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BMW History

The manufacturer as we know it today began in 1923 building motorcycles following the Versailles Armistice Treaty, before starting to build cars in 1928.

By the end of the 50s, BMW was in financial trouble and considering liquidation. Instead, it bought the rights to manufacture the Iso Isetta from Italy. Powered by one of the firm’s motorcycle engines, it sold well enough to keep the company afloat.

At the turn of the century, the German manufacturer had become a household name in the passenger car market, and found great success with the Mini and Rolls-Royce brands, which it owns.

By 2012, the company had become the most reputable brand in the world according to Forbes, and it continues to hold an excellent reputation today.

Owning a BMW

For people who want to buy a car and forget about maintenance until it’s absolutely necessary, owning a BMW can be a frustrating experience. They typically need to be well looked after – especially older models – to keep everything running smoothly.

Problems tend to be with electrical gremlins as German cars are often built in a complicated way, which can also make labour costs for repairs expensive.

Where BMW succeeds over its Far East rivals is the premium feel of the car, largely thanks to the build quality and materials used feeling far superior.

BMW range overview

BMW offers a wide variety of cars from hatchbacks to luxury cruisers, sports cars to hybrids and electric vehicles.

The 1 and 2 Series offer the entry level to the brand, with smart styling and smaller dimensions. The 3 Series is one of the most iconic saloon cars on sale, and its coupe equivalent – the 4 Series – offers similar practicality in a sportier package.

The 5 and 6 Series offer exquisite ride and technology, while the 7 Series takes that on to another level for the luxury limousine class.

BMW’s X range contains the manufacturer’s SUV line-up, with six variations covering every size and shape customers could need. The ‘i’ range, meanwhile, offers hybrid and electric vehicles in the shape of the i3 city car and i8 sports car.

Finally, BMW’s M range of cars offer high-performance variants of standard models.

Most popular BMW options on Motors.co.uk

The current most popular BMW is based on the average number of used vehicles currently listed for sale on Motors.co.uk

Most Popular Model:3 Series
Most Popular Variant:M Sport
Most Popular Body Style:Saloon
Most Popular Fuel Type:Diesel
Most Popular Transmission:Semi Automatic
Most Popular Engine Size:2.0 litre
Most Popular Colour:Black