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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

Have you seen the number of cars with all-wheel drive coming out lately? While front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive used to be the two main types of drivetrain configurations, you can now opt for customizable drivetrains such as xDrive from BMW. This allows you to change up your drivetrain for more fuel efficiency, acceleration power, or towing capacity.

In the older days, front-wheel drive was the most popular option. In an FWD configuration, your car’s transmission shifts power to the front wheels to pull your car as you drive. 

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Own The Highway In The 2020 BMW X1

The 2020 BMW X1 is a luxury-compact SUV to the highest degree. This amazing automobile allows for smooth driving on some of the most comfortable upholsteries. The new X1 offers a high-powered engine as well as advanced technologies. Let's dive in for more details.

The new BMW X1 can take your driving to the next level thanks to its twin-turbocharged engine. The available 2.0-liter engine comes with four cylinders, and it cranks out up to 228 horsepower. High-precision direct injection is also offered as well as variable valve control. You can zip from zero to 60 mph in…

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Read This Brief Overview to Learn More About the BMW 5 Series

Before you start looking at cars, it is helpful to know what specific models are all about. You will like what you hear about the BMW 5 Series. This is a midsize luxury sedan that continues to be popular because of the new features that keep getting added to its design.

With the Live Cockpit Professional, you will always know what is happening inside your car. This is thanks to a system of technology that is connected throughout the car. The instrument panel and entertainment system work hand in hand so that you can always feel in control of the…

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The Mystery of Auto-Dimming Mirrors Revealed

We’ve all experienced the blinding reflection of the headlights of the car behind us in the rear-view mirror. It can be not only annoying, but also dangerous. Luckily there’s a simple solution to this problem: Auto-Dimming rear-view mirrors. And we at Flynn BMW can explain how they work.

Auto-Dimming rear-view mirrors are electrochromic. They are usually equipped with two sensors: one on the front of the mirror that detects a direct glare from headlights, and one on the back of the mirror that detects an ambient reflection from the windshield.

 

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Does your car's battery need replacing?

When it comes to the battery in your vehicle, it's one of the most important components for running your car. Our team here at Flynn BMW understand the need to keep your vehicle running properly and are here to help when your car needs service.

Which battery is right for you? There is a wide range of batteries available such as the lead-acid battery common in most vehicles. Lithium batteries are another as well and is a larger version of the lithium batteries found in your electronic devices. Lithium batteries in general will last longer than its lead-acid counterparts…

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Introducing the New 2020 BMW X5

The new 2020 BMW X5 is a 5-door luxury midsize sports activity vehicle (SAV) that has a lot to offer drivers. With a combination of ten different exterior colors offered across three different trim levels there are a variety of options for customers to choose from.

Performance
The 2020 BMW X5 is offered with two different engine layouts. A standard inline-6 engine is offered for the X5 sDrive40i and the X5 xDrive40i trims while a performance-tuned V8 engine is offered for the X5 M50i.

Features
The 2020 BMW X5 includes Active Driving Assistant as a...
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The New BMW 3 Series Has What It Takes


In the Pittsfield area and looking for a popular small luxury sedan or wagon that's perfect for commuting and suitable for long road trips? Here at Flynn BMW, we have a large number of BMW 3 Series vehicles for you to take for a test drive. So why buy a BMW 3 Series?

Performance

With a turbocharged motor in the M340i that puts out 382 horsepower, there is no shortage of power when it comes to accelerating in the 3 Series. Plus, the M version comes with even more futuristic capabilities, like M Sport Brakes, M Sport Suspension, and…
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Take Pride In Your Car By Keeping It Clean

At Flynn BMW, we want you to take pride in the vehicle that you have purchased. And part of taking pride in your car is being clean in what you do.

Cleaning your car quickly is easy to do if you follow these steps:

Rinse And Dry The Exterior

Rinsing the exterior is as easy as spraying your vehicle with a hose, or dumping buckets of water on it to get rid of the dirt. After you have washed it good with water, use a dry towel to dry the car off.

Get Rid Of Trash

Garbage and undesirables are…
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Tips For Removing Pet Hair From Your Car

Going on a ride with your pet can be a blast, but cleaning up the hair afterward is a chore. Our team in Pittsfield has plenty of tips to help you spend less time cleaning up after your pet and more time playing with them.

One of the best things you can do is to apply preventative measures. There are plenty of seat covers that are made specifically for pets that will save you a lot of time cleaning up after a road trip. If you don't want to get a seat cover, or you still have a hair…
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