One that we’ve already featured is the BMW 7 Series. It features a new carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body structure making it light yet rigid. It also comes with plenty of high tech features such as a dynamic chassis selector, head-up display, and the BMW Display Key that allows you to remotely park the 7 Series, as you can see here:
The flagship sedan is coming with either a turbocharged inline-6, turbo V8 or a turbo four-cylinder hybrid. On the subject of hybrids, BMW is bringing another such fuel-efficient vehicle to LA.
The BMW 330e is a plug-in hybrid that is claimed to fill the void left by the conspicuous absence of the diesel 3 Series (which has nothing to do with industry-wide fallout from #Dieselgate, we’re sure!). It combines a four-cylinder engine with an electric motor to put out a combined 248 horsepower and 310 pound feet of torque. It is a plug-in hybrid, and can travel up 20 miles in electric only mode, at speeds up to 75 mph in full EV.
If you happen to live in the colder climes, the BMW X1 might be more to your liking. It is the first vehicle of its size built on the BMW UKL platform (shared with the BMW 1 Series, Mini 5-door, and Mini Clubman), and will feature a front-wheel-drive-based architecture.
But the vehicle we’re most excited to see is the M4 GTS. Building on the already-terrific M4, it is incredible to think that this beast is road-legal. BMW engineers have bolted on a unique water injection system to the turbocharged inline-6, allowing them to crank output way up to 493 horsepower. And graphite paint scheme with orange accents rounds out the sinister package.
BMW will also be bringing updated versions of the i3 and i8, and showing off the X5 xDrive40e. Press days for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show are Nov. 18-20. We’ll be bringing you live images of these rides, as well as debuts from every other automaker in attendance!