BMW March Madness

March Madness, one of the most anticipated seasons for sports fanatics is currently underway. If you’re lucky enough to have a decent bracket still in play, then kudos. But regardless, basketball fans from every region look forward to the spring when teams from across the nation face off to see who will win the coveted title of NCAA Tournament champion.


With the Final Four games coming to town next week, this concept got us thinking: who would come out on top if BMW’s latest 2018 models were forced to face off? We’ve picked four of our favorite models and featured some of their best stats. You get to pick the champion!


2018 BMW 3 Series/M3

  • LED headlights and fog lights are standard

  • Navigation includes iDrive 6.0 and a touch-screen display

  • New 19-in. wheel option with M Sport package

  • New Shadow Sport Edition includes black wheels, blacked-out exterior elements, sport leather steering wheel, and available dark carbon aluminum interior trim

  • Illuminated M badge on M3 seats takes on slightly different appearance

  • M3 offered with new 20-in. forged aluminum wheel option, painted black

  • Available Cognac Brown leather

  • New paint color: Sunset Orange

2018 BMW X3

  • BMW completely redesigns the X3 for 2018

  • Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in X3 xDrive30i

  • Turbocharged 6-cylinder engine in X3 M40i

  • Both engines paired with an 8-speed sport automatic transmission

  • BMW reports 8 ins. of ground clearance and 19.6 ins. of water fording depth

  • Standard xLine design package; optional Luxury package and M Sport package

  • Improved technologies, including available 10.25-in. iDrive display with gesture control and a substantially larger head-up display

  • Cargo capacity expands from 28.7 cubic feet to 62.7 cubic feet by folding the rear seat

2018 BMW X5/X5 M

  • New 8-speed sport automatic transmission is standard on most versions

  • Plug-in hybrid X5 xDrive40e iPerformance gets transmission paddle shifters

  • Restyled exhaust outlets for xDrive35i, xDrive35d, and xDrive50i

  • With M Sport package, new 21-in. wheels are available

2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo

  • Replacement for the 5 Series Gran Turismo, moved up a rung on the BMW model ladder but based on the 5 Series sedan platform

  • Offered solely as the 640i xDrive with a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive

  • 5-door hatchback body style adds ride height, raised seating positions, and extra utility

  • Maximum cargo space measures 65 cu. ft.

  • Standard Sport package; optional Luxury package and M Sport package

Which redesigned or upgraded model would you choose as the BMW champion from this Final Four face-off? They’re all incredible competitors! Check out our 2018 BMW inventory here and come see us if you’re in the market for a new BMW of your own! And don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page. We post daily about BMW news, vehicle specials, Texas happenings, and much more!

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