BMW Announces 2010 Mondial de l’Automobile Highlights

By Auto News Log • September 23rd, 2010

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – BMW announced today that it will premiere a number of new concepts, products and technologies at the 2010 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris at the end of the month. The following are the highlights as described by the worldwide media release with notes on planned availability in the U.S. market. Both the BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé and the U.S. model second generation BMW X3 are described in detail.

2010 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris Highlights:

World premiere: the BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé

The 2010 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris is the setting for the world premiere of the BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé. This design study for a premium-class 2+2-seater is the embodiment of a passion for aesthetics and dynamics. Flowing lines and aesthetically sculpted surfaces define the design of the BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé, in which classic BMW coupé styling cues are given a modern rendition. Among the innovative details featured in this concept study are full LED headlights and a newly designed, freestanding Control Display for the iDrive operating system.

World premiere: the new BMW X3

Boasting enhanced dynamics, ride comfort, interior space and versatility, the new BMW X3 significantly extends its lead in the segment established by its forerunner. And in the efficiency stakes, the two engine variants accompanying the launch likewise set new benchmarks. For the first time the Auto Start-Stop function is combined with a six-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission (excluding the U.S./Canada). The new BMW X3 is also the first BMW X model to feature electromechanical Servotronic steering as standard and the option of Drive Dynamic Control. Also unique in this segment are the driver assistance systems from BMW ConnectedDrive, available for the new BMW X3, which include Adaptive Headlights, Head-Up Display and the rear view camera with Top View.

Source: BMW

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