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2019 BMW M2 Competition Official Reveal Includes 405 HP

The BMW M Series has made its name on aggressive performance cars with superbly responsive handling. And when they make an M2 version and name it Competition, it improves on these traits to create a powerful car gifted with extreme precision.

A More Powerful Engine

It’s hard to pass up a BMW M2 for sale; the M2 Competition makes it impossible with an S55 twin-turbo I6, the engine the M3 and M4 use. It delivers 405 hp with 406 lb-ft of torque and sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat.

The seven-speed dual clutch is silky smooth as ever, with a feeling for anticipating your moves just before you make them. This helps improve the road feel, removing delay so that the car responds with you. There’s a six-speed manual option if you prefer directly managing your transitions yourself.

Engineering Upgrades

Now, you can’t upgrade the power this much without accommodating for it in the chassis. The M2 is starting to look and feel like the powerful M3 and M4. Rigidity is improved with a carbon fiber strut brace, and the front axles are stronger in order to handle the increase in power.

There are also more powerful M Sport brakes, 19-inch wheels new to the M2, and a limited-slip differential that automatically manages power at the rear axle to improve driver control.

An M2 That’s All Grown Up

The M2 is taking on a number of traits and tools from its gutsy siblings – both the power and the increased ability to command that power safely. The M2 looks even more beautiful and streamlined inside than it once did. We’re truly seeing the BMW M Series continue to grow and take on new responsibilities and capabilities.

It’s refreshing that BMW isn’t just standing pat on an already successful formula. Some automakers are content to rest on their laurels, trading off their name with static designs. Instead, BMW continues to progress and evolve, delivering strong, agile cars that better empower drivers in a faster world. A BMW M2 for sale like the Competition is an opportunity you need to seize.

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Subscription Service Makes Driving a BMW as Easy as Choosing a Netflix Movie

What if you could choose a BMW just like you’d choose a movie off of Netflix? This is the question driving a new pilot program in Nashville, Tennessee. The idea is that you can choose from BMW hybrids, electric models, and gas-powered beauties in a subscription service model. Select, click, drive.

Access by BMW

BMW’s smartphone-based app Access allows you to request a car, just like you would through Uber or Lyft. A concierge delivers it with a full tank of gas and set with your personal preferences. There is no limit to the number of times you can change cars; you can even swap them out daily.

The subscription service also includes maintenance, insurance, and even roadside assistance.

Types of BMW Available

There are different tiers in the pilot program, ranging from $2,000 to $3,700 a month. Each tier grants you access to a certain level of BMW choices. With the Legend tier, you can select from the 4 Series, 5 Series, X2, X5, M2, and a range of BMW hybrids such as the 530e iPerformance.

You can step that up to the M tier for your daily choice between the M5, M6, X5 M, and X6 M.

There are a few cars that aren’t accessible in the current version of the program: primarily the i3, i8, and 7 Series. We’ll likely see this change as the service develops.

A Car to Suit Every Purpose

Think of the service as mini BMW lease specials. But rather than subscribing to a certain car, you can subscribe to a service that brings you your choice of car for that day, week, month…however long you want it. When you decide you want a change-up, a concierge delivers your new ride.

This also offers opportunities for swapping out your choice of car for the week with a choice for the weekend – whether it’s one of the BMW hybrids in which you can take off down the highway, or it’s a crossover with cargo space for a family camping trip. When you get back, just switch again to your weekday preference. The possibilities are limitless.

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How Is The BMW X2 Different than the X3

The BMW X series of SUVs had a strange gap for a while. We saw every model between X1 and X6 except the X2. It’s a little bit like X-Men movies – easy to lose track of which one takes place when. It was mildly infuriating, but we are finally been able to say we’re a BMW X2 dealership!

As for BMW X2 specs, we’ll start with the price, which falls squarely between the X1 and X3. That makes it a good option between the two, although we particularly like the X2’s attitude. It comes across like a tall and roomy performance car rather than a straight-up SUV or crossover. It seems unique.

Look: The X2’s low-slung roofline is sleek, but through clever design it’s still very spacious. The BMW engineers are pulling a few visual tricks to give us an SUV that doesn’t just perform with sportier specs, but looks the part, too. (We like it in red.)

Handling: This model offers a little more room to stretch out than the X1. The wheelbase is longer. At the same time, the length is a bit shorter. This combination also gives it some of the best handling out of the X Series, especially when compared to either the X1 or X3. With the wheels so close to each corner, there’s very little top-heaviness impeding responsiveness and handling.

 

The X3 has a slightly larger wheelbase, but it’s also heavier and taller. The X2 is a smart approach to handling the driver a great deal of control, and it’s clearly superior in handling to the X3.

Acceleration: The X2 is 0.3 seconds faster than the X3 when going 0-60 mph. They both boast the same eight-speed automatic that’s given BMW SUVs their seamless shifts at speed.

Cabin Space: The X3 does offer a few inches extra height, being a more prototypical SUV. The X2 has nice room to stretch out, while the X3 has nice room to stretch up. It’s a matter of taste.

Cargo Space: While the X2 maintains nice cabin room, it sacrifices some storage space for its superior performance. It’s the difference between taking a week-long road trip with the X2 vs. a week-and-a-half with the X3.

Overall, a BMW X2 dealership should give you a look at both options. We’re loving the X2; it’s fun to drive and keeps you engaged with the road on both short and long trips.

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The New BMW 8 Series

Excited about the new BMW 8 Series? You should be! It’s a beautiful beast of a car. Its classic lines complement a mean look. The appealing 8 looks like it’s leaning into a curve even when it’s parked.

There’s nothing better than being a BMW 8 Series coupe dealer. Unless it’s being an 8 Series owner!

Power to Spare

The TwinPower Turbo V8 in the BMW 8 Series coupe is made for acceleration, whether it’s growling out of a full stop or taking that opening at speed in traffic that any other car couldn’t make.

The handling is superb. This is a high point in BMW’s already considerable engineering history. The BMW 8 Series clearly has racing roots, and it’s just as fun on the open road as it is on the track. No other car quite matches the feeling the the 8 Series gives you, and it’s a thrill.

Stunning Looks

The interior is well sculpted, with some of BMW’s best lines and most comfortable detailing yet. Tearing up the road has rarely been so inviting. The interior is lush with technology that’s presented in a simple, elegant, easy-to-use manner. If there’s one thing BMW is pioneering, it’s implementing technology in ways that don’t overwhelm or confuse the way other makers often do. Everything you need is there, but it’s built so use is second nature.

The interior design itself is an entire feature list of surprises: Merino leather, precise stitching, perforated designs. It’s a masterpiece of clean lines mixed with subtle detail. The exterior echoes this, with shapely contours that all lean into the 8 Series’ sporty performance, and a mean look from the front. It gives other drivers warning that they should prepare to marvel as you pass them by.

Visit a BMW 8 Series coupe dealer to get a taste of stellar performance. And if you really want to stun every driver you pass, yes, we do expect an M8 version (the concept M8 is nothing short of stunning).

New BMW X2 Convertible

BMW X2 Convertible on the Way?

A new BMW X2 may be on the way – and expect this one to be different. And just as exciting as you’d hope.

A BMW X2 convertible would feature two doors and a soft-top roof. The possibility of a rear hatch is being considered, but we’ll hold off on the predictions until we know more!

What We Know Now

The 2-Series convertible may see a hiatus going forward. This would make a new BMW X2 the maker’s only convertible option in the compact segment. We can hardly wait for 2019.

New BMW X2 Features

The BMW X2 is already a distinctive crossover with an affordable price range and nice performance specs. It features a number of forward-thinking and futuristic advances on a very practical platform. Cornering lights help light up the oncoming turn. Full LED rear lights help make backing up clearer. It also features a full range of safety technology, from lane-departure warning to automatic high-beams, and forward-collision warning paired with automated emergency braking.

A range of internal technology is also executed cleanly and simply to aid you in driving assertively and safely.

The low positioning of the BMW X2 evokes the feel of a coupe and gives it great road sense. One can only imagine that a new BMW X2 would handle just as cleanly in true Bimmer fashion as a quick and nimble car build to remove any lag between driver and road.

Bold Design

In true BMW brand fashion, the new BMW X2 will be beautiful, with an incredibly stylized look. It should appear agile, even when parked, like it wants to get up and thread its way down the highway. One thing’s for sure – the new BMW X2 will meld from a neat twist on BMW design into something altogether unexpected and unique. As your eye travels across the car, the design should speak to the dynamic nature of the brand’s tradition and the modern adaptability of BMW’s forward-thinking design.

The new BMW X2 convertible should be a fantastic drive. Both in feel and in showing off it’s look, it’ll be something special. While it looks likely, we’ll have to wait and see to be sure if the BMW X2 convertible becomes a reality. In the meantime, take a look at the existing BMW X2s for good-looking, practical and accessible feature-filled cars.

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A Sneak Peek at the Future of BMW Design

If you’re looking for a new BMW for sale, you’re thinking about how these unique, assertive cars will look and perform in the future. We have a few indicators for how the legendary brand will continue to evolve.

1. Simplify the Interior

You can have a beautiful interior and still make it over-complicated. Many luxury automakers have fallen into the trap of thinking more design and more tech is always better. Yet this can quickly overwhelm and distract a driver. It can take away from what’s already beautiful: the driving experience. The interior form and language of future BMWs will be elegant without over-complicating things.

Technology should be there to make your life less stressful, not more so. When you’re looking for a new BMW for sale, chances are you’ll recognize this. You can already see BMW streamlining this approach in their 2018 models and new 2019 models soon to come out. Therefore, going forward, the technology will remain built around the driver for easy use.

2. Keep the Hallmarks in Each New BMW For Sale

One thing that won’t change are key visual hallmarks. BMW has been very conscious of keeping the twin-kidney grille out front, even evoking it on electric models that don’t need it. The narrow but bright headlight presentation is something else that shouts BMW. When you’re searching for a new BMW for sale, you’ll realize these aspects of the BMW design are so distinctive that it doesn’t make sense to deviate. Sure the look will continue to be updated, but expect evolutionary changes that still keep a BMW looking like a BMW.

3. Push the Envelope on Driving Dynamics

That said, BMW expects to continue pushing forward driving performance to further enhance the driver experience. Even before appearance, the mark of a BMW is the driving feel: low center of gravity, firm grip on the road, aggression out of the turn and true control in inclement weather. New technologies help cars think with you, feeling road conditions and making adjustments to lend you more control no matter what the situation. This gives you a better, faster, more nimble drive while keeping you and your family safer.

BMW lease specials are a great way to try out a Bimmer before shifting to newer models. Stop by your Jupiter, Florida BMW dealership to test drive a new BMW for sale and to discover how the brand is changing and evolving.

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BMW Creating Hybrid Crossovers?

BMW hybrids have seen massive success. There’s an appetite for hybrid and electric vehicles that can deliver on both the performance and environmental fronts. Other more recent successes have been BMW crossovers. The crossovers flawlessly blend the speed and handling of a car with the practicality of an SUV. Therefore, it was inevitable that we’d soon see BMW start making hybrid crossovers.

How Many Models?

What should we expect? Well, BMW has already reserved the rights on the following model names: i1, i9, iX1 and iX9. That may seem like Roman numerals gone mad, but it really does mean something. The “i” prefix designates BMW hybrids, while the “X” prefix is used for BMW crossovers. That means we’ll see at least two BMW crossovers that are hybrids – the iX1 and iX9.

BMW has declined to comment this early, but we can confirm one thing: the upcoming X3 has been described as “X” and “i” coming together. Whether that means we’ll get an X3 and/or an iX3 might just be a matter of semantics. This information together all but confirms at least three Bimmer hybrid crossover models.

Benefits of BMW Hybrids and BMW Crossovers

The advantages of BMW hybrids are clear. Electric motors can be used for local driving such as running errands, going to nearby jobs and shuttling children from activity to activity. The appeal of BMW crossovers is blending the room and usefulness of an SUV with the agility and handling of a performance car. This makes BMW crossovers fun to drive on camping trips, road trips and family vacations.

Having the advantages of BMW crossovers combined with the responsible features of BMW hybrids will be phenomenal. It will allow the best of multiple worlds: performance and SUV, gas and electric, etc. The technology inside only boosts the driving experience, with large, responsive touch-screens and head-up displays allowing you to check important driving information without taking your eyes off the road. This is the future of luxury crossovers, and we’re excited to step into it.

A Look at the New BMW i8 Battery

A Look at the New BMW i8 Battery

Maybe you’ve had a chance to look at the new BMW i8. Maybe you’ve held off because you need to know more about this iteration. Here’s your chance. The futuristic head turner is a hybrid with a design that stops people in their tracks.

The Battery

What gives the new BMW i8 its “heart”? The battery. The old battery pack topped at 7.1 kWh. That’s not bad, but to stay ahead of the curve, it can be improved upon. That’s why the next i8 features a battery at 11.6 kWh. This doesn’t change the weight, but it does update the technology. This should improve upon the i8’s range from about 18 miles to over 30.

That’s the difference between making a daily commute a hybrid affair vs. making it fully electric. That’s a big deal, and it can do a lot to help environmentally minded BMW drivers feel better about their drives.

The Motor

The electric motor’s also been improved. The 143 hp of the electric motor is up from 131 hp. Combine this with the combustion engine and you’re up to 369 hp. That’s a meaty amount for a speedy car that has the environmental footprint of a microcar.

The advantage of the updated BMW i8 is in its reduced environmental footprint. You can go 0 to 60 mph in under 4.2 seconds, but the footprint you leave behind is considerably less than a competitive car powered only by a combustion engine.

The Turned Heads

As long as the i8 keeps those astounding swing-up doors on its sleek frame, we’re glad to sit in the driver’s seat. You can take it for a spin to get a feel for it at your South Florida BMW dealership. Driving it is a unique experience that you deserve to feel for yourself.

As great as everything inside the car is, our favorite part is still what happens outside of it – the dropped jaws and amazed stares. For all the improvements on an already-capable battery and powertrain inside the car, it’s still the stunning exterior that gets the most notice.

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The BMW 530e iPerformance

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance | Braman BMW Jupiter

BMW’s plug-in hybrids are becoming powerful cars. No longer are they like this or that BMW, “except a hybrid.” They have an identity and capabilities all their own. Take the BMW iPerformance series; they’re environmentally friendly, well engineered to leave a very small footprint for local driving. At the same time, they’re powerful cars with substantial torque and control.

 

Environmentally Friendly & Capable

The 530e iPerformance is a great place to enter the series. It carries a turbocharged inline-4 at 180 hp and a synchronous AC motor at 111 hp. Together, they can turn 310 lb-ft of torque out of a combined 248 hp. That’s great torque at this range.

 

Superb forethought means that the famous ZF 8-speed transmission can be utilized in all-electric mode. This gives the 530e iPerformance unique feel for all-electric performance. All electric offers a 30-mile range at up to 87 mph. Kick in the gas and the range is 400 miles, along with a top speed of 146 mph. This makes it ideal for environmentally friendly errand- running and longer road trips.

 

Safe & Futuristic

What’s especially impressive about this example of the BMW iPerformance series is its handling in bad weather. It doesn’t lose its sense of grip, feel, or control. After the weather we’ve had these last few years, we find that’s a detail we look at earlier and earlier in our evaluations.

The electric motor is nearly silent underneath air conditioning or the radio, which lends it local driving a futuristic feel. Charging takes 3 hours via a 240-volt outlet or 5 hours on standard. What we’re really excited about is the coming wireless charging system. By parking on an inductive charging pad (that’s still safe to walk on), the 530e iPerformance will recharge without having to plug a single thing in. That’s very nearly magic, which fits how the rest of the car feels. If you are in the market for pre-owned vehicle, browse South Florida luxury used vehicles.Get out of the dealership quicker

 

What You Can Expect from the 2020 BMW i8

The BMW i8 in 2020

The 2020 BMW i8

We’re supposed to keep it together and act professionally when we think about a new car coming down the pike, but the future of the BMW i8 deserves some screaming groupies and fainting fans. The anticipated 2020 iteration isn’t here yet, of course, but the models that are have to be some of the most stunning cars to have ever touched tire to road.

Power

The BMW i8 is already a hybrid with quite a few fans. It’s a sleek, futuristic looking vehicle that looks like it’s seconds from taking flight and hovering. The next generation model will doubtlessly increase the power, but will it simultaneously go all-electric. The technology’s here to make an all-electric coupe that’s kicking at 750 hp.

With a predicted zero to 60 mph time of just 3 seconds, the only thing we wonder about is what it’s going to feel like getting that much punch with a noiseless engine. There are a few scenes from science-fiction movies we can point to, but beyond that it’s a mystery we’re eager to experience.

BMW’s been previewing the I Vision Dynamics concept and this leads us to believe an all-electric is a real possibility.

Look & Feel

We imagine that regardless of engine, the future of the BMW i8 will reflect BMW’s recent re-focusing on luxury interiors. BMW doesn’t skimp on interior construction and the aesthetic should reflect the shining, sleek exterior. We appreciate how new BMWs are focused on practically implementing technology in ways that are easy for a driver to manage. Too many makers just took scattershot approaches to slapping technology inside wherever it could fit, forgetting about focusing on how the driver will use it.

We’re excited to see how the transmission is employed with this kind of power. Smooth shifting has always been one of the best features of BMWs. We’re also eager to see what BMW’s active suspension will feel like by the 2020 model. It already gives the driver a feel of power over the road, accentuating grip and feel.

By 2020, we only expect refinements in the BMW i8‘s already great driving feel. Let the countdown begin!

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