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Electrified BMWs on Display at Auto Show

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.

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