BMW displays rare supercars at MIAS

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SMC Asia Car Distributors president Maricar Parco and special assistant to the chairman Spencer Yu

BMW highlighted a Work and Play theme in sync with MIAS 2018.

BMW shone the spotlight on its rich heritage by bringing to MIAS two rare cars: the M1 supercar and the M4 DTM Champion Edition.

The M1 is BMW’s first supercar, built in the late 1979s and early 1980s when it was still the upstart in the premium market.

The M1 is constructed on a tube frame around which is wrapped the gorgeous Giugiaro bodywork.

This hand-built model is one of the rarest and most collectible BMWs.

The M4 DTM Champion Edition is one of only 200 units built worldwide.

It was designed to honor the achievement of winning the drivers title in the DTM racing series. M4 driver Marco Wittmann captured the trophy in 2016.

Compared to the standard M4, the DTM Champion Edition has a more powerful engine. It gains 69 hp to make an even 500 hp and gains 50 Nm of torque for 600 Nm.

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., BMW official distributor for the Philippines, also displayed the new X3 Sport activity vehicle, featuring a 2.0-liter diesel engine.

The M2 sports coupé, already an enthusiast favorite, goes back to what BMW does best: a compact coupé with lots of power, in this case, 365 hp to the rear wheels.

The M4 DTM Champion Edition is one of only 200 units built worldwide.

The 4 Series Gran Coupé is a twist on the coupé formula, with four doors for greater convenience.

Over on two wheels, BMW Motorrad displayed the G310 R, G310 GS, and S1000RR.

Visitors also got to indulge in and buy BMW official merchandise, from diecast cars to bicycles.

SMC Asia Car Distributors president Maricar Parco opened the exhibition on April 5.



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