All-New BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe!

The all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe combines the sleek look and sporty character of the company’s newest model range – the 4 Series Coupe – with the functionality and spaciousness that 4 doors produce in a Gran Coupe.

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The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will be offered with two engine choices: the 428i Gran Coupe, featuring the 240 hp TwinPower Turbo 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine, and the 435i Gran Coupe featuring the 300 hp TwinPower Turbo 3.0 liter incline 6-cylinder engine. The 428i Gran Coupe will also come available with xDrive, BMW’s innovative all wheel drive system. All versions will be offered in the U.S. with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will make its international as well as domestic debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March, and the New York International Auto Show being held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in April of 2014.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

The 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe shares the same length, width, wheelbase and track with the 4 Series two-door Coupe models. The roofline of the Gran Coupe, however, is approximately 5 inches longer, and 2 inches higher, sloping more toward the rear end of the vehicle giving the back seat passengers a more spacious and comfortable ride.

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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

Respective pricing for the 2015 428i Gran Coupe, 428i xDrive Gran Coupe and 435i Gran Coupe are as follows: $41,225 $43,225, and $46,725 (all prices include transportation charges).

In brief, the 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe will offer:

  • An elegant Coupe style with the convenience of a Sedan
  • Exclusive choice of three lines: Sport, Luxury and M Sport
  • Two engine choices that feature BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology
  • Elaborate suspension technology: Aluminum double-pivot spring-strut suspension (front) 5-arm (rear)
  • 8-Speed Sport Steptronic automatic or 6-Speed manual transmission
  • BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system
  • High-performance and lightweight brake system
  • Intelligent lightweight construction reducing weight and maximizing stability
  • Push-Start convenience
  • The latest advancements in BMW EfficientDynamics
  • BMW ConnectedDrive
  • Head-Up Display w/ Speed Limit information
  • Full LED headlights for improved night driving
  • BMW Services and Apps

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The 2015 4 Series Gran Coupe will arrive in the early Summer of 2014. But, if you are able to attend, you can get a first-hand look at the all-new 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe at the the NYIAS in April!

Rallye BMW – Dealer Of The Year!

Rallye BMW Awarded as a 2014 DealerRater® Dealer of the Year in New York/BMW

Rallye BMW Dealer of the Year

DealerRater Honors Rallye BMW for Outstanding Customer Satisfaction Based on Customers’ Online Reviews Posted on DealerRater Web Site.

DealerRater, the world’s premier car dealer review web site, recently announced Rallye BMW as a winner of the 2014 Dealer of the Year Award Program. The DealerRater Dealer of the Year Award Program recognizes a select number of car dealerships throughout the United States and Canada for outstanding customer satisfaction as expressed through customers’ online reviews posted on DealerRater.“We congratulate Rallye BMW for achieving this distinction for customer satisfaction amongst BMW dealers across New York and look forward to their continued success through unparalleled customer service,” said Chip Grueter, president of DealerRater. “It was a tight competition among many outstanding dealers throughout New York and Rallye BMW should be proud of this accomplishment.”Rallye BMW has demonstrated consistently high PowerScore™ ratings for customer satisfaction, placing them in the top of their class. The PowerScore is determined using a Bayesian algorithm that factors the dealership’s average DealerRater consumer rating and the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the 2013 calendar year.

For more information on the Dealer of the Year Award Program, visit www.DealerRater.com or call 800-­266-­9455.

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Stay Inflated; Stay Informed! A Quick Tire Pressure 411

The air in your tires naturally seeps out over time, but you may notice that in the Winter months your TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitor System) light comes on more often than usual. You go out to check your tires, but they all look like they have the same amount of air. So why is your TPMS light on?

TPMS lights can be activated by a drastic change in temperature, both hot and cold. It works like this: when the temperature drops, the air molecules contract and result in a loss of pressure. Therefore, when the pressure deviates from the factory settings this can trigger the TPMS light to go on.

Here are some quick facts:

  • Air expands with heat and contracts with cold, thus air pressure increases with heat and decreases with cold
  • A tire inflated with compressed air will naturally lose between 1 and 3 pounds of pressure per month
  • With every 10 degree drop in ambient temperature, your tire can lose up to 2 pounds of air pressure
  • Maintaining steady and proper tire pressure reduces wear and increases safety

Why Nitrogen is better than compressed air:

  • Nitrogen has a larger molecular structure and will not leak like oxygen
  • Nitrogen makes tires less susceptible to air loss with temperature changes
  • Increases tire life up to 30%
  • Improves fuel economy
  • Reduces the chance of tire failure up to 50%
  • Improves braking and handling
  • Maintains proper tire pressure

Contact our Service Department today to learn more about filling your tires with Nitrogen rather than compressed air.

///M Mondays!

Vehicle Preview: 2015 BMW M3 and M4

The king of performance returns

Making their world debuts at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, introducing the all-new 2015 BMW M3 Sedan and first-ever 2015 BMW M4 Coupe.

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The BMW M3 represents the pinnacle of the sports car benchmark. For decades, the M3 has been the car that nearly every automaker attempted to emulate. For 2015 an all-new M3 Sedan, along with a two-door sibling in the M4 Coupe, arrives with new engines, enhanced handling and incredible technology.

Since 1972, BMW’s M vehicles have been synonymous with the terms performance and handling. Now more than ever does this statement hold true with the latest additions to the already impressive M lineup. Boasting a high-revving, turbocharged six-cylinder in-line engine, the new M3 and M4 are both capable of sprinting from 0-60 in a mere 4.1 seconds. When equipped with the M-DCT (M Double Clutch Transmission) that time drops to an even more exhilarating 3.9 seconds. Despite the increase in power, the engineers at BMW M were still able to increase fuel economy by nearly 25% (exact figures have yet to be announced).

In terms of handling, both the M3 and M4 will make use of an Active M Differential that plays a major role in entering and exiting those tight corners. The system works to increase traction with an electronically controlled, multi-plate limited-slip differential that adjusts the amount of power going to each wheel. The Differential also works with the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) to adjust the level of intervention it offers. When drivers select the M Dynamic Mode of the DSC, the system will allow greater amounts of wheel slip so the vehicle is less restricted for spirited driving. The suspension systems have also undergone revisions to increase rigidity and reduce weight. With advances like the five-link rear axle and its extensive use of forged aluminum, the new M3 and M4 feature more steering precision and driving control than ever before.

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Key Highlights:

  • 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology
  • 425 horsepower from 5,500 – 7,300 rpm
  • 406 lb-ft of torque from 1,850 – 5,500 rpm
  • Top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited) / 174 mph with the M Driver’s Package
  • Standard 6-speed manual transmission with throttle blipping
  • Optional 7-speed M DCT Transmission with Drivelogic and Launch Control

Efficiency was also a major focus when designing the new M3 and M4. The use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and aluminum for a number of chassis and body components have resulted in weight savings of approximately 180 pounds. Because most M-Drivers enjoy spirited driving, the M3 and M4 will also be equipped with a track-specification cooling system to ensure the optimum temperature balance for the engine, turbochargers and transmission is maintained.

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Consistent with many of the latter M vehicles, the new M3 and M4 will offer a number of customizable driving modes for owners to choose from. The steering system offers three settings as standard, which can be selected at the touch of a button. COMFORT, SPORT, AND SPORT+ modes allow the level of steering assistance to be adapted to suit the situation at hand and the driver’s personal tastes. The optional Adaptive M suspension also comes with COMFORT, SPORT, AND SPORT+ modes, enabling the driver to adjust the rigidity of the dampers.

With the latest advancements in performance technologies, the all-new 2015 M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe are redefining the sports car again. Both vehicles will debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and will begin sales as 2015 models in the early Summer of 2014. Please note that all specifications are preliminary.

To learn more, please contact our dealership and speak with one of our experienced Client Advisors.

*Complete specs, pricing, options, and packages will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

BMW at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas 2014

 

CES-LogoBMW has been awarded time and time again on all aspects of BMW’s pure genius.  Whether it be its neck-breaking, stylish aesthetics, comfort and convenience of its design, dynamic performance and efficiency, safety and security or its brilliant technological benchmarks, BMW continues to earn its unprecedented reputation as one of the world’s leading carkmakers!

At this year’s vanguard of technology – the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – which was held from January 7-10 in Las Vegas, BMW aimed at focusing on every aspect of the link-up between the driver, vehicle and the outside world.

BMW spotlighted its technological advances across the world of digitalization and connectivity and presented all of its patrons with innovative sneak peaks of their future plans for developments and applications for new vehicles!

If you weren’t tuned in, not to worry, we’ve got you covered!  Below are some of the technologies introduced and presented at the CES 2014:

New Research Prototype:
BMW created a new research prototype which allows for highly automated driving using advanced control technology to demonstrate maximum safety.  A new generation of control systems will be highlighted with this new feature. These new control systems will work hand in hand with direction changes which will work perfectly with the controlled-steering , brakes and accelerator.  These new developments will go above and beyond the current technology with the fact that they will now work, also hand in hand, with under or oversteer and brake inputs. Safe driving… an understatement, right? Simply amazing!

Special Connection: BMW i3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear:
Smartphone technologies’ rapid-fire infusion into today’s generational evolvement means that the internet, applications and digital concepts have been established as elements, and necessities of everyday life. Innovations such as the Samsung Galaxy Gear, a smartwatch recently launched, are trending onwards. This device is worn as a watch and can display information from your Samsung Smartphone device, right on the screen you are wearing on your wrist! The link between the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the BMW i3 are similar to the BMW i Remote App function which keeps your vehicle connected to the activities on your Smartphone. For example: calendar funtions, times of events, destinations, climate conrol, spoken commands using Samsung’s S Voice function, even informing you if your windows, doors and sunroof are closed and locked.

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Camera Based Assistance Systems:
Advances in camera and video technology which will allow drivers to enhance visual detection as a basis for modern assistance systems changing the definition of the words safe driving! Current vehicles already come equipped with cameras which deliver data for the Lane Departure Warning and traffic sign recognition, the collision warning system, pedestrian warning system, traffic jam assistance, and camera-based auto cruise control with the stop and go function. With the new technology these camera systems can be enhanced as well as offered in series that have not yet offered the assistance functions previously!

New Parking Assist:
The new Park Assist function with longitudinal and lateral guidance offers drivers even greater comfort and safety. When searching for a suitable parallel parking space, the system uses ultrasound sensors on the left and right-hand sides of the vehicle. Drivers are also supplemented by a new longitudinal guidance function to further assist in parking maneuvers.

BMW ActiveAssist:
New technologies that feature a high level of automation and provide increased levels of comfort and safety are being developed under the umbrella of BMW ActiveAssist, which forms a new branch of technology within BMW ConnectedDrive.

As always, BMW continues to stay ahead of the curve and impress the automotive market with its innovative technologies. For more updates on the latest news from BMW, make sure to follow our Social Media pages and join the conversation!

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Give the Gift of Warmth this Winter

We are proud to announce that the Rallye Auto Group has partnered with the GNYADA (Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association) to support the 25th Annual New York Cares Coat Drive. During this campaign, which runs until February 7th, all 5 Rallye locations will act as drop off centers for coat donations.

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New York Cares was founded by a group of friends who wanted to take action against serious social issues that faced our city in the late 1980′s. Finding few options to help, they created their own organization to address the problems from the ground up.

New York Cares is now the largest volunteer management organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 non-profits, city agencies, and public schools.

Today’s volunteers share the founders’ vision that we all have a roll to play in making our city a better place. As many as 65,000 caring New Yorkers donate coats annually and since 1989, New York Cares has collected more than 1.6 million gently used coats for the city’s most vulnerable residents.

This winter, thousands of New Yorkers will need a coat to help them negotiate the harsh conditions. Join us in our quest to reduce that number and keep our fellow New Yorkers warm by turning in a gently used winter coat, which will be donated to the New York Cares Organization.

Please visit www.Rallye.com to find a location nearest to you.

Related Links: 

http://www.newyorkcares.org/coat-drive

http://www.rallye.com/

Taste the Excitement, Experience: The all-new BMW 2 Series Coupe

“Less Rules, More Performance”

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BMW states it perfectly, noting that the all-new BMW 2 Series Coupe leaves all conventions behind! Its agility is exhilarating and when combined with its outstanding efficiency, distinctive new front and rear designs, a dynamic wedge-shaped body, clever interior functionality and a surprising amount of personal space, the result is a BMW without compromise.

Here are the briefs, more details to follow, but lets get your feet wet first! We are confident it will be enough to draw you in.

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These entirely new Ultimate Driving Machines, the 228i and the M235i, will arrive in the first quarter of 2014, alongside the 4 Series Convertible. This successor to the very successful 1 Series Coupe will continue to provide its tradition of being the premium sub-compact coupe offering premier driving dynamics! The BMW 2 Series Coupe will make its official debut at the North American International Auto Show, in January of 2014.

The 228i Coupe will be the first cub-compact BMW Model to be powered by the 240 hp version of the 2.0 Liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine. The M235i will be the most powerful gasoline driven BMW M Performance Automobile, as it will feature a TwinPower Turbo 3.0 Liter inline 6-cylinder 322 hp engine.

Efficiency is enhanced by the use of BMW EfficientDynamics technology, which includes air curtains and Auto Start/Stop functions in combination with both manual and automatic transmissions. The popular ECO PRO mode will also be available.

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The all-new 2014 2 Series Coupe is equipped with a high quality interior, featuring a driver-focused cockpit, dual-zone automatic climate control, iDrive operating system with a 6.5 inch flatscreen Control Display, optional Navigation system including an 8.8 inch screen and touch controller, and a wide variety of storage compartments. BMW ConnectedDrive is unparalleled in the sub-compact segment including High Beam Assistant, Adaptive Headlights, Parking Assistant, rear view camera, Driving Assistant, cruise control system with braking function, extended integration of smartphones and music players, Advanced Real Time Traffic Information (ARTTI) and extended functionality provided by BMW Apps for internet-based services like Facebook and Twitter.

The 2 Series Coupe is designed with significantly larger dimensions than its predecessor, the BMW 1 Series Coupe. The length is being increased by 2.8 inches to 174.5 inches, width by 1.3 inches to 69.8 inches, wheelbase by 1.3 inches to 105.9 inches, front track width by 1.6 inches to 59.9 inches and rear track width by 1.7 inches to 61.3 inches. The newly designed interior will also gain space, including 0.7 inches of extra front headroom and 0.8 inches of additional rear legroom. Trunk capacity will be increased as well.

Be on the lookout for more details on the BMW 2 Series, which will be provided in our upcoming blogs!

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