BMW has chosen the Tokyo Motor Show 2015 for the world premiere of the BMW M4 GTS. Celebrating its Asian premiere, meanwhile, is the new, luxurious BMW 7 Series containing a host of innovations never before seen in automotive construction. Likewise making their Asian debut are the completely newly designed BMW X1 and the plug-in hybrid models, BMW 330e and BMW 225xe — the eDrive variant of the BMW 2 Series Active. BMW will also welcome visitors to the Tokyo show with a range of innovative services, including mobility features.

The BMW M4 GTS improves on the BMW M4 Coupe to attain impressive new levels. With its motor sport genes clearly at the fore, the new model has its sights set squarely on the racetrack — yet it is also equipped for the road. The special edition is limited to a production run of 700 units and celebrates the 30th anniversary of the BMW M3, which has been in production since 1986. It is the latest in a line of extraordinary models, following in the tire tracks of the BMW M3 GT (1995), BMW M3 CSL (2003), BMW M3 GTS (2010) and BMW M3 CRT (2011).

The new BMW 7 Series underlines its claim to redefine what an exclusive, luxurious driving experience looks like in contemporary, pioneering form with an exceptional array of innovations. Key factors in enhancing dynamics, efficiency, comfort and safety while on the move are the use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the body structure, engines from the BMW Group’s new generation of power units, the plug-in hybrid system in the new BMW 740e, the Executive Drive Proactive chassis system, the Driving Experience Control switch with Adaptive mode and BMW Laserlight. Maximizing well-being in the interior are the Executive Lounge feature with massage function, the illuminated Sky Lounge Panorama glass roof, just the right amount of accent lighting and a smartphone holder with an inductive charging station.

The second generation of the BMW X1 successfully transfers the trademark qualities of a Sports Activity Vehicle to the compact segment. The new edition of this highly popular model makes its mark with powerful proportions and clean lines in the style of its larger BMW X siblings. Inside, the new BMW X1 offers far more space for passengers and luggage, a state-of-the-art premium ambience and sophisticated functionality.

The introduction of eDrive technology in BMW brand models opens up all-electric motoring with zero local emissions to new target groups. The BMW 330e with plug-in hybrid drive is being added to the model lineup of the new BMW 3 Series. It will also be possible to experience electric driving with zero emissions in the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in the future, thanks to the BMW 225xe — the Active Tourer variant with eDrive. They will join the BMW 740e luxury sedan (the plug-in hybrid variant of the new BMW 7 Series) and the BMW X5 xDrive40e in the BMW model family. This means that next year the BMW eDrive technology initially developed for BMW i cars will be available for BMW models spanning four different vehicle segments — from the compact to the luxury class.

Following the successful global launch of the purely electrically powered BMW i3 and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car the BMW i brand is now further cementing its status as a trailblazer for sustainable mobility with an expanding range of vehicle and mobility services. The BMW i brand can already claim to have won the most awards during its introductory phase in the history of motoring.

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