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LATEST BMW MODELS By Brian Foley

Latest BMW models are the 6 Series Gran Coupe and revised X1, in addition to the updated models all across the range and of course the new 3 Series. The 6 Series Gran Coupe is the first 4-door BMW Coupe and features 4x1 seating. Specification is similar to the 6 Series Convertible and Coupe, very much in the luxury premium class.

The first BMW X1 was launched two and a half years ago, and the current version of the premium compact crossover features a revised interior, more power, better economy and lower emissions from the latest diesel engines. There is an option of 8-speed transmission.

The BMW i8 Concept is a Spyder version of the Coupe, both not yet in production but strong pointers to the future of motoring. The Spyder is a 2-seater sportscar, featuring such novel ideas as two electric scooters housed in the transparent tailgate. It’s a plug-in hybrid with 131 hp electric motor driving the front wheels and 223hp 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine driving the rear wheels. Performance is 155mph electronically limited max. speed, 0 to 100km/h in 5.2 seconds.