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How to access your BMW ConnectedDrive Store Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 21 May 2015
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BMw just released the connected drive store in the iDrive system!  BMW is the first manufacturer that allows you access to a virtual store through the car directly. With the connected drive store, you will be able to access: -Your BMW assist information -Ability to renew your services -Abil...
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Demonstration of BMW Park Assistant on a BMW i3 Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 15 May 2015
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The age of the self driving car will be upon us very soon!  A great example of this is the ability of a car to park itself.  By checking the box for parking assistant (a $500 option), you give your BMW the ability to self parallel park. Once the feature is turned on, it will look for a sp...
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Information on the 2016 BMW 340i Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 12 May 2015
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For the 2016 model year, BMW is doing a light update to the 3 series.  Termed the LCI (Life cycle impule) by BMW, this is done around year 3 or year 4 of a body style.   The 2016 BMW 3 series will feature some slight exterior and interior changes, but the biggest change will be the introd...
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2016 BMW X4 xLine features Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 05 May 2015
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When the BMW X4 came out for the 2015 model year, it featured 3 distinct lines that help give it different visual looks: standard, xline, M sport.   In the video below, I highlight some of the features that makes it unique, including: -Xline designation on door sills and headrests; -silver f...
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BMW X4 M sport features Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 04 May 2015
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When BMW released the 2015 BMW X4, they included 3 different lines to give the X4 3 different looks: standard, XLine, and M sport. In the below video, I highlight what makes the M sport unique vs. the other lines.  Some of those differences include: -Satin alunimum kidney grille -body color ...
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Benefits of BMW's Advanced Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 24 Apr 2015
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Starting with the 2014 model year, BMW has integrated a more advanced system to give you information on any traffic in your area.  Called the Advanced RTTI (Real Time Traffic Information), it uses a faster connection and multiple sources to give you the latest information to help you avoid traf...
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2016 BMW 7 series sneak peak preview video Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 21 Apr 2015
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BMW is slowly releasing information on the all new 2016 BMW 7 series.  We do know that it will make it's debut at the end of the year.  They are also having private events across the country that people can look at the BMW as well. In the below video, BMW further teases us with some o...
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Features of the BMW drivers guide app Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 14 Apr 2015
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BMW has recently released an app to help people answer their questions on their personal BMW.  The app is call the Drivers guide.  The great thing about it is that it is vin specific so the information will tailor specifically to the options that are on your BMW. Available for most BMWs a...
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Production of the BMW X models in South Carolina Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 10 Apr 2015
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Like a lot of people out there, I am amazed to watch a vehicle getting made (especially a BMW!).  BMW has a plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina that make the X3, X4, X5, X6 (and soon the X7) for the whole world! In the below video, you get a preview of what it takes to make the ultimate SAV! ...
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iHeart Radio is now a part of the BMW apps family Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 07 Apr 2015
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BMW recently announced that it has integrated the iHeart radio app to it newest list of BMW apps that are available.  The iHeart radio app features access to thousands of radio stations across the country as well as over 20 million songs in their catalog! The benefit of having the app fully in...
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2015 BMW mineral grey 4 series gran coupe sport line features Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 03 Apr 2015
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The all new 4 series gran coupe is based on the 4 series coupe that was introduced in 2014.  It has the same width, length, and wheelbase as the coupe version.  You do, however, get 4 real doors and a hatchback like opening for the trunk area! The 4 series gran coupe is available in the 4...
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2015 BMW 435i convertible luxury line features Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 24 Mar 2015
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When BMW introduced the BMW 435 convertible (that replaced the previous generation 335i convertible), they introduced lines to so that they could cater to more clients.   The lines are: standard, luxury, sport, and m sport lines.  In the below video, I highlight what makes the luxury line...
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Advantage BMW wins the 2014 Center of Excellence Award
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 23 Mar 2015
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Advantage BMW was recently rewarded the Center of Excellence for 2014.  This reward is only given to the top 9% of dealerships in the country (32 of 339 dealerships).   This reward is based on 11 key performance indicators that measure sales, service, and after sales.  It is a very t...
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Update on the Texas State Inspection program Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 18 Mar 2015
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Starting March 1, 2015, you are no longer required to have both a state inspection and vehicle registration sticker!  This new program is called the "Two Steps. One Sticker" program.  They will be combined into one registation sticker.  Thise means that you won't have to...
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2015 BMW M235i Convertible estoril blue review Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 16 Mar 2015
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BMW has just released the M235i convertible and it is an awesome converitible to drive around!  Packing the familiar twin turbo inline 6 cylinder, it has 320 horsepower and is capable of going 0-60 in 4.8 seconds with the automatic and 5 seconds with the manual transmission. Compared to other ...
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2015 BMW X6M Long beach blue review Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 13 Mar 2015
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Along with the X5M, the X6M will prove to be a powerful addition to the BMW line up.  This BMW has an engine that produces 567 horsepower and 550 lbs of torque that is available as early as 2200 RPM! Not only is it faster vs. the previous generation, but it get about 20% better fuel economy! &...
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2015 BMW X5M features Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 12 Mar 2015
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BMW has just recently released the 2015 BMW X5M to the public.  We just got in our very first one! The all new X5M features 567 horsepower and 553lbs of torque and is capable of going 0-60 in 4 seconds!  Not only is it faster vs. the previous generation, but it also gets up to 20 percent ...
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How to check the weather on your BMW iDrive system #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 26 Feb 2015
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There are a lot of cool tricks that the iDrive system in your BMW can do.  One of them is show you what the current weather is like where you are (and surrounding areas). There are a few steps involved: 1) Make sure your map is showing at least 10 miles up; 2) Make sure you have the weather ...
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Should you consider BMW M sport brakes? #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 12 Feb 2015
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For people that want a little more "bite" out of their brakes, BMW offers the M sport brakes!  These brakes are available on the 2 series (standard on the M235i), 3 series, and 4 series.  These brakes offer excellent pedal feel, good fade resistance, and an awesome response. The...
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The PlugShare website helps find charging stations in the #Houston area
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 09 Feb 2015
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For owners of electric cars, including the BMW i3 and i8, you always want to know where the charging stations are.  Knowing where the stations are especially comes in handy when you are planning a road trip! The website, www.plugshare.com, offers a comprehensive list of different types of...
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BMW ConnectedDrive/BMW Assist Security update #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 30 Jan 2015
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BMW is releasing an update to all BMWs that are equipped with BMW assist.  It will effect all BMWs that have been produced from March 2010-December 2014. This update will increase the security of the data that is transmitted from your car to BMW.  This update will NOT require you to go to...
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