BMW is a German luxury automobile and motorcycle manufacturer. The company was founded in 1916 and now produces vehicles all over the world. Here’s what you should know before buying a BMW. Here’s more information:
Know What You Can Afford
Your first step in deciding on a BMW is to know what you can afford. While the latest model with the most up-do-date technology might be appealing, if you can’t afford it, you can look at a different model year. Don’t fret though, there are many options and you’re sure to find something that fits your needs.
Research What You Want
You can do your important research online and compare the different BMW vehicles. When you’ve narrowed your options down to a few, that’s when you head to a dealership for test drives. Make a list of what’s important to you in the BMW you intend to buy. Here are some things to think about:
If you have a family, you might want the latest safety features. BMW offers BMW Assist, which will send an SOS in the event of a collision and you’ll never have to worry about being stranded again, even if your phone dies.
Another safety feature is Intuitive Technology, which will reduce the risk of getting into an accident as you won’t be fiddling with your phone. The voice command system uses top-of-the-line recognition software so you can communicate hands-free. The rearview camera and park distance assistance will help you get into any tight space and back out of places safely. Compare the latest generation with the prior one and see if it offers similar safety features. Buying a previous generation can save you money.
If you’re into sports cars, the space-age looking BMW i8 roadster might be right up your alley. The all-electric mode reaches top speed of 75 mph. The i series is BMWs electric series. The Sport Package (or M Sport Package) is one you can’t go wrong with. If you want a trim with a more powerful engine, expect to pay a bit more. If you’re just looking to have that BMW logo and don’t have preferences when it comes to performance, luxury, and handling, you should choose the most base trim for the model you’re interested in. If you want a made-to-order BMW, this is an option, but you can expect little in the way of price negotiation. BMW offers luxury sedans, sports cars, coupes, convertibles, hatchbacks, SUVs, and compact cars.
If you decide to buy a used BMW, there are some things you should consider. Whoever you are buying a used car from should be able to provide all important documentation regarding the car. This includes dates of maintenance and any parts that have been replaced. Also find out if the car has been in any accidents and what the nature of the damage was. Consult the Kelley Blue book to know what the vehicle is worth.
Whatever you’re looking for, BMW has something for you. Do you homework and shop around until you find something that’s perfect for you.