News | 24 August 2018

5 cool cars at BMW World 2018

  • BMW World of Passion and Joy
    1 / 10 BMW World of Passion and Joy

    Bimmer fans and enthusiasts alike may wish to head to BMW World this weekend. On display are a variety of past and present BMW, BMW M and MINI models. Activities include test-drives, a stunt bike show and virtual reality experiences.

    The event takes place from 25-26 August 2018 at Level 4 of the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. For more information, visit

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  • BMW i8 Roadster
    2 / 10 BMW i8 Roadster

    The BMW i8 Roadster is plug-in petrol-electric hybrid with a 143hp electric motor and a turbocharged 1.5-litre 3-cylinder that produces 231hp and 320Nm of torque. Their combined 374hp output enables the i8 Roadster to smash the century sprint in 4.6 seconds, while managing a combined consumption figure of 50km per litre and a pure electric range of 53km. The car’s folding soft-top is quick, too – it can be opened/closed in 15 seconds at speeds of up to 50km/h.

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  • BMW i8 Roadster – Rear
    3 / 10 BMW i8 Roadster – Rear
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  • BMW i8 Roadster – Badge
    4 / 10 BMW i8 Roadster – Badge

    The topless i8 has a special “Roadster” badge.

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  • E46 BMW M3 CSL and E39 BMW M5
    5 / 10 E46 BMW M3 CSL and E39 BMW M5

    The E46 BMW M3 CSL (left) will always have a special place in enthusiasts’ hearts. Like the regular M3, the M3 CSL is equipped with a naturally aspirated 3246cc straight-6 motor that produced 343hp and 365Nm. But it delivered higher performance thanks to weight-saving measures that reduced its mass by around 100kg.

    The E39 BMW M5 is a driver’s dream. Beneath its innocuous looks, this executive saloon is armed with a high-revving 4.9-litre V8 that churns out 400hp. Best of all, it was only available with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

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  • BMW Z4 M40i
    6 / 10 BMW Z4 M40i

    The new BMW Z4 (which was just unveiled at yesterday’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance) eschews its predecessor’s curviness for a sharper and more masculine design. Beneath that long bonnet is a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine that’s supposedly good for 340hp and a zero to 100km/h time of 4.6 seconds. We haven’t driven it yet, but the car’s 50:50 weight distribution bodes well for its handling potential.

    Oh, in case you didn’t know, the new Z4 shares its platform with the upcoming Toyota Supra, which BMW is co-developing…

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  • BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive Coupe
    7 / 10 BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive Coupe

    BMW’s interpretation of what a luxurious grand tourer should be is the 8 Series. This low-slung, eye-catching coupe is powered by the German carmaker’s new turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 that pumps out 530hp and 750Nm, which enables it to crush the century dash in an astonishing 3.7 seconds.

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  • BMW 8 Series – Cockpit
    8 / 10 BMW 8 Series – Cockpit

    The BMW 8 Series has a digital instrument cluster, driver-oriented dashboard and redesigned sports seats.

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  • BMW 8 Series – Profile
    9 / 10 BMW 8 Series – Profile
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  • BMW 8 Series – Rear
    10 / 10 BMW 8 Series – Rear

    The BMW 8 Series has a relatively useful 420-litre boot.

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