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BMW Unveils New i3 and i3S

Leading the way again into a future where electrified vehicles are the norm and not the exception, BMW recently announced a new era of mobility with the i3 and all-new i3S. The BMW i3 is already a popular commuter car, but now comes with a wider and sportier look. The i3S offers an extremely dynamic option in electrified vehicles, with powerfully shaped exterior body style, a sports suspension that delivers a lower ride and a high-performance motor with a Sport option. Both the new BMW i3 and i3S will be coming to Chapman BMW on Camelback later this year.

Enhanced i3 Morphs into Efficient Machine

Even though it is the best-selling compact electric vehicle in the premium market, the i3 underwent some tweaking by BMW engineers to offer refreshed styling, new digital programs and some cutting-edge features. BMW has improved the handling of the i3 by updating the Dynamic Stability Control. This new traction control feature guarantees supreme handling in all types of weather conditions, with greater agility at faster speeds and through tight corners. The powerful electric engine pumps out 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, more than enough to get your attention in this small, sophisticated vehicle. By pairing the motor with a one-speed automatic transmission, you’ll get a continuous buildup of power that propels the new i3 from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds on the way to a top speed of 93 mph.

New i3S Delivers More Performance

If you want a little more zip in your giddy up while still driving a zero-emission vehicle, check out the BMW i3S. The i3S has a 184-horsepower engine that provides nearly 200 pound-feet of torque to get to 60 mph in just 6.8 seconds on the way to a top track speed of 100 mph. Select the SPORT mode to ignite a quicker accelerator response and fine tune the steering for even more road control. You can get a range extender  gas-powered two-cylinder engine on both the BMW i3 and i3S to propel a generator that charges the high-voltage battery. This increases the maximum range from a little less than 100 miles to almost 180 miles.

iDrive Provides Intuitive Interface

Both versions of the BMW i3 come with iDrive, an intuitive system for handling all the communication, infotainment and navigation functions of your vehicle. When you get the navigation option, the display is a large 10.25-inch screen with high definition resolution. Advanced voice recognition lets you control all the iDrive functions while you keep your eyes on the road. Stay in touch with Chapman BMW on Camelback to see when you can test drive the new i3 and i3S.

Concept Z4 Takes Stage at Pebble Beach

By wrapping the traditional roadster look in a new and confident package, BMW wowed the crowd with the new Z4 Concept vehicle at the recent Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach. Although it may not be an exact duplicate of the concept version, BMW enthusiasts are looking forward to many of the cues in the modern design making it into the production version of the new Z4 scheduled for next year. “The BMW Concept Z4 expresses the new BMW design language from all perspectives and in all details,” said BMW chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk. “From the dynamic-looking front to the striking flanks to the clean-cut tail end: a few lines and the subtle interplay between surfaces are enough to generate a sense of power and emotion.” Stay in touch with Chapman BMW on Camelback for more information on the new BMW Z4.

Current Z4 Puts Fun in Driving Fundamentals

When exactly was it that driving went from being fun to something you had to endure through a daily commute? The current edition of the BMW Z4 puts the fun back in driving fundamentals, offering plenty of power, supreme handling and all the sophistication and luxury you’d expect from a BMW. Choose from a mighty 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine that delivers a potent 240 horsepower, or opt for the slightly larger 6-cylinder that produces more horsepower and torque. With direct injection feeding fuel into each cylinder head you get power on demand when you need to pass a large truck, merge onto the freeway or just sow a few wild oats. The near perfect 50/50 weight distribution and placement of the seat just ahead of the rear axle means smoother handling and the ability to straighten out corners with a vengeance.

Comfortable Cabin Loaded With Luxury

As beautiful as the outside is, the cabin of the current BMW Z4 is a work of art, offering a combination of sophistication and exhilaration at the craftsmanship and use of quality materials. Choose the White Ivory Burnt Sienna package for the most stunning design that screams “luxury.” Purists will love the design of the Z4 dash, with a classic circular instrument cluster, well-positioned touchscreen for infotainment and every control within easy reach. Select the Premium Sound Package to bathe yourself in surround sound thanks to a multichannel digital amplifier. The BMW Z4 comes in three trim packages to fit most price ranges. Check out the inventory and take a test drive today at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

BMW i3 Revolution Began With a Vision

Imagining a future transportation model where innovation becomes the norm and carbon footprints are reduced to a toe in the sand were just part of the vision that brought about the BMW i3. The all-electric i3 is part of the next phase of personal mobility, where how you get from point A to point B is just as important as whether you get there at all. With a range extender that allows for up to 180 miles between charges and more than 28,000 public charging stations, the BMW i3 is the cure for “range phobia,” or the fear of running out of juice during a trip. See all the technology and innovation that goes into the i3 when you take a test drive at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Carbon Fiber Brings Weight Down

One of the challenges of building an electric vehicle is coming up with just the right power to weight ratio. With an extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, BMW was able to cut the weight of the i3 without sacrificing safety. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic is only about half the weight of steel, but just as strong. It’s also a thinner material, resulting in a lighter and open feeling in the roomy cockpit. The interior also features a heavy usage of renewable and recycled materials, adding to the environmental appeal of the i3.

Technology Key to i3 Success

From the onboard navigation system that makes driving around unfamiliar territory a snap to the mobile integration that lets you use a smart watch or phone to control important vehicle functions, the advanced technology of the BMW i3 is what lures many customers to try their first electric vehicle. Opt for the Level 2 charging station and you can bring your i3 up to a full charge in just 4.5 hours. It only takes about 40 minutes to get an 80 percent charge with the DC combo fast charger. When you’re out on the road, the ChargeNow Card gives you access to more than 28,000 charging ports across the U.S.

Choose Your World Special Package

When you purchase your BMW i3, you can literally drive in your own little world. That’s due to the number of special “World” packages that offer different color and feature combinations. Deka World is a calming interior featuring grey cloth and blue accents. Mega World makes the best use of renewable materials with a cream-colored leather and special trim. Giga World adds on to the Deka World package with special wheels and rich color combinations in the interior. For the ultimate in sophistication, check out the Tera World package with high-end renewable materials and upscale craftsmanship. Compare all the models and take a test drive today when you visit Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Each model of the impressive BMW 4-Series, the Gran Coupe, Coupe and Convertible, are impressive in their own way. Sitting low like an animal on its haunches, just ready to pounce, the 4-Series conveys power even when it’s parked. The aggressive interior gives way to a sophisticated interior designed around the driver to make the driving experience unforgettable and irresistible. Test drive a new BMW 4-Series today when you visit Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Engineered to be Nimble

With a low profile, stiff suspension and near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, the BMW 4-Series was engineered to be as nimble as a cat, albeit a very powerful cat. With a TwinPower Turbo engine that produces up to 320 horsepower, the 4-Series is capable of dashing from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds, making you the most popular driver in the office carpool. Don’t think that with such power comes the need to stop at every gas station. Aerodynamics and special features like strategically placed air breathers help reduce drag, meaning your new 4-Series can achieve up to 34 mpg.

Coupe Offers Unforgettable Athleticism

If you’re of the belief that two doors is just the right number, the BMW 4-Series Coupe is your kind of car. A stunning profile features smooth lines, flared wheel arches and a look that is unmistakably that of an Ultimate Driving Machine. Slip behind the wheel and the racecar seats will hug your body, keeping you firmly in place as you put the 4-Series through its paces on the track or a deserted country road. Stunning red leather with black accents make for a delightful combination that screams “speed.” Thoughtfully placed controls put the power of this BMW squarely at your fingertips.

Gran Coupe Offers More Interior Room

With four doors and a roofline that’s just a smidge higher than the Coupe, the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe delivers a bit more interior space and headroom. Rear seats fold down to provide 45.9 cubic feet of storage space for those times when you need to fit in some luggage, a big screen TV or all your ski equipment. The Gran Coupe performs like the Coupe in every other way, with some additional chassis strengthening provided to create similar rigidity and handling.

Drop the Top in 4-Series Convertible

If the thought of whisking through the desert with the sun on your head and the wind in your hair is appealing, the BMW 4-Series convertible is the vehicle for you. With the same outstanding performance as its siblings, this model offers the ability to raise or lower your top in just 20 seconds, even at speeds up to 11 mph. That can come in handy when a monsoon appears out of nowhere or some mountain showers try to dampen your day. Take some time to look over the entire 4-Series inventory when you visit Chapman BMW on Camelback today.

New X3 Features Bold, Daring Design

BMW recently unveiled the third generation of the X3 Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV), revealing a dynamic, bold design that combines the sophistication of an Ultimate Driving Machine with the rugged good looks of a vehicle capable of tackling any trail. When the new BMW X3 arrives on the showroom floor at Chapman BMW on Camelback later this year, buyers will be able to experience the muscular, aggressive body sculpting that contributes to the near perfect 50/50 weight distribution. A factory-installed trailer hitch, optional luxury package and some new comfort-enhancing features all add to the desirability of the 2018 X3.

M Sport Package Improves Performance

The base BMW X3 delivers a thrilling ride and the kind of performance you’d expect from a BMW, but add the M Sport Package and all the thrills get turned up a notch. By adding a front apron with huge air intake vents, trim on the side skirts and a rear apron that acts as a diffuser, the M Performance team of BMW delivers enhanced ability to grip the road. Double-spoke 19-inch wheels come with all-season or performance run flat tires, or you can choose 20-inch wheels as an upgrade. A leather wrapped steering wheel, “M” door sills and an upholstered dashboard complete the package.

xDrive Works with Chassis Dynamics

BMW’s patented xDrive sophisticated all-wheel drive system works in concert with an intelligent chassis design to deliver the best handling and all but eliminate the body roll that comes with most Sport Utility Vehicles. The “A” in SAV stands for Activity, which is what you’ll be encouraged to experience when you get behind the wheel of the X3. While the xDrive offers phenomenal gripping experiences on slippery roads, the intelligent chassis utilizes a double-joint sprung front axle and a five-link setup in the rear to provide straight-line stability even in tight corners. Electric power steering provides greater responsiveness without sacrificing any “feel of the road” that driving enthusiasts enjoy.

Choose from Iconic Engine Lineup

The BMW 4- and 6-cylinder Twin Turbo engines have long been a staple of the company, providing superior power and efficiency. The latest version of these two powerhouses include variable camshaft timing, a map-controlled oil pump and adjustable waste gate valve to provide even more performance. Choose the X3 M40i and you’ll get the 6-cylinder Twin Turbo engine that reduces turbo lag and provides immediate response. Check in often this summer with Chapman BMW on Camelback to see when you can test drive the new BMW X3.