Category: BMW

At Bowker Motor Group we are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and the impact this is having on our business, employees, customers and partners.

We are following the Government’s guidelines in that all UK citizens and businesses have a part to play in helping to combat this virus and to protect the NHS, and for this reason we have temporarily closed all Bowker Motor Group showrooms. 

Our telephones will not be manned throughout this period and we would ask you to submit any enquiries via email. We will do our best to answer them as soon as possible:

Blackburn: blackburnenquiries@bowkerbmw.com
Preston: prestonenquiries@bowkerbmw.com

Service Enquiries
As per the Government’s guidelines, our Service department will remain open in order to provide breakdown support and essential repairs to support only key workers, the vulnerable and emergency service workers who are reliant on their vehicles.

Please be assured that we are working hard to keep mobile those who need to do so. We really appreciate all that you do to keep us safe.

If you are not a key worker and have a service, repair or MOT booked in the coming weeks at either our Blackburn or Preston Centres you will need to reschedule. You can contact us online at www.bowkermotorgroup.co.uk/bmw/contact-us and we will come back to you when we are preparing to reopen.

For those requiring an MOT, please be advised of the recent communication from the Government which can be read here: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020

Sales Enquiries
Our Sales departments are still very much open for business through our online virtual showroom and of course via telephone so you are able to contact us from the comfort of your own home. Our showrooms are not open to people visiting our sales departments.

Here is how to contact us:

New & Used Car Sales Enquiries – Richard Cowell – Tel: 07717 411317
Alternatively, email blackburnenquiries@bowkerbmw.com or prestonenquiries@bowkerbmw.com

If you have any concerns regarding the Finance Agreement on your BMW, regularly updated COVID-19 FAQs can be found on the Online Genius at: https://discover.bmw.co.uk/help/finance/covid19-customer-statement

When we are able to fully reopen, we will let you know. In the meantime, you can keep up to date with our status through our social media channels and this website.

We thank you again for your continued loyalty through these challenging times.

Think elite athletes of every field and discipline. Stand-out performers who always expect to stand highest on the podium when the medals are being handed out. Even the way they look just limbering up; that sublime mix of awesome power, supreme confidence and outstanding energy. It’s as though the rest of the field are simply competing for runner-up spot.

Hold those thoughts.

If ever a motor car suited a record-breaking athlete then that motor car is the BMW X6. It’s a beast, a fearless performer with attitude, aggression and style. A winner. But it’s not just about the turbo-charge – hugely impressive though that might be – it’s also about the look, the spectacle, the intensity, the performance.

Let’s start with the power.

All the SUV models are available with a 3-litre (or a 4.4-litre), all wheel drive and rear wheel drive with transmissions including 8-speed shiftable automatic. High-performance models, such as the xDrive30d and xDrive40i (the one I sampled), give you exactly what you might expect from a car of this calibre. And that adds up to an awful lot.

But if you want more, the 3-litre six-cylinder, twinpower, turbo M50d offers 760Nm of torque and goes from 0-62mph in only 5.2 seconds. Still not enough? Then try the 4.4L V8 M50i. Without breaking sweat, it delivers 530hp, 750Nm of torque and reaches 62mph in just 4.3 seconds. Incredible.

The BMW X6 is a real blast of a drive and you are always able to shift between comfort, eco and sport modes as and when the fancy takes you.

Externally, the expressive contours and an elegant sweeping coupé roofline afford a commanding aura. Positioned as BMW’s jewel in the crown of sports activity coupés, it boasts athletic confidence in every detail. Adding to this bravado are a selection of provocative elements – a new, iconic Glow Kidney Grille, which simply dazzles, unique Manhattan paint trim, powerful hexagonal arches, refined trapezoidal tailpipes, lightweight 22” alloys….the list goes on.

Find optional equipment like a Sky Lounge panoramic sun roof, acoustic glazing and a massage (yes, massage not message!) function which improves the physical well-being of driver and front passenger by stimulating or relaxing certain muscle groups. Also inside, exclusive design details include the Crafted Clarity glass applications with the gear selector, volume control, iDrive controller and start-stop button made of polished glass. Oh and there are sports seats, ambient light, head-up front window display, a leather dashboard…..

At the heart of the BMW X6 driving experience is the intuitive Operating System 7.0 – not only more connected but also more personal. This is matched with the latest BMW Live Cockpit Professional, which comes with a 12.3″ touchscreen information display and the largest fully digital instrument cluster. They have even remembered a memory function that allows you to upload your previous settings.

Listen to your favourite tracks as the Connected Music function lets you directly stream millions of songs courtesy of BMW’s music partners Deezer, Napster and Spotify using the SIM card installed.

Rear seat passengers are well catered for too with a couple of tilting high-definition touch screens and options for smartphones, tablets, headphones and so on.

Talking of smartphones, a ‘digital key’ even means you can get in and get going via your mobile, to save taking a ‘physical key’ along for the ride.

Safe as houses (including a reactive emergency call system), plenty of storage space and a couple of new external metallic colours just to tempt you even further. Particularly eye-catching is Riverside Blue. The BMW X6 provides a perfect mix of excitement, strength, power, comfort, ergonomics and luxury. A true athlete and a truly exceptional car.

Test drive subject to availability and driver eligibility.

Thank you to Paul Agnew and Live Magazines for this article.

From £999 Deposit and £375 Per Month.

At Bowker BMW in Preston and Blackburn, we have a limited selection of Approved Used BMW 3 Series Saloon:

• BMW 320i M Sport Saloon with M Sport Plus Pack
• BMW 320i M Sport Saloon xDrive with M Sport Plus Pack
• BMW 330d M Sport Saloon xDrive with Sun Protection Glass

We have a choice of colours available. All come with Automatic gearbox, are less than 12 months old and have competitive finance.

To enhance your driving experience, as standard each BMW 3 Series comes with:

• 18″ M light alloy Double-spoke style 790 M wheels, Bicolour Orbit Grey
• BMW Live Cockpit Professional and Connected Package Professional
• M aerodynamics bodystyling
• M Leather steering wheel
• Seat heating, front
• Sports seats, front
• Vernasca leather upholstery

M Sport Plus Package includes:

• M Sport Braking System
• High Gloss Shadowline exterior trim including Kidney Grilles
• M Rear Spoiler
• 19-inch M Sport light-alloy wheels
• Adaptive M suspension
• Sun protection glass

You can be assured of sheer driving pleasure and complete peace of mind with our comprehensive range of benefits. These are some of the things you can expect when buying a BMW Approved Used Car:

• Minimum 12 month unlimited mileage BMW Warranty
• Minimum 12 month Roadside Assistance
• Minimum 12 month MOT Cover

No one demands more from a BMW than BMW.

For a stock list, more information or to book a test drive†, please complete the enquiry form or call Bowker Preston on 01772 769976 or Bowker Blackburn on 01254 274444.

Model BMW 320i M Sport Saloon AUTO
Cash Price* £25,980.00
Customer Deposit £999.00
48 Monthly Payments £374.43
Term Of Agreement 49 Months
Total Amount Of Credit £24,981.00
Annual Mileage 8,000
Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile) 8.94p
Total Amount Payable £31,119.44
Option to Purchase Fee^ £0.00
Optional Final Payment^ £12,147.80
Rate of Interest 6.9%
Bowker Preston and Bowker Blackburn Limited are credit brokers and not lenders. Representative example is for a BMW Select agreement for an Approved Used BMW 320i M Sport Auto with M Sport Plus Pack, with an annual mileage of 8,000 miles and excess mileage charge of 8.94p per mile (subject to availability). Retail customers only. ^Optional final payment not payable if you opt to return the vehicle at the end of the agreement (vehicle condition, excess mileage and other charges may be payable). Finance available subject to credit acceptance to UK residents aged 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Terms and conditions apply. Offer may be varied, withdrawn or extended at any time. ‘BMW Select’ is a form of hire-purchase agreement provided by BMW Financial Services (GB) Limited, Summit ONE, Summit Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 0FB. Bowker Preston and Bowker Blackburn Limited commonly introduce customers to a selected panel of lenders including BMW Financial Services. We may receive commission or other benefits for introducing you to such lenders. This introduction does not amount to independent financial advice.
Test drive subject to applicant status and availability.
Some vehicles may be ex-fleet or may have had multiple users. All Approved Used BMWs undergo meticulous checks by trained BMW technicians and come with a minimum 12 month unlimited mileage BMW warranty. Please check the vehicle’s history with the selling retailer when making your enquiry.

A highly efficient electric drive and a latest-generation lithium-ion battery enable an electrically powered range of up to 35 miles in the two new plug-in hybrid models. With average fuel consumption of 134.5 – 148.7 mpg* and CO2 emissions between 43 and 48 grams per kilometre*, both models set a benchmark within their competitive fields. The hybrid-specific all-wheel drive system delivers fast and precise distribution of power between the front and rear wheels, ensuring a high level of driving agility.

The plug-in hybrid system of the new BMW X1 xDrive 25e and the new BMW X2 xDrive25e consists of a 1.5 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and an electric drive specially developed for this model, derived from the BMW Group eDrive modular technology. The petrol engine mobilises a peak output of 125hp and a maximum torque of 220Nm. It transfers its power to a 6-speed Steptronic transmission and drives the front wheels. The electric motor generates an output of 95hp and delivers 165Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a single-speed transmission. This makes for a hybrid specific all-wheel drive, which gives these models a unique level of agility in their class. The electric motor’s highly responsive power delivery provides maximum torque spontaneously from standstill, enabling the driver to react extremely quickly to changing driving conditions. In addition, the position of the electric motor above the rear axle contributes to the balanced axle load distribution. The intelligently controlled interaction between the two power units provide maximum driving stability, ride comfort and dynamic response.

Together, the combustion engine and electric motor produce a system output of 220 hp. The maximum system torque of both drive units is 385Nm. The new BMW X1 xDrive25e accelerates from 0 to 63mph in 6.9 seconds, whilst the BMW X2 xDrive25e does the same in 6.8 seconds. In addition, the electric boost provided by the drive system ensures intense sporty flair when required. The top speed of the new BMW X1 xDrive25e is 120 mph, and 121mph for the BMW X2 xDrive25e.

With the very latest high-voltage battery cell technology, the new BMW X1 xDrive25e and the new BMW X2 xDrive25e possess generous reserves of electrical energy enabling the driver to conduct most of their everyday travel locally emissions-free. The latest-generation lithium-ion battery has a gross energy content of 10 kWh. This allows for an electrically powered range of between 33 and 35 miles in both the BMW X1 xDrive25e and BMW X2 xDrive25e. The high-voltage battery can be charged at conventional household sockets using the standard-equipment charging cable. An empty battery can be fully charged in around five hours in this way. It only takes 3.8 hours for the battery to reach 80 percent of its total capacity. Using a BMW i Wallbox, the relevant charging operation from 0 to 100 percent takes less than 3.2 hours. Eighty percent of total capacity is already reached after 2.4 hours. The charging socket is located under a separate flap on the front left side wall of the car.

The driver can use the eDrive button on the centre console to influence the drive system’s operating mode. In the AUTO eDRIVE standard setting, the intelligent drive system ensures optimum interaction between the two power units in all driving situations. Navigation data is also used to manage the plug-in hybrid system to increase the efficiency as well as driving pleasure. When navigation guidance is activated, the anticipatory energy management can also take into account the route profile for controlling the drive system. The MAX eDrive mode can be activated for maximum use of the electric drive.  In this mode, the new BMW X1 xDrive25e and the new BMW X2 xDrive25e reach a top speed of 84 mph. In addition there is also the SAVE BATTERY mode which enables the driver to maintain the charging state of the high-voltage battery while driving or to increase it by means of recuperation. Using this mode, battery capacity can be saved for later use, for example when arriving at your destination in purely electric mode.

The new BMW X1 xDrive25e and the new BMW X2 xDrive25e feature acoustic pedestrian protection as standard. When driving electrically at speeds of up to 19 mph, an unmistakable sound designed specifically for electrified BMW models is generated to alert other road users to the approaching car without impairing the acoustic comfort of the vehicle occupants.

The standard equipment of the two compact BMW X models with plug-in hybrid drive also includes 17-inch light alloy wheels, 2-zone automatic air conditioning as well Sports Seats and LED headlights in the UK market. The interior can be pre-conditioned remotely via BMW Connected using a smartphone. The new BMW X1 xDrive25e is available in Sport Line, xLine and M Sport in the UK. Virtually all options available on the conventionally powered BMW X1 are available for the plug-in hybrid models.

The positioning of the high-voltage battery underneath the rear seats leads to a very low centre of gravity, which optimises the agility of the BMW X1 xDrive25e and the new BMW X2 xDrive25e. In the new BMW X1 xDrive25e luggage compartment capacity is 450 litres, with standard 40:20:40 split folding backrests enabling the capacity to be increased to 1,470 litres. A trailer tow hitch with detachable ball is optionally available for the new BMW X1 xDrive25e, with a maximum trailer load of 750 kilograms.

For more information or to register your interest, click here.

Now available with a compelling Representative 4.9% APR and complimentary Technology Package.

(Excluding the BMW X1 and X2).

Take on any terrain with confidence, with the BMW X range. The intelligent all-wheel drive system, BMW xDrive makes for an exceptionally dynamic drive, even on the most difficult road surfaces. Each BMW X car in the range has its own personality, but they guarantee superb handling and stability.

Add a host of extra features with a complimentary Technology Package when you purchase a BMW X range model which features the latest innovative features that BMW have to offer.

Technology Pack Features:

BMW X3 and X4

Experience the power of Gesture Control by performing different commands through a simple hand gesture. Partnered with Head-Up Display, a Harman/Kardon Loudspeaker System, Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging and WiFi hotspot preparation, in your BMW X3 and X4 you will be ready for any adventure.

BMW X5 and X6

Take advantage of Parking Assistant Plus that provides you with a surround view of your vehicle via the display screen or mobile. Control your BMW via the BMW Display Key allowing you to have access to the vehicle status information and pre-ventilating the vehicle prior to your journey. The Technology Package also includes Head-Up Display, Harman/Kardon Loudspeaker System and BMW Drive Recorder.

BMW X7

Experience Head-Up Display and Harman/Kardon Loudspeaker System alongside the innovative Driving Assistant Professional. Whilst on your journey the Driving Assistant Professional system helps to aid you’re driving, whether this is through Active Cruise Control, Lane Change Warning and much more, your BMW X7 will be on hand to assist.

For more information or to arrange a test drive†, please complete the enquiry form on this page and a member of the team will be in touch. Alternatively, contact Bowker Blackburn on 01254 274444 or Bowker Preston on 01772 769976. 

BMW X3 and X4 BMW Select Finance Examples:

Model (with Technology Pack) BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport AUTO BMW X3 xDrive30e M Sport PHEV BMW X4 xDrive20d M Sport
On the Road Cash Price* £45,460.00 £52,160.00 £41,874.49
47 Monthly Payments £489.00 £589.00 £509.00
Customer Deposit £999.00 £999.00 £999.00
Bowker Contribution £6,356.80 £8,618.58 £5,562.18
BMW FS Contribution £1,000.00 £1,000.00 £1,000.00
Term Of Agreement 48 Months 48 Months 48 Months
Total Amount Of Credit £37,104.20 £41,542.42 £39,875.49
Annual Mileage 8,000 8,000 8,000
Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile) 11.01p 13.01p 12.36p
Total Amount Payable £50,940.11 £58,096.61 £47,843.41
Option to Purchase Fee^ £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Optional Final Payment^ £19,601.31 £19,796.03 £21,923.29
Rate of Interest 4.9% 4.9% 4.9%

BMW X5, X6 and X7 BMW Select Finance Examples:

Model (with Technology Pack) BMW X5 xDrive30d M Sport BMW X5 xDrive45e M Sport PHEV BMW X6 xDrive30d M Sport BMW X7 xDrive30d M Sport
On the Road Cash Price* £54,648.97 £59,730.83 £58,041.28 £64,930.23
47 Monthly Payments £699.00 £779.00 £739.00 £699.00
Customer Deposit £999.00 £999.00 £999.00 £6,999.00
Bowker Contribution £6,885.20 £7,328.34 £6,192.89 £10,471.44
BMW FS Contribution £1,000.00 £1,000.00 £1,000.00 £1,000.00
Term Of Agreement 48 Months 48 Months 48 Months 48 Months
Total Amount Of Credit £52,649.97 £57,731.83 £56,042.28 £56,931.23
Annual Mileage 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000
Excess Mileage Charge (Per Mile) 11.44p 14.36p 12.37p 13.93p
Total Amount Payable £62,395.92 £68,167.34 £66,316.30 £73,578.02
Option to Purchase Fee^ £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00
Optional Final Payment^ £27,499.27 £29,525.26 £29,580.54 £32,662.57
Rate of Interest 4.9% 4.9% 4.9% 4.9%
Bowker Blackburn Ltd and Bowker Preston Ltd are credit brokers and not lenders.
Finance quotes are for BMW Select agreements for the models quoted above. Applies to new vehicles ordered on the basis of the current On the road cash price between 31/12/2019 and 31/03/2020 and registered by 31/03/2020 (subject to availability) at participating Retailers. Retail customers only. On the road cash price is based on manufacturer’s recommended retail price and includes 3-year BMW Retailer Warranty, BMW Emergency Service, 12-month road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Optional final payment not payable if you opt to return the vehicle at the end of the agreement (vehicle condition, excess mileage and other charges may be payable). Finance available subject to credit acceptance to UK residents aged 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Terms and conditions apply. Offer may be varied, withdrawn or extended at any time. This quotation is not a binding offer to enter into a finance agreement. ‘BMW Select’ is a form of hire purchase agreement provided by BMW Financial Services (GB) Limited, Summit ONE, Summit Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0FB. You will have a 14-day statutory right to withdraw from the agreement. Your Retailer commonly introduces customers to a selected panel of lenders including BMW Financial Services who may receive commission or other benefits for introducing you to such lenders. This introduction does not amount to independent financial advice.
Standard equipment can change depending on model/engine selected.
†Test drive subject to availability and driver eligibility.
Offers maybe withdraw or amended at any time without notice.

A former Clitheroe Grammar School student has won through to the world final of a prestigious amateur golf tournament.

21 year-old Louis Barrett, from Wilpshire, will represent Bowker BMW in Blackburn at the BMW Golf Cup International in South Africa in March 2020.

The Royal Lytham and St Anne’s and Clitheroe Golf Club member beat more than 25 amateur golfers from throughout the UK at the national final in St Andrews. 

Playing off a handicap of five, Louis managed to score 37 points in difficult, windy conditions, eventually winning by two points.

Louis will now compete amongst 150 finalists from over 50 countries for a chance of winning the coveted title on the Fancourt Golf Resort.

Now in its 37th year, over 100,000 golfers have competed in earlier rounds of the BMW Golf Cup globally.

For Bowker BMW Chris Eccles said:

“We are all sports fans here at Bowker. And many of our staff and customers are keen golfers. That’s why we’ve been so pleased to follow Louis’ success in this year’s competition. 

“It’s an incredible achievement. Louis’ performances throughout the competition have caught the eye. And the dealership is proud that one of our customers will be representing Bowker BMW Centre in Blackburn on such a prestigious global stage.”

Louis is the second golfer representing Bowker BMW to make it through to the national final at St Andrews in as many years. Last year, Elaine Hough, from Newton, qualified to represent the region thanks to successive victories at Pleasington and Royal Birkdale.

At Bowker BMW, we want to help you find the best possible option for your budget and lifestyle.

We’d like to invite you to take advantage of our Complimentary Finance Health Check, regardless of the make or model of vehicle you currently own.

The finance health check will enable you to discover the optimum time to upgrade your current car – it could be sooner than you think!

YOUR FINANCE HEALTH CHECK INCLUDES:

– Part Exchange Valuation
– Finance Settlement
– Equitable Position
– Optimum Upgrade Time
– Review of Current Offers
– Receive Specialist Advice

To book an appointment or to speak to a member of our specialist team, please complete the enquiry form on this page and a member of our dedicated finance team will be in touch. Alternatively, call Bowker Blackburn on 01254 274444 or Bowker Preston on 01772 769976.

DON’T COMPROMISE ON SAFETY OR STYLE.

Genuine BMW Winter Wheels and Tyres are your connection to the road. Even in the toughest weather conditions they guarantee the exciting driving experience that you are used to from your BMW. However, driving pleasure is much more
than traction. It’s the joy with your BMW in every moment of life. It’s cruising and accelerating, interior and exterior, physics and physique, timeless design and instant passion.

Genuine BMW Winter Wheels and Tyres are specifically developed in close collaboration by selected premium tyre manufacturers and designed to match you and your BMW.

BMW Winter Wheel & Tyre sets start from £960 (inc. VAT).
Or pay in 4 interest free* installments.

  • £25.00 Swap of tyres with free vehicle health check, wheel/tyre inspection and wash and vacuum
  • £20.00 Option of to deliver removed wheels/tyres to customer’s home for storage

Or for just £60 Bowker will change your tyres, include a free vehicle health check, wheel/tyre inspection, wash and vacuum as well as BMW central storage of your standard wheels.

WE CHECK THE PRICES OF OUR TYRES AGAINST KWIK FIT AND BLACK CIRCLES.

If you want to feel safe and enjoy driving in winter, please contact our Parts team at Bowker Blackburn 01254 274444 or Bowker Preston on 01772 769976. Alternatively complete the enquiry form on this page and a member of our team will give you a call back.

*Credit is provided by Payment Assist Ltd, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial conduct authority FRN 62254. Subject to status. Terms and Conditions apply

FOR £35, KEEP YOUR BMW PERFORMING TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS THIS WINTER.

Breakdowns are more common and can be more dangerous over the winter months, so be prepared for heavy rain, cold spells and challenging road conditions.

To provide you with peace of mind motoring over the winter period, let our Technicians carry out a comprehensive end to end Winter Check of your BMW for £35 whilst you wait in the comfort of our Centre.

Your BMW will also receive a front windscreen treatment which creates a ‘hydrophobic’ effect on glass. This dramatically improves visibility in the rain and when travelling at speeds of 40mph and above. The need for wipers to operate will be significantly reduced due to the way the water beads off the treated glass.

Sleet and snow simply bead, shed and roll off, and even ice is easy and quick to remove on those frosty mornings. The treatment will last for about six months and is applied by our trained Technicians.

For an additional £30, we can also treat the side windows and rear windscreen.

Our Winter Check will assess all aspects of your car including wheels and tyres, suspension and steering, under bonnet, exhaust and brake pads. Our Technicians will prepare a health report and, using the latest technology, share a personalised talk-through video whilst your vehicle is on a ramp in the Workshop.

We’ll check:

  • All lights
  • Heat blower
  • Horn
  • Battery
  • Fluid levels, including coolant, screenwash, steering and engine oil
  • Steering mobility
  • Brake pads and discs
  • Wiper blades
  • Tyre pressure and treads
  • Drivebelt
  • Exhaust

For more information, or to make a booking, please call Bowker Blackburn on 01254 274444 or Bowker Preston on 01772 769976. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form on the page and we’ll call you back.

Andrew Holden, who works at Bowker BMW and MINI in Blackburn, has been honoured as the best Motability specialist in the country.

The award recognised Andrew as the best from over 18,000 motability specialists in the country. It acknowledges consistently high standards of service and support to customers of the Motability Car Scheme throughout 2018. 

What is Motability?

The Motability Scheme is the UK’s leading car scheme for disabled people. It provides affordable, convenient, worry-free motoring to over 600,000 disabled customers and their families. 

Andrew joined Bowker over five years ago, but has over 15 years experience in the role at dealerships throughout East Lancashire. Last year, Andrew was commended as one of the top two Motability specialists in the country.

Andrew said:

“I was commended last year. And that was a proud achievement. So to go one better this year has been a wonderful surprise. I work hard to help our motability customers enjoy the very best options that the scheme has to offer. 

“In many cases we see time and time again how a car transforms our customers’ quality of life. So it’s a particularly rewarding part of the motoring retail industry. And I’m proud to be a part of it.”

The Motability Scheme Dealer Awards

The Motability Scheme Dealer Awards programme rewards best practice and ensures customers receive exemplary customer service across the nationwide car dealer network. 

With prizes available across nine categories, the awards are judged on how a dealer delivers the Scheme to customers, and is assessed by customer feedback and reviews of their Motability Scheme performance. 

Richard Povey, dealer development manager – Dealer Relations at Motability Operations Ltd, said:

“We are extremely proud of the achievements all our winners, including Andrew at Bowker BMW and MINI, have achieved. It’s great to see the high level of service delivered by our dealer network and we are pleased to present the latest 2019 Dealer Awards. The annual Awards allow us to thank dealers for providing consistently positive customer service, highlighting those who are doing it well and encouraging others to do the same. 

“It is a testament to the outstanding standard, professional approach, and expert knowledge of Andrew at Bowker BMW and MINI that he has been recognised as a winning specialist – congratulations to him for his well-deserved 2019 Dealer Award.”

The letter M is a sure way of identifying genuine track-inspired driving experiences. From classic models to limited editions, explore BMW’s extensive range of high-performance vehicles.

Motorsport is our passion, driving pleasure is our goal, and perfection is our driving force. We aim to create legendary vehicles, and we won’t accept anything less. Born on the racetrack, at home on the road. Driven by motorsport, the exclusively equipped M vehicles meet the highest demands for agility, dynamics and power. Powerful engines, expressive design and top-class functionality are evidence of the passion involved in the creation of each vehicle.

BMW M Driving Experience

Complimentary BMW M Driving Experience courtesy of BMW when you purchase a new BMW M4** – put your skills to the absolute test. Experience some of the most exhilarating BMW M models as well as a thrilling lap in the passenger seat with a professional driver.

For more information or to arrange a test drive†, please complete the enquiry form on this page. Whilst our Centres are temporarily closed, we are very much still open for business through our online and digital channels.

Below are our BMW Select Finance Examples. Learn more about BMW Select here. All quotes can be tailored to your required model, deposit and annual mileage so please contact us for a personalised quotation.

Model BMW M2 Coupe Competition BMW M4 Coupe Competition
On the Road Cash Price* £52,405.00 £68,025.00
47 Monthly Rentals £682.67 £699.00
Customer Deposit £5,009.35 £9,999.00
Bowker Contribution £0.00 £15,625.74
Total Amount Of Credit £47,395.65 £49,066.73
Term Of Agreement 48 Months 48 Months
Annual Mileage 8,000 8,000
Excess Mileage Charge 13.72p 12.65p
Total Amount Payable £59,126.95 £73,493.27
Option to Purchase Fee^ £0.00 £0.00
Optional Final Payment^ £22,032.11 £21,682.00
APR 4.9% 3.9%
Bowker Blackburn Ltd and Bowker Preston Ltd are credit brokers and not lenders.
Finance quotes are for BMW Select agreements for the models quoted above. Applies to new vehicles ordered on the basis of the current On the road cash price between 01/04/2020 and 30/06/2020 and registered by 31/12/2020 (subject to availability) at participating Retailers. Retail customers only. *On the road cash price is based on manufacturer’s recommended retail price and includes 3-year BMW Retailer Warranty, BMW Emergency Service, 12-month road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. ^Optional final payment not payable if you opt to return the vehicle at the end of the agreement (vehicle condition, excess mileage and other charges may be payable). Finance available subject to credit acceptance to UK residents aged 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Terms and conditions apply. Offer may be varied, withdrawn or extended at any time. This quotation is not a binding offer to enter into a finance agreement. ‘BMW Select’ is a form of hire purchase agreement provided by BMW Financial Services (GB) Limited, Summit ONE, Summit Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0FB. You will have a 14-day statutory right to withdraw from the agreement. Your Retailer commonly introduces customers to a selected panel of lenders including BMW Financial Services who may receive commission or other benefits for introducing you to such lenders. This introduction does not amount to
independent financial advice. 
**Participants must be 25 years and over, holding a valid driving licence with no more than 3 points. Retail customers only. Subject to availability and alternative experiences may apply. Offer is not transferable and no cash alternatives, discounts or credits are available regardless of eligibility.
†Test drive subject to availability and driver eligibility.

At Bowker BMW we have made a promise to check our prices against all popular tyre retailers such as Kwik-Fit and Blackcircles.com, to ensure we get you the best deal possible. Purchasing tyres can be a confusing and expensive task, but our trained service advisors are on hand to walk you through the options available.

You will also receive a Tyre Safety Check, which assesses the condition of all other tyres on your vehicle, ensuring they are roadworthy. 

If you would like more information on your next set of tyres or tyre replacement, please do not hesitate to contact Bowker Blackburn on 01254 274444 or Bowker Preston on 01772 769976. Alternatively, please complete the contact form on this page, and a member of the service team will be in touch.

From £43.00 with Free Fitting

The Travel & Comfort system allows you to attach a number of useful accessories to the back of the front seats using a base carrier, which mounts securely between the headrest spars. From a coat hanger to keep your jacket crease-free to a tablet holder to entertain rear passengers, all of the Travel & Comfort system accessories can be easily fitted using the automatic locking system and removed when not in use. 

For more information on the Travel and Comfort System, please complete the form on this page. Alternatively, please call Bowker Blackburn on 01254 274444 or Bowker Preston on 01772 766070.

£84 (RRP £130)

The innovative BMW LED door projectors make entering and exiting the car a truly unique experience. They are automatically activated when the doors are opened and light up the entry area in a wholly individual manner by projecting an image onto the ground next to the vehicle. The driver can personally select the image projected using the interchangeable slides that provide the choice between the BMW logo and three alternative motifs. So even in low light, the door projectors provide an individual experience when entering or leaving the car. They are simply installed in place of the existing door entry lights and are perfectly suited to the BMW on-board power supply.

Benefits of the BMW LED door projectors include:

  • BMW logo and three other motifs available
  • LED lights are optimally suited to the on-board power supply
  • Image visible even in low light
  • Includes: two door projectors, slides with various images

Designs available include:

If you would like more information on this Genuine BMW Accessory, please complete the contact form on this page. Alternatively, call Bowker Blackburn on 01254 274444 or Bowker Preston on 01772 769976.

Available for any model although car must have Build Code 563 (extended interior light package).

Bowker BMW have the perfect package to give your BMW that added edge while adding all the extra space you need for weekend activities and to pack more in!

Our Genuine BMW Roof Box and Bars are priced from just £450 (RRP £720) with free fitting and a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty*.

Each carefully considered design fits on all BMW roof bars, has a two-sided safety locking system and is easy to install. Each roof box has also been tested to BMW safety standards and comes with a two-year warranty.

• Designed to fit on all BMW roof bars
• Black with titanium silver side finishers
• Available in 320, 420 and 520 litres
• Two-sided safety locking system
• Easy to use and install
• Tested to BMW safety standards with a two-year warranty

For more information, please complete the enquiry form on this page and we’ll call you back. Alternatively, please contact Bowker Blackburn on 01254 274444 or Bowker Preston on 01772 769976.

*Subject to vehicle specifications. Offer only applies to vehicles with roof bar preparation. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

BMW SPORTS & LEISURE PACK. £300

The BMW Sports & Leisure pack is the perfect solution for transporting your bicycles, with BMW roof bars and two cycle holders.

Roof Bars

The multifunctional roof bars allow you to fit a number of products to the roof of your vehicle – including roof boxes and bike carriers. They have an attractive design and are easy to fit and handle. The locking system prevents theft, and the roof bars meet the exacting BMW testing and safety requirements. The BMW Sports & Leisure pack includes one set of roof bars.

Cycle Holder

The lockable holder is made from high-strength aluminium and enables the safe transport of a racing, touring, mountain or children’s bicycle. Bicycles weighing up to max. of 22.5kg can be attached with an easy-to-use clamping system. The BMW Sports & Leisure pack includes two cycle holders.

BMW OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PACK. FROM £160

All-weather floor mats, front and rear

The precisely fitting, hard-wearing black all-weather floor mats for the front and rear with their raised bordering and elegant design protect the footwells from damp and dirt. The Outdoor Adventure pack includes one set of front and rear all-weather floor mats.

Luggage compartment mat

The durable, anti-slip and water-resistant mat with raised bordering on all sides protects the luggage compartment from dirt and moisture. Visually, it also perfectly blends in with the luggage compartment and different versions are available. The Outdoor Adventure pack includes one luggage compartment mat.

Luggage sill protection mat

The durable mat protects the loading sill during loading and unloading, and the luggage compartment from scratches and dirt. It is attached using moveable velcro strips on the rear fastening points in the luggage compartment. It can also be used as an anti-slip mat in the luggage compartment. The Outdoor Adventure pack includes one luggage sill protection mat.

If you would like more information on this offer, please complete the enquiry form on this page and a member of the service team will be in touch. Alternatively, please call Bowker Preston on 01772 766070 or Bowker Blackburn on 01254 274444.

Outdoor Adventure for F21, F20, F22, F23, F45, F46: £160
Outdoor Adventure for F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F36, F10, F11, G30: £175
Outdoor Adventure for F48, F25, F26, F15, F16: £210
Sports & Leisure for all: £300. Excludes convertible models.