BMW is a world-famous German Trinity car. BMWs are prestigious, conspicuous, and will forever make it to the shortlist of luxury automobiles. It doesn’t matter what you are looking for; compact sedans, supercars, hybrids, or luxury SUVs, you’ll always find a suitable BMW. The only time they come up short is when you are looking for a cheap car - BMWs are never cheap.
BMWs are the true definition of German engineering and perfection, and as their slogan goes, their cars are truly the “Ultimate Driving Machines.” The automaker has gone the extra mile in the recent past to ensure its latest lines offer the best in luxury, in-car tech, and driver satisfaction. Here are the best BMW models currently available on the market.
10 BMW X2
BMW X2 is based on the X1 and follows BMW’s tradition of producing coupes off the back of a standard SUV. The new 2020 X2 is a more stylish alternative to its subcompact sibling the X1, but with a few compromises. It comes with a playful chassis and quite a punchy engine that offers blistering acceleration on the road.
It comes standard with a touch screen infotainment system, driver-assist features, and an in-dash navigation system. For a few thousand extra dollars you’ll get a premium version X2 with luxury upgrades and more advanced tech. The X2 comes with a 4-Cylinder Turbocharged engine mated with an eight-speed transmission producing 228 hp.
9 BMW i8 Roadster
The BMW i8 Roadster is an early adopter of hybrid tech. It’s a revolutionary gasoline-electric hybrid coupe with electric power. The i8 is, by far, not the most affordable car to own; it closely rivals the Honda NSX at $163,000. The BMW i8 Roadster is an impressive looking car; its futuristic design hasn’t aged a bit since it first came out in 2014.
It's not easy to miss this car rolling down the street, it’s quite the head-turner. But looks alone don’t make up for its high price tag, the i8 makes about 369 hp and has an estimated 18 miles range on full electric mode.
8 BMW 6-Series GT
If you are looking for a distinctive luxury car, then the BMW 6-Series GT is an ideal choice. The 5-series BMW GT has always been a sluggish seller but not the 6-series. For the 2018 version, the BMW 6-Series GT came redesigned and branded with a name that for a long time, has been associated with BMW coupe models. Its modern design sloping roofline with a clever hatchback adds more space for your cargo.
Under the hood, this car packs a 3L I-6 engine coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The BMW 6-Series GT produces 335-hp. It comes standard with a 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen system that supports Apple CarPlay.
7 BMW X4
The BMW X4 is a flashback version of the X3. It’s a four-door coupe that features a low-roof with a tighter cabin space. The X4 is quite punchy and comes in two variations with either a 4-Cylinder or 6-Cylinder turbocharged engine.
Designed with a stiff chassis, the X4 offers agile handling on the road. The premium version is even more athletic than the X3, with the M40i model featuring cruise control and adjustable suspension. The BMW X4 also packs tons of features with an impressive forward collision warning and low-speed automated braking features that come as standard.
6 BMW X3
The BMW X3 was a key model in 2018; it's leaner, faster, and more efficient than its predecessor. If you're looking for an affordable BMW SUV, this is your ideal choice. With cash, you can go in for the high-performance gasoline-electric BMW X3 M, for a more punchy, robust driving experience.
Despite its affordability, it delivers agile handling, acceleration and comes with high-quality finishes. Under the hood, the X3 comes with a 2L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 335 hp; the 2020 X3 M pushes up to 473hp. The X3 is an ideal balance between fuel economy and power.
5 BMW X7
The long anticipated BMW X7 is a three-row crossover. This large design SUV comes in two variations, a 4.4L turbocharged V8 and a 3.0 L straight-six twin-turbo 465 hp engine, all mated with an eight-speed transmission system. In comparison, the straight-six engine is torque-happy, while the V8 has more charm and acceleration. The X7 comes standard with a four-corner suspension system.
It packs tons of impressive features, including adaptive damping for a smooth, comfortable driving experience. If you are looking to enjoy a more thrilling ride, a sport mode feature tightens things up a bit. The X7 comes with a 12.3-inch infotainment system that’s tech-packed and dominates the dash area. It supports Apple Car play.
4 BMW Z4
The Z4 is a futuristic model that adds weight-saving technology to a sports design automobile, making it agile, engaging, and lighter than before. It's beautiful, and buyers can choose from a wide range of engines to suit their pockets and desired output. The Z4’s predecessor enjoys a long desirable sales life.
There’s no hardtop version of this car, the Z4 only comes with a soft top, and with a fixed roof design just like the new Toyota Supra. The BMW Z4 comes with an M40i engine and produces 382hp with its in-line six. It will do 60mph in 4.2 seconds.
3 BMW M5
The BMW M5 is big achievement for BMW, and its predecessor is one of BMWs best high-performance luxury SUVs currently on the market. It has weapon-grade power, with a promise of better driver involvement. It brushes its shoulders with the likes of the Range Rover Velar.
The new M5 model is quite promising, with a lot more features for driver appeal and tech. The M5 packs a sports grade 4.4L V8 twin-turbo engine that produces 600hp and 533 pound-foot of torque, making it a mighty fast car. It does 60mph in 2.8 seconds and comes with manual transmission and all-wheel-drive capability.
2 BMW X5
The BMW X5 has been around for quite some time and has evolved from a high-performance SUV to one that balances efficiency, power, refinement, and high-quality luxury. The 2019 version comes with a larger price tag as well as performance. It rivals competitors such as the Mercedes GLE and Audi Q7.
The X5 represents BMWs sporting heritage with a refined inline-six turbocharged V8 engine. It has impressive cornering capabilities, with brutal acceleration. Don’t get fooled by its performance specs, the X5 has a luxurious side to it, with generous luxury trim, and an upgraded infotainment system. The X5 is no doubt a premium class SUV.
1 BMW 3-Series
It packs a smooth but potent engine, with a turbocharged 2L 4-Cylinder engine that produces 255 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque. It will no longer come with a manual transmission system, with the hybrid version joining its fleet later on. It comes with extra tech features including driver assist, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights and stop and go technology.