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BMW is Getting Aggressive

BMW is Getting Aggressive

Certainly it’s in their DNA to be aggressive. BMW has been one of the brand that we’ve admired for several decades for the active drive and dynamics they offer. Touted as the brand with the “Ultimate Driving Machine” in its lineup the expectations are extremely […]

What is BMW Doing with the i-Brand?

Recently we’ve seen news that BMW will add the i-Brand technology to at least one Mini model and to the BMW X3. This announcement makes me wonder if BMW is going to continue to use the i-Brand as just a testing ground for the continued […]

Fun in a Two-Door BMW

M235i

The 2015 BMW M235i xDrive is certainly one of the most engaging and sporty luxury coupes from BMW.  Amazingly this little Beemer comes with AWD which is the xDrive for BMW but when you look at the entire lineup you can see that BMW has put the xDrive on nearly every vehicle in the BMW lineup.  This is thanks to the increase in sales of Crossover SUV and the fact that families now have at least one vehicle with AWD aboard and some even refuse to buy a car without it.  This means the smallest car in the BMW lineup needs to have the AWD aboard as one of its options. (more…)

The Newness of the 2016 BMW 3-Series

Year after year the BMW 3-Series was the sport sedan model others were trying to compete with and come anywhere near. Unfortunately, with recent advancement and hard work, the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac and Audi have brought us models that are just as good as […]

At the Height of Dirtbike Riding

Calling this motorcycle a dirtbike is most likely an insult, but it’s certainly not intended to be. The BMW R 1200 Adventure Motorcycle is at the height of riding for motorcycle riders who would like the ability to have their bike perform both on the […]

A Price Increase and the end of a Super Bowl Hiatus

2015 BMW i3

The BMW i3 comes into 2015 with only a very small change from the 2015 which is a price increase of $1,050. Those of you who bought the 2014 model might be wiping your brows in relief of dodging this bullet, but wait. The real difference is the 2015 model is equipped with the Combined Charging Standard (CCS) DC quick charge receptacle, satellite radio and heated seats as standard equipment for 2015 where the 2014 offered the CCS as a $700 option. Adding the other two parts would easily bring the price up to the hiked price on the 2014 model which means there isn’t much of a change after all, simply putting more equipment in as standard fare.

Adding the range extender to the i3 the price will come in around $47,200 with the base model starting out at $43,350. The range extender give the i3 a modified version of the motorcycle engine which uses a 2.3-gallon tank giving the i3 a 186 mile range instead of the 81 miles that will be achieved on a full charge without the range extender. Either model of the i3 offers 170 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque to enjoy with amazing efficiency to seriously enjoy.

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2015 BMW 2 Series: A Small Car that Packs a Huge Punch

The old saying that “good things come in small package” is very true of the entire line of the BMW 2 Series. These cars have a great deal of power, performance and dynamics to enjoy and now for this year BMW has equipped two of […]