Braman BMW of Jupiter

1555 W. Indiantown Rd. Directions Jupiter, FL 33458

  • Sales: 561-609-0144
  • Service: 561-609-0145
  • Parts: 561-609-0146

SOUTH FLORIDA BMW CROSSOVERS

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Braman BMW of Jupiter

1555 W. Indiantown Rd.
Directions Jupiter, FL 33458

  • Sales: 561-609-0144
  • Service: 561-609-0145
  • Parts: 561-609-0146

Hours

  • Monday 9:00-8:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00-8:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00-8:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00-8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00-6:00pm
  • Sunday 11:00-5:00pm
BMW X1
BMW X4
BMW X6


So what is a 'crossover' anyway?  And what makes it different from an SUV?  Well, the book says a crossover is built on a car chassis while an SUV is built on a truck chassis - although that's not strictly true; there are plenty of vehicles out there that people call SUV's but are actually crossovers.

For practical purposes, then, let's look at it this way: a crossover is a station wagon with more headroom and a better view out the windshield… or an SUV with a little less heft, a lot more style and performance and better fuel economy.

A little crossover history lesson: the history books say that the first crossover was probably the Willys-Over land Jeepster back in 1947.  And you could make the case that the AMC Eagle, introduced in 1979 was the next evolutionary step.  But everyone agrees that the modern crossover was pioneered by the 2009 BMW X6.

Practically every manufacturer these days offers at least one crossover, but BMW is still the leader in the field with the X1(a), X4(b) and X6(c).  Each one is a bit bigger and more powerful than the next, but given that every BMW is an 'Ultimate Driving Machine,' it's hardly surprising that they are #1, #2 and #3 on the Kelly Blue Book list of the top-10 2016 crossovers.  And #4 is the BMW X6 M(d), the 567-horsepower monster in the lineup.

Also not surprisingly, all of them are rated 10.0 out of 10 by the KBB consumer survey.

(a)  X1 / twin turbo. 2.0-liter, 4 cylinder, 228 hp / 22/32 mpg  city/highway / Survey rating 10.0
(b) X4 / turbo 3.0 liter, 6-cylinder, 300 hp / 19/27 mpg  city/highway / Survey rating 10.0
(c)  X6 / twin turbo, 4.4-liter V-8, 300 hp / 15/21 mpg city/highway / Survey rating 10.0
(d) X6 M / twin turbo 4.4 liter V-8, 567 hp/ 14/19 mpg city/highway / Survey rating 10.0

So, if you want something bigger than a station wagon (although it should be said that the BMW 3-Series sport wagon is a stylish, terrific car), but more stylish than an SUV (although it should be said that the BMW X5 SUV is the one of the most popular and best-selling SUV's on the market today), then stop by Braman BMW Jupiter for a test drive and they'll be happy to help you figure out just how far over you want to cross.
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