Singapore Motorshow 2015: What to expect from BMW
With the much-anticipated Singapore Motorshow coming up later this week, we could expect a wide variety of launches from different makes. We bring you snippets of what to expect this time round from German marque BMW at the Singapore Motorshow 2015.
[New model] BMW X6
Housing a V8 petrol plant, the new 4.4-litre X6 xDrive50i puts out 450 horses (an additional 43 from its predecessor), but managing a 22 percent drop in average fuel consumption. With its torque peaking at 650Nm from 2,000 rpm, the new X6 xDrive50i completes your century sprint in just 4.8 seconds, an improvement of 0.6 seconds from the older giant.
[Showcase of future mobility]
Besides the new X6, visitors to the Singapore Motorshow would also be treated to BMW’s proud showcase of the future.
The electric motor driving the i3 puts out a maximum of 170 bhp, with a peak torque of 250 Nm. With the figures, it is indeed impressive for the i3 to complete the century sprint in just 7.9 seconds, with its instantaneous power flowing to the rear wheels via a single-sped transmission, all made wonderfully complete thanks to the lithium-ion storage cells in the underfloor section.
The i3 is available in Singapore with the Range Extender (REx) as standard. It comprises a 650 cc 2-cylinder petrol combustion engine (giving 34 horses), mounted adjacent to the electric motor above the rear axle. This small plant increases your range of the i3 to about 300 km, and can be activated when the battery level falls below 20%.
Drawing awe from drivers internationally, the new BMW i8 is BMW’s statement and representation of driving pleasure for the future. Standing as a plug-in hybrid sports car with agile performance and outstanding efficiency, the three-cylinder combustion plant pushes out 231 bhp, while the electric motor puts out 131 bhp thanks to the lithium-ion battery.
On electric power alone, the i8 is capable of hitting a speed of 120 km/h. Combined with the power of the combustion engine, BMW’s futuristic sports coupe brings you to the 100 km/h mark in just 4.4 seconds, achieving a stunning fuel consumption of just 2.1 l/100 km plus 11.9 kWh of electricity.
The Singapore Motorshow 2015 will be held at the Suntec Singapore Convention Centre (Hall 401) from 15 to 18 January 2015. Presented by the Motor Traders Association of Singapore (MTA), the Singapore Motorshow 2015 enables motoring enthusiasts to get up close with world-class concept cars and witness exciting new automotive launches.
Opening hours and ticketing information can be found here.