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The 2018 version of the BMW 4-Series will adhere to the tried and true tradition of BMW design while adding “extra richness” to the car’s character, according to the company’s head of design, Domagoj Dukec. “The maxim guiding the BMW 4-Series model update was stick to the proven formula but add extra richness to the car’s character,” he said. “That’s why the exterior design shines the spotlight most brightly on the dynamic and elegant qualities of the BMW 4-Series family.” Be the first in line for a test drive of the new Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe at Chapman BMW on Camelback.
Styling Tweaked From Front to Rear
Although elements of the 2012 BMW concept vehicle are clearly evident in the 2018 BMW 4-series lineup, features like hexagonally sculpted LED headlights, a larger air intake and LED lights in the rear all add a bit more pizzaz to the current model. The traditional BMW eyebrow is created by cropping off the headlights slightly. The standard fog lights remain standard, adding to the vehicle’s heritage. Move to the rear and you’ll notice bold lines and a longer design of the rear lights to help make the wheel arches pop out. The new rear apron gives the impression of muscle while the outer contour line delivers an air of sophistication.
Upgraded Interior Adds to High-quality Feel
With new upgraded details like electroplating on many of the trim elements, the interior of the BMW 4-Series feels more upscale than ever before. A leather steering wheel provides a better grip as well as a luxury look. Leather offerings come in Midnight Blue Dakota, Cognac Dakota and White Dakota with contrasting stitching to make the upholstery stand out. With additional packages available, you’ll find a large number of possibilities to create your own version of the new 4-Series.
X Drive an Option on All Gas Models
If you want the ultimate in control, consider choosing the X Drive all-wheel drive system that’s available on all gasoline models. Aside from the obvious benefits of providing traction to any wheel that needs it, X Drive also improves handling when you’re out on a performance run. It reduces both oversteer and understeer on tight corners, improving lap times and delivering a dynamic driving performance. You can choose from two different gasoline engines delivering 248 horsepower and 320 horsepower, respectively. The BMW 4-Series comes with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission to deliver the most power and efficiency through the rev range. Take some time to visit Chapman BMW on Camelback where you can appreciate the styling and performance of the 2018 4-Series.
“Automobile” magazine, a trusted consumer advocate in the auto industry, recently added the BMW M2 to its list of all-stars after trial runs at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The “Automobile” judges loved the latest addition to BMW’s M lineup, praising its power, ability to hug the corners and agility. Powered by the newest version of the M TwinPower Turbo engine, the BMW M2 produces a hefty 365 horsepower and snappy 369 pound-feet of torque. Check in often at Chapman BMW on Camelback to fully appreciate what the new M2 has to offer.
M2 Replaces M1 in BMW Lineup
A product of BMW’s famed Motorsports division, the M2 was first unveiled in late 2015 as a replacement for the 1 M Coupe. The M2 can zip from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds with the double clutch transmission and launch control enabled. Top speed is limited to 155 mph. The double clutch transmission is an option that meshes the workings of two different gearboxes to harmoniously get the most out of each performance range. Gear changes are executed in fractions of a second to cut down track time and produce the smoothest drive imaginable.
Electric Power Steering Delivers Precise Feel
Fine tuned on the toughest tracks in Europe, the BMW Motorsports electric power steering provides the M2 with precise feel and important feedback from every turn and bump in the road. The amount of assistance is directly related to the speed, keeping the driver in complete control at all times. Electric power steering is also a benefit to efficiency, adding more than a half-mile per gallon to the EPA estimate.
M2 Design is all BMW
There’s no mistaking what company builds the BMW M2. With an athletic stance and bold elements of design working together with a sophisticated look that will turn heads wherever you go, the M2 earns the title “Ultimate Driving Machine.” The new M2 pays homage to its ancestors with stylistic references to such classic cars as the BMW 2002 turbo and 3.0 CSL. The short front overhang and long wheelbase combine with such classic features as the front gills sitting behind the wheel arches to send a visual statement of excellence. The wide rear of the car is accented by horizontal lines on the trunk and rear apron to emphasize the grip this car has on the asphalt at all times. Take some time to visit Chapman BMW on Camelback and test drive the new M2. You’ll be glad you did.
Plug-in Hybrids Pave Way for Lower Emissions
When the annual New York Auto Show opens its doors this April, consumers can expect to see an extensive line-up of BMW electrified vehicles. From the new 530e iPerformance sedan that races from zero to 60 mph in just over 6 seconds to the flagship hybrid 740e xDrive, BMW’s fleet of gas/electric hybrids is paving the way for a future with lower emissions. You can inspect and test drive the hybrid lineup for yourself when you visit Chapman BMW on Camelback.
3-Series Offers All-electric Speed up to 75 mph
If you’re looking for an affordable electric alternative vehicle that checks all the boxes of being an Ultimate Driving Machine, look at the BMW 330e iPerformance model. This plug-in hybrid pairs an electric motor with BMW’s TwinTurbo four-cylinder to deliver 248 horsepower and a snappy 310 pound-feet of torque. It has a top speed of 140 mph, with an all-electric top speed of 75 mph. If you need an SUV for hauling people or stuff, the BMW X5 xDrive 40e iPerformance pairs the 2.0L TwinTurbo engine with an electric motor to put out 332 pound feet of torque and 308 horsepower. This midsize SUV also includes BMW’s patented xDrive all-wheel drive system that automatically delivers power to any wheel losing traction.
Gas Models Deliver Even More Performance
BMW will have a number of gas-powered models on display at the New York Auto Show as well, including the 540i xDrive and M550i xDrive. Along with the unique all-wheel drive system, these two branches of the 5-Series tree utilize a chassis and body constructed of magnesium, aluminum and high-strength steel. That makes it 137 pounds lighter than the previous model year, which improves both performance and handling. The 540i xDrive features a six-cylinder engine that delivers 335 horsepower on the way to a top speed of 155 mph. The M550i xDrive comes from the BMW Motorsports division and utilizes an eight-cylinder engine to deliver 456 horsepower, a spine snapping 480 pound feet of torque and the ability to go from a stop to 60 mph in under four seconds.
M760i xDrive Delivers Performance and Pure Luxury
Take the flagship 7-Series sedan and place it in the hands of BMW’s Motorsports divisions and what do you get? A sophisticated luxury vehicle that has the performance and handling of a pure sports car. Talk to the folks at Chapman BMW on Camelback about getting a test drive in the M760i xDrive to see what it means to drive a premium vehicle that doesn’t skimp on get up and go. This version of the 7-Series features a 12-cylinder engine the produces 601 horsepower and an amazing 590 pound-feet of torque. It makes the sprint from 0 to 60 in just 3.6 seconds, but also features a number of driver assistance systems to keep you safe on the road.
‘Business Person’s Sedan’ Offers Plenty of Thrills
Known as the business person’s sedan for its level of sophistication and refined design, the BMW 5-Series also offers drivers a phenomenal experience on the road. BMW says the 5-Series is “turbocharged sophistication.” The properly-equipped 5-Series sedan bolts from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, or about the time it takes the guy in the next lane over to pick his jaw up off the floor. BMW cars didn’t get the name “Ultimate Driving Machine” by accident. The BMW 5-Series is another example of a sedan that does double duty as a superior handling vehicle masquerading as a sophisticated luxury car. Experience the phenomenon for yourself with a test drive at Chapman BMW on Camelback.
iDrive 6.0 Helps Keep Track of Important Stuff
Whether you’re looking for that one track of music that sets the mood for a road trip or need to find your way to the best barbecue joint in Arizona, BMW’s new iDrive 6.0 is the system that makes controlling all the new technology in your 5-Series a snap. The controller in the center console is the key to moving quickly through the menus, with buttons assigned to the four most common functions: navigation, telephone, radio and CD. Programmable buttons let you key in the most commonly used features, whether those are your favorite stations, telephone numbers or points on a map. An enhanced voice recognition system also lets you access a number of functions without ever taking your eyes off the road.
Lightweight Chassis Integrates With Powerful Engine Choices
Whether you choose the 530i with its remarkably powerful 4-cylinder engine or the 540i with the 3.0L inline 6-cylinder motor that pumps out 335 horsepower and a back cracking 332 pound feet of torque, the BMW 5-Series is engineered to provide a premium and fun driving experience. The chassis and body of the 5-Series is built with lightweight aluminum, magnesium and high-strength steel, designed to deliver awesome acceleration as well as diverting energy away from the cockpit in the event of a crash. It all comes together in a premium vehicle that handles well as you go through life’s paces, whether that’s during a daily commute or a weekend exorcism of some wild oats.
xDrive Delivers More Control
If you frequently drive through inclement weather, consider adding the xDrive to your new BMW 5-Series. xDrive is the intelligent four-wheel drive solution BMW uses to make sure each wheel has the necessary traction. See the entire 5-Series inventory and pick the one that’s right for you by taking a visit to Chapman BMW on Camelback.
Follows Sixth Straight Banner Year
With 2016 in the books as a sixth-straight record setting sales year for BMW, the company has gotten off to its best start every in January by delivering 163,288 vehicles in all parts of the world. That’s an almost 7 percent increase from last January, boding well for the company and Chapman BMW on Camelback as the year progresses. “We’ve started the year well, building on the success of 2016,” according to BMW board member Dr. Ian Robertson. “We’re confident that the new models we’re bringing to market this year, especially the new generation BMW 5 Series which is about to arrive in dealerships, will ensure further momentum as the year goes on. We continue to focus on profitability and sustainable levels of growth distributed around the world.”
BMW Brand Leads the Way
BMW is the parent company of BMW automobiles, along with the Mini Cooper and Rolls Royce. Of the three, BMW had the greatest increase in sales this January, upping last year’s mark by 7.2 percent. The X1 compact SUV had the greatest increase in sales, jumping up more than 40 percent with sales totaling 20,059 units. The ultra luxury 7-Series was redesigned last year, contributing to an almost 30 percent increase in sales. The BMW electrified group also had a huge jump, with sales of the i and iPerformance line rising 116 percent. New electrified vehicle brands are coming this year, promising an even greater sales increase.
Electrified Vehicles Post Strong 2016 Sales
With more than 62,000 electrified vehicles delivered in 2016, the future looks bright for the BMW i and iPerformance lineup. Currently with seven different electrified models, BMW has committed more resources to alternative energy solutions than any other automaker. “The addition of new models has clearly driven up our sales of these innovative vehicles and we are delighted to see the 100,000th electrified BMW hit the road in November 2016,” Dr. Robertson said. “2016 also underlined that electro-mobility grows fastest in markets which actively support the uptake of the technology by offering the right blend of both customer incentives and public charging infrastructure.”
BMW Teaming Up For Self-Driving Car Project
The success of the sales division means BMW has the resources to look toward the future. The company is teaming up with Intel and Mobileye to put a fleet of 40 autonomous vehicles on the road by the second half of this year. The technology already available in the inventory at Chapman BMW on Camelback is the first stepping stone to creating a self-driving car that addresses the mobility problems of the next few years.