Muscat: Al Jenaibi International Automobiles, the official BMW Group importer in Oman, showcased BMW’s latest line-up of eagerly anticipated new models featuring state-of-the-art innovations at an exclusive preview event hosted in its Muscat showroom.
The four models on display will be the first-ever BMW X2, the all-new BMW X3, all-new BMW M5 and all-new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Johnny Oommen, CEO at Al Jenaibi International Automobiles, commented: “We have been waiting with great enthusiasm to reveal these new models to our customers in Oman so we are thrilled that they are finally here and we are able to showcase them to our loyal customers. We take pride in creating the ideal platform to give Oman’s BMW fans the best brand experiences – with this exclusive preview we are ensuring they receive a truly hands-on and up-close experience of the latest line-up.”
With a design oozing individuality from every pore and a sporty suspension set-up, the all-new BMW X2 pushes back boundaries, puts a firework under old habits and brings previously uncharted levels of driving pleasure to this vehicle. The Sports Activity Coupe truly goes above and beyond any rival past or present in bringing joy and driving pleasure to the segment. It’s a car that appeals primarily to a young, extrovert and active target group who value individuality and genuine fun at the wheel.
The third generation of the BMW X3 followed in its predecessors’ tyre tracks by combining rugged off-road looks with a sporting presence, even more striking, dynamic design language and powerful yet also efficient drive systems and luxurious appointments. Its familiar proportions, including very short front and rear overhangs, shine the spotlight on the perfect 50:50 distribution of weight between the front and rear axle. The potent dynamic intent of the new BMW X3 is highlighted by a chunky kidney grille and foglamps featuring a hexagonal design for the first time on a BMW X model.
Featuring M xDrive all-wheel drive for the first time in the high-performance segment, the BMW M5 took BMW M GmbH into new territory. This change of tack sees the M5 exploring new dynamic dimensions and offering greater everyday practicality in all driving conditions. The new M xDrive is the most emotionally engaging all-wheel-drive system yet to grace the high-performance segment. It works with a central transfer case with a multi-plate clutch and distributes drive fully variably between the front and rear axle, as required.
Providing ample power for the new BMW M5 is a 4.4-litre V8 bi-turbo engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology. The M engineers have carried out significant revisions to the outgoing model’s power unit. For example, newly developed turbochargers, ultra-efficient indirect charge air cooling and increased fuel injection pressure together help to raise output and, above all, torque. The engine develops 441 kW/600 hp at 5,600 – 6,700 rpm, while a monumental 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque is placed at the driver’s disposal from as low down as 1,800 rpm and remains there until 5,600 rpm. This new flagship model is the first to have 600 HP, the biggest horsepower BMW has ever had which coupled with the torque catapults the new M5 from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, and it takes just 11.1 seconds to break the 200 km/h barrier.
Finally, the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo combines the travel comfort of a luxury-class sedan with the aesthetic appeal of a coupé, while also offering a high degree of functionality. The impressive functionality offered by this body format and the high standards of driving comfort and spaciousness that provide the ideal setting for a relaxing journey are among the features that defined the character of the new car’s predecessor – the founder of this vehicle genre. These strengths have now been further honed in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, whose systematic evolution from the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is particularly evident in the model’s sporting elegance, highly advanced equipment features, innovative control and assistance systems, and a leap forward in dynamism and efficiency.
The new models are available to customers now in Al Jenaibi International Automobiles showroom in Muscat, Oman.