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2014 BMW i3

2014 BMW i3

The new 2014 BMW i3 has been the topic of discussion for many car fanatics as of late. With its size and engine type, it is the start of a new era in the BMW automobile group. This 125 kilowatt car (equivalent to 170hp) is fueled by electric technology and is good for 80-100 miles of emission-free driving. That’s an exceptional amount of fuel saved from the 22-k Wh ion battery that helps move this car.

The i3 offers ample interior space considering its size comparable to the BMW 3 series but just on an overall smaller body. At just 151 inches long, the BMW i3 should have no trouble finding parking spaces in downtown urban areas while holding four people comfortably. Performance is also a major highlight of this car. BMW says the i3 can sprint from 0 to 60 in less than 8 seconds and reach speeds around 93mph. They also claim the i3 can charge 80% of its battery in just an hour, or six hours for a full charge on a standard outlet.

Inside the cabin there are 3 screens dedicated to climate, audio, instrument cluster, and other adjustment controls. As far as the remaining interior goes, the i3 is made from the same quality materials as the rest of its BMW family. The 2014 BMW i3 is projected to launch in the winter of 2014 so keep your eyes and ears open for this revolutionary BMW. You can also check with the good folks over at http://www.bmwofsilverspring.com on any news and updates as they become available.

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Top 2013 Summer Road Trip Vehicles

25Jul

road-trip-sign

The Summer of 2013 is here, and although it’s fading quickly there is absolutely no better time than now to pack up your family, your boat, your luggage and ipods and hit the open roads for one last get-away grand finale! But perhaps your current vehicle may not cut it and you’re in the market for a serious upgrade? No problem! We’ve compiled a list of what we feel are some of the Top vehicles for taking your epic summer road trip to the next level. We’ve researched all of the brands and considered all of the factors from estimated MPG, to MSRP, as well as a list of available amenities in each vehicle in our list. Although there are many vehicles we could have chosen, here are the ones that made our Top 10 list of summer road trip vehicles for 2013!

 

2013 Mazda CX-5

2013 Mazda CX-5

2013 Mazda CX-5 – Unlike many competing companies in its class, Mazda has finally found the perfect recipe for an all around great compact SUV. The Mazda CX-5 proves to be an excellent choice for a summer road trip vehicle with exceptional gas mileage (up to 26 city/35 highway) thanks to Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology. The combined spacious cabin, sharp driving dynamics, and overall lightweight complexity make this automobile more than practical on those family journeys. The CX-5’s blend of good looks, storage capacity, advanced technology, and comfort controls will support the needs of any passenger. When it comes to safety features, the CX-5 has them all. Air bags surrounding every rider, antilock brake system, traction and stability control, plus blind spot detection technology all add up to make this one of the safest cars around. For only about $21,195, you can receive great benefits in the new Mazda CX-5.

 

2013 Jeepp Grand Cherokee SRT8

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee – The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee has no limits. With its exceptional hill descent control, the Jeep thrives in all terrains—sand, mud, rock, snow, anything imaginable. Not only can this power through any terrain, it does so while providing comfort for all passengers on board. On the road, the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s suspension offers an amenable ride that guarantees comfort through many hours of road tripping. The Jeep offers a spacious backseat for passengers, but also the ability to fold the seats flat yielding about 69 cubic feet of space for cargo. The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee starts at $27,695 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 17 city and 23 highway.

 

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape – The Ford Escape earned several honorable awards making it a top choice for 2013 Summer Road Trip Vehicles. The Escape is the 2013 Best Compact SUV for the money due to its impressive combination of ownership costs and positive reviews in its class. Not only that, but the 2013 Ford Escape has been certified by the EPA as the most fuel efficient small SUV on the market. As if these two accolades aren’t enough to catch the eye, the Escape’s cabin has a quality look and feel with generous seating for all. There is plenty of room inside the Escape, even in the rear seat, that presents plenty of head and legroom. The 2013 Ford Escape starts at $23,295 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 22 city and 31 highway.

 

2013 Lexus RX 450 Hybrid

2013 Lexus RX 450 Hybrid

2013 Lexus RX 450H – The reevaluated and redesigned Lexus RX 450H lies at the top of the list of fuel efficient luxury SUVs. Its V6 gas and electric engine account for a total of 295hp, while receiving 30mpg on the highway and 28 in the city. With this exceptional mileage you also receive spacious leg room and interior luxury for maximum comfort. This new model allows both the driver and passengers to feel safe with advanced air bags surrounding every rider. Anti-lock brake systems and the cruise control that includes a pre-collision warning device add to this cars great safety features. Dual zone climate control, reclining rear seats, a 9 speaker audio system, a dual rear entertainment system and navigation screen guarantee that everyone is satisfied. When purchasing this car you get great fuel savings, luxury comfort, and excellent performance all for $46,310.

 

2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Honda CR-V – 2013 Honda CR-V is one of the top choice compact SUV’s in it’s class. It is the ultimate small family travel car with ample cargo and passenger space inside. Under the hood lies an advanced 4 cylinder engine that can receive up to 31 mpg on the highway. Its precise handling and intuitive controls allow the driver to stay focused while adjusting the various comfort settings too. Premium safety features are standard in the CR-V with stability control, anti-lock brakes, and a rear view back up camera. It also received a full 5 stars in the government crash testing for both frontal and side impact protection. Take advantage of all these practical and family friendly amenities for only $22,000 MSRP.

 

2014 Dodge Journey

2014 Dodge Journey

2014 Dodge Journey – Boasting an impressive base price of just $18,995 MSRP, the 2014 Dodge Journey is not just the only midsize SUV on our list, but the least expensive SUV with a standard automatic transmission. And while that automatic is just a four-speed, it still teams with the Journey’s standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine to offer up to 26 mpg in highway driving–no easy feat for a midsize SUV. Best of all, the Journey includes a long list of standard equipment ranging from dual-zone climate control and curtain side airbags, to keyless access with push to start technology. The journey is certainly not a car to leave off the test drive list, so come in today and see what the fuss is about.

 

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 – The new GLK250 BlueTEC is the first diesel compact luxury SUV on the market, offering a best-in-class 24/33-mpg city/highway fuel-economy estimate. With this great fuel economy number comes maximum comfort and convenience. Full leather seating, dual zone climate control, 10 way power driver seat adjustments, and a panorama roof are just a few specs that define this car’s luxury. Its versatile cargo space can hold up to 23.3 cubic ft of cargo with all of the seats up and has a retractable luggage cover. The audio and entertainment systems are top notch as well. With auxiliary, USB, and satellite radio options, you’re sure to find the right music to play through these high definition speakers. Hands free Bluetooth and easy to use navigation also make this a great car for those long rides away from home. With an MSRP of $38,950, you will surely get every dollar out of this well crafted and efficient machine.

 

2013 BMW X1

2013 BMW X1

2013 BMW X1 – Coming in with an MSRP around $46,000, this fun to drive and all new small luxury crossover SUV offers respectable utility and performance. Being the BMW X3’s little brother, they share similar characteristics in all areas. The X1 is new to the U.S. market this year, but this 300hp turbocharged crossover has thrived in Europe for the past three years receiving 24/32 mpg. The interior is just like the rest of BMW’s cars, pure quality. Its advanced iDrive technology and state of the art leather front bucket seats are surrounded by generous leg room. The rear seats are comfortable as well and can also be folded completely flat for additional cargo space. This revolutionary BMW crossover comes in 6 unique colors and three different trims. Be sure to put the 2013 BMW X1 on your test drive list.

 

2013 Nissan Pathfinder

2013 Nissan Pathfinder

2013 Nissan Pathfinder – The all new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder has made a remarkable leap this past year in all areas. With an improved fuel economy of 20/26 mpg, the Pathfinder can still haul weight and perform past duties. It still holds 7 passengers comfortably in leather seats with the third row able to recline to the back window. When it comes to cargo space, fill the car up with 7 passengers and there’s still 16 cubic feet of cargo space. Drop the second and third row down flat and you’ve got 80 cubic feet of cargo space. The revolutionary Around View Monitor system technology gives the driver a birds eye view of the car on the screen when parking. Also, when the kids are happy so are you, that’s where the tri-zone entertainment system comes into play. The driver and passenger riding shotgun can enjoy their music, while others in the back can watch movies through headphones on two screens. The opportunities with the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder are endless. Coming in with an MSRP of $28,700, you’re sure to get every penny out of this purchase. Test drive one today to see what everyone has been talking about.

 

2013 VW Jetta SportWagen

2013 VW Jetta SportWagen

2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen – This new generation Jetta still carries some good qualities from past years, but improved interior design and performance simply make this one better. Adjustable arm rests, rear seat air vents, and impressively larger cargo capacity in the 2013 model have been built on top of the momentum from 2012. Spacious passenger seats and advance audio technology make this car easy to be in for those long rides. Like the rest of the cars on this list, the Jetta SportWagen has all the same safety features. Anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, along with all the necessary airbags help passengers to remain safe. The Jetta SportWagen’s MSRP ranges from $20,595- $29,495 depending on the 3 models you have to choose from.

With all of these great vehicles on our list it’s tough to pick one standout among the rest. Instead, we’ve decided to leave the trophy in your hands. After taking a look at all of the available amenities and options that these vehicles have to offer, head over to http://mileone.com and find the nearest dealers to start marking off the vehicles on your list. Then after you’ve made your decision on the best road trip vehicle to make your summer of 2013 trip a success… Don’t forget to drop us a line and let us know how it’s going!

 

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2013 BMW 7 Series – The Driver’s Luxury Car.

18Jun
2013 BMW 7 Series

2013 BMW 7 Series

The improved 2013 BMW 7 series has certainly turned some heads this past year in the automotive world. With 8 different trims and models, this new series lies at the top of its class. Ranging from the 740i sedan to the 760li sedan, BMW will surely find the right model for your needs. The 7 series’ powerful 315 horsepower engines run on 21 gallon tanks with exceptional fuel economy for their class at an outstanding 19/28 mpg. These high performance luxury sedans fit the needs of a wide variety of people with different uses and expectations.

This large sedan easily fits 5 passengers with extended front and rear leg room. The duel front and side panel air bags along with head airbags for all seats in the vehicle help make this 7 series the safest it has ever been. Keep in mind the intelligent navigation system and hands free calling technology that keep drivers focused on the road during those important phone calls. With 17 exterior and 14 interior colors to choose from, BMW is sure to find the combination to match your style behind the wheel.

If you are looking to take a test drive you won’t have to go far. See the knowledgeable team at BMW of Silver Spring to schedule a test drive.

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2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Sedan

2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Sedan

With the first sedan in the 6 series, the all new 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Sedan is sure to have car enthusiasts on the edge of their seats! Take the roof lines of a coupe along with the spaciousness of a sedan and you have yourself the exceptional German engineering that is the 6 Series Gran Coupe. Make an appearance in this sleek and sexy vehicle and you’re certain to have the red carpet follow.

Through intricate lines and a cockpit centric design, this Gran Coupe displays craftsmanship that is one of a kind. Only the finest materials cover the interior of this car, along with a complementing high-tech iDrive electronic interface to give it that sense of pure extravagance. If this isn’t enough, BMW has installed 10-way power front seats with four-way lumbar adjustments to give the driver ultimate comfort. It’s only right that comfort accompanies driving in style.

Under the hood of the 640i model you’ll find a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine while the 650i holds a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8. Astonishingly enough, the 640i model is estimated to attain an efficient 20 mpg city/30 mpg highway with combined driving at 24 mpg. With all this power you would hope this vehicle is safe right? Well, this BMW is actually equipped with an assist emergency communications system. This feature provides automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery and road-side assistance. Year after year, German engineering continues to improve upon its name for style and safety in the BMW brand.

For more details contact the friendly and knowledgeable team over at http://www.bmwofsilverspring.com

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The 2013 Top 10 SUV’s to tough the Winter Weather

28Dec

Woman on a Cell Phone in a Snow Storm

According to the Farmer’s Almanac this years winter will be hitting the east coast pretty hard. With that said, if you are considering a new vehicle why not consider one that handles great in snow, ice, blizzards and everything in between. Just because the ground is beginning to dry up does not mean the next storm isn’t brewing and planning to put a damper on your travel plans. You will find yourself much more prepared for any inclement weather if you consider one of the options below. Here is our list of the Top 10 SUV’s from 2013 to tough out the Winter Weather.

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the undeniable top choice of a vehicle to tough out the most treacherous of winter weather. Built strong with a Uni-Frame and ultra-high-strength steel this Jeep is designed to provide a stable and quietly luxurious ride. The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes standard with 45 safety and security features. Unique to this vehicle are the three 4WD systems that you can choose from. Also included is Hill Descent Control which is great for not just snow but, sand, mud, and rock. The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee starts at $27,695 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 17 city and 23 highway.

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2013 Subaru Outback
While the 2013 Subaru Outback may not seem the obvious choice for travel in poor weather it has shown to be superior to its competitors and even surpasses many of the larger chunky SUVs. Offering 8.7 inches of ground clearance and a standard all-wheel drive system the Subaru Outback can make it’s way through dirt roads and snowed-in streets with confidence. New to the Outback is the EyeSight system, which essentially uses two windshield-mounted cameras to operate the adaptive cruise control. This system can also alert the driver if the vehicle wanders out of its lane and apply breaking to avoid or minimize a collision. The 2.5i Premium model offers an available All-Weather package that comes with heated front seats, heated mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer. The 2013 Subaru Outback starts at $23,495 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 24 city and 30 highway.

2013 Subaru Outback

2013 Subaru Outback

2013 BMW X5
For 2013 the BMW X5 is fully prepared for all weather conditions. Every 2013 BMW X5 comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, automatic brake drying, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and adaptive brake lights. The adaptive brake lights flash the taillights during extreme braking as a warning to trailing motorists. An available Cold Weather package adds a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, and headlight washers. The X5’s all-wheel drive, traction control, and inherent stability make this a great vehicle for those looking for a vehicle with enhanced safety features. The 2013 BMW X5 starts at $47,500 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 16 city and 23 highway.

2013 BMW X5

2013 BMW X5

2013 Volvo XC60
The 2013 Volvo XC60 is one of the few vehicles to earn a perfect five stars in the government’s recently revamped crash tests. Every 2013 XC60 comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and whiplash-preventing front seats. Also standard is City Safety, which can mitigate or avoid a low-speed frontal impact by applying the vehicle’s brakes without driver intervention. Optional packages include the Climate package, which adds heated windshield washer nozzles, heated front and rear seats and an interior air quality sensor. The Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, a collision warning and active brake system, a distance alert system, a driver attention warning system, a lane-departure warning system and a Road Sign Information display. The XC60 has 9.1 inches of ground clearance and a Haldex all-wheel drive system, the XC60 has all the bells and whistles to navigate through deep snow, or even through a mud. The 2013 Volvo XC60 starts at $34,350 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 19 city and 25 highway.

2013 Volvo XC60

2013 Volvo XC60

2013 Chevrolet Tahoe
The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe comes fully ready for all weather with a rugged 4-wheel drive system and has a comfortable cabin that can seat up to nine passengers. Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Also standard is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. In government crash safety tests, the Tahoe earned an overall rating of four stars (out of five), with five stars for overall frontal-impact crash protection and five stars for overall side-impact crash protection. The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe starts at $39,830 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 15 city and 21 highway.

2013 Chevy Tahoe

2013 Chevy Tahoe

2013 Ford Explorer
For power, the 2013 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 290-horsepower V6. It’s what most buyers go with, but Ford also offers a turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as an option. Oddly, you have to pay more to get the four-cylinder Also, the Explorer’s available Terrain Management, a selectable four-mode all-wheel-drive system, takes some of the guesswork out of properly operating a four-wheel-drive system. Hill descent control and hill start assist are also included standard with stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a front passenger knee airbag and MyKey, which allows parents to specify limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume. In government crash tests, the 2013 Explorer received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, with five stars for overall frontal protection and five stars for overall side protection. The 2013 Ford Explorer starts at $29,135 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 18 city and 25 highway.

2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Lexus RX 350
The 2013 Lexus RX350 comes with useful features like Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) which uses brake pressure to help prevent the vehicle from moving backward when starting out on an incline. Smart Stop Technology will automatically reduce engine power when the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal are simultaneously applied under certain driving conditions. The SNOW mode slows the accelerator-pedal response to help reduce the possibility of wheel spin. Also available is an optional Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control which is essentially an adaptive cruise control which can pre-set a following distance from a vehicle traveling directly ahead. The 2013 Lexus RX350 starts at $39,310 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 18 city and 25 highway.

2013 Lexus RX 350 Crossover

2013 Lexus RX 350 Crossover

2013 Honda CR-V
The 2013 Honda CR-V’s standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. All CR-V models also come with a back-up camera. The 2013 CR-V earned a perfect five stars for overall protection in government crash tests, scoring five stars for both frontal- and side-impact protection. The CR-V is also available with an SMS text messaging function that allows you to listen to incoming text messages via the audio system and reply with one of six preset responses. The CR-V is a reliable vehicle that can handle snow and mud just as efficiently as a Sunday drive around the block. The 2013 Honda CR-V starts at $22,795 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 23 city and 31 highway.

2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Honda CR-V

2013 Volkswagen Touareg
Every 2013 Volkswagen Touareg comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, hill-hold assist, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Touareg earned a top score of “Good” in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. All Touareg models use an 8-speed automatic transmission and VW’s 4Motion full-time AWD. The 2013 Volkswagen Touareg starts at $43,325 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 17 city and 23 highway.

2013 VW Touareg

2013 VW Touareg

2013 Acura MDX
The 2013 Acura MDX is equipped with its unique Super Handling – All Wheel Drive system which is designed to enhance high-performance dry-road handling while providing the same all-weather advantages of conventional all-wheel drive. Standard safety equipment for the 2013 Acura MDX includes antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and stability control with a stabilizing feature for trailer towing. In government crash testing, the MDX received four out of five possible stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal impact safety and five stars for side crash protection. The 2013 Acura MDX starts at $43,280 and offers an EPA estimated mpg of 16 city and 21 highway.

2013 Acura MDX

2013 Acura MDX

Is your vehicle winter ready?

If you are in the market for a winter ready SUV and your current vehicle isn’t going to cut it, try http://MileOne.com for a list of the 10 manufacturers listed above and the nearest dealership location to you. Where sidewalk salt and shovels abound, your time to hop on those post Holiday savings may not. With 2013 here, now is the best time to check out the latest offerings and get yourself ready for the winter weather ahead.

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Get ready BMW lovers; the all new BMW 528i sedan has been released! It is the epitome of modern car technology and design, with features that make this vehicle more luxurious than ever.

The new 528i features the new 2.0-Liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine which offers a more powerful and efficient ride. Always keeping you connected, the 528i features Mobile Office, a system that displays smartphone emails and text messages on the iDrive screen when immobile, and will read them aloud when in motion. It also features a state-of-the-art audio system, a parking assistant, brake energy regeneration, and just about anything else a consumer could want in a spacious sedan.

To learn more about the all new 2012 BMW 528i check out this link for an in-depth look!

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Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Lamborghini's fifth generation V12 supercar made its official debut in Geneva. Lamborghini had three Aventadors on display, ranging from the bright orange example we first saw in the studio photos to a more subtle grey and a stunning matte white. The white, in particular, shows off the various styling elements of the exterior, especially the muscular creases on the front and sides. Despite having more complex lines, the Aventador still manages to have a cleaner look than some of the later generation Murcielagos. We snag a few minutes inside, and the quality of materials is proof that Lamborghini is continuing to benefit the Volkswagen Group's influence.

 

Ferrari FF A European extravagasm like the Geneva Motor Show always holds its share of oddities, be they electric beach buggies or luxury cars swathed in Pepto Bismol. They don't usually come from a company like Ferrari, but this year the Maranello automaker joined the off-beat path with the new FF. It's a pure Ferrari thoroughbred, but its shape is vastly different from anything we've seen from the brand thus far.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate Mercedes-Benz hasn't made a whole host of changes for the 2012 C63 AMG. Exterior styling aside, the engine has carried over unchanged, and if we're honest, that's perfectly fine with us. After all, the 451-horsepower 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 under the hood is a gravel-voiced honey of a powerplant, and even if you don't add in the optional AMG Development package that boosts output to 481 hp, the end result is simply stunning.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate Mercedes-Benz hasn't made a whole host of changes for the 2012 C63 AMG. Exterior styling aside, the engine has carried over unchanged, and if we're honest, that's perfectly fine with us. After all, the 451-horsepower 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 under the hood is a gravel-voiced honey of a powerplant, and even if you don't add in the optional AMG Development package that boosts output to 481 hp, the end result is simply stunning.

Gumpert Tornante Remember the Gumpert Apollo? It boasted world-beating performance while wearing a face only a mother could love. Thanks to design firm Touring Superleggera, the Apollo now has a much better looking new sibling sharing the Gumpert stable. It's called Tornante, which, according to Google Translate, means "hairpin bend" in Italian. For all we care, it could mean "Sexy Catfish" because it's a huge leap forward in style when compared to the Apollo, even if the split-window Chevrolet Corvette rump is derivative and more than a little unflattering.

Pagani Huayra Let's be honest. After months, if not years of anticipation, we were all a little disappointed at the results when Pagani finally unveiled its new Huayra. But you know what? After seeing it up close and personal here on the floor of the Geneva Motor Show -- in red no less, which is invariably more suitable to an Italian exotic than beige champagne metallic -- we're convinced afresh that Horacio Pagani and company make some of the most desirable machinery known to man.

2012 Hyundai i40 Geneva has been quite a show for big, handsome wagons, from the stonking Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG to the shapely Saab 9-5 Sportcombi, there's been a kinschlepper for every taste and budget. Adding to the variety is Hyundai's new i40 estate, and it, too, is a looker. Boasting the same sharply rising character line as the Sonata sedan upon which it's based, the i40 nevertheless has a more traditional nose, with a smaller grille and headlamps that look more like those from the Sonata Hybrid. Overall, the front aesthetic lurks somewhere between the Elantra and an embiggened Veloster, but either way, it's all Hyundai and it's an attractive piece.

Alfa Romeo 4C Concept The beauty of Alfa Romeo is that it embodies the same sort of Italian flair as Ferrari and Maserati, but in a smaller, more accessible package. Unfortunately, their current range doesn't offer the same level of excitement. (Well, the 8C Competizione did, but then it was hardly any more affordable than its Modenese counterparts.) Enter the Alfa 4C. Smaller than the 8C it essentially succeeds, the 4C doesn't shed the excitement factor, just concentrates it into a more compact shape. In fact, at less than eight feet long, it doesn't get much more concentrated than this.

Volkswagen Bulli Concept Aside from the Beetle, Volkswagen's Microbus may be one of the most iconic vehicles ever to come out of the German automaker's stable. VW brought it back in concept form ten years ago, but despite a warm reception, plans to create a modern-day Microbus were scrapped. Now, though, Volkswagen is offering a second conceptual redux of its oh-so-popular van at the Geneva Motor Show with this, the Bulli concept.

Audi A3 sedan concept As promised, Audi trotted out its A3 sedan concept at the Geneva Motor Show, and it's a lovely bit of compact, Teutonic hotness. A ton of carbon fiber bits and pieces litter the shapely sheetmetal, all enclosing a very Germanic four-seat interior. Naturally, we're just as interested in the five-cylinder engine that uses turbocharging and FSI to pump out 408 horsepower. Peak torque measures 368 pound feet, and all that power is available between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm.

Saab PhoeniX Concept It's been about one year since Saab and General Motors parted ways, and the automaker is hellbent on showing the world what it's capable of creating on its own means. In addition to an Independence Edition of the 9-3 Convertible, Saab is showing off a major concept for the brand at this year's Geneva show ? a design that will preview the future face of the automaker, penned by famed designer Jason Castriota. In case you haven't been paying attention, Castriota has created such pretty creations as the Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina and Bertone Mantide

BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept BMW has pulled the wraps off of its latest concept vehicle, which is in part a research tool for the automaker as it looks towards the future of mobile networking. The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept is a two-passenger roadster seeking to push new boundaries in the realm of automotive technology. The topless concept borrows much of its design from the Vision EfficientDynamics concept that's on the road to production, but this showcar focuses on three areas; comfort, safety and infotainment.

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BMWs New microNavigation Technology

17Jun
BMW develops microNavigation

BMW develops microNavigation

Many people rely on their in-dash navigation system for help when finding a destination in an unfamiliar area. Heading off to a new place can be confusing enough just to get there, but now where do you park? Current navigation systems, both in-dash and hand-held types, have limited databases of such detailed information.

To take care of this issue, BMW is developing a microNavigation system called Pathfinder to supplement the data stored onboard the car. Pathfinder allows you to download more detailed information about your destination in the form of a MicroMap to a memory card before you leave the house. When the card is inserted into the car, the data is added to the built-in navigation information. The more detailed information can even work with a camera used for lane departure warning to tell the driver which lane they should be in to catch ramps and entries to highways or parking structures.

Once the car is parked, the data can be transferred to a smartphone or other mobile device for the final leg of the trip. The phone can guide you directly to your destination and in can even remember where you parked. When more vehicles are offered with their own mobile data connections, this data could even be downloaded directly straight to the car on the fly. All of this will require the creation of far more detailed maps than exist today; also it’s not clear if current map data providers will produce these microMaps. Google is incorporating much of this information from its search index, however, its recent deals with Ford and General Motors’ OnStar, it could soon be the default provider for every automaker.

BMW develops microNavigation

BMW develops microNavigation

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We are pleased to announce that MileOne Tischer BMW has won the 2010 DealerRater BMW Dealer of the Year award. This title is awarded to those dealerships who are committed to quality customer service and who receive numerous reviews demonstrating their excellence.

Since 2002, DealerRater.com has become a worldwide dealership review site featuring more than 24,000 US car dealers and 85,000 user reviews. DealerRater provides the opportunity for users to search for car dealerships, read current reviews, write their own review, and find car deals – all for free. Car Dealers are rated on the criteria of customer service, quality of work, friendliness, price and overall experience.

In 2008 MileOne became committed to the dealer review process in all locations. This decision was made to better understand our customers and to enable a car buying experience best in market. Ratings are like performance reviews. Based on a bad or good review, dealers are able to identify good processes and also where improvements are needed.

MileOne’s mission is to create an unparalleled car buying, ownership and service experience that puts the customer’s needs first and results in a lifetime relationship. Ratings are just one of many practices used to monitor that relationship.

We are extremely proud of that hard work our employees have done to prove our dealerships are the best. Also, thank you to all our great customers who have helped us get to this point. We will continue to do everything we can to ensure an unparalleled service.

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Pictured from left to right: Donnie Mitchell - Parts Manager, Jason Reighard - Internet Parts Manager, Michael Lucas - CEO of Intelligentz Corporation, Evan Winstead - Internet Parts Manager

Pictured from left to right: Donnie Mitchell - Parts Manager, Jason Reighard - Internet Parts Manager, Michael Lucas - CEO of Intelligentz Corporation, Evan Winstead - Internet Parts Manager

Intelligentz Automotive Corporation is honored to announce that Mile One/Tischer BMW has reached a remarkable benchmark of over $2 million in parts sales utilizing TradeMotion Storefront with the getBMWparts.com website.  Michael Lucas, CEO of Intelligentz Corporation, commemorated this achievement by presenting Internet Parts Managers Jason Reighard and Evan Winstead with the TradeMotion Blaze Award at Tischer BMW on Wednesday, May 27th 2009.

This is a honor to be recognized for all our hard work and effort in growing our parts website.  TradeMotion has been fantastic to work with, and we are excited to continue building and expanding our online brand.” – Evan Winstead

The TradeMotion Blaze award is proudly displayed in the new getBMWparts.com Internet Parts Department at Tischer BMW.

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