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more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, Hasselmann notes, due to the use of moulded carbon-fibre reinforcement of the stamped steel used in the vehicle’s manufacture.
Hasselmann reports the model is available in two trims. The M-sport version is powered by a 445-hp V-8 TwinPower Turbo engine that puts out 445hp 480 lb.-ft. of torque. The model can go from 0 to 100 km/h in a class-leading 4.3 seconds.
“The 2016 7 Series is a very rare, very specialized car (which sells for a starting price of $113,900),” Hasselmann says. “We have only one in the showroom. This is the model for anyone looking for something new and beautiful.”
More plentiful are the 2016 BMW X1 models that also arrived at Birchwood BMW in midOctober. The 2016 X1 is all new, says Birchwood BMW sales rep Steven Weber.
“The new model is much quieter than its predecessor,” Weber says. “It’s also more refined. It provides the premier luxury experience in its segment.”
The model — available in two trims — is powered by a two-litre, four-cylinder, twin-power turbo engine that puts out 228hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The vehicle goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. The fuel consumption and emission are reduced from previous X1 models, Weber notes.
Weber adds that some of the standard equipment on the 2016 X1 includes adaptive LED headlights, 18” alloy wheels, roof rails, park distance control, rear-view camera and BMW Assist emergency call.
The entry-level model sells for a base price of $38,800 (plus freight and PDI).
“The customer response has been outstanding,” Weber says. “Personally, I have never had so many people calling about a particular model. We are expecting the new X1 to be one of our most popular models.”
Luxury refinements found in the new BMW 7 Series include heated seats with a massage feature and gesture control, a unique system that accepts commands
via hand movements.