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BMW vehicles are now more intelligent than ever, thanks to the expanded connectivity offered through the integration of Alexa, Amazon’s virtual personal assistant that performs a variety of services through advanced voice recognition software. Starting with all the BMW and MINI models from the middle of 2018 on, Alexa will offer BMW consumers the ability to shop, make restaurant reservations and perform a variety of functions simply by speaking commands. “By making this step of integrating Alexa into our models from mid-2018, BMW and MINI will form a more intrinsic part of our customer’s digital lifestyles,” said BMW VP Dieter May. “Voice control first featured in BMW Group cars many years ago, and we are now enhancing its functionality by adding a digital ecosystem, which will open up all sorts of new possibilities that customers can access quickly and safely from their car.” Stay in touch with Chapman BMW on Camelback for more information on the integration of Alexa into all the BMW models.

Alexa Already in Limited Number of BMW Vehicles

Alexa has been offered in BMW vehicles on a limited basis since 2016, allowing users to get important vehicle information on their smart phone or home computer. Utilizing the BMW Connected mobility service, Alexa users can also make appointments and update their personal calendar including departure times and schedule routes. More than 8.5 million users worldwide are already using Alexa to make their daily life easier, paving the way for even more services in the upcoming years. You do not need a smartphone to use the Alexa service, as all BMWs come with a built in SIM card. “We are excited to work with BMW to bring the Alexa experience to their drivers,” according to Alexa Automotive VP Ned Curic. “Using your voice to enjoy content and interact with Alexa makes a great driving experience even better. We can’t wait for BMW customers to try this out.”

Alexa Just Another BMW Innovation

The use of Alexa in all BMW vehicles is another in a long line of innovations from the forward-thinking German automaker. Adaptive LED headlights, now available in many of the models ready for inspection at Chapman BMW on Camelback, follow your every move. No longer are you in danger of going off the road when you round a dark corner on a lonely road. Adaptive headlights turn with your vehicle to illuminate your path every step of the way. A full color heads up display, surround view camera system, night vision and connected drive apps are just a few more of the many breakthroughs that come with owning a BMW.

There may be no “i” in team, but it’s an important letter when it comes to the future of personal transportation. “i” is a shortcut to express the visionary vehicles of the future already being developed by BMW. At the recent Frankfurt Auto Show, BMW’s i Vision Dynamics Group unveiled the four-door electric Gran Coupe, a premium vehicle with a range of nearly 300 miles and top speed of 120 mph. It offers a look into the future for electric mobility from the leader in that category, BMW. “At the BMW Group, the future of electric mobility has already arrived,” according to BMW Chairman Harald Kruger. “We have more electrified vehicles on the road than any established competitor and are committed to expanding our activities in the field of electric mobility as part of our NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy. By 2025 we will be offering 25 models with an electrified drive system – of which 12 will be pure electric.” See all the innovative technology already offered when you visit Chapman BMW on Camelback.

See Car of Tomorrow Today

Take a look at the picture above to see the future of transportation. The i Vision Dynamics vehicle offers a smooth roofline that accentuates a long wheelbase with very short overhangs that create a sophisticated design brimming with elegance. Sculpted surfaces flesh out the profile while providing an aerodynamic model that delivers the ultimate in performance and efficiency. You can barely see where the parts come together or where the metal stops and the glass begins. The result is an understated style that almost seems to fly as it cuts through the air. “BMW i is the innovation driver for the BMW Group,” according to board member Klaus Frohlich. “Here, visionary solutions and future-ready concepts become reality for the first time. But BMW i also acts as a spearhead of innovation for our other brands. The BMW i Vision Dynamics allows us to show right now what another electric BMW might look like. And BMW has demonstrated its talent for turning visions into real life throughout its history.”

Car or Spaceship? You Decide

The innovative i Vision Dynamics vehicle is as much spaceship as it is car, with a window profile that ties back to the current “i” lineup. A symmetrical layout gives the same great view to all passengers as well as the driver. Full-length glass on the sides will become more important as we move to autonomous driving, so all passengers have the same great transportation experience. To see more of what the future might bring, check out the i3 and i8 models at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

BMW Unveils New i3 and i3S

Leading the way again into a future where electrified vehicles are the norm and not the exception, BMW recently announced a new era of mobility with the i3 and all-new i3S. The BMW i3 is already a popular commuter car, but now comes with a wider and sportier look. The i3S offers an extremely dynamic option in electrified vehicles, with powerfully shaped exterior body style, a sports suspension that delivers a lower ride and a high-performance motor with a Sport option. Both the new BMW i3 and i3S will be coming to Chapman BMW on Camelback later this year.

Enhanced i3 Morphs into Efficient Machine

Even though it is the best-selling compact electric vehicle in the premium market, the i3 underwent some tweaking by BMW engineers to offer refreshed styling, new digital programs and some cutting-edge features. BMW has improved the handling of the i3 by updating the Dynamic Stability Control. This new traction control feature guarantees supreme handling in all types of weather conditions, with greater agility at faster speeds and through tight corners. The powerful electric engine pumps out 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, more than enough to get your attention in this small, sophisticated vehicle. By pairing the motor with a one-speed automatic transmission, you’ll get a continuous buildup of power that propels the new i3 from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 93 mph.

New i3S Delivers More Performance

If you want a little more zip in your giddy up while still driving a zero-emission vehicle, check out the BMW i3S. The i3S has a 184-horsepower engine that provides nearly 200 pound-feet of torque to get to 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds on the way to a top track speed of 100 mph. Select the SPORT mode to ignite a quicker accelerator response and fine tune the steering for even more road control. You can get a range extender  gas-powered two-cylinder engine on both the BMW i3 and i3S to propel a generator that charges the high-voltage battery. This increases the maximum range from a little less than 100 miles to almost 180 miles.

iDrive Provides Intuitive Interface

Both versions of the BMW i3 come with iDrive, an intuitive system for handling all the communication, infotainment and navigation functions of your vehicle. When you get the navigation option, the display is a large 10.25-inch screen with high definition resolution. Advanced voice recognition lets you control all the iDrive functions while you keep your eyes on the road. Stay in touch with Chapman BMW on Camelback to see when you can test drive the new i3 and i3S.

Concept Z4 Takes Stage at Pebble Beach

By wrapping the traditional roadster look in a new and confident package, BMW wowed the crowd with the new Z4 Concept vehicle at the recent Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach. Although it may not be an exact duplicate of the concept version, BMW enthusiasts are looking forward to many of the cues in the modern design making it into the production version of the new Z4 scheduled for next year. “The BMW Concept Z4 expresses the new BMW design language from all perspectives and in all details,” said BMW chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk. “From the dynamic-looking front to the striking flanks to the clean-cut tail end: a few lines and the subtle interplay between surfaces are enough to generate a sense of power and emotion.” Stay in touch with Chapman BMW on Camelback for more information on the new BMW Z4.

Current Z4 Puts Fun in Driving Fundamentals

When exactly was it that driving went from being fun to something you had to endure through a daily commute? The current edition of the BMW Z4 puts the fun back in driving fundamentals, offering plenty of power, supreme handling and all the sophistication and luxury you’d expect from a BMW. Choose from a mighty 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine that delivers a potent 240 horsepower, or opt for the slightly larger 6-cylinder that produces more horsepower and torque. With direct injection feeding fuel into each cylinder head you get power on demand when you need to pass a large truck, merge onto the freeway or just sow a few wild oats. The near perfect 50/50 weight distribution and placement of the seat just ahead of the rear axle means smoother handling and the ability to straighten out corners with a vengeance.

Comfortable Cabin Loaded With Luxury

As beautiful as the outside is, the cabin of the current BMW Z4 is a work of art, offering a combination of sophistication and exhilaration at the craftsmanship and use of quality materials. Choose the White Ivory Burnt Sienna package for the most stunning design that screams “luxury.” Purists will love the design of the Z4 dash, with a classic circular instrument cluster, well-positioned touchscreen for infotainment and every control within easy reach. Select the Premium Sound Package to bathe yourself in surround sound thanks to a multichannel digital amplifier. The BMW Z4 comes in three trim packages to fit most price ranges. Check out the inventory and take a test drive today at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

BMW i3 Revolution Began With a Vision

Imagining a future transportation model where innovation becomes the norm and carbon footprints are reduced to a toe in the sand were just part of the vision that brought about the BMW i3. The all-electric i3 is part of the next phase of personal mobility, where how you get from point A to point B is just as important as whether you get there at all. With a range extender that allows for up to 180 miles between charges and more than 28,000 public charging stations, the BMW i3 is the cure for “range phobia,” or the fear of running out of juice during a trip. See all the technology and innovation that goes into the i3 when you take a test drive at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Carbon Fiber Brings Weight Down

One of the challenges of building an electric vehicle is coming up with just the right power to weight ratio. With an extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, BMW was able to cut the weight of the i3 without sacrificing safety. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic is only about half the weight of steel, but just as strong. It’s also a thinner material, resulting in a lighter and open feeling in the roomy cockpit. The interior also features a heavy usage of renewable and recycled materials, adding to the environmental appeal of the i3.

Technology Key to i3 Success

From the onboard navigation system that makes driving around unfamiliar territory a snap to the mobile integration that lets you use a smart watch or phone to control important vehicle functions, the advanced technology of the BMW i3 is what lures many customers to try their first electric vehicle. Opt for the Level 2 charging station and you can bring your i3 up to a full charge in just 4.5 hours. It only takes about 40 minutes to get an 80 percent charge with the DC combo fast charger. When you’re out on the road, the ChargeNow Card gives you access to more than 28,000 charging ports across the U.S.

Choose Your World Special Package

When you purchase your BMW i3, you can literally drive in your own little world. That’s due to the number of special “World” packages that offer different color and feature combinations. Deka World is a calming interior featuring grey cloth and blue accents. Mega World makes the best use of renewable materials with a cream-colored leather and special trim. Giga World adds on to the Deka World package with special wheels and rich color combinations in the interior. For the ultimate in sophistication, check out the Tera World package with high-end renewable materials and upscale craftsmanship. Compare all the models and take a test drive today when you visit Chapman BMW on Camelback.