Thursday, May 31, 2012

BMW Driver Interaction Technologies Preview

Set in the backdrop of 1980's electronic music, here is a technology preview video from 2011 showcasing the black panel and iDrive concept driver interaction interfaces. PREH is an automotive supplier to BMW and other various German marques, this video features a dashboard design concept from 2007 IAA so some of these technologies featured is currently available in most BMW 2012 models such as Black Panel Instruments and the new iDrive Controller. The (F25) 2014 BMW X5 will feature a touch pad feature located on the top of the iDrive controller, this touch pad allows you to use your fingers to swipe through menus or to input navigation addresses naturally as you would and of course you may choose to input address or navigate through menus the traditional way as well.

Monday, May 28, 2012

You Know You Are In Markham When...

Our customer is usually very diverse in terms of the type of car and choices colors for their BMWs, however a certain color is extra popular in this area... just take a look at this picture from this morning in our delivery bay. You know you are in Markham when the entire delivery bay is full of White BMWs, Alpine white is surely one of the most sold color in this part of town. The BMW X1, X3, X6M, X5 are all in one picture... the M5 is the odd one out, interestingly if you click read more you will see a picture of the facelifted/LCI 2013 BMW X6M with the Full LED headlights. For those who are unfamiliar with our delivery bay, it is a place for our delivery specialists to go over the features of each vehicle in detail for the Lucky one picking up their BMW that day. 

MINI Markham Soc-Car at B.A.D. Ride 2012

MINI Markham had a lot of fun performing at the annual (Bikers Against Distress) B.A.D. Ride 2012 at the Markham Fairgrounds on May 27 2012. This is our first ever show featuring a few of our MINIs in a game of Soccer we named "Soc-Car" and Pat Gonslaves from Q107 was broadcasting live at the show. After many rounds of kickoffs and head to head action we would like to congratulate Team Shelia and Rany in the red MINI Cooper crowned as the winners of MINI Markham Soc-Car 2012 Champion! All the pics from our event after the jump.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

2013 BMW 7 Series LCI Facelift Wallpapers. (Updated Info)

You may have already seen it, if not click read more for the full gallery then click on a picture to enlarge and right click to save as or set as wallpaper. Enjoy!

Official Word on the Canadian MY2013 BMW 7 Series lineup below (Starting July 2012 Production)

BMW 740Li xDrive
BMW 740Li ActiveHybrid
BMW 750i xDrive
BMW 750Li xDrive
BMW 760Li V12 

Friday, May 25, 2012

From Italy with Love - BMW Zagato Coupe. (Gallery)

The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will once again host a spectacular world premiere in 2012 and, in so doing, build on its tradition as a gathering of the industry’s leading coachbuilders. The premiere in question will see the time-honoured Milanese coachbuilder Zagato team up with BMW to unveil the result of a unique collaboration: the BMW Zagato Coupé.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

This Just In: Official 2013 BMW 7 Series LCI (Facelift)

Press Release: The new BMW 7 Series is set to reinforce its position as the most innovative sedan in the luxury segment. The flagship model series of the BMW fleet embodies sporting elegance, refined powertrain technology and luxurious comfort in equal measure. And now, by making a clear step up in terms of product substance, the Sedan is set to underline its leadership. New LED headlights, an upgraded interior with optimised soundproofing, markedly improved ride comfort, a comprehensive selection of optional equipment and state-of-the-art safety technology combine to create an in-car experience from the top drawer. A line-up of either new or optimised drive systems, including the world’s most powerful six-cylinder in-line diesel engine and the second-generation BMW ActiveHybrid 7, set new performance and efficiency benchmarks. (Read More with LARGE gallery with Videos After the Jump)

1986 E28 BMW M5 - Big Hair And Shoulder Pads.

Chris Harris shares his passion for his very own Original E28 BMW M5 from 1986, a time where we had big hair and thick shoulder pads. Bon Jovi had just released his new hit song "You give love a bad name", powered by a 3.5L Inline 6 this classic M5 churns out an impressive 256hp* and boasts a top speed of 238km/h and there is just so much charm in taking a large engine and placing it into a plush luxury sedan. Perhaps the modern day BMW M5 will be admired in the same light in 26 years from now. Enjoy the video!

*North American Spec. E28 M5.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2012 BMW M6 droptop colors, review and gallery.

Click Read more for the 2012 BMW M6 Convertible press drive review with a large gallery of pictures from 6post. Enjoy!

Purple and Gold: 2012 Life Ball Mini Roadster

Have you ever dreamed of driving a Purple MINI with Gold stripes? Franca Sozzani, chief editor of Italian Vogue decorated a 2012 MINI Roadster S like this just for you! Presented at the 2012 Life Ball charity event in Vienna, Austria, this vehicle is a one off auctioned for charity at €54,000 to an unnamed buyer. This Roadster S is dipped in a rich matte paint called "deepest purple" completed with gold stripes and various floral motifs. “The concept behind the MINI customisation is inspired by the beautiful and elegant women who in the past used to wear a scarf draped around their head when driving a convertible,” says Sozzani, who is also the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Fashion 4 Development. Click read more to see the rest of the pics.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The F30 BMW 3-Series performs well even on it's roof.

BMW USA Press Release: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today named the all-new 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan a “Top Safety Pick”, continuing the company’s long-standing commitment to offering class-leading safety with each new model. In order to earn “Top Safety Pick”, a car must receive a rating of “good”, the Institute’s highest rating, in all of four tests – 40 mph frontal offset impact, side impact, rear impact protection/head restraint and rollover protection – and must be equipped an electronic stability control system like BMW’s Dynamic Stability Control.(To read more, click read more?) Disclaimer: Even though the title suggest that the new BMW 3-Series preforms well on it's roof, we encourage everyone on keeping the vehicle the correct side up at all times.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Funny Free Scheduled Maintenance Commercials

Did you know that BMW Canada offers free scheduled maintenance for 4 Years or 80,000kms (Whichever comes first) for new BMWs? We thought we should share these funny commercials which promotes a similar program for BMWUSA called BMW Ultimate Service.

Showroom 2012 BMW 650i M Sport.

This is what is going into our showroom today, a completely stunning Imola Red 2012 BMW 650i Coupe M-Sport, have a look at our gallery inside and a video of the pop-up Bang and Olufsen Sound system.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MINI Hardcore: MINI John Cooper Works GP

We have been contemplating for a few days already whether or not we show you this MINI JCW GP, because once again it is not confirmed for the Canadian market. Sold as a limited production run of 2000 units worldwide (Which could include Canada if it passes all the safety regulations) the GP does 8:23 around the Nürburgring-Nordschleife through a twin scroll turbo'ed 1.6 Liter 4 Cylinder with around 220 to 230 Horsepower. The Chassis? Yes it has been lightened the brakes are race spec and the wheels are 4 spoke light weight alloys, there are many light weight race specific parts on the MINI JCW GP. Expected official unveiling around early 2013. UPDATED: Price range will be around the range of $45,000 - $48,000 CAD and at this time will be slated for November 2012 Production for a January 2013 Delivery. (Click read more for full gallery)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Honey I shrunk the car - 1:18 Scale MINI and BMW, Great Gift ideas!

If Tinkerbell or Tiny Tim was shopping for a new car then we have a great selection to choose from in 1:18 Scale. Now how we would all love to purchase the 1:1 scale version of these car as gifts for our loved ones, for most that is not quite feasible (Because we don't have enough space). We have some inventory designed to fit perfectly on a shelf or on your desk. These 1:18 scale models are delightfully intricate complete with operable bonnet, trunk lids and on sedans all 4 doors open! The floors and trunk is lined with carpets (Sorry, no winter mats available) The wheels turns left and right as you would expect... there are even little seat belts and seat belt buckles. Town+Country BMW Gift Shop have some of these in our inventory and we may even be able to order you ones not shown here. Click read more to see a full gallery.

2013 BMW 3 Series Touring (F31) Info and Gallery.

Hatchbacks and Touring had always been a popular choice for Europeans because they are more flexible then a sedans and carries just as much as an SUV and in may cases more fuel efficient. Touring, Sport-wagons and shooting brakes generally lags behind in sales compared to sedans and SUVs here in North America, perhaps with the introduction of this sportier looking and even more efficient new BMW 3 Series Touring; the future may be different.

Some Facts:
No Confirmation to which Models will be available to the Canadian Market.
Available in Modern Line, Luxury Line, Sport Line and M Sport package
Rear seats offer 40:20:40 split
Rear window opens separately from automatic tailgate
Available with full glass panoramic sunroof
Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Detection most likely through a Technology Package

When compared to E91 3 Series Touring:
37mm (1.46 inch) wider front track
48mm (1.85 inch) wider rear track
97mm (3.66 inch) longer
50mm (1.96 inch) longer wheelbase
Total 495 liters of cargo room - 10% more cargo volume with rear seats up and folded.

None yet for the Canadian Market, will post once we have it.

Have a look at the full gallery after the jump, take a look at the iDrive screen and pay attention to the updated iDrive interface. We think the colors might be customizable.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

It is in the Details: 2012 MINI Cooper S Goodwood Gallery

Goodwood is located in West Sussex in England the birthplace of renowned modern British luxury motorcars such as the Rolls Royce Phantom and the Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe. It is the attention to detail and the finest choice of materials crafted with passion at the Goodwood Estate which made modern Rolls Royces so desirable and is a byword for quality with phrases such as "The Rolls Royce of Yachts" likewise the MINI Goodwood is the "Rolls Royce of MINIs" From the sparkling sheen of the Diamond Black metallic finish to the rich Cornsilk Goodwood leather and best of all the Lambskin Velour Floormats is exactly the same as the ones you will find in the Rolls Royce Phantom really completes the kit. It is in MINI Markham's Showroom right now, and we have a large gallery after the jump for those who live too far. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Construction Update: As of May 2012

Our new Car wash Facility as it stands today, the equipment is being tested before it can activate it into service. With Phase 1 almost completed Phase 2 of our dealership expansion is around the corner.

Gallery: JCW Bodykit for 2012 MINI Countryman S

It is a pretty nice kit, as for the actual MINI Countryman JCW? No official release date for Canada at this moment but for the time being we can enjoy the aggressive lines of the kit. (Edit: MINI Markham now offer this kit with installation in package) Full gallery after the jump.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Production 2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe Gallery

Today we bring you a gallery of the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, you will notice in these pictures that these are BMW 640i Gran Coupes in Canada it has only been confirmed that we only be receiving 650i Gran Coupes. A gallery of the Beautiful Production BMW 650i Gran Coupe and it's M-Sport Package. A Large Gallery after the jump, Pricing will be released as soon as we receive them.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Let's Visualize: 2014 BMW 235i Cabriolet Sportline

Now let see how the sportline BMW 235i Cabriolet may look like.

Let's Visualize: 2014 BMW 235i Cabriolet M-Sport

The next generation BMW 1 Series Coupe and Cabriolet will be known as the BMW 2 Series from now on. There has been no known spyshots of this vehicle yet but lets visualize now for a moment on how the 2 Series Cabriolet M-Sport could look like and all available M-Sport colors. What we know is that it should be based on the new BMW 1 Series hatchback not available for the North American Market, rightly so the 2 Series should not be too far off in looks from this speculative rendering.(All colors after the Jump)