BMW’s Ian Robertson unveils vehicles at IAA2017

Ian Robertson, a Board member for BMW, stood in front of the world premiere of the BMW i Vision Dynamics and talked about the new models and concept vehicles at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt am Main. This four-door Gran Coupe study with pure-electric drive system combines electric mobility with the BMW brand values of dynamism and elegance. The BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, BMW Concept 8 Series and BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre are all testimony to BMW’s expanded presence in the luxury segment.

Robertson gave a clear image of the electric mobility of the near future, “We sold 100,000 electric vehicles in three years, this year we are slated to sell 100,000 electrified vehicles.”

We were standing in the 10,500 square meters of an exhibition with cars going around a circle under the slogan “This is tomorrow. Now. Die Zukunft ist jetzt”. BMW is also showcasing the latest technological developments for the future of personal mobility, in which powertrain electrification, comprehensive digitalization and other advances in the field of automated driving will play an especially important role.

Robertson talked about the nine plug-in hybrids, the new edition of the BMW i3, the BMW Concept Z4, the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo and the new BMW X3, the new BMW M8 GTE with ideal credentials for endurance racing. The new BMW M5 and how BMW uses water to increase performance in the engine. The BMW Motorrad Concept Link boasts an all-electric drive system and state-of-the-art connectivity technology, as well as numerous other pioneering ideas for urban mobility in tomorrow’s world.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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