BMW will be celebrating a few North American premieres in Los Angeles, including for the i8 plug-in hybrid.
The new BMW 4 Series Convertible will make its world debut and the BMW i8, BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and BMW Concept X4 will make their North American auto show debuts at the 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show November 20.
In addition, BMW will feature the all-electric BMW i3, BMW X5, BMW 4 Series Coupe, BMW 5 Series Sedan.
BMW describes the i8 as the world’s first plug-in hybrid 2+2 super-car from the German group. It will, per the company, join BMW i’s growing lineup of visionary vehicles which are purpose built from the ground up as electric and hybrid electric and constructed primarily from lightweight carbon fiber.
Coming to the market in 2014 Q2 and priced at $135,700, the BMW i8 operates with extremely low fuel consumption (94 mpg) and emissions output. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph.
The new BMW 4 Series Convertible, with distinct design that sets itself apart from its BMW 3 Series cousins, introduces per BMW new standards in terms of dynamics, elegance and extraordinary driving pleasure – with the top up or down.
Visibly larger than the BMW 3 Series Convertible in width, track and wheelbase, the BMW 4 Series Convertible is said by BMW to boast an unmistakable and elegant silhouette – with balanced proportions when the top is down and in the sleek look of the roofline when the hardtop is closed.
The new BMW 4 Series Convertible will be offered in the US in 2014 Q1 as both a 428i and as a 435i, with a base MSRP of $49,675 and $55,825, respectively.
The new BMW 4 Series Convertible comes with the Auto Start Stop function. Another standard feature is Brake Energy Regeneration, which ensures that – as far as possible – power for the vehicle’s electrical system is generated during braking and coasting.
No fuel consumption figures are available yet from BMW for this 4 Series convertible.