The most loyal BMW customer ever, picks up his 135th car at the BMW Welt.
Klaus Hammerschmidt, entrepreneur (retired), 73 years old, picks up his 135th car at the BMW Welt: the brand new BMW M6 Competition Package. His first BMW was a 1800ti from 1963. Altogether he had 26 cars from BMW M, 29 BMW Alpina and 80 other BMWs.
President Obama signed into law a program NHTSA is calling the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS). This is a government program that helps you purchase a new, more fuel efficient vehicle when you trade in a less fuel efficient vehicle. See the Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
Under the CARS program, NHTSA is charged with rules for program implementation in 30 days.
5 Important Things to Know:
Your vehicle must be less than 25 years old on the trade-in date
Only purchase or lease of new vehicles qualify
Generally, trade-in vehicles must get 18 or less MPG (some very large pick-up trucks and cargo vans have different requirements)
Trade-in vehicles must be registered and insured continuously for the full year preceding the trade-in
You don't need a voucher, dealers will apply a credit at purchase
As a participating dealer in the program, JMK BMW has created a special page on our website which outlines many of the important details of the program. This new page can be accessed here.
For those who love BMW’s high-revving M cars, now might be a good time to buy an M3.Designed before these latest fiscal and fuel crises, BMW bumped its venerable little roustabout up to V8 status, having determined its iconic in-line six was at end of its string. Of course, the fact the competition — Audi’s RS4 and the Lexus IS-F — had upped the ante to eight pistons probably also factored into the equation.
As is (or was, as I think we might soon see) BMW’s norm for its M products, the M3’s V8 is hardly a lumbering, slow-revving beast of the North American variety. Instead, like the six before it, the V8 boasts not much in the way of displacement — only four litres — but stratospheric numbers when it comes to its ability to rev. It’s not every day you get to scream a street-going V8 to almost 8,500 rpm. Nor do that many V8s make their peak 414 horsepower at a lofty 8,300 rpm. Like the V10 that powers the company’s M5, the M3’s V8 gets decidedly sweeter the tighter it spins.
Engine of the Year Award 2009: BMW scores three awards with Four, Six and Eight Cylinders
Munich / Stuttgart. Scoring outstanding wins in the three categories of the International Engine of the Year Award, the BMW Group once again highlights its top position this year as a manufacturer of particularly powerful and, at the same time, efficient engines. In the world’s most significant engine contest, the V8 power unit featured in the BMW M3, the straight-six with Twin Turbo Technology to be admired, among other models, in the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 1 Series and the BMW X6, as well as the four-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged engine in the MINI Cooper S, have all scored triumphant victories in their respective classes.
The Awards were presented on 17 June 2009 at the Engine Expo in Stuttgart.
This triple victory continues the BMW Group’s story of success in the International Engine of the Year Award.
BMW Certified Pre-Owned: The Ultimate Graduation Gift
Graduates have plenty to look forward to, whether it’s higher education or a new career in the “real world.” Give your grad the perfect vehicle to take them wherever they’re headed: a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) BMW.
Today, treating graduates to a CPO BMW makes more sense than ever. In order to be Certified, a model must be thoroughly inspected by a factory-trained BMW Technician, ensuring it meets the highest quality and performance standards. In fact, many CPO models look and feel so good, you’ll swear they’re new.
Having the benefit of hanging around a stable filled with BMW's is a thrill in and of itself. I see and hear them every day and with each that passes, my appreciation for the passion, precision and craftsmanship that goes into every BMW grows that much stronger.
All of us here at JMK BMW share that passion for the brand. Some may accuse us of even being somewhat fanatical. We take that as a compliment. Talk to anyone here, from sales, to service, parts, and any one of the numerous people who make up the JMK BMW Team, one thing becomes perfectly clear:
BMW is in our blood. We hold a respectful admiration for what the BMW designers, engineers and test drivers commit themselves to create. The title of "Ultimate Driving Machine" could not be more appropriate.
It is always with great pleasure when we read a story from the media that reflects this view. The folks at Car and Driver Magazine recently performed a head to head comparison of the BMW 328i to vehicles from other luxury brands.
An exceprt reads..
"If Moses had brought down from the big guy himself, chiseled into stone,
the chart for rating cars, maybe we’d have a different conclusion here. But he didn’t. So we calls ’em as we sees ’em. Yeah, this is subjective, but we think BMW has a special way with sports sedans.
This car is so seductive that it’s almost embarrassing to read through the comment book: “Love the look, the way the skin stretches tightly over the machinery.” Or: “This is one Crisco-smooth ride.” And: “Clutch and shifter are the same as always, perfect.” Then: “Best shifter and clutch on the planet” and “Great back-road partner” and “Laser-straight steering welcome on long straights” and finally, “Six-cylinder sounds top Beethoven’s best.”