The new BMW M4 CS

The new BMW M4 CS

Short version M GmbH is presenting another exclusive limited-run special-edition model in the shape of the new BMW M4 CS (fuel consumption combined: 8.4 l/100 km [33.6 mpg imp]*; CO2 emissions combined: 197 g/km*). The M4 CS fills the gap in the line-up between the M4 Coupe with Competition Package and the uncompromisingly track-focused BMW M4 GTS. With its accentuated sporting presence, the new M4 CS continues the decades-long tradition of successful M special editions which began in 1988 with the E30 BMW M3 Evolution. The new BMW M4 CS will be built at the original BMW plant in Munich.

The M4 CS also sees BMW M GmbH introducing a new nomenclature for its models. Positioned above the standard M models will be the performance-boosted Competition versions. Then come the CS special-edition models, a notch higher still. Positioned on top are the performance-maximizing “brand shapers” which display a clear motor sport or club sport character but are also fully road legal.

CarData Launched By BMW

CarData Launched By BMW

At the event “Mobility of Tomorrow”, an initiative of the German Association of the Automotive Industry on 30 May in Berlin, Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, MINI, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad, Customer Engagement and Digital Business Innovation BMW Group, explained: “BMW CarData will take the connectivity of our vehicles to a new dimension. Our BMW ConnectedDrive customers will be able to take advantage of new, innovative and customized third-party services in a quick and easy manner. Protecting vehicle data is part of our understanding of premium in the highly-connected vehicle. This is what customers expect from us. In this way, we are allowing customers to decide what happens with their data. This is precisely the philosophy behind BMW CarData.”

BMW CarData offers many benefits for customers: Drivers can save money with individualised insurance premiums, based, for example, on actual mileage. Or enjoy faster service appointments, because, thanks to ideal preparation, the necessary part has been ordered in advance. But it is also easy to imagine totally new services in the future, such as personalised infotainment options. A BMW with a built-in SIM card is needed to use BMW CarData. Around 8.5 million BMW vehicles currently meet this requirement. Once customers have registered their BMW in the ConnectedDrive portal, they are also able to use BMW CarData at no additional cost.

MINI is the leader in two vehicle categories

MINI is the leader in two vehicle categories

MINI One tops the small car classification and MINI One Clubman is the leader in the compact category. These latest reports come from the German motor vehicle industry and suggest the greatest resale value retention.

Buying a brand-new automobile from the British company MINI is probably a sensible investment. Customers can be confident of driving enjoyment, personal style and exceptional quality along with depending on a particularly high degree of market value retention. For several years now, MINI vehicles have been among the leaders in the “Resale Value Giants” category publicized by “Focus Online”. In the most recent lineup, a MINI takes the lead in two areas.

The new MINI One 3 door is certified as having the smallest percentage loss in resale value among small cars, whereas the same can be said about the new MINI One Clubman in the compact segment. These reports are formed on tests conducted by the Saarbrücken market research institute Bähr & Fess Forecasts. This study evaluates the expected evolution in market price of present-day new vehicles throughout the upcoming four years.