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Compare the 2017 BMW X3 vs 2017 Auto Q5 in Vancouver BC 3/20/2017

When looking for a new luxury SUV in Vancouver BC, the most common comparison is often the 2017 BMW X3 vs the 2017 Audi Q5. We understand why, they are similar in size , price and both offer quality german engineering. We believe the better choice is the 2017 BMW X3, but to help you on your journey we did a side by side comparison of the two SUVs..

Exclusive special edition: "30 Years M3". See it at Brian Jessel BMW. 3/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Exclusive special edition of the BMW M3 "30 Years M3". BMW M celebrates the 30th anniversary of its benchmark-setting high-performance sports car. See it in person at Brian Jessel BMW! Munich. With the launch of the first generation of the BMW M3 in 1986, the BMW M GmbH, at that time operating under the name BMW Motorsport GmbH, revolutionized the sporty mid-range segment. No other manufacturer had previously ever deployed genuine motorsports technology so consistently in order to transform a high-volume production model like the BMW 3 Series into a thoroughbred high-performance sports car that is also fully suitable for ...

Tips From Shell for the Ultimate Summer Road Trip 05/10/2016

There's nothing better than cruising down the open road in a BMW that you are proud to show off. Here are a couple tips to help make this summer's road trip the best one yet:      Visit the mechanic. Before you hit the road for the first time this summer, book your BMW for a full service check-up. This should include a full tune-up under the hood and top-off of coolants and fluids. An inspection of the underside of the vehicle is also important to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.   Pack an emergency kit. Hopefully ...

Compare the BMW 228i Coupe and the VW Golf GTI Performance 04/11/2016

Two German performance cars recently turned 40 years old. I am of course speaking of the BMW 3 Series, which turned forty in 2015, and the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which is blowing out 40 candles on a cake at Techno Classica Essen this week. Both vehicles absolutely defined their class, the sport sedan and hot hatch respectively, and set the template for other manufacturers to follow for years to come. Both vehicles remain enthusiast favourites decades on, and now that they both have to start getting their prostates examined, it seems like a good time to sit down and take ...

The 2016 BMW 7 Series: Frequently Asked Questions 11/26/2015

BMW has introduced an all-new 7 Series. What is so unique about it? The all-new 2016 BMW 7 Series incorporates several technologies and features that were first developed for another BMW Group manufacturer: Rolls Royce. As a result, the new 7 Series has features that are simply not available in competing vehicles from Mercedes-Benz or Audi. Features like the 15,000 LEDs embedded in the Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof, with your choice of ambient light colour to suit your mood. Or the industry first Gesture Control, which lets you control the volume of your sound system by twirling your finger ...

Valentino Almeida - Vancouver's BMW Sales Professional 10/16/2015

Valentino earned a degree in biochemistry and began his career in the auto industry by working at GM while still living in the Middle East. After relocating to Canada in 1995, Val had a brief stint at Chrysler before getting the opportunity to join Brian Jessel BMW at the former location in Langley. He jumped at the chance to enter the luxury automobile segment, and has been a BMW Sales Master every year since that first year in the 2 car showroom out in Langley.   What accounts for Val's success as one of the top luxury car sales people ...

Compare the 2015 BMW X5 vs the Audi Q7 in Vancouver BC 09/29/2015

If you are shopping for a luxury SUV in Vancouver, and are considering the Audi Q7 then first consider the BMW X5. At Brian Jessel BMW, we did a side by side comparison of the BMW X5 vs the Audi Q7. These two German engineered luxury SUV's have quite a lot to offer, in terms of performance, style and functionality, and in order to make an informed decision on which is the best for you, its best to see them side by side.    

Who Thrilled the Electric Car: BMW i3 at Brian Jessel BMW 01/26/2015

So, what do we know about BMW's entry into the all-electric city car arena, the i3? The BMW i3 is 100% local emission free. Zero grams of carbon are released into the atmosphere when you press the accelerator. The interior is made of sustainably-sourced natural materials such as wool, eucalyptus, and naturally tanned leather. The lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber frame weighs just 2,799 lbs (1,270 kg), and the optional 20" wheels fitted with Bridgestone Ecopia EP500 tires minimize rolling resistance, meaning that the i3 has efficiency at the very core of its design philosophy. However, did you know. . that the BMW i3 ...

Compare 2015 BMW X3 vs 2015 Mercedes GLK in Vancouver, BC 12/03/2014

We did a side by side comparison of the 2015 BMW X3 xDrive35i and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC, and the results were very promising indeed.  Click here to see the results of our X3 and GLK comparison. While the premise for both vehicles is very similar, a few key differences in build and engineering deliver a decisive advantage for the BMW X3. Mercedes and BMW each set out to build a medium sized, premium SUV offering ruggedness, utility, performance, style, and luxurious comfort. The similarities continue at the wheels, as both the GLK and the X3 are driven by 4MATIC and xDrive, each manufacturer's respective full-time all-wheel drive system.   Moving to the engine bay, both the GLK and ...

My Brian Jessel BMW Story 11/27/2014

The following blog post was written by BMW Master Technician and Brian Jessel BMW service department employee, Travis McFarlane. Travis will be leaving us to pass on everything he has learned and train new generations of BMW Technicians at BMW Canada.   My Brian Jessel BMW story starts in November 2002, when a coworker at the Toyota dealership I was working at told me Brian Jessel BMW was hiring and that I should apply. He knew I was looking for a new challenge. So, I ran off to the local print and fax store and faxed my resume to Brian ...