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BMW increasing their green efforts with the 2013 BMW M5

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

BMW is often associated with performance, but the BMWs that wear the M badge are also known to gobble up gas. That’s not the case for the new M series.

The new 2013 BMW M5 has its big dose of performance and even a dose of green. The model is much better environmentally than the car it replaces. The M5 sold up through the 2010 model year and carried a 10-cylinder engine under its hood, but it really gulped gas. This latest example has a much more efficient twin turbo V8 instead of the V10.

Mileage figures for the 2010 BMW M5 were a dismal 11 mpg city and 17 mpg highway. The 2013 BMW M5 has been rated with EPA estimates of 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway. The manual transmission model does even better in each measurement with EPA estimates of 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.

The other side of the coin is carbon output, which has been reduced by nearly 20 percent.

So does the new efficiency put a damper on performance? The answer is hardly. The V8′s twin turbo helps it make 60 percent more horsepower than the V10.

No place is that more apparent than on a track, where the new M5 not only shines, but also feels like a much smaller and lighter car. The engine, chassis and brakes are more than up to the task on Laguna Seca Raceway’s twists and turns.


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BMW and Sony Top Global Brand Reputation List

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Our NJ BMW dealer is proud to offer quality new and Certified Preowned BMWs, and even more so, to have such fantastic customers! There is nothing better than knowing that our customers love our BMW models, and that they love the BMW brand as well. So, hats off to you, BMW fans – we think you’re the best too!

Source: BusinessReviewUSA.com

Reputation consultancy firm Reputation Institute has released its third annual Global RepTrak 100—a global reputation study of more than 100,000 consumers to determine how stakeholders perceive companies and how those perceptions influence purchases.

BMW, Sony and the Walt Disney Company were the most victorious brands, snagging the top three spots.

Using data collected in April, Reputation Institute calculated that the ten companies with the best global reputations are:

1.      BMW
2.      Sony
3.      Walt Disney Company
4.      Daimler
5.      Apple
6.      Google
7.      Microsoft
8.      Volkswagen
9.      Canon

10.    LEGO Group

Interestingly, Google topped the RepTrak list in both 2011 and 2010, but fell to sixth place this year. Microsoft made its debut on the top ten-list this year, replacing Intel.

“In today’s reputation economy, what you stand for matters more than what you produce and sell,” says Reputation Institute’s Executive Partner Kasper Ulf Nielsen.  “People’s willingness to buy, recommend, work for and invest in a company is driven 60 percent by their perceptions of the company and only 40 percent by their perceptions of their products.”

Reputation Institute attributes these companies’ success to an ability to present a story that translates across the globe, pointing out Apple’s exceptional ability to sustain a high ranking and global presence even after suffering the loss of Steve Jobs.

Data shows that only 11 percent of the top 100 companies on the RepTrak list have better reputations abroad than at home, although many companies receive up to 95 percent of revenue from foreign markets.

“It’s because reputation isn’t something that’s easy to export,” says Nicolas Georges Trad, Executive Partner at Reputation Institute. “Your reputation is an emotional connection which is built over time. It’s tied to your history and past actions. Exporting that emotion is proving to be very difficult. But, it’s a recipe for success when competing globally. Today, companies lose as much as 40 percent of recommendations outside their home markets. This has to change if they want to capture market shares globally. To improve sales, companies must invest in reputation.”

The study also showed that, unsurprisingly, a company’s reputation is directly connected to consumers’ desire to recommend it. When asked about the top RepTrak companies, 55 percent of consumers said that they would recommend them to others, while only 22 percent said the same for those companies at the bottom of the list.

Source: BusinessReviewUSA.com

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BMW M3 Frozen Silver Edition

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Special edition M3 coupe celebrates 40 years of BMW’s M Division

Our NJ BMW dealer heard that BMW had something up their sleeve in preparation for the anniversary of the BMW M Series. Finally we learned they were making a Frozen Silver Edition and had to know more! This M series car looks like it is going to be one of our favorite BMW’s yet – and there are only 100 of them!

Source: Auto Express

BMW has announced the BMW M3 Coupe Frozen Silver Edition, a special model designed to commemorate 40 years of the BMW M Division.

Only 100 will be built, with each finished in Frozen Silver metallic paint and based on the driver-focused Competition Pack version of the M3. That means it gets 19-inch BBS alloy wheels, but instead of the usual polished finish, they are matt black. The M3’s side vents, grille and bonnet intakes are all finished in black too, with black exhaust tips finishing the menacing look.

Inside, there’s carbon fibre detailing and black leather seats as standard, with an Alcantara-wrap steering wheel that features a chequered flag logo that’s also used on the doorsills. The ‘M Power’ logo is stitched into the handbrake, while each Frozen Silver Edition comes with its own numbered aluminium plaque.

The 414bhp 4.0-litre V8 remains untouched, and is available only with the seven-speed double clutch gearbox, but the Competition Pack spec means that it rides 10mm lower, adds electronic dampers and has a tweaked stability and traction control system. The standard car’s 0-62 time of 4.6 seconds and 155mph electronically-limited top speed remain.

The BMW M3 Frozen Silver Edition goes on sale on 1 June from £58,720, which is £4,000 more than the standard M3 coupe.

Source: Auto Express

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2013 BMW X1 U.S. Debut: New York Auto Show Preview

Monday, April 9th, 2012

In our last blog post we let you all know how excited we were about the possibility of an all new BMW X1 . Our NJ BMW dealer is even more excited now that this new BMW model has finally made its debut! This new BMW looks like it is going to be a fan favorite, and we can’t wait for it to make its way to our BMW dealer in NJ!

Source: Motor Authority

The BMW X1 has already been taking to dirt roads and city centers in many other parts of the world for a while now, but we Americans are going to get our first taste of BMW’s smallest crossover at the 2012 New York Auto Show this week.

Coming in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model, the new X1 gets some of BMW’s latest technology and powertrain developments, wrapped in a compact crossover body that’s aimed at people and families that don’t want or need the excess of a larger SUV.

BMW X1 debuts at the NY Auto Show

Under the hood of the U.S.-market X1, you’ll find two options: the 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in 28i models (available in sDrive rear-wheel-drive form, or xDrive all-wheel drive); and the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder in the 300-horsepower xDrive35i. Both engines are paired with an automatic gearbox, start-stop technology, and brake energy regeneration.

If the X1 shapes up like the new 3-Series has, the xDrive28i model may well be the choice of the group, offering good power and acceleration with impressive fuel economy. BMW hasn’t yet released estimated EPA figures for the X1, however.

Pricing, on the other hand, is known: the X1 will start from $31,545 for the sDrive28i; $33,245 for the xDrive28i; and $39,345 for the xDrive35i.

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NJ BMW dealership offers spy shots of the 2013 BMW M3 Sedan!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Fall is in the air! It’s the perfect time to take a drive in your BMW to check out some nice fall foliage. We’re enjoying the fall at this NJ BMW dealership and we’re also gearing up for 2012 and beyond! We’ve got some spy shots of the 2013 BMW M3 Sedan for you, courtesy of BMWBlog.com! Read below for the full scoop and the photos!

The upcoming 2013 BMW M3 Sedan was spied near Nurburgring race track. The test prototype showcases the typical M3 with a wide track, M front bumper, square LED headlights, large brakes and the signature four exhaust pipes at the rear.

Due out in 2013, the M3 Sedan will be followed by the M4 Coupe, the new naming convention that BMW contemplates using for the high-end sporty model of the 4 Series family.

BMW will continue to offer the new M3 in three body variants: sedan, coupe and convertible.

The design of the 2013 BMW M3 Sedan builds atop the newly unveiled F30 3 Series and will incorporate the typical M design cues. The biggest change within the M3 family will come this time from the engine offering. Same sources stated that for the past year BMW has been testing different powerplants in M3 prototypes, from inline-six turbo engines, to a newly designed and unique V6, and even the current V8 naturally aspirated engine.

We also recently learned that the V6 tested is a 3.3 liter BiTurbo engine with around 450 horsepower.

The new 2013 BMW M3 will make its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2012.

Our NJ BMW dealership will have the 2013 BMW M3 Sedan available!

2013 BMW M3 Sedan will be available at this NJ BMW dealer

This BMW dealer in NJ will carry new BMW M3 models!

Source: BMWBlog.com

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