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New BMW X3 | S58 Engine | Braman BMW Jupiter, Florida

New BMW X3 M Features S58 Engine

The debut of the S58 engine in the new BMW X3 is a dramatic moment in the maker’s history. The S55 engine it improves upon has been a remarkable powerhouse, but the S58 will be the M Division’s flagship engine moving forward. What does that mean for you? The next BMW X3 M and X4 M will be the first cars to feature the S58 engine.

Starting Power

The S58 is a 3.0-liter straight-six that’s been fully redesigned to up the ante in the X Series M vehicles. Let’s talk details. The S58 starts out in 473 horsepower form. This delivers 442 lb-ft of torque. It’s a powerful and dynamic engine that enables aggressive acceleration with ease. The power on display here surpasses both the M3 CS and M4 CS.

M Competition Upgrades

That’s the basic form of the engine – entry-level, if you will. The new BMW X3 M Competition and X4 M Competition are even more powerful, delivering 503 horsepower. As always, these are the first implementations of the engine in production vehicles. BMW has a long history of finding every last ounce of horsepower left in their designs – you can probably expect even more powerful versions by the time the the S58 starts getting places into sports cars.

Technical Improvements

Technical improvements include two mono-scroll turbochargers to keep the engine well-vented, along with upgraded compressors for better power output. Join these with a freshly optimized air intake system that keeps pressure consistent and an electronic waste gate that improves the engine’s response. Maximum injection pressure is tremendously improved – from 200 to 350 bar. This helps to minimize emissions as well.

These are only a few of the improvements. In case you’re not versed in the technical jargon, what it amounts to is this: the S58 engine is even more powerful, responsive, efficient, and reliable, as well as being more environmentally friendly.

Why Debut it in Crossovers?

The advantage of using it now in the next BMW X3 M and X4 M models (as well as their M Competition versions) is that you get this powerful engine humming with M tuning, upgrades, and dynamics. That’s an easy way to enjoy popular crossovers that drive like sports cars and have all the practical advantages of SUVs.

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Will BMW and Mercedes Really Work Together?

It’s always exciting when two competitors come together on a special project. The latest BMW news is that there may be talk with Mercedes about collaborating on a car series. This means you could purchase BMW and Mercedes in one vehicle.

Sharing Expertise

Handelsblatt is a German automotive magazine that broke the rumor. The idea is that BMW and Mercedes would develop a new generation of compact cars together. This would be the BMW 1 Series and the Mercedes A-class.

Of course, such cooperation would mean sharing technology between the makers. One benefit is that both BMW and Mercedes could share expertise and development on autonomous cars. This would allow them to develop self-driving systems that take advantage of both makers’ extensive experience and technological knowledge.

When Would This Happen?

As you read this latest BMW news, you may realize that Mercedes has already introduced a new A-class. Similarly, you’ll be able to purchase BMW 1 Series that’s brand new in the very near future. This indicates that the fruits of any BMW and Mercedes cooperation may not be seen until 2025.

What Are the Advantages?

There would be a number of advantages for customers in this. First, you get to see what two world-class luxury auto makers could create by putting their top minds together. Second, by developing a chassis for two lines, both brands could save some money in development. That can get passed on to customers, so that these new lines deliver that world class quality as a price point that’s favorable to customers.

Beyond this, you’re talking about two of the top engineering teams in all of automotive history combining R&D resources and brainpower. Everyone wants to know what the cars of tomorrow will look like, how they’ll perform, what technology they’ll offer. What better way to find out than by putting two of the world’s most brilliant teams together to make tomorrow’s cars?

M850i xDrive | BMW 8 Series | Braman BMW Jupiter, Florida

The 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Experience

The first generation BMW 8 Series holds a special place in every BMW enthusiast’s heart. These were cars with rare performance and luxury. Yet the line went quiet for two decades before BMW knew they had the perfect generation to act as a successor. The original 8 Series had been a pioneer in vehicle technology, so they knew the next generation had to be a technological leap forward in a similar way. No car demonstrates this better than the M850i xDrive.

The Exterior Is a Beast

We all know that a first impression is critical. The M850i xDrive understands this, with bold, muscular design and long, lean, angled highlights. The lines ripple with the suggestion of power while also communicating a streamlined ache for speed. On the aesthetics alone, BMW’s designers have knocked it out of the park.

The Interior’s a Beauty

The interior is one of BMW’s most refined and intentional designs yet. The materials and their tapered lines are exquisite. Where so many makers have obsessed over giving you 1,000 controls that make the interior look like an over-busy airplane cockpit, BMW has focused on simplifying things. This keeps your command over the M850i xDrive more immediate and less confusing without losing precision.

Tech for Power & Control

The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 delivers 530 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. That’s an improvement in power of nearly 20% over the last version of this engine. BMW’s xDrive technology has led the industry for years. When the road is slick or you run over a pothole or dip, a particular tire might lose some traction. The xDrive system monitors for this and lends power to the other wheels millisecond by millisecond. What might’ve been a slip in decades past is now barely noticeable.

Combined with the car’s integral steering, this is the forefront of returning control to the driver so that it doesn’t get lost due to bad weather or road conditions.

Built Around the Driver

The M850i xDrive takes advantage of its dimensions and technology to give you exceptional command over the road. Everything is built to give the purest experience possible. This is the BMW 8 Series model where design meets powerful technology in perfect unison, all built to serve the driver.

New 3 Series | M Performance Parts | Braman BMW Jupiter, Florida

New BMW 3 Series Gets M Performance Parts

Go from the racetrack to the street with M Performance parts. BMW’s motorsport heritage comes out to play with these exclusive, high-quality components. From superior performance to stunning aesthetics, these parts enhance the aggressive, dynamic appeal of your Bimmer. In exciting news, you can get M performance parts on the new BMW 3 series.

New BMW 3 Series with M3 Look and Feel

Want your 3 to look and feel more like an M3? Now it can. M-branded wheels with red brake calipers. Sleek black accents. Advanced carbon fiber parts. An “M Performance” side decal. Sexy taillights with a dark gray tint. M Performance exhaust tips. A subtle carbon fiber spoiler. Imagine the possibilities. The performance. The looks of pure envy you’ll get driving down the roadway!

Why M Performance Parts

M Performance parts are designed to bring your driving experience to the next level. For example, the brakes are more than just flashy accessories with their bright, bold red calipers. They also feature a lightweight 18 inch braking system, complete with perforated and grooved discs. With higher thermal resistance, they’ll perform like true champions under tough conditions.

M Performance parts are more than just pretty faces: they can really change how you drive and the feeling of safety and security you have on the road.

The new BMW 3 Series will be rolling into showrooms in March. We cannot wait! Until then, visit Braman BMW Jupiter to learn more about M Performance parts and other terrific models that will not fail to thrill you with every mile.

M2 Competition | Best BMW M Car | Braman BMW Jupiter, Florida

Is the 2019 M2 Competition the Best BMW M Car?

The 2019 BMW M2 Competition literally blows away the competition. It proved its mettle at Circuito Ascari, the famed 3.4 mile racetrack in Spain that requires intense concentration to navigate – and a vehicle that can handle the twisting, turning, rugged terrain. The M2 performed flawlessly. Could this be the best BMW M car ever made?

The Best BMW M Car Ever Made

The BMW M2 Competition boasts the robust S55 twin turbo inline-six that churns out 405 horses and 406 lb-ft of torque. The engine is the same as that featured in the M4, but it’s been dialed down just a little. This doesn’t create significant (or even noticeable) reduction in power. And it’s a big boost from the previous M2’s 365 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

The Bimmer also features BMW’s Active M rear differential: this distributes torque evenly across the rear axle in all corners – the sharper and wider, the better. It works in concert with the new M Dynamic mode. Here, the stability control intervention is less intrusive but it’s there if you need it. Rest assured though: this model powers out of corners better than any of its predecessors.

M2 Competition: Effortless Precision

The six-speed manual transmission shifts effortlessly and precisely through the gears. You can also opt for a quick shifting seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Either way: it’s an amazing drive.

Inside, you’ll feel like you’re driving the Ascari even if you’re going to the grocery store! The new steering wheel features two programmable buttons so you can toggle through diving modes. There are new mirrors, black kidney grilles and badges, and a redesigned front and back bumper that make the new iteration a completely different beast than previous M2s.

The M2 delivers a stellar driving experience, and the M2 Competition takes it to new levels. If not the best BMW M car, it is certainly neck-and-neck with its luxurious brothers.

2019 BMW M8 | New V8 Engine | Braman BMW Jupiter, Florida

2019 BMW M8 to Get New V8 Engine

Anytime BMW develops a new model alongside its racing version, you know you’re in for a treat. Such is the case with the 2019 BMW M8, which has been developed in parallel with the M8 GTE racer. The advantage of this parallel development is that the M8 will see many of the design, powertrain, and technological refinements that contribute to the racer’s track capability. This has contributed to the M8’s choice of TwinPower Turbo new V8 engine.

Improvements Abound

The rear-wheel driven M8 will be able to take advantage of about 600 horsepower. Precision is designed hand-in-hand with the raw power of this new V8 engine. The double-wishbone suspension at the front works exquisitely with the multi-link configuration of the rear.

Many design elements have been re-thought to offer optimum performance. The track width of the front axle is wider, the anti-roll bars are firmer, and the rubber mounts add stiffness that allow better control.

Refinement for Performance

This isn’t just change for change’s sake, though. What works will still be utilized, albeit with some smart tweaks. The M Servotronic steering system of the M5 complements the M8 well, but it’s refined for the 2019 BMW M8’s performance.

There are multiple driving modes: Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus. These modes adjust electronically controlled dampers that will soften or harden according to your preference. This level of control lets you cut right to the most enjoyable extremes of the BMW M8.

Safety & Aesthetic

Braking power is impressive with 395-mm, vented, drilled discs at the front and six-piston calipers. These are joined by single-piston calipers and 380mm discs in the rear. This can easily be upgraded to M carbon-ceramic discs of 400-mm and 380-mm, respectively.

Beyond this, it’s safe to say the 2019 BMW M8 might be the best looking BMW yet. Its sleek, low profile hugs the road and evokes both the best of classic BMW looks as well as an aggressive, muscled aesthetic. BMW often leans more toward the futuristic in its latest designs, and the M8 offers a balance between tradition and the future that should excite enthusiasts.

Largest BMW SUV | BMW X7 Interior | Braman BMW Jupiter, Florida

Inside the Largest BMW SUV

The 2018 LA Auto Show saw BMW introduce some captivating new vehicles. This includes the largest BMW SUV ever made, the new X7. Sure, sometimes you need a Bimmer to rocket around a track. And sometimes you need one that still has superb performance and also gives you the largest amount of cargo space or seating in the entire make. The BMW X7 interior doesn’t just make you more capable, it’s also elegantly refined, comfortable, and delivers a considerable amount of technology.

Adaptability to Spare

The BMW X7 focuses on giving its drivers something very rare in a vehicle today: flexibility. A third-row comes standard, and it’s incredibly spacious. The problem with many SUVs that offer a third row is that those furthest back pretty much need to adopt the fetal position to ride anywhere. With the BMW X7, those in the back can stretch out comfortably.

Not only this, but the comforts of the largest BMW SUV ever made extend to this third row as well. The glass panoramic roof goes all the way back, offering a beautiful view to all.

Impressive Measurements

The X7 offers 48.6 cubic feet of cargo space. That easily surpasses the X5’s already spacious 33.9 cubic feet. Fold the second and third rows down and that expands to a whopping 90.4 cubic feet. Again, compare it to the X5’s impressive 72.3 cubic feet with its back seats folded down.

Focus on Comfort & Relaxation

The BMW X7 interior delivers clean lines and impressively streamlined design. What’s truly impressive is how the X7 is designed to make the world around you feel large and spacious, too. There’s something about the way it presents the outside world as you drive or ride in it that seems inviting. BMW’s delivery of the technology is, as always, very focused. Gone are the thousand buttons and dials other makers seem intent on confusing you with; the X7 makes its tech easy to use and master.

The BMW X7 seems most focused on making your life easier. Adaptability makes planning less stressful, and the sunny, spacious, streamlined ride makes your day more comfortable.

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Will BMW Build a New Supercar?

Is a new BMW supercar on the horizon? Some have eyed the BMW i8 as a super star in the making. The technology behind the i8 may do a great deal to change our interpretation of what a supercar can be. The BMW i8 specs show a powerful vehicle with a more modern version of the supercar: a mean-looking, plug-in hybrid with fearsome performance.

The BMW Supercar Has Changed

The i8 fits some definitions of a BMW supercar, and bucks other traditions. Some critics have found the interpretation appealing, while others say they love the BMW i8 but it does too many new things to fit the supercar mold precisely.

Whether the BMW i8 is a supercar or something altogether different, will BMW make one that fits more traditional definitions of “supercar”? BMW’s research & development chief Klaus Frohlich told Drive that he’s pushing hard to make it happen during the life cycle of the i8.

A Cinematic Aesthetic

The BMW i8 itself boasts aesthetic design that’s remarkable. It features butterfly doors that lift upward and out of the way when getting in and out. The low-slung design features an aggressively swept greenhouse that gives the car its mean, assertive look. The car always looks like it’s angry with someone and out for vengeance, which lends it a cinematic flair. It looks like it should be in constant chase scenes.

BMW i8 Specs

The i8 features a 369 horsepower combined powertrain that delivers 420 lb-ft of torque. It can achieve 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.

It holds the road well and offers remarkable braking power and precise handling. This makes it a great car to, as Car and Driver puts it, “fling around corners”. The roadster version offers a convertible variation with a very cleanly operating top.

Charging is a breeze, using a plug that can take advantage of BMW’s network of charging stations or any other public option.

BMW will come along with a new supercar at some point, but don’t take your eyes off the i8 as the BMW supercar that exemplifies a different take on what this category can be. The BMW i8 is a powerful and stylized plug-in hybrid interpretation of the supercar.

2019 BMW 3 Series Release Date Redesign | Braman BMW Jupiter, Florida

2019 BMW 3 Series Release Date Unveiled

The 2019 BMW 3 Series release date is one of the most anticipated of the season. BMW’s kept the date itself under wraps, but showed the car itself at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The 2019 BMW 3 Series redesign they unveiled was very aggressive. It retains so many marks of what makes a BMW a BMW, while also reshaping elements of its aesthetic in some exciting ways.

Re-Imagined Looks

Precision in design gives the 2019 BMW 3 Series redesign a sharper, bolder look. The kidney grille is pronounced, while the headlights look ferocious. The look is of a car made to chase down prey, like a leopard caught mid-stride.

It’s not just the aesthetics that have changed, though. The wheelbase and track widths are both slightly extended, and the car’s a little wider, longer, and taller, too. Many of these adjustments are made for balance and handling. The redesign has a lower center of gravity and 25% more rigidity in the suspension. Combined with its lower weight and wider stance, these contribute to exceptionally precise steering and the best 3 Series agility yet.

Superb Improvements

Rethought underbody sealing even makes the 3 Series redesign more aerodynamic than the 3 Series of the past. With the BMW 320d xDrive, you also get BMW’s exceptional all-wheel drive system that helps compensate for any loss of traction, returning more control to the driver. For a more classic BMW feel, you can still get the rear-wheel BMW 320d, without the xDrive system.

The interior is exceptionally clean-looking. In an age of luxury performance cars having ten thousand buttons up the center console, it’s refreshing that BMW keeps things reasonable. You should be staring out the beautifully swept front windshield, not getting lost in the controls at your elbow. That said, no functionality is lost – BMW just designs interiors and controls in a very efficient way.

What About That Release Date?

About that 2019 BMW 3 Series release date: Right now, the 3 Series is undergoing testing at Nurburgring Nordschleife. You should see the BMW 320d and 320d xDrive on sale starting March 9, 2019.

BMW Model | BMW Car Features | Braman BMW Jupiter, Florida

Which BMW Model Is Right for You?

Which BMW model is your perfect match? Decide what features you want, what feel you want. BMW car features include a wide variety of top luxury and performance elements. It can be a tough choice. Get a feel for what each series can offer, and go to the dealership with a set of desires you need your BMW to fulfill.

BMW 1 Series

The 1 series is what you might call an entry-level BMW. It’s a great choice to see some of what the make has to offer. The design offers a taste of BMW’s legendary driving experience as a family option with plenty of features and options.

BMW 2 Series

Here’s where BMW gives you that stylish, aggressive coupe you’ve been looking for. BMW models in the 2 Series are sleek and feature dynamic driving mechanics. These are athletic cars that really start to give you the most of BMW car features and reliability.

BMW 3 Series

The 3 Series is a versatile series. Its models fill many jobs and are made to be flexible. That’s one reason the 3 Series is BMW’s most popular. Comfort and luxury abounds, as do powerful technology features. It’s a very popular company car because of its room, comfort, economy, and capability.

BMW 4 Series

The 4 Series appeals to driving enthusiasts looking for a spacious coupe. Its room and capabilities make it a surprisingly practical option, while its performance and handling offer up a more tailored experience.

BMW 5 Series

Business customers flock to the 5 Series because of its unparalleled refinement. Both inside and out find some of BMW’s most attractive designs, and the 5 Series features some of BMW’s best optional upgrades.

BMW 6 Series

The 6 Series reaches toward the height of perfection in luxury. These coupes are extremely comfortable, which can really bring out the driving feel in a remarkable way. There’s no feeling like blazing down the highway while in the lap of luxury.

BMW 7 Series

These are superior BMW models, flagships that demonstrate everything a BMW can be when it comes to innovation and luxury. This makes these models perfect for a luxurious daily drive or as advanced executive cars.

BMW X Series

This series of crossovers and sport activity vehicles boast some of BMW’s most powerful and versatile models. Some perform like overpowered coupes while others offer unparalleled BMW space, and they all deliver on off-road capability and a full technology suite.

BMW i Series

BMW is always forward thinking, and the i series offers electric vehicles that are futuristic, comfortable, economical, and extremely fun to drive. These cars cut down on emissions and gas costs while still delivering the performance you’ve come to expect from BMW.

Which BMW model is right for you? Visit Braman BMW of Jupiter, Florida and test drive your way to an answer!