The largest luxury automaker in the world is keen on maintaining its dominance on the US market – the biggest in terms of premium sales on the planet – and has decided to stage a host of debuts during the ongoing LA Auto Show.
Four different models – all new to the North American region – will make their public debut during the event. First up is the 2016 330e that makes use of a plug-in hybrid powertrain: electric motor and the BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine with total horsepower of 248 bHP and 310 lb-ft (419 Nm) of torque. That’s enough to jump to 60 mph (96 km/h) inn 5.9 seconds and have an all-electric range of about 22 miles (35.4 km). Dealer arrival is scheduled for the coming spring and prices start at $44,695 including $995 Destination & Handling.
Moving on we have the brand new 2016 BMW M4 GTS as the technological masterpiece of the medium sized range – we’re treated to motorsport inspired design and the best of the house’s technology. Body kit, sporty interior and uprated 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine are here to make you want one, especially given the performance level: 493 bhp (367 kW) and 442 lb-ft (598 Nm) of torque with a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds. The US has a batch of around 300 units, with pricing starting at $134,200.
The new generation X1 crossover is also making its first appearance on the North America territory with the second generation SAV starting with the X1 xDrive28i that comes nicely fitted with the 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine churning out 228 bHP and 258 lb-ft of torque. Complete with the new BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system and the 8 speed Steptronic automatic transmission, the X family member hits 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. Pricing begins at $35,795 including $995 Destination & Handling.
Last, but crucially not very bit the least, is the mighty 7 Series flagship. The sixth generation of the large sedan is here to set the pace for the brand in terms of luxury, comfort and performance. Pricing starts at $82,295 if the customers go for the 740i and goes up to $98,395 for the 750i xDrive.