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Forthcoming BMW i40 Designs Pop in New Photos

Eye-popping new photos of the BMW i4 eDrive 40 are making us itch to get to drive this BMW.  Thanks to today’s innovative ideas in the world of EVs, doors have been opened for many other car manufacturers to make better electric vehicles. And no one has done a better job of making new EVs than BMW. The BMW i4 comes in two models, the i40 and the M50. The M50 is a car for the ages; while not as dramatic in appearance perhaps, it is a vehicle that delivers plenty of power. Here are a few things you should know about both models.

BMW i4 eDRIVE 40

The BMW i4 eDrive 40 is a four-door Gran Coupe that offers rear-wheel drive for greater flexibility and more responsiveness.  It also has a rear-mounted motor and comes with newer and faster-charging technology that can charge at up to 200kW. The car goes from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds, has a hp of 335, has a range of up to 301 miles, and within 10 minutes of fast charging can run up to 108 more miles.

The BMW i4 eDrive 40 standard color is a gorgeous mineral white and the i4 M50 has a color of frozen Portimao blue, but there are at least two dozen other exterior colors from which to choose. The M50 has its own select exterior features.  If you are looking for a fun, fast, and comfortable luxury hi-tech car, you will not go wrong with either the BMW i4 M50 or the BMW i4 eDrive 40.

BMW i4 M50

If you thought the Tesla Model S was a great EV, then the BMW i4 M50 is an electric monster. Even though this car arrived a decade later than the Tesla, the M50 has a gigantic 536hp and 586 lb-ft of torque. The power of the beast is at your fingertips immediately.  The M50 has the latest in interactive technology for BMW owners. Add the M division suspension and you have an all-wheel-drive, full-size sedan that optimizes power and, at the same time, has an envious grip of the terrain. The car averages 270 miles between charges and a fast charge can gain 70 percent energy back in just 30 minutes. With a 10-minute “fast charge,” the M50 can provide another 97 miles of range.  It can go from 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds.  It also has a “Sports Boost” button that will jet you like a rocket for a 10-second burst of power.

Even though the BMW i4 M50 has many lavish traits, the car is still practicable enough to fit the needs of a family. Like all BMWs, the i4 comes with plush upholstery and top-notch trim level. The vehicle is comfortable, spacious, and has ample space for luggage in the trunk. The luxury car is loaded with hi-tech features, like a top-notch Drive 8 infotainment system and a huge central floating display. By working loosely with your smartphone, you can customize the wizardry to your personal tastes. 

The 2022 BMW i4 eDrive 40 starts at $55,400; expect to add in another $20K if you want the upgrades before you get the car in your driveway.  The 2022 BMW i4 M50 starts at $65.900.  Neither price includes a destination fee.  Contact Braman Motorcars in West Palm Beach at 1-561-609-0130 to learn more today.

2022 BMW 3 series

2022 BMW 3 Series

The 2022 BMW 3 series extends a winning streak. While it used to be available in several body styles, only the sedan has survived, chiefly due to public demand. The BMW 3 series is a relatively small luxury sedan compared to other BMW models and is available as a turbocharged 330i, 330 plug-in hybrid, M340i, and the high-powered M3.

WHAT IS NEW ABOUT THE 2022 3 SERIES?

BMW 3 Series Models

The 2022 BMW 3 Series lineup includes the 330e, 330i, and M340i. There are not that many novel features in the 2022 3 series; the minor updates include new standard features for some models, reshuffled option packages, and a whole list of updated individual options. The 3 series base models are rear-wheel drive; the all-wheel-drive system of BMW’s xDrive is optional. Feature highlights for the BMW 3 Series include:

  • All have rear-wheel drive with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • The body of all trims is designed to meet the demands of all types of roads. 
  • The brakes are solid.
  • The ride at least for inner-city driving is comfortable.
  • All have a rich spacy interior with decent trunk space.
  • The plug-in hybrid (330e) offers up to 23 miles of all-electric range.
  • All four trims offer a luxurious and spirited ride.
  • None have a manual transmission.

Other Features

  1. The fuel economy depends on the trim of the 2022 BMW 3 series and varies from 23 mpg for the inner city to 36 mpg on the highway. The most powerful 6-cylinder M340i has the lowest fuel efficiency numbers. 
  2. The interior is well designed, modern, and feels expensive. The sports seats are supportive and well-bolstered with extensive adjustments.
  3. Other features include a heads-up display, heated rear and front seats, and wireless charging.
  4. Except for the 330e, all the rest have ample cargo space.
  5. The infotainment center in all the BMW 3 series is pretty similar. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard features.
  6. One novel feature is the addition of BMW gesture control, which permits the driver and passengers to input certain commands with hand gestures.
  7. When it comes to driver assistance options, BMW only provides automated emergency braking and forward-collision warning systems as standard. All other options are available as add-ons.

Overall, all four trims offer good handling on the road. The interior is tastefully decorated with ample cargo space. All four trims have potent fuel-efficient engines, which allow the M3 series to leave most of the competition behind.

What Do Experts Recommend?

Of the four trims, the 4-cylinder 330i is recommended by most car experts. This car has decent power and is athletic in design. Adding in the sports package will bring in a specialty tuned suspension with unique styling bits. For a few more thousand dollars, the premium package will include hands-free passive entry, blind-spot monitoring, heated steering wheel, heads-up display, and much more. BMW also offers a dynamic handling package that optimizes the car’s driving behavior via upgraded brakes and adaptive dampers. 

What is the Price of the 2022 BMW 3 Series?

BMWs are not cheaply made cars. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is about $69,000. Add in the upgrades and the car can be yours for about $80-$85K.

Contact Braman Motorcars at 1-561-609-0131 for more details and to talk to knowledgeable BMW representatives.  Stop by their showroom and take a look at the models they have.

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2022 BMW X5 vs X7

BMW released its first SAV (sports ACTIVITY vehicle) two decades ago but, within this short time, it has produced a line of luxury SUVs that have earned a solid reputation. Consumers prefer to buy an SUV from BMW because of its quality and performance. Within BMW are two outstanding offerings of SUVs: the X5 and the X7. Which one should you purchase?

First, the X7 is a more expensive car compared to the X5 but a fully loaded X5 comes close to the price of the X7. Also, the X5 M50 is a much better high-performance SUV than the X7. The question then becomes, should you buy a loaded X5 or an entry-level X7?

COMPARING THE BMW X5 VS THE BMW X7

A fully loaded BMW X5 SUV is one gem of a vehicle. It is packed with many features that make driving fun, comfortable, and easy.  On the other hand, even the basic BMW X7 is a solid luxury SUV with state-of-the-art materials and even more options than the X5. It is also a much bigger luxurious car with ample space compared to the X5, regardless of the options.

As far as the ride is concerned, the X7 is pure luxury.  For a big, tall SUV, the X7 is easy to handle, hugs the roads well, and offers excellent traction. The ride in the X7 is best described as smooth and noiseless.

The BMW X5 SUV is slightly smaller and more agile on the road. In addition, the steering is more responsive and permits solid handling around steep corners. The lower and firmer suspension also contributes to a more stable overall ride. One additional feature that makes the X5 a better car is the availability of the M50 or the M performance model, which is a seriously powerful car. If it’s power and performance you’re after, then, again, the X5 stands out.

Performance

Both the X5 and X7 come with 8-speed automatic transmission, and they both have all-wheel drive, except for the base model X5 s Drive 40i. As far as acceleration, handling, and speed are concerned, they are almost identical. The power in the X7 is often muted as the car is heavy, but make no mistake, it has all the acceleration needed for a faster ride.

The Exterior

The X7 is a bolder car with a rugged look and is more pronounced. One feature that stands out is the huge grille, whose size is further accentuated by the thin and wide headlights. While looking square in profile, the X7 does offer sporty hints because of the obvious vent behind the front wheel. The exterior of the X5 is more sophisticated and has improved cosmesis from all angles. In fact, if you want to turn your neighbor’s head, then go for the BMW X5 SUV.

The Interior

In the interior, there are no major differences between the BMW X5 vs X7. The dashboard, trim, displays, and controls are almost identical. The key difference is that the X7 is more spacious, which provides more comfort for all passengers, especially in the third row.

The Cost

The BMW X7 is $20,000 more expensive than the BMW X5 SUV in all trims, and, while the X7 is a great SUV, is it worth paying an extra $20,000 just for more room in the car? The X5 offers almost everything that the X7 does, including a lovely interior and very similar hi-tech features.

The base price for the least expensive sDrive 40i model BMW X5 is $59, 895. The upgraded X5 xDrive 40i is an extra $3,000 for the all-wheel drive. The top model X5 M50i costs $83,145.

The base price for the xDrive 40i X7 starts at $74,895 and the top model M50i costs $100,595. With all models of BMW, there is a wealth of extra options and accessories. At the end of the day, you will not go wrong with either car; it all boils down to personal preferences.

Conclusion

Make no mistake, both the BMW X5 vs X7 are great cars, but they have many overlapping features, and this makes it hard to choose between them. The fully loaded BMW X5 SUV is comparable to the base level X7 and, at the end of the day, it all boils down to one thing: do you need a bigger car or one that has slightly better overall performance? 

There is no question that the X7 is a better luxury SUV but the X5 offers a far better balance between fun and performance. It is a sturdy two-and-a-half-ton SUV that has excellent steering, superb agility, and power. If you are looking for a large SUV that is fun to drive, then the X5 is the car you need.  But if you have a large family, always traveling long distances, constantly towing or lugging heavy items in the car, the X7 will serve you well.

For more information and help deciding which one you should choose, the BMW X5 vs X7, contact Braman Motorcars today at 1-561-609-0130 or visit their showroom in West Palm Beach.

2023 BMW M4 GT4

2023 BMW M4 GT4: On Track

The 2023 BMW M4 GT4 is not scheduled to arrive for at least a year, but BMW engineers have already completed the first test on the prototype in Almeria, Spain. And, rest assured, this is one gem of a luxury sports car.

THE FIRST GENERATION

The first generation of the M4 GT4 made its debut five years ago and did well on the racing circuit. Very similar to the road car, it came with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a turbocharged 3.0L inline-six.

THE SUCCESSOR

The current M4 GT4 is already pretty far along in terms of stages of development and will be ready for consumers on schedule if there are no unforeseen delays. Of course, the new GT4 aims to be better, faster, and stronger. To meet this goal, the M4 GT4 has had improvements in several areas, including performance, cost efficiency, durability, and maintenance. Much of the basic body and design has been adopted from previous models, but specific components related to the engine have been modified to make it an even better car on the road and the track.

The manufacturer is hoping that the BMW M4 GT4 will be another success story for the company. The entire motor world has been shaken up by the Covid-19 pandemic and production has been slowed or halted for many new cars.

ON THE RACETRACK

One area where the manufacturer is hoping that the M4 GT4 will continue to reign is the track. The BMW M4 GT4 has been specifically designed for power and performance, but the real test still awaits the car when it actually competes on the track.

THE COMPONENTS

The development of the BMW M4 GT4 started in early 2021 following computer simulations in September 2020. The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) approved the safety cage. The chassis has been built at the German factory, but testing is currently taking place in Spain.

The complete drive train, including the electronics, transmission, and engine, have been copied from the production model. Another outstanding feature of the car is the multi-level traction control, which has been optimized to meet the demands of motorsports. Because a major challenge in sports cars is heating, the company has also developed a state-of-the-art cooling system. Components like the rear wind and CFC roofs have been carried over, and sustainable materials have started to replace plastic and carbon components.

Other areas where the M4 GT4 is being improved include seating ergonomics and drivability. The company still has another 12 months to optimize the luxury sports car before it can be used by racers. From what has been seen so far, however, the M4 GT4 is going to be a blast to drive.

CONCLUSION

While the M4 GT4 appears to be a great car, it will face stiff competition from the likes of the new Porsche 781 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. The price of the M4 GT4 has not been formally announced but expect it to be about $180K for the base model. Call Braman Motorcars today at 1-561-609-0130 to learn more. Sales representatives know all the latest available details about the 2023 BMW M4 GT4.

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History of BMW: Why it Matters

Today, BMW is 105 years old. In that time, they’ve learned a thing or two. Throughout the history of BMW, it has beaten the odds of survival several times, and today, BMW has even bolder plans for the future

The history of BMW begins in 1916 when the company was originally named Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG, but, six years later, it was renamed Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW). The first BMW product was, in fact, a straight-six aircraft engine designed in 1917 for the ongoing World War 1, but the war soon ended, and the company turned towards the manufacture of engines for motorcycles, farm equipment, railway brakes, and several household items. The first BMW motorcycle was produced in 1923 and it has remained a staple product for close to a century. 

However, the BMW history in the automobile industry did not evolve until 1928 and for the next decade, the company specialized in the manufacture of luxury and sports cars. Up until WWII, the company made motorcycles, automobiles, and aircraft engines. After Germany lost the war, all BMW facilities were prohibited from manufacturing aircraft engines and automobiles. To survive, BMW started to make bicycles and household appliances.

Car and motorcycle production resumed in the early 1950s with the company focused solely on luxury vehicles. The early ‘50s were turbulent times in BMW history because there was also competition from Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and several other European car manufacturers. However, BMW continued to focus on the quality of cars and the production of the BMW 700 series revived the company finances and the future looked promising. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, BMW made newer and better cars, including the BMW 5 series, 3 series, and 7 series, all of which were hugely popular worldwide.

In the history of BMW, the 1980s were the years when it began to develop its first series of performance cars, including the BMW M5 and M3 series, but it faced stiff competition for most of the 1990s. The other challenge of the eighties and nineties was making the cars more reliable.

By the end of the 20th Century, BMW had established itself as one of the top automobile brands globally, reflecting class, luxury, quality, and performance. Despite making great, exciting, sporty cars, however, there was another setback. BMW was just not able to capture the lion’s share of the sporting market. 

BMW history tells us that BMW was taken over by the Rover Group in 1994 but continued to suffer serious financial losses. In the early 2000s, BMW started to improve on the challenges that had faced their cars in the previous two decades and they switched over to turbo-charged engines for most of the newer models after 2010. Later that year, BMW produced its first hybrid, followed by electric cars in 2013. After decades of developing sporty rear-wheel drive cars, in 2014, BMW produced its first front wheel drive: the BMW 2-series active tourer. During the pandemic, demand for cars far-outpaced the supply of materials, including processing chips. 

Today, BMW exports 50,000 cars annually to many countries. Besides luxury sedans, unique coupes, athletic sporty cars, and spacious SUVs, BMW has also entered the race to go all-electric by 2030. This premium luxury brand has earned its title of legend, and continues to make superb vehicles by achieving near-perfection in engineering and design. It is nearly a century since the history of BMW entered the world of automobiles, and the company has stood the test of time by making reliable luxury cars that are easily recognized by its iconic badge. For the next decade, BMW has set its sights on going electric and building cars for the future generations of BMW owners.

If you want to know more about current BMW’s, or what is to come in the future, come on down to the showroom, or visit our inventory site today.

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How Fast is a BMW i8?

At first glance, the hybrid BMW i8 appears to be a super-luxury futuristic car with enormous power, but the reality is that despite the low-slung styling with butterfly doors, the coupe is much more eco-friendly than powerful. How fast is a BMW i8?  It may not be ready to demolish its competitors, like Lamborghini, Porsche, or Mercedes on the racetrack, but the car was manufactured for a different purpose – efficiency over performance.

The BMW i8 comes with a 1.5-liter turbo-gasoline three-cylinder that drives the rear wheels, while the electric motor moves the front wheels, giving the i8 an all-wheel-drive grip.  How fast is a BMW i8? The combined power of the gas and electric hybrid is not that shallow, estimated at 369 horsepower, which is low compared to many of its direct competitors, but comparable to the Audi s5 or the Nissan 370Z.  

TOP SPEED

How fast is a BMW i8?  The i8 has a 6-speed automatic transmission, which permits the luxury coupe to increase speed from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.4 seconds, which is relatively slow compared to the Mercedes and Audi. In addition, the BMW i8 top speed is restricted to 155 mph (250 km/h), which is significantly less than the other supercars, which have speeds of more than190 mph (300km/h), but then this luxurious and elegant car was not meant to be a racer. 

WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT THE BMW I8?  FUEL EFFICIENCY

What the BMW i8 top speed lacks in power, it more than makes up for in fuel efficiency, getting about 40 mpg in practicality when using both electric and gasoline power. This is due chiefly to the plug-in hybrid powertrain that permits it to travel 25 miles (40 km) in the EV mode, with a total range of about 330 miles. Because of its fuel efficiency, the i8 was the best-selling plug-in hybrid sports car. 

The i8’s produced from 2015-2017 had a battery size of 7.1kWh, which was increased to 11.6kWh in 2018 for an all-electric driving range of 55km.

The i8 is only available in a single trim level but is available as either a convertible or a coupe. For the interior, BMW offers several packages, but otherwise, the car is complete as you see it. 

THE END OF THE ROAD FOR THE BMW i8

In 2020, this futuristic plug-in hybrid retained much of the styling design from the recent 2018 and 2019 series, but despite the lack of power, it still remained a potent sports coupe. But, 2020 was the end of the road for this beautiful i8 series. BMW retired the car, chiefly because consumers had not found it to be functional due to limited cabin access and almost no storage space. Plus, the base price for the i8 was close to $150K.

To see the BMW i8 and judge it for yourself, visit Braman Motorsports BMW in West Palm Beach or Jupiter.  Call them today at 1-561-465-8293 to see what models are available in the store.

2022 BMW X7 Reviews, Pricing, and Specs

For lovers of full-size luxury SUVs- be forewarned- the 2022 BMW X7 is one special car. First introduced in 2019, the 2022 version is a sophisticated machine with several nice features. One of the X7’s major differentiators is that it has three rows of seating, which also makes it one of the largest BMWs on the market.

2022 BMW X7

COMFORTABLE SEATING

For those with large families who want a luxury full-size SUV with three rows of comfortable seating, the 2022 BMW X7 is just the right choice. Like all BMWs, the 2022 X7 comes with many extras which can make the car look and feel palatial; and make no mistake about it, the car comes with a ton of power.  Though sporty, the 7-seater BMW has been designed with comfort as a top priority.

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR

Except for a few aesthetic modifications, the exterior shape of the 2022 BMW X7 is the same as the 2019 model. The interior has been fully utilized, but it does have limited cargo space.  The dash reveals the state-of-the-art iDrive system that can be controlled by a rotary dial, the touch screen, or optional gesture control. The 7-seater BMW will have many standard functionalities that include numerous apps that will be accessible via Bluetooth and USB. The dashboard has a wide 12.3-inch infotainment center with a cluster of other digital controls, including Apple CarPlay, a state-of-the-art audio system, Wi-Fi hotspot, and built-in navigation. The Alpina XB7, the top model, also comes with power sunshades for the second-row windows. Other features include a panoramic sunroof, four-zone climate control, heated front seats, and leather seats.

The 2022 BMW X7 is available in three trims, all backed with a powerful engine, including an 8-speed automatic transmission and AWD. Despite its size, the 7-seater BMW is surprisingly fast, reaching 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds. Not bad, but then again, the car was never meant for the racetrack. The fuel economy probably isn’t the primary concern if you’re looking for a full-size SUV, but in any case, the X7 offers 19 and 24 mph in the city and on highways, respectively.

Like older BMWs, the 2022 X7 comes with several standard safety features that include blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams.

The top-of-the-line BMW 2022 Alpina XB7 will have stiff competition from the likes of Audi SQ7, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and the Mercedes AMG GLS 63. But compared with its constituents, the Alpina XB7 has over a hundred horsepower more than the SQ7 and over seventy on the Cayenne Turbo. The Alpina XB7 also has several stylish features in the interior which create excellent aesthetics.

THE COST

The price for the basic model starts at around $75K but the top-of-the-line Alpina will cost almost double.  Add in the cost of upgrades and you are looking at a car that costs just over $150K. The 2022 BMW X7 with Premium Package is not necessarily cheap, but this luxury car offers much more than just space, and it is worth it.

The BMW X7 is best suited for large wealthy families. And while the cargo space and the rear seats are not as roomy as its competitors, the X7 offers a much more comfortable drive, a very quiet interior, and has many hi-tech features that make this beauty stand out. BMW does offer a limited and powertrain warranty, in addition to an above-average complimentary maintenance package for three years or 36,000 miles.  Visit Braman Motorcars and/or call 1-561-465-8293 to learn more today.

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2022 BMW X5 Review, Specifications, Prices, and Features

There has been a lot of talk about the 2022 BMW X5 over the past 12 months and, finally, we get to see this luxury SUV with all its delicate features and phenomenal power. The BMW X5 follows the same tradition as other older BMW models offering speed, power, state-of-the-art technology, and impressive power. 

The 2022 BMW X5 will be available in two trims: the sDrive40i and xDrive40i.

The 2022 X5 has retained many of the features from past models, but also includes a few minor changes, such as the posh interior packages, flashy aesthetics (both inside and out), and a mild facelift. Plus, you have a choice of three trim levels and, if you are into performance, there is also an M sports trim as well. Each of these trims offers a superb driving experience and spotless performance.

Most of the interior is no different from the 2021 model, but there are subtle touch-ups and upgrades available to meet your needs. 

The BMW X5 will come with many standard features that include adaptive suspension dampers, panoramic sunroof, heated and power-adjustable front seats, leather simulated upholstery, 12.3-inch touch screen infotainment system, keyless entry, Apple CarPlay, enhanced Wi-Fi connectivity, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a 12-month free subscription.

In addition, the X5 comes with several standard safety features, including forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, and blind-spot monitoring. Plus, BMW is offering numerous upgrades and packages that include luxury seating, M Sports, driving assistance, and executive options. The exact pricing of these BMW X5 costs for upgrades has not been revealed but expect the total options to cost around $20,000 extra.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE 2022 BMW X5?

While the exact BMW X5 cost has not been released, the base price of the car is expected to start at around $60,000 for the sDrive40i trim, but if you prefer the M50 iTrim, expect to pay an additional $23,000. BMW also has plans to introduce a hydrogen cell-powered trim in the near future, and the price will be somewhere around $70,000. With all that, the 2022 X5’s competitor will be the Land Rover Discovery, the Audi Q7, and the Acura MDX.

If you are deciding on which X5 to buy, experts recommend the xDrive40i over the standard drive since the former comes with a Servotronic power steering assist and full-time all-wheel drive, which makes the car suitable for all terrains. The release dates for the BMW X5 have not been announced, but you should expect to see them at dealerships by the end of summer.  Call Braman BMW West Palm Beach at (561) 609-0130 today to learn more.

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How Much Does BMW Charge For An Oil Change?

An oil change is vital for all cars and that includes the BMW.  Regular oil change, along with regular maintenance, not only improves fuel efficiency, but it also maintains the integrity of the engine. If you own a BMW and ignore an oil change, it can lead to total engine failure due to overheating. Replacing an engine could cost you thousands of dollars. The cost of BMW oil change is entirely worth it.

The first thing you should do when you buy a BMW is open the owner’s manual and find out when an oil change is necessary and the type of oil recommended.  The oil has one very important function; it lubricates the moving components of the engine by preventing friction. In addition, when the engine has the required quality of motor oil, it will not require excess energy to move the mobile components as they will glide with ease in the presence of oil. The end result is better fuel efficiency of your BMW.

How Often Should Oil Be Changed?

With time, the engine will accumulate debris and other small particles that can damage the engine. Thankfully, however, the motor oil will collect the debris and other particles as it flows. This dirty engine oil needs to be regularly changed to maintain the fuel efficiency and life span of your BMW.

In general, the frequency of an oil change depends on the BMW model, driving style, driving environment, and type of oil. To know when you should change the engine oil, you need to check your owner’s manual, or you can check online on the BMW website. It is recommended for the majority of BMWs get the oil changed after 7,500 miles.

What Influences the Cost of an Oil Change?

How much does BMW charge for an oil change?  The cost of BMW oil change will vary from $100-$150, depending on the model of BMW you own and where you take your car. These costs include the labor, replacement of the air filter, and change of oil. You can change your own oil to save costs, but you will need special tools and equipment to collect the discarded oil. 

Why Should You Get an Oil Change at a BMW Dealership?

BMW’s have their own engine oil that is specific to each model and that is the oil that should be used when oil is changed in your BMW.  Specialized technicians that are certified in all the requirements and techniques of oil changes and routine maintenance for each BMW model are the best professionals to have working on your car.  It is also possible that an oil change may be covered under your BMW warranty – you should look into that.

How much does BMW charge for an oil change?  The BMW is a luxury vehicle, and you want it serviced by professionals who know what they are doing. You could take your luxury vehicle to the corner garage to save money but why would you? You have no idea if the technician there has been trained to perform oil changes in a BMW. For reliability, it is best to go to the BMW dealer for an oil change. This way you can be assured that the car will be handled with care and the oil change will be done according to BMW guidelines.

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2022 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe Shows Its Face

Anxiously awaiting the BMW M4 Gran Coupe release date? You’re not alone because this roomier version means the same style you’ve always wanted with a bit of extra space. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait long as the M4 Gran Coupe release date is set for  August of 2021. 

A Little Extra Room?

The Gran Coupe is based on the sedan model, but it sports an extra 5.9 inches in length. It’s also a bit taller, adding 2.1 inches to the overall model, and a bit wider with an extra inch to spare.

More than that, though, it comes with a wheelbase that’s 1.8 inches longer than the first-gen version of this vehicle. All of that means a much larger luggage compartment as well as the two extra doors you’d expect from the Gran Coupe.

The inside may be a bit different at a glance, too, as the center console is a little unique. The digital instrument cluster and touchscreen display are nothing new, though, and you can access natural-speaking voice activation.

Don’t worry, though. None of that extra space affects the aerodynamic performance of this vehicle, as the active air-flap control system and the streamlined undertray mean excellent efficiency. BMW numbers have it at just a .28 drag coefficient. 

Added Power

With the Gran Coupe, you’ll be able to choose between a rear-wheel drive 430i and the all-wheel drive M440i xDrive.

The 430i runs on a four cylinder engine that produces 255 HP and 295 lb/ft of torque. Should you choose to go with the M440i, you’ll find quite a bit more to offer as it comes with six powerful cylinders and the ability to produce 382 hp and 369 lb/ft of torque.

It also has a bit of a surprise as it has a 48-volt hybrid system that delivers 11 horsepower of assistance. Both include an eight speed automatic gearbox. 

You’ll be able to get adaptive dampers with either model, but even if you don’t add them to the package, you can expect to see the lift-related dampers the 3-series offered.

Should you select the M Sport package, you can expect firmer dampers as well as 19-inch wheels. If you add the Dynamic Handling pack, you’ll get adaptive dampers, larger brakes, and an active locking rear differential. 

The 430i has a current MSRP of $45,795 while the M440i has an MSRP of $58,995. To learn more about this beautiful model, contact us today