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Initially established as an airplane engine manufacturing company in 1916, Bavarian Motor Works didn't begin to focus on producing high-performance motorcycles and automobiles until after the First World War. While the blue-and-white-checked badge remains as a reminder of the brand's aeronautical origins (the blue and white representing the sky and an airplane propeller, respectively), today, BMW is known for its fleet of finely-tuned cars and SUVs, which includes the flagship 7-series sedans and the ultra-stylish Z sports coupes. Consult our reviews listed below for updated information and opinions on BMW's ever-growing line of luxury vehicles.


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DECEMBER 2013

A side view of the 2014 BMW 435i Coupe

BMW 435i Coupe
Replacing the outgoing 3 Series coupe, this luxurious midsize sports coupe is larger than its predecessor, sits lower to the ground and has a bold-yet-sleek silhouette that complements its athletic twin-turbocharged inline-6.

APRIL 2013

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo
Combining the driver-focused feel of BMW's ever-popular 3 Series sedan with the extra space and size of an SUV, this intelligent luxury hatchback offers an ideal marriage of performance and functionality.
A three-quarter rear view of a BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

MARCH 2013

A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

BMW 640i Gran Coupe
This long and luxurious 4-door sports car combines the deft handling and swift acceleration of a coupe with the elegance and extra space of a sedan.

MARCH 2013

BMW X1 xDrive28i
Based on the same platform as the 1-series sedan, this small SUV stands just over five feet tall; however, like its diminutive sibling, the BMW X1 loves to sprint, offering great handling and peppy acceleration from its twin-turbocharged inline-4.
A side view of a 2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i

DECEMBER 2012

A three-quarter rear view of a 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

BMW ActiveHybrid 5
As a more fuel-efficient alternative to BMW's popular 5-series sedan, the ActiveHybrid 5 offers the same athletic performance with a new eco-friendly outlook.

AUGUST 2012

BMW 328i
Trading in the outgoing model's inline-6 for an efficient twin-turbocharged inline-4, the BMW 328i sedan offers premium sports performance while earning up to 36 mpg highway.
A three-quarter front view of a silver 2012 BMW 328i

OCTOBER 2011

A three-quarter front view of a red 2012 BMW 650i Convertible

BMW 650i Convertible
Boasting a powerful 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 along with a sleek and sexy exterior design, this attention getting soft-top convertible is as intelligent as it is athletic, with cool features like a voice-controlled navigation system and a side mirror alert system adding some brains to the 650i's substantial brawn.

FEBRUARY 2011

BMW 335i
Marrying clean lines with a comfortable, slightly roomier interior and a powerful new 300-horsepower, turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, the 2011 3-series is one of the better ones we've seen from BMW in recent years.

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2011 BMW 335i

JUNE 2010

A three-quarter rear view of a blue 2011 BMW M3 Convertible

BMW M3 Convertible
Using the already-agile 3 Series convertible as a template, the amped-up M edition comes fitted with a muscular 4.0-liter, 414-horsepower V8 engine that sends the hardtop howling from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. An advanced braking system and adjustable sport-tuned suspension complete the M3's race track-ready ride.

MARCH 2010

BMW Z4 sDrive30i
Whether you're cruising down the coast or driving to your daily grind, this sporty hardtop convertible is sure to put a smile on your face. Featuring extra-responsive handling and a powerful 3.0-liter inline-6 engine, the Z4 allows you to get from point A to B in a hurry; but with a car this fun to drive, why would you want to?

A side view of a 2010 BMW Z4 sDrive30i

NOVEMBER 2009

A three-quarter front view of a 2009 BMW 750Li Sedan

BMW 750Li Sedan
T
he largest (and roomiest) member of BMW's flagship 7 Series couples smooth handling with the envy-inducing power of a 32-valve V8 engine to create a luxurious driving experience that few can rival.

MAY 2009

BMW 535i Sedan
This elegant mid-sized luxury sedan is quick to reveal its deft handling and swift acceleration, running from 0-60 mph in just 5.6 seconds. Inside its roomy and comfortable interior are a slew of available features, including park distance control, heated seats, active cruise control, and a lane departure warning system.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 BMW 535i Sedan

OCTOBER 2008

A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2008 BMW X6 xDrive35i

BMW X6 xDrive35i
T
hough unable to decide whether it’s a sports coupe or an SUV, the X6’s athletic demeanor leaves no doubt that it’s intended to be fun to drive.

JULY 2008

BMW Hydrogen 7
While seemingly conventional, this luxury 7-series sedan is powered by a 260 hp V12 engine, and can use either hydrogen or regular gasoline for fuel.

 A three-quarter rear view of a BMW Hydrogen 7

JUNE 2008

A side view of a 2008 BMW 328xi Sports Wagon

BMW 328xi Sports Wagon
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his spacious five-passenger station wagon comes with all-wheel drive and safety features that include an interlocking door anchoring system and front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags.

MAY 2008

BMW 128i Convertible
With the option of the sky for a roof, this sporty cabriolet can crank up to 230 horsepower, and reach speeds of 130 mph on the open road. Other features include 28 mpg with extra-urban driving, an interlocking door anchoring system and brake drying.

A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2008 BMW 128i Convertible

OCTOBER 2007

BMW 135i Coupe

BMW 135i Coupe
The 135i Coupe is part of the 1 Series, which completes BMW’s lineup and satisfies drivers’ current demand for smaller cars. This coupe is agile, responsive and super-sporty.

JUNE 2007

BMW X3 3.0si
BMW's midsize SUV has something for everyone. Gearheads will appreciate the amped-up performance, and luxury lovers will love details like sixteen-way comfort seats and chrome exhaust tips.

BMW X3 3.0si

FEBRUARY 2007

BMW 335i Coupe
After more than 20 years, BMW puts a turbocharged gasoline engine in one of its sporty cars—and to great effect. The 335i Coupe reaches M3-performance levels, but with a more civilized ride and driver's environment.

OCTOBER 2006

BMW M Coupe
The first M Coupe looked like the bizarre love child of a Z3 and a Honda Civic hatchback. The new one is sleeker, but just as wild with a mighty V6 under the hood and precision handling.


SEPTEMBER 2006

BMW 650i Convertible
Performance and luxury come together in this large V8-powered convertible. While it doesn't have a retractable hard top, the cloth roof is nonetheless an innovative design with a rear window that doubles as a wind deflector.

JULY 2006

BMW 750i
After turning the design world on its head with its funky lines and iDrive controller, the refreshed flagship Bimmer now features cleaner lines and improved ergonomics. Performance has also been enhanced by a more powerful 360-horsepower V8 engine.


NOVEMBER 2005

BMW X5 4.4i
Control and comfort are one in the new BMW X5. With lots of luxury options, you might forget you're in a vehicle designed to bear rough-and-tough terrain.


SEPTEMBER 2005

BMW 330i
This new release is slightly larger than the previous generation, and space distribution inside as well as the trunk is of good proportions. The design, both inside and outside, is one of the better ones we’ve seen from BMW.


MARCH 2005

BMW 645Ci
The 645Ci is a driver’s car that you will enjoy in the city and on the highway but will totally fall in love with if you ever get it on a track. It has looks that are luxurious and inspire speed.

MARCH 2004

BMW 530i
A well-built and sure-footed mid-size sedan that can. But watch your dollars, as extras do add up.


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