As regular visitors to our Monthly Message can confirm, we rarely reference the competition by name, but this headline from a review in Edmunds* last month was just too tempting to resist. We invite you to read the article in its entirety, as it provides chapter and verse details on the performance, practicality, and leading-edge technology that make this new arrival a must-drive.

Here’s just one excerpt to whet your appetite:

Our initial impression is that the base 228i xDrive has enough power for the vast majority of drivers. The same holds true for braking and handling. There’s a distinct underlying athleticism to the Gran Coupe that instills confidence. You can effortlessly get the 228i up to highway speeds without having to pin the pedal to the carpet. The sedan’s small footprint makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces and well suited to narrow, twisting country roads. The well-tuned suspension navigates curves without any drama, yet it’s compliant enough to absorb road imperfections for a comfortable and composed ride.

We would also like to remind you of the excellent opportunities awaiting those interested in the purchase or lease of any in our comprehensive inventory of X vehicles. From the compact X1 to the commodious X7, each of these models has a distinct personality suited to your driving proclivities and priorities.

Finally, we are very excited to announce the arrival of the new BMW X3e, which features the eco-option of “all-electric” for errands and commuting, with a range-extending hybrid engine for longer drives. We encourage you to contact us for more details on this latest addition to BMW’s line of Ultimate Driving Machines.

John Dallas Bowers