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Drivers Love the BMW X4

ATACAMA CHILE - NOVEMBER 14 2015: New black crossover BMW F26 X4 at the seashore.

BMW X4 at Otto’s BMW near Chadd’s Ford

When you are considering which BMW SUV to purchase, it is nice to know that you have a variety of vehicles from which to choose that all have different atributes and features to offer. One such model is the BMW X4 that is available at Otto’s BMW near Chadd’s Ford. We can go on and on about what we love about the X4 but thought that our readers might want to hear what real owners have to say about driving the BMW X4 on a daily basis.

Just picked a practically brand new x4 35 xline. Driving the 350 miles home on the X4 was better than the 350 miles up their in our 2011 535i GT, gas mileage up was 27.3 on the GT and back home it was 25.7 on the X4. Really liked everything about it so far. Probably could have one or two more nook and cranny places to hide things but its ok. Prior to the 11 GT we had a 07 X5 4.8 and a 535i and loved all of them so far. The X4 is faster than the x5, 535i GT and faster than our ’14 JGC overland with 5.7 hemi. With NO maintenance cost first 50k miles, why not own a beemer Update: after owning it for almost a year, still the best and most fun on the road car we have owned. – John

I’ve always driven sports cars, but I occasionally need some utility, and I’ve been searching for years for a vehicle that gives me the best of both worlds. I loved the X6 when it came out, but it’s just huge We looked at X1s because they were cheap, but it seemed a little small. A buddy got the X3, and we thought it was the perfect size, but just so utilitarian looking. The X4 finally hit all the right buttons. – DJ Robx

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask!

MUNCHEN GERMANY - APRIL 06 2015: BMW electric limousine alloy wheel detail with logotype of BMW on it

Otto’s BMW near Coatesville

Today we continue on with our series on the different things that you should tell your salesman at Otto’s BMW near Coatesville. We have talked about the importance of honesty and how you should be straightforward about your buying time frame. We are going to move forward today with a couple more things to share.

Can you include this too? – If you want a little something extra included in a deal, don’t be bashful. Go ahead and ask for it. “I once had a young couple slam us on a customer satisfaction survey for not giving them a brand-labeled keychain. Had I known they wanted one, I would have been happy to walk over to the parts department and buy them one. I might have even thrown in a free oil change or two for good measure. More important than me getting a good survey, though, is that the couple would likely have been happier with their purchase experience,” (edmonds.com). If you want something, just ask! The worst thing they could say is “no”, but you might end up getting something great if you just ask!

I don’t think this car is right for me. – It’s easy to walk away from a salesperson and ignore his follow-up calls and emails. But if you’re really not interested, don’t try to spare the salesperson’s feelings. A quick “no thanks” can save you from months of unwanted voicemail and emails from the dealership, and save the salesperson the time of trying to chase you down. Some dealerships have a follow-up process that is two years long. If you don’t want that, the sooner you cut the cord, the better. It is our job to serve you!

 

 

Test Drive the BMW X3

MUNICH GERMANY - 4 AUGUST 2015: BMW x3 at the BMW Welt a customer experience and exhibition facility of the BMW AG Munich Germany

BMW X3 at Otto’s BMW near Aston

When you are shopping for a new SUV or SAV, you will definately want to check out the BMW X3 at Otto’s BMW near Aston. The X3 is an incredible vehicle that you will definately want to test drive. If you have scheduled an appointment with a salesman at Otto’s to take a test drive, there is something that you will want to tell your salesman. You will want to call and confirm your appointment.

On the Otto’s BMW website you can actually schedule your appointment online. Since you can do this, calling to confirm your appointment lets the team at Otto’s know that you ment to schedule the appointment and that you are really interested in the vehicles.

“Here is a car business truth: Many customers who set appointments to test-drive a car or see a vehicle in a particular color simply never show up. After a few years of being stood up by customers, a salesperson who isn’t confident his 7 p.m. appointment is actually coming may not take the extra steps to make the appointment easier. He might skip things like getting the car out of storage and having it rinsed off or gassed up ahead of time. In such cases, the shopper who keeps the appointment might have to wait while the salesperson handles the things that could have been handled earlier. Calling to confirm your appointment can save you some serious wait time.” – edmonds.com

Fore more information on the BMW X3, stop by Otto’s BMW today. Their friendly sales team will be more than happy to show you all of the wonderful attributes that the BMW X3 has to offer. It is time that you get yourself one of the best BMW SUVs on the market.

Be Straightforward When Shopping at Otto’s BMW Dealer

Bangkok - March 22 : logo BMW on big bike BMW series R1200 - in display at The 37th Bangkok international Motor Show 2016 on March 22 2016 in Bangkok Thailand

New Cars at Otto’s BMW Dealer near Thorndale

We have been sharing with you some different things that you should share with your sales person when you are shopping for a new BMW at Otto’s BMW Dealer near Thorndale. Today we want to continue with our look at things to share with your salesperson. We have discussed being honest about your credit history and open about your purchasing timeline.

If you give me this specific vehicle at this specific price, I will buy it right now. Got a price in mind? Don’t be afraid to tell the dealer that. This can cut out a bunch of negotiation and save both you and the dealer some serious time. We understand that some shoppers prefer to keep their magic number close to the chest. They want to see what the dealer comes back with, hoping that it will be lower than their target price. But let us tell you: The chances of that happening are low. In our years selling cars, we were involved in thousands of car deals and can count on one hand the number of times a shopper told us that my selling price was lower than their target price.

There is nothing wrong with being straightforward with your sales team member. If you give them a reasonable target price for a vehicle, they will likely work to get as close to that number as they can. Sometimes putting all of your cards out on the table is the best thing to do; you might be surprised at how well it works out for you!

For more information on the different models available, stop by Otto’s BMW today. They would be more than happy to work with you to get you a great price on your next new BMW.

Tell Your Dealer!

Moscow, Russia - May 10, 2015: Blue car BMW 5 series E90/E91 Fast speed drive on city road

Cars at Otto’s BMW Dealer near Thornton

All month long we have been sharing with you some information on what you should tell your salesperson or car dealership. We often see how people will tell you all of the things that you should not tell your dealer, but at Otto’s BMW near Thornton, your salesman is on your side. Let’s look at the next piece of information that you should share with your sales team member at Otto’s BMW.

Tell them that your credit information, even if it’s bad. Got bad credit? It isn’t the end of the world. Tell your salesperson early on in the sales process so she can work to find a solution for your situation. We can’t tell you how many hours we have spent over the years showing customers cars for which they wouldn’t be approved. Ever. The time spent never bothered me much; we were already at work. But for the shoppers who’d spent an afternoon ogling cars that could never be theirs because they’d be too expensive once we’d figured the high interest rate? Well, let’s just say those customers left frustrated. In most cases, if we’d known that a customer had poor credit, we could have shown cars and programs more suited to their situation and gotten them happily on the road.

There is no shame in admitting that your credit is not awesome. Being upfront and honest about your credit situation will allow the team at Otto’s BMW to show you the best vehicles and financing options. It also means that you will have your saleman on your side working to get you the best deal.

Remember, being honest and open will only lead to good things when you work with a member of the Otto’s BMW team.

Be Cut and Dry with Your Salesman

MUNICH GERMANY - 4 AUGUST 2015: BMW i3 at the BMW Welt a customer experience and exhibition facility of the BMW AG Munich Germany

Used BMW at Otto’s BMW near Parkesburg

Today we want to continue our series on what you should share with your salesman. When you are shopping for a Used BMW at Otto’s BMW near Parkesburg, sharing certain pieces of information with your salesman can help you to get a great deal on a used car and keep your appointment focused on what you want to accomplish. Today we want to focus on an area of shopping that doesn’t often get featured.

I want the cheapest car that will get the job done. Here are the features I need. “Here’s a fact about car shoppers: Some people buy cars because they love what they are about to purchase; others buy cars because they need to fulfill a purpose. A salesperson won’t know which buyer you are right off the bat. If you’re the latter, buying a car the way you’d buy a refrigerator, tell your salesperson that,” (edmonds.com). He or she may be able to suggest a vehicle that works just as well for your needs as the one you’ve picked out, but can save you cash along the way. Perhaps it’s a holdout from the previous model year. Or maybe it’s an unpopular color that can net you a nice savings. If you’re flexible on brand and model, your salesperson might be able to save you a few hundred bucks.

Taking this attitude can really lead to you getting a great deal on a Used BMW. Not everyone is willing to take this approach, but we think that if you are flexible, it will really pay off for you.

For more information on the Used BMW models at Otto’s BMW, stop by the dealership today. Their friendly staff would be more than happy to assist you!

BMW X1 is Only Improving!

BELGRADE, SERBIA - MARCH 25, 2015: Detail of the BMW car in Belgrade Serbia. BMW is a German automobile motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916.

BMW X1 at Otto’s BMW near Cochranville

We love watching the BMW X1 grow as a model. Over the generations, we have seen the X1 change and improve. BMW has really been listening to what their customers have thought about the past generations and then making changes to the X1 to suit their customers wants and needs. Today we want to share with you a part of the information that we gathered from a conversation that we had with a long time BMW X1 owner.

had a 2014 X1 (prev generation) that was my favorite car ever, but was coming off lease. I expected this new generation of X1 to be fair since it was being molded to look like the rest of the X-line family. I was wrong. Dead wrong. This is actually more fun than the last one. Slightly less horsepower, yet the 0-60 is quicker. The move to a front-wheel-emphasized 4WD is not noticeable. I sometimes miss the hydraulic steering (however, the 2016’s adaptive steering makes parking and city driving much easier).  By adding a few extra PSI to the tires, I am getting 35+ MPG on the highway! Eco-mode is much more useful now without sacrifice. The interior materials are a step up (interior lighting at night is especially top notch). The rear view is crowded compared to previous gen (due to smaller rear window and seat back obstructions), but not dangerous. The front seats are narrower than the last model and could use a little more cushioning as well – make sure you like them first vs. ordering the sports seats/package. I am 5’8 at 175 pounds so the base seats work for me. Overall, It’s more luxurious, quieter and more fun than the previous generation (which was already great). I will have a hard time giving this up in 3 years.

For more information stop by Otto’s BMW near Cochranville.

Share with Your Salesman

MUNICH GERMANY - 4 AUGUST 2015: BMW x3 at the BMW Welt a customer experience and exhibition facility of the BMW AG Munich Germany

Used BMW at Otto’s BMW near Chester

We have been doing a new series on the different information that you should share with your salesman. Today we want to continue this series. When you are shopping for your next used BMW at Otto’s BMW near Chester, keep these things in mind and you will be sure to have the best purchasing experience possible. (We pulled some of this information from Edmonds.com.)

I have a trade-in, I would like to have it appraised as soon as possible. Getting a trade-in appraised can take time. Moving that process up earlier in the deal-making can speed things along. It also lets the salesperson know that it’s very important to you to get a good trade-in value. If it turns out you and the dealership are thousands of dollars apart on the trade-in value, the earlier you know that, the better.

If I can get a great deal, I’m ready to buy right now. If you’re ready to buy on the spot (assuming you get the right deal), say so. Very few things fire up salespeople more than knowing they’re in front of buyers who are ready to do immediate business. In addition to getting the salesperson’s attention, that simple buy-right-now statement can move you from being a looky-loo to being a priority customer in the eyes of management.

If you have any other questions about what you should tell your salesman, stop by Otto’s BMW and talk with their team. They will help you get a great deal on a Used BMW no matter what you tell them. You are sure to look through their online inventory and check out all of the different models available in their Used BMW section. Happy Shopping!

Lieben Du ist einfach, weil Du bist schoen

NONTHABURI - MARCH 23: BMW i8 on display at The 37th Bangkok International Motor show on MARCH 23, 2016 in Nonthaburi, Thailand.

BMW i8 at Otto’s BMW near Wallingford

Good morning to you! For those of our non-German speaking readers, today’s title reads, “loving you is easy because you are beautiful”. Today we want to talk about the strikingly beautiful BMW i8 that is available at Otto’s BMW near Wallingford. There is more than just looks to this wonderful sports car – and we want to share some of that information with you today! As always, if you have any questions on the BMW i8 or would like to take a test drive of this model, just stop by Otto’s BMW. Their team would be more than happy to give you an up close and personal look at the i8.

“The first and only BMW supercar was the mighty M1. But it built that back in the 1970s; what on earth has it been doing in the meantime? Sitting back while Audi wins over a lucrative new set of customers with the R8, that’s what. Finally, we have a response. Which, would you believe, is also an ‘8’. But this is preceded by ‘i’ – i for electric,” (topgear.com). That’s right, BMW has made the world’s first and only petrol-electric hybrid supercar.

It’s about as far from the usual BMW template as you can get. The engine is a tiny 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder, mounted transversely ahead of the rear wheels. Tiny, but mighty: it produces 231bhp. There’s a 131bhp electric motor up front and a big plug-in electric battery to give it serious potency. All this is packed into a carbon fiber tub and wrapped in stunning thermoplastic bodywork; it looks like a concept car that’s escaped from the motor show stage. Radical? You bet.

This model has such a punch when driving it, you really need to experience it for yourself! Stop by Otto’s BMW today!

Info on the 2017 BMW i3

MUNICH GERMANY - 4 AUGUST 2015: BMW i3 at the BMW Welt a customer experience and exhibition facility of the BMW AG Munich Germany

BMW i3 at Otto’s BMW near Westtown

In the past few weeks there has been more information released on the 2017 BMW i3. Today we want to share with you some more infomation. If you have any more questions, be sure to talk with a member of the team at Otto’s BMW near Westtown. They would love to assist you in any way that they can.

The i3’s new battery features cells with higher energy density, yielding a 33.0-kWh capacity, with the same external pack dimensions as the 22.0-kWh version. The new battery is heavier, though, and contributes to an overall weight increase of about 100 pounds, to 2961 pounds, according to BMW. Also boosting the 2017 i3’s range are efficiency gains that bring energy consumption down to 27 kWh per 100 miles.

“The i3 will continue to offer a two-cylinder range-extending gasoline engine tucked under its cargo floor, and that model will come with the 33-kWh battery plus an increase in the fuel tank’s capacity from 1.9 to 2.4 gallons. It’s actually the same tank the i3 has always used, but BMW had “locked out” the tank’s last half-gallon of capacity, as the car had more gasoline-powered range than EV range, which would affect its status as a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) in California,” (caranddriver.com). Since the restated range now exceeds its gas-powered range, BMW has unlocked the full tank so that i3 owners don’t have to. Gas-mileage figures for the two-cylinder are currently unavailable, however, so BMW hasn’t stated a revised range for the gasoline-fueled i3.

For more information on the BMW i3, stop by Otto’s BMW. They would love to show you how much of a range the new battery on the BMW i3 will really have. You can also get more information on the BMW i3 at the Otto’s BMW website.