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BMW

1 Series

4.5
Out of 5

This hatchback is a hugely popular entry to the BMW range

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BMW

2 Series

4
Out of 5

Sleek coupe styling and exceptional BMW build quality

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BMW

3 Series

4.5
Out of 5

Premium executive saloon that's long been a benchmark

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BMW

4 Series

3.5
Out of 5

Mid-sized coupe with sleek looks and variety of engines

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BMW

5 Series

4.5
Out of 5

Large executive saloon famed for being great to drive

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BMW

6 Series

3.5
Out of 5

Large coupe combines sleek looks and mile munching ability

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BMW

7 Series

4
Out of 5

BMW's executive limousine that's packed full of technology

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BMW

8 Series

Large coupe based on 7 Series that's perfect for long drives

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BMW

Alpina

4.5
Out of 5

Alpina is an officially licensed tuning company of BMW

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BMW

M2

Compact coupe with blistering performance capabilities

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BMW

M3

4.5
Out of 5

Iconic high-performance saloon with pace and practicality

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BMW

M4

4
Out of 5

High-performance mid-sized coupe that's sure to delight

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BMW

M5

Well-renowned go-faster version of BMW's premium saloon

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BMW

M6

3.5
Out of 5

Large coupe with brutish performance is a German muscle car

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BMW

X1

4
Out of 5

Premium crossover with good looks and decent practicality

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BMW

X2

4
Out of 5

Coupe style for the crossover segment but still practical

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BMW

X3

4
Out of 5

Mid-sized SUV regarded as one of the class leaders

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BMW

X4

3
Out of 5

Divisive looks, but great powertrains and practicality

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BMW

X5

3.5
Out of 5

Tech-filled SUV that's ludicrously comfortable to be in

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BMW

X6

3
Out of 5

Coupe-like styling in an SUV that handles well

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BMW

Z4

3.5
Out of 5

Stylish drop top sports car with tonnes of badge appeal

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BMW

i3

3.5
Out of 5

EV city car with futuristic styling and spacious interior

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BMW

i8

4
Out of 5

Hybrid supercar with wild styling and rapid performance

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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:Hatchback
  • Most Popular Fuel Type:Diesel
  • Most Popular Transmission:Automatic
  • Most Popular Engine Size:2.0 litre
  • Most Popular Colour:Black

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