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      08-02-2013, 08:24 AM   #1
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BMW at IAA Frankfurt 2013 to Feature Many Premieres, Including i8 Hybrid Sports Car

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BMW @ The IAA Frankfurt 2013.

A look at the BMW Hall for the IAA Frankfurt this September.

From Frankfurt to San Francisco: The BMW i3 will clock up 9,100 all-electric kilometres at the IAA

Munich. BMW will take the concept of driving pleasure to the next level at this year’s IAA International Motor Show: Visitors to the show will be able to experience the endless driving pleasure of the new BMW models on an almost 300-metre-long track over three levels. In this way, BMW is putting a new spin on the tradition it started in 2009 with its active driving concept for shows. Visitors to the IAA enjoy impressive views of the new products from every angle. The combination of motor show and event, international vehicle premieres and unique stand architecture ensures that the BMW Group brand presentation is a 360, all-round experience for every IAA visitor.

Steven Althaus, head of Brand Management BMW and Marketing Services BMW Group, on this year’s IAA presence: “The IAA is one of the most important motor shows worldwide, where we present our latest products on an emotional level. The dynamic presentation of our vehicles on the track is unique and clearly underlines BMWs brand promise “Sheer driving pleasure”. At this year’s IAA there will be a focus on the topic of electric mobility and the pure electric BMW i3 experience of our visitors. We are looking forward to creating enthusiasm for the BMW i3 and other BMW Group products.”

The highlight for BMW at the IAA this year will be the BMW i premieres: the pure electric BMW i3 and the plug-in hybrid sports car, the BMW i8. The heart of the stand is the track in the shape of an infinity symbol, on which members of the press and, for the first time, show visitors can take a ride in the BMW i3 and other BMW cars premiering at the IAA even before the market launch. Over the twelve days of the show, a total of around 9,100 kilometres – equivalent to the distance from Frankfurt to San Francisco – will be driven with electric power, and therefore emission-free. In addition to hourly BMW i shows on the main stage, visitors can also take a seat in five differently-configured BMW i3 cars on the “BMW i Walk”. Specially-trained “BMW Product Geniuses” will also be on hand to answer questions about the vehicle concept. Other BMW i vehicles and the topic of charging infrastructure will be displayed in the area in front of Hall 11.

BMW i stands for visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly geared towards sustainability. The BMW i brand redefines individual mobility. The BMW i3 is the world’s first premium electric vehicle purpose-built from the ground up for electric power, creating a car that guarantees typical BMW sheer driving pleasure with zero emissions. The BMW i8 is a contemporary sports car perfect for everyday driving. It combines the performance of a sports car with the consumption of a small car. Thanks to its plug-in hybrid drive, the majority of its day-to-day driving is possible in emission-free, fully electric mode.

The IAA also marks a new chapter in the history of sporty, elegant BMW two-door cars with the world premiere of the BMW 4 Series Coup. In the premium middle class segment, this model represents the highest level of aesthetic appeal and driving pleasure. The new BMW X5, the world’s most successful Sports Activity Vehicle, which sets new benchmarks for driving pleasure, luxury and innovation, will also be on show in Frankfurt, alongside the new BMW 5 Series models and new BMW M Performance Automobiles. The BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor on display at the IAA provides a glimpse of optimised space functionality in the premium compact car segment for sports and leisure pursuits.The latest BMW Efficient Dynamics and BMW ConnectedDrive innovations will also be showcased at the IAA 2013.

As in 2011, the BMW Group and its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands will all be found under one roof with more than 10,000 m2 of space in Hall 11. BMW Bank and BMW Motorsport will also be on display outside of Hall 11. The brand’s involvement with the German Touring Car Masters will also be presented under the motto “Drive like Bruno”.

The MINI presence is dominated by the current brand campaign “MINI – Not Normal”. The global campaign conveys the brand's individual, high-energy attitude to life, which visitors to the IAA can also experience in the “MINI Curiocity”. Both from an architectural and content perspective, the MINI stand is built like a city, in which the current MINI models can be experienced up close in a unique way. The models are organised according to themes in different “districts” of the city. The MINI John Cooper Works area is devoted to the topic of speed: Visitors are invited to try to break the speed record on the MINI Speed Slide, a 15-metre-long slide for adults. At the end, photos and slide time are displayed on large screens. MINI design models drive in circles on a roundabout at the heart of the MINI Curiocity. The MINI Roadster and MINI Convertible float in the “Cloud” over the roofs of the city.

At the IAA Frankfurt, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is characterized by the topic “Bespoke”, the luxury car manufacturer’s programme for individualization and personalization. The redefined brand presentation is individual and modern. The centre of the presentation is the Rolls-Royce Celestial Phantom, an automobile inspired by the constellation of the stars in the West Sussex sky in January 2003. A Ghost Extended Wheelbase of the Home of Rolls-Royce Collection highlights that Goodwood has been the home to Rolls-Royce for ten years. With a Ghost, the Alpine Trial Centenary Bespoke Collection commemorates the Alpine Trials, where Rolls-Royce successfully embedded its reputation of producing reliable and technically demanding automobiles. The Wraith, the latest model in the portfolio and the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever, shown in Frankfurt in an individual Diamond Black and Twilight Purple Two-Tone-Design, demonstrates that the “Bespoke”-program makes a Rolls-Royce as individual as its owner’s fingerprint.

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Production i8 unveiling? Sweet.
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What about the M4 Concept? Isn't that supposed to be displayed there as well as Pebble Beach this month?
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What about the F80 M3?
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The M4 Concept is not announced until Pebble Beach later in August.

It will be the highlight of the M section at the IAA but more info for the IAA will be announced on August 22.
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Is that not the M4 in the upper right hand corner of the picture of the stand?
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22222222222222222222222222222 Series?!
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22222222222222222222222222222 Series?!
Seriously! They've talked about everything except the 2 series! Isn't that coming out the same time as the 4 series and new x5? When is our reveal
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Is that not the M4 in the upper right hand corner of the picture of the stand?
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Looks like there's a vertical M stripe on the passenger side of the front bumper, interesting...
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2series? I would rather see the 1er van (GT)
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???....I just read more details and more dates in Scott26's post (about M3 and M4 adn different dates)...am i wrong or has the post been edited???....
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THIS! When will get get official info about the 2'er? I need a new vehicle but I'm trying my best to wait for the m235i
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I wonder how much we will have to hear about a car we can't afford and probably can't get if we could.
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Then again, could just be 4er with M performance accessories.
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Scott26 do you know anything about 2series reveal? They saying that production starts November, but when we are going to official see that car? I can not wait! and I know that a lot of people are waiting too.
Please let us know if you know when BMW are planing to release some official photos/info.
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Scott26 do you know anything about 2series reveal? They saying that production starts November, but when we are going to official see that car? I can not wait! and I know that a lot of people are waiting too.
Please let us know if you know when BMW are planing to release some official photos/info.
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I'd love to see some more real life shots of the M235i
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Just because a car runs on electric doesn't mean it is emission free. The creation of electricity is our #1 emissions/pollution source. When you charge an electric car the emissions are put out by the electric company. Though the amount of emissions will be lower than a regular vehicle. The amount of emissions of an electric vehicle will depend on the electricity source. Even if the electricity source is solar it can be argued that its still not emissions free since those solar panels had to be manufactured. BTW, i'm pro electric cars i'm just not sure if its appropriate to call them emissions free.
Tailpipe emissions.

And yes, everything we do requires energy from something/somewhere, including manufacturing the things that may ultimately help us reduce said emissions (not to mention dependence on finite resources). That's what lower carbon footprints and the sustainability movement are all about. You have to start somewhere.
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[i]Tailpipe emissions.[/You have to start somewhere.


even our body produce emissions, toxic waste products in the form of urine " tailpipe emissions" and co2 we exhale.
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Is that not the M4 in the upper right hand corner of the picture of the stand?
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Looks like an awesome display, wish I could be there.

....the car in the top right it probably a E92 race car (probably DTM)
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