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Seventh Generation Delivers Dynamic Drive

Now in its seventh generation, the BMW 5-Series remains the most successful premium sedan in history with almost 8 million sold since its worldwide unveiling in 1972. It debuted in the U.S. in 1975 and continues to be a strong peg in the BMW lineup with more than a million sold. For 2017, the 5-Series has lost some weight, added some new technology and had a horsepower increase in its TwinPower Turbo 6 cylinder engine. The result is an Ultimate Driving Machine that works well as a daily commuter, but really shines when you have the time to put it through its paces. Pick out a car for a test drive from the BMW 5-Series inventory today at Chapman BMW on Camelback and feel the excitement of a superior road car.

New Design Leaves ‘Dynamic Impression’

With sharp aerodynamic styling that’s a bit longer, wider and taller than last year’s model, the 5-Series is sure to turn heads. “The new BMW 5-Series will make a mature, confidently stylish and dynamic impression at every opportunity,” according to BMW Design Chief Karim Habib. “The formal and precise design combines presence, aesthetic appeal and functionality in equal measure.” The low-slung vehicle has a perfect center of gravity for delivering impressive handling around tight corners. A flowing roofline and short overhang in the front produces a sporty appearance that many sedans lack. “The upwards motion lends the car to a forward-surging character, and the expressive, swooping surface imbues it with an undeniable muscularity,” according to Habib.

Choose M Sport Package for More Performance

Pick the M Sport Package and you get the benefit of years of racing experience from the BMW Motorsports division. An aerodynamic kit provides larger air vents, side trim and a diffusing rear apron. Lowered suspension, 19-inch special wheels with super performance tires and a special interior are all part of the package. The M Sport leather steering wheel not only looks cool, but provides superior grip when you’re fighting the elements or trying to best your top track time. Sound-absorbing material keeps the road noise out and lets you enjoy your favorite tunes in symphonic stereo sound.

Gesture Control the Latest Infotainment Option

Touchpads and voice control are so 2016. Now you can control your stereo, hands-free communication and navigation just by using gestures. Movements of your fingers or hands are recognized by a 3D sensor that serves as a translator to do your bidding. Answer a call by pointing at the screen, or swipe if you decide its someone you don’t want to talk to. The BMW 5-Series continues to set the technology bar at a high level for premium sedans. See just how high that bar is by taking a visit to Chapman BMW on Camelback.

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M Means Motorsports for Iconic Brand

When looking for a luxury sports car that takes the best of all the lessons learned from 30 years on the European race circuit, you don’t have to go much farther than the letter M. BMW’s M division, formerly known as Motorsports, has been pushing the edge of racing technology for decades now. The Bavarian car company celebrates 30 years since the classic BMW M3 was introduced to give the public a performance-based daily driver that had roots firmly dug into Europe’s finest tracks. You can see and test drive the current incarnation of the M3, along with all the other M models, at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Originally Not Intended for Production

The original thought was not to make a production car for the masses, but to dominate the Group A production touring car division. Group A rules stated that at least 5,000 road units had to be sold every year, so the BMW Motorsports team developed both the race track and production models side by side. All technological advances in weight distribution, suspension, brakes and transmissions were shared between both vehicles, resulting in both race wins and a dynamic driving machine anyone could buy.

M3 Advances Through the Years

The original M3 featured a 2.3L four-cylinder motor that generated 200 horsepower with a top speed of 146 mph. As iterations evolved through the years, the horsepower and top speed grew until the current model offers a whopping 425 horsepower. A special 30th anniversary limited production run of just 500 units was released this year. Called the 30 Jahre M3, it comes only in a special Macao Blue metallic paint and delivers 450 horsepower.

2016 M3 Provides Thrilling Driving Dynamics

Head over to Chapman BMW on Camelback for a test drive of the latest M3 and you’ll find a sophisticated driving machine that not only provides plenty of creature comforts, but also has the capability to take you on a fun-filled adventure. With 425 horsepower coming from a TwinTurbo inline 6 cylinder engine, the new BMW M3 goes from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. It’s nearly perfect 50/50 weight distribution combines with modern suspension technology to keep you in control as you power through corners and test the limits of your driving ability. Optional carbon ceramic brakes give you ultimate stopping power when you want, or need, to bring your adventure to a sudden halt. Driver intuitive controls are laid out in an ergonomic manner to provide comfort and ease to your drive, whether you’re on a daily commute or out on a closed track trying to set a personal record.

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Your Feet May Never Hit the Ground

For owners of the sporty BMW Z4 roadster, every trip is an opportunity for a new adventure. Need to get the mail? Drive the Z4 to the end of the driveway. Dog need walking? The drop top gives you the perfect opportunity to hold the leash (just remember to drive slow). With beautiful lines, dynamic performance and the kind of handling that can only come from a BMW, the new Z4 roadster will awaken your inner child and make the daily commute a thrill to cherish. Test drive the Z4 today at Chapman BMW on Camelback and remind yourself why you wanted a license in the first place.

Get Ready to Turn Some Heads

Whether you’re unleashing 335 horsepower on some unsuspecting freeway drivers or simply stopped at the local drive-in for a milkshake and some fries, you’d best be ready to get some stares and answer some questions about your new Z4. With classic proportions that exude confidence with the top either up or down, BMW’s sassy roadster is a beautiful car. Steel roll bars behind both seats not only keep you safe, but lend an air of authority to the vehicle. The interior is just as stunning as the outside, with the classic BMW circular instrument cluster and a layout that puts all controls within easy reach of the driver.

Choose From Twin Turbos or Direct Injection

Whether you opt for the 4-cylinder TwinTurbo engine or the 6-cylinder with direct fuel injection, the Z4’s power-to-weight ratio is one of the best in the industry. There’s plenty of torque to get quickly off the line and you’ll marvel and how smoothly you transition through the gears. If you opt for the sDrive35i, you also have a boost function that delivers a rocket blast of power for about 7 seconds. Rear-wheel drive and nearly perfect weight distribution means the Z4 will assert its authority through corners, making you a better driver than you ever believed possible.

Pick a Package to Change Things Up

Whether you choose the Hyper Orange, M Sport, Premium Sound or Hyper Burnt Sienna package, you have the ability to individualize your BMW Z4 to suit your tastes. Hyper Orange is aptly named as your Z4 comes with a Valencia Orange metallic paint job, black leather seats and orange details. Get an aerodynamics kit and special headliner with the M sport group or treat yourself to the ultimate in sophistication with white and black leather accented with brown wood trim with the Sienna grouping. See all the different options available to make your Z4 extra special when you visit Chapman BMW on Camelback.