Posted on October 18, 2018

The BMW Group importer in Qatar, Alfardan Automobiles, showcased its latest models at Qatar Motor Show 2018. The models on display were led by the highly-anticipated BMW X5 – making its first regional appearance during the first day of the event. The latest BMW X4, X2, X3, M5, i8 Roadster, M2 Competition was also displayed along with the M760 Li and M4 CS. All nine BMW models will be on display for public attendees from the 17th till the 21st of October 2018.

Mr. Rabih Ataya, General Manager of Alfardan Automobiles, commented: “We’re excited to take part of the 8th year’s edition of Qatar Motor Show and showcase our sophisticated new BMW models with the brand new design language, and present the BMW X5 in the Middle East for the very first time. Each of our latest models truly resonate the brand’s commitment towards intelligence, performance and comfort. We are proud to be steering this direction with BMW locally in Qatar through our latest offerings.”

Stealing the spotlight was the iconic all new BMW X5. The fourth-generation Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) gives an imposing appearance and enviable interior space. A powerfully sculpted bonnet, a short front overhang, lightly hexagonal wheel arches and the dynamic sweep of the roofline provide further references to the sporty yet rugged character of the new X5. Two variants of the BMW X5 will be available: The new V8 engine in the BMW X5 xDrive50i boasts 462 hp (0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds) and a BMW X5 xDrive40i will be fitted with a 340 hp six-cylinder engine (0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds). Both variants will be equipped with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission and will be available for model-specific options from BMW Individual.

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The BMW X4, BMW X3 and BMW X2 were also on display, demonstrating the variety of options BMW offers though the X Model family. The most powerful letter also made an appearance at Qatar Motor Show, with the new BMW M5 at the lead. Providing ample power for the new performance sedan is a 4.4-litre V8 bi-turbo engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and develops 600 hp with impressive performance figures that speak for themselves: 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and 0 to 200 km/h in 11.1 seconds. Like all the models to come out of BMW M GmbH HQ, the design is M-specific and driven by function, with an interior focusing squarely on the driver. As a high-performance sports car and business sedan in one, it blends the best of both worlds.

Available at the stand were also the all new BMW M2 Competition and BMW M4 CS with the new Oled lights– a symbolic pair when it comes to the BMW M sub-brand, along with the range-topping BMW M760Li xDrive Series. The open-top two-seater BMW i8 Roadster awed attendees with its ground-hugging design. The electrically operated soft-top adds a whole new sensation of freedom to the combination of locally emission-free mobility and high-calibre performance the i8 is justly known for.

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