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BMW Subscription Model: What to Know

Say you purchase a new BMW that you are in love with; it’s sleek, stylish, and a true performance machine. With stellar handling and a luxe interior, it’s a dream on wheels. But maybe you regret your decision not to get Connected Parking or Connected Charging. Or maybe there are new BMW features like the proprietary Intelligent Personal Assistant that you wish you could have selected when you bought your vehicle. You’re in luck: BMW is rolling out a new subscription model that allows you to pick, choose, and update features as you want.

The BMW Subscription Model

BMW recently announced plans to create a subscription model for driver assistance features and comfort functions. While not all of the details have not been released as of yet, the brand has indicated that features like heated steering wheels, heated seats, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control, may be offered on a subscription basis. So, all of the necessary equipment will be installed in vehicles, and you can access the ones you want for months or years.

This gives you great flexibility in terms of the features and functions that are most important to you. For example, let’s say that you rarely use cruise control, but you are planning a long road trip. You may add this feature and then discontinue it after you are back home. Another benefit is that if you sell your car, the next owner can activate the features that they want. There are some features that you can purchase, such as adaptive M Suspension or the IconicSounds Sport selection. 

We’ll soon hear more detailed… well, details… concerning the BMW subscription models, and you’ll get all the answers you need at Braman BMW in West Palm Beach. Come and speak with our experts.

Red 2021 BMW M5 Series

BMW M5 Colors and More

The M series is back with some new design features and upgrades that you’ll love. The 2021 M5 Sedan is just as powerful as before and now comes with more intake and better technology. The M5 will still have an impressive acceleration rating 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds – and that’s a conservative rating from BMW. Hang on to your hats, folks: the M5 is the real deal.

2021 BMW M5 colors include new options such as Brands Hatch Grey Metallic, Motegi Red Metallic, Tanzanite Blue II Metallic, Individual Aventurin Red II Metallic and matte finish Frozen Bluestone Metallic. If those options aren’t enough for you, 2021 BMW M5 colors also include a carryover of the paint colors from 2020. A full spectrum of possibilities for every fan of the Ultimate Driving Machine.

The 2021 M5 Sedan also features high performance M Compound brakes that have blue 6-piston front calipers or are available in high-gloss black or red calipers at no extra cost. Sexy – and safe.

Inside, expect the luxury we know and love from this brand. The interior for the M5 is standard in Extended Merino Leather and is available in Silverstone, Aragon Brown or Black. Merino Leather throughout is also available throughout in the same colors. The trim comes standard in Aluminum Carbon Structure or with the option of Aluminum Dark Structure and Fineline Ridge Wood at no extra cost. Additionally, Piano Black and
Plum Brown Wood are available as optional trim colors. 

The 2021 M5 Sedan is fully loaded with standards as well as exciting options to help your vision of the dream car come to life. If you want to get behind the wheel of this luxe performance vehicle, visit Braman BMW in West Palm Beach. Our team is here to help.

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Should You Buy a 2020 BMW X7?

If you are wondering whether or not to buy a 2020 BMW X7, the biggest factors to consider are increased luxury amenities and increased horsepower. The 2020 X7 is the largest SUV BMW offers and it handles just the way you would expect a BMW to. It drives more like a 5 series than an SUV. This luxury SUV has some seriously high-end features, is crafted with high-quality materials and the powertrain boasts some very strong choices on the part of BMW. 

The BMW X7 is a three-row SUV with an extremely spacious cabin. With a three trim range of options including xDrive50i, the X7 xDrive40i, and the X7 M50i, the luxury seekers out there will not be disappointed. 

BMW X7 price in 2020 starts out in the $70,000s. With a few add-on upgrades to the base model, the price increases to around $80,000. The higher trims will come in closer to $90,000 mark and up for the M50i. BMW X7 price in 2020 reflects cargo capacity, performance, luxury amenities and storage.

Chances are if you want to buy a 2020 BMW X7, you are well aware of the feature upgrade being increased horsepower. Like, extremely increased. The M50i trim comes with a 523-horsepower engine. That’s right, this is an SUV with a 523-horsepower engine. 

The 2020 X7 offers some increased amenities which make the vehicle even more luxurious and leaves you with conveniences you didn’t even know you needed. For example, the top trims now have remote start and whisper-quiet soft-close doors.

The price difference between the X7 xDrive40i and xDrive50i is roughly $20,000 which is considerable, but on the other hand this is a vehicle that starts at $92,000. The extra expense is well worth it for fans of the Ultimate Driving Machine.

2021 BMW 5 Series release date anticipation of new BMW 5 series redesign

2021 BMW 5 Series Release Date

There’s been a lot of noise in anticipation of the 2021 BMW 5 Series release date, including leaks that have given us a sneak peak at the BMW 5 Series redesign. Despite the leaked photos, BMW went ahead and put up a teaser of the upcoming model online. The teaser showcased the new LED signature light pattern.

About the BMW 5 Series Redesign

The leaked materials are two images which gave us a close look at the front and rear-end design of the BMW 5 Series LCI. The photos appear to be part of an official press package and features the BMW 5 Series G30 LCI with the M Sport package.

As testing is being finalized for the BMW 5 Series redesign, we get a unique opportunity to see the modified grille. On trend as always, BMW has redesigned the 5 Series grille as an enlargement, with gains in height and width.

The lower part of the bumper also seems to be subject to some modifications, which will make the 5 Series look even sportier and more aggressive. The eye’s have been reshaped with a boxy “U” shaped daytime running lights – same as with the 3 Series. There do not, however, seem to be any changes to the profile.

In the rear come some more subtle modifications. The lights and the bumper will be slightly revised on the redesign. The prototype for this is a hybrid version of the 5 Series, as shown by the black sticker on the C-pillar.

We can also see black rims containing blue stirrups. Taking a look inside the cabin, the new redesign will include the new iDrive 7 systems as well as the Professional Live Cockpit for the driver and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. There will be new paint colors for the exterior and new materials and color combinations for the interior.

2021 BMW 5 Series Release Date: Anticipation

The 2021 BMW 5 Series release date is looking to be later this year. Hopefully it’s not too much longer of a wait!

>> Schedule a test drive of a new BMW 5 Series with Braman BMW West Palm Beach today.

A 2021 BMW 330e Plug-In Hybrid Sedan being charged

Meet the 2021 BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid Sedans

The 3 Series model line by BMW has just been expanded to include two new models. The new BMW plug-in hybrid models are the 330e and the 330e xDrive. The 2021 BMW 330e comes packed with a turbocharged four-cylinder, 2-liter engine, an e-motor and a high-voltage battery pack. The BMW 330e boasts the latest technologies and key upgrades, improving upon the previous 3 Series. 

2021 BMW 330e: What to Know

The 2.0 TwinPower Turbo engine complimented by BMW’s stellar electric traction motor means more torque. The high-voltage, gross lithium-ion battery is positioned under the rear seats. This electric-only model is made for performance-oriented driving: it’s the Ultimate Driving Machine, after all! The EPA estimates the pure electric range for the BMW 330e Sedan at 35 km / 21.748 mi.

BMW improved on the 3 Series by enhancing power and performance in the 330e and 330e xDrive Sedans with XtraBoost. You may also opt for Sport mode; the XtraBoost feature offers an instant 40ps power increase for up to 10 seconds.

The 2021 BMW 330e features an electrified drive train, allowing the operator to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.6 seconds. The sleek new Sedan has a maximum speed of 124 mph when all-season tires are in use. This top speed figure changes to 140 mi/h with high-performance summer tires. 

The new BMW 330e has an 8-speed Sport Steptronic transmission. This quick-shifting sport automatic transmission now has optimized hydraulic control and shorter gearing which translate to faster response times and acceleration for the driver.  

The new BMW plug-in hybrid includes BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is a digital personality that responds to “Hey BMW”. Other upgrades on this model include the Driving Assistant Professional and Parking Assistance Package Plus with Back-Up Assistant. For your convenience and safety, the BMW 330e can be locked and unlocked right from your smartphone. 

>> Check out Braman BMW West Palm Beach’s new vehicle inventory online and schedule a test drive at your home or office today.


2022 BMW 3 Series to Go All Electric

Remember when BMW said it wouldn’t build an all-electric BMW 3 Series? It hasn’t been that long ago, but judging from the test vehicle many saw in Germany in January, it’s certainly coming soon. BMW has already said they will release 25 electrified models by 2023, and this will certainly be part of the line-up. Many sources, though, indicate it will only be released in the Chinese market.

What the Cameras Captured

Many indicate this 2022 BMW 3 Series Electric model sits on a longer wheel-based platform thanks to shots that show much longer rear doors. It is this feature that leads so many to believe it will only be released in China, as currently the long wheelbase model in the line is only available to that market. The longer wheelbase makes sense, though, as it’s likely the only way BMW can stow a large enough battery pack to offer any real range with an electric model.

The model was heavily camouflaged when captured, but the front looked fairly similar to the BMW i with a radiator grille that was shaped similarly to the iX3. This model, however, did not feature any exhaust cutouts on the rear bumper. A charging port will likely be on the driver’s side front fender.

Some industry analysts have gone as far as to suggest the entry-level version of this model might be similar to the iX3 SDrive 75e with a peak output of 286 PS. They’ve also suggested, though, that it is possible a higher output variant could be under testing at the moment.

Potential Features Abound

Thanks to the longer wheelbase platform, it is possible drivers will get more cabin space than they have in the past. In fact, it could amount to as much as an extra 1.7 inches for rear passengers. Rear cargo space could increase, too, maybe as much as 17 cubic feet of cargo space could be an option with this choice.

It’s certain to debut in China when it’s complete. The real question for many BMW enthusiasts, though, is will it be available in other markets as well.

Contact us today to be notified when it is released.

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New BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Is Road Ready

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe was first spotted at the LA Auto Show in November 2019, and not only did this compact coupe turn some heads with its sleek four-door styling there, but the fact that British buyers started getting delivery of the BMW 2 Series in 2020 has certainly made a splash. In fact, just last month, many began seeing the new BMW series in their driveways, and one thing is certain – people love this model!

Features Abound

Like many today, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe offers three different trim levels – the Sport, the M Sport, and the M Performance. You can choose between diesel and petrol, and all of them come equipped with front-wheel-drive and AWD architecture. The entry level option offers some pretty series power in the form of a 1.5 liter, 140 hp engine. It can move from zero to 62 mph in just 8.7 seconds. With a top speed of 134 mph, this three-cylinder turbo can make all the difference when you’re on the road.

If what’s under the hood doesn’t convince you this car is worth all the press, the exterior certainly will. It has 17 inch alloy wheels and a gorgeous aerodynamic style. Inside you’ll find some pretty fantastic features as well like front and rear park distance control, Active Guard Plus with Lane Assist, and the standard BMW Connected Package Plus. The 10.25 inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay is pretty amazing as well.

No matter which model you choose, this is a fast, exciting new addition to the line that you’re certainly going to want to consider parking in your driveway.

Contact us today to schedule a test drive.

BMW X5 7 Seater

Which BMW Has 7 Seats?

Looking for a 7 seater SUV? You’re not alone. Between the kids, the sports equipment, the groceries, and everything else your life demands, you deserve to have a little extra space.

If you need that additional space, you have two good options: the BMW X5 7 seater and the BMW X7.

The BMW X5

The X5 doesn’t come standard as a 7 seat SUV, but you can certainly get it that way. You just need to select a third row of seats as an option.

There is enough space for some storage with all seven seats upright. Depending on the model you choose, you can get a little over 47 miles to the gallon.

Similarly, performance varies by model, but the xDrive50i comes standard with a 4.4 liter engine and can reach 60 in 4.9 seconds.

The 2020 BMW X7

The X7 offers a standard third row of seats. The company expects this edition to be so popular that they even extended the rear doors to make them a bit larger for easier access to that third row.

U.S. buyers have two models available – the X7 XDrive40i and the X7 XDrive50i. The former comes with an inline 6 with 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.

The 50i has a V8 with 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. It can hit 60 in 5.2 seconds. Both, though, have all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Buyers looking for those seven seats, though, may be more concerned about  what’s inside rather than what’s under the hood, and what you’ll find is guaranteed to impress.

You’ll find plenty of space and luxury at every turn. With a 12.3 inch infotainment display, as well as four-zone climate control (the five-zone system is optional on all models) as well as a three-panel panoramic sunroof, this is a beautiful interior. You can also add-on captain’s chairs for the second row, but it does drop the overall capacity of the vehicle.

It also comes with a two-section tailgate with an electric opening and closing mechanism.

Which BMW is right for you? If they’ll both fit your family, come take a test drive today to see which one fits your style!

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BMW Z4 Nominated as 2020 Best Car to Buy

Looking for a car that can be described as nothing short of fun? The BMW Z4 has been nominated to Motor Authority’s 2020 Best Cars to Buy list for that reason, and one quick look at this amazing piece of machinery, and it’s not hard to follow the logic. 

BMW Z4 – A Bit of History

The Z4 actually began more than a decade ago with the BMW Z3 that was initially released in 1996. It consistently offered both coupe and convertible body styles throughout its life, but when the company began partnering with Toyota, BMW only got to keep the roadster, but the Z4 you see now came directly from that deal. 

BMW Z4 – A Look Under the Hood

Buyers have the opportunity to choose between a turbo-4 or turbocharged inline-6. The turbo-4 produces 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft torque. It can hit 60 in just 5.2 seconds. The inline-6, though, will get you there in 3.9 seconds with 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. 

No matter which engine you choose, though, you’ll find serious power with both. You’ll also find serious suspension as you hit those twisty roads. 

BMW Z4 – Sleek Beauty

BMW has packed a number of features into this fun little package. It starts with an open-air convertible top in the form of a power soft top. It’s also lower to the ground and a bit wider than you might expect. With lots of cutlines and a twin-kidney, this car is as stunning outside as it is under the hood. 

BMW Z4 – Are there Any Drawbacks?

If you hit higher than average speeds, you may feel the rear of the car rock a bit from side to side. While that hurts this vehicle’s performance on the track, it’s something you may not even notice on the street. Instead, you’re likely to admire the beauty and power of this car more than anything else. 

It’s not hard to see why this is on the 2020 Best Cars to Buy list, and with a single test drive, you’ll think it’s the best car for your garage, too. 

Contact us today if  you need more information.

2019 BMW X7 | BMW X7 vs Mercedes GLS | Braman BMW of West Palm Beach, South Florida

2019 BMW X7 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS

Both the BMW X7 and the 2020 Mercedes GLS are opulent, fully-loaded, luxury SUVs. The GLS (formerly the GL) has taken over the space from competitors like the GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Tahoe, and Ford Expedition – and now it’s playing against the big boys: the 2019 BMW X7. How do these SUVs stack up against each other?

BMW X7 vs. Mercedes GLS

Both models offer third rows, ample room for up to seven people, five zones of automatic climate control (including third row), and the amenities you’d expect from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Each is comfortable and drives like a dream, though to get the most out of the X7, it’s helpful to select Adaptive or Sport mode (Comfort can feel a little “loose” for some drivers). 

In terms of driveability, the GLS is solid but over uneven terrain, you’ll hear a lot of noise and even feel vibrations in the cabins. BMW’s SUV is more poised in these types of road conditions. Bimmer’s brakes are also more firm compared to the relative squishiness of the Mercedes model.

While both the 2019 BMW X7 and the 2020 Mercedes GLS have a turbocharged 3.0 liter inline six, with the GLS having a small lead in horsepower (362 hp vs. 335). Acceleration times are neck and neck (mid-5 second range) and they both top out at 129 mph. BMW’s engine, though, is more refined and responsive, and it outperforms the GLS in 30-50 mph and 50-70 mph passing tests (thanks in large part to BMW’s ZF 8 speed automatic transmission).

The X7 drives a bit better (again, in Adaptive or Sport mode) and offers better fuel economy. The GLS has an edge in terms of space with larger second and third row seats and more cargo room. To get the performance features of the X7 in a GLS, though, you’ll have to pay more.

It’s close, and certainly the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is no slouch. But we give this one to the 2019 BMW X7. If you have any questions about this or other models, do not hesitate to get in touch with the Braman team.