Let’s Meet Our Team

Our team is as approachable as they come, and that doesn’t just mean the sales staff is friendly and helpful – but our service team knows there way around exceptional customer service as well. From the top down it’s our mantra to provide the kind of service that creates a long-term relationship with our customers. Once the car is sold it’s the service department’s role to keep that car on the road and keep our customers happy. That all begins with the guy at the top, our Service Manager – Isaac Nichols.

This is Isaac, he’s our BMW|VW Service Manager, he joined our team just recently but he has hit the ground running and has over 15 years of experience in servicing the brands we sell.

Let’s get to know a little more about Isaac so next time you bring your car in maybe you can chat for a few about KU, The Royals, or The Chiefs!

His favorite colors: Blue & Black

His favorite teams: KU, The Royals and The Chiefs.

And as for his favorite movies & music – he’s a man of many tastes – too many to list.

He’s a husband to his wife, Amy and dad to two boys – Miles and Tucker. Along with their dog, Pippi and a leopard gecko named, Elliot.

He’s a man of relaxed tastes choosing to spend his free time with his kids’ baseball teams or at the lake with his family.

If he won the lottery he’d pay of all his own bills, his parent’s bills, and put his kids through college. And maybe, just maybe he’d score a new BMW M5 as it’s his favorite car to drive.

His favorite part of his job is helping people whether it be his co-workers or customers. We couldn’t agree more, our favorite part of our job is helping as well and we’d like to help you get to know Isaac and his impeccable team of service advisors and technicians. Schedule your next service soon and stop in and say hi to Isaac while you’re there.

Let’s Meet Our Team.

We’d love for you to meet our team. We have brand new management along with some of the best long-time employees in the business. Today let’s meet one of those BRAND NEW managers, Kris Nielsen.

Hi, my name is Kristopher Nielsen. I am the brand new General Manager of BMW|VW of Topeka.

Let’s learn a little something personal about Kris:

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Movie: Coming to America

Favorite Sports Team: Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite Type of Music: I have eclectic taste

Kris is married to his lovely wife, Brooke. They just recently had their first child, a boy named Max. They also are proud pup-parents to two Portuguese Water Dog/Poodle mixes named Penny and Pepper.

Outside of work Kris enjoys cycling and hanging with his dogs. A lesser known fact about Kris is that he has a photographic memory and can recall obscure song lyrics or movie quotes having only seen or heard them once.

His favorite car… his much missed 2014 Porsche Cayman S (stock image – neither actual vehicle or driver pictured here.)

At BMW|VW of Topeka Kris is the General Manager, the top dog, the buck stops here guy. What is his favorite part of this role?

“My favorite part is helping our team members succeed and interacting with the customers.”

How did Kris wind up the Top of Topeka? After 10 years of working for the company in various roles he was always working towards this.

Lastly, what would Kris do if he won the lottery? He’d tell no one, he’d enjoy the spoils of fractional jet ownership which of course would lend itself to lots of travel.

Well, stick around awhile Kris we’ve got lots to do together. Our dealership has amazing staff and a customer experience worth travelling for, but we can always get better and BE better and that’s why he’s here. Cheers Kris!

BMW Fuel The Mission.

BMW is proud to support Team RWB.

What is Team RWB you ask?

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich veterans’ lives. Every year, more than 250,000 active duty service members transition out of the military, joining the 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans already living in communities nationwide. They face many challenges including isolation, weight gain, lack of purpose, and other health issues.

Team Red, White & Blue is the antidote to the isolation and health challenges they face. By forging America’s leading health and wellness community for veterans, service members, and their families, we strive to make tomorrow better. Together, we will find strength and success.

The local chapters and the Team RWB App deliver virtual and local, consistent, and inclusive opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. Volunteers host regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and community service events, and facilitate building strong local connections with members and organizations within the community.

BMW believes very strongly in supporting our military both with discounts to military families as well as monetary donations made via initiatives like the FUEL THE MISSION TEST DRIVE EVENT.

Starting Monday May 17th, 2021 and ending Saturday May 22nd, 2021 BMW will be donating $20 for every test drive to Team RWB. Once you test drive and fall in love with your next BMW they are also offering $1,000 towards the purchase of a new BMW during this event. Follow this link for more details and to sign up for a test drive and help us support out troops through Team RWB.

We Are So Proud.

BMW VW Topeka RECOGNIZED AS A CARFAX TOP-RATED DEALER

Verified Customer Ratings Used to Name Second Annual CARFAX Top-Rated Dealers in the U.S.

BMW VW Topeka is being honored in the second annual CARFAX Top-Rated Dealer Program. The 2020 CARFAX Top-Rated Dealers received an average of 4.6 out of a possible five stars. The select group of dealers are being celebrated for their commitment to building consumer confidence through exceptional service and customer care.

“CARFAX has more than 2.2 million verified customer ratings and reviews for dealerships around the country,” said Bill Eager, CARFAX Vice President of Dealer Business. “The Top-Rated Dealer program recognizes the best of the best for exceptional service and customer care.”

Our number one goal is to provide exceptional customer service so being recognized by our customers for providing just that makes us extremely proud. It is our staff of sales and service professionals along with our integral office staff that makes our customer experience noteworthy and highly valued by our customers.

2021 BMW 4 Series

Ready to meet modern aesthetics, BMW engineering, and exceptional technology all in one place? The redesigned 2021 BMW 4 Series is built to deliver the ultimate driving experience in an alluring and low-slung package that promises to compete at the top of its segment. Wherever the road takes you, the BMW 4 Series administers a healthy dose of driving adrenaline that makes the most of each mile on the odometer.

If you like BMW vehicles, you’ll love our selection of performance-oriented vehicles. You can explore the various highlights of the All-New 2021 BMW 4 Series when you take it for a test drive at BMW of Topeka. Click on the image above to see our current Series 4 inventory.

The All-New 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe has two core models available, and those are the 430i Coupe and the 430i xDrive Coupe. Both of the core coupes are motivated by a 255-hp TwinPower Turbo I4. The 2021 BMW M440i xDrive is a coupe bred from pure athleticism. The performance-enhanced M440i xDrive is powered by a 382-hp, 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo I6 that lunges for the 60-mph mark in just 4.3 seconds.

Every piece of the 2021 BMW 4 Series is built around a driver-focused cockpit. Newly designed sport seats, a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, and an upswept center console all coalesce to set the scene for an invigorating drive. Other highlights available in the 2021 BMW 4 Series include an intuitive 8.8- or 10.3-inch center display, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, a head-up display, a 12.3-inch digital gauge display, onboard Wi-Fi, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and optional adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode.

Those interested in the 2021 BMW 4 Series in Topeka, KS can contact our team of BMW brand experts here at the BMW of Topeka dealership for more information and personalized assistance. Or, what we’d prefer is if you came and drove one – so schedule your test drive here.

Room for Seven in a Spacious Package.

The Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen’s 1959 “Think Small” ad campaign has
been ranked as one of the best of the century by
Ad Age and defined the company for decades. Fast
forward 62 years, and how things change. “Think Atlas”
might be a better ad for today’s Volkswagen because
it is a popular seven-passenger SUV that is larger
than any other vehicle in the company. Engineered
from VW’s MQB platform architecture, Atlas is 200.7
inches long, 78.4 inches wide, and 70.1 inches high. It
is assembled in Chattanooga, Tenn., and typifies how
the automotive industry has changed and evolved to
suit the needs of families on the go. Carpooling in a
1959 Beetle would be a challenge.
Of course, Volkswagen also builds smaller vehicles,
and, in fact, has recently introduced a 2022 compact
SUV called the Taos that will go on sale in the second
quarter of 2021. A whole family of electric cars is on the
way, as well.
But back to the Atlas. Because it slots into a
segment populated with vehicles such as the Honda
Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Kia Telluride, Ford Explorer,
and Mazda CX-9, the Atlas has three-row seating
and a spacious interior. For folks who want a sportier
version, the Atlas Cross Sport has two rows of seats and
a slightly lower roofline.
The Atlas comes in eight different trim levels. The
base S, with a four-cylinder, starts at $31,555. Add
4Motion all-wheel drive and the base price is $33,455.
Models SE w/Technology and above are equipped
with the VR6 engine. Prices start at $38,345 for front

ATLAS SEL PREMIUM
Engine: 3.6-liter,
276-horsepower VR6
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
4Motion all-wheel drive
Wheelbase: 117.3 inches
Curb weight: 4,614 pounds
Base price: $48,995
As driven: $50,825
MPG rating: 16 in the city,
22 on the highway

wheel drive and $40,245 for all-wheel drive. The model I drove,
an SEL Premium, had a base price of $48,995 and a sticker price
of $50,825.
Before we go any further let’s take a quick look at the two
available engines. The 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder
develops 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque from
a low 1,600 rpm. That should give it good off-the-line throttle
response.
The 3.6-liter, narrow-angle VR6 has direct-injection and it cranks
out 276 horsepower 266 pound-feet of torque. This engine utilizes
a crossflow aluminum-alloy cylinder head design, twin overhead
camshafts, four valves per cylinder, and variable valve timing. It
is capable of towing 5,000 pounds. Fuel economy is rated at 16
miles per gallon in the city and 22 on the highway.
Each engine is coupled to an eight-speed automatic
transmission.
Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system drives the front
wheels under light load, but a center differential adds power to
the rear wheels in a fraction of second, as conditions require. An
advanced control unit activates a multi-plate clutch in the center
differential and quells wheelspin almost before it begins. The
center differential also functions as part of the electronic stability
control and can briefly brake a wheel that is slipping. The 4Motion
system has four settings: On-road, Off-road, Snow, and Custom
On-road.


A generous cabin is the heart of an SUV and the Atlas doesn’t
disappoint. It makes maximum use of its three-row seating layout
to offer space for up to seven adults, boasting a cavernous 154
cu-ft of total passenger volume. Headroom is generous, and rear seat
legroom, at 37.6 inches, is huge. The second-row bench seat
splits 60/40, reclines and can slide forward up to 7.7 inches. The
second row folds and slides forward, even with a child seat in
place, to provide easy entry to the third seat. Maximum cargo
volume is 96.8 cubic feet when all rear seats are folded down.
Cargo capacity is 55.5 cubic feet with the third seat folded and a
smallish 20.6 cubic feet when all seats are up.
Second-row captain’s chairs are an option on models above SE
w/ Technology.
The Atlas interior is classic Volkswagen: clean and functional,
with a premium feel. Driver controls are positioned for ease of
use. A 10-inch TFT instrument display offers 21 viewing options,
including digital gauges, car status, navigation, driving data,
phone information, and driver assistance features. The driver can
even select a full-screen navigation view. A center touchscreen
controls many of the vehicle’s functions as well as smart-phone
connection.
The seat position, shifter height, and the spacing between the
pedals are all designed to suit drivers of all sizes.
Overhead, roof rails are standard should you need to add a rack for cargo. A power tailgate is standard on the Atlas
SE, while on the SE w/ Technology and higher models the
tailgate can be opened with a kick of the foot below the
rear bumper when the key is in range. That’s a huge benefit
when your arms are full of grocery bags.
As one would expect, the Atlas is brimming with technology.
Items such as lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitor,
adaptive cruise control, emergency braking are all available.
But going one step further, the Atlas has “maneuver braking”
that detects static obstacles front and rear while moving
between 1 and 6 miles per hour and applies the brakes. Great
for avoiding bikes in driveways, shopping carts, and such like.
Park steering assist is available on the SEL Premium and
it can automatically steer the vehicle into parallel and
perpendicular parking spaces (the latter both forward and
in reverse).
When it comes to vehicle connectivity, Atlas can connect
to smart phones and has Apple Car Play, Android Auto, and
Mirror Link. Volkswagen Car-Net has several features such
as Remote Access, Safe and Secure, and Hotspot. Safe and
Secure is a subscription service that offers automatic crash
notification, emergency assistance, anti-theft alert, and
stolen vehicle assistance. The price is $99 for one year. The
Hotspot connects through Verizon or T-Mobile for $20 a
month.
Atlas has a four-years, 50,000-mile warranty and the
10,000- and 20,000-mile scheduled maintenance services
are free for two years or 20,000 miles.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR / PHOTOGRAPHER
Tom Strongman has a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri and was
formerly the director of photography and then the automotive editor of The Kansas City
Star. Tom, a member of the Missouri Press Association Photojournalism Hall of Fame, has
written about and photographed cars for more than three decades.

Drive to End Hunger

FUEL THE DRIVE TO END HUNGER WITH BMW.


From November 17 through November 21, you can help fight hunger simply by taking a test drive at BMW of Topeka. During BMW’s Drive To End Hunger Test Drive Event, for every test drive we will donate $20 to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, which will help provide 200 meals to those in need. In addition, you will receive a special $1,000 New Vehicle Credit* to use toward the purchase or lease of a new BMW. This can be combined with the Road Home sales event credit of up to $2,500** on select new BMW models now through November 30 when financed through BMW Financial Services NA, LLC.

For the past three years, BMW has proudly assisted in helping to provide 4.3 million meals to people in need through Feeding America®. With this year’s program alone, we hope to reach 2 million and further build connections with the local food banks in your community.

*$1,0 0 0 offer valid on eligible new model year 2020 and 2021 vehicles in dealer stock delivered and retailed through
February 1, 2021. MINI vehicles and BMW Pre-Owned/CPO vehicles do not qualify. This offer cannot be used for
previously ordered or previously delivered vehicles and is only valid on delivery of in-stock vehicles. Offer valid to
customers – and their family members residing within the same household, attending the Central Region November
Event – Drive To End Hunger and registering on site by November 21, 2020 . Offer valid off MSRP and may be combined
with other applicable BMW offers that are available at the time of purchase. Only one OL number per vehicle may be
used. Offer valid towards purchase price of eligible vehicle. Only valid at participating dealers.

**Offers available to qualified customers with excellent credit history who finance through BMW Financial Services NA,
LLC. Offer is transferable pending credit approval, nonnegotiable and not redeemable for cash. Available credits of up to
$2,0 0 0 off MSRP on a new 2021 BMW 3 Series Sedan, $2,500 off a new 2021 BMW X3 and $2,500 off a new 2021 BMW
X5. Must take delivery by November 30 , 2020 . Offer availability subject to dealer participation. Visit your authorized
BMW Center for important details.

It’s About More Than Cars

It’s about our customers.

It’s about our community.

It’s about our drive.

It’s time for the annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka Donation Drive. Starting October 15 we will be a collection point for the Club’s drive to collect any of the following items:

  • School and/or office supplies
  • Music and/or art supplies
  • Fitness equipment
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Electronic needs
  • Cold weather hats, coats, gloves

Please make sure your donations are either new or only gently used and in good working order.

We believe in our community and during these challenging times, as always, we want to come together and support each other. Members of our community are struggling and we want to help. Being able to partner with an organization that sees the needs of local families and works tirelessly to meet them makes us proud.

If you want more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka visit their website here.

Position Available: Sales Professional

BMW/Volkswagen of Topeka is looking for sales professionals who are committed to customer service excellence and have a track record of high success in automotive or luxury goods sales.

Apply at: http://www.soaveautomotivegroup.com/careers

This is truly a “dream career” for the right candidate looking for a positive, enthusiastic work environment and an opportunity in the exciting and lucrative luxury automobile retail industry.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Provides excellent customer service by helping customers select a vehicle that fits their needs
  • Explains product performance, application, and benefits to customer by describing all optional equipment available
  • Demonstrates new (and used, when necessary) vehicles
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge on new products, features, and accessories available
  • Maintains a prospect development system by following up with active prospects using the Dealership’s Customer Relationship Management System (CRM)
  • Follows up with previous customers for referrals and future sales
  • Works without constant supervision

We offer the following:

  • Guarantee for first 60 days of employment
  • High commission structure
  • 5 day work week – Closed Sundays
  • Closed for most major holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement

In addition to competitive pay, we offer our associates the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Time-Off
  • Employee Vehicle Purchase Program
  • Professional work environment, with job training and advancement opportunities

Prerequisites: 

  • Minimum 1 year of successful sales experience
  • Excellent work history with references
  • Clean driving record and criminal background

Apply at: http://www.soaveautomotivegroup.com/careers

Position Available: Finance and Insurance Manager

BMW/Volkswagen of Topeka, a high-end, luxury automotive dealership, is looking for a Finance and Insurance Manager with a commitment to customer service and a strong drive to achieve.

Applicants should have previous experience in F&I management with a proven track record of success. Finally, candidates should be able to outline their strategy for success within the organization.

Applicants should apply online at www.SoaveAutomotiveGroup.com/Careers or submit directly to this ad with their resume.

Job expectations include:

  • Sell financing and insurance to customers
  • Responsible for the attainment and gross production of financial services’ goals and objectives
  • Review customer credit applications
  • Present extended service contracts and other owner protection programs available to customers
  • Assess profitability to the dealership of financing arrangements
  • Utilize the menu selling process
  • Ensure necessary documentation for each deal is complete by utilizing a deal checklist
  • Work closely with sales team maintaining effective employee relations
  • Maintain AFIP Certification
  • Act as liaison between the customer and the lending institution
  • Ensures the expeditious funding of all contracts
  • Ensure adherence to F&I reporting requirements of the Company
  • Maintain CSI at or above Company standards
  • Participate in required training
  • Follows Safeguards rules and regulations.
  • Comply with Company policies and procedures

In addition to competitive pay, we offer our associates the following benefits:

  • High commission structure
  • Professional Live and Web Based Training
  • 5 day work week – Closed Sundays
  • Closed for most major holidays
  • World class beautiful facility
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Time-off
  • Employee Vehicle Purchase Program
  • Professional work environment, with job training and advancement opportunities

The applicant must possess a clean driving record and be able to pass a background check and drug screen.

We look forward to hearing from you!