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2021 BMW M4 Interior

2021 BMW M4 Interior

Ahead of the rollout of the 2021 BMW M4, most people are talking about the exterior – especially that massive kidney grille. While some feel it’s ostentatious, it has made more than its share of fans with this aggressive, bold styling. The body of the updated M4 is sleek, aggressive, and athletic. But what can we expect inside? Let’s take a look at the 2021 BMW M4 interior

What’s New With the 2021 BMW M4 Interior?

The M4 exterior has been given a sexy update, and luckily, BMW spared no expense when it comes to the interior. We see a driver-centric cockpit featuring redesigned seats. In fact the BMW M4 seats have garnered a great deal of attention! They are a bucket seat style, wrapped in luxurious high quality leather. As sexy as they are, they also hold you tightly and securely in place – so when you put the M4 through the paces, you are firmly in control. Even taller passengers will find themselves quite comfortable as there is plenty of head, shoulder, and legroom in the front.

What about the back seats? Usually in a sports model, these are an afterthought – and an uncomfortable one at that. In the M4, there is enough space for “medium tall” folks. Tall people may find themselves feeling a bit squeezed, but at least the butter soft leather will feel amazing. While not as roomy as a sedan, the rear BMW M4 seats are more than adequate and offer more room than others in its class. 

The interior also boasts an advanced infotainment system with 10.25 display, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, wireless connectivity, navigation, 16 speaker HiFi loudspeaker system (premium Bose surround sound optional), BMW intelligent personal assistant, and voice and gesture control.

Additionally, the M4 offers tri-zone automatic climate control, sports leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambient lighting, and enhanced acoustic and thermal windscreen to block noise and helps maintain a consistent temperature. 

The 2021 BMW M4 interior is sporty, athletic, sexy, and driver-focused. To experience it for yourself, contact Braman BMW in Jupiter

2021 Blue M4

2021 M3 and M4: What to Expect

The Most Powerful Letter In the World. A bold statement – but one that the BMW M models more than deliver on. They are saturated with power and built to drive. This class-leading lineup offers track-level performance, combined with the ease of everyday driving. So, what can we expect from the 2021 M3 and M4? Let’s find out.

The 2021 M3 and M4 will be powered by the powerful S58 twin turbo 3.0 liter inline-six. To start, you’ll get 473 horses (plus 30 in the Competition model), as well as an exciting six speed manual gearbox, ZF sourced eight speed automatic transmission, and performance exhaust system. 

BMW M models also have a plethora of settings. For example, you can opt for a loud exhaust setting when the urge strikes, or you can choose low-effort steering, medium suspension, and aggressive powertrain with stability control in Sport… see, you can configure your drive to suit your needs, your driving style, and your mood. In any case, you’ll get 0 to 60 speeds that are sub-four seconds and a top speed of 150 – 180, depending on the configuration. 

The 2021 M3 and M4 are still under wraps with cladding and tape, but we do expect a larger kidney grille and wider front and rear track for a different look from previous models. The aesthetic is sure to be striking, but it’s the power that is the story here. These are incredibly gutsy vehicles, and as the only options in their class with a manual gearbox (competitors Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, Mercedes-AMG C63, Audi RS5, and Lexus RC F do not offer this option), it is a whole lot of fun to drive.

Visit Braman BMW to learn more about the most powerful letter in the world and inquire about the 2021 M3 and M4.

BMW 5 Series Overview Design

BMW Connected Drive Upgrade

The New BMW 5 Series comes with an upgrade that was first released in 2020. BMW Connected Drive is a comprehensive vehicle software upgrade that improves all features for connectivity and navigation in the 5 Series. 

BMW Connected Drive now comes standard on every BMW running Operating System 7, which of course, includes the BMW 5 Series. The software upgrade can even be added to older, compatible BMWs, meaning customers can get Connected Drive on vehicles they’ve purchased that were built before July, 2020. 

Here are some of the reasons we love BMW Connected Drive for the new BMW 5 Series:

  • Completely new navigation system that’s both intuitive and accurate with cloud-based route calculation. Connected Parking also helps you find parking spaces easily.
  • Google Android AutoTM wireless support to keep you safe and on the road. 
  • BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant that can actually distinguish a passenger versus a driver and turns to address the correct person. 
  • Availability of Remote Software Upgrades to stay up-to-date easily and quickly. Even the most extensive upgrades take only about twenty minutes to complete. 
  • And last, but not least, BMW Connected Drive allows for optional extras to be added at a later date – even if the vehicle is used. 

The new BMW 5 Series certainly lives up to the expectations to which we hold this iconic brand. But it also adds some exciting “extras” designed to enhance our driving experience. What’s not to love? Visit Braman BMW in Jupiter to learn more about this sexy performance vehicle, as well as BMW Connected Drive options. Is this the car you’ve always dreamed of? Quite possibly! Come in and find out.

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How Much Should I Pay for a BMW X5?

It’s official, BMW has announced the pricing and launch of the 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e. Here’s all you need to know about the price ranges and specifications for the new PHEV. 

BMW made improvements to the latest-generation plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its popular X5 SUV. Thus, the 2021 xDrive45e is the second generation of the BMW X5 plug-in hybrid SUV.

The price tag for the 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e SUV is $65,400. There is a $995 destination fee, but considering you can also plan on factoring in a $7,500 federal tax credit that gives you a discounted price of $58,895.  

2020 BMW X5 prices for the xDrive40i start at $58,900 for rear-wheel drive to $61,200 for all wheel drive. The sticker price on the xDrive50i is going to be $76,150 and for the $82,150 you are looking at $82,150. 

2020 BMW X5 prices noted here don’t include any potential dealer incentives or rebates. As always, you’ll want to find out what you might be eligible for. 

The xDrive45e powertrain has been overhauled and has new features including a twin-turbocharged 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine. For reference, the 2020 model had a 2-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged unit. 

In comparison to the previous model the new X5 has improved overall power with increased torque and the ability to go from 0 to 60 mph in a minimal 5.3 seconds.  The top speed of the PHEV X5 is governed at 130 mph, and of course it drops down in the all-electric drive mode to 84 mph. 

The three different drive modes which include Hybrid, Electric and Sport on the PHEV can be switched between electric-only and hybrid drive modes using the eDrive button or by just pushing down on the total pedal.

To sweeten the deal, the xDrive45e comes with a 12.3-inch touch screen display in the center of the dashboard, BMW’s iDrive 7 infotainment interface. And of course, the system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2020 BMW X7 M50i at Braman BMW Jupiter, FL

2020 BMW X7 M50i Review

The 2020 BMW X7 M50i really didn’t have a whole lot of time to garner favor among drivers and car enthusiasts. There was a shortage of time for consumer input to really roll out before the COVID-19 pandemic forced much of the country into shut-down mode. That said, we are happy to give a BMW X7 review, as this vehicle definitely deserves its moment in the spotlight. Here are some of the things that have come up in the BMW X7 review.

The 2020 BMW X7 M50i Is Smooth

The smoothness of the ZF eight-speed engine and its unobtrusive nature in all drive modes are among the often repeated comments on the 2020 BMW X7 M50i and we could not agree more. Very impressive acceleration and big thunderous boom of the twin-turbo V-8’s exhaust are also high on the list of compliments and perks of the X7. The interior wins a lot of points for its style and comfort. Inside the X7 gives the impression luxury and opulence and ranks incredibly high for its serene quietness, comfortable and attractive leather seating and ever-important ambient lighting. 

Overall, each BMW X7 review is really quite complimentary, and this one is no exception. There are some areas that could be improved upon, however. But really nothing of major consequence for the overall rating of the BMW X7. For example, the power third-row seats are slow to fold, and the infotainment system is temperamental in attempts to reconnect to a previously paired phone without having to reset. 

BMW X7 Review: Speed, Comfort, Utility

With all that said and done, the 2020 BMW X7 M50i will be known for its speed, comfort, and utility. BMW covers maintenance up to 36,000 miles, so no worries about out-of-pocket expenses there either. 

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A new BMW 7 Series

Most Powerful 7 Series To Be Fully Electric

In a major announcement, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse confirmed suspicions that the new BMW 7 Series will be fully electric. The BMW 7 Series is a full-size luxury sedan that is now due for a new generation. Over the years, BMW has been steadily transitioning the brand and its faithful customers into a future of all-electric vehicles. They’ve done this by producing vehicles with different drive technologies side-by-side. The BMW 7 series will follow suit with four drive train variants. News that the most powerful 7 Series will be fully electric is worth paying attention to.

About the New BMW 7 Series Release

In the 2020 Annual Accounts Press Conference, Zipse had the following to say about the new BMW 7 Series release:

The next-generation 7 Series will be available with four drive train variants: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and fully-electric. All drive trains will be based on a single architecture. And the top, most powerful 7 Series will be fully electric!

Zipse didn’t release any pricing information about the new BMW 7 Series, nor did he confirm any plan to launch the new all-electric 7 Series in any specific market. Whether or not the fully electric BMW 7 Series will be released in the U.S. is anybody’s guess at this point. But we do know BMW will be looking to compete with Tesla with the electric BMW 7 Series. 

It’s expected the 7 Series will be even more powerful than the twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 currently found in the OG – the M760i. The M760i churns out 601 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque while racing from 0 – 62 in just 3.7 seconds. The all-new fully electric BMW will be coming in 2022. As of now, there is no news as to whether or not the new fully electric 7 Series will be called the i7. 

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2021 BMW M4: What to Expect

Nearly every enthusiast is searching for one term online – 2021 BMW M4 Coupe. There’s a reason for that. BMW has been short on details regarding this new release, and it is much anticipated. Much of what has been released comes from spy photos and analysts’ suggestions, but it’s pretty fascinating stuff, and until BMW displays some proper information, these are the best available details.

Under the Hood

The BMW G82 M4 will come with a twin-turbocharged six cylinder engine that means serious power. Expect at least 473 horsepower from this model and 442 lb-ft of torque. An eight speed automatic transmission will probably come standard. There may even be an option for a manual transmission. The M4 will also likely be available with both rear and all-wheel drive options.

Redefined Style

This model will likely be available in both hardtop and drop-top body styles. Many of the test models seen on the track have a lower bumper that’s slightly different from others, but it’s possible that they may drop that feature before they unveil the final model. Most also have a wider rear-end and a spoiler, as well as standard quad-exhaust pipes. The bigger kidney grille that has caused so much controversy will be present as well.

Phenomenal Interior

Most have suggested that the standard BMW updated 3-Series will probably be the base for the interior on this model. It features an angled dashboard as well as digital gauges. You can likely expect carbon-fiber trim and plenty of gorgeous accents as well as a fantastic infotainment system with large touchscreen controls. Harman/Kardon audio systems are standard on almost every new model, so they’ll likely be here, too, as will a Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay capability. Safety and driver assistance features will also carry over from previous models.

Many have suggested the M4 coupe will run an estimated $71,000. The convertible is likely to hit $79,000.

Contact us today to learn more about this car.

BMW 2 Series vs. 3 Series: What’s the Difference?

Both the BMW 2 Series and the 3 Series offer some amazing drive benefits, but if you’re in the market for a 2020 choice that meets all of your needs, which way should you go? Take a closer look at the BMW 2 Series vs. 3 Series to get a better look at what you might want to consider.

Quality Craftsmanship

No matter which way you go, you’re going to get real quality. The 2020 BMW 2 Series means you’re not going for a bigger vehicle, though. Instead, it blends practicality and comfort in a smaller package. Expect all the amenities with a vehicle like this including LED headlights, parking sensors, keyless entry, and a 6.5 inch infotainment screen.

One special point you must be sure to consider is the 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe. To date, the 2 Series has only been available as a coupe. The Gran Coupe, though, is a four door version that means plenty of rear seat space that may be important to you. It’s a bit sportier than the other models, and it offers a more aerodynamic look.

If you’re looking for a bit more luxury, though, you may want to upgrade to the 3 Series. It offers plenty of space with a few upscale touches including form fitting seats, a larger infotainment system, and cabin lighting. Add the premium package and you’ll get heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.


Should you select the BMW 2 Series, you’ll choose from a coupe or a convertible and two different trim levels. The 230i and the M240i trim series are both available. The 230i includes a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Expect 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Select the M240i if you want slightly more power. You’ll get a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine with this model that includes 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both feature an eight-speed automatic transmission or you can opt for a six-speed manual.

The 3 Series offers you even more power. Choose from two trim levels here, too: the 330i and the M340i. The 330i means a turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder with 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The upsell means more power thanks to a six-cylinder, 382 horsepower engine that can put out 369 lb-ft of torque. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional on both trim levels.


The 2 Series offers you the sporty drive you’re looking for. You’ll be comfortable throughout, but you’ll certainly feel like you’re in a vehicle that was made for sport. Comfort, though, reigns supreme with the 3 Series. You get plenty of sharp handling aspects, but the ride quality is stunning.

Ready to make a choice? Give us a call today, and we’ll help you take a closer look at your options.

BMW Hybrid Vehicles

Does BMW Make a Hybrid?

Electric vehicles may be the future of cars, but hybrid vehicles are the king of now. It’s true for every brand on the market today, including BMW.

Not sure this iconic brand is hip enough to be part of this trend? Think again. BMW hybrid cars are leading the industry with speed, power, and performance in some pretty amazing packages.

Check out this list of BMW hybrid cars if you’re thinking your next vehicle should be a little green-friendlier. 

  • 330e: Easily the least expensive vehicle on this list, the 330e comes in at $40,750. You can expect to see 25 MPG from this model. 
  • X5 XDrive 40e: An SUV, this model costs a bit more than the 330e, coming in at $42,994, but you’ll get exactly the same fuel economy rating with it – 25 MPG. It also has some pretty sweet features like added cargo space (73 cubic feet).
  • X3 XDrive30e: A Sport Activity Vehicle, this one comes in at $48,550, and the release is more anticipated than you might imagine. Fuel economy numbers haven’t been released yet, but there are numbers floating around that suggest it will be as high as 128.4 MG.
  • i3: This is perhaps the most efficient hybrid BMW makes. With a combined fuel economy rating of 31 MPG and a starting price of $49,295, this is an attractive entry-level model. 
  • 530 ie: The combined fuel economy on this one comes in pretty high, as you can expect 29 MPG. The starting price with this model is $54,395. 
  • 740ie: This hybrid produces a combined fuel economy of 22 MPG. It has a starting price of $96,545. It’s a large, luxurious sedan that offers the aggressive Sport+ setting when you drive and a beautiful interior.
  • i8: The combined fuel economy on this one isn’t quite as good as others on this list, but it’s literally the future of what’s to come from this company. Coming in at just 27 MPG, it’s a beautiful vehicle that’s fun to drive. With a starting price of $164,295, you’ll get power that you’ve never seen with a hybrid in the past, as well as unmatched beauty.

With so many available options, there’s a hybrid that’s right for you!

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What Does BMW Mean?

BMW has long been an iconic brand. It’s the symbol of luxury for many car buyers, and for those up and coming, it’s often the first step toward true success. Few, though, know their BMW history.

In fact, many search the term “What does BMW stand for” on a regular basis. How much do you know about this iconic brand? Take a look at the unique history behind this luxury vehicle.

A Turn of the Century Creation

BMW was initially founded in 1913 by Karl Rapp. It was the Rapp Motorenwerke Company, and it manufactured aircraft engines in Munich.

In fact, it supplied many of the engines the German air force used during World War I because automobiles just weren’t providing as much revenue for the company as they eventually would.

Just a few years later, in 1917, though, Karl Rapp left the company, and it became the Bayerische Motoren Werke.

The name was a reference to the location of the company’s headquarters in Bavaria. Bayerische literally translates to Bavarian, and many began shortening it to BMW from there.

A year later, the company began shifting its focus from aircraft engines to built-in motors and railway brakes.

By the early 1920s, the focus shifted yet again, this time to cars and motorcycles.

The logo you know so well came about at the same time the official name was changed. It was an echo of the Bavarian flag, a blue and white flag that was checkered in diamonds.

It stayed with the company throughout the many changes it underwent.

The slogan many people know, though, wasn’t even developed until 1974, and at that time, it was just developed for the North American market. “The Ultimate Driving Machine” became a popular catch phrase for this vehicle, and in 2010, the brand tried to replace it with “Joy.”

So few people took to it, though, that the 1974 slogan returned in 2012, and it’s been used ever since.

Today, many take this luxury car brand for granted, but without its early history in the world of aircraft, it wouldn’t be what it is today.

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