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BMW to launch new models at Geneva Motor Show

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An overview of the world premiere’s from BMW at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

World premiere: the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe.

The brand's first 4-door Coupe combines the sporty styling of the BMW 6 Series with an extended range of functions. Foldable backrests enable the luggage compartment volume to be expanded from 460 to 1,265 litres. Engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and the 8-speed sports automatic transmission including automatic engine start-stop function ensure pulling power and efficiency. The 6-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW 640i Gran Coupe delivers 235 kW/320 bhp, the 6-cylinder diesel of the BMW 640d Gran Coupe 230 kW/313 bhp. The range is supplemented with the 8-cylinder model BMW 650i Gran Coupe with 330 kW/450 bhp, the latter also available with the all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive.

World premiere: the new BMW M6 Coupe.

The new BMW M6 Coupe includes a V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology and 412 kW/560 bhp, the 7-speed M dual transmission Drivelogic, the Active M Differential, the M-specific suspension technology and extensive body reinforcements as well as the optionally available M Carbon ceramic brake. The new BMW M6 Coupe accelerates in 4.2 seconds from zero to 100 km/h. Its average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 9.9 litres to 100 kilometres, more than 30 per cent below that of its predecessor..

World premiere: the BMW M Performance automobiles.

The BMW M Performance automobiles, presented to the general public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show, offer enhanced performance and a characteristic M set-up of drivetrain, suspension and aerodynamics as well as characteristic design and interior feel. The models BMW M550d xDrive, BMW M550d xDrive Touring, BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d will be offered to mark the start of the new BMW M GmbH product category. They are powered by the in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine with triple turbocharger developed exclusively for the BMW M Performance automobiles, delivering a maximum output of 280 kW/381 bhp and a maximum torque of 740 Newton metres. Combined with the 8-speed sports automatic transmission, the all-wheel drive system xDrive and modified suspension technology.

World premiere: the new BMW X6.

The new BMW X6 program of options has expanded with the addition of the M Sport Edition, 20-inch bi-colour light alloy rims and an engine compartment lid with a powerdome.

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