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Serving the East Bay Area:  Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Sunol, San Ramon, Castro Valley, CA

At Vt Motorworks, we are a high-end, full-service BMW & Mini Cooper repair shop. We strive to provide the best service possible to local residents in the East Bay Area, including Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Sunol, San Ramon, Danville, Castro Valley and beyond. We repair, service, maintain, and modify BMW and Mini Cooper cars. From the daily driven to the full “trailer only” race car, we are the expert professional mechanics you have been searching for. As Master Technicians with well over 35 years of combined experience, Vt Motorworks offers unparalleled quality and expertise in everything BMW & Mini Cooper. 


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In 2014 BMW began the 2 Series as their bargain model. The 2 Series shares the front-wheel drive chassis with the popular Mini, also made by BMW. A first-rate interior is offered to compete with other manufacturers’ inexpensive offerings. The standard four-cylinder turbocharged engine is rated 228 horsepower; the M model features 301. Eight-speed automatic transmissions are standard. All-wheel drive is available. For economy-minded consumers, both horsepower versions make 33 mpg on highway testing. Legroom and cargo capacity are as expected for an entry-level vehicle. The BMW 2 Series is hard to beat as an around-town sports sedan.

The 1976 unveiling of the 6 series was a watershed event for BMW. The luxury sport coupe competition began then continues today with interiors and powerful engines one would expect in a dedicated sports car but wrapped in luxury sedan comfort. In 2004 a convertible option was offered, and in 2014 an M version and all-wheel drive debuted. As in all larger BMWs, rear-wheel drive is the standard for excellent handling. A turbocharged 315 horsepower six-cylinder engine is standard. A twin-turbocharged 445 horsepower V-8 powers upper-echelon versions of the 6 Series. Eight-speed automatics help fuel economy mated to both engines. 

In1977 BMW debuted the 7 Series to be a top-of-the-line luxury sedan with world-leading speed and handling. The latest versions offer class-leading technology and comfort attributes. Engines are available from 320 horsepower(six-cylinder turbocharged) to 601 horsepower (V-12 turbocharged) in the M version. For the environmentally conscious, there is a plug-in hybrid. All 7Series engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive is optional on the six-cylinder and standard on the rest. The optional driving assistance professional package gives you semi-autonomous driving. The Cold Weather package offers heated everything and a remote start. Self-parking, LED adaptive headlamps, and a heated steering wheel became standard for 2020.

Born in 2003, BMWs smallest SUV offers a class-leading interior, better handling than expected from a crossover SUV, and excellent fuel mileage. A turbocharged248 horsepower four-cylinder is standard. The M model offers a turbocharged 355horsepower six-cylinder engine. The standard engine gives 33 mpg; the M version gets you 29 mpg. All-wheel drive is optional. An adaptive suspension, called dynamic damper control, has comfort, sport, and eco-pro driving modes. In 2019BMW automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning, and parking sensors came standard. A Premium package proffers a heated steering wheel, 19-inchwheels, heated front seats, and a heads-up display.

Introduced in 1999, the mid-size X5 continues as a class leader due to being well-rounded in all aspects. In 2022 three engines were offered, a 335-horsepowerturbocharged inline-six, a turbocharged inline-six coupled to an electric motor for 389 horsepower combined, and a 523-horsepower turbocharged V8 in the M version. The lower-powered version gives 31 mpg, the hybrid provides 26 mpg, and the M gives 20 mpg. An eight-speed automatic transmission mates to all three engines. The premium package gives you a head-up display, four-zone automatic climate control, and a Harman Kardon stereo. A Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound stereo with diamond-domed tweeters was optional. 

When BMW brought back the Mini from extinction, the Mini Cooper was the car folks from the 60s remembered. It was and is a car with a minimalist approach to driving fun with zippy acceleration and handling in an easy-to-use and practical urban transportation module. The Mini Cooper can be had as a hatch back or a hardtop. The signature trim package has LED headlights, a seven-speed automatic transmission, adaptive cruise control, and automated emergency braking. A turbocharged 134-horsepower three-cylinder engine is included in the basic version. The S comes with a turbocharged 189-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Both engines are front-wheel drive and can be purchased with automatic or manual transmissions. 

When BMW launched an updated version of the long-gone Mini in 2000, the intent was a small, easy-to-park but fun-to-drive city car. The new Mini's great reception encouraged BMW to launch a new model in 2007 to remedy the lack of space in the original. The Clubman is made on the same platform as the BMW X1. It's longer and wider for more carrying capacity. The same turbocharged 134 horsepower three-cylinder engine as the standard-size Mini is the base engine; a189-horsepower turbocharged inline-four is optional. Optional is dynamic damper technology to change shock absorber compliance to favor a smooth ride or snappy handling. 

The Mini Hardtop is available in a standard 134-horsepower version and the189-horsepower S edition. Both are front-wheel drive and can be bought with automatic or 6-speed manual transmissions. Both versions feature an excellent handling chassis well suited to city driving. Fuel mileage on the standard Mini is 29 mpg city and 38 mpg highway; the S gets 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. Standard equipment includes automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, heated front seats, a 6.5-inch display, and a SiriusXM satellite radio. Optional is a leather interior, Apple CarPlay, adaptive cruise control, and navigation hardware.

In2005 BMW decided to branch out its Mini offerings to those who like wind-in-the-hair motoring. Like the hardtop, the open-air Mini has a suspension oriented towards fun handling that can give a harsh ride over broken pavement. Unlike the other Minis, the convertible is only offered in two-door versions. Space for the folded convertible top impinges on rear seat room, suggesting that the top-down Mini is best for two people plus bags. The standard 6.5-inchdash display can be optionally increased to 8.8 inches, including navigation, traffic information, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

In2010 BMW decided a family-friendly version of the Mini needed to be offered, the Countryman. By 2013 the larger Mini Countryman made up over 30% of Mini sales, encouraging BMW to build the Paceman. From 2012 to 2016, BMW produced the Mini Cooper Paceman as a Mini Countryman with three doors instead of five. The Countryman (Paceman) is large enough to accommodate a small family and gear for an outing. Engine options include the identical 134 and 189 horsepower versions as other Minis and a plug-in hybrid with a 73 MPGe EPA rating.