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Schomp BMW's automotive expertise is a product of our sustained interest in industry trends and characteristics. We are privileged to share the latest news, promotions and events with you and hope the information will enhance your shopping experience. As you know, there are many new cars from which to choose, and we believe an informed customer is the best customer.

BMW of North America is pleased to announce  the launch of the all-new BMW 320i Sedan. Starting production in March 2013 and available for sale upon arrival, the 320i is the latest addition to the engine portfolio of the critically-acclaimed 6th generation 3 Series

Starting at $32,550 in rear-wheel drive variant, the 320i will deliver typical BMW performance thanks to its 180hp / 200lb-ft 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine, near-perfect 50:50 weight distribution, agile chassis and 
state-of-the-art transmission  options. For extra grip in  difficult  conditions, the BMW 320i  is also  available  with BMW's intelligent all-wheel drive system xDrive, at a base price of $34,550. With a legendary name, superlative dynamics and its welcoming cabin, the new BMW 320i  is set to become the ultimate combination of performance, innovation and value in the premium compact sport sedan segment. Its broad appeal should make it a very attractive offer to a wide variety of drivers ? most of them currently not owning a BMW!

The 320i uses the award-winning 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine (N20), rated at 180hp. The peak torque of 200 lb-ft is available as early as 1,250 rpm. Both the 320i and 320i xDrive come equipped with the 
excellent 8-speed automatic gearbox, while the rear-wheel drive variant can also receive a precise 6-speed manual transmission for maximum involvement. These elements allow the 320i to match or outperform the 6-cylinder 325i of previous generations (E46 & E90)!  Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph only takes 7.1 seconds with either choices of transmission. Top-speed is electronically limited to 130 mph.

Lisa Schomp to be honored at Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce Top 25 Gala: Recognizing Limitless Leaders

We're proud to report that Lisa Schomp, owner and CEO of Schomp Automotive, is among the Top 25 Most Powerful Women who will be honored at the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) Top 25 Gala on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. This sold-out event, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver, will celebrate the accomplishments of the Top 25 Women in Denver and honor the work they have done during the past 25 years. According to the CWCC, "these exceptional women have gone above and beyond and have become outstanding figures in our community".

The Gala will give attendees an opportunity to recognize their limitless leadership as well as celebrate the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce's 25th Anniversary. Award-winning broadcasting veteran and CWCC member, Gloria Neal, will emcee The Top 25 Gala. Neal hosts the AM 760 Morning Show and is a member of the CBS4 News Team. Two tickets donated by Southwest Airlines will be given away during the evening.

To view the Top 25 List in its entirety and learn more about the CWCC, visit

Annual Schomp Automotive Sale nets $11,600 for Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Program

(Pictured left to right - Brian Briscoe, Jim Biner, Mark Osborne, Jay Andre, Aaron Wallace)

Aaron Wallace, fourth generation owner of Schomp Automotive, recently presented a check for $11,600 to the Burn Unit staff at Children's Hospital Colorado. The funds were generated during Schomp's 22nd Annual Children's Hospital Colorado Sale, held July 23 through 28 at Schomp Honda, Schomp MINI Cooper and Schomp BMW.

Since 1990, Schomp has raised almost $285,000 for the Children's Colorado Burn Program, established more than 30 years ago to treat all aspects of a burn or skin injury in babies, kids and teens, including rehabilitation and scar reconstruction. 

Schomp's affiliation with the renowned pediatric hospital began in 1986 with the first Ralph Schomp Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster. Longtime Schomp employee, Jim Biner, had found a 1941 American LaFrance fire engine and persuaded Aaron's grandfather, Ralph Schomp, to allow him and a group of dedicated volunteers to restore it for community parades. Jim soon got involved with Mile High Hook & Ladder, the Colorado Chapter of SPAAMFAA (Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Motorized Fire Apparatus of America), an organization comprised of fire truck collectors and active and retired firefighters. 

The club, which had been searching for a venue to show off their rigs, obtained Mr. Schomp's approval to stage a fire truck parade and muster at Ralph Schomp Automotive and unanimously agreed upon the Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Program as its logical designated charity. In its inaugural year, proceeds from the muster funded a specialized spray table designed to minimize the pain endured by young burn patients. 

For several years, the dealership closed on one Saturday each July and employees cleared its lots of automobiles to host a fire truck parade, pancake breakfast, musical entertainment, fire safety demonstrations, junior firefighter games, a medical helicopter landing, an automobile extrication by Littleton Fire Rescue, and displays of handsomely restored antique fire trucks and modern, state-of-the-art fire rescue apparatus. The muster eventually outgrew the dealership grounds and is now staged at Arapahoe Community College. In 1990, Schomp established the Children's Hospital Colorado Sale, which has become the dealership's most significant and emotion-driven sale of the year. 

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The 2013 BMW X1: Versatility has never looked so good.

The seasons are changing, and it won't be long before the beautiful Colorado weather throws us some curves. But with our wide array of all-wheel drive Sports Activity Vehicles at Schomp BMW in Highlands Ranch, we're sure you will find the perfect BMW to drive with confidence in all road conditions. If you haven't yet experienced the superior handling and performance of BMW xDrive, now is the perfect time to test drive one of these amazing all-wheel vehicles. xDrive distributes drive power variably between the front and rear axles, ensuring excellent traction and agility. Now until September 30th, we invite you to take advantage of our attractive lease and finance offers on our wide selection of xDrive vehicles at Schomp BMW. You'll be a master-of-all-roads in no time.

Read about the 2013 BMW X1 online at

Come see the all new 2013 BMW X1 now available at Schomp BMW, your Denver BMW Dealer


2012 Gen XYZ Awards

ColoradoBiz magazine is proud to recognize Schomp Automotive's generous sponsorship of the third annual Gen XYZ awards, recognizing the 25 Most Influential Young Professionals in Colorado.

This year's Gen XYZ event honoring the top young professionals of 2012 will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sept. 27 at Mile High Station. Channel 4 News' Lauren Whitney will serve as emcee, with entertainment by DJ Ripem.

The event's presenting sponsor, Regis University, will handle the evening's most suspenseful moment when it presents this year's best of the best -- the coveted Gen XYZ top five.


Schomp, a primary sponsor, will add to the night of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and awards with vehicle displays from BMW, Mini, Honda and Fay Myers for guests to sit in and check out.

"The Gen XYZ gathering has quickly become one of the most anticipated ? and high-energy -- events on the ColoradoBiz calendar," said Bart Taylor, the magazine's publisher. "The ambition and talent this program brings together is an affirmation that the future of Colorado business is in great hands, and it wouldn't be possible without the support of Schomp Automotive, Regis University, and the Denver Young Professionals group, which helped us garner more than 200 Gen XYZ nominees this year."

For more information or to RSVP for this year's Gen XYZ event, go to, or contact Daron Linton by calling (303) 662-5213 or emailing her at


The New 2013 BMW M5: NOW at Schomp BMW in Denver!

BMW opens a new dimension in performance, power and luxury with the 4.4 liter, 560-hp M TwinPower Turbo M5, available now at Schomp BMW.

It's Powerful - Like the sound of zero-to-60 mph in 3.7 seconds? How 'bout a quarter mile in 12 seconds, as reported in Car & Driver's initial review? We thought so. The 2013 BMW M5 is the perfect, uncompromising marriage of racetrack-ready high performance and street-safe luxury sedan. It's Efficient - The 2013 M5's high-rev eight-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo with Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology, High Precision Injection and twin-scroll turbocharging technologies provide better performance with less consumption, meaning fewer carbon emissions. The seven-speed M Double-Clutch Transmission provides maximum control and precision. Brake Energy Regeneration captures kinetic energy generated by the brakes and stores it in the battery for later use, also lowering emissions. And the Auto Start-Stop Function saves gas and emissions by turning off the engine when the M5 isn't moving.

It's Safe - Two front-suspension strut towers connect to the chassis buy aluminum suspension cross-brace stiffening the front of the car and increasing stability and steering precision. That's combined with the precision M compound disc braking system that eliminates fading. The 2013 BMW M5's Active M Differential gives better traction and stability even on slippery and uneven surfaces. The M Servotronic Power Steering dynamically adapts steering to speed, whether taking a curve at top speed or parking.

It's Flexible - The driver can use M Drive buttons to set the "mood" of the car, adjusting engine and throttle, steering, suspension and display. You choose your driving style and the M5 adjusts - as many as 125 different configurations.

It's Luxurious ... and Sensual - The 2013 BMW M5 is where form meets function, pulchritude meets performance. The athletic exterior is sculpted to be aerodynamically and sensually superior. From the tapered front that effortlessly cuts the atmosphere to curved M mirrors, rear spoiler, diffuser and twin double tailpipes, the M5's BMW racing heritage is apparent. The interior is the perfect marriage of sports car with luxury sedan. M seats keep driver and up to four passengers comfortably secure with molded side support. As a sedan, the M5 is more spacious than a sports car, but the rough Nappa leather steering wheel and M-color stitched leather upholstery echo its racing roots. It's You - Leather upholstery, doorsill finishes in aluminum or polished dark ash provide the air of sedan luxury BMW is known for. Choose from eight exterior colors including the M's signature Monte Carlo Blue. Standard Merino leather upholstery colors are Black, Silverstone and Sakhir Orange. The M5 also offers a level of customization never before available with "BMW Individual." Design your own unique combination of exclusive exterior and interior colors and finishes.

The 2013 BMW M5 unquestionably earns its title as The Ultimate Driving Machine. Make an appointment now to feast your senses by test-driving one at Schomp BMW  in Highlands Ranch. In the meantime, take a virtual test-drive with MotorTrend's Carlos Lago .


SIRI by Apple coming to BMW vehicles - Eyes Free

By Horatiu Boeriu. Read Bio

At the 2012 WWDC event, Apple revealed that SIRI features will come to BMW vehicles. The updated SIRI will debut in the new iOS which will hit the market this Fall but the integration with several automakers will span over the next 12 months.

Dubbed "Eyes Free", the integration between SIRI and BMW will include a hands-free hardware button on the steering wheel that will activate the SIRi assistant.

Apple also announced nine automakers are already on board to help launch Eyes Free over the next twelve months, including: BMW, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Honda, and Chrysler. Ford, one of the largest automakers was not on the list since it currently uses the Microsoft Sync technology.

To showcase the integration, Apple presented an image of a new BMW 5 Series and the current voice-activation button.

SIRI's new integration with Yelp, OpenTable and other APIs will most likely be available within the car operations as well. Other features could include texting, emailing, tweeting and updating your Faceobok status.

What about drivers using Androids, Blackberrys, or Microsoft phones? No word yet from automakers, but the chances of a dual purpose Eyes Free integration are slim to none.


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