BMW tops key competitors on JD Power quality study.

New-vehicle quality is at its highest level ever, improving a significant 8% from last year, according to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study,SM (IQS) released today.

Initial quality in this iconic study is measured by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) during the first 90 days of ownership, with a lower score reflecting higher quality. In this year’s study, quality improves across seven of the eight categories measured, with 27 of the 33 brands in the study improving their quality compared with 2016.

BMW models that rank highest in their segments are the BMW 2 Series; BMW 4 Series; BMW X6; and MINI Cooper.

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2018 2 Series changes and updates

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BMW 2 Series Standard Equipment now includes:

  •  LED Fog Lights (5A1) replace Fog Lights (520), which are no longer available.
  • LED Headlights (5A2) replace Halogen lights on 230i models and replace Xenon adaptive headlights (522+524) on the M240i models.
  •  On the 230i models, Power front seats (459) are now standard.
  • A new bi-color 17-inch wheel (style 725) is now standard on 230i models. Several 18-inch upgrades remain available.
  • A new bi-color 18-inch wheel (719M) is standard on the M240i models. A jet black wheel in the same styling is available as a no cost option.

Optional Equipment now includes:

  • New exterior colors: Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Seaside Blue Metallic, and Sunset Orange Metallic.
  •  Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go (available on certain 230i models)
  • A new Cognac Leather Upholstery color is available.
  • 2 new wood interior trim colors are available.
  • iDrive 6.0 with Touch Screen technology on Navigation equipped models.
  • Adaptive full LED headlights with Icon light design.

2018 M3 changes and updates

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M3 Standard Equipment now includes:

  • LED Headlights (5A2) replace Xenon adaptive headlights (522+524), which are no longer offered.
  • The illuminated matte-chrome M badge on the seat has been redesigned to high- gloss black, and includes the M3 model name.
  • iDrive 6.0 with Touch Screen Technology is standard.

Lines and Package changes:

  • Competition Package (ZCP)
  •  New 20-inch wheel (2CQ) M Forged Black Star-Spoke Wheels Style 666 M with mixed Performance Tires now available.

2018 3 Series changes and updates

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MY2018 Cross-Platform Standard and Optional Equipment Changes.

  • Destination and Handling for all BMW models remains at $995.
  • Rear View Camera is now standard on all models.
  • ConnectedDrive Services (6AK), previously known as BMW Online and BMW Apps is now standard on all models.

For the 2018 model year, the 2018 BMW X1, BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, BMW X3, BMW 5 Series (excl. BMW M550i xDrive), BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, BMW X5, and BMW X6 package structure has been redesigned. Each model will now have a tiered package structure, with single options being unlocked after a specific tier is ordered.
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2018 BMW 3 series Shadow Sport Edition now available to order.

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Shadow Sport Edition will be offered as special edition package on 338d, 330e, 330i and 340i models including:

  • 18-inch Bi-color Jet Black Wheels Style 397 with Mixed Performance or All- season Tires (24Y/26P).
  • Kidney frame in high-gloss black.
  • LED headlights with black insert & Darker Tail Lights.
  • Air dam with black insert.
  • Optional 4MN Aluminum Dark Carbon Trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome Highlight.
  • Sport Leather Steering wheel: the leather on the outer rim features a modified lining, giving the steering wheel a softer touch and better grip.
  • *Please note: the Shadow Sport Edition requires Park Distance Control (508)