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BMW Buying Guide

For years, the Munich-based folk at BMW have traded on a tagline of ‘the ultimate driving machine’ and, while you’ll still feel that engineered into even its most mundane cars, the brand is charging into bold new territory with a brash-looking range of electric cars. Read on to see which BMW is right for you.

What BMW models are there?

BMW’s current model range covers everything from affordable hatchbacks to ginormous electric and combustion-powered SUVs. In the middle, you’ll find small electric city cars, tyre-smoking sports saloons and even plenty of plug-in hybrids.

The range starts with the 1 Series – a VW Golf-sized family hatchback. Above this sits the 2 Series in svelte ‘Gran Coupe’ and practical ‘Active Tourer’ forms, then you get to BMW’s sales colossus – the 3 Series. 

The BMW 3 Series is the brand’s iconic saloon (or estate) car, which brings rear-wheel-drive thrills to the masses. There’s also a coupe version, called the 4 Series, which has an electric counterpart called the i4.

Pay a bit more and you can have a 5 Series, which is basically an enlarged 3 Series, giving you even more room to stretch out. Again, it comes in saloon or estate forms. 

Next in the numbers game is the 7 Series, which represents the pinnacle of BMW’s luxury line. It’s an executive saloon that’s packed with tech – and there’s an electric version called the i7.

The BMW 8 Series is a large luxury coupe, available with 2 or 4 doors and also as a convertible.

Which BMW models are SUVs?

BMW’s SUVs all start with the letter ‘X’. The baby of the range is the X2 – a low-riding urban SUV that’s (confusingly) a bit smaller than the X1. The X1 is still a city-friendly size, but has a slightly more practical cabin.

Perhaps most popular is the X3, which is best thought of as a 3 Series-sized SUV. It’s an ideal choice for families given its large boot and spacious cabin – and there’s an electric version called the iX3. There’s also the X4, which is basically an X3 but with a swooping coupe roofline.

Next up is the X5, which takes the X3 and enlarges it on a photocopier, while adding in a whole bunch of visual attitude and even more interior space. The X6 is a coupe-style version of the X5.

The BMW X7 sits at the top of the combustion-powered SUV range, and it’s simply enormous. It’s 5.1m long and is hugely expensive – but, if you want to make a statement, there are few better choices.

Perhaps the most exciting BMW SUV is the iX. The iX is an electric-only SUV with futuristic looks, including a huge, controversial front grille, and an interior that feels utterly space age. It’s Rolls-Royce quiet on the move, and can travel more than 350 miles on a charge in some versions.

Your BMW questions answered

Yes – BMW makes several pure-electric models including the i3, i4, i7, iX1, iX3 and the iX. It also makes plug-in hybrid versions of nearly all its combustion-powered models.

BMW’s ‘M’ cars are thoroughbred performance cars, each equipped with either a large six- or eight-cylinder petrol engine. They’re usually decked out with lots of equipment in addition to the ability to drink fuel faster than a cruise ship. But then again, cars such as the M3, M4 and M5 are also some of the most exciting driver’s cars on sale.

M Sport is a trim level offered across much of BMW’s lineup. As the name suggests, these draw some visual inspiration from BMW’s full-fat, ultra-fast M cars. That means you get extras such as larger alloy wheels, lower suspension, grippier sports seats and a meaner-looking body kit.

xDrive is BMW’s name for its all-wheel-drive models. These are a good choice if you occasionally drive off road, or live in areas affected by bad weather. BMW cars without xDrive are sometimes badged sDrive to distinguish them.

Find out more in our BMW xDrive guide.

Yes, absolutely. Motorpoint offers both hire purchase (HP) and personal contract purchase (PCP) options on all of our used BMW cars in stock.