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BMW’s fastest car premieres OLED technology

BMW's fastest car premieres OLED technology

October 10, 2015: BMW has revealed the company’s fastest production road car the brand has ever offered to customers. The BMW M4 GTS also marks the world premiere of BMW’s Organic Light with LED (OLED) lighting technology on a series-production model.

The 3.0-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo petrol engine delivers 500hp and the car accelerates from zero to 62mph in only 3.8 seconds.

The car’s one-year production run will see 700 cars built worldwide. The M4 GTS will make its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show on 28 October 2015. Production will begin in March 2016 with launch scheduled for June 2016.

OLEDs generate their light using wafer-thin layers of semi-conducting organic materials. Unlike LEDs, which emit their light in the form of points, OLEDs light up over their full surface with a homogeneous effect. The L-shaped flat design measures 1.4mm in height, and has the ability to trigger individual light modules separately which opens up fresh possibilities for a characteristic and distinctive BMW lighting design, both in daylight and during the hours of darkness.

At the front of the car are the familiar twin circular Adaptive LED headlights with corona rings to ensure the best possible illumination of the road surface. They combine cutting-edge LED technology with dazzle-free high beam assistant called BMW Selective Beam allowing the beam to follow corners and part around cars in front to provide optimum visibility in all conditions.

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