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If the thought of racing through the desert in a technologically advanced roadster with the wind rushing through your hair and the sun on your face keeps you going every day, you are going to be thrilled with the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster. This new version of BMW’s athletic plug-in hybrid will be coming to Chapman BMW in Chandler next spring, offering drivers with a healthy budget the chance to let their hair down and blast from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. The main difference between the Roadster and the current i8 is the ability to quickly open and lower the top, taking just 16 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. The top stores neatly away, taking up very little space and leaving the Roadster with clean lines as it cuts through the air.

Lowering Roof Raises Rear Window

If you’ve ever ridden in a convertible, you know that while it’s always fun, it can be a little disconcerting to be buffeted about by the wind. When you put the top down in the new BMW i8 Roadster, the rear window raises up just a couple of inches, guiding the air flow toward the rear of the car and reducing wind turbulence in the cockpit. The driver has the ability to raise or lower the rear window as desired to reduce the wind in the vehicle. The design of the soft top uses lightweight materials, additional soundproofing and innovative technology to ensure everything fits tightly together. Some elements of the infrastructure are created with a 3D printer, ending up in a geometric design that wasn’t possible before using traditional casting methods.

Power to Spare

While there will be times when the gas engine kicks in, particularly upon acceleration, you’ll notice the quiet of the electric motor more than ever when you take the i8 Roadster for a spin. The gas and electric motors combine for a muscular 369 horsepower and electronically limited maximum speed of 155 mph. A new lithium-ion battery pack has 14 more amp-hours than the previous model, allowing the Roadster to travel up to 18 miles in all-electric mode. You don’t need to be worried about being stranded without power as the gas engine kicks in to bring the electric motor back up to optimal levels as needed.

Dare You Not to Say Wow

Take one look at the new i8 Roadster and it will be very difficult not to drop your jaw and say WOW. From the gullwing doors that swing up to the air flap control system, contoured side skirts and brilliant color combinations, this is one sports car that makes people sit up and take notice. Stay in touch with Chapman BMW in Chandler to find out exactly when the new i8 Roadster will be making its first appearance

If you’re looking to celebrate the Holidays by picking up the level of your daily transportation, the BMW 3-Series is a great choice that offers power, handling, and the sophistication you’d expect from a premium automaker. With a price starting in the mid-$30,000 range, the 3-Series offers adventure around every corner while delivering a driving experience that’s unmistakably BMW. Check out the new 3-Series lineup and save some time for a test drive when you visit Chapman BMW.

More Than Four Decades of Constant Refinement

The BMW 3-Series debuted in 1975, creating a revolution in the car industry. It was one of the first affordable premium cars from an automaker known for technological innovation, craftsmanship and years of success on the European racing circuit. After more than 40 years, it is still the benchmark that other compact vehicles try to emulate. With a choice of a sedan, sports wagon or the uniquely designed Gran Turismo, the 3-Series makes a statement every time you hit the road. From the signature kidney grille to the distinctive grace and lines that create a feeling of motion even when its standing still, the BMW 3-Series is an iconic treasure that will make your Holiday season memorable.

Lessons Learned Go into Every Car

Years of racing have created a laundry list of lessons learned a mile long. BMW engineers take those lessons and incorporate them into every BMW that comes off the line. From near-perfect weight distribution to an advanced power steering and suspension setup, your BMW 3-Series will handle unlike no other compact car. With your choice of peppy four-cylinder engines, a monster inline 6-cylinder that produces 320 horsepower or a diesel engine that creates a phenomenal amount of torque, the BMW 3-Series offers powertrain options for all levels of efficiency and performance. Add the xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system and your new 3-Series will have even more responsive handling, perfect for bad weather conditions or those occasions when you find a nice curvy highway and want to test your skills.

Featured Packages Offer Personalization

BMW offers a number of different packages that let you personalize your new BMW 3-Series. The convenience tier focuses on the making your drive more fun, adding a moon roof and other features. The premium tier includes heated front seats, and a real-time navigation system, while the executive tier offers a full LED lighting system where the headlights lead the way around corners. Side and top-view cameras and a parking assistant help you avoid those frustrating little fender benders, while a full Dakota leather interior lets you sink into the lap of luxury. See all the different options and color schemes that will make your 3-Series something special when you take a trip to Chapman BMW.