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BMW clinches four class victories und numerous podium places in the 2017 “sport auto award”.

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MIL OSI – Source: BMW Group – English – Press Release/Statement

Headline: BMW clinches four class victories und numerous podium places in the 2017 “sport auto award”.

Munich. Driving pleasure, dynamics and everyday
suitability in all vehicle classes – attributes with which BMW has
always been able to convince. Just how much BMW customers and fans
alike appreciate this has been substantiated yet again by the result
of the readers’ choice held by the trade magazine “sport auto”. In the
voting for “the sportiest cars of 2017”, a total of four class
victories went to BMW automobiles, these being complemented by three
further podium places and 2nd place in the vote for “Best Brand 2017”.
For the second time in succession, one of the most sought-after
“sport auto awards” went to the BMW M2 Coupe (fuel consumption in
l/100 km (combined): 8.5 (7.9); CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 199
(185))1. Furthermore, the BMW M240i Convertible (fuel
consumption in l/100 km (combined): 8.3; CO2 emissions in g/km
(combined): 189) and the BMW M240i Coupe (fuel consumption in l/100 km
(combined): 7.8 – 7.1; CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 179-163) each
seized the coveted trophy. As in the previous year, the BMW 340i Sedan
(fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 7.7 – 7.4.); CO2 emissions
in g/km (combined): 179 -172) also managed to make it to the winner’s
rostrum. So this year, too, BMW was able to achieve an excellent
result in the readers’ choice. With second place in the voting for
“Best Brand” 2017, the BMW M4 GT4 from BMW Motorsport celebrated a
further huge success in the category “Best Customer Sports Programme
in the GT4 Class”.
Once again the vote proved how popular BMW is with
performance-oriented readers. With victories for two coupes, one
convertible and a sedan as well as top places in many other voting
categories, the result of the vote also impressively underscores the
vast spectrum of products offered by BMW and BMW M.

In the fast lane again: The BMW M2 Coupe.
Like last year, the BMW M2 seized the title in the category “Coupes
up to 100 000 Euros”. The overall package for the compact
high-performance automobile from the BMW M GmbH, which was compiled
with the help of expertise from motor racing, aroused the enthusiasm
of readers yet again. The BMW M2 Coupe’s straight six-cylinder petrol
engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and a maximum power output of
272 kW/370 hp ensures outstanding driving dynamics, and an aluminium
lightweight M Sport suspension provides for the most precise handling
characteristics also in highly dynamic driving situations. 

BMW M Performance automobiles celebrate two victories in a row.
With the new BMW M240i Coupe and the M240i Convertible, the two
categories “Coupes up to 50 000 Euros” and “Convertibles/Roadsters up
to 50 000 Euros” remain – as in the last three years – firmly in the
hands of BMW. The two sporty successors to the hitherto successful
BMW M235i Coupe (fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 8.1 – 7.6.;
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 189 – 176) and Convertible (fuel
consumption in l/100 km (combined): 8.5 – 7.9; CO2 emissions in g/km
(combined): 199 – 184) respectively convince above all through a new
generation of technology under the bonnet.
Both BMW M Performance automobiles feature the new version of the
straight six-cylinder petrol engine featuring M Performance TwinPower
Turbo technology delivering a maximum power output of 250 kW/340 hp,
and are also available with the four-wheel drive system xDrive as an
alternative to conventional rear-wheel drive technology.

Destined for victory: The new BMW 340i.
In the category “Sedans/estate cars up to 50 000 Euros” the BMW 335i
Sedan (fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 7.9 – 7.2; CO2
emissions in g/km (combined): 186 – 169) managed to clinch the “sport
auto award” three times in succession, and the follow-up model, the
BMW 340i, continued this impressive series not only last year but also
in this year’s readers’ choice. A sporty character and excellent
dynamics coupled with the running smoothness of the straight
six-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and
240 kW/326 hp helped the BMW 340i, which is also optionally available
with intelligent four-wheel drive technology xDrive, seize first place
yet again.

BMW Motorsport’s spearhead for the private driver: The BMW M4 GT4.
In the voting for the “Best Brand” 2017, BMW Motorsport’s customer
sports programme was able to win an impressive second place in the GT4
class with the M4 GT4. Developing a classic customer sports car like
this has always been one of BMW Motorsport’s core competences. The
BMW M4 GT4 is designed entirely for use by private teams, who from
2018 onwards will have the chance to drive it to victory around the
globe in the attractive GT4 category.
The “sport auto award” is one of the automotive sector’s longest
established competitions decided by a readers’ vote. 13 211 readers,
who were able to choose between 234 models in 25 categories,
participated in the 25th edition.

Overview of placements:

“sport auto award”:
Winner sedans/estate cars up to 50 000 Euros: BMW 340i
(fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 7.7 – 7.4; CO2 emissions in
g/km (combined): 179 – 172)
Winner convertibles/roadsters up to 50 000 Euros: BMW M240i Convertible
(fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 8.3. – 7.4; CO2 emissions
in g/km (combined): 189 – 169)
Winner coupes up to 50 000 Euros: BMW M240i Coupe
(fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 7.8 – 7.1; CO2 emissions in
g/km (combined): 179 – 163)
Winner coupes up to 100 000 Euros: BMW M2 Coupe
(fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 8.5 – 7.9; CO2 emissions in
g/km (combined): 199 – 185)
2nd place sedans/estate cars up to 100 000 Euros: BMW M3 Competition
(fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 8.8 – 8.3; CO2 emissions in
g/km (combined): 204 -194)
3rd place compact cars: BMW M140i xDrive
(fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 7.4; CO2 emissions in g/km
(combined): 169)
3rd place diesel: BMW 435d Coupe xDrive
(fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 5.9 – 4.0; CO2 emissions in
g/km (combined): 155 – 106)

“Best Brand”:
2nd place Motorsport “Best Customer Sports Programme GT4 Class” BMW
M4 GT4

1) Figures in brackets relate to the vehicle featuring a
7-speed M dual clutch transmission with Drivelogic.

Specified fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels were determined
according to the stipulated measuring procedure VO (EU) 2007/715 in
the respective version applicable for the approval of the vehicle.
Figures relate to a basically configured vehicle in Germany, the
margins allowing for differences in the choice of wheels and tyre
sizes. CO2 efficiency details result from the guideline 1999/94/EG and
the EnVKV passenger cars and are classified according to the fuel
consumption and CO2 emission levels stipulated by the NEDC.
Further information pertaining to the official fuel consumption and
the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars is contained
in the “Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emmisionen,
den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” (Guide to fuel
consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption of new passenger
cars), which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and at https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html.

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