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Car and Driver Names X1 in First Year of Award

Although Car and Driver magazine has produced a “10Best” list of cars for more than 30 years, this was the first year the noted consumer publication has produced a “10Best” Truck and SUV compilation. The BMW X1 was named the best Subcompact Luxury SUV because of its power, performance, handling and luxurious appointments. The award will be given at the Detroit Auto Show this coming January, but December is a perfect time to get your hands on an X1 at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Holiday Promotion Brings Low Payments

If a certain someone would enjoy an X1 this Holiday Season, take advantage of the special lease and finance offers going on at Chapman BMW on Camelback. Qualified lessees can drive a 2018 BMW X1 sDrive 28i home for just $309 a month, or you can move up a notch to the all-wheel drive version for just an additional $20 a month. Both vehicles are also subject to 2.9 percent financing for buyers with approved credit.

2.0L Engine Pumps Out 228 Horsepower

The X1 may be the smallest SUV in the BMW lineup, but a 2.0L TwinTurbo Engine creates 228 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque. This makes the BMW the most powerful entrant in its class. With the all-wheel xDrive, near-perfect weight distribution and chassis technology that not only improves handling but delivers a very comfortable ride, the X1 offers the best in both performance and comfort. This year’s X1 has more cargo space than ever before, making this the perfect vehicle for the urban commuter who occasionally needs to haul large items. It’s also a blast to run up the mountains on a weekend ski trip.

Ergonomic Interior Offers Smart Layout

With all the controls easily within the driver’s reach and control displays that allow eyes to stay focused on the road, the interior of the BMW X1 is both functional and elegant. Premium surfaces feel elegant to the touch with trim and accent strips that tie the entire interior together. Power front seats, an automatic lift gate and leather sport steering wheel are just a few of the amenities that make the X1 stand out above the competition. Choose the optional Harmon Kardon stereo and you get 12 high quality speakers that will envelope the driver and passengers in symphonic sound. You can test drive the new X1 today at Chapman BMW on Camelback, but you need to act quickly as the Holiday finance offers are only on for a limited time.

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Strong Performance Earns Spot on 10Best List

Car and Driver magazine, one of the premier sources for consumer auto information, has to test a lot of vehicles to make up their annual “10Best” list. As you might imagine, for every star there are a lot of lemons, which is why the editors were so effusive with praise when awarding the BMW M2 a spot on the list. Of all the cars they evaluated in the $40,000-$50,000 range, they said “few are as entertaining as BMW’s top 2-Series models, with their combination of humble size; pouncing liquid thrust from the optional six pots; and piano-wire tension to the controls.” Feel the thrust and enjoy the ride when you take a test drive at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

M2 Loves Corners Like a Dog Likes Pork Chops

The M designation in the M2 comes courtesy of the BMW Motorsports division, which has long competed on the best tracks in Europe. BMW took lessons learned from the racetracks to improve both performance and handling on all its “M” designated vehicles, a fact not lost on the Car and Driver editors. “The M2 prefers corners to straights the same way a German shepherd prefers pork chops to applesauce,” they wrote of the luxury sports car’s ability to devour tight curves. The M2 is built for thrills with a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, a lighter body and technologically advanced TwinTurbo power.

365 Horses Set Free in Small Coupe

Step on the accelerator and you’ll release 365 pent-up horses under the hood which will transport you from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds, or about the time it takes to say “do you have this in red?” Turbo lag is virtually a thing of the past in the new BMW M2, which generates 343 pound feet of torque almost instantly. Kick in the Overboost and you get an extra 27 pound-feet, just in case you need a little more oomph to leave that guy in the Mustang in your rear view mirror. In case you want to record your outing at the track, you can use the iDrive controller in conjunction with a GoPro app to record your run. The M Laptimer lets you upload your results and share with other drivers who love their M-Series.

Special Packages Mirror Your Personality

Talk to the pros at Chapman BMW on Camelback about taking advantage of special packages to make your M2 stand out from the crowd. An optional 7-speed double clutch shifter merges two different gear boxes to increase the speed and seamlessness of your gear changes Opt for the executive package and you’ll receive nice little treats like a heated steering wheel, auto high beams, parking distance assistance and a rearview camera. A Wi-Fi package lets you turn your BMW M2 into a rolling hotspot to stay connected no matter where you may roam.