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16 avr 19

3 Series Long Version at AS19

The BMW group had some exciting news for the Chinese consumer: the new 3 Series, the new MINI Clubman, X3 M / X4 M and the BMW S 1000 RR motorcycle were the headlines of the press conference at Auto Shanghai 2019.

BMW offers its 3 Series in normal and long wheelbase; the latter is 11cm longer than the normal one and will be reserved for China only. Along with the new car, BMW presented the Intelligent Personal Assistant in its Chinese version to the audience. This “Hi BMW” Siri-like functionality allows the driver of the car to dispatch commands to the car without pushing buttons or taking eyes off the road.

Next, the X3 and X4 M were presented in world premiere. Both are equipped with 510 hp engines.

Finally, BMW shared its autonomous developments by introducing the audience to BMW iNEXT, embodied by the Vision iNEXT concept car, a fully-electric, autonomous vehicle with a range of over 600km.

BMW is ramping up its production in China; the 3 Series Long will be manufactured in Tiexi/Shenyang plant.

Authored by: Yves Helven