We were all blown away by the newer and lighter BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe when they were revealed at the Detroit Auto Show. Now, we know what those incredible engineering marvels will cost.
The M3 has a starting pricing of $62,000, and the M4 comes in at $64,200. Both have a $925 shipping fee.
There will be eight exterior colors available including Alpine White, Mineral Grey Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, and Silverstone Metallic, among others.
Both cars are powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with direct-injection. This gives both cars 431 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque and vaults them to 62 mph in just 4.1 seconds. They have a top speed of 155 mph, but this can be increased to 173 mph with the available M driver’s package.
You can take a look at the full packages and options list on BMW Blog.
Sales for both of these cars will begin in May and here at Valley BMW we couldn’t be more excited. If you have any questions on ordering your new 2014 BMW M3 or M4, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
If your idea of entertainment involves fast-paced driving action, Hollywood stars, and high-quality cinematography, then you’ve got something in common with BMW. That’s why we here at Valley BMW are excited to hear the news that BMW Films is set to make a return some time in the near future.
Beginning in 2001, the German automaker released a series of videos that—by arriving about five years before YouTube even existed—can be ranked as some of the earliest viral videos of all time. Starring recognizable faces (Forrest Whitaker, Gary Oldman, Madonna) and lens by Academy Award nominated and winning directors (John Frankenheimer, John Woo, Wong Kar-wai), these eight short films redefined how automakers approach marketing their vehicles to their audience. Even in 2014, the eight original BMW Films shorts are largely unequaled for their excitement, inventiveness, and coolness.
And now, for the first time in over a decade, BMW is planning on releasing a new season. The latest installments in the series were merely announced at the 2014 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit, but there were no further details offered other than that. No word yet on who will be featured in the new videos or what they’ll be about, but if history is any indicator, they’ll be high-octane thrill rides that show everything that BMWs are capable of when put to the test.
The original series featured Clive Owen as a mercenary who took on a variety of jobs behind the wheel of a BMW. If the new series is anything like it, we’ve no doubt it’ll be a hit. Stay tuned to Valley BMW
If you took a look at the new BMW 4 Series and thought, “Gee, I wish it they made one that was just a little bigger and had four doors so that I can shuttle my kids along with me,” BMW has heard your prayer and answered in kind with the 2015 4 Series Gran Coupe.
It won’t arrive at the Valley BMW dealership before the summer, but if the early specs are any indication (not to mention BMW’s penchant for making nothing short of the Ultimate Driving Machine) it’ll be worth the wait. The Gran Coupe combines the sleek appearance and sporty character of the regular 4 Series Coupe with the bonus functionality offered by a four-door setup and a larger, flexible luggage compartment. It’s also got a slightly longer roofline and taller silhouette to ensure that the rear-seat passengers have as much headroom and comfort as they need.
Despite the adjustments and modifications compared to the 4 Series Coupe, the 4 Series Gran Coupe manages to preserve that perfect expression of dynamics and elegance that is so characteristic of all BMW vehicles, aided by its smooth and precise curves, subtle light-catching edges, and head-turning contours.
See you at Valley BMW in a few months when the 4 Series Gran Coupe arrives! Or why wait: stop in now to test drive any one of our Ultimate Driving Machines and see for yourself why BMW is the king of luxury auto.
The BMW 4 Series (Not pictured) promises to be a real treat this Valentines Days.
This Valentine’s Day, BMW wants to make sure that you, their loyal enthusiasts, feel special and taken care of. That’s why they just announced the impending release of the 4-Series Gran Coupe Individual, a sports car that, living up to its special name, you can customize to your heart’s desire.
That customization starts right away under the hood—the Gran Coupe Individual has three different engine options to choose from. The baseline is a 2.0L diesel with up to 181 horsepower, but you can upgrade to either a 2.0L or 3.0 gasoline-powered engine as well, with maximum horsepower ratings of 240 and 300, respectively.
Then, when it comes to design, the Gran Coupe Individual has a lot to offer you as well. Its Moonstone Metallic paint “underlines the elegant shape” of the car “in the most perfect way,” highlighting just how lovely the car’s design is. You’ll definitely turn heads driving this slick machine down the road. And you’ll feel dang comfortable doing it too—seated in Merino leather seats and surrounded by Ash Grain White wood trim.
This Valentine’s Day, single or otherwise, it’s the perfect time to start your love affair with BMW, and more specifically, with the newly announced 4-Series Gran Coupe Individual. Check back with us here at Valley BMW often for updates!
On Friday, January 24, at 1:45 pm, the flag will wave and the famous cry of “Start Your Engines” will sound. 64 cars will rev out of the gate, thus beginning the BMW Performance 200 and kicking off the 2014 Racing Season. BMW will be very well represented at the race, too; not only because they sponsor the race, but because 16 of the total 64 vehicles in the race will be BMWs.
Among the slew of BMWs lining up to take the track at the Daytona International Speedway will be three road cars making their first transition to the raceway—the 2014 M235i Coupe as well as the 2015 M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe. Plus, BMW has brought one of their 2013 M3 DTM race cars, the Z4 GTLM, over from Germany, where BMW has won the manufacturer’s title two years running.
“BMW couldn’t be more excited about starting the 2014 racing season at Daytona and the debut of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship,” said Gordon McDonnell, BMWNA Motorsport Manager. “Although this is our first 24hr race with the Z4 GTLM, BMW Team RLL is no stranger to endurance racing and we have one of the best driver line ups I can recall. BMW always goes big at Daytona and fans will have plenty to see on and off the track this weekend. The BMW Performance 200 will be just one of the highlights as we expect our privateer BMW teams to be right up front, fighting for a win. The excitement starts to build as soon as you drive through the tunnel; good luck to all the BMW teams this weekend.”
Seeing BMW cars zoom around a race track reminds us here at Valley BMW just how exhilarating it is to be behind the wheel of a BMW, even on normal real-world roads. Come in and see us to experience that excitement for yourself!
The BMW M4 Coupe was a hot item at the Detroit Auto Show.
They’re here: the all-new BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe, the successors to the legendary M3 sedans and coupes that have helped BMW become known as a world-class manufacturer of luxury sports cars. BMW unveiled the next generation sedan and coupe in the flesh this week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, and stole the collective breaths of those in attendance with what promises to be the next evolution of Bimmer performance.
With aggressive, aerodynamically-optimized front and rear fascias and bulging fenders, the M3 and M4 look more ready to tear the road than they’ve ever been. But despite looking tough, they’re also as light as ever, thanks to the use of carbon fiber and a lighter engine block.
Did we say lighter engine? That’s right, the turbocharged inline-6 that replaces the outgoing naturally-aspirated V8 is not only lighter but also more powerful, coming in at 425 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque—25 more horsepower and 111 more lb-ft of torque than before. In other words, it’ll kick like no other BMW you’ve ever driven, which is one of the reasons drivers of the new models will be able to hit 60 mpg from a full stop in a mere 3.9 seconds.
Both the M3 sedan and M4 coupe will hit the Valley BMW dealership in June. Stop in to schedule a test drive once they arrive…you know you want to!
BMW Active Assist is the next step in Autonomous Driving
BMW’s ActiveAssist technology has been helping make driving safer and easier for several years now. However, BMW has upped the ante now—bringing a new prototype vehicle with the next-generation of ActiveAssist technology to 2014 CES this year. The new version of ActiveAssist is the next step for BMW leading up to the planned release of a 2020 autonomous car.
The new system allows the car to take over and drive itself in emergency situations—debris in the road, inclement weather, etc. At CES and in tests, the prototype worked perfectly—regaining control when it hydroplaned and automatically switching lanes to avoid an obstacle, for example.
That’s right: a BMW equipped with next-gen ActiveAssist can drift on its own.
The new ActiveAssist will even bring the car back under control if the driver deliberately spins it out, proving that BMW is extremely in tune with customer safety. These new technologies should be available in BMW production models as early as 2015, taking autonomous driving to the next step.
You’ll be able to drive in to Valley BMW next calendar year and take home a vehicle with these new technological capabilities. Check back soon for more information about BMW’s autonomous driving plans.
The BMW i3 still won’t hit the United States market until the summer of 2014, but that hasn’t stopped the brand’s sporty and capable EV from generating tons of buzz already. The car, which took home the Green Model of the Year award from the BusinessCar Awards, is already expected to sell out quickly in the States upon its release. So, if you’re planning to check out the new i3, make sure to do so early—BMW executives expect demand to outstrip supply in the cars first model year.
“We probably won’t get enough in the first year,” said BMW CEO of North America, Ludwig Willisch, according to Freep. “We are still in the learning curve and ramping up production.” That production is split between the Leipzig plant in Germany and a joint venture in Moses Lake, Washington, that produces the i3’s carbon fiber bodies. Willisch expects capacity at both places to increase to meet demand in the coming years.
Already, more than 1,000 Americans have stepped forward to claim an i3, and it’s no wonder that the electric vehicle is so popular. Unlike most EVs, it is not hampered by either a limited range or a less-than-capable motor. In fact, the i3 can surge from 0 to 100 mph in a mere 7 seconds, and go at least 100 miles on a single charge—200 with an optional range extender.
Like we said earlier, the i3 won’t hit dealerships till the summer, but don’t count on being able to stroll into Valley BMW and pick one out for yourself—look into the i3 today!
BMW has revealed the all-new versions of the 2015 M3 sedan and M4 Coupe. These two powerhouses will really be in the spotlight at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show, but BMW has shared some of the important facts.
In 1985, BMW introduced the first M3 sedan to the world. Since that time, each installment has gotten bigger and heavier than the last, until now. Now, both the 2015 M3 and M4 use aluminum in place of steel certain parts, such as the hood, some suspension components, and the front fender. Other parts, including the roof panel, use carbon-fiber reinforced plastics.
These lightweighting measures have two purposes. One is to save on fuel, but less weight also gives the cars a boost in performance. For example, having a roof that weighs less lowers the cars center of gravity and gives the car better handling.
In addition to cutting the weight, BMW also improved the overall performance of the M models. Both were tested extensively at Nurburgring and racer and test driver, Bruno Spengler describes the handling in a press release, “The suspension has a very sporty set-up: the feedback from the front axle is extremely direct, the grip at the rear axle is phenomenal and the engine performance is awesome.”
We will definitely be keeping a close eye on Detroit for the auto show in January and will give you more information about the M3 and M4 as we get it.
The BMW M4 will be a driveable car in the new Gran Turismo 6 game.
BMW has two new cars coming soon to its small car lineup—the M3 Sedan and the M4 Coupe. The M4 Coupe will replace the recently discontinued M3 Coupe. Let us here at Valley BMW assure you; if you were a fan of the M3 Coupe, just wait till you see the M4. Actually, you won’t have to wait that long: both the M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe—slated as 2015 models—will make their debut in Detroit this January at the North American International Auto Show.
However, if you think that a whole month is a bit too long to wait to glimpse these new cars, you’re in luck. Images of both the M3 and M4 have leaked online, giving us a look at how the new cars wear the BMW M series design language in their own unique ways.
You can’t see the engines in the pictures, of course, but we do already know that both cars will feature a six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine that allows them 415 horsepower as well as 415 lb-ft of torque. Check out the leaked photos online and whet your appetite for both cars’ official debuts this January.
But that’s not all: if you own a Playstation 3 or Playstation 4, you have the opportunity to drive the M4 Coupe now…digitally speaking, of course. The M4 is available as a free in-game download in Gran Turismo 6. The BMW M4 will only be available until the day after Christmas, so if you plan on getting one of these consoles for Christmas, you may want to request opening your present a bit early.