BMW has a long history of engine, aircraft and motorcycle production, moving into executive and luxury cars in the 1960s. Since that time, the brand has become known for high quality and performance. The German manufacturer also owns the Mini and Rolls-Royce brands. The BMW range is vast – from hatchbacks to executive saloons, estates, compact crossovers and 7-seater SUVs, right through to sports cars, high-performance vehicles and everything in between, whatever you’re looking for in your next car, there’s bound to be a BMW that fits the bill.
The entry point BMW is the compact 1 Series, a sporty hatchback with either three or five-doors. The 2 Series has a choice of styles including a two-door coupé, convertible, small MPV (Active Tourer) and seven seat MPV (Gran Tourer). The ever-popular 3 Series also has a number of different models to choose from - Saloon, Touring (estate), and Gran Turismo (5-door fastback).
Next up is the 4 Series, which is available in Coupé, Gran Coupé (the coupé with four doors) and convertible form. The 5 Series is a large executive saloon also available as an estate in the form of the 5 Series Touring, while the 6 Series Gran Turismo is a stylish fastback saloon with space for the whole family. For the ultimate in luxury, why not take a look at the 7 Series saloon – which also comes with a longer wheelbase for limousine proportions - or the top of the range 8 Series coupé, convertible or Gran Coupé. They’re all guaranteed to deliver a luxurious and stylish driving experience.
There’s also a staggering amount of choice in BMW off-roaders. From the smallest X1, to the compact X2 and X3, the mid-sized X4 and X5 right through to the larger X5, X6 and seven-seat X7. Each and every model offers BMW’s legendary build-quality combined with stylish good looks and high levels of comfort – making them ideal for any terrain, whether you’re exploring the urban jungle or heading off the beaten track.
Not quite so practical, but certainly more fun, the two-seat Z4 soft top is sure to get your heart racing. But if that’s not enough power for you, a wide range of BMW models can be ordered in the high-performance ‘M’ variant, which is renowned for excellence in motorsports.
BMW has a number of plug-in hybrids. The 225xe Active Tourer is a compact MPV while the 330e Saloon is a practical choice for the family. The 530e Saloon offers a bit more room, while the 745e is the ultimate in luxury executive saloons. At the sporty end of the scale, the eye-catching i8 Coupé and i8 Roadster (convertible) have all the characteristics of full-blooded sports cars, but will lower your fuel bills as well as your driving emissions.
And if you’re looking for a 100% electric car, you might like to check out the i3 which truly is in a class of its own – it’s distinctive styling will help you stand out from the crowd, while its fully electric engine ensures zero driving emissions.
BMW has a long history of engine, aircraft and motorcycle production, moving into executive and luxury cars in the 1960s. Since that time, the brand has become known for high quality and performance. The German manufact…