BMW’s Designworks Ignites Innovation in Egypt’s Forbes International Tower Project

Designworks creates User Experience Design for Forbes International Tower

Designworks, the innovation studio of the BMW Group, has joined forces with real estate developer Magnom Properties to craft an emotionally engaging design for the façade of Egypt’s new Forbes International Tower. This collaboration aims to mark a significant milestone in sustainable urban development in the Middle East. The architects behind the project, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, conceptualized a 230-meter (755-foot)-tall building that seeks to establish a modern symbiosis between architecture and the environment. In line with this vision, the Designworks team will integrate features such as reflection, illumination, and digital interactivity into their design to foster a harmonious connection between the building, the surrounding environment, and the occupants and visitors.

Beyond the exterior design, Designworks will also be responsible for creating a seamless user journey across all physical and digital touchpoints of the EV charging park. Leveraging the BMW Group’s experience design process, which prioritizes customer needs, the team aims to provide visitors with a completely new experience of the building, both from the outside and the inside. Magnom Properties CEO Maged Marie emphasizes that the collaboration with Designworks aligns perfectly with their vision of creating an exceptional experience that integrates innovative technologies.

The 55-story business tower, a collaborative effort with Forbes, is planned to be part of Cairo’s new administrative and financial district. Boasting over 100,000 square meters (328,000 sq. ft.) of space, it is set to establish a new benchmark for sustainable architecture, aiming to minimize the building’s carbon footprint and achieve the highest certifications for ecological construction.

Holger Hampf, head of Designworks, highlights the BMW Group’s commitment to sustainability, stating, “The BMW Group was the world’s first car manufacturer to have its own environmental protection officer, and today, sustainability is at the heart of the company´s focus – far beyond the automobile.” As a subsidiary of the BMW Group, Designworks is proud to contribute to the design of the Forbes International Tower, believing that high-quality design can influence customer mindsets and behavior, promoting more responsible action.

The Forbes International Tower in Egypt is scheduled for completion in 2027, with plans for additional commercial towers of similar design in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.


The new BMW M8 Competition Coupé, BMW M8 Competition Convertible, the new BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé.

The new BMW M8 Competition Coupé, the new BMW M8 Competition Convertible, the new BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé.

Extraordinary execution, captivating extravagance and a sure appearance describe the BMW M8 Competition Coupé (joined fuel utilization: 11.4 – 11.0 l/100 km as indicated by WLTP; consolidated CO2 outflows: 260 – 251 g/km), the BMW M8 Competition Cabriolet (consolidated fuel utilization: 11.6 – 11.2 l/100 km as per WLTP). LTP; joined CO2 outflows: 265 – 255 g/km) and the BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé (consolidated fuel utilization: 11.6 – 11.2 l/100 km as indicated by WLTP; joined CO2 emanations: 265 – 256 g/km). Plan changes and streamlined activity.

The new release of the BMW M8, which is accessible in three body renditions, is especially famous with increases to the scope of outside colors and the M combination wheels. Extra opportunities for individualizing the appearance are given by the M lights Shadow Line, which are accessible interestingly for the lavish superior exhibition sports vehicles. Full cowhide Merino/Alcantara the latest trend Black/Sakhir Orange shading variation gives new motivations in the inside. Likewise, the working solace is expanded by the 12.3-inch contact show of the BMW iDrive working framework.

New catalyst for the presence of BMW M GmbH in the extravagance portion.

The BMW M8 Competition Coupé, the BMW M8 Competition Cabriolet and the BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé together imprint the top situation in the model scope of BMW M GmbH, which has a solid presence in the extravagance fragment with this model series. With their autonomous body ideas, the three top models each typify a singular articulation of M of ordinary execution in the renowned serious climate of extravagance sports vehicles.

Their focal normal element is the drive and undercarriage innovation intended for an incredibly enthusiastic driving experience. Power for extraordinary execution is furnished by a V8 motor with M TwinPower Turbo innovation, which assembles a most extreme result of 460 kW/625 hp and a greatest force of 750 Nm. Because of its regular M fast person, the motor grows high drive force over wide burden ranges, which is ideally put out and about through a 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the M xDrive all-wheel drive framework. Their exact coordination empowers energizing energetic driving moves, for example, speeding up from a stop to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds (BMW M8 Competition Coupé and BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé) or 3.3 seconds (BMW M8 Competition Cabriolet).

A skeleton innovation created with hustling ability and custom fitted to each display ensures the trademark amicability of elements, readiness and accuracy in driving conduct of BMW M Automobile in each circumstance. The experience acquired during the improvement of the BMW M8 GTE hustling vehicle was additionally utilized.

Eight new outside colors, debut for M luminaires Shadow Line.

Strong shapes, liberal, exquisite surfaces, efficiently enhanced lines and M-explicit plan includes that are equipped to the practical necessities of an elite exhibition sports vehicle describe the unquestionable appearance of the BMW M8 Competition Coupé, the BMW M8 Competition Cabriolet and the BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé. The reasonable surface plan of the outside is presently especially seriously underlined by new outside colors. The update in the body painting program incorporates eight variations accessible interestingly for the three models.

The new reach incorporates the outside colors Skyscraper dim mectallic, Brooklyn dark metallic and Isle of Man green metallic as well as the BMW Individual finish tansanite blue metallic. Likewise, four new variations of the especially top notch Frozen completions are accessible, which stunningly feature the advanced plan language of the BMW M8 models with their silk-matt completions. The BMW Individual exceptional completions Frozen Pure Gray metallic, Frozen Deep Gray metallic, Frozen Deep Green metallic and Frozen Tanzanite Blue metallic are additionally accessible.

The BMW Laser Light with versatile cornering light and sans glare fundamental pillar collaborator BMW Selective Beam gives upgraded perceivability in various atmospheric conditions and driving circumstances as standard. As a choice, they are presently additionally accessible as M lights Shadow Line for the new version of superior execution sports vehicles. The dull plan of the supplements and chrome components inside the headlamps, in mix with the serious shine dark edge of the BMW kidney as standard, adds to an especially striking and lively look on the facade of the vehicle.

New 20 inch M light composite wheels in star-talked plan.

The skeleton innovation of the new BMW M8 models incorporates electronically controlled safeguards and an electromechanical M Servotronic guiding framework, as well as a coordinated slowing mechanism that empowers the showcase of two pedal qualities. This permits the rider to pick between a solace situated and a lively immediate pedal inclination. As an option in contrast to the standard M Compound stopping mechanism, a discretionary M Carbon ceramic brake is accessible.

The DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) driving soundness framework permits the driver to actuate the M Dynamic Mode, which permits more prominent wheel slip. In blend with the back tire driven plan of the M xDrive, especially energetic driving moves including controlled floats can be capable. The standard gear likewise incorporates 20-inch M light amalgam wheels outfitted with elite execution tires in the sizes 275/35 R 20 front and 285/35 R 20 back. Other M light compound wheels in a similar organization are accessible as exceptional hardware, remembering another variation for star-talked plan and in bicolor dark/dim form.

M games seats and M Carbon pail seats in new cowhide/Alcantara variation.

The inside of the new BMW M8 models joins an ordinary M cockpit plan with present day extravagance. The standard BMW Head-Up Display offers M-explicit showcases. The Setup button on the mid control area permits direct admittance to the settings for the motor, damper, controlling, M xDrive and stopping mechanism. Two variations of the exclusively made M Setup can be for all time put away along with the favored settings for the drive sound, the gearshift trademark, the driving dependability control and the Auto Start Stop work. They can then be gotten to by squeezing one of the two M buttons on the guiding wheel. What’s more, the M Mode button on the mid control area can be utilized to control the driver help frameworks as well as the presentations in the instrument group and the head-up show. You can choose the settings ROAD, SPORT and TRACK.

The standard M games situates additionally support the escalated driving involvement with the elite exhibition sports vehicle. The alternatively accessible M Carbon container seats make a pure dashing inclination for the driver and traveler. With their construction based plan, apparent carbon fiber supported plastic (CFRP) surfaces, incorporated headrests, openings in the backrests and side cheeks and guides for multi-point safety belts, they consolidate hustling usefulness with significant distance solace and lavish workmanship. They are warmed and furthermore offer electrical change choices, an enlightened “M8” lettering on the headrests and a memory work on the driver’s side.

In blend with the M Sports seats and the M Carbon pail situates, a full-cowhide Merino/Alcantara trim is standard on board the new BMW M8 models. It is currently likewise accessible without precedent for the shading blend Black/Sakhir Orange. Moreover, the dark Alcantara aspects in all renditions of this gear are currently being stretched out to the instrument board and the upper region of the entryway ledges.

Upgraded working solace because of 12.3-inch control show.

The BMW Live Cockpit Professional is likewise essential for standard gear in the BMW M8 Competition Coupé, BMW M8 Competition Cabriolet and BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé. It incorporates a control show whose screen size has now developed from 10.25 to 12.3 inches. The touch capacity of the huge on-board screen permits an especially quick, agreeable and natural activity of various vehicle capacities.

The BMW Live Cockpit Professional incorporates the web-based route framework BMW Maps and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. Furthermore, the standard gear with the Driving Assistant, the Parking Assistant including switching partner, the communication with remote charging and the Harman Kardon Surround Sound System underlines the elite person of the new BMW M8 models.


BMW iX5 Hydrogen in real-life at IAA Mobility 2021.

BMW iX5 Hydrogen
BMW iX5 Hydrogen
BMW iX5 Hydrogen

Hydrogen energy unit drive train conveys maintainable driving joy as a new component of BMW I brand. A worldwide-special mix of superior energy component and advanced force battery underlines BMW Group’s driving drive framework mastery. Small series for show and testing purposes to be dispatched in 2022.

The BMW Group is deliberately pushing forward with the improvement of hydrogen energy component innovation as an extra alternative for reasonable individual portability. Two years in the wake of disclosing the BMW I Hydrogen NEXT idea vehicle, the organization will introduce the BMW iX5 Hydrogen at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. Presently still in series advancement, the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) with hydrogen power device drive train will be one of a few vehicles guests an insight as they are driven along the Blue Lane associating the principle display grounds with other presentation settings in the downtown area.

A little series of the BMW iX5 Hydrogen created based on the BMW X5 will be utilized for show and testing purposes from the finish of the following year. Its hydrogen energy unit framework is additional verification of the BMW Group’s driving advancement skill in the field of electric drive innovations. “With its elite energy unit and enhanced force battery, the BMW iX5 Hydrogen’s drive framework is remarkable on the planet,” said Juergen Guldner, head of BMW Group Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology and Vehicle Projects. “With this, we are producing new ways for maintainable driving joy.”

With the right conditions, hydrogen power module innovation can possibly turn into a further column in the BMW Group’s drive train portfolio for nearby sans co2 portability. The BMW I brand, which is completely equipped towards locally outflow free portability, could later on additionally offer vehicles with hydrogen power device drive trains, notwithstanding battery-electric models, for example, the BMW i3, BMW iX3, BMW iX, and BMW i4. Given the hydrogen is delivered utilizing environmentally friendly power and the important foundation is accessible, this innovation can supplement the BMW Group’s electric drive train portfolio – and, specifically, address the issues of clients who don’t have their own admittance to electric charging framework, as often as possible drive significant distances or want a serious level of adaptability.

BMW iX5 Hydrogen
BMW iX5 Hydrogen

Model-explicit plan components 3D-printed for local outflow free Sports Activity Vehicle.

The BMW iX5 Hydrogen is a cutting edge extravagance Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) that consolidates noteworthy drive innovation with the amazing extent, accommodation, and flexibility of a BMW X model. Individual outside and inside plan components feature the vehicle’s connections to the BMW I brand, just as its particular drive innovation. The inward edging of the BMW kidney grille, the supplements in the 22-inch streamlined haggles connections in the external piece of the back cover are all in BMW I Blue. The passage ledges and cover trim for the instrument board additionally sport a “hydrogen energy unit” identification.

The cross-section embeds covering the cooling air openings at the front of the BMW iX5 Hydrogen, just as the back cover and its diffuser component, additionally have their own interesting plan. The elaborate grilles covering the BMW kidney grille, the lower and two external air gulfs, and the body components for the lower backside trim all come from the BMW Group’s Additive Manufacturing Campus, which utilizes 3D printing to deliver model and standard parts. Added substance fabricating empowers quick and profoundly adaptable creation of parts – some of which have mathematical shapes that can’t be acknowledged with customary creation strategies.

BMW iX5 Hydrogen
BMW iX5 Hydrogen

Efficient maintainability: Aerodynamic haggles made of regular elastic.

The BMW iX5 Hydrogen’s streamlined wheels accompany economically delivered tires made of normal elastic and rayon. The crude materials for this are separated in inconsistency with the norms of the free Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) association. The BMW Group is the main automaker worldwide to utilize Pirelli tires made solely from affirmed regular elastic and the wood-based material rayon in its creation vehicles.

Trademark BMW driving elements, solid significant distance abilities.

The BMW iX5 Hydrogen consolidates energy component innovation with a fifth-age BMW eDrive. The drive framework utilizes hydrogen as fuel by changing over it into power in an energy unit – conveying an electrical yield of up to 125 kW/170 hp, with water fume as the solitary outflow. This driving power likewise empowers it to keep up with reliably high rates over longer distances. The electric engine was created from the fifth-age BMW eDrive innovation likewise utilized in the BMW iX. In drifting invade and slowing down stages, it fills in as a generator, taking care of energy into a force battery. The energy put away in this force battery is likewise used for especially lively driving moves – conveying a framework yield of 275 kW/374 hp and ensuring the brand’s unmistakable driving experience.

The hydrogen expected to supply the power device is put away in two 700-bar tanks made of carbon-fiber built-up plastic (CFRP), which together hold very nearly six kilograms of hydrogen. “Topping off the hydrogen tanks just takes three to four minutes – so there are no restrictions on utilizing the BMW iX5 Hydrogen for significant distances, with only a couple, shortstops in the middle,” clarifies Guldner.

BMW iX5 Hydrogen
BMW iX5 Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a component of worldwide exercises for sans co2 versatility.

As per a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), hydrogen offers significant potential as a future energy source regarding worldwide energy progress exercises. Because of its stockpiling and transport abilities, hydrogen can be utilized for a wide assortment of uses. Most industrialized nations are in this manner embracing hydrogen procedures and upholding them with guides and substantial ventures. In the vehicle area, hydrogen can turn into a further innovation alternative, close by battery-electric versatility, for molding reasonable individual portability in the long haul. Be that as it may, this will rely upon cutthroat creation of adequate amounts of hydrogen from the green force, just as an extension of the comparing filling foundation, which is as of now being seriously sought after in numerous nations.

The BMW Group invites and supports exercises to advance development in Germany and Europe that will assist with building a hydrogen economy and speed up the creation of green hydrogen. These explicitly incorporate the huge scope hydrogen projects named Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI). The ventures that include this European Union drive, upheld in Germany by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Federal Ministry of Transport, range the whole worth chain – from hydrogen creation to shipping to applications in industry.


The new BMW iX3

The new BMW iX3
The new BMW iX3
The new BMW iX3

Model update for the BMW iX3. Accessibility in the EU: Autumn 2021. Oders can be put from: Now. Base cost in Germany: € 67.300 inkluding VAT.

Definite model update for the BMW iX3 (electric force utilization joined: 18.9 – 18.5 kWh/100 km; CO2 emanations consolidated: 0 g/km according to WLTP) enhances the vehicle’s wearing atmosphere and the driving delight it offers, just as simplicity of activity and the superior person of the inside. New plan complements highlight the nearby calculated and mechanical connections between the all-electric Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) for the premium moderate size class and the BMW iX and BMW i4.

New BMW iX3 expands on its profile as a pioneer for another time of electric versatility. First model to highlight fifth-age BMW eDrive innovation. Progressed in general idea intelligence empowers interesting mix of wearing ability, uncommon productivity, and significant distance capacity with a scope of as much as 460 kilometers (286 miles) in the WLTP test cycle.

European debut for the new BMW iX3 at the IAA Mobility 2021 occasion in Munich. Creation to get in progress at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint endeavor’s Shenyang office in China in September 2021 – both for the neighborhood market and for trade.

Front end with expanded presence because of bigger BMW kidney grille, headlights around ten millimeters slimmer than previously and recently etched front cover. Strong surfacing at the back. Striking, three-dimensional LED back lights. Model-explicit accents in BMW I Blue at the front and back.

The new BMW iX3
The new BMW iX3

New BMW iX3 with standard M Sport bundle. New M streamlined wheels in 20-inch design alternatively accessible as an option in contrast to the standard 19-inch streamlined wheels. Versatile LED Headlights additionally included as standard. BMW Laserlight can be requested as an alternative.

Completely advanced screen gathering now with a 12.3-inch instrument bunch and a broadened control show coordinating with its measurements. Recently planned control board on the mid control area for the stuff selector switch, BMW Controller, Start/Stop button and the catches for the Driving Experience Control switch and stopping brake.

Game seats in the new Sensatec punctured upholstery variation and inside trim strips in the new Aluminum Rhombicle dull completion come as standard. BMW I Blue pronunciations on the stuff selector switch, Start/Stop catch and directing wheel.

Profoundly incorporated drive framework with electric engine, transmission and force gadgets in a solitary lodging. Space-saving plan in the back hub subframe, greatest yield: 210 kW/286 hp, top force: 400 Nm (295 lb-ft). Force shipped off the back tires, speed increase from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds.

Model-explicit high-voltage battery with a gross energy content of 80 kWh. Consolidated Charging Unit empowers direct current (DC) quick charging at a pace of up to 150 kW. 10-minute quick charge adds around 100 kilometers (62 miles) of reach in the WLTP cycle. Easy to understand and minimal expense charging in the worldwide BMW Charging network with a solitary enlistment.

The new BMW iX3
The new BMW iX3

Recognizable BMW I all encompassing way to deal with maintainability all through the worth chain. Plan of the electric engine empowers utilization of uncommon earth metals to be stayed away from in the production of the rotor. Broad utilization of optional crude materials. BMW Group manages observed acquirement measure for cobalt and lithium for high-voltage batteries. Production of battery cells and the vehicle in general fueled by efficient power energy alone.

Two hardware lines to browse: “Motivating” incorporates metallic paintwork, versatile suspension, programmed rear end activity, an all encompassing glass rooftop, electrically customizable seats, a game cowhide controlling wheel, a capacity bundle and a three-zone programmed environment control framework with pre-warming and pre-molding capacity. “Noteworthy” adds 20-inch light-combination wheels, acoustic coating, Vernasca calfskin trim, BMW Head-Up Display, Harman Kardon Surround Sound System and BMW IconicSounds Electric.

Incredibly wide choice of driver help frameworks come as standard, incorporating Driving Assistant Professional with the Steering and Lane Control Assistant, Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go work, programmed Speed Limit Assist and course checking. Likewise standard: Parking Assistant with Reversing Assist Camera and Reversing Assistant.

BMW Live Cockpit Professional with cloud-based route framework BMW Maps and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant as standard. Likewise standard: cell phone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto arrangement, Remote Software Upgrade and other advanced administrations from BMW Connected.


BMW X5 and BMW X6 limited editions Black Vermilion in addition to BMW X7 limited edition in Frozen Black metallic.

BMW X5 and BMW X6 Black Vermilion editions
BMW X5 and BMW X6 Black Vermilion editions
BMW X5 and BMW X6 Black Vermilion editions

As points of the BMW X model reach, the BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7 dazzle with a significant degree of solace and extravagance, preeminent execution and articulated powerful taking care of abilities. The two Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) and the Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) consolidate these qualities with a similarly unique, exquisite and obviously particular plan. New features are the BMW X5 and BMW X6 Black Vermilion releases highlighting select gear subtleties. The BMW X7 release in Frozen Black metallic consolidates noteworthy alternatives into a restrictive bundle.

In 2020 alone and with right around 250,000 units sold around the world, the SAV/SAC threesome from Spartanburg, USA, contributed conclusively towards the achievement of the BMW brand. Around each eighth recently conveyed BMW model was a BMW X5, X6 or X7.

Every one of the three version models go on special with all motors accessible for every one of their unique models. They can be requested with prompt impact, with the market dispatch starting in August 2021. Costs in Germany start at 93,200 Euros for the BMW X5 Black Vermilion, 100,700 Euros for the BMW X6 Black Vermilion and 108,700 Euros for the BMW X7 in Frozen Black metallic (each including 19% deals charge).

Especially striking: BMW X5 and X6 Black Vermilion release.

The focal point of the Black Vermilion release is the interchange between the shadings dark and red. For instance, the BMW twofold kidney grille with model-explicit red bars makes a compelling difference to the BMW Individual extraordinary paint finish Frozen Black metallic. On the BMW X6 Black Vermilion this visual feature is communicated in an especially great manner in blend with its kidney grille Iconic Glow. The M headlights Shadow Line with BMW laser light, incorporating complemented lighting with blue X signature, complete the unmistakable look of the front end. Additionally, on the outside, the M Sport Package accentuates the powerful person of the BMW X5 and X6 Black Vermilion releases. It involves, in addition to other things, explicit front and back covers just as the M serious shine Shadow Line with expanded alternatives. Behind the Orbit Gray matt, 22-inch, twofold talked 742 M light composite wheels with blended tires planned solely for these release models, red serious shine M Sport brake calipers stand apart as a striking visual feature.

BMW X5 and BMW X6 Black Vermilion editions
BMW X5 and BMW X6 Black Vermilion editions

In the inside of the BMW X5 and BMW X6 Black Vermilion releases the M Alcantara Anthracite rooftop liner accommodates an astoundingly refined atmosphere. A finely created Edition logo on the cupholder cover in BMW Individual dark piano completion accentuates the restricted model’s selectiveness. The glass application Crafted Clarity on the iDrive Controller, the programmed gear selector and Start/Stop button, just as the BMW Individual valuable wood inside trim Fineline Black with aluminum decorates give extra modern accents. Driver and front seat traveler travel in solace seats offering a huge number of change alternatives. The BMW Individual full calfskin trim Merino Black is furthermore upgraded by version explicit red differentiation sewing for both the driver’s seat and front seat. Inside the BMW X5 Black Vermilion, the red accents are likewise to be found on the back seats. Similarly, the edging on both the front and back floor mats is done in red. Sun-defensive glass with all the more profoundly colored back windows past the B-column improves traveler protection while mixing in agreeably with the energetic and dynamic outside plan.

BMW X7 version in Frozen Black metallic – individual and expressive.

Like the Black Vermilion versions, the new BMW X7 release likewise has the BMW Individual uncommon paint finish Frozen Black metallic, apportioning, notwithstanding, with subtleties in differentiating shading. The BMW M Sport brake calipers of the version explicit, 22-inch BMW Individual Y-talked 758 I composite wheels in Orbit Gray matt are done in shiny dark. Joined with the M Sport Package and the M High Gloss Shadow Line with broadened alternatives, it is this shading limitation specifically that make the 5.15-meter long and more than 2-meter wide seven-seater look significantly more amazing. The inside of the BMW X7 version in Frozen Black metallic accommodates a carefully watchful air because of the M Alcantara Anthracite rooftop liner, the glass application Crafted Clarity and sun-security glass.