BMW just released a massive list of information detailing its 2015 products. Here’s the latest news from the i3 electric car to the 7 Series flagship and everything in between.
First things first, the company is raising its destination and handling charges by 25 bucks. The delivery fee is now $950.
BMW will have four all-new models in its lineup for 2015, five if you count the M3 and M4 separately.
The 4 Series Gran Coupe is brand new for the ’15 model year. It provides the sporty styling of a two-door model with the practicality of a sedan. Base price for a 428i Gran Coupe will be right around $41,250. It’s set to arrive in showrooms early this summer.
Sticking with the number four, BMW’s X4 sports activity coupe is freshly minted for 2015. This sporty crossover offers the design flair of the larger X6 in a more manageable and affordable package. A four-cylinder X4 xDrive28i should kick off at just about $45,650; the more powerful xDrive35i variant starts at $48,950.
Stepping up the ladder, the 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe (that’s quite a name) is also brand new. This sporty four-door features a specially tuned 540-hp twin-turbo V8 engine that promises a zero to 60 romp of just 3.7 seconds. Pricing starts at a wince-inducing $118,250, including the abovementioned $950.
Like two different kinds of cheese on the same pizza the M3 sedan and M4 coupe are slightly different variations of the same idea, and they’re both delicious. Both cars feature mega power from a 3.0-liter force-fed inline-six. It puts out 425 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic are your two transmission choices. The M3 will kick off at $62,950 while the M4 is expected to sticker for $65,150.
Pricing for the company’s electric i3 model begins at $42,300, but if you want one with a range-extending gasoline engine plan on shelling out $46,150. This car, along with the larger, sportier i8 are curiously being offered as 2014 models.
Speak of the devil! The new BMW i8’s pricing starts at a very rich $135,725. Offsetting that astronomical sum, the car should be able to blitz from zero to 60 miles an hour in right around 4.5 seconds and deliver a fuel-economy score of around 94 MPG.
THE REST OF THE LINEUP
Now on to some meat and potatoes; let’s talk 2 Series. Base price for a still-very-appealing 228i is $33,050, including $950 for shipping and handling. If you want all-wheel drive you’re going to have to shell out an additional 1,800 bucks. The M235i variant starts at $44,050; the new all-wheel-drive version of this car kicks off at $45,850.
The 3 Series has been a cornerstone of BMW’s lineup for decades and it still is today. The car gets some minor equipment changes for 2015; engineers moved the location of the digital clock in the instrument cluster and altered the labeling on the memory seat-control buttons, among other things. Of course there’s been a laundry list of changes to the options packages as well. Base price for a 320i is $33,520.
A gasoline-powered version of the 3 Series Sports Wagon starts at $42,700; the diesel variant begins at $44,200.
But wait, there’s more! Just when you thought the 3 Series was finished there’s another model to talk about. Pricing for the quasi-hatchback Gran Turismo starts $42,700 for a 328i xDrive version. The 335i xDrive variant kicks off at $48,050.
Moving on to the 4 Series, here’s what it costs: 428i Coupe, $41,550; 428i xDrive Coupe, $43,550; $435i Coupe, $47,050; 435i xDrive Coupe, $49,050. All of these figures include destination charges.
As for the convertible version of the 4 Series, they kick off at $49,700 and top out at $57,850, again, including extraneous fees.
One more rung up the ladder is the 5 Series. Enhanced standard features include a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, LED fog lamps and enhanced electronic connectivity. Pricing for this sedan ranges from $50,700 for a 528i to $62,600 for a hybrid model.
The 2015 5 Series GT gets a number of standard-equipment enhancements as well. They start at $61,400 and run up to an even $72,000.
Rounding out the cars, BMW’s Z4 roadster starts at a hair less than 50 grand and goes up to $66,750 for an entry-level sDrive35is version.
SPORT ACTIVITY VEHICLES
Moving on to the company’s sport activity vehicles, the itty-bitty X1 starts at $31,850 and can swell to nearly 40 grand for an xDrive35i model.
The popular X3 picks up where the X1 leaves off; it starts at $39,250 for an sDrive28i. An xDrive35i will cost you a fair bit more, around 46 big ones.
Lastly the largest crossover-style vehicle BMW makes is the X5. Pricing for this model begins at $53,750 for the sDrive35i and runs to $69,150 for an xDrive50i.
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