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Why Are Luxury Cars Quieter?

One of the key features of a luxury automobile is that they are quieter than lower-priced cars. One of the reasons why luxury cars are quieter is that they have a different muffler and exhaust system. This extra engineering is what makes them a little easier on the ears.

The resonator chamber of the muffler causes the soundwaves from the engine to be reflected in a way that makes them cancel out and produce less noise. Standard vehicles only have one resonator chamber in the muffler. In luxury cars, a second resonator chamber is added to help reduce the sound…

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Extend the Life of Your Tires: Rotate Them Regularly


Your tires are an absolutely vital part of your vehicle, and replacing them can be a big expense. One of the best ways to ensure that you get as much use as possible out of your current set of tires is to regularly have them rotated according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule.

Constant contact with the roadway while driving causes your tires to gradually lose some of their tread. This tread gives you better traction and better overall vehicle control. Naturally, the tires that have the most weight on them, whether it is the front set or the back…
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BMW Sets Two Guinness World Records for M5 Drift

The new BMW M5 (combined fuel consumption: 10.5 l/100 km*; combined CO2 emissions: 241 g/km*) is in record fever: on 11 December 2017, instructor Johan Schwartz performed a sustained drift at the BMW Performance Center in Greer, South Carolina, in the new BMW M5, covering exactly 232.5 miles (374.2 kilometres) on a so-called skid pad, thereby setting a new GUINESS WORLD RECORD for the longest drift in eight hours. Schwartz shattered the previous record by 143 miles (230.1 kilometres).

A custom-built refuelling system developed by BMW in collaboration with the North Carolina-based company Detroit…

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2018 BMW X2 Coming in Spring 2018

BMW’s lineup of stylish and powerful Sports Activity Coupes will add the all-new BMW X2 beginning in the spring of 2018. The 2018 BMW X2 combines BMW X’s distinctive styling with unique, muscular proportions and a dynamic take on the signature BMW kidney grilles, and BMW TwinPower Turbo engine technology and xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive provide an appropriately exhilarating experience behind the wheel.

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Can You Use Kitty Litter Instead of Salt?


When winter hits Ridgefield, you likely know it's time to head out to the local grocery store or gas station and get yourself quite a bit of salt or ice melt. The problem is that when thousands of people all over the city do the same thing, there are negative side effects that can come from this kind of ice melt.

One of the biggest bad side effects is that the salt is going to have a negative effect on your car's paint job. The salt can basically eat away the paint and cause it to rust. If…
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Use Our BMW of Ridgefield Online Service Scheduler


The best thing that you can do to help keep your vehicle rolling along this season is to get to BMW of Ridgefield using our online service scheduling app. Here is what you can expect when maintenance is scheduled for your vehicle.

The battery in your vehicle is now doing more than ever. In addition to having to start the car in lower temperatures, it powers the doors, windows, radio, navigation system, and all those phone charging stations. That battery will be tested to make certain it is able to continue powering all these added devices without issue.

All of…
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Keep Your BMW's Gas Tank Full this Winter

As you know, we get very cold winter seasons here in Connecticut. But what you may not actually know is that it is a very good habit to always make sure that you keep your gas tank full at all times during winter, or at least more full than empty.

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