People take safety and security very seriously, especially when it comes to their cars. That is why BMW has been continuously improving their already great ConnectedDrive. Their most recent modifications to ConnectedDrive even got them recognized for Best Safety & Security Solution at the 2013 Telematics Update Awards.
Earlier this month, BMW had announced that their ConnectedDrive will now come with BMW AssistTM eCall with enhanced Automatic Collision Notification and TeleService. Not only will all these features be included in ConnectedDrive, but they will be standard on almost all 2014 models, and 10 years of service provided.
The new enhanced Automatic Collision Notification has a groundbreaking Urgency Algorithm, which takes into account the vehicle’s location, direction of travel, details of the model, and data that has been gathered by the car’s sensors. This information will provide nature and severity of the collision, and the number of people involved (based on the deployment of the car’s restraint system). All of this information is sent to the emergency call center, where the appropriate services can be dispatched.
The TeleService is another great feature of the ConnectedDrive. It tells drivers if and when the car requires maintenance. Drivers will no longer have to worry about taking in their vehicles at fixed intervals, because the system constantly monitors the car, and notifies the driver when a service or maintenance is needed. If necessary, TeleService communications can even send relevant data to the nearest BMW service center.
If you are interested in learning more about the newest ConnectedDrive, stop in to Newbold BMW, located just east of St. Louis. Our knowledgeable staff can help you will all your BMW questions and needs.
Newbold BMW would like to congratulate BMW on recently receiving 2013 International Engine of the Year Awards for their N13 and N20 engines. The awards were presented in Stuttgart at the 2013 Engine Expo fair.
The two engines that were selected as winners in their respected categories were the BMW 2.0 liter four cylinder with TwinPower Turbo technology, and the MINI Cooper S 1.6 liter four cylinder with TwinPower Turbo technology.
The BMW 2.0 liter won in the 1.8-2.0 liter category, and was praised for its TwinPower Turbo technology, High Precision Direct Injection and BMW Valvetronic fully variable valve control. The engine is used in the BMW 328i, 528i, Z4 sDrive28i, X3 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i.
MINI’s 1.6 liter engine won the award in the 1.4-1.8 liter category, and was said to have the best balance of sports performance and economy of any other engine. The 1.6 liter engine gives the Cooper the ability to go from 0-60 MPH in under 7 seconds while still being able to deliver average 48 MPG. The 1.6 liter engine is currently standard in the Cooper S Countryman and Cooper S Paceman.
If you would like to learn more about the BMW 2.0 liter engine, then come in to Newbold BMW. We are located just outside of St. Louis, and have a huge inventory of 328i, 528i, and more!
BMW recently celebrated the world premiere of the new X5, which will be available this fall at Newbold BMW. Newbold is located in O’Fallon, IL, just outside of St. Louis.
The new BMW X5 has a redesigned body that gives it a more powerful look, which goes hand in hand with the three available engine options. xDrive comes standard on the X5, while Comfort, Dynamic, and Professional adaptive suspension packages are optional.
The next generation of X5 will also offer a new model, the X5 sDrive35i. This is the first time that the X5 will be offered with rear wheel drive. All wheel drive is available, including the xDrive50i, which comes with the latest 4.4 liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine.
Check out the video below for even more details from BMW about the 2014 X5.
Newbold BMW is currently preparing for the arrival of the 2014 BMW X5. Remember to keep up with us on Facebook to find out when you can expect to find the X5 in the St. Louis area.
Newbold BMW is happy to announce that earlier this week in a report put out by Wards, the BMW X5 has reached the list of Top Selling Diesel Models in the United States.
Over the past five years, diesel powered cars and trucks have gone up in sales by over 40 percent. And, with over 10,000 units sold, the BMW X5 is now on the list of Top Selling Diesel Models. The X5 is also the first premium model on the list, over 4,000 units ahead of the next closest premium model, the Mercedes GL.
BMW’s X5 comes standard with a 6 cylinder 3.0 liter engine with aluminum alloy block, as well as twin turbochargers. The X5 generates 265 horsepower and an astonishing 425 lb-ft of torque. The diesel engine is capable of pushing the X5 from 0-60 MPH in less than 7 seconds, while still allowing for a great fuel economy of 19/26 MPG City/Highway.
If you would like to learn more about the X5, be sure to stop in and talk to one of our BMW experts. They will be able to tell you all about the X5 while showing you one of the vehicles from our huge inventory. We are located in O’Fallon, IL, just outside of St. Louis.
The BMW Z4 has always been one of the more popular models, and the new 2014 Z4 sDrive35is continues to prove why.
The 2014 Z4 comes with an optional eye catching Valencia Orange Metallic Paint that will take your breath away when it passes. And once you are finally able to stop staring in awe, you will be able to find numerous specs that are sure to please, including:
Turbo 3.0L I6 Engine
335 horsepower with 332 LB-FT of torque
Rear wheel drive
7 Speed DCT Transmission
0-60 MPH in 4.8 seconds (estimated)
17/24 MPG City/Highway
Top Speed of 155 MPH
Also available on the Z4 are 19” M Alloy Bridgestone Potenza RE 050A run-flat tread tires. And, when combined with the speed sensitive power steering, provides smoother than ever handling and control.
The 2014 Z4 has been updated significantly, being described as one of the most stylish cars available on the market today, and has been available in the United States since late March.
Newbold BMW is preparing for release of the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe, but until then, we thought we’d let everyone know about some of the details and specs of the M6.
Drivers who are interested in the 2014 M6 can expect to see the following specs on their car:
Twin Turbo 4.4L V8 engine
553 horsepower with 502 lbs-ft of torque
0-60 MPH in 4.1 seconds (estimated)
Top speed of 188 MPH
14/20 MPG City/Highway
Rear wheel drive
The exterior of the M6 Gran Coupe has a kidney grille up front that fits well with the style of the aggressive chin intakes. Five double spoke M 433 20” wheels come standard on the M6, as well as a carbon fiber rear diffuser and aero roof.
The 2014 M6 Gran Coupe is currently only available in select markets. Make sure to stay connected with Newbold BMW on Facebook and Twitter to find out more about the availability of the M6.
Newbold BMW is excited to announce that after what has felt like an eternity, BMW has said that they will be bringing more diesel models to the United States.
BMW has been working hard to demonstrate the advances that diesel engines have made over the past few years, producing some of the best diesel engines available. In fact, BMW has become so admired for their diesel engines that when Toyota needed to produce a diesel engine for the European market, they came to BMW for help.
Diesel engines are more efficient than traditional engines because they rely on higher compression ratios, which allow them to utilize more energy from the fuel. BMW engineers have been able to design engines that include turbo-charging and advanced injectors, which provide more efficiency and power. The BMW diesel engine design also minimizes clatter and soot, two cons of the older, less advanced diesel engines.
While BMW has not stated when to start expecting more diesel engines to appear in the United States, they have made it clear that due to stricter fuel economy regulations, there will definitely be more diesel models available to US consumers.
Make sure to keep up with Newbold BMW on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest BMW information, including when you can expect to see more diesel models in our inventory!
There are only a few more months until the BMW i3 makes it market debut, and sources say that BMW is planning on adding a few more models to the sub-brand.
Sources have said that BMW sees a lot of potential for a midsized car in the i brand lineup, and that there are a lot of unused numbers in the i lineup. Possible new models for the i brand include i1 and i5. The i1 would be a four seater short-wheel base city car, while the i5 would be a five seater, long-wheelbase wagon/MPV hybrid.
BMW is currently planning on using the i3 and i8 as a stepping stone for the i brand. The i3 and i8 were designed with room in between for a large range of electric or hybrid vehicles. Both the i3 and i8 are scheduled to debut in the United States in 2014.
Newbold BMW is anxious to learn more about the expanding i brand. Make sure to keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter for all up to date information on the i Series, as well as all of the BMW models.
The BMW 3 Series has recently been announced as the winner of the Cars.com Sports Sedan Challenge. The 328i, along with five competitor sedans, were put through a series of evaluations, and judged by a panel of experts from Cars.com, MotorWeek, and USA Today. The cars were also judged by a group of car shoppers that were in the market for a sport sedan and had been invited to participate in judging.
The six cars were judged on a number of assessments, including:
Race track testing
Long distance driving on various road conditions
The BMW 328i was selected as the overall winner for having the best combination of performance, fuel efficiency and spaciousness.
Recently, BMW has widened the appeal of the 3 Series with the release of the 320i Sport Sedan. The 320i offers either 4 or 6 cylinder engines, 6 or 8 speed automatic transmissions, and has an available hybrid powertrain.
To take the 328i out for your own assessment, stop in to Newbold BMW today and take one for a test drive! We are located in O’Fallon, IL, just outside of St. Louis!