The first day of the Qatar International Motor Show saw the official BMW Group importer in Qatar, Alfardan Automobiles, reveal for the first time in the Middle East, the all-new BMW M2 Coupé. Attendees also had the opportunity to see an exclusive edition of the 7 Series flagship model in the form of the limited edition BMW 7 Series Solitaire. In addition to various other BMW models on display for the six day Motor Show that is scheduled to run from 27th January to the 1st February 2016.
Mr. Ihab Allam, General Manager of Alfardan Automobiles, commented: “The Qatar International Motor Show has become one of the most important yearly automotive events in the region, our support for this year’s event is evident with the regional debut of the BMW M2 Coupé, as the biggest market for the M models in the Middle East, this is a fitting location to make its first appearance. Mr. Ihab continued:” We are also very excited to showcase the BMW 7 Series Solitaire edition, it’s the most expensive BMW ever built and it highlights the ability of the brand to build truly luxurious bespoke models.”
The all-new BMW M2 Coupé, a compact high-performance Coupé is easily identified as a member of the BMW M family, with its motor racing genes wrapped in exciting design. The all-new M2 Coupe’s extraordinary performance potential is further enhanced by the low front apron with large air intakes, muscular flanks with characteristic M gills, 19-inch aluminium wheels in familiar M double-spoke design and low, wide rear with M-specific twin-tailpipe exhaust system all play impressive roles here.
The interior features Alcantara leather on the door cards and centre console together with porous carbon fibre with the underlined by blue contrast stitching and M embossing on selected details. Sports seats, an M sports steering wheel and an M gearshift lever ensure BMW M2 drivers are in perfect command of their car it at all times.
The car comes with three-litre six-cylinder in-line engine with M Twin Power Turbo technology to develop 272 kW/370 hp at 6,500 rpm Peak torque of 465 Nm can be increased to a maximum of 500 Nm. There is also an optional seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) and Launch Control, allowing it to go from 0 to 100km in just 4.5 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.
The seven-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) with Drive logic, available as an option, allows gear changes with extraordinary speed but no interruption in the flow of power. This extensive driving machine is also equipped with a wide selection of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW Connected Drive. The Connected Drive Services provide control for the basis of extensive vehicle connectivity through iDrive and M Laptimer.
A model conceptualized and inspired in the Middle East for the region, The BMW 7 Series Solitaire edition with only six produced is the most expensive model ever built by BMW. Stand-out features of the luxurious Solitaire includes a sparkling exterior colour with glass flakes that makes an opulent impression as you approach the vehicle.
The model comes with full leather interior in BMW Individual Tartufo Brown with white woven piping and includes floor trim panel and floormats made from lamb‘s wool, adding a delicate accent to the design. These softer details perfectly contrast the luxury and elegance of the dashboard’s black piano lack trim and Arabic inspired Pearl inlays.
Adding a pristine finish to the design, six carats of diamonds are present in each car on the wood trim, dashboard, side panels and key, further accentuating the exclusivity of the limited edition model.