Engine: 4.4L 8
Exterior Color: Glacier Silver
Interior Color: Ivory White
Model Code: 147G
Stock #: B14408
KEY FEATURES INCLUDE
Heated/Cooled Leather Seats, Navigation, Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof, Rear Air, Back-Up Camera, Turbocharged, Premium Sound System, Satellite Radio MP3 Player, Comfort Access Keyless Entry & Keyless start, Remote Trunk Release, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls.
EXECUTIVE PACKAGE Front Ventilated Seats, Instrument Panel w/Leather Finish, Power Rear/Manual Side Window Shades, Head-Up Display, Ceramic Control Surrounds, WHEELS: 20" X 8.5" FR/20" X 10" RR (STYLE 303M) light alloy double-spoke design, Tires: P245/40R20 Fr & P275/35R20 Rr Performance. 750Li with Glacier Silver Metallic exterior and Ivory White interior features a 8 Cylinder Engine with 445 HP at 5500 RPM*.
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One look at the 2014 BMW i3, and it’s clear this is unlike any vehicle ever before seen. Forget the Toyota Prius or Chevrolet Volt, the BMW i3 is the vehicle defining the automotive future. While the others might have been quicker to market than the BMW, think of it as if BMW wanted to take the time to perfect the technology and create the ultimate lifestyle vehicle. Long known for producing a lineup in which each vehicle carrying the title of The Ultimate Driving Machine™, the i3 still aligns with the tagline, yet the experience is unlike any other. When it comes to efficiency, usability, and driving excitement, the 2014 BMW i3 delivers on every count, and is a model for cars in the coming years.
What makes the BMW i3 so special is not just what lies under the skin, but the radical departure from other models in the BMW lineup. A producer of world-famous sports sedans and coupes such as the M3 and M5, it might seem odd for BMW to focus just as intently on building an electric vehicle designed to reduce environmental impact. Look at it in a different light, however, and it is the extreme innovation and engineering challenges that go into a car like the i3 that makes BMW the perfect company to push technology and the automotive market forward by producing it.
That innovation is readily apparent from first glance, with the i3 eschewing the traditional BMW low-slung coupe and sedan shapes, instead building a tall hatchback with an emphasis on occupant comfort and urban practicality. While the shape might appear boxy, it is actually highly aerodynamic, a necessity for a highly efficient electric vehicle. Designed to provide an airy feel inside, and supreme aerodynamics outside, the i3 has the typical BMW design elements, such as the traditional headlamp shape, but filled with LED lighting elements as a nod to the more efficient future. Also present are the trademark kidney grilles, but since the vehicle requires no air to cool an engine, the grilles are fully closed, yet are outlined with futuristic blue accents.
One interesting note is that, although a four-door hatchback, the rear set of doors are nearly hidden and open in a sort of clamshell fashion, providing easy access to the rear seats. Some might notice that the wheels are highly stylish and large with their 19-inch diameter, yet few would guess they were specifically designed to be the most efficient wheel possible. Aerodynamically shaped, the wheels and tires are extraordinarily lightweight, while they’re extremely narrow width reduces road friction, thereby increasing efficiency.
You might notice that we seem to be repeating ‘efficiency’ quite often, but then again the BMW i3 is all about efficiency and reducing owners’ carbon footprint while still providing an engaging and comfortable drive. Much of the i3’s mission falls on the highly advanced powertrain, with its electric motor providing a sporty 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Sprinting from 0-60 miles per hour in only 7 seconds, the instant torque is addictive, all while remaining completely silent. It’s a surreal experience to say the least, yet uniquely a trademark BMW sporty feel.
What about refueling your i3? Of course, there’s no more stopping at the gas station, and many fear that recharging an electric car can take all, day. To add to the surprise, the i3 can be fully recharged in roughly 3 hours when using BMW i’s home charging system. Need something even faster, or perhaps taking a long journey? Recharge at a public fast-charge station, and only 20 minutes will net you an 80% charge. If you can wait a few extra minutes, a short 30 minutes will recharge your i3’s battery pack to a full 100%.
On the efficiency side, the i3’s powertrain sports three unique driving modes- COMFORT, ECO PRO, and ECO PRO+. Standard is the COMFORT mode, providing a worry-free, emission-free driving range of 80 to 100 miles before requiring a simple charge. Switch over to ECO PRO, and the regenerative braking aids efficiency, thereby increasing range up to 12%. But the real story is with ECO PRO+, which adds yet another 12% of range through switching comfort settings, such as heating and air-conditioning, to an energy-saving mode. Top speed is also limited, but the 24% potential range gain compared to COMFORT mode is the more important aspect in the urban driving experience that the i3 is designed to operate in.
If you thought the exterior of the i3 was intriguing, the interior will certainly catch your eye as well. Following the same forward-thinking, innovative design philosophy as the exterior, the interior is very open and airy, thanks to the large glass area and upright hatchback shape. Perhaps this is most easily where the differences between i3 models can be noticed. Available in Mega, Giga, or Tera ‘Worlds’, each trim of i3 offers its own distinct environment, featuring differing seating materials and dash appliques. It all boils down to sustainability, as evidenced by the availability of woods and other Earth-friendly materials.
The tech trend continues inside, as evidenced by the dash and instrument panel. Simply put, it looks like nothing else in the BMW lineup. Sure, the large central infotainment screen seen in other BMWs is present, with its crisp graphics easily controlling all the vehicle’s parameters. One trend new to BMW stems from the i3’s lack of a traditional gauge cluster, instead mounting a digital gauge panel directly on the steering column. While one might think this setup be complex, the digital dash actually conveys vehicle information very clearly, while providing a wide open view forward, increasing visibility.
There is a price, however, for all this innovation and forward-thinking. That price, however, might be quite a bit lower than one would expect, with the 2014 BMW i3 starting at a completely reasonable $41,350.* That’s surely a bargain for the technology and BMW quality built into this efficient urban cruiser. Need more range? The i3 is also available with Range Extender, which adds a two-cylinder engine to generate electricity to power the vehicle, doubling range. Even then, the price is only $45,200.*
No matter which way you look at it, the 2014 BMW i3 is a shining example of technology and innovation bettering the environment, while still injecting plenty of BMW’s sporty character into the driving experience. There simply is no other car like it.
*MSRP without destination and handling and before federal tax credit
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that more than 600 bicyclists were killed on US roads in 2009. A further 51,000 bicyclists were injured. While this has seen a decreasing trend since 1975, the roads remain a dangerous place for bicyclists, and car drivers have a responsibility to think about other more vulnerable road users.
In the event of a collision between a car and a bicyclist, the car driver is at much lower risk of injury than the cyclist. While bicyclists may be advised to wear protective head gear and clothing, car drivers can take a number of sensible precautions when it comes to sharing the road safely with other users.
Approach bicyclists with caution, remembering that riders may sometimes behave erratically. When passing cyclists, for example, allow plenty of room alongside the bicycle to allow for the rider to swerve or move further into the road. Cyclists very often have to avoid small obstacles or potholes in the road, and this may mean that they move suddenly and without warning. Only overtake bicyclists when it is safe to do so.
Be aware of cyclists in your blind spot, and check carefully before changing lanes or pulling out of a junction, particularly in a residential area where there may be a lot of younger riders. At dusk or in poor light, cyclists can be surprisingly difficult to spot, so ensure that you review the road and any approaching junctions carefully. Remember that bicycles make very little noise. Where you might hear an approaching truck or car, you will be reliant on your vision to detect an approaching bicycle.
It can be very difficult for car drivers and bicyclists to acknowledge each other’s presence on the road. Look out for hand or arm signals, which can identify the cyclist’s next move. In daylight, try and make eye contact with bicyclists so that they know you have seen them, and when giving way, indicate your intent with arm or hand signals, vehicle turn signals, and by flashing your lights so that cyclists are confident that you are talking to them.
It is not just when your car is moving that you need to think about bicyclists. Always check for approaching cyclists before you open the driver’s door of your car, as an approaching bicycle may collide with the opened door. Cyclists can be seriously injured or even killed by a collision with an open car door. Try not to open the door any longer than you need to, and encourage passengers to exit on the other side of the car where possible.
Always be patient with bicyclists. Remember that they are not capable of the same speeds as you, and that they are much more vulnerable. While it may be frustrating to be caught behind a cyclist when you are in a hurry, it is not worth risking somebody’s life for a few minutes’ delay. Be courteous and tolerant, and give priority wherever possible.
Many millions of people are turning to their bicycles as a cheaper and healthier means of traveling to school or work, but in doing so, they are placing themselves in a vulnerable position. As a car driver, it is important to acknowledge this and to take precautions to ensure that you do not cause an accident with a bicyclist, which, realistically, is far more likely to result in harm to them than it is to you.
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I moved to Naples from the Boston area where I worked in the Ad Agency business. Always loved BMW's, so when I came to Naples, I figured I would try and get a job selling them. I started at Germain BMW in 2003. I have a BS in Marketing from Boston College and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island. I live in Bonita Springs Florida with my wife April and our adopted dogs Lucky, Lucy, Tiny, Sky and Tucker. Adopt, don't shop!
"My experience with Jim McGinn at Germain BMW was outstanding. His personal attention to his customer is refreshing and welcomed. Not only was my card delivered on time, but Jim took the time to call me with a delivery status update every week. Upon delivery, he took 2 hrs. of his time to go over options and set up those features I knew would give me trouble. The entire purchase process was pleasurable and completely satisfying. Thanks again, Jim."
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Tips for getting the most from your electric car's battery
More and more consumers are turning to electric and hybrid electric cars, and it’s easy to see why. This exciting form of modern technology allows drivers to get more miles per gallon while reducing the amount of harmful emissions that their cars create along the way. A new generation of vehicles, however, brings with it a new generation of performance and maintenance challenges. With electric vehicles, it is very important to ensure that the car’s parts last as long as possible. Learn more about how to increase the longevity of your electric vehicle’s batteries.
Car manufacturers offer extensive warranties on the batteries in electric vehicles. These may be related to a period of time (for example, 8 years) or for a mileage (100,000 miles) or a decision based on whichever comes first. In either case, however, it is important to care for the batteries in your electric vehicle appropriately.
Some factors may be outside your control. According to Green Car Reports, where you live in the United States can affect how long your battery will last by as much as five years. The batteries in electric cars are lithium ion battery packs. These batteries perform better and last longer if they are kept at temperatures between 14 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. At lower temperatures, the battery packs are unable to provide full power. At higher temperatures, they suffer capacity loss.
Electric car owners should do their best to ensure, therefore, that they keep the car and its batteries in conditions within this range of temperatures. In a hot climate, aim to park and store your car somewhere cool and in the shade. A parking spot away from direct, strong sunlight will certainly help. In very cold areas, it is helpful to ensure that the car is kept somewhere that doesn’t get too cold. Consider covering the car in a tarpaulin or similar cover at the end of the day to retain some warmth and prevent the temperature falling too low. Many electric vehicles now come equipped with active cooling technology to prevent battery packs from overheating.
The way you drive can also extend the life of your battery. Electric and hybrid vehicles use the braking system to help charge the battery. The car also generates energy when coasting, which is used to charge the battery. If possible, it is good to get into the habit of placing your car in neutral and coasting to a stop. This will help keep the battery charged as long as possible.
The way that you charge the battery will also help prolong its life. Electric cars can be charged through a standard electric outlet, but this can take up to 12 hours to complete, and over time may not get the most from the battery. Manufacturers recommend that you install a charging station at home. This is much more efficient. It may initially cost more money to install, but there are incentives to encourage you to use electric cars which may offset some of this cost.
If you want to learn more about getting the most from an electric car, talk to your local dealer for more advice. He or she can help you learn more about this innovative new form of technology.
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Spring and summer seasons don’t only bring warm weather. In fact, for many of us, the higher temperatures also bring the urge to get on the road and embark on a scenic road trip. If you’re ready to go on the ultimate road trip this year, here are some of the longest roads in the world.
The Pan-American Highway. When the road you're traveling involves an Arctic Circle crossing point and numerous border crossings in Central America, you'll definitely want to get an oil change or two along the way. The Pan-American Highway is actually a series of highways that connect to form a 30,000-mile continuous road from Circle, Alaska down to Central and South America. Before you gas up the car and head out, keep in mind that you can only drive the road from Alaska to the bottom of Panama before you encounter the Darien Gap, a large swath of undeveloped swampland. At this point you'll need to find a cargo boat willing to transport your car down into South America. A road trip from Alaska to Panama is still pretty impressive, though.
US Route 20. So maybe you're not interested in numerous border crossings or venturing into the Arctic Circle. If you're hankering to travel the longest continuous road in the United States, head to Boston or Newport, Oregon and start driving. At 3,365 miles, US Route 20 passes through 12 states and four time zones. If you're looking for some stuff to see along the route, check out the location of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates in Freeport, Illinois, the General Knox Trail in New York, where General Knox transported cannons during the American Revolution, and there'll be plenty of beautiful scenery, including Yellow Stone National Park. And you won't even need your passport. Other similarly long US highways include US Route 6, Interstate 80, and Interstate 90.
Trans-Siberian Highway. References to Siberia produce a spine-tingling chill to those who grew up during the Cold War – but references to the Trans-Siberian Highway may send a spine-tingling chill to those who don’t enjoy long road trips. A drive on the Trans-Siberian Highway will take you all the way from Moscow to Vladivostock. For those of you not familiar with Russian geography, that's about 6,000 miles.
Golden Quadrilateral Highway. High school geometry teachers, rejoice! India just gave you another reason to teach students what a quadrilateral is. The Golden Quadrilateral Highway Network is a series of highways that connect India's four largest cities—Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata—and, as you've probably guessed, form a quadrilateral. Each of the highway's four sections are about a thousand miles long. Of course, unlike the other world's longest highways, a trip on the Golden Quadrilateral will lead you right back to where you started.
While there is something special about flipping through the pages of a traditional book, there are many benefits which come with switching to an e-reader. You can carry an entire library in one slim device, quickly search through e-books for a favorite quote, and download new books without having to make a trip to the store or wait for shipping. But once you decide to try an e-reader, how do you know which device to buy?
iPad, tablet or basic e-reader
The first thing to consider when looking for an e-reader is whether you will use it for more than reading books and magazines. Basic e-readers, like Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook varieties, are designed primarily for reading. You can buy and download books, subscribe to newspapers and magazines, and possibly borrow books from the library.
Apple’s iPad and similar tablet devices can be used as e-readers, but they do much more. Apps for work and play are designed to let the device essentially take the place of a laptop or netbook. They may connect to a wireless network or have their own data plan (like a cell phone). Devices like the Kindle Fire and Nook Color are tablets with LCD touch screens and apps which offer more than basic reading.
Kindle or Nook with E-Ink
Basic e-readers are designed with a focus on digital reading. They are more affordable than tablets, but they also have special features which are meant to make digital reading a more comfortable experience. One main difference is that they use E-Ink technology to make the screen look more like a paper book.
Both Kindle and Nook e-readers are available with E-Ink. There is essentially no glare and some people find that E-Ink is easier to read for long periods than reading on an LCD tablet or smartphone screen. The downside to E-Ink is that it is not backlit, so you need a book light to read in a dark room. The Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight solves this problem by including a lighting feature for reading in the dark.
Screen size and device weight
While e-readers are typically smaller than one hardback book, their actual sizes and weights vary by model. Newer models, like the Kindle Paperwhite and Nook Simple Touch Reader, tend to be lighter. Screen size is often six or seven inches (diagonally), though the Kindle DX has a large 9.7-inch screen. The size of the device is largely a personal preference, as e-readers do let you adjust the text size to make reading easier on any size screen.
When you plan to have a large digital library, memory space and available content are important factors. Kindle and Nook e-readers have their own content libraries with millions of e-books available for purchase. Well-known books are commonly available on both devices, though publishers (particularly smaller ones) may have exclusive deals with one store. Amazon also has an indie e-book store which makes it easy for authors to self-publish and sell on the Kindle platform.
E-readers are becoming increasingly popular and new models continue to offer additional features at affordable prices. Decide how you will use your e-reader, then try different brands out in person to see which model has the features that best meet your needs.
Many drivers turn their air conditioners off as part of the ongoing effort to save gas. Before you join the growing number of motorists sweating out the summer months with car windows down or the masses that crank up the air conditioning without hesitation, pay attention to the healthy debate about which option saves the most gas.
Leaving Air Conditioning Off
Air conditioning has become standard equipment for most modern vehicles, but many complain about the extra load these devices represent. When drivers want to cool off, engines must work harder and consume more fuel. Thus, you might logically conclude that keeping the load off of your engine will help improve the fuel economy of your car. Automotive air conditioning units work efficiently, so you might not notice a difference in fuel consumption while operating your car in many conditions. Regardless, seasoned automotive engineers remind drivers that cooling a car requires a lot of energy. In the case of cars, that energy comes from gasoline.
Consumer Reports’s auto-test department performed a study that found air conditioners reduce fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent. High gas prices and long road trips can make drivers like you consider leaving the air conditioner off during the summer to save a substantial amount of gas. Before you lower your windows, you should understand that you could actually set the stage for higher fuel costs.
Rolling Windows Down
Open windows do not directly affect the performance of your engine, but they still affect fuel economy. Air flowing over your car gets sucked into your windows, creating a breeze. Unfortunately, the air flow creates resistance, increasing the work your engine must do to move your car down the road. Air resistance becomes a significant problem at high speeds. In fact, a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) study found that open windows reduce gas efficiency by 20 percent at 55 mph.
Understanding the Verdict
Drivers can benefit from using their air conditioners and from lowering their windows at different times while driving. Cars moving at high speeds experience increased air resistance, especially when they have open windows. Meanwhile, slow-moving cars do not meet substantial wind resistance, so drivers can lower their windows and expect to save fuel by turning off air conditioners. Some experts suggest that drivers can save fuel by opening windows at speeds below 40 mph. Cars driving faster than 40 mph will usually use less fuel with windows up and air conditioners on. Now, enjoy your summer and save gas by wisely using your car’s windows and air conditioning.
Remember that time when you saved up for a nice weekend trip to the coast and thought you were prepared until the electric bill came and you had to take out a loan just to pay it? Remember how you swore you were going to do something about it? Maybe it's time to give solar power a shot. Here's how to get started.
Contact local agencies. Federal, state, and local initiatives have made it cheaper to install solar panels and other solar energy devices in your home. If you're interested in fundamentally transforming your energy use, contact the energy company to see if there are financial incentives, such as subsidies or reimbursements for switching to solar. There may also be government or private grants available for the solar lover in your home. You can also apply for energy efficient financing through a government insured loan program by contacting your state energy office.
Start with something easy. Doing a complete overhaul of your home's lighting and cooling system proves a daunting task and leads to upfront out-of-pocket costs and the hassle of home renovations. These home improvement projects take time to plan, but that doesn't mean you can't get started now. Easy ways to start using solar power, according to the US Department of Energy, include installing solar-powered pathway and lawn lights and using a solar-powered heating system if you have a pool or hot tub.
Make your home as energy efficient as possible. Before you splurge for a solar panel system, make your home as energy efficient as possible. Begin with a home energy assessment, commonly called an energy audit. This includes checking attic and garage insulation, air leaks around walls, doors, and windows, maintaining heating and cooling systems, and installing light timers, dimmers, and programmable thermostats. Once the audit is done, calculate how much money an energy overhaul would cost and how long it would take for money saved on energy costs would recoup the initial investment.
Installing a solar power system. Once your home is energy efficient, you'll be better able to determine whether the cost of installing a solar power energy system in your home makes sense. Even if the numbers don't work out financially in your favor, there are environmental and energy control factors that still might make installing a solar power system worth the effort. Factors to consider include solar resources, siting and sizing the system, the type of system, and electrical safety. You'll definitely need a professional to handle the complexities of a solar power system.
Installing a solar system can make a lot of sense, especially if your location has adequate solar power resources, you live in a remote location and your home isn't connected to the utility grid, you're willing to pay more up front to reduce the environmental impact of traditional energy sources, or if tax credits and other incentives are available.
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PREMIUM PKG, LEATHER INTERIOR, ANTHRACITE WOOD TRIM, ADAPTIVE XENON HEAD LIGHTS, NAVIGATION, SATELLITE RADIO, IPOD AND USB ADAPTER, M SPORT PKG, SPORT AUTO TRANS, REAR VIEW CAMERA, integrated 3-button universal garage door opener, auto-dimming interior rearview mirror & exterior sideview mirrors, interior ambiance lighting, Dakota leather upholstery & door trim, voice feedback, voice command system, real time traffic information, online information services, power tailgate, Comfort Access keyless entry, soft-close automatic doors, dynamic damper control, active roll stabilization, adaptive drive, multi-contour seats, aluminum hexagon interior trim, M steering wheel, aerodynamic kit, shadowline exterior trim, anthracite headliner, increased top speed limiter, 19" x 8.5" front & 19" x 9.0" rear double-spoke light alloy wheels (style 351M), P245/40R19 front & 275/35R19 rear run-flat performance tires, and more!
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CARFAX 1-Owner. Qualifies for CARFAX Buyback Guarantee. Very clean and very well priced! This vehicle has achieved Certified Pre-Owned status, by passing BMW's rigorous certification process. With fewer than 40,000 miles on the odometer, you'll be impressed by a spectacular blend of technology, style and refinement. Up to 6-Years/100,000-Mile Warranty, Non Smoker, Sold and serviced by us! Includes all books, keys and service records.
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