BMW is coming with its performance and efficient line-up models at the upcoming New York International Auto Show on March, 27th 2013 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, United States. In its lineup, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo will make its North American debut, while the Diesel-Powered BMW 328d will make its U.S. premiere, and for the first time in North America - the BMW Concept Active Tourer will be introduced.
BMW Concept Active Tourer : BMW’s one of the most innovative concept in the premium compact range, is the new plug-in hybrid concept model – the BMW Concept Active Tourer, which is all creatively packed with style, functions and comfort characteristics. It has a hybrid system which is consists of a 3-cylinder gasoline engine combined with an electric motor, that delivers the best fuel mileage of around 95 mpg[ US]. In the exterior, the BMW Concept Active Tourer has prolonged wedge-shaped silhouette and sporty stance, featured with a Cool Shade composite glass roof with Suspended Particle Device technology which makes the roof crystal to be cleared or darken on a touch of a button.
BMW 3-series GT : The 2014 BMW 3-series Gran Turismo has the sporty dynamic genes of a sedan complemented by frame-less windows, longer wheelbase, elegant seating, a more rear seat space and flexible luggage space with sloping roof-line and an optional panoramic moonroof. It will be available with with either a power of Twin-Turbo 4 cylinder or inline 6 cylinder engine. BMW 328i GT and BMW 335i GT in the summer of 2013. The twin-turbo 4-cylinder gasoline engine will be available in the BMW 328i Gran Turismo with a displacement of 1,997 cc and capable of producing a horsepower of 240[180 kilo-Watts] at 5,000 rpm and a top torque of 255 lb.-ft. at 1,250 rpm which remains same upto 4,400 rpm. While the inline 6 cylinder engine with class-leading performance is available in the BMW 335i Gran Turismo and the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine is capable of generating a top horsepower of 300[225 kW] at 5,800 rpm and top torque of 300 lb.-ft. between 1,200 and 5,000 rpm to provide instant effortless power.
BMW 328d : The new BMW 328d with best performance and efficiency, will make its U.S. debut at the NY auto show. It is loaded with a TwinPower Turbo 4 cylinder engine which can generate a horsepower of 180 and best torque of 280 pound feet. The BMW 328d can dash 0 to 60 miles/hour in 7.2 seconds with an efficient fuel economy of 40 miles/gallon[preliminary US specs].
BMW Advanced ConnectedDrive : The advanced BMW ConnectedDrive with Night Vision assists driver in making important decision during night driving to avoid any accident. Its further reduced the risk of collision with pedestrians and night vision is featured in the BMW from summer 2013, also provides the special animal recognition system which further gives BMW a more advanced level of safety by notifying any animal presence on the road using an advanced technology of detecting heat emitting object which can distinguish the animal from human from 100 meters of range and start flashing the animal symbol on the advanced instrument of Dynamic Light Spots and emits an acute danger warning on the board system.
In addition to these, BMW will introduce for the first time include a 4G LTE mobile hotspot accessory that connects with the car’s antenna to provide blazing-fast wireless Internet speeds inside the car for devices such as laptops, iPad and smartphones. While the BMW cars for model year 2013, will feature BMW Assist eCall emergency call service for 10 years as standard equipment as well as TeleService, which tracks vehicle maintenance needs and automatically alerts the driver and local dealer. BMW Assist eCall includes enhanced automatic collision notification that not only places an automatic call in the case of a collision but also can send an assessment of the likelihood of severe injury in order to better prepare first responders. With BMW new partnerships, it will soon introduce BMW Apps by which drivers will soon be able to listen to their favorite audiobooks read aloud, or share their location with friends and family. Music and radio fans will enjoy new functionality in their BMW via their mobile device.
Photos of BMW 3-series GT and 328d with Concept Active Tourer
Auto News Release Source : BMW