First Dive Into The Newly Redesigned & Alluring BMW Z4

BMW never fails to impress its followers and keeps bringing out products which match their customer’s expectations. A new BMW roadster model, the BMW Z4, recently made a début at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Its first glimpse was at Concours d’Elegance this summer, in Pebble Beach, California. The new release is expected to appear late next year as a 2019 model. Z4 production is a joint project being carried out by both BMW and Toyota. The platform will also underpin a Toyota Sports car that’s anticipated as the long-awaited successor to the Supra.

So what is this new BMW Z4? Here’s what we know so far:

Sporty Look

All the classic elements are present in the Z4 concept, which mainly includes a long hood, a short rear deck, short overhangs and a very compact size. All these elements are reminiscent of an old-school sports car. However, its massive air intakes, extremely aggressive flanks and nostrils show that this is in fact a modern and eye-catching sports car. Drivers are sure to turn heads in this vehicle.

Bonnet and Overhangs

A shorter bonnet to go with the crisp overhangs seats the driver closer to the center of the car, giving more of its feel and a sense of road grip. This is slightly different from the previous BMW roadsters, while the outline of its body follows a unique wedge shape, giving it a classic look.


Spaciousness is a specification associated with all BMW cars. The new Z4 is even more spacious than its predecessors, as it is a lot wider and the front and rear axles are further apart, which makes it roomier. This luxurious vehicle has many interior options, and this roadster looks as good with its top up as it does down. See some unexpected bad weather coming your way? The hardtop can open or close in just 19 seconds.

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Styling Options and Trim Levels for the 2017 BMW X6

The BMW X6 is a classic luxury mid-size crossover SUV which is masterfully tailored to offer SUV utility with the ride quality of a sedan. This ideal blend offers the best of both vehicles. If the BMW X6 interests you, here’s what you need to know:

Styling Options and Trim Levels

The BMW X6 is a four-door vehicle with very spacious seating for up to four passengers and the driver. The X6 is available in two trim levels: xDrive35i and xDrive50i.


This variant of X6 has the standard equipment for a modern vehicle as well as some luxury features. These include a power-lift gate, sunroof, 19″ wheels, headlights that are automatic and adaptive, fog lights, power folding, auto dimming side-mirrors, keyless ignition, power-adjustable and heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate and air control, parking sensors, automatic wipers, cruise control, BMW assist communication service, sound system with ten speakers, USB/iPod interface, auxiliary input jack, and a CD player.


xDrive50i models contain all the standard equipment of xDrive35i, as well as voice controls, real-time traffic navigation system, seat bolsters, and adjustable front seats that can adjust in fourteen different directions.

In addition to these two trim options, there are add-on packages available to truly make the vehicle your own. When getting extra items, it’s most economical to get them as a package, but each item is available individually as well.

The Premium Package

There is an optional package called ‘The Premium Package’, which comes with manual rear side sunshades, four-zone automatic climate control, rear and top view cameras and, for the xDrive35i model, navigation has voice control enabled, along with real-time traffic situation.

The Luxury Package

The luxury seating package offers multi-contour seats designed in such a way to improve ventilation and has a massage feature, making the drive as comfortable as possible.

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Which BMW 2 Series Model & Trim Is Your Perfect Fit?

Customers are falling in love with the new features of the BMW 2 series. Find out below more about the best trims and specifications of the M230i and M240i that will make driving a BMW an unforgettable experience every time.


Sporty and Elegant at the Same Time

Both the 230i and M240i Coupe and Sedan are built for performance, with a great compact size, advanced body styling, and enough horsepower to enjoy every maneuver you make. The top horsepower of the M240i Coupe is 355, and it accelerates 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds, or 4.2 seconds if you choose the Xdrive upgrade: one of the best performances in the category. If you would like a car that looks great and responds to your driving style real time, the BMW 2 series is the right choice. If you choose the sedan, you will get great performance and horsepower, too.


Adjust the Drive to Your Needs

You can build your model to suit your needs and driving style. The best performance is delivered through the Xdrive models, giving you better steering precision, shorter reaction times, and faster acceleration. You can choose from several upgrades on the BMW 2 Series Sedan, such as the sun roof to feel connected to the world while hitting the highway. Both 230i and the M240i are offered in a coupe and convertible body style.

The Xdrive sedan and convertible can further be enhanced through different packages: the MSport package, including a sport steering wheel and leather seats, the 2-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system for great entertainment on board, and an advanced driver assistance package that utilizes ultrasonic sensors. If you love pushing the performance of your car, the BMW apps will track and compare your lap time with other users. You can also pick your gear box and transmission system.


Quality and Guarantee

Both convertible and sedan models come with a 4 year or 50,000 miles guarantee on the powertrain and main body, while you get a 12-year corrosion guarantee, one of the longest offered on vehicles today. This means that your coupé or convertible sporty car will look as good as new for longer. You will get ABS And Driveline Traction Control as standard for both models, BMW assist SOS call for those unexpected events, and side impact beams.


Navigation and Technology the BMW Way

You will love the 8.8-inch display on the 230i and M240i, which automatically updates the maps, so there are no surprises when you are driving on unknown roads. Take advantage of the optional wireless phone charger or turn your BMW into a WiFi hotspot to impress your friends. Even the basic 230i model comes with the ConnectedDrive navigation system and the iDrive 5.0 system. You will be connected, entertained, and thrilled when driving any of the Series 2 BMWs.

With the M240i getting a 98 out of 100 customer rating and on the best buy list of Car and Driver, you cannot go wrong choosing one of the BMW 2 series as your next car.


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3 Reasons You Should Test Drive the 2018 BMW M5

More and more spy shots and little snippets have come out to show that the 2018 model of the BMW M5 is on the way. What’s more, this model brings a major splash to make up for its absence in 2017. Here are three key reasons you should keep track of the upcoming M5 and test drive it once it’s on our lot.

Rear-Wheel Drive Potential

Senior BMW officials recently confirmed that the 2018 M5 is all-wheel-drive, as all past M5 models have been, and that it uses a fully adaptable system. Specifically, this means that the M5 is able to deliver 100 percent of the transmission power into the rear wheels, allowing the M5 to switch from a pure speed-focused rear-wheel-drive setting into the subtle mix of frontal grip needed for turns, curves, or just everyday city driving.

This all-wheel-drive system wouldn’t mean much if it wasn’t paired with an engine with enough power. Fortunately, the 2018 BMW M5 will have a twin-turbo V8 engine standard, which generates 600 horsepower at the least. If past models with this engine are anything to go by, the M5 will put out some killer stats, such as a 0-62 mph time under four seconds.

Eye-Catching New Design

Spy shots are notoriously hard to judge because each model is kept in a figure-hiding camouflage, but details do occasionally bubble up from the right shot. The new M5 is definitely getting a facelift, and it seems to be the start of a new generation and not just a redesign.

In the rear, the taillights are brighter, perhaps from new OLED bulbs seen in the current BMW M4. The two symmetrical grille slots are slightly farther apart, and the headlights are a bit softer and more organic, helping the model look broader from the front. The same characteristically downturned front fascia is still visible.

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Why You Should Splurge on the 2017 BMW 7 Series

German automaker BMW understands how to make a luxury vehicle. They have 10 model series of cars all designed to give you the most indulgent ride of your life. In particular, the BMW 7 Series sedan is at the forefront of performance, luxury, design, and technology. Let’s take a look at why the 2017 BMW 7 Series is worth your hard-earned money.

Model Options

The 2017 BMW 7 Series is available in four different models. The entry-level 740i, along with the upgraded 750i, come standard with rear-wheel drive and have available all-wheel drive. The difference between the two is in the engine. The 740i packs a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine while the 750i comes with a beefier 4.4-liter TwinPower V8 engine. The top of the line M760i boasts a mighty 6.6-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V12 motor with standard all-wheel drive. Lastly, the 740e iPerformance model is a hybrid car with all-wheel drive. It possesses a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder engine along with an integrated electrical motor to maximize fuel economy. Altogether this leaves you with six unique configurations from which to choose. The base model 740i starts at MSRP $83,100.

Interior and Exterior

You get BMW’s finest interior design and materials if you choose the 7 Series. Dakota leather lines the interior of the 740i and 740i ePerformance models, while upgrading past that gets you the luxurious Nappa leather. The front seats are 14-way power adjustable as well. Also, all models give you the choice of several exciting trims like Chestnut Wood, Fineline Wood, and Oak. On the outside, the 2017 7 Series features up to six attractive wheel options depending on which model you choose. The 18-inch light alloy V-Spoke wheels are standard, but you can upgrade all the way the 20-inch alloy wheels on the base 740i. Also standard are adaptive LED headlights, power-folding heated side mirrors, and automatic high beams.

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6 Amazing Safety Features Available on BMW Models

BMW uses intelligent safety mechanisms in all of its vehicles to help prevent injuries. The mechanisms respond to crashes within milliseconds and deliver subsequent actions from the interior to the exterior. Find out six of the best safety features available on the latest BMW models. Car buyers won’t want to drive without them.

Anti-Lock Brakes

The braking system automatically senses when the tires stop rolling during intense braking. The brake pressure will be adjusted, so the tires can move. This increases the car’s capability to turn while slowing down. In adverse conditions, this could be a life-saving technique.

Dynamic Stability Control

This feature quickly determines when the car’s handling limits have been surpassed and decreases engine power. If necessary, the stability control system will apply the brakes to assist the driver in keeping control of the automobile. It diminishes dangerous skidding on the road.

Multiple Airbags

Most cars come equipped with front and side impact airbags for the driver and passengers. They are geared toward protecting the head and torso in the event of a collision. Along with those, BMW models have overhead airbags which will shield everyone’s heads if there is a side crash or rollover. The airbag system launches the appropriate airbags at the most accurate degree, which is based on the position of the seats and severity of the impact. Standard features now include knee airbags as well.

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