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      02-25-2012, 07:49 PM   #92
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so the 3dr will NOT have his world premiere in Geneva? And the reason is because it will be build in Leipzig and it will be only in JUNE/2012? Why is this?
What is reason for this? Because that doesn't sound like the real reason...
I was initially told that the 1er 3dr Sporthatch was headed for Geneva and it is as a preview Concept car for the M Performance brand which with the 4 cars already announced under M Performance - A 5 car debut would overshadow the other few Premieres at Geneva which bring the total to be about 10 Premieres.

Because the main IAA in Frankfurt is bi-annual. The organisers of Leipzig are trying to establish the AMI as the alternative german autoshow. So BMW are not the only ones preparing for Leipzig. Because Leipzig is the manufacturing home to the 1er and Germany is BMW's largest market for the 3er Touring it is fitting to launch these cars there.

Ahead of the AMI there is the Beijing autoshow which in 2010 introduced the BMW Gran Coupe Concept , and in Shanghai 2011 the BMW 6er Coupe and BMW M5 Concept. Now that Beijing is after the NYIAS instead of running at the same time as before. With the 3er Li and 7er LCI making their World Premieres , they will be joined by something new and exclusive for Beijing.
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