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Archive for November, 2017

BMW has committed to offer 25 electrified vehicles by the year 2025, with at least a dozen of those all-electric. As a step toward fulfilling that commitment, the company will exhibit five new electric vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The showcase will feature the first exhibit in North America of the BMW i Vision Dynamics, i3s and the Mini Electric Concept. The LA Auto Show will also feature the world premiere of the BMW M3 CS, as well as the first North American showing of the both the BMW X7 SAV Concept and the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo. If you can’t make it to the LA Auto Show, stay in touch with Chapman BMW on Camelback to see when these vehicles will make their first appearance in Phoenix.

i Vision Dynamics Emission-free Sports Coupe

You just need to take one look at the BMW i Vision Dynamics to know that you’re in the presence of something special. This all-electric vehicle is not your run-of-the-mill emission-free car. With the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds flat, the i Vision Dynamics can hit a top speed of 120 mph with an all-electric range of 373 miles. That solves the two most common objections to an electric vehicle: not enough power and not enough range. The stunning design of the i Vision Dynamics proves that BMW can create an electric vehicle that both performs and turns heads whether its on the move or standing still.

i3s Provides More Power Than Standard i3

The BMW i3 hybrid has been a very popular commuter vehicle that’s both fun to drive and energy efficient. But, as they say, a good thing can always be made better. The new i3s provides more power and acceleration, taking just 6.8 seconds to hit 60 mph from a dead stop. The little i3s is still able to maneuver easily through city traffic, but has a top speed of 100 mph for those times you find a long, lonesome road. The i3s will be coming soon to Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Carbon Fiber Key Behind M3 CS Efficiency

When BMW takes the wraps off the M3 CS at the Los Angeles Auto Show, attendees will see a vehicle that utilizes an extensive amount of carbon fiber to reduce weight and improve efficiency. The M3 CS is more than 100 pounds lighter than the traditional M3, an amount drivers will notice in acceleration and handling. Utilizing the TwinTurbo inline 6-cylinder engine that produces 453 horsepower, the M3 CS goes from 0 to 60 in just 3.7 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 174 mph. You’ll be able to order the M3 CS in the spring from Chapman BMW on Camelback.

 

 

 

 

With the extensive use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) lightening the weight by 110 pounds over the standard BMW M3, the new M3 CS will offer more speed, better handling and a lower center of gravity than its M counterparts when it becomes available for sale at Chapman BMW on Camelback next year. The BMW M3 CS is limited to just 1,200 units worldwide, with only 550 vehicles for sale in the United States. Be the first in line next May when the company starts taking orders if you want a chance to own one of these special vehicles.

M Stands for Motorsports

The “M” in the name of the BMW M3 CS stands for Motorsports, the BMW division devoted to transferring all of the knowledge gleaned from years on the European racing circuit to cars available for everyday driving. The new M3 CS is a shining example of the use of this knowledge, with features such as electromechanical steering, stability control and a 7-speed double-clutch transmission with shifting paddles mounted on the steering wheel. An Active M Differential electronically controls the traction, providing grip to the wheel that needs it the most. It also communicates with the stability control system to allow the maximum amount of torque delivery to the rear wheels to maintain control, while still allowing enough slip for you to execute some drifts. It’s this type of performance combined with the luxury and sophistication of a BMW that driving enthusiasts thoroughly enjoy.

Inline 6-cylinder Gets Power Boost

While engineers cut weight from the new BMW M3 CS, they also boosted the power in the popular inline 6-cylinder engine by 28 horsepower. The M3 CS also gets a 10 percent torque boost to 443 pound-feet, creating a smile-inducing, back-crunching thrill ride the moment you tromp on the accelerator. The standard four-tailpipe exit at the rear creates low back pressure, enhancing power and delivering that characteristic rumble that only comes in an M-Series vehicle.

Dynamic Look Cut from Muscular Cloth

No matter from which angle you view the new BMW M3 CS, the look is the muscular, athletic design of an unmistakable premium sports car. Twin-LED headlight pairings provide nice bookends to the familiar kidney grille. The front apron features a large air intake that’s spectacular as well as technically necessary. It provides the air to cool both the engine and the oversized brakes. Strong lines continue to the back where the rear diffuser adds an exclamation point of style to the vehicle and makes for a nice view for any competitors who dare challenge the M3’s supremacy. Remember the M3 CS is an extremely limited version. Stay in touch often with Chapman BMW on Camelback so you can be one of the lucky ones to place an order next May.