From the new X6 M and 4 Series Gran Coupé to the i8 and i3, Automotive Rhythms takes a deeper dive into BMW's 2015 outlook. A conversation with, Paul Ferraiolo, Manager of Product Planning and Strategy, sheds light on expectations from the Ultimate Driving Machine's near future.
In the driver's and front passenger's area, precisely defined lines and surfaces create a sense of exclusive dynamism. The design of the instrument panel closely complements the design of the displays themselves. The driver is surrounded by a wrap-around cluster of three intermeshing displays, creating the typical BMW driver-centric cockpit. The three-dimensional display technology means that at the visual level the instrument panel styling appears to carry over into the displays themselves. In other words, to the eye the interior space seems to continue into the solid structures of the instrument panel, generating an impression of unprecedented depth and spaciousness. The left-hand display mainly presents vehicle-related information, while in the centre a programmable cluster displays speedometer, rev counter and other information, as well as context-adaptive supplementary data, which is displayed as and when relevant. Meanwhile, the right-hand display -- the Driver Information Display -- provides additional infotainment information. The driver also has the option of controlling all these functions by voice command. In the back, two Rear Seat Displays set into carbon surrounds, and a detachable Rear Seat Touch Command Tablet, put the finishing touch to the integrated user interface concept of the BMW Vision Future Luxury. These displays can communicate with the front displays and also with the BMW ConnectedDrive services. Everything from trip-related information like speed and journey time to information relating to the Luxury Concierge Services can be displayed here in simple and customised form. It is also possible to use online entertainment content like internet-based video and music streaming as well as gaming. All content and functions can be controlled from the rear seats using the detachable Rear Seat Touch Command Tablet in the centre console. For the occupants of the rear seats, the BMW Vision Future Luxury offers a luxurious haven of personal space. Two large, deeply contoured single seats add to the appeal, inviting passengers to retire into their own personal "comfort zone". A retractable table, the angled Rear Seat Displays and the rigid backs of the front seats create a very private ambience, sectioning this area off from the rest of the interior. The sense of privacy is accentuated by modern, flowing geometry and the use of select materials, with lavish wood surfaces extending from the rear parcel shelf to enfold the rear seat occupants in a cosseting three-dimensional space. Strategically placed lighting slats integrated into the wood echo the surrounding styling and, with their warm glow, accentuate the modern and cosy ambience. Finest-quality aniline leather in Batavia brown and a lighter Silk shade, Silk nubuk leather and the warm brown, layered lime wood all have a natural aura which offers unique visual appeal and quality. The division between darker materials in the upper areas and light materials in the lower areas creates a feeling of warmth and a luxurious sense of space. A deep-pile pure silk carpet rounds off the exclusive array of materials in the interior of the BMW Vision Future Luxury. ► SUBSCRIBE NOW: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=youcarpress ► FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/youcarpress ► TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/youcartv ► GOOGLE+: http://plus.google.com/+YouCarPress
This week on the show, we take a closer look at luxury car maker BMW's new production strategy in India now that it has signed up new domestic suppliers to boost localisation. Also, we bring all the details about Volkswagen's new engine plant in Chakan, before we take a look at the new cars lined up for launch this month, including the new BMW i8. Watch full video: http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/cnb-bazaar-buzz/bmw-s-new-production-strategy-vw-s-engine-plant-new-car-launches/355674?yt
Be one of the first to have a closer look at the all-new BMW 1 Series. A revised design, more dynamic and efficient engines. This is the all-new BMW 1 Series. Let us show you all you need to know to compare it with the current BMW 1 Series. If you like to see some driving scenes, have a look at the official launchfilm: http://youtu.be/acIOHvis8Us and don`t forget to subscribe to the official BMW channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BMW