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The Future of BMW

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit all car manufacturers equally hard. There was work stoppage for most of 2020 and this also caused a delay in receiving needed parts and supplies; leaving a large question mark on the path of BMW future cars. But now that businesses are getting back on pace, people are reflecting on what they’ve learned. The pandemic has taught BMW two important lessons: the luxury car industry can be finicky, and the world is going green. The public is slowly moving away from gas-powered cars and the demand for electric vehicles (EV) is on the rise. So, it’s no surprise that BMW future vehicles will be exceedingly electric.

BMW electric vehicles

BMW is going all-electric by 2030. BMW has already started to build or expand factories in Mexico, Hungary, China, and the United States to meet the EV demand.

More importantly, its vision for BMW future cars is to release newer models that will shape its path into the next decade. BMW future vehicles will not only be family-oriented, but also be more sporty and compact.

BMW FUTURE CARS

The newest model for the BMW M series will be the G87 M2. While much remains unknown about this car, it will be electric and most likely a coupe. In addition, the G87 M2 will be rear-wheel drive. The company does not plan to make significant changes to the interior aspects of BMW future vehicles, but the exterior will have a modified sporty look.

The second generation of the BMW M4 (G82 coupe and G83 convertible) has just started to appear in Europe and should be available in the U.S. early next year. This high-performance version of the older G22 4 series comes with more HP but has the same twin-kidney grille. The convertible version with a folding soft top will be available as a Competition model with the M xDrive. Rest assured this luxury sports car is fast, reaching 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 220 mph. At the moment, only the manual transmission will be available in the standard M4. By 2025, BMW will eventually release other versions, namely CS, CSL, and GTS.

In 2020, BMW announced an improved 5 series Touring with similar upgrades for the M5, M5 Competition, and M5CS. These luxury models will be leaner, and trimmer compared to the previous models, but much remains unknown about the exact specs or when they will appear. 

BMW will be offering an all-wheel drive SUV in the X2 range, which will be powered by a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Minor facelifts are planned for 2022 but the Covid-19 pandemic may slow down this venture. 

Several other derivatives of the X5 have also been announced, which will be more powerful and faster than previous models. There are also plans for the X6 M and X6 M Competition versions of each. They may appear in several years, providing there are fewer supply chain hiccups.

FOCUS ON ALL ELECTRIC CARS

The long-term BMW future cars is for all-electric models. BMW is trying to cut down on gas-powered vehicles and putting more effort into making plug-in hybrids and full EVs over the next few years. In early 2022, the BMW i4, an all-new electric sedan, will appear in the showrooms and is expected to compete against other mid-size EVs and the Tesla Model 3.

BMW has acknowledged that the market for EVs is very competitive, and it will need to compete with the cheaper and more efficient EVs already on the market. Its primary focus, however, will be on making eco-friendly luxury cars that will be lighter, smaller, and have stronger batteries. 

To learn more about BMW future vehicles, visit Braman Motorcars or call them at (561) 609-0144 to speak to a knowledgeable representative.

2021 BMW M4 MPG

What is the Gas Mileage of a BMW M4?

The 2021 BMW M4 coupe is a dramatically different car from its competitors. The 2021 model of this 2-door coupe comes with marked changes in bodywork, appearing more powerful and aggressive than its predecessors. Built for power and performance, it is a great car if you want a great driving experience. But the BMW M4 mpg reflects that.

BMW M4 MPG

The 2021 BMW M4 mpg is 16 in the city and 23 on the highway, for a combined mpg of 19, from the 15.6-gallon tank. The average fuel costs for the BMW M4 have been estimated at around $2,800 per year (assuming  15,000 miles a year and employing good driving habits). 

Who determines the BMW M4 mpg?  The official numbers come from an NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) lab test.  This test was designed to measure pollutant emissions and carbon dioxide levels.  There are two parts to the test: city, and highway.

FEATURES OF THE M4

The M4 has many significant enhancements, including an All-Wheel Drive system that can be switched to a rear-drive-only mode. Better still, BMW has made a manual transmission available.

The  BMW M4 mpg is somewhat sacrificed for the power. The 473 horsepower behind the M4 is due to its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. The Competition model generates 503 hp from the 8-speed automatic transmission.

The interior of the M4 is much more race-inspired than the regular 4 series. It comes with some unique carbon-fiber placement, a thick-rimmed steering wheel, which features red M buttons to customize the driving mode. In addition, the M-sports seats are bolstered for comfort and have an illuminated logo. Of course, being a coupe, the rear seat is much, much smaller than that of the M3.

The infotainment center is pretty similar to the regular 4 series, but there are many options for upgrades, including subscription-based Wi-Fi connectivity, gesture control, and a wireless charging pad. There are both standard and optional driver assistance packages. The standard safety features available include rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.

The base price for the BMW M4 is about $73K, but with the upgrades, this luxury coupe can cost around $100K.  BMW does provide a competitive power train warranty and complimentary scheduled maintenance.

Call 1-561-465-8293 or go by Braman BMW of Jupiter today to learn more about the BMW M4. 

2022 BMW M5 Review, Pricing, and Specs

The 2022 BMW M5 is the real deal when it comes to a luxury sports sedan. The lighter M5 has been made to perfection, both in terms of power and performance. The car’s price matches its luxuriousness.

2022 BMW M5

THRILL-SEEKERS REJOICE

At first glance, the BMW M5 2022 may appear not to be as flamboyant as previous models, but rest assured, this luxury car is not for just driving to church on Sundays. It is for people who love thrills. It comes with a 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo that delivers 627 hp and goes from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds, which more than matches its closest rival. The BMW M5 2022 rivals being: the Mercedes GT63 or the Audi RS7. But aside from just power and speed, the 2022 BMW M5 has several other features compared to its predecessors: it is lighter, compact, has stiff engine mounts, a robust anti-roll bar in the rear, and a lower ride height, which makes it easier to maneuver and handle around corners and bends. 

THE EXTERIOR

The exterior reveals the iconic BMW bronze gold grille and forged wheels with M carbon-ceramic brakes. To reduce the weight, the M5 has introduced carbon fiber reinforced plastic for the hood, roof, and mirror caps. The car’s sportier look has been amplified by the large quad tailpipes. All in all, the few intricate touches here and there have made the M5 an attractive sedan.

The 2022 BMW M5 is only available in a limited number, and exclusive colors, including a frozen deep green and frozen hatch grey metallic, so it will be sure to stand out in a crowd.

There is no question that the M5 is a brutally powerful sedan, but to showcase its acceleration and power, you will need more space and less traffic. 

The 2022 BMW M5 was never meant to be a gas saver; it offers mileage figures of 15 and 21 mpg for city and highway, respectively.

THE INTERIOR

While much of the exterior is not that different from previous models, the company has put a lot of effort into making the interior stand apart. Besides the hollowed carbon bucket seats with a mix of Alcantara and Merino leather, the major noticeable difference is the absence of the rear bench, which has reduced the seating capacity to only four, but there is ample leg and headroom. Other features include a digital gauge cluster heads-up display, heated front seats, four-zone climate control, a four-zone automatic climate control, adjustable ambient lighting, wireless charging, keyless entry, remote engine start, and a universal garage door opener. 

Standard safety features include forward collision warning, rearview camera, lane departure warning, active blind-spot detection, and rear/front parking sensors. There is an i7 Drive software that includes the infotainment system and many other features, namely Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Sirius XM, Bluetooth, and navigation.

The 2022 BMW M5 comes with a dense M Alcantara steering wheel, carbon-fiber shift paddles, and the iconic red M1 and M2 buttons that recall your driver settings. These small artistic changes have added an extra flair to the car.  And, if you plan to travel, do not worry, there is ample cargo space to accommodate several large suitcases. 

WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE

Like all BMWs, the M5 comes with a four-year/50K limited warranty, four years of roadside assistance, and three years or 36K miles of complimentary scheduled maintenance. 

Those who have the money will not be disappointed with the M5, which is the car of the next generation. It is solidly built, fast, and reliable.  The 2022 BMW M5 smokes the competition.

The one downside is the cost, which has a base price of $103K. Add in the extras and you are looking at a luxury sports car for around $125K; the M5 CS costs $142K. The M5 will start arriving at dealerships this Fall.  Call Braman Motorcars today at 1-561-465-8293 to get in your bid for a test drive.

2022 BMW 3 Series

2022 BMW 3-Series: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

From what we know so far about the 2022 BMW 3-Series, BMW has excelled once again at producing a luxury car for the ages.

This top-quality, multi-faceted luxury car, like previous models, still carries the tradition of BMW. The 2022 BMW 3 series represents all the great things that BMW is famous for including luxury, status, and power.

But that is not all: the 3 series offers a great ride far surpassing many of its rivals. This 7th generation of the 3 series is perhaps the best of the lot; with each successive year, minor refinements have resulted in a luxury car that supersedes all expectations.

BMW has played it smart and what has worked over the past decade has not been altered and the same applies to the 3 series. But there are a few novel things in the 3 series, which include the following:

  • M sports package that includes a rear spoiler
  • Climate-controlled cabin lighting
  • Adaptive LED headlights with laser light
  • Minimal alterations to the exterior and interior colors

On the road, the 2022 BMW series 3 offers a comfortable drive, with lots of power when you need it. Not designed for the racetrack, the 3 series is ideal for casual driving and touring.

The interior is huge with ample space, including 17 cubic feet of trunk space. The seats are covered with perforated simulated leather and available in cognac and Tacora red.

There are no major surprises on the exterior except for some minor touches to the double grille, and a minor dent in the rear side windows to make it look sportier.

Besides the carbon-fiber roof, the M3 comes with humongous 18-inch alloys up front and 19-inch rims at the back.

Other standard features include rain-sensing wipers, LED headlights, heated side mirrors, self-dimming rearview mirror, moonroof, and 40/20/40 split/folding rear seats.

For safety, there is the standard driver assistance mini package that comes with automatic high beams, forward collision warning, and lane-keeping assistance.

The 8.8-inch touch screen comes with a state-of-the-art infotainment system, two USB ports, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay/Android auto smartphone integration, and Bluetooth connectivity.

All the 3 series models also come with other safety features, like remote lock/unlock, on-street parking information, and stolen vehicle recovery.  The one downside to the BMW3 series hybrid is that the mileage on the battery is very limited. 

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE 2022 BMW 3 SERIES?

The base price for the 330i with rear-wheel drive is $41,450. If you want the all-wheel drive or the BMW3 series hybrid, add in an extra $2,000.

The good news is that in some states the 330e models may be eligible for incentives and state tax credits.

If you want the M340i, be prepared to pay about $55,000 and another $10,000 for the upgrades.

The top-of-the-line M3 starts at $70,000 and the M3 competition xDrive model is about $77,000. The 2022 BMW 3 series has just arrived and is available at most BMW dealerships.  Call Braman BMW West Palm Beach at (561) 609-0130 to learn more today.

BMW G80 M3

2021 BMW G80 M3 Review, Pricing, and Specs

Even though the 2021 BMW G80 M3 has just been introduced to the U.S. market, it has garnered a lot of positive reviews. Like all previous BMWs, the M3 is considered to be the Ultimate Driving Beast. This 6th generation luxury sports vehicle looks fast and expensive, and it is. 

WHAT’S THE G80 M3 LIKE?

First, the frontal face is like most previous BMWs, but the BMW M3 2021 has one unique feature, the twin large grilles do not impart good aesthetics. But aside from the grille, the car is good-looking and comes with the generic rear four large exhaust pipes. For most people, the car still retains its iconic look.

The BMW M3 2021 is much heavier and bigger than many previous M3s. Not only is the wheelbase wider but the car is also longer and weighs in at nearly 3,745 pounds. The M3 comes with a turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-six and an 8 speed ZF automatic transmission that gives it 503Hp. As expected, the car is fast — hitting 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. There is an option for a manual transmission and the 2022 model will come with an all-wheel drive. All M3s also come with an adjustable brake pedal feel and adaptive dampers.

It is on the roads that the M3 excels. The big weight and low center of gravity allows it to round corners gracefully and the thrust is enormous when needed. Even when accelerating, the interior is noiseless. Driving in the city will garner about 16 mpg and 23 mpg on the highways. 

The interior has some new features, like the expensive M Carbon comfortable bucket seats, a carbon-fiber tray, and tons of legroom, but for the most part, the M3 has essentially the same visibility, infotainment center, passenger space, and comfort as the regular 3 series. The BMW G80 M3 also has standard and several optional driver safety assistance packages.

Overall, the BMW GO M3 is a fun car to drive. Aside from the large unsightly grille, it has ample power, offers a comfortable ride, and reigns supreme on curves.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE BMW M3 2021?

The base price for the car is around $74K but there are many expensive options available, like the carbon-ceramic brakes, the interior carbon trim, and carbon roof, which, if purchased, the options could cost another $30K.  You would be looking at a total car price, with options, that is nearly $100K. But in the end, this is a high-end luxury BMW M3 2021, after all.

2021 BWM 4 Series Convertible Prices, Reviews, and Specifications

The 2021 BMW 4 Series Convertible is one of the most beautiful cars this company has ever produced. With a fabric top that replaces previous models’ hard top, it’s been available since March, and with BMW 4 Series convertible prices starting at just over $54,000, it’s certainly one you’ll want to consider. 

Does a Fabric Top Change Everything? 

The biggest conversation around this model is the fabric convertible top. Many people look for a beautiful convertible because they’re easily the most romantic cars on the market today, and it’s not hard to see why BMW moved from the more traditional hard top to this one. When it’s closed, it creates a beautiful level of elegance that the hard top couldn’t match. Where the hard top created a trunk bulge, the fabric top is easy to manage, looks great, and doesn’t take up as much luggage space. More than that, though, it contributes to the weight of this car, which is 40% lighter. It’s incredibly easy to use, too, as it opens within 18 seconds. 

The Specs

If the fabric top isn’t enough to sell you on this model, the specs will be. This model sits on a longer wheelbase, so it’s a bit bigger than previous versions overall. The interior is reminiscent of the 3-series, so you’ll see plenty of room in both the front and the rear, so if you’re looking for an extended road trip in this vehicle, you certainly have the space to do it. 

Agility and responsiveness help to define this car thanks to its lower center of gravity. It’s as much fun to drive as any of their sedan models, too, despite the open-top change. 

Choose from two different engines with this, a four cylinder or a straight-six. The 2.0 liter 4 cylinder offers 255 hp and 295 lb/ft of torque. The 3.0 liter straight six, though, offers quite a bit more coming in at 382 hp and 369 lb/ft of torque. Either is available in all-wheel drive or rear wheel drive models. 

Naturally, you’ll find the infotainment system that comes standard with all BMW models inside as well as connectivity to both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can also choose to integrate a head-up display. 

The Reviews

Reviewers are almost giddy about this model thanks to the fabric top and the specs. Most celebrate the sporty handling the convertible has to offer, as well as the addition of extra cargo space thanks to the fabric top. They also cite the responsive nature of the vehicle across the entire 4-series. It’s one of the sportiest vehicles on the market today, and reviewers love that level of fun it offers. 

What to Expect In Terms of Pricing

Pricing on these models starts at $54,095, but should you choose to go with the M440i version, you’ll pay $66,995 for the upgrade. You can also choose to further upgrade to an all-wheel drive for another $2,000. 

Ready to take a test drive? Give us a call today.

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2022 BMW 7-Series Review, Pricing, and Specs

The 2022 BMW 7-Series is a top-of-the-line luxury vehicle, but it has one feature the others just can’t match – a much bigger space.

Developed primarily for comfort and luxury, it has more than met the expectations of enthusiasts.

The Very Definition of a Smooth Ride

Like all BMWs, the 7-Series has a plush interior with beautiful aesthetics that resonate with everything you might expect from this brand.

The inside is spacious with a huge trunk that can carry your golf bag plus 2-3 suitcases. Some of the options include remote-control parking and the Driving Assistance Professional package with several safety features including a lane departure warning.

The 7-Series infotainment is much improved and comes with a responsive touch screen and manual knobs.

The state of art system also recognizes certain hand commands. Besides the Bluetooth connectivity, there is an option of a Samsung tablet with a dock between the rear seats.

Apple Carplay is now standard in every BMW as well. It also comes with a Bowers & Wilkins audio system.

Real Power Combines with Solid Fuel Economy

BMW designers have kept changes to a minimum with the 2022 7-Series. Most of the mechanical and functional systems remain unchanged from 2021, but many options are available.

Some of the standard features of the 7-Series will include flush door handles, soft closing doors, air suspension.

The 2022 BMW 7-Series comes with a turbocharged inline 6 cylinder engine which provides ample power if needed.

Even though the car is muscular and bold, it is extraordinarily smooth and quiet. On the road, the 2022 BMW 7-Series has excellent handling and grips the terrain like a magnet when going round the corners

Despite being a big luxury car, the 7-Series does have a decent fuel economy averaging about 30mpg on the highways.

However, the 745e plug-in hybrid that uses a 12.0 kWh battery pack only provides 17 miles of electric driving. However, the battery can be rapidly recharged with the pack located in the trunk.

What You Can Expect In The BMW M760 Price

The base price for the 2022 BMW series 7 is $87,797 and this is slightly lower than some of its competitors like Mercedes and Audi, which have starting prices at around $100K. Along with that, though, BMW provides a 3-year or 36 000 miles complimentary maintenance plan for all 7-Series vehicles. 

Production of the 2022 BMW 7-Series is slated to start early in 2022 and dealerships should be receiving the cars by autumn. Consider reserving yours now.

 

BMW MY21 4SERIES CONVERTIBLE OVERVIEW DESIGN

What colors does the 2021 BMW 4 Series convertible come?

The 2021 BMW 4 series will be making its debut in North America any day. This luxury second generation 4 series convertible continues the proud BMW tradition of speed, power, elegance, and style.

The 2021 BMW 4 series has a few distinct changes in style compared to the older 4 series. First, it is loaded with cutting-edge technology, is ultra-modern, offers an exhilarating ride with the top down, and comes with a newly designed wide mouth grille.

The 4 series color options are also exciting.  Other features of the 2021 BMW 4 series include the following:

  • Elegance and high-speed performance.
  • A newly designed soft top, which not only reduces the weight of the car but allows for more storage space and slightly more headroom.
  • The colors of the soft-top roof will be regular black and an optional Moonlight black; both these colors have been selected to generate a gorgeous metallic shimmer in the presence of sunlight.
  • The luxury car is designed with a low center of gravity, which makes it easy to handle around bends and corners.
  • The classic SensaTec dashboard will be standard on all the M440i models, but as an option on the 430i.
  • All 4 series will come with driver assistance, the latest safety features, and state-of-the-art infotainment technologies.

What color options will be available for the 2021 BMW 4 series?

With regard to the 2021 BMS 4 series convertible colors, both the convertible models of the M440i and M440i xDrive will come with a choice of one non-metallic color (standard Alpine White), five optional finishes of a metallic nature, and two individual metallic paints (optional), which will include the following.

  • Alpine White (standard)
  • Arctic Race Blue Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Bluestone Metallic
  • Individual Dravit Grey/Tanzanite ll Blue Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • San Remo Green Metallic

What will be the cost?

The pricing for the 2021 4 series will be $64K for the M440i convertible and $66K for the M440i xDrive Convertible. An additional $995 for destination delivery will be added.

The launch for these vehicles will be sometime in early summer 2021 and everyone is waiting for their arrival. The 2021 BMW 4 series convertible colors will give every buyer something extra to think about.

 

2021 BMW M4 MPG

BMW M4 Convertible Will Go on Sale Before Summer

After a long wait, the BMW M4 convertible will finally be on the market sometime during the summer. If you have been waiting to cruise with a sleek car during the summer, you will only have to wait a few more months. The exact details of what the M4 convertible will offer remain to be seen but here is what is known. 

Some of the features of the M4 convertible include a twin-turbocharged 3.0 liter 6 cylinder with 473 hp. The vehicle will be available with an 8-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. As with all BMWs, rear-wheel drive is a standard, but an all-wheel drive will be an option.

The M4 drop-top will come with a much softer roof fabric compared to previous models. Being lighter, the roof will close in less than 20 seconds.

One key feature about the M4 convertible is the larger kidney grille, a newer design that differentiates it from the coupe counterpart.

2021 BMW M4 Convertible – The Exterior

The exterior of the M4 convertible is similar to the M4 coupe. The few major differences include the sleek kidney grilles, exotic rear and front bumpers, and stylish LED headlights. The 18-inch alloy wheels come with flared fenders and the signature quad tailpipes.

Being slightly lighter and less rigid, the M4 convertible will offer a much smoother ride on all terrains and is expected to handle well around corners and steep descents.

2021 BMW M4 – Interior Space

The M4 convertible is a decent size 4-seater with ample legroom for all adults. The driver has the additional luxury of the 14-way power-adjustable M sports seat. Overall, there is adequate legroom and ample space between the roof and the head. With ample rear room for seating, a compromise has been made in the cargo space, but this can be increased by folding the rear seats.

As with all BMWs, the M4 convertible has a decent list of standard features, including three-stage heated lumbar support seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, keyless entry, several collisions warnings, rearview camera, and a state-of-the-art infotainment system. An upgrade is available that includes a heads-up display, surround-view cameras, and a parking assistant.

If you can afford a BMW, then the least of your concerns is the gas mileage. But the M4 convertible does offer decent figures. The manual transmission offers 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. However, the automatic redeems this with figures of 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highways.

While the exact price has not been announced, the starting price of the 2021 BMW M4 convertible will be around $74K.

2021 BMW 4 Series

Audi A5 vs BMW 4 Series

If you had the money, which coupe would you buy? The BMW 4 Series or the Audi A5? Read on for the comparisons between the two vehicles.

Audi A5 vs BMW 4 Series

First, both cars have good aesthetics and have established themselves as reliable vehicles. Both vehicles are considered luxury cars that will put a smile on your face while driving.

The Audi A5 is an ultramodern Sportback with features of a hatchback complete with five doors. The BMW 4 Series has a reputation of excellent handling around corners. Which car is the right one for you?

Performance

When comparing the Audi A5 vs. BMW 4 series, both vehicles are stylish and functional, which means that you will be able to use the car for both short and long journeys without any compromise in comfort, speed, or power.

Both may appear slightly small on the exterior, but the interior is roomy with ample space for luggage in the trunk. Both cars come with a powerful 2.0-liter diesel engine with a four-wheel drive.

While both cars have matching acceleration, the one difference is that the A5 has a rapidly shifting 7-speed automatic transmission, whereas the BMW 4 Series has a sturdy 6-speed manual transmission.

There is an option to have an 8-speed automatic transmission in the 4 series for a few extra dollars, which results in smoother and improved performance. On-road performance between the two is similar with the series 4 showing better handling around corners.

For long-distance driving, the A5 is a great cruiser for comfort and also has a much quieter engine.

Interior

The interior of both cars are similar; the controls are all within easy reach, but the A5 does feel more luxurious, whereas the Series 4 has a more modern design with a compact dashboard, precise-feeling switches, and modern trim.

The infotainment system in both cars is user-friendly but the Series 4 doesn’t offer Android auto smartphone or Apple car play features, which are standard on the A5.

The series 4 has slightly more legroom in the rear, but the A5 has more headspace and a larger space under the front seat.

Cost

When comparing the Audi A5 vs. BMW 4 series for cost, there is not much difference. Between the two, the Audi is perhaps a few hundred dollars more expensive.

Overall, the decision to buy an A5 or a series 4 is strictly based on personal preferences. Both cars offer good value, are reliable, and hold good value even as used cars.