BMW Group Thailand’s license to thrill is further extended for the 42nd Bangkok International Motor Show with a second wave of announcements to serve up even more excitement on the road for motoring enthusiasts across Thailand
MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition Price: THB 2,910,000 (VAT incl. with MSI Standard Package)
Based on the MINI Cooper S 3-door, this edition model combines its exterior paintwork in the style of the historic rally winner in a market-specific manner with 17-inch light alloy wheels in Cosmos Spoke black with runflat tyres and numerous other accentuations in dark colours. The frame and horizontal brace of the radiator grille are finished in high-gloss black, as are the inserts for the lower air intakes, the opening in the bonnet, the door handles, the fuel filler flap, the tailgate handle, the MINI logos at the front and rear as well as the surrounds for the headlights and rear lights. The start number 37 also appears on the side indicator elements known as side scuttles. As with this famous starting number and the powerful engine, the body finish in Chili Red and the white roof of the edition model are inspired by the historical model.
Other unmistakable features on the exterior are the LED headlights and the rear lights in Union Jack design, stickers with the inscription “Paddy Hopkirk Monte Carlo” and a single white bonnet stripe on the driver’s side, which like the tailgate of the edition model bears the signature of the 1964 “Monte” winner. In addition, the famous number and letter combination 33 EJB of the number plate of the 1964 Monte Carlo winning car is shown on the bonnet strip using 3D effect graphics.
Hopkirk’s signature also appears on the decorative trim strip on the passenger side, which forms part of the Piano Black high-gloss interior surfaces. Another exclusive design feature is the MINI LED entry sills bearing the name “Paddy Hopkirk”. The MINI Excitement Package and Comfort Access are also included in the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition. A market-specific configuration also includes auxiliary headlights in Piano Black, a key cap with the start number 37 and the Waistline Finisher in Piano Black for the trim strips between the body and the greenhouse.
Powered by the same 4-cylinder petrol engine as the 3-door MINI Cooper S, the MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition delivers a maximum output of 141 kW / 192 hp and up to 280 Nm torque at 1,350 – 4,600 rpm. Working in tandem with manual transmission, this engine catapults the 3-Door Hatch from standstill to 100km/h in just 6.7 seconds. The MINI Paddy Hopkirk Edition is also equipped with advanced technology and safety systems to provide absolute convenience to driver and passengers alike.
The BMW M850i xDrive Coupe New Price: THB 9,499,000 (VAT incl. with BSI Standard Package)
Sporting emotionally powerful styling under a new design language, the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe represents an unrivalled combination of inspiring sportiness and contemporary luxury. With a low-slung body and a powerful stance that complements its elegantly flowing lines and precise contours on the long bonnet, this elegant sports car offers a dramatic first look with an enlarged signature kidney grille that flares out as it descends to emphasize the vehicle’s low centre of gravity while also enabling greater air intake to complement the additional front spoiler in minimizing lift at the front axle. What’s more, the all-new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe sports full LED headlights with BMW Laserlight that are the slimmest headlights of any BMW model to date.
From the deep roar of the new generation M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8 engine to the sharp thrill of manoeuvring with M Performance enhancements, this coupe satiates the most driven of adrenaline seekers. The supreme power is propelled by the characteristic 4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine delivering maximum output of 390 kW/530 hp at 5,500 – 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 750 Nm at 1,800 – 4,600 rpm. The all-new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe enthrals with acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h within a mere 3.7 seconds, sending the coupe to a top speed of 250 km/h.
Body structure, drive technology and suspension focus squarely on achieving the elite dynamic performance expected of a top-class sports car parallel to the BMW M8 GTE endurance racer. The sports coupe impresses with well-balanced weight distribution and lightweight construction using aluminium, magnesium and carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Dynamic performance is underlined with Driving Experience Control consisting of ADAPTIVE mode with set-up differentiation between COMFORT and ECO Pro modes at one end and SPORT and SPORT+ modes at the other for an effortless handling in urban traffic and a high level of long-distance comfort.
Embracing the motorsport legacy with an unconditional agility, the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe features M Performance traits ranging from Adaptive M Suspension Professional, M rear spoiler, 20-inch M light-alloy Y-spoke wheels to multi-functional M leather steering wheel with shift paddles. The M sportiness is highlighted by the exterior elements in high-gloss Shadow Line, stainless steel mesh interior trim strips, glass application “CraftedClarity” for interior elements and illuminated door sills boasting the model designation.
The sophisticated interior is crafted to the highest quality giving a refined and luxurious touch to the driver and passengers. Alongside a driver-focused instrument panel layout, the exclusive glass application creates a luxurious ambience adorning the gear selector with an illuminated ‘8’, the iDrive Controller, the start/stop button and the volume control for the audio system. The BMW M850i xDrive Coupe comes with redesigned front and rear sports seats with low seating position in Merino leather trim, rendering headrests unnecessary.
The BMW M850i xDrive Coupe also takes us another step closer to the future of autonomous driving with Parking Assistant Plus system and the inclusion of advanced driver assistance systems, including Person Warning with City Braking Function, Rear-Collision Prevention, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Crossing-traffic warning rear, Speed limit info and no-overtaking indicator. The sports coupe also boasts a fully digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch Control Display with consistent, modern graphics. The latest version of the BMW Head-Up Display provides 16% larger projection surface and optimised 3D graphics.
The seamless connectivity from BMW ConnectedDrive, the latest iDrive system and BMW Gesture Control also come equipped as standard.