Although most people attribute driving their BMW vehicle with their daily work commute, populated downtown streets, or just making an impression on the first date, it’s jarring to think it would make a great road trip vehicle. But as a matter of fact, BMW vehicles make great for a great road trip experience. They may look like they’re made for city cruising, but their performance and technology capabilities work just as well for long distances.
If you feel just as comfortable driving your BMW vehicle every day, why not take it out with some friends or family to see the sights? We at Edmonton BMW not only think it’s a great idea, but we listed down a bunch of reason why we think so! Check them out below and see the different possibilities your BMW has in store for you.
Performance—for the modern consumer
BMW prides itself in its rich heritage in engine manufacturing. While most of the company’s origins derive from its racing and performance aspirations, today’s BMW is manufactured for the modern consumer. Someone who seeks performance while retaining impeccable style. On top of that, consumers also want a lot of functionality and practicality with their BMWs as well. This is great news because BMWs have integrated a lot of today’s technologies while retaining its powerful performance. If you take the X1 for example, its still considered a Sports Activity Vehicle because of its athletic performance, but it’s loaded with large cargo space and spacious seating for you to get the most out of its larger size.
Depending on the BMW vehicle you have, or plan on purchasing, the powerful engine under the hood is also supplemented by its great fuel economy:
|SUV||2018 BMW X1||2018 Lexus NX 300|
|Fuel economy – city (L/100 km / mpg)||10.5/26.9||10.6/26.6|
|Fuel economy – highway (L/100 km / mpg)||7.4/38.2||8.5/33.2|
|Fuel economy – combined (L/100 km / mpg)||9.1/31||9.7/29.1|
If we take a look at the X1 as an example again, you can see that its fuel consumption surpasses its competition when placed beside another SUV such as the Lexus NX 300. Despite its full-size class, you practically get mid-sized fuel consumption while retaining its performance. (You can take a look at a more detailed comparison, here)
Need something to keep you and everyone else busy during the trip, besides a game of “I, Spy”? The majority of BMW vehicles already come equipped with the company’s ConnectedDrive system. Its BMW’s technology services that provide you with a wide range of information, entertainment, and service features while you’re driving. You can connect your smartphone to the cabin with ease, and blast your road trip playlist for everyone to enjoy—or at lease for you to enjoy (results may vary).
These are just a few reasons why taking your BMW vehicle outside the city limits is just as great of a driving experience as it is inside them. We at Edmonton BMW hope you’ll take your friends and family along for the ride, too. Wanna learn more about our vehicles? Come visit our dealership on roper road to check out the BMW M5 for yourself. You can even book a test drive ahead of time if you’ve already had your eyes set on taking a specific model for a spin. Either way, Edmonton BMW will be here if you have any questions!