carbon fiber tips at $254/ea.
The kit is available for port install on new vehicles, and comes with a 4 yr / 50k mile warranty when purchased with new vehicle. If purchased after delivery, the warranty is 2 years / unlimited miles or the balance of the new vehicle warranty, whichever is greater.
The eagle eye photographers over at Motor1 spotted the new BMW X7 SUV being tested. The X7 is BMW’s answer to the Mercedes GLS and Audi Q7 and shares BMW’s CLAR platform that underpins the 7 series and the upcoming Rolls Royce SUV. Look for 6 and 8 cylinder options to be available along with a plug in hybrid. An ultra luxury X7 M60 version is also possible. X7 is expected to go on sale at the end of 2018 just ahead of the next generation X5 and you can bet that Tulley BMW in Nashua will have plenty of X7 available once BMW releases the new model.