MOTORING with Jerry Clayton BMW
New X5 and 4-Series Coupe add to Christmas Cheer
Seasons greetings to you all. The official Jerry Clayton BMW release of the All New BMW X5 and 4 Series Coupe was held at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on November 7th. The event was a huge success with over 200 attending. Guests enjoyed the chance to view these two exciting new models which form part of a new model launch strategy by BMW – the release of 25 new Group models between 2012 and 2014.
Such dedication to new product activity has seen BMW’s popularity increase the world over, not least of which here in New Zealand, where BMW is on track to retain No1 position as the country’s most popular premium new car brand for the second year running.
With 2013 rapidly drawing to an end, it is encouraging when we look back on the year and see how our sales volumes have progressively increased throughout this period. On behalf of Jerry Clayton BMW, may I wish you an enjoyable summer and safe motoring throughout the holiday season.
We look forward to seeing you in the new year
Steve Hilson, Dealer Principal
Jerry Clayton BMW
The all-New BMW X5
When launched in 1999, the BMW X5 set the benchmark in the all-wheel drive market. It was the quintessential ‘Swiss army knife’ of the automotive world. The new model raises the bar even higher.
The all-new X5, is bigger, faster, more powerful – but also more fuel efficient to the tune of 16%, thanks to BMW Efficient Dynamics technologies.
To end the year, Jerry Clayton BMW has two new BMW X5 models available, specifically the X5 30d and X5 M50d.
We are pleased to reveal the following features are all standard on this model: Head-Up display; rear-view camera with surround view; eight-speed sport automatic transmission; bi-xenon adaptive headlights; automatic tailgate.
Further models, including a new X5 25d and X5 40d, will be added to the range early next year.
The third generation X5 also introduces two bespoke interior and exterior design schemes, Pure Experience and Pure Excellence, both available from launch in addition to the optional M Sport package, allowing further individualisation of your vehicle.
New BMW Connected Drive driver assistance systems and mobility services add further best-in-class accolades to the X5’s list, including the new Driving Assistant safety package which consists of Lane Departure Warning and Collision Warning System with Braking Function as standard on the 30d.
The X5 M50d has Driving Assistant Plus as standard, which includes Driving Assistant and Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function.
Additional cutting-edge standard equipment includes freestanding 10.25-inch Control Display for iDrive operating system, Touch Controller with touch-sensitive surface, extended storage areas and Internet functionality.
New notable options comprise of BMW Night Vision with Pedestrian Recognition and Dynamic Light Spot, and the new rear-seat entertainment system with two displays.
The all-new BMW X5 exemplifies unbelievable value, class-leading driving dynamics, efficiency and space, also making it the ultimate outdoor sports activity vehicle for New Zealanders this summer.
The all-New BMW 4 Series Coupe
The new addition to the BMW range of Ultimate Driving Machines, the BMW 4 Series Coupé is sleek, sophisticated and very sporty.
The new BMW 4 Series embodies the sporty nature of this segment in every aspect of its design, performance and dynamics.
So – why the need for a new model number? The ‘4’ in the model designation signals the outstanding dynamic styling and elegant design of the new model. It sets itself apart from its predecessor in every aspect, sporting a clearly more dynamic and muscular design language, substantial technical differentiation and a host of innovative new features.
The new BMW 4 Series Coupé’s more muscular and purposeful design highlights its dynamic abilities.
Exterior features have been designed to highlight the vehicle’s sporty pedigree, starting with a large, wide air-intake in the front apron which accentuates the vehicle’s increased width. The BMW 4 Series Coupé’s gently sloping roofline displays a typically elegant silhouette.
Powered by the latest in engine technology, the new BMW 4 Series Coupé models are all equipped with BMW TwinPower turbo engines boasting exhilarating power and torque figures, yet still returning impressive fuel economy.
The highest level of safety is ensured with the full array of BMW Dynamic Stability Control systems, six airbags covering all seating positions, Active protection which initiates protective measures if an accident situation is imminent and a powerful braking system with front and rear inner vented discs.
Additional features such as the inclusion of a standard M Sport package – which comprises19-inch M double-spoke alloy wheels, M aerodynamics package, M leather steering wheel and a host of exclusive M Sports package trim features such as kidney grille with nine bars in high-gloss black, BMW individual roof-liner in anthracite and sun protection glazing - serves to further reflect the sporty pedigree and dynamic nature of this 435i Coupé.
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