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Frankfurt Motor Show| BMW to unveil new X6, M8, 8 Series Gran Coupe and Vision M-Next

2019-08-28 09:59

Sean Parker

BMW at IAA show

Image: BMW

BMW will showcase new models at the IAA Cars 2019 international motor show in Frankfurt that speaks to the brand's core philosophy around the future of driving pleasure.

The presence of the Vision M Next is testament to that. Total output of 441kW results in a top speed of 300km/h and it'll reach 100km/h from rest in three seconds. 

The Bavarian automaker will display the latest battery cell technology in the plug-in hybrid versions of the 2 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series, X5 and Mini Countryman. 

By 2023, BMW will offer 25 models with an electrified powertrain. 


                                                    BMW M Vision Next / Image: Supplied

World premiere for new X6 

The latest generation of the X6 Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) is making its global debut in Frankfurt, marking the arrival of the third generation of the model that first spawned this breed of vehicle.

The new X6 will arrive in South Africa in November 2019 with two models available at launch: the M50i and a M50d. 


                                                          BMW X6 / Image: Supplied 

There are also show premieres for the third generation 1 Series (the first BMW with front-wheel drive), as are the 8 Series Gran Coupe four-door, the 3 Series Touring and the new edition of the X1. 

The 8 Series Gran Coupe will be available in the fourth quarter of 2019 in M850i, 840i and 840d form. All models are all-wheel drive.

The ultimate version of the 8 Series will also make its show premiere in Frankfurt, the M8 Coupe and M8 Convertible will be on display, they are powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which generates 441kW

While in October we'll see the launch of the 1 Series, model derivatives include the entry-level 118i, and the range-topping M135i xDrive which is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 225kW and 450Nm sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.

A lone diesel model, the 120d, will broaden the range next year. 


                                        BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe / Image: Supplied


                                              BMW 1 Series / Image: Supplied

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