If you have arrived, you flaunt it with a BMW, a car that has pampered the pride of many a successful men and women. Few cars have scaled the height and glory of BMW, a car that is synonymous with luxury and performance. In spite of nearly a century old existence, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG has lost none of its zeal and spirit of innovation it had when it just had started. New models and together with them, new innovations, continue to storm the markets, to the much inconvenience of its rivals.
When it comes to various BMW models, the 3 Series is often cited as the most popular of all time, so much so that it is considered as the benchmark against which the competitors are compared in terms of how close they come to the 3 Series. Started in 1975 and marketed as a compact executive car, BMW 3 Series offers luxury at a relatively cheaper price tag. 3 Series is still being produced and is currently in its 5th generation. The 5th generation 3 Series is a slightly larger and faster model than the previous 3 Series generations. This “Ultimate Driving Machine” in its current generation has a bolder look, more power and revised suspension and braking. If someone is looking to buy a BMW for the first time, the 3 Series comes across as a highly recommended car.
BMW 1-Series is BMW’s entry-level model, available as a coupe or convertible in the United States. It is the model of first choice for those who want an affordable way to own a BMW badge. In its current version, it is available in two variants, the base-model 128i, with a 3.0-liter inline-6 engine producing 228 horsepower and the performance oriented 135i, which comes with a 3.0-liter inline-6 engine producing 300 hp.
For premium sports sedans, BMW 5 Series sets the standard. It is a near perfect blend of performance, luxury and interior room. In its current avatar, the 5-Series is available in sedan and wagon body styles and in three trim levels; 528i, 535i and 550i. 5-Series boasts one of the most spacious and comfortable cabins in its class.
The BMW X5 SUV marked BMW’s first entry into the luxury SUV segment. X5 was designed for on-road performance and initially seated only 5 people. X5, in its current generation has space for 7 people with more cargo space, yet retains its on-road driving performance. Currently it is available in 3 variants - the X5 xDrive 30i, the X5 xDrive48i and the turbo diesel xDrive35d.
The BMW Z4 is BMW’s only 2-seater sports car. Introduced in the year 2003, Z4 is currently being offered in roadster and fixed-roof coupe versions. If price is not a concern, Z4 is an investment one could make and write a new style statement.
South Bay BMW is an award winning Los Angeles BMW dealer, located in Torrance, California. The full-service BMW dealership has won the prestigious 2009 Center of Excellence Award. It makes South Bay BMW to be among the only eight dealerships nationwide to have won this award, presented annually by BMW of North America. South Bay BMW offers both new and pre-owned BMW vehicles, along with vehicle service, parts and accessories, and finance assistance. The website features available models in inventory, manager’s specials and driving directions. Through the website, one can also schedule a service, order parts, and also get a quick quote.