BMW Unveils M5 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition

Since its Amsterdam debut way back in ‘84, the BMW M5 has been the height of the luxury sport sedan market for over three decades, seamlessly combining the performance-focused precision of a powerful track-ready vehicle with the comforts and conveniences associated with the BMW name. The M5 has topped BMW’s 5-Series family of sedans for years. Now, they’re giving longtime BMW enthusiasts a reason to appreciate the M5 anew with the launch of the US-exclusive Pure Metal Silver edition.

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This upgrade means more than a coat of paint. The 2017 BMW M6 Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition model upgrades the power and packages included.

Pure Metal Silver Limited Edition

The name of the limited edition M5 comes from the color of its metallic silver paint, but that’s not the only upgrade the Pure Metal Silver version offers. It comes standard with a 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine under the hood that cranks out 600 horsepower—a kind of power that hasn’t been seen in the M5’s lineup since the 2014 30 Jahre edition. Additionally, the Pure Metal Silver edition comes with a M Driver’s Package that delivers one day on BMW’s performance driving course.

You’ll find the BMW M5 Pure Metal Silver limited edition in BMW showrooms come this August. The base model of the BMW M5 costs $94,100, while the special edition will get a significant boost in price to $130,900.

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Explore Lost River Cave in Bowling Green

Looking for an adventure? Bowling Green, Kentucky is home to a number of cave systems just waiting to be explored. One of the most popular is the beautiful Lost River Cave, located just off Exit 22 of I-65. The state’s only Underground Boat Tour features a Butterfly Habitat, as well as the shortest and deepest river in the world (as confirmed by Ripley’s Believe It or Not). Lost River Cave offers visitors a number of fun experiences and beautiful sights, as well as some educational history lessons.

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Cave boat tours float through year-round in this underground river. (Lost River Cave)

What does a cave tour include?

Tours in the cave are about 45 minutes long and consist of both a guided walking tour & a boat tour. They begin at the top of each hour from 9am to 5pm. Adults cost $16.95 per ticket, kids from 4 to 11 cost $11.95, and children 3 and under are $4.95. During the walking tour, guests will learn about the cave’s role in many historical events. These include: the Civil War, its relation to notorious criminal Jesse James, its history among Native American peoples and more. Finally, the boat tour will take you through tight caverns where you can touch the limestone ceiling and under the famous wishing rock.

Lost River Cave is open year-round and is always a comfortable average temperature of 57 degrees, regardless of how hot or cold it is outside. Bring your friends or family for a day of adventure underground. Also, remember that we’re right down the road!

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Check Out These Car Packing Tips to Get The Most Out of Your Cargo Space

Whether you are packing the entire family’s luggage for vacation or are packing everything you need for a college dorm room into your vehicle’s trunk – the process can be tricky.

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How to pack most efficiently for a road trip

Here are some car packing tips to help you get started:

  • Sort your belongings or bags by their weight. Be sure to place the heaviest items towards the center of the vehicle, balancing it and increasing efficiency.
  • Pack a separate bag for things you may want from the front seat. This is including medications, your glasses, etc. You’ll want to always keep it in reach.
  • Otherwise, take your smallest and lightest items and be sure to secure them tightly. Make sure that they don’t fall or move around during your trip.
  • Lastly, make sure that you can see clearly through the rear windshield before you leave!

For more tips or to check out our selection of vehicles with extra cargo space, contact us or visit us anytime at BMW of Bowling Green.

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BMW i3 Sales Increase Follows New, Extended Battery

The luxurious BMW i3 is one of the best electric vehicles on the road, earning it the title of “Green Car of the Year” and more – so it’s really no wonder that the industry-changing model is selling like crazy.

According to BMW company sources, orders for the latest version of the BMW i3 have increased “many times over,” especially after the German government began to offer a sales incentive to the purchase of electric cars.

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BMW i3 Battery Upgrade

Plus, the BMW i3 is now available with an upgraded battery that increases its range to 114 miles, though its price increase is merely $1,200. Ultimately, this has caused orders of the BMW i3 to increase to about 5,000.

Between its fuel-efficiency, quirky exterior, and affordable price – what’s not to love? It’s no wonder why there has been such a BMW i3 sales increase.

Want to learn more about the BMW i3 or take one out on a test drive? To learn more, contact us or visit us anytime, here at BMW of Bowling Green. We also have many other BMW vehicles in stock, so feel free to come and look around! You never know what might catch your eye.

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2016 BMW X1’s Safety Earns Top Rating from IIHS

The 2016 BMW X1 compact crossover is completely redesigned this year. With this revision, the X1 adds a more spacious interior, including more cargo room and in addition, the BMW X1’s safety is improved—enough so that is has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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With this rating, the X1 earned the top “good” rating in all crash tests and earned an “advanced” rating for front crash prevention. This top rating affirms BMW’s commitment to offering class-leading safety with every new model.

2016 BMW X1’s Safety Features

Standard safety features in the X1 cover the entire vehicle. It includes BMW Assist eCall, BMW TeleService, Dynamic Stability Control, Brake Dry Assist, Cornering Brake Control, and Dynamic Traction Control. For even more safety, buyers can opt for the available active safety features. Some of these features are Lane Departure Warning, Frontal Collision Warning with Pedestrian Warning, and City Collision Mitigation.

In addition to its stellar safety features, the X1 offers drivers an engaging driving experience and a high-quality, detailed interior.

With a combination of athleticism, cargo space, passenger space, and excellent safety, the 2016 BMW X1 is an easy choice to make. Stop by BMW of Bowling Green today and take the BMW X1’s safety out for a test drive today.

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Best 2016 BMW Family Vehicles!

If you’re expecting a child in your family, you’re likely going to need a new vehicle! It makes sense that not every vehicle is suitable for a larger number of people. Here is a collection of BMW family vehicles – great cars and crossovers that will give your family the space that it needs in the coming years.

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As your family grows, either in number or just in size, you will soon need a larger vehicle! A small coupe is great for a small family, but with kids you at least need a sedan for space and accessibility! Strollers and diaper bags and sports equipment isn’t likely going to fit in a small, compact car – time to think about an upgrade!

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Performance, power and luxury aren’t the only benefits to this vehicle. While it’s the smallest in this list, the M6 still has room to pack up the kids for a day trip or to take them to soccer practice.

BMW 5 Series – Sedan

With a larger build, you obviously get the perk of more cubic feet of space. Don’t miss the Heads-Up Display, too – it displays your information on the windshield to keep your eyes on the road. A great thing for new drivers if you’re keeping this car for when your little one starts driving!

BMW X1 – Crossover

Now we’re talking serious space! This small SUV has great storage space in the trunk, as well as the ability to fold down parts of the back seat to pack larger items. The ceilings are higher, so this vehicle is smart for taller, older kids.

These three vehicles give you quite a range to pick what’s best for your family and lifestyle. There are many other BMW family vehicles that could be great for you…come and check them out! No matter your pick, find it at BMW of Bowling Green, you Kentucky BMW dealership!

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Military Members: Thank You for Serving Our Country

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Memorial Day is about remembering our American heroes who have fallen to protect our freedoms. We can never fully thank them for everything that they have done for us.

Those in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy are working daily to create a better tomorrow for America and the next generation.

As a small token of our gratitude to those currently serving and veterans, we are offering military discounts on new BMW vehicles that are leased or purchased. USAA members can save up to $3,500 dollars on a new vehicle.

To the families of all military who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we thank you more than you could ever know.

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Advantages of Electric Cars

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Electric cars still have the drawbacks of limited range and long charging times, but as automakers continue to improve upon these issues we’ll see more and more electric cars on the road. Here are some advantages of electric vehicles over gasoline-powered ones.

Electric vehicles (EVs) are much better for the environment. They usually have zero carbon emissions or other byproducts, and when charged on non-coal power grids like hydro and wind, they use exclusively clean energy sources. There is still the concern that electric cars are generally charged on dirty grids, but the claim that this makes EVs worse for the environment is totally false.

Besides that, electric cars save on gas. People often only use their EVs for their daily commute and errands, which don’t use anywhere close to a full charge in one day. If you install a charging station in your home, charging your car overnight is much more convenient than taking it to a gas station to fill up.

EVs have very simple and only rarely need maintenance, too, which means they’re cheaper to maintain and operate. They also run smoother and more quietly than engine-powered cars.

Questions about electric vehicles? Call or visit us today at BMW of Bowling Green!

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Things to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Looking for some fun activities for a weekend in the city? We have some suggestions for the whole family that will make residents and visitors excited! Here are some things to do in Bowling Green for a day trip or a weekend getaway.

  • Lost River Cave
    • With an underground boat tour, kayaking, geocaching and more, there’s something to do for visitors of every age. Open year round!
  • Beech Bend Raceway
    • This amusement park has a ton of rides and a water park for a full day of fun. The raceway hosts NHRA drag racing Sunday afternoons, so it’s perfect for a nice, sunny day.
  • Bowling Green Hot Rods – Professional Baseball
    • With tickets as low as $7, you can’t go wrong with a sporting event! Group seating makes the price even lower, and they even host birthday parties.
  • Bowling Green KOA
    • For a true weekend away, camping is a must. Activities and rentals are available on the campgrounds.

Whatever your preferences, you can always find something fun to do in Bowling Green, KY. We love to see others enjoying the city that we love so dearly! Is there anything else that you would add to this list? Let us know below!

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BMW 7 Series Wins 2016 World Luxury Car

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The BMW 7 Series, BMW’s flagship sedan, received the 2016 World Luxury Car Award at the New York International Auto Show.

The BMW 7 Series was launched last fall, and of course, it upholds the standard of the modern luxury car and performance. It has been honored for its refinement and premium quality by being recognized as World Luxury Car of the Year.

“We are delighted and honored that the BMW 7 Series has been recognized as the World Luxury Car of the Year,” said Dr. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, BMW AG.

Since the 7 Series launch, it has gained an overwhelmingly positive response from consumers and the media. This BMW is revolutionary thanks to the new “Carbon Core” frame and plus, there are 25 new features, 13 of which are segment firsts, making the 7 series a real standout.

Just one touch of luxury you’ll get: the ambient “sky lounge” sunroof that gives you the feeling of being in the stars.

Check out the winning BMW 7 Series today and see all the luxury it has to offer.

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