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BMW Will Bring 2 World Debuts at the Geneva Motor Show 2015

BMW just released their list of novelties that will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. What struck us as surprising however, was the rather modest line-up. Only two world premieres will be shown there for the first time in production guise as well as the new MotoGP safety car and a new entertainment system for children.
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Why is this unexpected? Well, the Germans have a lot of new cars to introduce to the audience this year. The 3 Series facelift is bound to be unveiled as well as the new 7 Series, the M2 and even the new 1 Series Sedan.

While the 7er and the M car will be revealed towards the end of the year, most likely at Frankfurt, the other two were expected here, in Geneva. Well, curb your enthusiasm, here’s what we’re going to see.

The BMW 1 Series Facelift

After 4 years of production, the F20 and F21 1 Series will be going out of production to be replaced by a new range of models that will both have a revised design as well as a new family of engines.

The all-new B-family of plants will be introduced and we’ll be getting to see 1.5-liter 3-cylinder units powering entry-level cars. Not only that but we’ll also get to see the new B48 and B47 2-liter 4-cylinder ‘hearts’ on higher spec models.

Other than that, more technology will be infused as well, throughout the cars. The headlights will be available with LED beams while inside you’ll get more stock equipment like automatic climate control and iDrive.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer

Expected to make an appearance in full for quite some time, the 2 Series Gran Tourer will also be brought out from under the sheets in the Swiss town. The bigger brother of the 2 Series Active Tourer MPV that is already on sale, the new model will offer more room inside and a bigger boot.

Other than seating for 7, there’s little to separate the two. They even look similar but with different proportions. The engines are exactly the same but the offerings for the Gran Tourer are a little limited right now compared to its older brother, ranging from 116 HP for the entry-level diesel plant to 192 HP for the top-spec petrol one.

The BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car

Just like last year and the years before dating back to 1999, BMW will offer a SafetyCar for the 2015 MotoGP championship as well. This time it will be an M4 fitted with a new water injection turbo cooling system.

The new model is supposed to have better performance figures and consumption than the standard car due to this new system that makes sure the air going through the turbocharger is as cool as possible thanks to water injection.

The whole system is installed in the trunk and has to be refilled every five tanks of petrol so it shouldn’t be all that hard to use. However, for now, it’s only a concept but we’re suspecting that the new M4 GTS will be using it as well.

These should be the items that gather the most visitors but other models will also be on display as BMW usually does. They might include the facelifted 6 Series and M6 cars, the i3 and i8 as well as some new SUVs like the X4 and X6.

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