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Brecht Collision Repair Center in Escondido

In the unfortunate event your vehicle sustains damage and requires any type of body repair, Brecht Collision Repair in Escondido, California can restore your vehicle to like-new condition. Whether you drive a BMW, MINI, or any other type of vehicle, the Brecht Collision Repair Center works on all makes and models. From dent repair to major body work, they have your vehicle completely covered, and their skillfully trained collision repair specialists are held to the highest standards, so you can ensure the finished product will be of the highest caliber. 

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BMW Wireless Charging Available in California

In a pilot program which began in Germany during 2018, BMW's Induction Charging system is expanding to the United States. More specifically, 200 qualified BMW owners in select California markets are eligible to participate in the program. All costs associated with installation, maintenance, and de-installation of the induction charging system are paid by BMW. Customers in the following counties are potentially eligible to participate in the program: Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, and Sonoma. Surprisingly, San Diego is absent from the eligible counties.

BMW's Induction Charging system functions via a two-part system. An Inductive Charging System (GroundPad), can be installed indoors or outdoors, and power is transferred through magnetic energy which is received by a CarPad that is installedon the under-carriage of the vehicle. The 3.2kW system can fully charge a BMW 530e in ro…

MINI Cooper Electric SE Sneak Preview

During the 2019 New York City Formula E race, MINI offered a first hand look at their new Cooper SE Electric model. For those who recall the original MINI Cooper Electric model, a limited few were lucky enough to lease the vehicle when it was released back in 2008, and it served as a late-stage beta test for future BMW and MINI electric vehicles such as the ActiveE and i3. Public interest levels surrounding MINI's new electric vehicle remain high among connoisseurs and casual onlookers alike.

Representatives from MINI have confirmed that the US model MINI Cooper Electric SE will operate on 94Ah batteries similar to the i3. The expected range for the new MINI will be roughly 120 to 170 miles per charge dependent on multiple factors. Although there will be only one battery configuration available, optional components, such as wheels and tires, can affect the range. The new MINI will feature a J1772 charging port which can take an empty battery to roughly 80% in approximately 30 minu…

MINI Electric Promo Video Released

The MINI Electric is scheduled for an official reveal later this year, and a new teaser video has been released to generate interest among enthusiasts and casual consumers alike. The MINI Electric motor and battery system will share a lot in common with the BMW i3 S: The electric motor will produce 180 horsepower and 200 ft. lbs. of torque. The maximum range will be around 180 miles depending on your driving habits. 

There are a few differences between the BMW i3 S and the MINI Electric. Notably, the MINI Electric will be a front wheel drive vehicle while the BMW i3 S is rear wheel drive. How this will change the driving experience is uncertain, but we truist the engineers at BMW and MINI to deliver a spectacular vehicle experience. Also worth mentioning, the MINI Electric will not feature a carbon fiber chassis 

You can watch the recently released one minute MINI Electric promotional video below. Stay tuned because we will provide you with new information regarding the MINI Electri…

BMW M2 Competition Héritage - Limited Edition

BMW France has announced a limited edition BMW M2 Competition edition that is a throwback to the BMW 2002 Turbo model. Production of the limited edition M2 is limited to a highly exclusive 40 vehicles.

The 410 horsepower M2 Competition Heritage has been fitted with carbon fiber elements designed to enhance the sporty nature of the vehicle. Features include carbon fiber side fins, floating wheel rims, carbon fiber grille, exhaust tips, diffuser, and spoiler. Additionally, the classic BMW motorsport colors have been incorporated as a form of homage to the 2002. The price to own one of these functional works of art is 75,000 Euros.

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2020 BMW X3 M & X4 M Revealed

In mid February, BMW announced the newest vehicles in their M-line: The 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M both boast a newly designed S58 twin-turbo inline 6 engine boasting a whopping 473 horsepower and 442 ft. lbs of torque. The X3 M and X4 M will be manufactured at BMW's  South Carolina factory. Standard features include an 8-speed steptronic transmission and dual exhaust with 4 pipes (This sounds like a quad-exauhst, but it is in fact a dual-branch system). All models with function via a x-drive AWD system. Prices range from the low-mid $70,000 range, and the competition package will cost an additional $7000. Just in time for summer, the 2020 X3 M and X4 M will be available at dealerships nationwide in July.

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MINI Driver Nani Roma Takes 2nd Place at 2019 Dakar Rally

MINI driver Nani Roma placed at an impressive 2nd in the 2019 Dakar Rally, and a total of 5 MINI vehicles placed within the top 10 which is not a bad feat for a line of vehicles not typically associated with rally races. In case you're wondering, Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah took the honors of 1st place. 

Roma was quick to thank the entire squad of drivers, engineers, mechanics and all of the other team members who worked diligently to support all of the MINI teams. Its safe to assume we will see MINI at the 2020 Dakar Rally, and with a bit of luck, and a continuation of the skill we've seen thus far, Roma could potentially earn a 1st place victory. 

We would like to congratulate Nani Roma and the entire team of MINI specialists which were involved in the 2019 Dakar Rally, and although the celebration is fresh in our minds, we wish them much success at next year's event.

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