BMW and MINI Motor Expo 2017
Press Release | 2017.12.29

BMW Group Thailand dazzles the Motor Expo 2017 with a lineup of avant-garde innovations reinforcing its leadership in the premium automobile industry – led by the All-New BMW X3

BMW Group Thailand, led by Mr. Stefan Teuchert (center), President, introduced a lineup of new arrivals and special offers from BMW, MINI, and BMW Motorrad at the 34th edition of Thailand International Motor Expo 2017

From left to right
1. Khun Prapongse Maijarern, Vice Chairman of Motor Expo Organizing Committee: Operation
2. Khun Chalatchai Paphatphong, Vice Chairman of Motor Expo Organizing Committee
3. Khun Kwanchai Paphatphong, Chairman of Motor Expo Organizing Committee
4. Mr. Stefan Teuchert, President, BMW Group Thailand
5. Mr. Lars Nielsen, Sales and Marketing Director, BMW Thailand
6. Mr. Björn Antonsson, Chief Executive Officer, BMW Financial Services Thailand
7. Mr. Markus Glaeser, Head of BMW Motorrad Thailand

BMW and MINI Highlights
• The All-New BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine
• The All-New BMW 630d GT M Sport
• The new BMW M760Li xDrive
• BMW 530e M Sport
• BMW 530e Luxury
• BMW 330e (Iconic)
• BMW 320d GT M Sport
• BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition
• BMW M2 Coupe
• BMW M4 Coupe
• The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

Bangkok. BMW Group Thailand reinforces the sheer driving pleasure for Thai fans with a lineup of new arrivals and special offers from BMW and MINI in the Thailand International Motor Expo 2017 – the 34th edition of the annual event and taking place from November 30 to December 11, 2017 at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. The new lineup includes the All-New BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine, the All-New BMW 630d GT M Sport, BMW
i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition, the BMW M2 Coupe, the BMW M4 Coupe; the latest members of BMW’s plug-in hybrid range, the BMW 530e M Sport, BMW 530e Luxury, and BMW 330e (Iconic); the captivating performance in the BMW M760Li xDrive, another M equipped package of the BMW 320d GT M Sport and the latest racetrack-inspired premium compact car from MINI Thailand, the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.

“The theme for the Motor Expo 2017, New Age Vehicles, A Distant Dream Come True, is a perfect reflection of BMW’s long-standing vision. Innovation has always been at the forefront of our ambition, signifying our very presence in the automobile industry. This statement is proven by our ever-improving product lineup that harmonizes performance, efficiency and comfort,” said Mr. Stefan Teuchert, President, BMW Group Thailand. “This year, we are still committed in creating innovations to connect all dimensions of premium lifestyle and encouraging energy conservation through iPerformance technology in our latest models to deliver pleasurable driving performance and sustainable energy consumption. This is in line with our intention to establish ecological sustainability on top of comprehensive product responsibility as an integral part of our strategy.”

In addition, BMW Group Thailand is also offering more options for its customers to experience the sheer driving pleasure in the Motor Expo 2017 featuring for the first time certified pre-owned BMW cars and BMW Motorrad by BMW Premium Selection. Customers can be certain that every BMW Premium Selection pre-owned vehicle has undergone extensive visual and technical inspections to ensure that it meets BMW’s highest standards. BMW Premium Selection provides a 2 years warranty and BSI for BMW cars, and a 1 year warranty for BMW Motorrad.

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X3 xDrive20d xLine

The All-New BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine

Price: THB 3,699,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

Sporty, authoritative and boundlessly innovative

The third generation of the BMW X3 follows in its predecessors’ tyre tracks by combining rugged off-road looks with a sporting presence. Its familiar proportions, including very short front and rear overhangs, shine the spotlight on the perfect 50:50 distribution of weight between the front and rear axle. The potent dynamic intent of the All-New BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine is highlighted by a three-dimensional kidney grille and foglamps featuring a hexagonal design for the first time on a BMW X model.

The xLine variant and the range of BMW Individual items allow the appearance of the All-New BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine to be adapted even more precisely to the customer’s individual tastes. The model comes with 19-inch light alloy wheels in Y-spoke style. The interior of the All-New BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine has an unbeatable finish and material quality, and is even classier and more luxurious than its predecessor. Comfort levels are further elevated by a host of new equipment options including three-zone automatic climate control, Ambient Light in six colors, mechanical roller sunblind for rear side windows, the cargo function of the standard 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat backrests and a panoramic glass roof that brings extra airiness to the interior and further enhances quality. Another new equipment item is the BMW Display Key, which not only locks and unlocks the All-New BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine by radio remote control, but also shows a variety of status information on the car and serves as the control unit for other functions of the vehicle.

More efficient engine and intelligent lightweight design

The All-New BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine also impresses with its economical BMW TwinPower Turbo, 4-cylinder diesel, operating alongside the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The powerful engine produces 140 kW/190 hp, providing a peak torque of 400 Nm, allowing the All-New BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine to race from 0 to 100 km/h in 8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 213 km/h, with a fuel consumption of 17.6 km/l and combined CO2 emission of 150 g/km.

The rigorously applied BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy for the All-New BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine features both fuel-economy-optimizing powertrains and the extensive application of intelligent lightweight design measures. For example, the increased use of aluminium components in the engine and suspension has reduced the weight of the relevant assemblies.

Amplified driving pleasure and state-of-the-art operating system

The All-New BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine comes with the iDrive Touch Controller and 10.25-inch high-resolution control display. BMW gesture control allows various navigation and infotainment system functions to be operated intuitively using finger and hand gestures. Meanwhile, the Intelligent Voice Control Assistance lets drivers use everyday language to have their requests turned into the appropriate actions instead of having to use set spoken commands.

630d GT M Sport

The All-New BMW 630d GT M Sport

Price: THB 4,739,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The impressive functionality offered by the Gran Turismo body format and the high standards of driving comfort and spaciousness that provide the ideal setting for a relaxing journey are among the features that defined the character of the model’s predecessor – the founder of this vehicle genre. These strengths have now been further honed in the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, whose systematic evolution from the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is particularly evident in the new model’s sporting elegance, highly advanced equipment features, innovative control and assistance systems, and a leap forward in dynamism and efficiency.

Lighter, sportier, more comfortable and more efficient

A combination of intelligent lightweight engineering and increased use of aluminium and high-strength steel grades for body and chassis components has shaved an average of around 150 kilograms off the weight of the All-New BMW 630d GT M Sport compared to the outgoing model. Combined with the considerable improvement in the car’s aerodynamic properties, the increase in power and the superior efficiency of the new engines, this endows the car with a sportier performance while optimizing fuel economy.

The diesel engine at the heart of the All-New BMW 630d GT M Sport features cutting-edge TwinPower Turbo technology, operating alongside the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. The six-cylinder in-line diesel engine produces 195 kW/265 hp and can reach a peak torque of 620 Nm, allowing the All-New BMW 630d GT M Sport to race from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 250 km/h, with a fuel consumption rate of 17.7 km/l and combined CO2 emission of 149 g/km.

Design: dynamic proportions and elegant, flowing lines

The front end of the All-New BMW 630d GT M Sport has a distinctive, powerful appearance, with the lenses of the standard LED headlights extending all the way to the large BMW kidney grille. BMW’s signature sporting elegance is particularly evident when the car is viewed in profile, thanks to such familiar features as the long bonnet, set-back positioning of the cabin, doors with frameless windows, and an elongated window outline stretching deep into the rear end. The roofline sweeps down, coupe-style, to merge into a tail section that is now 64 millimeters lower in height. Rear lights with three-dimensional styling add an eye-catching touch. The addition of the M Aerodynamics package also adds a touch of flair to the All-New BMW 630d GT M Sport.

Ideal blend of driving pleasure, long-distance comfort and functionality

The interior has been designed to provide a driver-focused cockpit and an extremely spacious passenger compartment. The raised seating position optimizes the driver’s all-round view and together with the faultlessly ergonomic arrangement of the controls, helps to create an imperious sense of driving pleasure. The cabin’s lines, materials and precision workmanship imbue it with a highly sophisticated, premium feel. The rear compartment of the All-New BMW 630d GT M Sport comprises three full-size seats offering maximized legroom.

The All-New BMW 630d GT M Sport features a one-piece tailgate that opens and closes electrically as standard. The 40:20:40 split backrest can be folded flat electrically via a button in the boot. The two-piece luggage compartment cover has a rigid structure and can be stowed away in a compartment underneath the boot floor.

Equipped with a display and control system, the All-New BMW 630d GT M Sport offers unrivalled versatility for operating vehicle, navigation, communication and infotainment functions. At the heart of it all is the iDrive system, complete with the Touch Controller on the centre console and the Control Display, now in the form of a freestanding touchscreen. The high-resolution display has a screen diagonal of 10.25 inches; while the new model also offers the convenience of both enhanced Intelligent Voice Control Assistance and BMW gesture control.

M760Li xDrive

The new BMW M760Li xDrive

Price: THB 13,539,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The new BMW M760Li xDrive sets a new benchmark in the luxury sedan segment with superior ride comfort and supreme power delivery. Debuting the new M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol engine, the new model boasts an output of
448kW / 610hp at 5,500-6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 800 Nm at 1,550-5,000 rpm. The high-performance unit with leading-edge M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology accelerates the BMW M760Li xDrive from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds on the way to top speed of 250 km/h. Power transfer is via the state-of-the-art eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission working seamlessly with the standard Auto Start Stop function.

Through its exterior appearance alone, the new BMW M760Li xDrive embodies the dynamic mission statement of the BMW M Performance Automobiles with unmistakable clarity. The M aerodynamics package comes with exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke and M rear spoiler. Other notable exterior features include BMW Laserlight, soft-close function for doors, Sky Lounge Panorama glass roof, Parking Distance Control (PDC), surround-view camera, parking assistant and Remote Control Parking.

The now familiar BMW M Performance character is also present inside the car. The exclusive M leather steering wheel carries the M logo and shift paddles for manual gear changes on the reverse. The electrically adjustable comfort front and rear seats with massage function are in full Merino leather. The area of the centre console around the selector level and iDrive Controller is adorned with a BMW Individual decorative inlay in Piano Finish Black.

As in all variants of the new BMW 7 Series, the monitor of the iDrive operating system in the new range-topping BMW M760Li xDrive comes in a 10.25-inch touch display. The iDrive system also features the BMW gesture control system. Hand movements detected by a 3D sensor control infotainment function in an extremely intuitive and user-friendly fashion. The gestures can be used for a number of other functions, including controlling the volume in audio applications and accepting or rejecting incoming telephone calls. Also joining the fray is the rear-seat entertainment Experience, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound system and telephone wireless charging.

530e M Sport
530e Luxury

BMW 530e M Sport: THB 3,939,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)


BMW 530e Luxury: THB 3,639,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The BMW 530e M Sport and BMW 530e Luxury are powered by the new two-litre four-cylinder in-line engine which, with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, generates a maximum output of 135 kW/ 184 hp and develops a peak torque of 290 Nm. Meanwhile, the electric motor generates power of 83 kW/ 133 hp and peak torque of 250 Nm. When working together, the engine and electric motor can reach the system output of 185 kW/ 252 hp and system torque of 420 Nm. Fuel consumption comes in at 55.6 km/litre with CO2 emissions of 41 g/km. Both models accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 235 km/h.

With its SPORT, COMFORT and ECO PRO settings, drivers will also find an eDrive button at their disposal, which lets them tailor the BMW eDrive system’s operation even more precisely to the journey ahead through three driving modes: AUTO eDRIVE, MAX eDRIVE and BATTERY CONTROL. The high-voltage battery of the BMW 530e iPerformance can be fully charged in under five hours from a standard domestic power socket and in under three hours if it is hooked up to a BMW i Wallbox (3.7 kW charging capacity).

Parking Assistant, which enables automated parking with the greatest of ease in both parallel parking spaces and perpendicular or angled spaces, also comes with some extra functions. Potential parking spaces now only have to be around 80 centimetres longer than the vehicle itself to be eligible, meaning that the system can manoeuvre the car into even smaller spots than before. The ultrasonic sensors detect suitable parking spaces up to a speed of 35 km/h. The system then takes care of the entire parking procedure, including all necessary steering inputs, gear changes, acceleration and braking. Where parking spaces are perpendicular to or at an angle to the road, the system needs only around 40 centimetres of free space on each side of the car to trigger automated parking.

As in all the other models in the new BMW 5 Series line-up, the navigation, telephone, entertainment and vehicle functions grouped within the optional high-resolution 10.25-inch display can be controlled not only using the iDrive Controller, but also by simply touching the buttons on the display or with the help of the Intelligent Voice Assistant. BMW gesture control, which reacts to simple movements of the hand or fingers, offers users another option when it comes to operating these functions.

BMW 530e M Sport variant boasts its superior agility with 19-inch M light alloy wheels in Double-Spoke, BMW Head-Up Display, electric glass roof, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, and M Aerodynamics package. The BMW 530e Luxury features 18-inch alloy wheels in W-Spoke style, chrome line exterior, and fine-wood trim 'Fineline' Ridge with highlight trim finisher Pearl Chrome.

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330e Iconic

BMW 330e (Iconic)

Price: THB 2,259,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The BMW 330e (Iconic) is the embodiment of a sporty sedan designed for unrivalled driving pleasure with excellent fuel economy through iPerformance technology. Powered by a BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine, the car has a maximum power output of 135kW / 184hp and a peak torque of 290Nm. The electric motor delivers 65kW / 89hp in additional power plus up to 250Nm torque through an eight-speed automatic gearbox giving agile power delivery and outstanding responsiveness along with an excellent fuel consumption rate of 55.6 km/l and just 42 grams of CO2 emitted per kilometer. The car can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 225 km/h.

The high-voltage battery in the BMW 330e (Iconic) can be fully recharged from empty in three hours from a conventional domestic power socket using the standard charging cable supplied. Alternatively, the BMW i Wallbox Pure further enhances charging performance in a faster and more convenient way with 3.7 kilowatts (16A/230V) of power for a full recharge time of less than 2-and-a-half hours.

It has a distinctive sporty design and comes equipped with 17-inch Double-Spoke alloy wheels, sports leather steering wheel, an interior trim in aluminium, finely brushed lengthwise, with highlight trim finishers in Pearl Chrome, sports leather seat with electric adjustment and a 6.5-inch control display as well as standard safety systems.

320d GT M Sport

BMW 320d GT M Sport

Price: THB 2,999,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The new BMW 320d GT M Sport perfectly blends the spaciousness of a luxury sedan and the boot capacity of a station wagon. Powered by a BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine that produces up to 140 kW / 190 hp, the new BMW 320d GT M sport delivers a peak torque of 400 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds with a top speed of 226 km/h. Paired with an 8-speed Steptronic gearbox, the engine averages 27.0 km/l in fuel consumption and emits just 99 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

At 4,824 millimeters in length, the BMW 320d GT M Sport is around 200 millimetres longer than the other members of the BMW 3 Series family. Together with a large tailgate, the new BMW 320d GT M Sport opens to reveal a boot offering up to 1,600 litres of load space and allowing extremely varied use. The 19-inch double-spoke M light alloy wheels perfectly complement the addition of BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line while the M Aerodynamics package lends the new BMW 320d GT an even more sporty appearance.

The interior of the new BMW 320d GT M Sport has an even more sophisticated feel featuring Aluminium Hexagon trim with Black high-gloss that matches with M leather steering wheel and its gearshift paddles. The combination of 8.8-inch display, latest version of the BMW Navigation System Professional, iDrive Touch Controller and extended smartphone connectivity allow drivers to stay connected with driving comfort and convenience. The new BMW 320d GT M Sport is also fitted with an extensive selection of equipment items as standard, including Servotronic, adaptive LED headlights and various modes of Driving experience control.

i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition

BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition

Price: THB 11,839,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

Available for a limited period only, the BMW i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition is a 2+2-seater sports car with a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell and efficient BMW eDrive technology. It sports a Protonic Frozen Yellow paint finish and complemented by BMW 20-inch matt W-spoke i light-alloy wheels. Inside the special-edition i8, double-stitching and applications in high-grade carbon fiber and ceramic provide indications of its exceptional sporting character.

Featuring the BMW eDrive powertrain, which is seen as the ‘sports car powertrain of the future’, the BMW i8’s plug-in hybrid system comprises a 170 kW / 231 hp, 320 Nm three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a 96 kW / 131 hp, 250 Nm hybrid synchronous electric motor. The BMW eDrive system also includes a lithium-ion high-voltage battery and intelligent energy management that uses the combined output of 266 kW/362 hp to provide breathtaking performance and maximum efficiency.

In zero-emission all-electric mode, the BMW i8 has a top speed of 120 km/h and a range of 37 kilometers. Depending on whether the plug-in hybrid sports car’s lithium-ion battery is recharged at a household power socket or a BMW i Wallbox, charging times range from less than two up to three hours. In Sport mode the BMW i8 offers acceleration from 0–100 km/h sprint time of 4.4 seconds. The BMW i8 also offers every-day fuel economy substantially better than all conventional sports car concepts, delivering average fuel consumption of 47.6 km/liter and emitting CO2 at a rate of just 49 g/km.

With new special-edition versions of the BMW i8 and the introduction as well as expansion of the BMW iPerformance model range, the BMW Group is extending its global leadership in the field of sustainable mobility. Thanks to the i8 and the BMW iPerformance models, BMW is the world’s most successful maker of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models in the premium segment.

M2 Coupe

The BMW M2 Coupe

Price: THB 5,939,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

Fully engineered for sporty drivers, the BMW M2 Coupe comes with the latest generation of the trailblazing 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine that produces up to 370hp at 6,500rpm. Equipped with a 7-speed M automatic dual-clutch gearbox, the engine provides racing car-style responsiveness at all speeds, powering the car from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.3 seconds and topping out at 250km/h.

The BMW M2 Coupe achieves a dashing, sporty look both on the outside and inside thanks to a larger and bolder front bumper, distinctive M front grilles, 19-inch M Double Spoke wheels, and dual exhausts in the back. The bold look is further enhanced with adaptive LED headlights, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, electrical glass roof, rear view camera and Park Distance Control (PDC).

The interior is draped in black and features countless intricate design details that reflect the car’s high-performance nature – including anthracite BMW Individual headliner, an M leather multi-function steering wheel, sporty leather seats embossed with M logos.

The BMW Apps system connects to apps like M Laptimer, which records and analyzes vehicle performance data and even offers social media sharing features, and GoPro, which provides full video camera control inside and outside the car, as well as Harman Kardon HiFi loudspeaker system.

M4 Coupe

The BMW M4 Coupe

Price: THB 8,439,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)

The “M4” badge is a reference to the model series that provides the basis for the all-new M model. The engine is the heart of every M model, and the new turbocharged six-cylinder unit fitted in the BMW M4 Coupe combines the virtues of a high-revving naturally aspirated unit with the strengths of turbocharger technology. The BMW M4 Coupe produces a maximum output of 431 hp. Its peak torque of 550 Nm at 1,850-5,500 rpm is available across a wide rev band and outstrips the figure recorded by the outgoing BMW M3 by roughly 40 percent. And yet the engine also achieves a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions of nearly 25 percent at 12.3 km/l. The BMW M4 Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds with 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission.

In the interest of maximizing dynamic ability and ensuring excellent efficiency, weight savings of around 80 kilograms have been achieved over a comparably equipped predecessor model. The BMW M4 Coupe sets new standards in terms of overall concept, precision and agility, thanks to the rigorous application of intelligent lightweight design measures. These include the increased use of lightweight materials such as carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum for a number of chassis and body components. Indeed, the model features a carbon-fiber roof.

The interior of the BMW M4 Coupe flaunts the M Sport Merino leather seats and steering wheel while the interior trim is finished in Aluminium Blade highlighted with Black Chrome. Passengers are comfortable with automatic air conditioning and electrical roller sunblind for rear window. Stay connected with BMW Head-Up Display, Harman Kardon Surround Sound System and BMW Apps.

MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

Price: THB 3,548,000 (VAT incl. with MSI Standard Package)

This ultimate Sports Activity Vehicle combines racetrack excitement with MINI’s premium styling and ticks all the right boxes as a true go-kart legacy. Engine, suspension and aerodynamics harmonised based on John Cooper Works racing expertise. The new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman boasts the ALL4 all-wheel-drive and the powerful
TwinPower Turbo engine with 170 kW / 231 hp, catapulting it from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds with the maximum speed of 234 km/h and maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1,450-4,500 rpm. The combined fuel consumption is 14.2 km/liter and the combined CO2 emission is 161 g/km. An 8-speed sport automatic transmission with shifter paddles at the steering wheel offers particularly short shift times making it ready to conquer every challenge on every road surface.

The exterior design of the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman expresses the model’s distinctive combination of extreme athleticism and exceptional versatility. The distinctive red discs and John Cooper Works logo on the fronts behind the 19-inch John Cooper Works Course Spoke alloy wheels on top of the John Cooper Works aerodynamics kit make another big impact on looks and performance.

Inside the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, the extraordinary is transformed into the everyday starting with the unique raised seat position and track-style appearance.
John Cooper Works leather steering wheel and sport seats offer maximum lateral support on fast bends. MINI head-up display is designed to give a clear view of key driving data without disrupting the view of the road ahead flaunting the exceptional capabilities of the indomitable MINI spirit.

Special offers at Thailand International Motor Expo 2017

Customers purchasing a BMW in the Motor Expo 2017 can take advantage of a remarkably flexible and rewarding financial solution through BMW FREEDOM CHOICE, featuring a low down payment from only 15%, Guaranteed Future Value and a range of options to choose from at the end of the contract including:

• ReTurn the car to BMW Group Thailand through BMW authorized dealer
• ReNew the contract with a new BMW
• ReTain the ownership of the BMW by paying the outstanding amount
• ReFinance the outstanding amount for a maximum period of 4 years

Customers purchasing a MINI during 23 November – 11 December 2017 with delivery due by 31 December 2017 will be able to take advantage of these special offers:

• Customers purchasing a MINI during 23 November – 11 December 2017 will receive a free iPhone X.
• Customers booking a MINI at the Motor Expo 2017 will receive a free Harman Kardon Esquire MINI Wireless Bluetooth Speaker.
• Free MINI Service Inclusive program of 3 years / 60,000 kilometres of maintenance and 3-year warranty as well as 5 years of mobility service.

Customers interested in these offers or other financial products from BMW Financial Services Thailand and can reach out to the BMW Contact Center at 1-800-269-269 or contact authorized BMW and MINI dealers nationwide.

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From left to right

1. Khun Ong-ard Arunsaengroj, Director Sales and Marketing, BMW Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
2. Khun Jariya Koonlinthip, Director Sales and Marketing for BMW Financial Services Thailand
3. Khun Prapongse Maijarern, Vice Chairman of Motor Expo Organizing Committee: Operation
4. Khun Chalatchai Paphatphong, Vice Chairman of Motor Expo Organizing Committee
5. Khun Kwanchai Paphatphong, Chairman of Motor Expo Organizing Committee
6. Mr. Stefan Teuchert, President, BMW Group Thailand
7. Khun Jaturon Komolmitr, Director and Chief Operating Officer, Grand Prix International PCL
8. Mr. Lars Nielsen, Sales and Marketing Director, BMW Thailand
9. Mr. Björn Antonsson, Chief Executive Officer, BMW Financial Services Thailand
10. Mr. Markus Glaeser, Head of BMW Motorrad Thailand
11. Khun Sethipong Anutarasoti, General Manager Marketing, BMW Thailand
12. Khun Prapatsara Aramvongsamut, General Manager Sales, BMW Thailand
13. Khun Krisda Utamote, Director Corporate Communications, BMW Group Thailand

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce, and BMW Motorrad, 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. As of 31 December 2015, the BMW Group had a workforce of 122,244 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.

BMW Group Thailand

BMW Group Thailand, a subsidiary of BMW AG, Germany, was established on the 3rd October 1998. The three entities of BMW Group Thailand include BMW (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for wholesales & marketing of BMW Group products, BMW Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad local production, and BMW Leasing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. with responsibility for financial services offerings to both wholesale and retail customers.

In 2016, BMW Group Thailand delivered 7,923 BMW and MINI vehicles to customers. For BMW Motorrad Thailand, a new record was set in 2016 with 1,819 motorcycle deliveries.

In 2017, BMW Group Thailand had the best-ever first 10 months with 8,344 BMW and MINI car deliveries, achieving an impressive +28% growth year-on-year. BMW Motorrad also had the best-ever record with 1,494 motorcycle deliveries during the first 10 months, 2% higher than the same period last year.

On the production side, the BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand plant was founded on BMW Group’s strong belief in the growth potential of Asian markets and Thailand in particular with its unique location, strong manufacturing base, and ready supply of skilled automotive labor, being an automotive hub for ASEAN. An investment of over 4.6 billion Baht year-to-date 2016 has been put into the expansion of plant Rayong in terms of assembling processes, aiming to meet growing customer demand. In addition, with approximately 4 billion Thai Baht representing the amount of annual purchasing in Thailand, the BMW Global Purchasing office has been established in Thailand. This is to source various components from local suppliers in Thailand and the broader ASEAN region, in order to supply the entire BMW production network of 31 production and assembly facilities, located in 14 countries worldwide.

As of 2017, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand produces the following 17 models: BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X4 and BMW X5. For BMW Motorrad the BMW F 800 R, BMW F 800 GS, BMW F 700 GS, BMW R 1200 GS, BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, BMW S 1000 R, BMW S 1000 RR and BMW S 1000 XR are also locally assembled at the plant. In addition, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand now assembles three BMW plug-in hybrid models; BMW 330e, BMW X5 xDrive40e and BMW 740Le.

Starting from May 2016, BMW Group Manufacturing Thailand’s assembly line capability has been expanded for the purpose of exporting the BMW X3 and BMW X5 to China as well.

For further information, please contact:
BMW Group Thailand

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