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BMW ConnectedDrive: Seamless Travel For A Seamless Life

Travel is an inescapable part of modern life.  Your commute, picking up the kids from school, or even going to a restaurant at the end of your workday requires you to plan around construction, traffic and many other variables.
 
But now, thanks to BMW ConnectedDrive, travel can go from stressful to seamless.
The ConnectedDrive system offers a bevy of applications that allow you to plan routes, update friends and family and keep your travel on track -- the way it should be.
 
It allows you to search for your destination through a third-party app, which is then inputted into your BMW…
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Get Ready To Take on Winter With Jabari Jones and Your BMW

The icy tendrils of Old Man Winter are beginning to stretch over our corner of Ohio already, which means that oft-quoted line from Game of Thrones is more pertinent than ever. Winter is coming. To avoid being caught off guard, we’d like to share some handy preparedness tips so you and your trusty BMW get through the season unscathed.

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2017 BMW 5 Series Gets New Design and Engines

The BMW 5 Series occupies a coveted spot in the automotive pantheon as a car that’s seen as the benchmark of executive luxury. With such a reputation, you’d imagine that BMW wouldn’t want to change it too much for its generational update. While that’s the case—the 5 Series will mostly stay the course for 2017—it does so with new materials, and new engines.

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New BMW 5 Series Features Technology Enhancements, Lighter Weight, More Power, Says Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports says the new 2017 BMW 5 Series is the beneficiary of a nice mid-cycle refresh this year, which includes a number of technology upgrades, an overall reduction in weight and slightly improved engine performance. The result is slightly quicker, more nimble and even safer midsize luxury sedan.

The most significant technology improvements go unnoticed until called upon - they support a suite of active safety features, including forward-collision warning, lane-keep assist and side-collision avoidance...

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New BMW 5 Series Features Technology Enhancements, Lighter Weight, More Power, Says Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports says the new 2017 BMW 5 Series is the beneficiary of a nice mid-cycle refresh this year, which includes a number of technology upgrades, an overall reduction in weight and slightly improved engine performance. The result is slightly quicker, more nimble and even safer midsize luxury sedan.

The most significant technology improvements go unnoticed until called upon - they support a suite of active safety features, including forward-collision warning, lane-keep assist and side-collision avoidance...

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Sports Activity Vehicles—Because “Utility” Can Only Go So Far

The BMW brand is stepping away from pure-utility and creating vehicles meant to be more flexible, vehicles that help you make the best of your everyday—BMW Sports Activity Vehicles. Recently, another member of the X Series was debuted at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the BMW Concept X2, and it wowed the crowds. Here at Pacific BMW, we’re just eager to see it go to production so we have the chance to drive one on the Glendale streets! Take a look!

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2016 BMW X6 M is One Staggeringly Spunky SUV

 

A vehicular contradiction of the most thrilling variety, the 2016 BMW X6 M is effectively an SUV with the performance chops of a high-flying sports coupe.

 

And, apparently, that's enough to catch the eye of AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Mike Schlee. Click "play" on the clip below and watch his initial encounter with the X6 M unfold:

Available on one, exceptionally equipped trim level, the X6 M most certainly doesn't skimp on the good stuff.

 

Standard equipment includes 21-inch wheels with summer performance tires, sport-tuned adaptive suspension dampers, a rear-axle air suspension ...

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All-New 2016 BMW M2 Wins Hearts of AutoGuide.com Staffers

 

In many ways, the all-new 2016 BMW M2 is the embodiment of the ideal luxury sports coupe. It's stylish, sophisticated and can move like the wind.

 

And, as evidenced by a recent video review, it seems like AutoGuide.com Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad might also agree with that assessment. Hear what he has to say about this muscle-bound monstrosity in the clip below:

Stocked to the gills outstanding amenities, the sole trim type of the M2 is not one to disappoint.

 

Standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control ...

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With BMW Child Seats, Your Most Important Cargo is Well Protected

The holidays are a time to relax and rejoice with family, friends, fun, and food, but that often means many of us will be traveling many miles to celebrate them. If you’ve got a long road ahead of for holiday travel, make sure you’ve got the right equipment to get everyone there safe and sound; if your BMW model doesn’t yet have one, consider outfitting it with a Genuine BMW Child Seat, and make sure your most precious cargo arrives safe and sound.

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How the 2016 BMW X1 fulfills its style’s promise of sportiness

 

Part of the luxury of a luxury SUV is its genuinely sporty driving dynamics. Because as many of us know, most crossovers simply look athletic but are tuned to play it safe on the sidelines. The 2016 BMW X1, however, boasts quick and agile performance, helping it to stand out from its many small SUV rivals.

 

It’s motivated by a turbocharged, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, which generates upwards of 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission with a stop-start system for increased fuel efficiency. Also standard

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