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X3 xDrive Makes Daily Drives Fun

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Compact Crossover Turns Errands Into Adventures

Gone are the days when soccer moms and dads piled everyone into the station wagon for the boring ride to practice or a game. BMW has incorporated the fun back into driving with its crossover lineup of X vehicles, none of which is more of a blast to drive than the all-wheel drive BMW X3 xDrive28i. Some crossover vehicles fit the definition by providing fold-down seats and hatchback lids, but the BMW X division goes farther by delivering the same thrilling driving experience as the company’s sport sedans. From the unmistakable kidney grille to the iconic logo on the rear lid, these are very bit as much of an Ultimate Driving Machine as any other vehicle in the BMW lineup. See how special the X3 xDrive is by taking a ride at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

xDrive Provides Ability to Go Anywhere, Anytime

BMW’s technologically-advanced xDrive all-wheel drive system not only gives you the ability to go off-road, it also keeps you safe when inclement weather strikes. By constantly monitoring the traction of all four wheels, xDrive delivers power immediately to the point that will help you stay in control if your tires start to slip. The system is designed to give more power to the rear wheels, which will provide the best traction and handling in all types of conditions. The even power distribution and BMW’s legendary 50/50 weight alignment also provides drivers with a nimble ability to power through corners and delivers a very sporty drive.

Inline 4-Cylinder Delivers Plenty of Power

The X3 xDrive 28i is powered by a TwinPower turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 240 peak horsepower. That’s enough to power the X3 to a thrilling 6.2 second time in the race from 0 to 60 mph. Driving Dynamics Control lets you switch between driving modes, tuning up the suspension and throttle for more aggressive handling or backing off for normal driving. Auto start and stop, stability control, hill descent control and anti-roll stabilizer bars in the front and rear are also standard.

Interior Designed for Comfort

When you buy a BMW X3, you expect a certain level of luxury and comfort. The x3 xDrive28i does not disappoint. Features such as an 8-way adjustable power front seat for both driver and passenger, walnut wood trim and plush SensaTec upholstery will remind you every day of why you bought a BMW. Memory features help you keep your climate control and seats just where you want them, while a power tailgate is handy when you have your hands full of groceries and can’t reach for the key fob. The audio system delivers symphonic sound through 9 speakers powered by a 205-watt amplifier. See all the features for yourself and find out why BMWs are called the Ultimate Driving Machines with a visit today to Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Alpina B7 xDrive Tops Out at 205 MPH

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‘Apex Predator’ of Luxury Performance Vehicles

In days gone by people had their choice of having a really fast sports car that required a trip to the chiropractor after a tough run, or a giant boat that rode like a marshmallow on a cloud, but threatened to go into another zip code if you went too fast around a turn. Those days are now history with the introduction of the 2017 BMW Alpina xDrive, the luxury performance car that delivers the best of both worlds. During testing on a European track, BMW took the Alpina to 205 mph on a straightaway. The Alpina B7 xDrive is the cream of the crop, standing at the summit of BMW’s flagship 7-Series lineup. Contact your Phoenix BMW dealer, Chapman BMW on Camelback to arrange for a test drive of the new Alpina today.

Alpina Model Features Specially Tuned Engine

The Alpina B7 xDrive comes with a twin turbocharged V8 that includes some special Alpina features to deliver a whopping 600 horsepower. Along with modified turbochargers to deliver more oxygen, the Alpina engine has a model-specific intercooler and intake system to keep the engine cool, along with modified pistons and dual mode exhaust. A conservative estimate has the Alpine making the 0-60 mph run in just 3.6 seconds while producing 590 pound-feet of peak torque. The all-wheel xDrive system delivers the power precisely as needed to all four wheels, but with an emphasis on powering the rear wheels to deliver the cornering and nimbleness normally associated with conventional rear-drive cars. The Alpina has all-wheel steering with a more aggressive tune than available in other 7-Series cars. Car and Driver says the result of all this power and suspension is an “almost surreal driving experience.”

Design Shows Beauty Both Inside and Out

If you can get past the sleek outside with sculpted door panels, an aggressive sloping nose and functional rear spoiler, you’ll see that the Alpina is just as beautiful on the inside. Exclusive accents include an Alpine logo on the steering wheel, “Switch-Tronic” steering wheel shifters and a well-designed instrument cluster that changes as you switch driving modes. Sport mode makes the speed and gear information appear, while Comfort mode displays in a soothing blue. Put the Alpina in Eco Pro mode to get the standard BMW display. EcoPro is the most efficient driving mode, delivering an estimated 22.6 mpg combined in European testing. Official EPA mileage figures have not been released. For the ultimate in comfort to go along with an unbelievable driving experience, stay in touch with the pros at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

BMW Offering Limited 30 Jahre M3 Edition

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30-year Anniversary of First M3

When the very first BMW M3 rolled off the line back in 1986, it was designed and built to compete at the highest level of the European race circuit. Now some 30 years later, the Limited Edition “30 Jahre M3,” which translates to “30 Years M3,” is being released in very small production numbers to honor the legacy of its ancestor. Only 500 of these special BMWs will be produced, but only 150 of those are coming to the United States. Talk to the pros at Chapman BMW on Camelback now if you hope to have any chance of landing one of these future collector’s items.

Historic Macao Blue Provides Spark of Color

The new 30 Jahre M3 will feature a sophisticated paint job in Macao Blue metallic, a color exclusive to the BMW brand. Originally unveiled as the color for the first Sport Evo BMW M3, the distinctive blue adds a touch of class to this special edition. The Jahre M3 will include the dynamic driving enhancements included in the special Competition Package. This option was exclusive to the M5 and M6 and features a performance boost and modified chassis suspension. Enhanced driving precision, whether on the road or the track is the result of the modifications, making your Jahre M3 a thrilling everyday driver or weekend racer.

Classy Interior What You Expect

When you buy any BMW M3, you expect a bit of refinement a cut above all other cars. The 30 Jahre M3 doesn’t disappoint, with a Merino leather interior of black and blue with contrasting stitching. Special badging adorns the interior in several areas, including embroidered front head rests. The BMW heads up display, infotainment system with concert quality sound, and ergonomically positioned controls are all part of this collector’s package. A heated steering wheel, heated seats, wireless charging and LED lights are also included.

Drivers Assistance Package All Standard

When you buy the 30 Jahre M3, you get the Driver Assistance Package which includes a whole suite of sensor and camera-supported aids to help keep you and your passengers safe. Active Blind Spot Detection lets you know if someone is lurking in those hidden areas of your mirrors. Park Distance Control alerts you if you’re about to bump into an obstacle, while a 360 degree birds-eye view gives you a look of everything around your entire car. With only 150 of these special M3s coming to the United States, the time is now to contact Chapman BMW on Camelback to see how you can be one of the first to drive one home.

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Only 50 Units Available in United States

Head over to Chapman BMW on Camelback now if you have any hopes of securing one of the 50 BMW 5-Series Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition sedans being produced for the United States. “M” stands for Motorsports in BMW parlance, meaning this M5 reaps the benefits of the technology and lessons learned from decades on the European race tour. In addition, the Pure Metal Silver M5 also has a boosted output of 600 horsepower that generates 516 pound-feet of torque. Hold onto your hat as this M5, one of the most powerful vehicles ever built by BMW, launches from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

Unique Paint Job Turns Heads

Exclusive to this brand and model, the Pure Metal Silver paint job is the result of a layering process that creates shadows that move as you view the car from different angles. By combining a special pigment with water-based paint and thousands of silver flakes, the new M5 sports a gleaming surface that is uniform across the exterior. To create the perfect paint job is both time-consuming and a departure from the normal production process. First the vehicle is removed from the line, then inspected three times for any imperfections. A Glacier Silver base coat is then applied to this special BMW 5-Series before the vehicle is cleaned again and painters apply the Pure Metal Silver coat.

Interior Just as Special as Outside

Fine craftsmanship and the use of superior materials like full leather Merino surfaces and brushed aluminum give the Pure Metal Silver M5 a sophisticated, luxurious interior that is just as beautiful as the paint job. Multifunctional seats with a variety of controls keep the driver and passenger secure and in place when unleashing those 600 horses on the track or road. As expected, this M5 includes the BMW Heads-up display, driving assistant, navigation with real-time traffic information and keyless entry.

Driving Stability Systems Help Control Power

Six hundred horses is a lot of power for any vehicle, but the driving stability systems on the Pure Metal Silver M5 help you keep the car under control. Along with anti-lock brakes, stability control and corner braking control, the sporty sedan also has dynamic damper control which takes readings each millisecond and adjusts the handling based on speed and conditions. The BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition is sure to be a collector’s item based on its limited run and unusual look. Talk to the pros at Chapman BMW on Camelback about getting your name on the list before they are all gone.

330e is the Hybrid That’s Fun to Drive

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Hybrid Doesn’t Necessarily Mean No Fun

If you’ve owned a hybrid or talked to other owners, you might be of the opinion that while they are great for the environment and save you a fortune on gas, the typical hybrid offers little incentive for those who enjoy letting their hair down on occasion with a spirited run on a challenging road. Enter the 2016 BMW 330e, a plug-in hybrid with a 180-horsepower motor that integrates with an 87-horsepower electric engine to deliver plenty of performance. Hit the eDrive button to run solely on electric power, hitting speeds up to 75 mph. When the time comes to summon a little more power, such as merging onto a freeway or passing a truck on a hill, just push a little harder on the accelerator and the gas engine fires up automatically. Check in with the pros at Chapman BMW on Camelback to see when you can schedule a test drive.

330e Builds on 40 Years of Tradition

The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid is not a case of a company reinventing the wheel. The automaker is building on 40 years of BMW 3-Series sedan production as one of the most popular entry-level sport/luxury sedans in the world. Utilizing its expertise from the European racing circuit, BMW has redesigned the 3-Series suspension, with precision front strut tower, new technology for rear dampers and even more suspension points than before. The almost perfect 50/50 weight distribution helps maintain control at high speeds to make you believe that a tight corner is just something else to be tamed.

As Expected, 330e Loaded With Features

Just because the engineers were busy creating some new plug-in technology doesn’t mean they ignored all the goodies that make a BMW the ultimate driving machine. Head over to Chapman BMW on Camelback when the new 330e arrives to see just how many standard features make this vehicle special. Both the driver and passenger will enjoy the plush 10-way power seats with adjustable side bolsters. The push of a button delivers your choice of ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT + drive settings to adjust the throttle and suspension according to your desire and road conditions. A 6.5-inch touchscreen control the i-Drive infotainment system to deliver superior stereo performance and hands-free communication. A load of safety features, superior design and materials in the cockpit and keyless ignition are just some other features to enjoy.