Gurgaon. BMW India announces the launch of the ‘BMW M Performance Training’ in India. The exclusive driver training program will demonstrate the dynamism, versatility and high performance of the BMW M car range in Delhi, Aamby Valley and Bengaluru.
‘BMW M Performance Training’ program is a specially designed full-day event by BMW driving experts on renowned race tracks in India. Performance car enthusiasts can test and hone their driving skills while experiencing the dynamic nature of BMW M models. The ‘BMW M Performance Training’ program will involve various driving conditions such as cornering, high-speed straights and dynamic braking and avoidance manoeuvres, dual lane changes, oversteering, understeering and timed slalom dramatic changes in elevation. The BMW M3 Sedan, the BMW M4 Coupe, the BMW M5 Sedan, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M will carry adrenaline levels to new heights with their prowess. Thus, guaranteeing a drive filled with pure, unadulterated excitement and ‘Sheer Driving Pleasure’.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The BMW M Performance Training program offers fast and dynamic action on race track environment with the emphasis on highest levels of safety. Professional BMW instructors offer guidance on performance and safe driving both on and off race track developing a perfect command on vehicles in any situation. We are delighted to bring this exclusive program in India imparting petrolheads all the necessary skills a professional driver could ever need.”
BMW M Automobiles are produced by BMW M GmbH (a subsidiary of BMW AG). Sophisticated technology, individuality and safety – the BMW M cars offer an unmatched experience of exclusive, high-performance driving. Presently, the M range in India includes the BMW M3 Sedan, the BMW M4 Coupe, the BMW M5 Sedan, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M.
M THE MOST POWERFUL LETTER IN THE WORLD.
Motorsport as passion. Driving pleasure as mission. Perfection as driving force. And always with one target in mind: To create automobiles with the potential of becoming legends. We won’t accept anything less.
Driven by motorsport, the exclusively equipped cars meet the highest demands for agility, dynamics and power with ease. Powerful engines combined with an expressive design and top-class functionality are evidence of how much passion was involved in the construction of each vehicle.
Born on the racetrack. At home on every road. M Automobiles. The world’s toughest test track is where M Automobiles learn their moves. The Nordschleife of the Nürburgring is where the soul of every M Automobile is shaped and developed. A soul that is dedicated to motorsport. And that feels at home on every road.
Fascinating Design: Unmistakably M. Perfection and beauty belong together. Aesthetics aren’t just a matter of surface, colour, paintwork or material. They are also expressed through aerodynamic design and other technical qualities. The designers and engineers at BMW M know that form and function go hand in hand and they work to create solutions that combine these two aspects into a single, spectacular piece of art.
A sports car has no unnecessary details. This is true above all for aerodynamics. Which is why the exterior mirrors of a BMW M also have to perform well in the wind tunnel. But air doesn’t have to be all about resistance: the wide air intakes in the characteristic M front apron let the engine breathe and cool the large brake discs of the M light alloy wheels, while the airflow along the rear diffusor lends added downforce. M gills on the flanks are immediately visible, as are the obligatory M double tailpipes. Combined, they are the hallmarks of an athlete in peak condition.
M Power: Stirring Momentum. The special thing about all M engines is that they’re not tooled-up versions of standard production engines, but independent developments of motorsport technology for the road. Their innovations point the way for other BMW engines. The words ‘M Power’ are an exclusive mark of quality – they promise unique technology, breath-taking performance and quality in perfection.
All curves are enticing. Enjoy them with help from the M Servotronic: The hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering with variable ratio is another M-specific feature, combining precise directional stability with a need for less steering effort when manoeuvring. The intelligent system dynamically adapts the steering power and resistance according to speed. It obeys the driver’s commands precisely at any speed. The power assist reacts with more resistance at high speeds. It automatically decreases at low speeds, on curves and when parking ensuring smoother vehicle behaviour.
Maximum precision means maximum efficiency. This is especially true for a transmission. The more quickly and smoothly you change gears, the less fuel is consumed. Double-clutch transmission: The seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic is an innovative dual-clutch system specially designed for the high-revving BMW M sedans and coupes. It enables extremely fast gear changes without any loss of traction. Two transmission structures with a separate clutch continually transfer the power generated by the engine to the rear wheels.
Steptronic transmission: The eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic in BMW M SAVs stands out with its exceptional precision and impressive fast gear shifting ability. At any time, in any gear, the transmission collaborates perfectly with the engine enabling it to develop its full power and efficiency. Gears can be changed without the transmission of power being interrupted using either the paddles, shift lever or automatic mode for even more dynamic comfort.
Top output that leaves the mundane behind. The remarkable power comes from the M TwinPower Turbocharged petrol engines that react to every touch of the accelerator with a tremendous forward surge. The M TwinPower Turbocharged inline 6-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW M3 and the BMW M4 gives an output of 317 kW / 431 hp that produces a maximum torque of 550 Nm and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / hr in 4.1 seconds.
The M TwinPower Turbocharged V8 petrol engine in the BMW M5 and BMW M6 Gran Coupe gives an output of 412 kW / 560 hp that produces a maximum torque of 680 Nm and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / hr in 4.3 seconds.
The M TwinPower Turbocharged V8 petrol engine in the BMW X5 M and the BMW X6 M gives an output of 423 kW / 575 hp that produces a maximum torque of 750 Nm and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / hr in 4.2 seconds.
BMW Group India
With its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group has its sight set firmly on the premium sector of the Indian automobile market. Along with automobiles and motorcycles, the BMW Group’s activities in India comprise of financial services for its premium clientele. Till date, BMW Group has invested 11.3 billion Indian Rupees (€ 167 million) in its subsidiaries in India. (BMW India –INR 4.9 billion (€ 69 million) and BMW Financial Services India – INR 6.4 billion (€ 98 million).
BMW India is a 100% subsidiary of the BMW Group and is headquartered in Gurgaon (National Capital Region). The wide range of BMW activities in India include a manufacturing plant in Chennai, a parts warehouse in Mumbai, a training centre in Gurgaon NCR and development of a dealer organisation across major metropolitan centres of the country.
BMW Plant Chennai started operations on 29 March 2007. The BMW Plant Chennai locally produces the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, the BMW X3 and the BMW X5.
BMW dealerships also display the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, the BMW X6, the BMW Z4, the BMW M3 Sedan, the BMW M4 Coupe, theBMW M5 Sedan, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the BMW X5 M, the BMW X6 M and BMW i8 which are available in the country as Completely Built-up Units (CBU).
The total number of employees at BMW Group India is over 650. More than 1,200 additional jobs have been created in the dealer and service network.
BMW India is the pioneer in bringing luxurious dealerships to India. BMW India has set a decisive course by setting up BMW dealerships of international standards across the country. BMW India has also set very high standards in service quality and customer care. Currently,BMW India has 41 sales outlets in the Indian market.
BMW India offers ‘BMW Premium Selection’ with the finest range of pre-owned BMW vehicles that are carefully selected and comprehensively examined for quality. BMW Premium Selection vehicles can be ordered through exclusive BMW Premium Selection dealerships at 13 locations in the Indian market.
BMW i stands for visionary electric cars and mobility services, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. BMW i8, plug-in hybrid sports car, is available at four BMW i dealerships as a Completely Built-up Unit (CBU).
BMW Motorrad officially started its operations as a part of the Indian subsidiary of BMW Group in 2017. Earlier, BMW Motorrad was operating in India with importers who had sales outlets in Mumbai and New Delhi. Presently, BMW Motorrad is in the process of setting up the team and dealer network in India. In the initial phase, BMW Motorrad has set up dealerships in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune. BMW Motorrad dealerships in India will display BMW S 1000 RR, BMW R 1200 RS, BMW R 1200 RT, BMW K 1600 GTL, BMW R 1200 R, BMW S 1000 R, BMW R NineT, BMW R NineT Scrambler, BMW R 1200 G S Adventure, BMW R 1200 GS, BMW S 1000 XR which are available as Completely Built-up Units (CBU).
MINI has successfully established itself as a premium small car brand in India. Presently, the MINI model range in India includes the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door, MINI Convertible, MINI Countryman and the MINI Clubman. MINI has established five exclusive dealerships in India.
The International Purchasing Office (IPO) established in Gurgaon identifies and assesses potential suppliers for BMW, MINI, and BMWMotorcycles taking into account BMW Group’s requirements for quality, technology and logistics. The IPO strongly focuses on increasing the sourcing of production material (components) as well as IT and engineering services from India to the BMW Group international production network.
BMW Financial Services India is a 100% subsidiary of the BMW Group and is headquartered in Gurgaon (National Capital Region). BMWFinancial Services India operates with three business lines: Retail Finance, Commercial Finance and Insurance Solutions (as corporate agents). The services offered through BMW Financial Services India are significantly valuable to the premium clientele who requireexclusive and flexible financial solutions. Service excellence is the primary focus of operations across all business lines.
BMW Financial Services India offers solutions for retail automobile financing for BMW customers and multi make customers, financing forfleet owners and commercial financing for BMW dealerships and multi-make dealerships. Commercial finance solutions offered to BMWIndia dealerships further strengthen operations in the country and reinforce the BMW brand. BMW Financial Services India also offers BMWLease for individuals and corporate customers. BMW Financial Services India offers insurance solutions (as corporate agents) to its customers through its cooperation partner in India.
The BMW Group
With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 31 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries. In 2016, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.367 million cars and 145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax was approximately € 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31 December 2016, the BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.