March 14, 2005

Two new BMW models to make Canadian debut in Vancouver

2006 BMW 750Li
2006 BMW 750Li. Photo: BMW

2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 BMW 3-Series. Photo: Paul Williams. Click image to enlarge

Whitby, Ontario – BMW Group Canada will feature the Canadian premieres of the 2006 BMW 3 Series sedan and the 2006 BMW 7 Series at the Pacific International Auto Show, held April 1st to 10th in Vancouver.

The company will also give Vancouver its first look at the new 500 hp BMW M5, and the 525xi and 530xi Touring models. Mini will also be on hand to present the new-for-2005 Mini Cooper S with automatic transmission.

The 2006 3 Series Sedan is the model’s fifth generation and includes Valvetronic technology and the world’s first production magnesium alloy engine block. The 7 Series features a more powerful V8 engine, more luxurious interior and an enhanced exterior, including new rear and front fascia styling and minor body modifications to the side skirts.

Other changes to BMW’s lineup include the M’s new 5.0-litre, 10-cylinder, 500 hp engine, the most powerful engine to be used in the model; and a new 3-litre, inline 6-cylinder engine and the availability of xDrive all-wheel-drive technology in the 5 Series, along with the introduction of an entry level 525xi and 530xi Touring model.

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