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Pioneering Company Geared for Next 100 Years

BMW is celebrating its 100 year anniversary in 2016 by doing what it does best – looking forward to the future. Although proud of its historic past, the BMW Group is looking forward to solving the mobility problems of tomorrow. By keeping an eye on the horizon, BMW vows to create a premium mobility solution that is completely effortless, available and tailored specifically to each customer. “At the BMW Group, we are always on a quest for the best solution. It’s part of our DNA,” according to board chairman Harald Kruger. “It’s also the spirit of our collaborations, a recurring theme that permeates our corporate and leadership culture.” One of the solutions to personal mobility will be the driverless car. You can see some of the technology that will become the stepping stone to autonomous vehicles by taking a trip to Chapman BMW on Camelback.

BMW Vision Next 100 Provides Concept for Coming Decades

BMW recently unveiled a new concept car, the BMW Vision Next 100, at the Munich Olympic Hall. This futuristic vehicle has a focus that revolves around the driver, with an interior that morphs depending on your driving situation. When placed into “Ease” mode, the car takes over the driver duties and the seats merge with the door trim to turn the driver and passenger toward each other in a relaxing atmosphere. “If, as a designer, you are able to imagine something, there’s a good chance it could one day become reality,” said the head of the BMW Group Design, Adrian van Hooydonk. “So our objective with the BMW Vision Next 100 was to develop a future scenario that people would engage with.”

Concept Car Heading Out for World Tour

BMW wants to get as many eyes on its concept vehicle as possible, so it is heading on a tour of China, the United States and the UK before coming back to Munich for an exhibition in September of this year. A special 13-volume publication will help celebrate the company’s centenary year, including pictures and history, essays, interviews and reports.

BMW Safety Technology Leading Mobility Challenge

Experts say the next few decades are important in the fight against urban congestion and traffic that has already become a nightmare in some areas. BMW driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and blind spot monitoring are a few of the technologies expected to pave the way for driverless cars. You can see the latest technology for yourself by inspecting the Phoenix BMW inventory at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

BMW M760Li xDrive

Flagship Executive Sedan Just Got Sportier

With the addition of an M Class twin turbo 12 cylinder powered sports sedan to its family, the BMW 7-Series just added a lot of thrills to an already sophisticated lineup. The 2017 BMW M760i xDrive brings the performance dynamics honed on the racetracks of Europe to the luxury sedan lineup, combining technology, safety, style and ultimate comfort with an incredible driving machine. Preliminary figures have the 12 cylinder delivering 610 horsepower with a seat crushing 590 foot pounds of torque. It will go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds and is limited to a top speed of 155 mph. The latest rung on the 7-Series ladder will be available at Chapman BMW on Camelback sometime early next year.

Complex Engine Technology Delivers Amazing Performance

Open the hood on the M760i xDrive and you’ll first see an engine cover emblazoned with “M Performance.” Look a little closer and find the two turbochargers compactly arranged on the outside of the two cylinder rows. By supplying each row with compressed air, the cylinders create a more powerful explosion which you’ll feel every time you step on the gas. Violent explosions could be a problem if the engine didn’t have a pair of sophisticated intercoolers that bring the temperature down and maximize the density of the intake. A finely-tuned exhaust system reduces back pressure while creating a cool, throaty roar that lets everyone know this is a car with which to be reckoned. When paired with the 8-speed automatic transmission, the engine distributes power smoothly to the wheels while going through sporty shift changes.

Don’t Worry, the Luxury is Still There

There wasn’t much chance of the designers forgetting to add luxury to a BMW 7-Series. Long one of the most sought-after luxury vehicles in the world, the company’s flagship line doesn’t disappoint with its new sports version. The “M” logo is featured prominently on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, which has control buttons made of Pearl Gloss Chrome. Classic “M” pedals are made of brushed stainless steel with black rubber inserts, making sure your foot gets a good grip on both the gas and brake. The classic BMW heads-up display is larger than ever in this model, providing a wide variety of vehicle information that can change with the touch of the button. Plush leather seats, charging stations and opulent trim materials leave no doubt that this is the car for someone who has “made it.” You can check out the 7-Series lineup now at Chapman BMW on Camelback, but you’ll have to wait for the M760i xDrive until early 2017.