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M3 Celebrating 30 Years of Motoring History


M Means Motorsports for Iconic Brand

When looking for a luxury sports car that takes the best of all the lessons learned from 30 years on the European race circuit, you don’t have to go much farther than the letter M. BMW’s M division, formerly known as Motorsports, has been pushing the edge of racing technology for decades now. The Bavarian car company celebrates 30 years since the classic BMW M3 was introduced to give the public a performance-based daily driver that had roots firmly dug into Europe’s finest tracks. You can see and test drive the current incarnation of the M3, along with all the other M models, at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Originally Not Intended for Production

The original thought was not to make a production car for the masses, but to dominate the Group A production touring car division. Group A rules stated that at least 5,000 road units had to be sold every year, so the BMW Motorsports team developed both the race track and production models side by side. All technological advances in weight distribution, suspension, brakes and transmissions were shared between both vehicles, resulting in both race wins and a dynamic driving machine anyone could buy.

M3 Advances Through the Years

The original M3 featured a 2.3L four-cylinder motor that generated 200 horsepower with a top speed of 146 mph. As iterations evolved through the years, the horsepower and top speed grew until the current model offers a whopping 425 horsepower. A special 30th anniversary limited production run of just 500 units was released this year. Called the 30 Jahre M3, it comes only in a special Macao Blue metallic paint and delivers 450 horsepower.

2016 M3 Provides Thrilling Driving Dynamics

Head over to Chapman BMW on Camelback for a test drive of the latest M3 and you’ll find a sophisticated driving machine that not only provides plenty of creature comforts, but also has the capability to take you on a fun-filled adventure. With 425 horsepower coming from a TwinTurbo inline 6 cylinder engine, the new BMW M3 goes from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. It’s nearly perfect 50/50 weight distribution combines with modern suspension technology to keep you in control as you power through corners and test the limits of your driving ability. Optional carbon ceramic brakes give you ultimate stopping power when you want, or need, to bring your adventure to a sudden halt. Driver intuitive controls are laid out in an ergonomic manner to provide comfort and ease to your drive, whether you’re on a daily commute or out on a closed track trying to set a personal record.

Z4 Liberates Your Inner Child


Your Feet May Never Hit the Ground

For owners of the sporty BMW Z4 roadster, every trip is an opportunity for a new adventure. Need to get the mail? Drive the Z4 to the end of the driveway. Dog need walking? The drop top gives you the perfect opportunity to hold the leash (just remember to drive slow). With beautiful lines, dynamic performance and the kind of handling that can only come from a BMW, the new Z4 roadster will awaken your inner child and make the daily commute a thrill to cherish. Test drive the Z4 today at Chapman BMW on Camelback and remind yourself why you wanted a license in the first place.

Get Ready to Turn Some Heads

Whether you’re unleashing 335 horsepower on some unsuspecting freeway drivers or simply stopped at the local drive-in for a milkshake and some fries, you’d best be ready to get some stares and answer some questions about your new Z4. With classic proportions that exude confidence with the top either up or down, BMW’s sassy roadster is a beautiful car. Steel roll bars behind both seats not only keep you safe, but lend an air of authority to the vehicle. The interior is just as stunning as the outside, with the classic BMW circular instrument cluster and a layout that puts all controls within easy reach of the driver.

Choose From Twin Turbos or Direct Injection

Whether you opt for the 4-cylinder TwinTurbo engine or the 6-cylinder with direct fuel injection, the Z4’s power-to-weight ratio is one of the best in the industry. There’s plenty of torque to get quickly off the line and you’ll marvel and how smoothly you transition through the gears. If you opt for the sDrive35i, you also have a boost function that delivers a rocket blast of power for about 7 seconds. Rear-wheel drive and nearly perfect weight distribution means the Z4 will assert its authority through corners, making you a better driver than you ever believed possible.

Pick a Package to Change Things Up

Whether you choose the Hyper Orange, M Sport, Premium Sound or Hyper Burnt Sienna package, you have the ability to individualize your BMW Z4 to suit your tastes. Hyper Orange is aptly named as your Z4 comes with a Valencia Orange metallic paint job, black leather seats and orange details. Get an aerodynamics kit and special headliner with the M sport group or treat yourself to the ultimate in sophistication with white and black leather accented with brown wood trim with the Sienna grouping. See all the different options available to make your Z4 extra special when you visit Chapman BMW on Camelback.

X3 xDrive Makes Daily Drives Fun


Compact Crossover Turns Errands Into Adventures

Gone are the days when soccer moms and dads piled everyone into the station wagon for the boring ride to practice or a game. BMW has incorporated the fun back into driving with its crossover lineup of X vehicles, none of which is more of a blast to drive than the all-wheel drive BMW X3 xDrive28i. Some crossover vehicles fit the definition by providing fold-down seats and hatchback lids, but the BMW X division goes farther by delivering the same thrilling driving experience as the company’s sport sedans. From the unmistakable kidney grille to the iconic logo on the rear lid, these are very bit as much of an Ultimate Driving Machine as any other vehicle in the BMW lineup. See how special the X3 xDrive is by taking a ride at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

xDrive Provides Ability to Go Anywhere, Anytime

BMW’s technologically-advanced xDrive all-wheel drive system not only gives you the ability to go off-road, it also keeps you safe when inclement weather strikes. By constantly monitoring the traction of all four wheels, xDrive delivers power immediately to the point that will help you stay in control if your tires start to slip. The system is designed to give more power to the rear wheels, which will provide the best traction and handling in all types of conditions. The even power distribution and BMW’s legendary 50/50 weight alignment also provides drivers with a nimble ability to power through corners and delivers a very sporty drive.

Inline 4-Cylinder Delivers Plenty of Power

The X3 xDrive 28i is powered by a TwinPower turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 240 peak horsepower. That’s enough to power the X3 to a thrilling 6.2 second time in the race from 0 to 60 mph. Driving Dynamics Control lets you switch between driving modes, tuning up the suspension and throttle for more aggressive handling or backing off for normal driving. Auto start and stop, stability control, hill descent control and anti-roll stabilizer bars in the front and rear are also standard.

Interior Designed for Comfort

When you buy a BMW X3, you expect a certain level of luxury and comfort. The x3 xDrive28i does not disappoint. Features such as an 8-way adjustable power front seat for both driver and passenger, walnut wood trim and plush SensaTec upholstery will remind you every day of why you bought a BMW. Memory features help you keep your climate control and seats just where you want them, while a power tailgate is handy when you have your hands full of groceries and can’t reach for the key fob. The audio system delivers symphonic sound through 9 speakers powered by a 205-watt amplifier. See all the features for yourself and find out why BMWs are called the Ultimate Driving Machines with a visit today to Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Alpina B7 xDrive Tops Out at 205 MPH

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‘Apex Predator’ of Luxury Performance Vehicles

In days gone by people had their choice of having a really fast sports car that required a trip to the chiropractor after a tough run, or a giant boat that rode like a marshmallow on a cloud, but threatened to go into another zip code if you went too fast around a turn. Those days are now history with the introduction of the 2017 BMW Alpina xDrive, the luxury performance car that delivers the best of both worlds. During testing on a European track, BMW took the Alpina to 205 mph on a straightaway. The Alpina B7 xDrive is the cream of the crop, standing at the summit of BMW’s flagship 7-Series lineup. Contact your Phoenix BMW dealer, Chapman BMW on Camelback to arrange for a test drive of the new Alpina today.

Alpina Model Features Specially Tuned Engine

The Alpina B7 xDrive comes with a twin turbocharged V8 that includes some special Alpina features to deliver a whopping 600 horsepower. Along with modified turbochargers to deliver more oxygen, the Alpina engine has a model-specific intercooler and intake system to keep the engine cool, along with modified pistons and dual mode exhaust. A conservative estimate has the Alpine making the 0-60 mph run in just 3.6 seconds while producing 590 pound-feet of peak torque. The all-wheel xDrive system delivers the power precisely as needed to all four wheels, but with an emphasis on powering the rear wheels to deliver the cornering and nimbleness normally associated with conventional rear-drive cars. The Alpina has all-wheel steering with a more aggressive tune than available in other 7-Series cars. Car and Driver says the result of all this power and suspension is an “almost surreal driving experience.”

Design Shows Beauty Both Inside and Out

If you can get past the sleek outside with sculpted door panels, an aggressive sloping nose and functional rear spoiler, you’ll see that the Alpina is just as beautiful on the inside. Exclusive accents include an Alpine logo on the steering wheel, “Switch-Tronic” steering wheel shifters and a well-designed instrument cluster that changes as you switch driving modes. Sport mode makes the speed and gear information appear, while Comfort mode displays in a soothing blue. Put the Alpina in Eco Pro mode to get the standard BMW display. EcoPro is the most efficient driving mode, delivering an estimated 22.6 mpg combined in European testing. Official EPA mileage figures have not been released. For the ultimate in comfort to go along with an unbelievable driving experience, stay in touch with the pros at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

BMW Offering Limited 30 Jahre M3 Edition

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30-year Anniversary of First M3

When the very first BMW M3 rolled off the line back in 1986, it was designed and built to compete at the highest level of the European race circuit. Now some 30 years later, the Limited Edition “30 Jahre M3,” which translates to “30 Years M3,” is being released in very small production numbers to honor the legacy of its ancestor. Only 500 of these special BMWs will be produced, but only 150 of those are coming to the United States. Talk to the pros at Chapman BMW on Camelback now if you hope to have any chance of landing one of these future collector’s items.

Historic Macao Blue Provides Spark of Color

The new 30 Jahre M3 will feature a sophisticated paint job in Macao Blue metallic, a color exclusive to the BMW brand. Originally unveiled as the color for the first Sport Evo BMW M3, the distinctive blue adds a touch of class to this special edition. The Jahre M3 will include the dynamic driving enhancements included in the special Competition Package. This option was exclusive to the M5 and M6 and features a performance boost and modified chassis suspension. Enhanced driving precision, whether on the road or the track is the result of the modifications, making your Jahre M3 a thrilling everyday driver or weekend racer.

Classy Interior What You Expect

When you buy any BMW M3, you expect a bit of refinement a cut above all other cars. The 30 Jahre M3 doesn’t disappoint, with a Merino leather interior of black and blue with contrasting stitching. Special badging adorns the interior in several areas, including embroidered front head rests. The BMW heads up display, infotainment system with concert quality sound, and ergonomically positioned controls are all part of this collector’s package. A heated steering wheel, heated seats, wireless charging and LED lights are also included.

Drivers Assistance Package All Standard

When you buy the 30 Jahre M3, you get the Driver Assistance Package which includes a whole suite of sensor and camera-supported aids to help keep you and your passengers safe. Active Blind Spot Detection lets you know if someone is lurking in those hidden areas of your mirrors. Park Distance Control alerts you if you’re about to bump into an obstacle, while a 360 degree birds-eye view gives you a look of everything around your entire car. With only 150 of these special M3s coming to the United States, the time is now to contact Chapman BMW on Camelback to see how you can be one of the first to drive one home.