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Archive for October, 2016


X2 Concept, Gran Turismo Unveiled

BMW was one of the most active automakers at the recent Paris car show, unveiling a new X2 concept vehicle, 3 Series Gran Turismo, longer range i3 and, last but not least, a new e-scooter with more range and a kaleidoscope of colors. The style of the X2 is markedly different than the look of the other SUVs in BMW’s X division. This sporty, urban vehicle has a stouter stance than other X models, with larger wheels, a long wheelbase and short overhangs. No word on when this will be part of the BMW inventory at the Chapman BMW showroom, so make sure and stay in touch.

3-Series Gran Turismo Offers Comfort and Sport

For the elegance of a sophisticated coupe with the interior room of a much larger sedan, consider the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo. This sporty two-door has the cargo capacity of your grandpa’s station wagon, but the design of a European sportster. Three new gasoline engines and one new diesel are making their first appearance in the new Gran Turismo, promising to deliver the expected performance of a BMW Ultimate Driving Machine while offering miserly fuel efficiency. The Gran Turismo is now three years old and has seen remarkable sales in the United States, China and Germany.

i3 Offers 50 Percent Greater Range

The new i3 electric vehicle now comes with a much greater range, up to 186 miles on a single charge from the old limit of 118 miles. With the average daily commute well under 40 miles, the i3 is a great choice for a daily driver. BMW is also offering more advanced charging stations for the home, cutting down the charging time. Those who already own an i3 can have their charging station retrofitted to the new model. BMW also took the Paris Auto Show as an opportunity to launch a special version of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, called the Protonic Dark Silver Edition.

BMW Connected is Your Personal Digital Assistant

Recognizing that technology is moving quickly in the auto industry, BMW launched its “Connected” product line recently. The intent of “Connected” is to integrate all aspects of personal mobility through multiple touchpoints, for example your smartphone or Apple Watch, to help you get from point A to point B with as little effort as possible. Relieve some of the stress from your daily journey by stopping in to Chapman BMW and get a complete explanation of how “Connected” can make your travel problems simpler.


Fall is Savings Season at BMW

Just because you like to drive a nice car doesn’t mean you have to spend more than necessary. Head over to Chapman BMW today to get the pick of the remaining 2016 BMW inventory as the dealership makes room for the 2017 crop. Whether you want a sporty 320i sedan, 228i coupe or a versatile X model SUV, there are great offers going on for traditional finance, lease and even cash back. You can get payments as low as $249 a month on select models. It may not be night time, but it’s certainly the right time to get your hands on an Ultimate Driving Machine.

Americans Love Their SUVs

With gas prices remaining at record lows for going on a third straight year, sales for SUVs from all manufacturers remain at the highest levels ever. BMW’s X lineup includes everything from the compact X1 to the spacious X5, with your choice of two wheel drive or BMW’s patented X Drive, which automatically provides power to any of the four wheels that need it the most.  Right now you can lease an X1 xDrive 28i for just $269 a month, including a $2,000 BMW credit. You can get the same credit on a traditional purchase with financing at just 0.9 percent APR. All offers are for buyers with approved credit. If you need something a little larger, the midsize X3 has an offer for just $379 a month on a lease or 0.9 percent APR for a purchase. The big dog is the X5, with a number of finance options as low as $539 a month on a lease.

‘M’ Means Business

If you’re at all familiar with BMW, you know that any vehicle with the “M” designation means that car or SUV incorporates much of the technology learned from BMW’s racing team. “M” stands for “Motorsports,” and you can bet that any M class car you choose will provide an exhilarating driving experience. Right now qualified buyers can drive a 2016 M235i xDrive Coupe off the lot for a lease payment of just $459 a month. Choose the convertible version of that car and your hair will be blowing in the wind for just 30 bucks more a month. Both cars also have a 0.9 percent traditional finance offer for qualified buyers.

There is an “i” in “i”

If you’ve been saying to yourself, “I really want something fun to drive that’s great on gas and good for the environment,” look no further than the BMW i series. You can lease an i3 for just $269 a month, taking advantage of the latest in hybrid technology. While the i3 is praised for its sporty handling, if you really want a thrill you need to think about taking the i8 home. This technological marvel is more fun than a roller coaster and right now qualified buyers can get 0.9 percent financing on a traditional purchase. It doesn’t matter if you want a versatile X machine or something a little sportier, you know you want a BMW and now is the time to get one at Chapman BMW.


BMW Genius is Everywhere

As technology advances, BMW recognizes that it’s difficult for consumers to keep up with the curve, much less stay ahead of it. With sensor-driven driver assistance features, touchscreen infotainment systems, heads-up displays and a wealth of other technology, customers could be forgiven if they think they need an advanced degree just to drive a modern automobile. BMW doesn’t make automobiles, they make Ultimate Driving Machines. Part of the ultimate driving experience is surrounding customers with a wealth of knowledge whether they are at the dealership, using a mobile device or simply asking a question on the phone. Head over to Chapman BMW today to meet a BMW Genius who will take the time to answer any and all of your questions on these miracles of modern driving.

Genius App Has Answers

Download the BMW app on your tablet or smartphone to gain access to videos and product information that will answer all your questions about your new BMW. Someone mess with your radio and now all the presets are on foreign language radio? The BMW app is easily searchable to tell you how to quickly get back to your mix of favorite tunes. The app also has all the information on maintenance, performance, what those little dash lights mean and any other question that could possibly come to mind.

Call the Hotline When All Else Fails

The BMW Genius Hotline is staffed with some really smart people who will patiently take the time to walk you through any problem or question that might arise. The hotline is available Monday through Saturday at 1-844-4GENIUS. You can also program this number into your vehicle’s communication system. Don’t know how? Call the hotline and they’ll be happy to assist. If personal interaction is not your favorite means of communicating, just send off an email to

Set Up an Encore Appointment

We know the pros at Chapman BMW take great pride in explaining all the details of your new BMW, but that’s a lot of information to absorb in one sitting. Just call the dealership and set up an Encore appointment a couple of weeks after you take delivery to get a refresher course and answer all the questions that have popped up in after you drove off the lot. Leave yourself enough time to go through a thorough explanation of all the systems. You might want to write down a list of questions to make sure you don’t forget anything. If you do, no problem, just hit up the app, call the hotline or come back to the dealership and a Genius will take care of your needs.