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BMW electric SUV iX3 | BMW iX3 Electric | Braman BMW West Palm Beach, South Florida

Does BMW Have an Electric SUV?

It’s now possible to say that, yes, indeed BMW does have an electric SUV. The BMW electric SUV, the iX3, is coming, and many people are quite excited about the possibilities with this vehicle. This brand new model will be produced in 2020, and it offers so much more than many people initially imagined.

BMW Electric SUV iX3 – Additional Battery Space

This is the first model with a 5th EV generation drive train. It has a long wheelbase, which is likely to give it additional space for the battery. That’s a bonus because it will have an sDrive 75 battery pack that offers 200 kW of power, which may translate to 200 miles of range in the real world. It will also likely come with 150 kW DC fast-charge capabilities, putting it at least on par, if not above many of the other vehicles on the market today.

BMW iX3 Electric Is As Beautiful As It Is Powerful

Most expect the BMW iX3 electric SUV to look quite a bit like the current X3, so it should scream BMW crossover at every opportunity. There are, however, a few elements that help it stand out from its gas-powered sibling. It should have lots of i Blue accents involved, including some on the grille and the rear apron of the vehicle. The grille is also likely to be revised so the vehicle is more aerodynamic. You may also notice additional i Blue accents inside the cabin, but it will certainly come with a dash-top touchscreen and the instrument panel design so many like. Readouts and gauges are likely to be more EV-Focused. There may be additional infotainment features, too, that mean a chance to focus on optimized efficiency with this vehicle.

There’s no word from BMW as to when the iX3 will hit the U.S. market, but it will likely be available in many showrooms during 2020. The price will likely be between $70,895 and $77,895, quite a bit above the standard X3.

2019 BMW X7 | Big SUV | Braman BMW West Palm Beach, Florida

2019 BMW X7 Delivers Big SUV Luxury

There are SUVs and SAVs that combine car-like handling with a bit more room for passengers and cargo alike. And then there’s the 2019 BMW X7. The latest in BMW’s already impressive line of sports utility vehicles, the X7 is the biggest and, some argue, the most luxurious. For a brand built on luxury, that is saying something!

This big SUV has a 122-inch wheelbase, besting the Audi Q7 by over four inches. This not only creates a more comfortable, smooth ride, it increases space for the second and third row passengers. The people lounging in the back are no longer an afterthought!

More SAV (sports activity vehicle) than SUV, the X7 is designed for stellar handling. The optional xOffroad package raises the ground clearance, adds an off-road differential lock, front skid plate, underguard, and off-road modes. The 2019 is not an off-roader – and doesn’t claim to be. What it is is a luxury vehicle with room for family and friends – and it’s a head-turner.

BMW’s gifted the X7 with a bold extra-large kidney grill, LED headlights, stylishly tapered greenhouse (windshield, side and rear windows), longer and larger rear doors for each ingress and egress, and an athletic, dynamic body. You’ll also find a split tailgate for each cargo loading (and a convenient bench if you love tailgating), foldable second and third row seats for more cargo, and dynamic interior lights. If you want to go all out, opt for the Sky Lounge Panoramic Glass Roof with its 15,000 illuminated graphic patterns.

The X7 is available with a turbocharged 3.0 liter inline six with 335 horses or a twin-turbo 4.4 liter V8 that generates 456 hp. If you want power, it’s worth the upgrade to the V8.

The 2019 BMW X7 handles like a dream, despite its size, and guarantees a luxurious ride whether you’re commuting to work, taking the family for a trip, or running errands. Stop in and see us to learn more about this big SUV.

BMW X3 Hybrid | Braman BMW West Palm Beach, Florida

BMW Launches Plug-In Hybrid X3

In the United States, nearly 400,000 hybrid vehicles are sold each year. It’s a market that only continues to grow, and the demand for a better hybrid BMW grows with it. In 2020, though, many more customers may be satisfied thanks to the Hybrid X3.

Meet the X3 xDrive 30e

The BMW X3 is a fairly popular model. In fact, many studies suggest it’s the top selling model in the United States today. The X3 xDrive30e offers the same features that have made the X3 popular, but with a pretty amazing add-on: a battery back that is estimated to go 31 miles on a charge in the European market. That translates to a fuel savings of just under a gallon for every 62 miles you drive. Those numbers may change a bit for the American market, but it’s still a pretty solid range for a vehicle of this size.

As with the X3 that has been so popular, it will be a competitor in the compact SUV market. While many feared the upgrade to electric might compromise cargo space, that just isn’t the case. Instead, the battery pack for this model fits neatly under the rear seat, leaving plenty of cargo space for the entire family. In fact, other than the badge on the vehicle, it’s going to be a bit tough to tell this hybrid BMW from its more conventional counterpart.

BMW has suggested the hybrid X3 will come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter in-line four and 292 horsepower. Testing suggests it can move from zero to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds. All wheel drive is standard in this model. It also has an eight speed automatic transmission.

This model will be produced at BMW’s facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and it will certainly be a welcome addition to the hot hybrid market.

New BMW X4 | Coupe SUV | Braman BMW West Palm Beach, Florida

Is the New BMW X4 M Competition a Coupe SUV?

The new BMW X4 M Competition is a resounding evolution that builds on the groundbreaking foundation of the established X4. The word “crossover” covers more and more territory every year, so how should we think of this newest BMW X4? Is it fair to call the M Competition a coupe SUV or should we look for another term?

Looks to Stun

The body style of the new BMW X4 M Competition is definitely coupe-inspired. The roof is raked at a sharp angle, evoking that you vs. the highway feel of a coupe at speed. The look itself is striking and is closer to a coupe than anything else, yet the interior space is that of an SUV.

Power Upgraded

The new S58 engine is an M-tuned, efficient, upgraded version of the already-phenomenal B58. Upgrades to the crankshaft, cylinder head, iron coating, and a closed-deck all result in an extremely durable engine that can open up more aggressively. It breathes even better thanks to a new air intake and two turbochargers.

The result in the Competition model is 510 horsepower delivering 442 lb-ft of torque. The non-competition model gets you from 0-62 mph in just 4.2 seconds – the Competition model should get that into the threes. That’s coupe territory once again, without sacrificing the room and pragmatism of an SUV.

Astonishing Control

The underlying build adds extra bracing at the axles, a new carbon fiber strut bar, and a host of tweaks all aimed to deliver silky smooth, precise road feel. The pioneering xDrive all-wheel drive system that protects against uneven roads, as well as wet and windy weather, get an M-tuning as well. This ensures even the worst road conditions won’t sap control from the driver. A choice of modes ensures that you control the driving feel you’re most comfortable with.

Focused Safety

Together with M-spec brakes and top-of-the-line driver assist tech, this is one of the safest vehicles to let loose in. That rare combination once again fuses coupe handling to SUV capability, bringing the best safety features from each to inform the new BMW X4 M Competition.

Luxury to Spare

None of this is to miss out on the sheer luxury and exquisite M-branded aesthetics of the interior. There’s a lot to say about the exterior, power, control, and safety of the X4 M Competition. All of them leave you with one conclusion: it’s absolutely a coupe SUV. Step inside, though, and you might just take to calling the newest BMW X4 a spaceship.

2020 BMW X1 Reviews | Braman BMW West Palm Beach, Florida

What the 2020 BMW X1 Reviews Say

2020 is a blink of the eye away… who’s excited to see what the makers of the Ultimate Driving Machine are up to? We know we are, so we’ve been scouring BMW X1 reviews and sneaking peeks at spy photos to bring you the latest news and speculations for this sleek, newly designed crossover.

The 2020 BMW X1 Reviews Are In

The next gen X1 boasts a new look with a few modifications to the exterior. Previous generations were somewhat… ho-hum. This one will do the BMW name proud. You can expect new designs for the front and rear panels, alterations in the kidney grille, new internal designs for the head and tail lights, and a generally more aggressive overall look.

Spy photos show large air intakes, big alloy wheels, and the dual exhaust tips. Could it be an M version? Imagine a crossover with the guts of a BMW M5! We may not see that in the 2020 BMW X1, but we can dream!

Inside, the X1 will see some subtle changes, including, we suspect a bigger display screen and the new digital instrument cluster that the 2019 3-Series offers as an option. The rest of interior will largely carry over from the current model.

The X1 powertrain is likely to remain the same in the 2020 version, as it is a mid-cycle update. This means a 2.0 liter turbo four capable of 228 hp and an eight speed automatic transmission. It should be available in either front or all wheel drive configurations.

2020 BMW X1 Price and Release Date

We’re guessing the price will be near the current level at about $34,000. You can expect the 2020 BMW X1 to roll out in fall of 2019. Visit Braman BMW West Palm Beach to see this latest update in action! If you don’t want to wait, stop in and see our great inventory of other high performance BMWs for sale or lease today.

2019 BMW X3 changes | Rear wheel drive vs. all wheel drive | Braman BMW West Palm Beach, Florida

Is There a BMW X3 Rear Wheel Drive?

The BMW X3 has proved incredibly popular. There’s one question that’s often asked: will there ever be a rear wheel drive model? One of the 2019 BMW X3 changes is a rear wheel drive option: meet the BMW X3 sDrive30i.

What’s the difference between rear wheel drive vs. all wheel drive? That’s a good question, and there are unique answers to driving in Florida.

Rear Wheel Drive vs. All Wheel Drive

Rear wheel drive means that all of the power the engine produces is sent to the two rear wheels, allowing the front wheels to focus exclusively on steering. BMW sDrive is the powerful rear wheel drive system developed for BMW cars and crossovers. BMW xDrive is the all wheel drive system, and it sends power to all four wheels.

Are There Advantages to Rear Wheel Drive?

Yes. Rear wheel drive lends a vehicle an agile and powerful feel. There’s a punch to acceleration, particularly off turns. It’s strong on road holding and handling corners. Turning at speed feels more natural and thus enable drivers to handle a car more nimbly. Rear wheel drive vehicles are also more fuel efficient.

Are There Advantages to All Wheel Drive?

All wheel drive has remarkable traction. This helps you maintain control in bad weather. All wheel drive is also optimal for rough terrain and uneven roads. This is because when you lose traction on one tire, you’ve still got the other three churning away.

Which Should I Choose?

The easiest way to answer this is to take each version for a test drive. You’ll quickly notice the differences and which feels better to you. They’re both very strong choices, and your needs and driving style will help you make the right choice.

The 2019 BMW X3 changes mean that you have two choices in how you like to drive. Both versions are very capable. They’re strong across the board. This choice comes down to a matter of where you want the BMW X3 to really excel. The rear wheel drive 2019 BMW sDrive 30i should come in as somewhat more affordable than its all wheel drive cousin, so get that test drive in while there’s still time.

New BMW X7

What to Expect from the All New BMW X7 SUV

You’re in the market for an SUV. In fact, you’re looking specifically for a new BMW SUV for sale. There are plenty of sporty crossovers that are fun to drive and load up for a week’s vacation. But maybe you want something more traditional in an SUV – without giving up the ultimate in handling, style or technology. BMW heard you, and that’s why BMW is introducing the new BMW X7.

Power and Handling

The X7 is a larger, three-row SUV. It’s still a crossover because, well, if you can make it sportier why wouldn’t you? But the new BMW X7 offers more room for passengers to stretch out. It won’t be based on the X5 – it’s a new model designed from the ground up.

Engine details haven’t been revealed, but there should be six- and eight-cylinder turbocharged options. There’s a major push on right now to come out with assertive M versions of many new models that can handle the road more aggressively, so we’d put money on an M Sport version.

Taking Chances

BMW crossovers have thus far leaned a little further toward the car side than the SUV side. Having a full-fledged SUV approach is now possible without losing the sportiness. That frees the engineers up to get wilder with their ideas.

You should expect an iPerformance plug-in hybrid model for the environmentally-minded. The concept version featured a transparent roof that looks beautiful. The dash concept is one of BMW’s best – boasting a wide variety of tools while keeping the interface simple and elegant.

The Look

Expect the new BMW X7 to compete directly with the Range Rover and Mercedes GLS-class. What’s impressive from the outside is that the largest crossover in BMW history still looks like a Bimmer, with beautiful lines, large grilles and streamlined lights. It’s tall and wide, meaning there’ll be plenty of room even in the back row. It’ll make a great ride for local driving and for road trips. Whether you wait for the new BMW X7 or you look at a current crossover BMW SUV for sale, you’ll be happy to see larger, even more capable builds.

2016 BMW X1 Crossover Wins Top Safety Pick from IIHS

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Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety examines hundreds of vehicles. They issue test after test and provide ratings based upon the results of each. From frontal impacts to roof strength, each test is designed to push the vehicles to their limits and determine how well they will prevail should an actual crash occur. This year, the 2016 BMW X1 Crossover was classified as a Top Safety Pick+, which is the highest rating that the IIHS offers.

You can ask a Braman BMW dealer in Florida what it means to be a Top Safety Pick+; they will likely smile with admiration and let you know that it means that a vehicle offers the best in safety. Indeed, BMW is committed to being a leader in safety for every single model it puts on the road. In order to earn such a title, the BMW X1 Crossover had to receive the highest rating of “good” in all five crash-worthiness tests. These tests include the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. Because the X1 had a new body and structure design, its rating was boosted further.

The IIHS also looks at the front crash prevention system. This system must earn an advanced or superior rating. The BMW X1 Crossover came away with an advanced rating, with speeds reduced in various tests. What does this mean? In the event of certain collisions, the car is able to slow down anywhere from 7-10 mph. Such reductions can have major impacts on how a crash plays out in real life – a few miles per hour can make a big difference.

Stop in to a Braman BMW dealer in Florida and test drive a BMW for yourself to see how they handle. Don’t forget to ask about their safety features. There are plenty tucked away waiting to prevent collisions and assist you if they cannot be prevented. The IIHS-top rated X1 is definitive proof of BMW’s commitment to every driver, and every passenger.

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New 2016 BMW SUV Lease Offers in South Florida

Bright shiny 2016 BMW SUV lease offers are hard to resist. Especially with the summer coming to a close and the desire to have one last fun fling before winds turn a little cooler. Though having one of the BMW X Series in your garage is the perfect reason to head back out onto the road for an epic road trip or simple cruise out of sheer enjoyment of the vehicle itself.

So when it comes to the BMW X Series – what are you most interested in? The 2016 BMW SUV lease offers provided by Braman, one of the leaders in luxury cars, are always the best. Affordable and smart, they make the idea of leasing a car irresistible. After all, if you can’t buy, you can always lease – and when you lease, every few years you can get into a brand new car for a whole new experience.

BMW X Series SUVs | Braman BMW West Palm Beach

The BMW X Series is an exciting one, full of power while remaining sleek and offering excellent spaciousness. You can start at the base with the X1 xDrive28i. With an MSRP of $41,340, leasing is the perfect alternative. Come in to see great lease specials for the X3 today. Sound good? Keep going.

The X3 xDrive28d can also be yours – Come in to find out lease deals today! Or you can skip up to the X5 xDrive35i and put down $2,329 and then only $589 per month. Check out this amazing BMW X5 lease deal now! Or feel free to skip all of the X Series save one – the top of the line, the X6 xDrive50i. Come in to see lease deals for the x6 today. And when the MSRP is just shy of $86,000, it is certainly worth it.

This is just a sampling of what you’ll find at Braman’s 2016 BMW SUV lease offers. There are many more, so check them out and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Braman is there to help you find the car of your dreams!

The BMW X Series, including the X5, for sale in Palm Beach

Check Out the BMW X Series Lease Deals in Palm Beach

Welcome to the Braman BMW dealership West Palm Beach location. There are hundreds of BMWs here for you to choose from. Bold colors, swift lines, tops down, SUVs ready – no matter what walk of life you strive for, there is a BMW for you.

The BMW X Series is a stunning lineup of the SUVs that BMW has created. While for quite some time people wondered if it would ever happen, BMW finally discovered a way to mesh the bulky concept of the SUV and their clean, sweeping car designs, bringing forth a luxury SUV that’s hard to say no to. Now you can save thousands by opting for the lease deals that the Braman dealership West Palm Beach location is offering – and these deals are spectacular.

With several of the BMW X Series to choose from, start with the 2015 X1 with a $3,500 down payment and then only $299 per month for 36 months. Or you can opt for a $0 down payment and instead just pay $379 per month. The September savings are real – and they’re here for this month alone.

Jump up to the 2015 X3 for something bigger and stronger, but still with plenty of class. With the X3 you can pay only $3,000 down and $479 per month for 36 months, or you can pay $0 down and just $569 per month. The choice is yours.

Or go all out with the BMW X5 and save by paying $3,500 down and only $659 per month for 36 months, or put down nothing and have a monthly payment of $759 instead.

So, which BMW X Series is for you? Visit the BMW dealership West Palm Beach location and talk to the people there to find out about the one X Series that you should take home.