BMW is showcasing two world and two US premieres at this year’s New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), thereby underlining the high prominence of this event, which is being staged for the 114th time on 18 – 27 April 2014.
Not only does the New York show date back longer than any other motor exhibition in North America, it is also the car show that attracts the greatest public interest in the USA, with around one million visitors every year.
New York marks the world premiere of both the new BMW X4 (fuel consumption combined: 8.3–5.0* l/100 km [34.0–56.5* mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 193–131* g/km), the BMW M4 Convertible (fuel consumption combined: 9.1–8.7 l/100 km [31–32.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 213–203 g/km. These are joined by a trio of models making their US debut: the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 8.1–4.5 l/100 km [34.9–62.8 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 189–119 g/km), the new BMW X3 (fuel consumption combined: 8.3–4.7 l/100 km [34.0– 60.1 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 193–124 g/km) and an innovation-packed concept study in the form of the BMW Concept X5 eDrive.
BMW X4: a powerful presence.
The BMW X4 opens up a brand new niche in the premium mid-size segment and sees BMW combine the strengths of the BMW X models with the sporting elegance of a classical coupe and enough room for five people. The new BMW X4 really brings its dynamic character to the fore with large air intakes in the front apron, a roofline that slopes down in coupe-like fashion, powerfully sculpted rear wheel arches and diffuser-look styling at the rear. This impression is further reinforced by the engine line-up: the BMW X4 xDrive28i (fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined: 9.3–8.7*/6.3–5.9*/7.4–7.0* l/100 km [30.4–32.5*/44.8–47.9*/38.2–40.4* mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 172–162* g/km) and BMW X4 xDrive35i (fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined: 10.7/6.9/8.3 l/100 km [26.4/40.9/34.0 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 193 g/km) both employ BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, generate outputs of 180 kW/245 hp