Four New BMWs to Debut at L.A. Auto Show [News]

eDrive BMW 330 plug-in hybrid

BMW announces its North American debut list for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show and there is something for everyone. On the slate will be all-new e-Drive BMW 330 plug-in hybrid, the redesigned BMW X1, the limited production, track-focused M4 GTS, BMW’s flagship 7 Series boasting new-age technology and impressive luxury features.

BMW’s all-new eDrive 330e plug-in hybrid system is all about efficiency. Combining an electric motor with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine results in a sports sedan that has a total system output of 248 bHP and 310 lb-ft of torque. Even with a total range up to 373 miles, the BMW 330e can swiftly go from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

On sale Spring 2016

2016 BMW X1

The second generation BMW X1 is making its North American debut and features a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder TwinPower turbocharged engine that produces 228 bHP and 258 lb-ft of torque paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine drives the new BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system and new developed chassis, which improves handling and ride quality. The sport-ute now looks similar to its X3 and X5 brethren and gains much needed passenger and cargo space.

On sale October 24, 2015

2016 BMW 7-Series 750i
2016 BMW 7-Series 750i xDrive

BMW poured all their engineering and technological skills into their redesigned 7 Series flagship model. Exterior styling has been massaged mixing characteristics from the previous generation 7 Series with BMW’s newest design DNA that can be seen in the 3- and 4-Series. The signature BMW kidney grille is flanked by sleek ‘Laserlight’ laser-based headlights – the same type used on the i8. The interior gets a more modern feel and a host of technological advances that make a big leap forward. Look for the iDrive infotainment system that gets touchscreen and gesture control for the first time, a 3D view camera, a touch command tablet that controls various cabin functions and an onboard exercise program, plus wireless phone charging. Other advances include Carbon Core passenger cell technology that contributed to saving 190 pounds and four-wheel steering combined with four-wheel drive (on models fitted with the xDrive system).

When it goes on sale in the USA this fall, the new 7-Series will be offered in the following models: the 750i xDrive with a redeveloped 445 horsepower 4.4-liter turbocharged gasoline V8, and the 740i with a 320 horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged six gasoline – both with 8-speed automatics.

On sale October 24, 2015

BMW Concept M4 GTS

BMW revealed the concept at Pebble Beach this past summer, but the official North American debut of the M4 GTS will be at the LA Auto Show. The BMW M4 GTS gets a performance lift from the use of water injection to lower combustion temperatures, and thereby boosting efficiency and performance with the added benefit of reducing stress on parts. The M4 GTS develops 493 bHP, which is 68 more ponies than standard M4. A race tuned chassis, lightweight parts from the M performance catalog, and less weight further define the M4 GTS.

On sale Spring 2016

TFLcar and TFLtruck will have a team covering the LA Auto Show, which opens to the public November 20 – 29. One of the best looking cars from last year’s LA Auto Show was the BMW i8. Watch video of the i8’s debut and see why it was the darling of the auto circuit.