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2019 BMW i8 Roadster | Braman BMW WPB

The 2019 BMW i8 Roadster

Word’s leaked out about the new BMW i8, a fully electric roadster boasting a host of features. This combines a locally emissions-free ride with the high performance expected of the i8 – all in a roadster’s sleek body. The eDrive technology on which the i8 has only improved over the years. The hybrid drive system won International Engine of the Year for three years running. What does 2018 have in store for Bimmer fans?

 

Power & Acceleration

BMW i8 features include a 369 hp engine with an added edge of power over prior years. This delivers an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Yet despite the power, the engine’s all-electric operation makes it extraordinarily quiet. This can range up to an estimated 18 miles in e-mode. BMW is keeping local driving green.

 

In hybrid mode, the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster uses the combustion engine to power the rear wheels and the electric motor for the front wheels, offering a powerful all-wheel-drive system. Light and durable construction combines with both engines to offer a good kick in acceleration, especially coming out of a corner.

 

Getting the Details Right

The roadster’s roof can open or close in under 16 seconds. When it opens, the rear window shifts to redirect airflow. This allows you to reduce air turbulence as you drive. It’s one of our favorite BMW i8 features. It’s a testament to getting the small details right that can change the entire driving experience. If you want to feel more wind in your hair, you can always adjust this.

The start of production for the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster is scheduled for March 2018. The retail launch will follow shortly afterward, in Spring. We expect demand for the new BMW i8 to be high, so let us know early that you want to get your hands on one and get a feel for it on the road.

The BMW Feeding America Event

BMW Feeding America

Braman BMW Feeding America Event Success

As a premier BMW dealership in South Florida, we get to match customers with the luxury car of their dreams. But we feel our mission goes beyond this: we are committed to being good neighbors – to giving back to our community. That’s why we hold Braman BMW events such as November’s Feeding America effort.

Drive to End Hunger

We took part in the event from November 13-20th in order to help stamp out hunger. Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S. For every test drive taken in that week, we donated 200 meals. That means every single test drive helped feed 67 people for a day, whether a vehicle was bought or not.

We’re proud to take part in this with an organization like Feeding America. We offered some incentive prizes, such as a trip to the iHeart Music Festival in Boston and a $1,000 new vehicle credit. Now obviously, this helps us connect with customers. It helps you find the BMW match you’ve been looking for. More than anything else, Braman BMW community events like this are intended to help people in need.

Feeding America

If you wish to help more, Feeding America is a nonprofit organization with more than 200 food banks. It’s the nation’s third largest charity, and they help feed more than 46 million people. One in six Americans suffers from hunger, and Feeding America advocates measures that will help solve that problem and provide food security to more families.

To learn more about Feeding America, or to donate or volunteer with them, click here for their website. Read more on our proud accomplishment. 

If you’re looking for a BMW dealership in South Florida, we can help connect you with the model of your dreams. We’ll continue holding community events like this, so that we can help people get better deals while helping people in need get some of those needs fulfilled.

BMW 330i Compared to Jaguar XE 25t

BMW 330i Comparison

BMW 330i Comparison With Jaguar XE 25t

You’re looking at the great new 330i, but you want to compare it to some of its competitors first. That’s a good idea; so how does the 2018 BMW 330i compare to Jaguar’s smallest sedan, the XE 25t?

The 330i proves to be one of the more comfort-focused in the 3-series. This gives the sporty Jaguar a good, fighting chance to take down its competitor. But can it?

 

Engine

The 2018 BMW 330i boasts a 2.0 liter turbo-four. It’ll give you 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Does the Jaguar compare? It features a 2.0 liter that reaches 240 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. Even if it falls a little short, it’s still close enough that the difference hardly matters.

This translates very differently into the actual performance, though. The BMW reaches 60 mph from a standstill in only 5.4 seconds. The Jaguar takes a much longer 6.6 seconds.

 

Handling

The Jaguar gains some ground with tight steering and some good dynamics. Its acceleration might not be sporty, but its handling behaves like it. It has good lateral control through Jaguar’s Integral Link suspension. This means it will handle a curve beautifully. If only it could accelerate out of one.

BMWs have long been built with grip in mind. The 330i’s handling is more polished and feels built around the driver. Control is better developed, and of course, its acceleration packs a punch the Jaguar can’t match.

 

Conclusion

Jaguar’s XE 25t is a decent car if you want the driving experience built around the car itself. The driver becomes a bit of an afterthought, which can make someone feel like they’re in the seat of a less storied brand. If that’s the case, why spend the kind of money you would on a Jag?

The 330i has notably better acceleration. The driving experience is designed with the driver in mind It lets you know you’re driving a brand with a feel and an identity. It feels less generic.

The winner: Bimmer by a mile. The new BMW 330i for sale is available at Braman BMW in West Palm Beach. Compare the 330i to some of the other 3-series to get a feel for how comfort and performance are balanced.

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How is the 2018 BMW X2 Different From the X1?

How is the 2018 BMW X2 Different From the X1

Comparing The 2018 BMW X2 to the 2018 X1

If you love the X1 and the X3 but want something a little sportier — a little edgier, a little sexier — BMW has the answer. Introducing the 2018 BMW X2, the car Car and Driver says is is what the “blonde Rihanna is to the natural Rihanna.” For the pop reference-challenged, that means it’s got a bit more… well, pop.

The X2 is designed to be the perfect mix between the X1 and the X3 – a pocket crossover ideal for a wide array of different family sizes, or singles, melding the best features of its marque siblings.

How is the 2018 BMW X2 different from the X1 or the X3? First, the X2 is quite a bit closer to the ground. The X1 sits fairly high, which is great if you’re going to be taking it on a lot of back roads or crossing a couple of streams on the way to grandma’s house. But the X2 rides lower, giving you a much more sporty feel to your driving experience. The lower roofline also gives the vehicle a super sleek appearance.

Head to a BMW X2 dealership and the differences between the X1, X2 and X3 will be much more readily apparent. Aside from the size, once you open the hood you’ll find that the X2 is going to have the same transverse-engine as the X1, which means that it’s going to be very similar (if not identical to) the 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder. This will give you about 228 HP and a huge 258 lb-ft of torque.

Visitors to the BMX X2 dealership will also be pleasantly surprised to discover that the price of the 2018 BMW X2 is going to be much closer to the X1. Accessible and sexy: a winning combination!

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2018 BMW X3 Review

2018 BMW X3 Review

Reviewing The 2018 BMW X3

To many, the 3 Series is the inimitable face of the iconic BMW brand. Now the company is becoming known for the X3 as well! Sales on the X3 were up 3.6 percent in 2017; Bimmer fans not only like what the X3 has to offer, they want more of it. And, of course, BMW is listening. So get ready to welcome the BMW 2018 X3.

What makes this X3 different? First, there’s more than one model from which to choose: The X3 xDrive 30i and the X3 M40i. The X3 xDrive 30i has a powerful 248 hp turbocharged I-4 under the hood. What we’re most excited to see is the M40i. This sweetheart of a vehicle has a 355 hp 3.0 Liter turbocharged I-6 to power it, and trust us when we say that you definitely feel this BMW move when you touch the pedal!

When you visit a 2018 BMW X3 dealership, you’ll notice that the latest X3 is slightly bigger than last year’s iteration. Thanks to the 2.2 inches added to the wheelbase, there is more legroom in the rear seats. This way not only can kids ride comfortably in the back, adults can as well. This will come in handy whether you’re loading up the family for vacation, the team for soccer practice, or your friends for an adventure.

With a plush new interior and a dash that looks like it’s been taken straight out of the 5 or 7 series BMW’s, this year’s X3 series is sure to live up to (and surpass? Hmmm…) the quality and value of the legendary 3 Series.

Visit Braman BMW, West Palm Beach’s top X3 dealership, for more information and the test drive of your life.

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Reviewing the 2018 BMW X5

2018 BMW X5

Review of the 2018 BMW X5

Luxury: redefined. Iconic brands like BMW defined an entire class of vehicle — boosting performance, enhancing engineering, innovating with technology, and offering amenities that could not be matched. From chauffeur-driven excellence to racetrack-worthy contenders, luxury took on new, and exhilarating, meanings. The company behind the “Ultimate Driving Machine” has done it yet again: today’s luxury is practicality married with opulence. It is the perfect balance of rugged and refined. And no vehicle brings this ideal to life more effectively than the 2018 BMW X5.

 

This gorgeous BMW SUV for sale is the perfect solution for anyone living in more rural areas — or those who like to visit the “wild” side now and then. Whether you indulge in weekend trips to the Glades or annual trips up to the snowy, icy north, the X5 handle anything you throw at it. Even that daily commute!

 

Let’s start by talking about the all-wheel drive system. This intelligent system helps traverse any type of terrain, no matter how rough the road may be. It does this by constantly redistributing the power between the front and rear axle so that you can easily control your car no matter how much the surface changes.

 

Not only is the 2018 BMW X5 perfect when you’re looking for control, it looks as magnificent as it handles. The interior features a heads up display and has an optional charging pocket in the middle console. The real wood or brushed metal accents add a sophisticated touch — BMW also redefined “family car.” Cargo space can expand to a roomy 76.7 cubic feet, and  the third row seating makes the SUV perfect for larger families as well.

The X5 is perfect for any occasion, from transporting materials for a work presentation, bringing the kids to practice, loading up your friends for an adventure, or toting gear for a camping trip. Visit Braman and learn more about this exceptional BMW for sale.

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Discover the New BMW 5 Series Sedan

Discover The New BMW 5 Series

 

New BMW 5 Series Sedan

Have you ever visited a museum and enjoyed a piece of art so much that you wished you could take it home? (The Mona Lisa would look wonderful in the study!) Well, that one may be out of reach, but you can indulge in an exquisite piece of art — whether you’re soaring along the roadway or pulling into your garage. The new BMW 5 Series Sedan is truly a masterpiece from the brand famous for creating them.

 

BMW is renowned for their quality engineering and outstanding performance; but the new BMW 5 Series Sedan takes this to a whole new level, starting with an ultra-responsive chassis. Venture down a curvy road or twisting mountain pass, and you’ll find that you virtually glide around the corners. Lesser cars put your heart in your throat because you’re worried you’ll slide out of control. With BMW, your heart is in your throat because you have in complete control of this ultimate performance machine.

 

Thanks to BMW’s stellar tech, it’s easy to stay in the lines with the driver-assist features. The lane-keeping-assist system is especially helpful if you tend to get so immersed that you find yourself drifting a bit. This system gently nudges the driver back into the right lane. But the best thing about this BMW is that if you don’t like these driving “nanny” features? You can easily turn them off!

The ability to personalize your experience so significantly in this BMW is just one more feature that takes it over the top. Add to it the rear seat entertainment system, heated seats for your rear passengers (who will never want to leave the car again!), and the speed and strength you get from the new 5 Series and you’ll see why it’ll look even better in your garage than the Mona Lisa would above your mantle! Visit your trusted South Florida BMW dealership to learn more — and treat yourself to a test drive.

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BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Sedan

Braman BMW | BMW ActiveHybrid Sedan

In the luxury auto world, BMW has long been a leader in raising the bar for efficiency and advancing technology to push “green” cars to new heights. At the same time, it has instilled its eco-conscious cars with all the refinement, performance capacity, and power that fans expect from the iconic brand. When you opt for an ActiveHybrid 5 Sedan, you get all the perks of owning a BMW sedan coupled with innovations that empower you to conserve vital resources (including your cash as you fill up at the pumps).

 

BMW Hybrid Technology At Its Best

The ActiveHybrid 5’s base model features a 3.0 L 6-cylinder inline engine. This is coupled with an electric drivetrain. During short distances, this hybrid design enables the vehicle to run via battery power. When you accelerate from a stop, the battery powers car and continues to do so until you reach about 15 mph or so. If you drive in city conditions often – or everyday, like many of us – this helps you save a tremendous amount of fuel.

When you reach a cruising speed, the gas engine takes over to maintain speed and to power the generator. This enables it to store electricity for later. When you need to accelerate – or you have the urge to open this sleek 5 up and see what it can do – the gas and electric systems work in concert to “provide sportscar performance without a sportscar thirst.”

You will increase efficiency even further thanks to the Hybrid Start Stop Function. This feature switches the combustion engine off automatically when you come to a full and complete stop (e.g. a red light, a traffic jam). When you’re ready to go, you simply engage the accelerator, and the engine restarts seamlessly. Worried that when the engine is off, your climate control and audio will be off as well? No need. Important functions are run by the durable battery during stops.

When you switch into ECO PRO Mode, each function runs with optimal efficiency. Your sedan provides helpful tips (e.g. “Tip: Accelerate Moderately) to help you conserve. Depending on your driving style, this can help you cut fuel consumption by an astonishing 20 percent.

Efficient technology – also including air vent control, aerodynamic design, and brake energy regeneration – helps this BMW sedan achieve 23 miles per gallon city and 30 miles per gallon highway. While this isn’t as high as vehicles like a Prius, consider the size. This is a sedan; it is far more spacious, roomy, and convenient for families and busy professionals than a compact or subcompact. It’s also a BMW.  You have the advantage of the best in engineering, technology, performance, power… you have the best of the best.

 

BMW Driveability

When you visit a BMW dealership in Florida to peruse the latest models, you expect to test drive vehicles that perform like sports cars and offer the comfort of true luxury. The ActiveHybrid 5 delivers. If you’re expecting subpar output given the hybrid system, you’re in for a treat: this BMW sedan churns out 335 horsepower 330 lb-ft of torque. This is punchy for any sedan; given that you’ll see great efficiency, this is remarkable.

The sturdy chassis provides a stable ride, ensuring every journey – whether to the grocery store or to a remote mountain cabin – is safe and comfortable. Safe, comfortable, and thrilling. Thanks to the 8-speed Steptronic transmission, gear changes are smooth and seamless. Want even more sport? An edge to your daily commute or an added thrill to your weekend excursions? Use the selector lever and switch into manual. More control, and let’s face it, more fun.

And if that’s not quite enough control, you can select your driving mode. With Driver Experience Control, you can opt for Comfort or Sport to tailor your handling to meet your specific needs.

 

The Total Package

It’s efficient. It’s powerful. It’s a performance machine. This BMW sedan is also incredibly beautiful – inside and out – and fully stocked with the BMW touches that elevate ordinary to extraordinary. You are constantly connected via BMW’s advanced onboard technology. Highlights include:

  • Comfort Access. This allows you to open your doors, start your engine, and open your tailgate without using your car key. A great help when your trying to find your keys in a crowded bag/purse or when you have your arms loaded with groceries or gear.
  • Rear-seat entertainment Professional. Your rear passengers will enjoy two 9.2 inch tilt-adjustable screens and DVD drive, connections for MP3 players, game consoles and headphones, and remote control operation. And with a mobile contract, they can access wireless on the go.
  • Concierge Services. Your ActiveHybrid 5 will become your personal butler with BMW ConnectedDrive Concierge Services, accessible via your dash screen.
  • Remote Services. You can use your smartphone to locate your car and lock and unlock it.
  • Online Entertainment. You’ll have access to over 12 million music tracks to create the perfect soundtrack for any adventure.
  • ConnectedDrive Services. Stay connected – you’ll have real-time information, entertainment, and service features while you’re out and about.
  • Driver Assist. Take advantage of a complete suite of features that help you drive  – and park – more easily. Traffic jam assistant, BMW Head Up Display, iDrive Touch Controller, camera systems, Park Assistant, BMW Selective Beam, and Active Protection maximize safety and convenience.

If you do not want to sacrifice performance and luxury for efficiency, visit a BMW dealership in Florida to learn more about the ActiveHybrid 6. This BMW sedan will meet – and exceed – your highest expectations.

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BMWi Living Electric, Wherever You are

BMW is over a century old; how does the legendary brand keep its edge? How does it stay on top of the luxury auto world and continue to earn the respect – and the diehard enthusiasm – of drivers around the world? By committing to continual innovation. By creating, and integrating, the most advanced technology in the industry. And by delivering the end-results that their customers crave: performance vehicles that are as refined as they are powerful. And as efficient as they are exhilarating. By creating “Ultimate Driving Machines” like the BMW i.

 

Electrifying Experiences

MR PORTER  is a “global online retail destination” for men with a flair for fashion – or at least want to dress like it. It is trendy, current, and hot. But… what does this have to do with BMW? The iconic brand and the retailer have partnered up to create an exclusive edition of the i3. The MR PORTER i3 runs solely on electric power and is made with an astonishing 95 percent recyclable materials.

According to MR PORTER: “The aesthetic is informed by the enduring appeal of the tuxedo, and references the luxury of bespoke suiting, such as the pinstripe-inspired detail along the chassis.” Every design element is carefully considered and executed to align with clientele’s tastes, from the MR PORTER badge to the Capparis white hand-painted accent to the certified dark oak panelling and dark leather floor mats

But that ride, though. This special edition boasts all the power and agility you expect, with an incredibly smooth, near silent drive.

A unique aspect of the BMW i is these collaborations and partnerships. The automaker seeks innovative thinkers from all industries to create ground-breaking projects. Whether you want a MR PORTER i3 or just  a “standard” (though BMW doesn’t make “standard”) i model BMW for  sale, the point remains: BMW is committed to ingenuity, to thinking outside the box, to pushing the boundaries.

They have done all this with exemplary results with their i line. Whatever you think you know about electric and hybrid vehicles? Forget it, and get to know these stellar, class-leading, mold-breaking cars.

 

BMW Redefining Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

The i line encompasses two exciting vehicles:

  • i3. This all-electric BMW is a locally emissions-free vehicle that is specifically designed for city driving – and for sustainability. Get ready for incredible 137 miles per gallon city and 111 miles per gallon highway. Finally, a car that’s more efficient in traffic! And with 170 hp, you’ve got a vehicle with gusto. It has the horsepower to leap from 0 to 60 and the torque to keep you there.
  • i8. The i8 is the proof you need to win any argument stating that hybrids lack spirit and cannot keep up with fuel-powered sports cars. It can, and it does with 357 hp- all while giving you a 15 mile electric range, 76 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent), and 28 MPG. The durable electric battery is coupled with a powerful TwinPower Turbo engine for ultimate excitement. BMW calls it “Innovation disguised as a sports car.”

The guiding principle behind both models is “Intelligent Sustainability.” Rather than treat sustainability as a buzzword, BMW takes it as a challenge and has committed to maximize the conservation of resources throughout all steps of their development process – and beyond.

BMW didn’t just reuse an existing model and tack on efficiency-adding features. They started from the ground up by designing a platform specifically for electric mobility. They’ve integrated recycled and recyclable materials where possible, and the production plant in Leipzig runs on energy from regenerative sources. The vehicles themselves reduce emissions and technology like ECO PRO Mode further reduce power needs and increase the range of the electric battery.

As mentioned, 95 percent of the materials in the i3 can be recycled: battery modules see a second life as storage for wind or energy plans, and carbon fibres are reused in production. Whether your goal is to save money at the pump or begin to think more conscientiously about our use of resources, the BMW i will empower you to achieve it.

 

But…Is It a Hassle?

The key to sustainability is to help people adopt behaviors that last. If you cannot charge your electric vehicle easily, if you cannot integrate it into your life fully, just how “sustainable” is it? The i3 and i8 make owning your BMW as effortless as driving it.

The average car is parked 22 hours per day, ample time with which to easily recharge your batteries with the standard charging cable, the BMW i Wallbox, or the Wallbox Pro. You can find also find charging stations via the ChargeNow mobility service for convenient recharges while you’re working, shopping, or grabbing a bite.

You can truly live – and drive – electric with complete convenience, and with even better results. The BMW i series is one of a kind: it makes sustainability easy – and sexy.

 

BMWi Sustainable, Cost-Saving, Efficient – and Then Some

In addition to its class-leading status in the electric vehicle world, the i Series adds some serious benefits. Carbon fibre reinforced performance. Ultra-lightweight BMW LifeDrive. 360° Electric Lifestyle Program. As BMW says, “Finally an EV that performs like a BMW. Because it is one.”

With the BMW i, you can live electric anywhere – and instead of detracting from your driving experience, it will only enhance it. If you are seeking a BMW for sale, consider going electric. Once you make the switch, you may never go back. And that is a truly sustainable choice.

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2016 BMW I8 Review

2016 BMW I8 Review

Remember when you were young and collected Hot Wheels cars? Remember how the old cars that you got were cool, and the traditional sedans were ok. But the cars that everybody wanted in their collection were the sports cars. These vehicles were smooth, sleek, and absolutely stunning to look at. You may not have understood the term, “sexy” when you were that young, but you did understand that these were the cars that drove your imagination to new places.

Now you’re an adult and you have an adult’s salary and an adult’s thoughts. But imagine walking into a BMW dealer in Florida: when you turn the corner, you see the 2016 BMW i8. You close your eyes for a moment and open them and nope, the car is still there. You pinch yourself. Yes, it’s real. You blink a few times. It’s your childhood dream car – all grown up.

When you see the i8 for sale you’ll realize that BMW embodies the fun, sleek, sexy car that you always loved to play with when you were young. And not only is it stylish and oh so gorgeous, it’s also shockingly affordable in the world of luxury vehicles. Let’s discuss the i8 a bit more and you’ll see that even though you’re an adult, it’s still fun to play with cars.

More on the 2016 BMW i8

There’s something you should probably know about the i8 – it’s a hybrid. Running on electric and gas, the i8 allows you to save a huge amount of money on gas, especially around town. There’s two separate power sources: one per axle. The rear axle handles the turbocharged three-cylinder engine while the front wheels are powered by the electric motor.

The battery is located inbetween the seats, which allows the car to keep the low, sleek profile that keeps the vehicle looking extremely sleek. Because the motor and the engine are combined, the i8 can run completely on electricity, as a sport hybrid, or use both the engine and the motor together in order to give you the best performance possible.

But wait – how can a gas powered engine and a battery powered motor work together? That’s an excellent question, and it’s all thanks to software. The software that’s hooked up to the i8 means that the two components can work together without being mechanically connected. This allows for some serious power, and, when it comes to gas, some serious savings as well.

This three-cylinder engine boasts 228 horsepower, which gives it about 236 pound-feet of torque. The six speed automatic transmission runs through smoothly, and the vehicle is able to reach 155 mph with ease. The governor keeps it from climbing higher; still, 155 mph is more than enough for a thrill seeking driver.

The combined range between the battery and the engine is about 330 miles, which isn’t too shabby for either an electric car or a hybrid. The fuel efficiency rating, when it’s being run only as a hybrid is about 28 mpg. Despite the sporty power and performance, the i8 is a fuel-sipper, not a guzzler.

The BMW I8 Appeal

The i8 is helping redefine the BMW brand – taking the classic brand into the 21st century while still maintaining the automaker’s reputation for quality. It’s absolutely gorgeous and offers a high-tech vibe with “bird” doors that open straight up. The sleek, very low-to-the-ground look of the BMW turns heads the moment that it’s viewed. It’s bound to be the envy of the neighborhood.

Should you start looking for an i8 for sale? Is it the right vehicle for you? Let’s figure that out. The i8 is the ideal vehicle for someone who is looking for a sports car but who, at the same time, wants it to be extremely efficient. It, quite frankly, is entirely in a class of it’s own. There is no other vehicle on the road today that has as much technology, as much panache, or attracts as much attention as the BMW i8.

If you’re looking for a performance car that makes a loud roar when you drive it, the i8 may not be the option for you as this car runs much quieter than some other sports vehicles. But don’t let its whisper performs fool you: the i8 is just as responsive, just as gorgeous and sleek, and even more efficient than most other sports luxury vehicles.

Head to your local BMW dealer in Florida to take this beauty out for a test drive. It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll fall in love at first drive.

 

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