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BMW Recap from the 2018 Detroit Auto Show

For BMW enthusiasts, the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS, held January 14-28 in Detroit) was a triumph of German ingenuity and industry. The luxury car maker premiered its updated BMW i8 Coupe and new BMW X2 at the Detroit Auto Show. They also paraded around a host of future model offerings, including the Concept X7 iPerformance, i8 Roadster First Edition, X5 M Black Fire, and 6-Series Gran Turismo.


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Here’s a recap of what BMW accomplished at this year’s NAIAS in Detroit, including highlights from the upcoming new BMW models.

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The 2018 BMW X1: An SUV Built to Impress

Car and Driver's reviewers are some of the toughest in the business, consistently averse to handing out compliments as though they were nuggets of pure gold. Yet, reviewer Drew Dorian is making an exception when it comes to the 2018 BMW X1, calling it "quick, nimble, spacious, well built, and undeniably upscale." His overall verdict on the X1? "All hail the boy king: among its peers, the X1 reigns supreme."

That certainly says it all, doesn't it? For any normal car, that snippet might be enough to sell you, but a singular sentence could never sufficiently explain how…

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2017 BMW X5 is One Head-Turning Utility Hauler

 

We here at Germain BMW of Naples have to hand it to our esteemed German automaker: its midsize SUV, the 2017 X5, is a straight-up stunner.

 

Yet, what -- in particular -- makes it so?

 

AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika is here to shed some light on the issue; join him in the clip below:

The standard equipment roster of the base X5 model is bound to make some folks do a double-take.

 

Such features include 19-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, a power liftgate, dual-zone auto climate control, premium vinyl upholstery, Bluetooth compatibility, a 10.2-inch display…

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Sales Trends in First Half of Year Indicate Success for BMW Group

One way to determine the success of an automaker is to evaluate its sales. That is why we can say with total confidence that the BMW Group is on a positive incline! According to research analysis, data read favorably for our brand thus far. To be more specific, global BMW sales totaled to an approximate of 1,038,030 models in just half a year! Impressed? Our team at Germain BMW of Naples is too.

 

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Performance Depends on Your Tires

When we think about performance, we all often immediately turn our attention to the engine and suspension. But performance also depends a lot on the quality of your tires. If your tires are bald, damaged, or underinflated, they hurt your performance and fuel efficiency. Do you know when to replace your tires in Naples?

  • Bald: When tires lose their tread (go bald), not only do they not grip the road as effectively, but they make handling much less safe.
  • Damaged: Bulges and cracks that can show up on your tires usually indicate that something internal has broken, like a steel…
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The BMW 7 Series Wins Cars.com's 2017 Luxury Car of the Year

Dominating the roads is expected when it comes to a BMW, but a little recognition is never a bad thing. Cars.com has named the BMW 7 Series the 2017 Luxury Car of the Year. The 7 Series packs so much that the real challenge for Naples drivers will be choosing what you love most about it.

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BMW ConnectedDrive is Stunning Luxury

When it comes to luxury, few other options compete with BMW ConnectedDrive.  It makes your life easier by allowing you to enjoy life both in and out of the car -- no matter if you just love cool technology, or demand luxury.
By syncing with your mobile device, the car is fully connected to your desires.  When you're ready to go somewhere, just hit a button to send the destination to your BMW, and it will plan the route based on traffic.
 
It can send estimated time of arrival notifications to your contacts, save your common destinations and, once you…
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Highlights from BMW’s Paris Motor Show

Recently, BMW unveiled a redesigned 3-Series Gran Tourismo, an e-scooter, a new version of the plug-in electric i3 that has a more powerful battery and offers 50% more range and a special new edition of the i8. The star of the show, however, was the world premiere of the BMW Concept X2, which combines the low-slung proportions of a coupe with the robust construction of an X model.

Recognizing that the future…

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