May 14, 2015

Sierra Chapter BMW Car Club – Reno, NV
14 MAY 2015 @ Pearce Motors
AGENDA

  1. New Members & Membership Update (Sharon)
  2. Upcoming Events for 2015
  3. BMW 235M rated 2nd in Consumer Reports! Who was No. 1
  4. BMW leads Luxury Class in 1st Quarter
  5. BMW X3 new model in 2017
  6. BMW i3 Most Energy Efficient Car
  7. BMW: Most Reputable Company
  8. BMW Trivia
  9. Q&A?
  10. Dinner @ La Vecchia Italian Bistro

20 in Attendance

General Meeting:

  1. New Members & Membership Update (Sharon). Two new members this month.
  2. Upcoming Events for 2015
    1. Virginia City Drive this coming weekend, Saturday, May 16th, 2015. Meet at 9 but leave at 9:30 at Starbucks at Wedge Parkway and Mt. Rose Hwy. We are expecting 20 – 25 people and maybe a dozen cars.
    2. Tech Session between Porsche and BMW Clubs will be  provided by RennSport to be held on July 25th at 9AM at their shop.
  3. BMW 235M rated 2nd in Consumer Reports! Who was No. 1
    1. Telsa Model S (85kWh)
    2. BMW M235i
    3. MB S550 (AWD)
    4. Porsche 911 Carrera S
    5. MB E250 BlueTec (AWD)
  4. BMW leads Luxury Class in 1st Quarter. BMW is back in the lead as of this past quarter followed by Mercedes an Lexus. 3 & 4 series increased by 47% from last year. 1 & 2 series increased by 124% from last year.
  5.  BMW X3 new model in 2017. Rumored to have a hybrid model. LED Lights. Sleeker. 320HP 4 liter gas engine will be new. There may be an M X3 coming out as well.
  6. BMW i3 Most Energy Efficient Car. The most energy efficient car beating out the Telsa Model S (84MPGe) and Nissan Leaf (106MPGe) 139 MPGe
  7. BMW: Most Reputable Company. According to the Reputation Institute now ranks BMW as the most reputable companies in the world beating out Google (3rd) and Disney (6th) Rolex (4th) Apple (8th).
  8. BMW Trivia
    Question: 3-series is going through a mid-series renovation. What is the new engine replacing the 335 motor?
    Answer: Will be called the 340I (B58) and have 320HP and 330 ft lb of torque.
  9. Q&A?
    1. Pat McGoff received an email from Doug Jacobs of Prospero’s Garage. He makes color coded wiring diagrams generally for old historics. Discussed the option and legality of sending out a single email blast to the club by way of advertising. Anybody who is interested can contact Pat. The diagrams are 11” X 14” and cost $20.
    2. Follow the Stroms through their Europe “Alice & John Strom’s Discover Europe 2015 Blog” website.
  10. Dinner @ La Vecchia Italian Bistro