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BMW M3 COMPETITION TOURING, BMW M340i xDRIVE TOURING AND BMW M340d xDRIVE TOURING.

  • The first BMW M3 Competition Touring with M xDrive combines the high performance of a BMW M3 with the flexibility and functionality of a Touring
  • In addition to exclusive design highlights on the exterior and in the interior, the BMW M340i xDrive Touring and the BMW M340d xDrive Touring offer a balanced range of performance, comfort and efficiency

*The BMW M3 Competition Touring is expected to be available in the configurator from mid-September.

THE NEW BMW 3 SERIES TOURING M MODELS IN COMPARISON.

The sporty facts at a glance.

BMW M3 COMPETITION TOURING – PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.

Driving dynamics and design features of the new BMW M3 Competition Touring.

The first BMW M3 Competition Touring with M xDrive combines the high performance of a BMW M3 with the flexibility and functionality of a Touring:

  • High-performance M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with 375 kW (510 hp) and an acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 s
  • High traction, agility and precision thanks to intelligent all-wheel drive M xDrive and suspension with M-specific design
  • Sporty M DNA in an extroverted design with a broad stance and suspension with a large track width

M TwinPower Turbo inline 7-cylinder engines.

Two athletes conveying the ultimate driving machine: The M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine features impressive power delivery and the striking characteristic M engine sound whilst the M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine combines impressive power delivery with improved consumption figures.

Steptronic Sport transmission.

The 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission offers both comfortable and sporty gear changes – automatically and also manually via rocker switch.

M Sport differential.

Especially when changing lanes, cornering or when there are changing road conditions, the M Sport differential improves traction and driving stability. Thanks to the permanent, continuously variable differential lock control and electronically controlled multi-disc lock, you experience optimum grip and directional stability in every driving situation.

INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BMW M3 TOURING.

M Sport Seats

M Sport seats for driver and front passenger.

The optional M Sport seats at the front with bucket seat character and partly integrated head restraint offer optimum lateral support in bends. The backrest width and lumbar support are individually adjustable and the head restraints are electronically height-adjustable. Pronounced contours and the black M logo underscore the sporty character of the cockpit.

M leather steering wheel.

M leather steering wheel.

The M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and steering wheel rim in Black ‘Walknappa’ leather offers an ideal feel and sporty look for a dynamic driving experience.

BMW Curved Display.

BMW Curved Display.

The BMW Curved Display combines intuitive operation with a screen grouping comprising a 14.9″ instrument cluster and 12.3″ Control Display.

Adaptive LED Headlights

Adaptive LED Headlights.

The Adaptive LED Headlights always provide optimum illumination. Eye-catcher: the blue staging and the inverted L-shape of the daytime driving lights.

M external mirrors.

M external mirrors.

The aerodynamically optimised M exterior mirrors in Black high-gloss with a two-bar design not only set an impressive accent in contrast to the vehicle colour but also provide a clear overview in every situation thanks to their aspherical glasses.

M high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim with extended elements

M high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim.

The M high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim with extended elements complements the contents of the M High-gloss Shadow Line with a BMW Kidney grille and tailpipe trims in Black.

BMW M3 COMPETITION TOURING, BMW M340i xDRIVE TOURING AND BMW M340d xDRIVE TOURING: COCKPIT & TECHNOLOGIES.

M-specific instruments, intuitive operating concept, digital services and intelligent driver assistance systems of the BMW 3 Series Touring M Models.

The BMW M3 Competition Touring, BMW M340i xDrive Touring and the BMW M340d xDrive Touring support you with many innovative technologies and comprehensive connectivity:

  • Modern screen grouping with M-specific graphics for a full overview
  • A host of different driver assistance systems and digital services guarantee safety, comfort and intelligent connectivity
*The BMW M3 Competition Touring is expected to be available in the configurator from mid-September.

**Values are preliminary

A customer service apprentice from Clitheroe has become the first Bowker BMW apprentice to achieve a distinction in a new apprenticeship format.

19-year-old Ella Grimshaw, an apprentice at Bowker BMW in Blackburn, completed her Customer service apprenticeship with Blackburn College. Ella achieved distinctions in all three elements of the course: professional discussion, observation and showcase portfolio.

The new process, called an End Point Assessment (EPA), is an impartial assessment of an apprentice’s skills, knowledge and behaviours compared with the apprenticeship standard. 

Ella, a former pupil at St Augustine’s High School in Clitheroe, said: “I’m really pleased to achieve distinctions. It was a nice bonus to be told the results were in the new format.The blend of coursework and practical on-the-job learning really suits me. I’ve learned a lot and gained confidence talking to customers. My manager and colleagues have been very supportive and I’d like to continue learning with Bowker.”

For Bowker BMW in Blackburn, Stewart Rose said: “Congratulations to Ella. This is an amazing result; especially when you consider the disruption she has faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Bowker has a proud tradition of success within the apprentice community, and Ella’s exceptional results will see. 

“Ella’s success is another example of how the partnership between Bowker BMW and Blackburn College continues to flourish through work placement and apprenticeship opportunities for students.”

Blackburn College Principal and Chief Executive Dr Fazal Dad said: “Congratulations to Ella for completing her EPA and finishing with an outstanding distinction grade.

 “We have a great relationship with Bowker BMW which has enabled our apprentices the opportunity to gain practical experience in a professional setting at a local employer. I look forward to seeing how Ella continues to progress with Bowker BMW.”

The long-standing partnership – first signed in 2015 – has led to a steady stream of Motor Vehicle students accessing work experience and learning on the job through the Bowker BMW Apprenticeship programme.

The Bowker BMW Apprenticeship programme offers College students the opportunity to train alongside master technicians, with several Blackburn College students having already gone on to employment with Bowker BMW.

The first fully electric BMW iX1 radiates electrifying determination and with its functionality and versatility provides inspiration to pursue new paths even in everyday use:
 

  • Self-assured presence on the exterior thanks to the monolithic design language and distinctive proportions
  • Modern multimedia cockpit due to the innovative BMW Curved Display with touch and voice control concept
  • Set to have a range up to 272 miles*, it provides full flexibility

* Provisional figures; any missing figures were unavailable at the time of publication.

EXTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BMW iX1.

Front Design.

The distinctive and large, almost square double kidney grille with standard, but de-selectable, blue accents and the slim Adaptive LED highlights, extending far into the flanks, give the new BMW iX1 a powerful and electrifying presence.

Side View.

With its prominent front section and upright proportions, the new iX1 presents on extremely dynamic image in the side view. The standard, but de-selectable, blue accents impressively showcase the electric drive of the tough vehicle.

Rear Design.

Thanks to their interplay or transparent and dark smoked glass together with the hexagonal pattern in the side, the three-dimensional L-shaped rear lights deliver an unmistakably modern statement.

INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BMW iX1.

Intuitive controls in the cockpit.

Fewer buttons, more intuition: the slim and frameless BMW Curved Display with touch and voice control is a true eye-catcher in the interior of the new BMW iX1 and at the same time your key interface to BMW iDrive.

Modern central console.

Modern operating concept on two levels: the classic manual switches have gone and make way for a central console with a switch/sliding control, operating elements of the latest generation and the integrated wireless charging tray on the lower level.

Luggage compartment.

The illuminated luggage compartment of the BMW iX1 offers a wide variety of stowage options. Features such as the folding floor insert and the reclining angle adjustment for the rear seat backrests give you additional luggage space – and greater scope for spontaneity.

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE NEW BMW iX1.

  • The raw materials cobalt and lithium used in the high-voltage battery of the new BMW iX1 originate from responsible mining
  • The motor of the new BMW iX1 manages entirely without rare earths
* The figures are provisional.

**Most charging stations provide under 127kW and deliver slower charging times. Charging times are also affected by other factors, such as the battery temperature, condition and starting charge, vehicle equipment running during charging, the outside temperature and other factors. Stated charging times are based on optimum charging conditions. Charging over 80% slows to protect the battery. Network provider charges apply.

Following Bowker BMW’s partnership with Ciceley Motorsport’s British Touring Car Championship Team – Car Gods Racing, we want to keep you up-to-date with their progression throughout the season. Below you can find the race reports from each race weekend throughout the season. Race reports will be added the week following the race.

Photos: Jakob Ebrey Photography, www.jakobebrey.com 

Difficult day for Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport on home soil.

Leading Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship team Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport endured a tough time at Oulton Park at the weekend, an incident in race one firing Adam Morgan into the barriers as team-mate George Gamble made the best of his weekend, racing at Oulton for the first time since 2019.

After Adam’s win at Thruxton, the team arrived at Oulton Park in optimistic mood and worked hard on the set-up of the BMW 330e M Sport and improved the cars across the two free practice sessions ready for qualifying. Adam had a very strong qualifying session, described by Chief Engineer Steve Farrell as, “One of his best sessions: consistent and full of controlled aggression.” Fourth was Adam’s reward while George was 13th, admitting to being less confident here than at other circuits and eager to make progress in race one.

The opening race of the day, in front of a huge trackside crowd and a massive television audience on ITV main channel, began with Adam fighting hard to get his tyres up to operating temperature. “It takes about three laps before they become warm enough so those first few laps were always going to be a challenge.” Adam ran fifth in the opening laps, waiting for the Goodyear rubber to switch on to and enable him to make a move, but leaving Lodge Corner on lap four, Adam was turned sideways by Gordon Shedden and as Shedden kept his foot in, he span Adam’s BMW 330e M Sport into the barriers. The hit broke a front and rear upright, putting Adam out of the race and dropping him to the rear of the grid for race two. “Shedden just turned me around,” said Adam. “He was never alongside me and once he hit me, there was nothing I could do to save it because he kept pushing.” Shedden was docked three places for the incident, but it didn’t save Adam’s day.

George, by his own admission, “Made a poor start. I bogged down a bit because the rear tyres were a bit hot and I lost places, but was fighting back as best I could. The trouble here is that it’s narrow and I got stuck in traffic and just couldn’t make progress. The car felt fast but I never had the space to pass people.” George came home a frustrated 18th.

Adam was one of the stars of race two as he drove an outstanding race coming from 29th on the grid to 16th place at the end. Adam picked off place after place with some inspired overtaking moves, including a great-late race battle with double-champion Jason Plato which culminated in Adam’s Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW passing around the outside on the final lap. “The pace was really good,” said Adam, “and we should have been up at the front. I had strong pace but it was tough to overtake.” Adam’s 13-place gain underlined his commitment.

George had another tough race, getting roughed up early on after a clash with Ollie Jackson and picking up damage, resulting in another 18th place, while worse was to come after contact caused a suspension failure in race three and forced retirement.

Adam, from 16th on the grid for the final race, was on a mission and blasted up to eighth place, once more proving his creativity in overtaking and salvaging points after a disappointing day.

“There’s no doubt that we should have done better and that collision in race one really set us back,” said Adam, “but the biggest positive is how well the car went all weekend and, while this has been a knock on the championship, I’ll bounce back hunting for race wins.”

Ciceley Motorsport’s Commercial Director Ash Gallagher said: “This is one of those weekends that you want to forget, but when you look at the positives, there are quite a few. The car was good all weekend, fast and strong, and the team worked flat out to sort out the various bits of damage on both Adam and George’s cars after a difficult couple of races, and where still able to give them a competitive package. Adam’s racecraft was outstanding once again and his progress gave ITV viewers plenty of chances to see him and Car Gods and our other partners plenty of airtime! George treated this weekend as a learning one and gained experience, but I am sure will come back stronger at Croft in two weeks’ time. Our guests enjoyed a great day out at Oulton Park and rode the emotions with us, cheering Adam home eighth after being at the back for the second race.”

Adam now lies eighth in the championship and second in the Independents’ standings, while Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport is sixth in the BTCC Teams championship and second in the Independent Teams’ competition. George is second in the Jack Sears Trophy for drivers who hadn’t scored an outright podium before the opening race of the year.

The championship moves further north in two weeks time to Croft, near Darlington, Qualifying will be shown on itv.com on Saturday June 25th, with all the raceday action on ITV4 on June 26th

Mighty Morgan motors to Thruxton win

Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship ace Adam Morgan bounced into title contention yesterday with a superb win at Thruxton, the UK’s fastest circuit, after 17 laps of intense pressure. It was Adam’s 11th career BTCC win.
 
The Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport team arrived at the fast Hampshire circuit after two excellent weekends, but found that the set-up of the BMW 330e M Sport wasn’t ideal. Tweaks were made in readiness for the second practice session and yet more for qualifying in which Adam, held up by a slower car battled to 12th fastest time and team-mate George Gamble 16th, both drivers happy with the progress of the cars but knowing that the balance wasn’t yet perfect.
 
Ciceley Motorsport’s engineering squad, led by the experienced Steve Farrell, worked long into Saturday night studying data and analysing the options available. An early start beckoned for the mechanics on Sunday morning as they had to adjust both cars to the new chosen settings, but it was worth it because the cars enjoyed a renaissance throughout the day.
 
Adam made a good start in the opening race and grabbed places in the opening lap scrum through the right-left-right sequence at the Complex and continued to push, grabbing ninth place from Stephen Jelley’s similar BMW 330e M Sport at Cobb on lap 11 and then grabbing another spot from Dan Lloyd’s. When Gordon Shedden hit tyre dramas late-race, Adam gained another place to finish in seventh position.
 
“We made really good progress in that race,” said The Morganator. “It’s a very different car from yesterday and much more driveable. I looked after the tyres in that race but we are really back in the game now.”
 
George also had a busy race, battling his way to 14th in what he described as a, “Banker race. I found more pace but I just couldn’t get through the traffic. The cars are so even and the hybrid isn’t enough of a benefit to make passing possible. I was strong in some places and the cars ahead stronger in others so it was a bit cat and mouse.”
 
The two Mac Tools-supported BMWs lined up seventh and 14th on the grid for the second race, but George was in strife on the opening lap when he was clipped by Aidan Moffat which pitched him into a high-speed spin. “I don’t know how I missed the wall…” he mused afterwards. “I wasn’t on my best tyres and there was no damage thankfully.” Ultimately, 20th was his reward with an “All-out assault plan” for race three.
 
In contrast, Adam, in his 300th BTCC race, made a good start with his rear-wheel drive technology but then lost a couple of places to front-wheel drive cars at the end of the lap. The BMW had the advantage off the line, but the front-wheel drive cars were able to make their tyres work sooner and hence fought back at the end of the lap. Adam pushed on, his tyres coming alive and fought up to sixth place. “That felt like a faster pace,” he reckoned, “and I had slightly higher tyre degradation as a result. I’m really pleased, though, with how the car has been transformed.”
 
Race three was set to be a thriller with the reverse grid draw putting Adam in second on the outside of the front row. And the Car Gods-supported BMW 330e M Sport launched clear of pole-sitter Jason Plato to lead to turn one. And there Adam stayed under race-long pressure from four-times champion Colin Turkington with Ash Sutton on their tail as well. Adam had to cope with a safety car situation, triggered by Stephen Jelley’s BMW spinning, and late-race rain. “My wipers weren’t working so as the visibility decreased, I was loosing reference points. That’s not ideal when you have Colin behind you.”
 
Like many drivers who are now learning about the hybrid system, Adam saved his for later in the race. “I didn’t use it for the first five laps and then started using it as the race wore on to try to get away from Colin.”
 
Adam’s 11th career win was a special one. “I won’t forget this. The way that the whole Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport team has turned the car around is awesome. That late night yesterday was well worth it.”
 
George fought his way to 14th, again battling hard to get through the traffic and gaining more valuable experience and points in his maiden season in the championship.
 
Said Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport’s Commercial Director Ash Gallagher: “What a result! That was a proper win for the whole team, from Steve Farrell and the engineers to team manager Martin Kenyon and all the mechanics plus Adam in the car: it was everyone coming together and turning the weekend around. We were left scratching our heads on Saturday but the way that we regrouped and took a win in such an impressive way is a great reflection on the quality of the people we have in the team. Adam drove brilliantly under pressure and George had a difficult weekend but gained more seat-time which is crucial. Our Car Gods and Mac Tools guests are a big part of the team on racedays and I am delighted that they could share in our success after race three. We have our sights firmly on more wins next time out now!”
 
The results from Thruxton move Adam into sixth place in the Drivers’ Championship and puts George 11th, with Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport now fourth in the Teams’ Championship. Adam lies second in the Independent Drivers’ standings with George third and Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport second in the Independent Teams’ Championship just four points off the leading squad.
 
The next stop for the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship is at the team’s home circuit of Oulton Park on June 11/12, with qualifying shown on ITV.com on Saturday and the raceday action starting on ITV1 before switching to ITV4 for the third race.

Three top-10s for Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport in Brands Hatch thriller

In front of a huge television audience of ITV1 for the first time, Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport scored three top-10 results in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at the weekend, despite having to cope with tricky weather conditions and a technical drama on the way.

With all cars in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship running a new hybrid system for 2022, qualifying became of extra importance as drivers Adam Morgan and George Gamble would have to balance their usage of the extra power generated for their ideal qualifying lap on the 1.2-mile track. Adam would have 4.5 seconds usage per lap while George would have 12, but both cars struggled with the system malfunctioning. In spite of the lack of extra power, Adam still qualified an outstanding fourth fastest with George a hugely impressive seventh in his second-ever BTCC qualifying session.

Raceday dawned overcast and rain was falling as the cars came to the grid. Both Adam and George played it safe and elected to run on wet tyres, with Adam having 15 laps of hybrid use and George 22 laps from the total race distance of 24. On a wet track, the two Car Gods-backed cars experienced early hybrid system activation issues and hence the engineering team elected, mid-race, to switch the cars to a different engine map and the hybrid system then came alive allowing Adam (who admitted to making a bad start) to battle to sixth place and George to take 14th after he dropped down the order as others with hybrid power passed him early in the race.

“It was really slippy,” remarked Adam after the opening race. “The track was changing constantly and that was our first time in the wet with this set up so I’m quite happy overall.”

Said George: “It was my first time in the wet and I made a good start but then got caught up in traffic and I couldn’t get through and got roughed up a bit! That was a bit of a welcome to touring car racing I think, but the car felt good.”

Drama befell Adam leaving the garage for race 2 as the car refused to pull away when first gear was engaged. A bearing had come out of the back of the flywheel causing the input shaft to the transmission to become off-centre, thus jamming the clutch. It meant that Adam couldn’t take the start as the team toiled to trace and rectify the problem. George upheld the team’s honour and blasted from 14th to ninth in greasy conditions once again.

“I made a good start again and then the pace tailed off a bit, but some more rain came and that helped us find pace. In the end, though, the rear tyres seemed to drop away and that made it difficult towards the end, but I gained places and it was all good experience,” he said.

For the final race, broadcast to a live ITV1 audience, George started fourth on the reversed grid with Adam 28th and last. Both charged into battle, with Adam picking off the traffic ahead and caught the similar BMW 330e M Sport of Stephen Jelley on the line, missing 13th place by just six-hundredths of a second. In doing so, Adam incredibly overtook 14 cars! George ran fourth early on with a gaggle of front-wheel drive cars around him and eventually the traction that they boasted allowed them to move ahead of him, seventh place being his reward, along with the Jack Sears Trophy win for the weekend.

“That was an enjoyable race,” said Adam, “because it showed what we are capable of and how good the car is. Missing race two was obviously disappointing and as it affected the race three grid it was always going to be tough, but the car was mega in the last race. I’m feeling really positive about things.”

Ash Gallagher, Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport’s Commercial Manager, said: “Yet again we have proved that we have front-running pace. The weather this weekend made the racing a bit of a lottery, but in every session, wet or dry, we were competitive. Adam’s problem was something that our guys had never seen before, but once we had traced it we were able to get him back on track for race three, which considering the very tight turn around between the races this weekend was a monumental effort from the guys in the garage, so we go to Thruxton felling really confident.”

Adam lies eighth in the championship standings, with George ninth and Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport is fourth in the BTCC Teams Championship. The Independents Championship has George second and Adam fourth, with Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport second in the Independent Teams title race. The Jack Sears Trophy, for drivers who hadn’t scored an overall podium result before this season, is led by George after three JST wins thus far.

The next three races in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship are at Thruxton, Hampshire, on May 28/29, with qualifying on Saturday shown on itv.com and the raceday action live on ITV4.

Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport sizzle in Donington BTCC hybrid debut

 

Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport is celebrating a superb start to the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Donington with a podium finish, two Independent category wins and a massive step forward for the Accrington-based team.

The new era of the BTCC requires all cars to run a hybrid unit that regenerates power and allows drivers 15 seconds per lap of hybrid deployment. It has been a learning curve for all the teams in pre-season testing and remained a challenge over the race weekend, but Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport was on top of the new technology, and Drivers Adam Morgan and newcomer George Gamble were relishing the opportunity to go racing and fight for wins and podiums in 2022.

The weekend started with two free practice sessions that allowed the teams to work on car set-up for the all-important qualifying session, Adam and George were in a confident mood. After an early stoppage, caused by Dan Cammish splitting a fuel rail and igniting, the teams had just under 22 minutes to set their grid-deciding lap times. George wowed everyone with a time fifth fastest, just 0.219s off pole position, while Adam would line up a relieved eighth after he had a fuel pump fail which prevented a second run. Fortunately, his first effort was good enough to keep him up near the front of the grid in P8.

An optimistic team went to the grid ready for the first ever BTCC race with hybrid technology and it began with a frantic lead battle and a safety car period. As the leaders tripped over themselves and delayed each other, Adam cleared a frantic battle and caught the leading group to finish fifth while George’s BTCC debut resulted in sixth place after a highly impressive drive. The Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport BMW 330e M Sports also took a one-two finish in the Independents’ class which was another boost to the squad.

The cars lined up fifth and sixth for race two, but Adam was in strife even before the race started, as a tooth had worked loose in the transmission in race one which prevented the engagement with the hybrid system and with no spares available, he had to complete the remaining two races without the extra power available to everyone else. Adam battled to a remarkable fourth place, “helped by me having a big gap to the pack behind,” but George was a star of the race as he bolted to second place on the run to the first corner and finished in third place overall as well as winning the Independents’ category.

“I didn’t think it could get better than race one,” said George, “but I made a good start and had Adam behind me to protect me from the pack. It feels amazing!”

George was penalised in race three with a drive-through penalty for jumping the start and finished 20th, while Adam, again forced to run without hybrid, finished in sixth place after a tremendously consistent day which showed the pace of the cars and the giant step forward the team has made on the engineering side.

Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport’s new Commercial Manager Ash Gallagher was delighted with the results: “We have had an absolutely fantastic weekend. Two Independent wins are a great boost and so is the fact that the cars were so solid on pace in all three races. We are all thrilled for George getting his first podium in only his second BTCC race, while Adam’s results without hybrid show how good his racecraft is and how well engineered our BMW 330e M Sports are. Steve Farrell and the team have worked really hard over the winter and the whole team, as well as our commercial partners, are buzzing about the weekend. We can’t wait for Brands Hatch!”

The Donington results put Adam fifth and George ninth in the championship standings, with Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport second in the Teams’ Championship. Adam leads the Independents’ Trophy with George third with Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport the leading Independent team. The BTCC’s Jack Sears Trophy runs for drivers who haven’t scored an overall podium before the start of the season, and although George now has an overall podium to his name, he is second in that competition as well.

The Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship bursts back on track at Brands Hatch, Kent, on May 14/15. Qualifying will be shown live on Saturday on itv.com with the raceday action starting on ITV4 but including two BTCC races on ITV1.

THE NEW BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé and BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé.

With the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé M models, you experience four-door luxury cars full of adrenaline-charged sportiness. 

  • The new BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé combines pure M genes with supreme exclusivity – for driving adventures full of sporting flair and luxury.
  • The new BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé impresses with a unique synthesis of comfort and performance.

THE NEW BMW 8 SERIES GRAN COUPÉ M MODELS IN COMPARISON.

THE SPORTY FACTS AT A GLANCE.

THE NEW BMW M8 COMPETITION GRAN COUPÉ – PRODUCT-HIGHLIGHTS.

Driving dynamics and design features of the new BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé.

The new BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé is a four-door luxury sports car that impresses down to the smallest detail.

  • The high-performance M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine with a displacement of 4.4 litres and 460 kW (625 hp) in combination with numerous drivetrain and suspension technologies inspired by motorsport sets clear signals: 750 Nm of torque and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds.
  • The advanced exterior establishes a new design language for luxury sports cars with four doors and is a statement of dynamic performance as well as a striking presence. In the cabin, bold M features and luxurious details create a sporty and exclusive atmosphere.

625 hp high-performance M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine.

The latest version of the M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine guarantees performance in keeping with the latest standards. The high-revving unit develops an output of 460 kW (625 hp). The two turbochargers stand out thanks to their cross-cylinder bank exhaust manifold with optimum response characteristics. The V8 engine is also designed for extreme loads on the track.

Configurable M brake.

Integrated braking system with precise pedal feel and M specific configurability. The new system brings together the brake activation, brake boosters and braking control functions with a compact module. It also presents the driver with two pedal feel settings – COMFORT and SPORT modes alter the amount of pressure on the brake pedal required to slow the car.

M xDrive

MxDrive with Active M Differential guarantees maximum traction and driving dynamics for everyday driving, as well as at the racetrack. The M specific technology combines the typical agility of a rear-wheel drive with the control of an all-wheel drive. You can choose between the drive variants 4WD, 4WD Sport and – in DSC-off mode – 2WD.

THE NEW BMW M850i xDRIVE GRAN COUPÉ – PRODUCT-HIGHLIGHTS.

Driving dynamics and design features of the new BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé.

The new BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé impresses with a unique synthesis of comfort and performance.

  • The 390 kW (530 hp) M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder engine accelerates the vehicle from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds.
  • The progressive exterior design of the new BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé fascinates with distinctive design elements in Black high-gloss. (Chromeline exterior trim shown not available in the UK).
  • The exclusive interior offers a sporty ambience that meets the most supreme standards of luxury.

THE NEW BMW 8 SERIES GRAN COUPÉ M MODELS: DRIVER´S COCKPIT & TECHNOLOGIES.

M specific instruments, operating concept, digital services and driver assistance of the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé M models.

The new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé M models support you with numerous innovative technologies.

  • The M-specific instrument cluster* and the M-specific Head-Up Display* ensure you of maximum clarity.
  • The individually configurable M1/M2 buttons at the steering wheel*, the red start/stop button* and the centre console with M MODE* and SETUP* buttons offer additional motor racing flair.
  • A large number of intelligent driver assistance systems and digital services provide an enhanced level of comfort and safety.

* Available for the new BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé M models.
Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.

The new BMW M8 Competition Convertible and BMW M850i xDrive Convertible.

Experience sporty driving pleasure at the highest level – with the impressively powerful new BMW 8 Series Convertible M models:
 

  • The new BMW M8 Competition Convertible combines pure M genes with supreme exclusivity – for driving adventures full of sporting flair and luxury.
  • The new BMW M850i xDrive Convertible impresses with a unique synthesis of comfort and performance.

THE NEW BMW 8 SERIES CONVERTIBLE M MODELS IN COMPARISON.

THE SPORTY FACTS AT A GLANCE.

THE NEW BMW M8 COMPETITION CONVERTIBLE – PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.

Driving dynamics and design features of the new BMW M8 Competition Convertible.

The new BMW M8 Competition Convertible embodies the peak performance mark for the BMW 8 Series Convertible M models.

  • The high-performance M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine with a displacement of 4.4 litres and 460 kW (625 hp) in combination with numerous drivetrain and suspension technologies inspired by motorsport sets clear signals: 750 Nm of torque and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds.
  • The iconic styling establishes a new design language for luxury sports convertibles and delivers a statement of dynamic performance as well as a striking presence. In the cabin, bold M features and luxurious details create a sporty and exclusive atmosphere.

625 hp high-performance M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine.

The latest version of the M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine guarantees performance in keeping with the latest standards. The high-revving unit develops an output of 460 kW (625 hp). The two turbochargers stand out thanks to their cross-cylinder bank exhaust manifold with optimum response characteristics. The V8 engine is also designed for extreme loads on the track.

Configurable M brake.

Integrated braking system with precise pedal feel and M specific configurability. The new system brings together the brake activation, brake boosters and braking control functions with a compact module. It also presents the driver with two pedal feel settings – COMFORT and SPORT modes alter the amount of pressure on the brake pedal required to slow the car.

M xDrive

MxDrive with Active M Differential guarantees maximum traction and driving dynamics for everyday driving, as well as at the racetrack. The M specific technology combines the typical agility of a rear-wheel drive with the control of an all-wheel drive. You can choose between the drive variants 4WD, 4WD Sport and – in DSC-off mode – 2WD.

THE NEW BMW M850i xDRIVE CONVERTIBLE – PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.

Driving dynamics and design features of the new BMW M850i xDrive Convertible.

The new BMW M850i xDrive Convertible impresses with a unique synthesis of comfort and performance.
 
  • The 390 kW (530 hp) M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder engine accelerates the vehicle from 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds.
  • The progressive exterior design of the new BMW M850i xDrive Convertible fascinates with distinctive design elements in Black high-gloss.
  • The exclusive interior offers a sporty ambience that meets the most supreme standards of luxury.

THE NEW BMW 8 SERIES CONVERTIBLE M MODELS: DRIVER´S COCKPIT & TECHNOLOGIES.

M specific instruments, operating concept, digital services and driver assistance of the new BMW 8 Series Convertible M models.

The new BMW 8 Series Convertible M models support you with numerous innovative technologies.

  • The M-specific instrument cluster* and the M-specific Head-Up Display* ensure you of maximum clarity.
  • The individually configurable M1/M2 buttons at the steering wheel*, the red start/stop button* and the centre console with M MODE* and SETUP* buttons offer additional motor racing flair.
  • A large number of intelligent driver assistance systems and digital services provide an additional level of comfort and safety.

* Available for the new BMW M8 Competition Convertible.

​Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the new BMW 8 Series Convertible M models.
Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.

THE FIRST-EVER FULLY ELECTRIC BMW i7 SALOON.

The first fully electric BMW i7 combines electric performance and multisensory entertainment to produce an unforgettable motoring experience.

– Welcoming scenario “Great Entrance Moments”
– Crystal headlights and illuminated BMW ‘Iconic Glow’ kidney grille
– Luxurious lounge atmosphere in the interior with individual My Modes
– Cinema experience on optional 31.3” Theatre Screen in the rear passenger compartment
– 544 hp* and up to 382 miles range

FULLY ELECTRIC DRIVE CONCEPT.

In the new BMW i7 you experience driving pleasure of the next generation:

– 400 kW* (544 hp*) of output bring power onto the road
– Up to 745 Nm* torque for strong acceleration
– From 0 to 62mph in only 4.7 s*
– Almost in silence and free of local emissions when driving thanks to the innovative eDrive propulsion concept

RANGE AND CHARGING THE NEW BMW i7.

OVER 382 MILES RANGE.

Discover efficient driving dynamics in the new BMW i7:

– 382 miles* of electric range
– Low consumption of only 3.1 – 3.2 mi/kWh* through technologies such as recuperation during braking
– Lightweight construction methods and aerodynamic design

FRONT DESIGN

Iconic front design. BMW ‘Iconic Glow’ crystal headlights with Swarocski crystal elements and an illuminated kidney grille contour radiate personality.

SIDE VIEW

The flowing lines transform the sheer size of the new BMW 7 Series into aestetically proportioned speciousness. A chrome element highlights the Hofmeister kink like a precious jewel.

REAR DESIGN

Narrow L-shaped rear lights and slim chrome strip emphasise the effect of the breadth. Blue design elements signal the innovative drive system.

 

INNOVATIVE AMBIENCE IN THE COCKPIT

The BMW Interation Bar, a multifunctional control element, extends horizontally across the entire cockpit. Completing the multimedia experience is the 14.9″ BMW Curved Display.

REAR-SEAT ENTERTAINMENT ON A GRAND SCALE

The optional 31.3″ BMW Theatre Screen with integrated Amazon Fire TV in the rear together with the comfortable seats and loudspeakers integrated in the doors turns every journey into an adventure for cineasts.**

SKY LOUNGE PANORAMIC GLASS SUNROOF

The Sky Lounge panoramic flass sunroof allows light into the interior during the day. At night it creates an incomparable ambience by using dynamic light effects.

*Values are preliminary
**Content, services, and features vary, may not be available in all areas and languages, and may require separate subscriptions. For a country-specific streaming and entertainment offer in China, BMW partnered with Huawei and Iqiyi. As a prerequisite for video streaming the personal eSIM in the vehicle needs to be activated via the data plan of the customers’ mobile network operator.

Bowker BMW have extended their partnership to support a North West-based pursuit of the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

Last year, Bowker BMW became the new official parts provider for the Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport Race Team.

Bowker BMW will also continue to support Ciceley Motorsport with a sponsored car for Blackburn-based driver Adam Morgan. The eye-catching matt black BMW X4 has been signwritten with Bowker BMW and Ciceley Motorsport logos. The car is predicted to clock up over 5,000 miles throughout the North West and between UK circuits throughout the racing season. 

Bowker Motor Group director Chris Eccles said: “We loved being involved last year and we are excited to be involved again. We will help with parts and provide Adam with the new BMW X4. Last year, the team’s first season back in a BMW, saw podiums and wins for Adam in a solid race season. We’re keeping everything crossed for more placings for the team in 2022.”

Last season was Ciceley Motorsport’s first season driving BMWs. Adam Morgan enjoyed two wins including a double podium at Oulton Park. After their first season driving BMWs, the team will hope to finish even higher than their 9th place in the team standings this season.

Competing in his 11th season in BTCC, Adam Morgan is upbeat about the team’s prospects for the approaching campaign. Adam said: “Bowker BMW was a big part of the team’s success last year. It is wonderful news to have the local dealership on board once again. Travelling between races and testing can be long and arduous; even more draining than the races themselves sometimes! The new BMW X4 will play a crucial role in the team logistics and that will be a huge help for me and the team.”

Following an extensive pre-season testing programme for the Car Gods Ciceley Motorsport team, the 2022 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship season will get underway at Donington Park on 23rd-24th April.

The team has just revealed their line up for the coming season which, this year, includes BTCC support race front runner George Gamble. George will partner Adam in their pair of Car Gods backed BMW 330e M Sport Saloons for his debut season in the Championship.

Adam added: “It’s fantastic to have George join the team for this year, his pedigree in rear wheel drive machinery on the TOCA package is second to none, and after our first couple of meetings together he has fit straight into the team dynamic. With a learning year under our belts last season with the BMW’s, we are in a brilliant position to have a proper run at the title in 2022”.

Bowker and Ciceley have been pillars of the North West business community for over 100 years and almost 50 years respectively.

The new BMW M8 Competition Coupé and BMW M850i xDrive Coupé.

With the new BMW 8 Series Coupé M models you experience a maximum in sporty and luxurious driving pleasure both on the road and on the racetrack:

  • The new BMW M8 Competition Coupé combines pure M genes with supreme exclusivity.
  • The new BMW M850i xDrive Coupé impresses with a unique synthesis of comfort and performance.

THE NEW BMW 8 SERIES COUPÉ M MODELS IN COMPARISON.

THE SPORTY FACTS AT A GLANCE.

THE NEW BMW M8 COMPETITION COUPÉ – PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.

Driving dynamics and design features of the new BMW M8 Competition Coupé.

The new BMW M8 Competition Coupé embodies the peak performance mark for the BMW 8 Series Coupé M models.

  • The high-performance M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine with a displacement of 4.4 litres and 460 kW (625 hp) in combination with numerous drivetrain and suspension technologies inspired by motorsport sets clear signals: 750 Nm of torque and acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds.
  • The iconic styling establishes a new design language for luxury sports cars and delivers a statement of dynamic performance as well as a striking presence. In the cabin, bold M features and luxurious details create a sporty and exclusive atmosphere.

625 hp high-performance M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine.

The latest version of the M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine guarantees performance in keeping with the latest standards. The high-revving unit develops an output of 460 kW (625 hp). The two turbochargers stand out thanks to their cross-cylinder bank exhaust manifold with optimum response characteristics. The V8 engine is also designed for extreme loads on the track.

Configurable M brake.

Integrated braking system with precise pedal feel and M specific configurability. The new system brings together the brake activation, brake boosters and braking control functions with a compact module. It also presents the driver with two pedal feel settings – COMFORT and SPORT modes alter the amount of pressure on the brake pedal required to slow the car.

M xDrive

MxDrive with Active M Differential guarantees maximum traction and driving dynamics for everyday driving, as well as at the racetrack. The M specific technology combines the typical agility of a rear-wheel drive with the control of an all-wheel drive. You can choose between the drive variants 4WD, 4WD Sport and – in DSC-off mode – 2WD.

DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS.

M specific kidney grille.

The black front arnamental grille with frame in Black Chrome and M8 emblem in Black high-gloss underlines the further enhanced sporty character of the vehicle.

M Carbon bucket seats.

The optional M Carbon bucket seat with illuminated M8 logo combines the lightness and racing character of a bucket seat with the range of functions of an M sport seat. Its contouring offers perfect side support and excellent long distance comfort. It is compatible with multipoint harnesses and therefore fully suitable for racing. 

M Sport exhaust system.

The M Sport exhaust system delivers a dynamic sound that can be modified via the integrated exhaust value mechanism. The SPOT and SPORT+ programmes, which can be selected via the driving dynamics buttons. are accentuated by an even more intense engine sound, while the comfort-oriented programme delivers a more discreet sports sount.

THE NEW BMW M850i xDRIVE COUPÉ – PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.

Driving dynamics and design features of the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupé.

The new BMW M850i xDrive Coupé impresses with a unique synthesis of comfort and performance.
 
  • The 390 kW (530 hp) M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder engine accelerates the vehicle from 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds.
  • The progressive exterior design of the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupé fascinates with distinctive design elements in Black high-gloss.
  • The exclusive interior offers a sporty ambience that meets the most supreme standards of luxury.

THE NEW BMW 8 SERIES COUPÉ M MODELS: DRIVER´S COCKPIT & TECHNOLOGIES.

M specific instruments, operating concept, digital services and driver assistance of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé M models.

The new BMW 8 Series Coupé M models support you with numerous innovative technologies.

  • The M-specific instrument cluster* and the M-specific Head-Up Display* ensure you of maximum clarity.
  • The individually configurable M1/M2 buttons at the steering wheel*, the red start/stop button* and the centre console with M MODE* and SETUP* buttons offer additional motor racing flair.
  • A large number of intelligent driver assistance systems and digital services provide an additional level of comfort and safety.

*Available for the new BMW M8 Competition Coupé.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé M models.
  • Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.

Introducing the first purely electric Gran Coupe.

As the first all-electric Gran Coupé, the BMW i4 combines next-level performance with modern comforts to deliver a truly outstanding driving experience. Equipped with fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, the BMW i4 M50 delivers up to 544hp, while the BMW i4 eDrive40 offers up to 365 miles* in range. Add to this the spacious interiors, and the new BMW i4, quickly becomes the perfect companion for any journey.

 

THE BMW i4 eDRIVE40: SMARTER RANGE.*

The intelligent driving system created by the merging of the efficient drivetrain concept, lightweight construction, aerodynamic design and a powerful high-voltage battery, allows the BMW i4 eDrive40 to reach up to 365 miles*. In addition to this, other innovative technologies, such as brake energy recovery, help to extend the range and reduce energy consumption to less than 16.5 kW/h.

Driving dynamics and design features of the BMW i4 M50.

The BMW i4 M50 features two BMW M eDrive engines and numerous M specific technology to deliver a completely new driving experience. Accelerating from 0 to 62mph in 3.9 seconds, with BMW M typical precision and a highly emotive driving sound powered by BMW M IconicSounds Electric. Rounding off the dynamic appearance are exclusive design elements in Cerium Grey and striking M features from the closed M kidney grille through to the M rear spoiler.

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT BMW i4 CHARGING.

Your BMW i4 can go from 0 to 80% charge in just 34 minutes when using a 205 kW charging station. Or you can recharge up to 101 miles range in only 10 minutes. At home, a Wallbox gets the BMW i4 back to 100% charge in 13 hours. The essential extras, such as the BMW Flexible Charger for home use, the charging cable (Mode 3) for public charging and the BMW Charging Card for access to the public charging network, are included when you buy a BMW i4.

The first purely electric Gran Coupé will take driving pleasure to new limits thanks to a range of up to 363 miles (WLTP)*. The four-door vehicle combines extraordinary performance with superb range to create a driving experience that’s perfect for both long-distance journeys and your everyday commutes.

Both powerful and smooth the BMW i4 delivers supreme performance with up to 530 hp, The Gran Coupé goes from zero to 62mph in just four seconds, and feels impressively smooth while driving. A model-specific damper technology will ensure that the instant acceleration is a stimulating yet controlled driving experience without any drive slip or course corrections.

Comfort for any distance. The purely electrically powered Gran Coupé offers new levels of versatility and is perfect for everyday use. The almost silent drive and the optimised suspension technology give the impression of a vehicle effortlessly gliding towards its destination, even at higher speeds and in more difficult traction conditions.

Rediscover corners, with optimised aerodynamics and a balanced weight distribution enable a high level of agility and precision – further increased by the fine-tuning of the drive and suspension components. Spring and damping systems will ensure optimum road contact and a high cornering stability.

Giving you room to move, a fully-fledged five-seater, the BMW i4 provides great seating comfort with generous space for head and legs in the back. A long wheelbase with short overhangs and a smooth roofline will define the sporty-elegant shape of the BMW Gran Coupé.

Enquire about the new BMW i4 please complete the form provided.

*Figures are for comparison purposes and may not reflect real life driving results which depend on a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. They were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. The BMW i4 is a battery electric vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. The electric range was determined according to the WLTP test cycle. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedure.

Have a question about your BMW? We’ve put together some of our frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re after you can submit a question using the form at the bottom of this page.

To contact Bowker Preston located at Preston Docklands simply call 01772 769976, alternatively you can contact them online here.

To contact Bowker Blackburn located at Trident Park on the Ring Road, simply call 01254 274444, alternatively you can contact them online here.

The opening hours for Bowker Preston BMW are as follows:

Sales Department:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Appointments Advisable)
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Service Department:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
 
The opening hours for Bowker Blackburn BMW are as follows:
 
Sales Department:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Appointments Advisable)
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Service Department:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

BMW recommends that at least once a year regardless of how few miles you have put on the vehicle to perform an oil change and service check. If you happen to drive your vehicle a lot then, BMW recommends every 10,000 miles you bring your vehicle in for an oil change.

Book a Service

If your BMW is equipped with the latest iDrive System; From the main screen, scroll to ‘Vehicle Information’, then ‘vehicle status’, and then ‘service required’.

You are always welcome to bring your vehicle in so that our service department may perform an actual key read on your vehicle to let you know if it is due for service.

Book a Service

The cost of a service can vary depending on the age and mileage of the vehicle. Bowker BMW offer a bespoke discount* on vehicles over three years old. Learn more about our Bespoke Discount click here.

Book a Service

Both Bowker Preston and Bowker Blackburn have service Centres with trained BMW technicians. Book your appointment or contact us today for a quote. Call 01772 769976 for Preston, or 01254 274444 for Blackburn.

Book a Service

The price of an MOT at Bowker BMW is just £39.99. Not only will you be leaving your pride and joy in the safe hands of an expert BMW Technician, but they will take it through 150 rigorous checks and only use Genuine BMW Parts for any repairs.

Unsure about when your BMW needs an MOT? Click here and enter your vehicle’s make and registration number.

Book an MOT

Yes, you can part-exchange your current BMW for a new model, and the good news, it’s really simply and our team are here to assist you with any questions you have. So, whether you’re looking for a fully Electric, Plug-in Hybrid, Diesel or a Petrol BMW we have what you’re looking for. You’re guaranteed to find the perfect BMW for you.

Why not use our Finance Health Check to see what your vehicle is worth?

Value my Vehicle

Selling your BMW is really easy! We’re are currently looking for BMWs to add to our Approved Used stock. Our valuations are quick, accurate, and reflect the condition of your car at the time of inspection. Holding a full BMW service history will improve the value of your car.

Sell My BMW

Yes, at Bowker BMW we offer Complimentary Finance Health Check, regardless of the make or model of vehicle you currently own. Why not see what your vehicle could be worth?

Value My Vehicle

There are two ways to create a BMW ID, the first is whilst in your BMW press the person icon next to the time on the top right have side of the screen, this will bring up Driver Profiles, click create profile, then simply scan the QR code on screen to create your profile.

The second way to create a BMW ID is online, to create yours click here, once done, simply sign in next time you’re in your BMW.

Check the status of your BMW, use one of the many remote control features, plan trips in advance, book your next service appointment, or discover the world of BMW – all from the convenience of your smartphone.

A test drive can be arranged using our online booking system:

Book a test drive at Preston

Booka test drive at Blackburn

Alternatively, you can enquire with our sales team and they will arrange a test drive with you subject to availability and a qualifying criteria.

Bowker Preston: 01772 769976, alternatively you can contact them online here.

Bowker Blackburn: 01254 274444, alternatively you can contact them online here.

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    GREAT EXPECTATIONS.

    Now in its sixth generation, the new BMW M5 Competition has taken an iconic design language and accentuated it with eye-catching elements. From the front, these include the new redesigned M kidney grille with a single-piece frame finished in high-gloss black. From the rear, darker three-dimensional rear lights, and a powerful rear apron with larger air diffuser and with two twin tailpipes typical of M vehicles.

    PULSE RACING.

    At its core, the M5 Competition is a statement of performance, and this can be seen and felt in every inch of the design. Instantly noticeable is the remodelled apron, which has a central air inlet in mesh design, two large side air inlets and a seamlessly integrated new Adaptive LED Shadowline headlights. The athletic proportions are accentuated by a lower centre of gravity and a wider stance, which is superb for handling. Inside, the driver-oriented cockpit comes in luxurious Full Merino leather, new Galvanic controls, and track-inspired M detailing, such as the M leather steering wheel with red pre-configurable M1 and M2 driver setting buttons.

    M Mode.

    With ROAD, SPORT and TRACK settings, the M Mode button on the centre console to adjust the control intensity of the driver assistance system. What’s more, the display system will change to reveal relevant driving information.

    BMW M xDrive.

    Enjoy the choice of driving variants including 4WD, 4WD Sport and – in DSC-off mode – 2WD with BMW’s M xDrive. Available with Active M differential, it maximised traction and control on everyday drives and also on track to deliver the M5’s sheer power.

    M Steptronic transmission.

    The 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic features extremely short gear shifts and numerous shift options:from athletic to comfortable and fuel-efficient.

    625hp.

    The BMW M TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine of the BMW M5 Competition is the most powerful motor that BMW M has ever developed for a series production vehicle. The  4.4-litre power unit delivers  625hp, 750 Nm of torque, and goes from 0 to 62mh in a mere 3.3 seconds.

    SUPER CONNECTED.

    The BMW M5 Competition elevates performance through blistering connectivity, and is now more connected than ever before. It features BMW ConnectedDrive with Intelligent Personal Assistant and the latest standard Connective Package Professional. This comes with Real Time Traffic Information, Connected Music, and Remote Services and Smartphone Integration featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time. What’s more, it comes with BMW’s Head-up Display and a new larger 12.3″ touchscreen Central Information Display.

    NEXT-LEVEL CONNECTIVITY.

    Discover M specific instruments, BMW operating systems, digital services and driver assistance systems.

    BMW’s constantly evolving world of smarter technology and seamless connectivity is taken up a level with the track-inspired innovations. For the M4 Competition Convertible, these include the M-specific instrument cluster, the M-specific Head-Up Display and M Digital Cockpit. Also adding to the driving experience are the individually configurable M Setup options, the red start/stop button and the centre console with M MODE* and SETUP* buttons.

    BMW INDIVIDUAL.

    If the BMW M4 Competition Convertible is the car for you, why not take it to the next level with exclusive options from BMW Individual? You can choose between numerous brilliant BMW Individual paint finishes, such as the Imola Red seen here, or matt BMW Individual metallic paint finishes, such as Frozen Portimao Blue. In the interior, there are numerous options to pick from, such as M Carbon Sport bucket seats in finest Merino leather, high-quality BMW Individual Carbon Fibre interior trims, and many more.

    **Values will vary depending on vehicle specification, trim level and optional equipment selected. Vehicle performance figures shown are for base model.
    † The recommended on the road (OTR) cash price includes delivery, BMW Emergency Service, number plates, first registration fee and vehicle excise duty. Where applicable, government grants and subsidies are not included in the OTR cash price displayed.

    BMW M4 CSL, BMW M4 Competition Coupé, BMW M440i xDrive Coupé, and BMW M440d xDrive Coupé.

    The BMW 4 Series Coupé M models offer a fascinating combination of aesthetics, character and typical M athleticism.

    • Leading the selection is the BMW M4 CSL with an impressive output of 551 hp and 650 Nm of torque. A reduction in weight of up to 100 kg compared with the BMW M4 Competition Coupé, a high-performance M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine and Ultra Track tyres specifically matched to the vehicle open up the opportunity to experience the ultimate driving machine.
     
    • The BMW M4 Competition Coupé impresses with 510 hp and 650 Nm of torque. Equipped with a high-performance BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine, 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, optional M xDrive all-wheel drive, Active M Differential and numerous technologies derived from motorsport, it offers maximum driving dynamics – both in everyday use and on the race track.
     
    • The model range is rounded off by the BMW M440i xDrive and BMW M440d xDrive Coupé: alongside their attractive design, the powerful sports coupés inspire with a balanced mix of sportiness, efficiency and convenience.

    THE BMW 4 SERIES COUPÉ M MODELS IN COMPARISON.

    The most important performance facts at a glance: design, power train, suspension and output.

    BMW M4 CSL – PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.

    Driving dynamics and design features of the BMW M4 CSL.

    In the new BMW M4 CSL everything is designed with a view to enabling the experience of uncompromising motorsport DNA in everyday use.

    • The best performing street legal BMW M4 of all time
    • Reduction in weight of up to 100 kg compared with BMW M4 Competition Coupé
    • 405 kW (551 hp) high-performance M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine
    • Ultra Track tyres matched to the specific vehicle
    • Exclusive design with model signatures in Red and Black

    BMW M4 COMPETITION COUPÉ – PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.

    Driving dynamics and design features of the BMW M4 Competition Coupé.

    The BMW M4 Competition Coupé sets the peak performance mark for the BMW 4 Series Coupé M models. Equipped with a 510-hp high-performance BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine and numerous drivetrain and chassis technologies derived from motorsport, this sports coupé offers typical M driving dynamics at a supreme level. The optional all-wheel drive M xDrive with Active M Differential guarantees maximum driving dynamics at all times both in everyday use and on the race track. A powerful design language at the front, side and rear alongside optional M specific Carbon features on the exterior and in the interior underline the athletic character of the vehicle.

    DRIVER´S COCKPIT & TECHNOLOGIES.

    M specific instruments and operating concept, digital services and driver assistance systems of the BMW 4 Series Coupé models.

    Comfort, safety and M sensation at a supreme level: the BMW 4 Series Coupé M models support you during the journey with numerous innovative technologies. In the M4 Competition, ensuring you of maximum clarity, are the M specific instrument cluster and the M specific Head-Up Display. Features like the individually configurable M Setup, the red start/stop button and the centre console with M MODE and SETUP buttons offer additional motor racing flair. Available across the BMW 4 Series Coupé M models, benefit from intelligent driver assistance systems while driving and parking or communicate in a new and simple way with your BMW through the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. In addition, many connectivity features and digital services are available to provide you with an ideal link to your BMW and the world to make your mobile life even more comfortable.

    BMW INDIVIDUAL FOR THE BMW M4 COUPÉ.

    The BMW M4 Coupé brings together aesthetics, charisma and high performance in a fascinating manner. Equipment options from BMW Individual perfectly adapted to the vehicle allow you to emphasise the exclusive character of the powerful sports coupé. Choose from a large number of brilliant BMW Individual paint finishes such as the metallic colour illustrated here of Mint Green. In the interior, optional M Carbon bucket seats of finest leather ‘Merino’ define the sporty and elegant ambience. Included in the range is the BMW Individual full leather trims ‘Merino’ Silverstone/Black with partial perforation.

    Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the BMW 4 Series M models.
    • Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.

    With its breathtaking performance and compact three-box design, the new BMW M240i xDrive Coupé is all about putting the fun back into driving. The combination of the BMW M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine with the intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive makes every drive memorable.

    THE BMW M240i xDRIVE COUPÉ PERFORMANCE.

    Power train, suspension and performance.

    PACKED WITH POWER.

    Driving dynamics and design features of the BMW M240i xDrive Coupé.

    With its 374 hp BMW M TwinPower inline 6-cylinder petrol engine and a host of performance enhancing features, including M Sport suspension, M Sport differential and variable sport steering, the BMW M240i xDrive Coupé delivers power, agility and precise handling with every journey. This sportiness is taken up another notch with the M aerodynamics package, M-specific design elements, which come in Cerium Grey and optional M technology pack.

    BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine.

    At the heart of this athletic spirit i sthe M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine, which boasts a striking characteristic M engine sound. Other notable performance features include the Valvetronic, high-precision injection and a Twinscroll turbocharger.

    Fast gear changes.

    The 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission offers incrediblly sporty gear changes. In SPORT PLUS mode and with the selector lever in the left-hand S/M position, the gear shifts are configured for the maximum performance.

    Adaptive M suspension.

    The optional adaptive M suspension can be electronically adjusted at any time to suit the road and driving conditions. You can also adjust the suspension levels via the Driving Experience Control.

    NEXT-GENERATION DRIVING.

    Operating systems, digital services and driver assistance systems.

    The driver-oriented cockpit of the BMW M240i xDrive Coupé is packed with intelligent driver assistance systems. It makes everything easier, whether you’re driving, parking or simply communicating with your BMW using the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. On top of this, a great selection of connectivity features and digital services can give you a seamless link to your BMW and the world.
    Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the BMW M240i xDrive Coupé.
    • Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.

    BMW M3 Competition Saloon, BMW M340i xDrive and M340d xDrive Saloon.

    The BMW 3 Series Saloon M models combine powerful proportions and distinctive four-door 3-box design with the sportiness typical of M. Leading the bold characters is the BMW M3 Competition Saloon with its impressive 510 hp and 650 Nm of torque. Equipped with a high-performance BMW M TwinPower Turbo power unit, 8-speed M Steptronic with Drivelogic, optional all-wheel drive M xDrive, Active M Differential and numerous technologies derived from motorsport, it offers maximum driving dynamics – both in everyday use and on the race track. The model range is completed by the BMW M340i xDrive and BMW M340d xDrive Saloon: alongside their attractive design, the powerful sports saloons inspire with an especially balanced mix of sportiness, efficiency and convenient everyday utility. 

    THE BMW 3 SERIES SALOON M MODELS IN COMPARISON.

    The most important performance facts at a glance: design, power train, suspension and output.

    BMW M3 COMPETITION SALOON– PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.

    Driving dynamics and design features of the BMW M3 Competition Saloon.

    The BMW M3 Competition Saloon shows how much motorsport is possible with a BMW 3 Series Saloon. The top model of the BMW 3 Series Saloon M models features a 510-hp high-performance BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine and numerous drive and chassis technologies adapted from motorsport. Interaction with the optional all-wheel drive M xDrive with Active M Differential means that the driver of this unique sports saloon can always expect the supreme level of typical M driving dynamics. Powerful proportions and the distinctive 3-box design visually emphasise the athletic character of the vehicle. Expressive M design elements such as the carbon roof with fins or the continuous black sills set striking motorsport accents on the exterior. With its many M features, the interior of the BMW M3 Competition Saloon has an athletically elegant appearance and is consistently driver-oriented.

    M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine.

    The BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine features superior power delivery and the striking characteristic M engine sound. The two mono-scroll turbochargers, direct High-Precision injection, fully variable control and variable camshaft control ensure outstanding performance.

    8-speed M Steptronic with Drivelogic.

    The 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic offers numerous shafting options. You can shift manually using the gear lever or the gearshift paddles on the steering wheerl, or select one of three automatic programmes using Drivelogic.

    M xDrive.

    M xDrive with Active M Differential guarantees maximum traction and driving dynamics for everyday driving, as well as at the racetrack. The optional M specific technology combines the typical agility of a rear-wheel drive with the control of an all=wheel drive. You can choose between the drive variants 4WD, 4WD Sport and – in DSC-off mode – 2WD.

    THE NEW BMW M340i xDRIVE SALOON AND THE NEW BMW M340d xDRIVE SALOON – PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS.

    Driving dynamics and equipment options of the BMW 3 Series Saloon M Models.

    In addition to exclusive design highlights on the exterior and in the interior, the new BMW M340i xDrive Saloon and M340d xDrive Saloon offer an especially balanced range of performance, comfort and efficiency:

    • The free-revving M TwinPower inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with 275 kW (374 hp) in the new BMW M340i xDrive Saloon accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds
    • The efficient M TwinPower inline 6-cylinder diesel engine with 250 kW (340 hp) and 700 Nm of torque in the new BMW M340d xDrive Saloon accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds
    • M-specific suspension tuning for driving dynamics and balanced everyday comfort
    • Exclusive exterior and interior design elements feature M-specific styling
    Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the BMW 3 Series M models.
    • Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.

    BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive.

    With its 510hp, 650 Nm of torque and a cutting-edge soft top roof, the new BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive is taking the joy of exploring to a whole new level. Equipped with a high-performance BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine, 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, M xDrive with Active M Differential and numerous technologies taken from motorsport, it offers tremendously agile driving dynamics – both on the road and on the racetrack.

    FACTS.

    BMW M4 COMPETITION CONVERTIBLE OVERVIEW.

    Driving dynamics and design features.

    The BMW M4 Competition Convertible with M xDrive offers inspiring agility and impressive capabilities in every mile of your journey. It brings together a muscular 510 hp, a high-performance BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine, and a wealth of powertrain and suspension technologies inspired by motorsport. Combined with the M xDrive all-wheel drive system with Active M Differential, this high-end convertible truly embodies the essence of M.

    This confidence is also found in the design, inside and out. The continuous black sills and the diffuser with the distinctive twin tailpipes are a nod to its motor racing connection, which can also be felt with the carbon highlights of the optional M Carbon exterior package. As expected, the interior has a driver-oriented design with immersive M seats in Merino leather as standard with M seat belts, seat ventilation and air collars. Add to this the mood lighting and Harman Kardon surround sound system, and you have a truly amazing atmosphere.

    High-performance engine.

    The BMW  TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine features superior power delivery and the unmistakable M engine sound. The two turbochargers, a direct high-precision injection, and the fully variable valve control (amongst other high-performance elements) come together perfectly to deliver outstanding performance, everytime.

    M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic.

    The 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic offers several shifting options: athletic, comfortable and fuel efficient. You can shift manually using the gear lever of the gearshift paddles, or select one of three automatic programmes using Drivelogic.

    M xDrive.

    With a choice of 4WD, 4WD Sport and 0 in DSC-off mode – 2WD, BMW M xDrive with Active M differential delivers maximum traction and driving dynamics for both everyday driving at the racetrack. The M specific technology combines the typical agility of a rear-wheel drive with the control of an all-wheel drive.

    NEXT-LEVEL CONNECTIVITY.

    Discover M specific instruments, BMW operating systems, digital services and driver assistance systems.

    BMW’s constantly evolving world of smarter technology and seamless connectivity is taken up a level with the track-inspired innovations. For the M4 Competition Convertible, these include the M-specific instrument cluster, the M-specific Head-Up Display and M Digital Cockpit. Also adding to the driving experience are the individually configurable M Setup options, the red start/stop button and the centre console with M MODE* and SETUP* buttons.

    BMW INDIVIDUAL.

    If the BMW M4 Competition Convertible is the car for you, why not take it to the next level with exclusive options from BMW Individual? You can choose between numerous brilliant BMW Individual paint finishes, such as the Imola Red seen here, or matt BMW Individual metallic paint finishes, such as Frozen Portimao Blue. In the interior, there are numerous options to pick from, such as M Carbon Sport bucket seats in finest Merino leather, high-quality BMW Individual Carbon Fibre interior trims, and many more.

    *Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load.