BMW car reviews

BMW is one of the world's best-known makers of prestige cars, with products that have a distinctly sporty edge. Its range is now broader than ever, starting with the VW Golf-sized 1 Series and encompassing SUVs, sports cars and convertibles. By far the mainstay of its business, though, are its saloon cars, such as the 3 Series and 5 Series.

For a prestige brand, BMW has a very low CO2 emissions average, helped by its EfficientDynamics programme, which boosts fuel economy.

While BMW is ranked average for brand reliability, it's the highest rated German brand for sales and service with Which? members.

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BMW 1 Series reviews

The rear-wheel drive BMW 1 Series is one of the sportiest medium family hatchbacks around. It’s well built, with great road manners, and it keeps its value well. 

Latest model: BMW 1 Series (2011-)

BMW 2 Series reviews

The BMW 2 Series was new for 2014 as part of BMW's new naming strategy. It replaces the BMW 1 Series Coupe, and rivals sport coupes like the Audi TT, Toyota GT86 and VW Scirocco. An M235i performance version tops the range and is capable of hitting 62mph in under five seconds.

Latest model: BMW 2 Series Coupe (2014-)

BMW 3 Series reviews

The BMW 3 Series is one of the most successful premium large cars on the market, established as the driver's choice. The range has diversified over the years to include the M3 sports car, 3 Series Touring estate, convertible and GT hatchback.

Latest models: BMW 3 Series saloon (2012-), BMW 3 Series Touring estate (2012-) and BMW 3 Series GT (2013-)

BMW 4 Series reviews

The BMW 4 Series is a recent arrival to the German carmaker's range - essentially a coupe version of the 3 Series saloon, it promises better driving performance as well as jaw-dropping good looks.

Latest model: BMW 4 Series Coupe (2013-)

BMW 5 Series reviews

Since the BMW 5 Series launched in 1972, it's become one of the world’s most popular luxury saloons. Now that the range is bigger and better equipped than ever before, complete with innovative models like the 5 Series GT executive hatchback and the practical 5 Series Touring estate, will you be tempted to join the club?

Latest models: BMW 5 Series (2010-) and BMW 5 Series Touring (2010-)

BMW 6 Series reviews

The 6 Series Coupé and Convertible are BMW’s answer to the Jaguar XK and the Mercedes-Benz SL. The performance claims and exclusivity have certainly given it a lot to live up to, so how does the reality compare?

Latest models: BMW 6 Series coupé (2011-); BMW 6 Series convertible (2011-)

BMW 7 Series reviews

The BMW 7 Series luxury car has gone through several generations. The latest ones may be styled more conservatively than their predecessors, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything less going on under the bonnet. Find out what our expert reviewers thought of its performance on the road.

BMW M3 reviews

The BMW M3 is virtually a full-on sports car but it wears a frock of practicality. Handling sharpness is joined by supreme pace, and it's available in several different body styles, including a convertible. 

BMW M5 reviews

The BMW M5 is one of the world's most complete cars, combining supercar-slaying pace with luxury and practicality. 

BMW X1 reviews

BMW has already made its mark on the SUV sector with the larger X5 and X3. Now it’s taking on the competitive compact SUV sector with the X1, a car that goes head-to-head with the Audi Q3. How does it compare? 

Latest model: BMW X1 (2009-)

Used BMW reviews

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  • BMW X1 reviews

    1 review available (2009 - 2012) | Used price: from £17,750

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    BMW has already made its mark on the SUV sector with the larger X5 and X3. Now it’s taking on the competitive compact SUV sector with the X1, a car that goes head-to-head with the Audi Q3. How does it compare? 

    Latest model: BMW X1 (2009-)

  • BMW X6 reviews

    1 review available (2008 - 2014) | Used price: from £28,250

    BMW X6

    The BMW X6 has pretty much got the 4x4 off-road coupe niche to itself. Potential rivals like the Range Rover Sport feel much more conventional than BMW's radical X6 but there's no denying it performs very well indeed. 

  • BMW M3 reviews

    2 reviews available (2007 - 2013) | Used price: from £30,000

    bmw m3 convertible

    The BMW M3 is virtually a full-on sports car but it wears a frock of practicality. Handling sharpness is joined by supreme pace, and it's available in several different body styles, including a convertible. 

  • BMW 1 Series reviews

    4 reviews available (2004 - 2013) | Used price: from £5,175

    BMW 1 Series 2011 1a

    The rear-wheel drive BMW 1 Series is one of the sportiest medium family hatchbacks around. It’s well built, with great road manners, and it keeps its value well. 

    Latest model: BMW 1 Series (2011-)

  • BMW X3 reviews

    2 reviews available (2004 - 2014) | Used price: from £7,675

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    The X3 is a compact SUV based on the ever-popular BMW 3 Series. It's up against cars like the Range Rover Evoque and Audi Q5. It’s got plenty of safety gear, powerful brakes, and it handles well on the road.

    Latest model: BMW X3 (2010-)

  • BMW 6 Series reviews

    2 reviews available (2004 - 2012) | Used price: from £13,550

    BMW 6 Series GC 1

    The 6 Series Coupé and Convertible are BMW’s answer to the Jaguar XK and the Mercedes-Benz SL. The performance claims and exclusivity have certainly given it a lot to live up to, so how does the reality compare?

    Latest models: BMW 6 Series coupé (2011-); BMW 6 Series convertible (2011-)

  • BMW Z4 reviews

    2 reviews available (2003 - 2014) | Used price: from £6,995

    2013 BMW Z4 1

    BMW’s sporty Z4 roadster is no longer the uncompromising sports car it used to be – nowadays it offers a more luxurious, refined style. But can it really hope to compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz SLK and Porsche Boxster?

    Latest model: BMW Z4 (2009-)

  • BMW 5 Series reviews

    5 reviews available (2002 - 2013) | Used price: from £4,650

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    Since the BMW 5 Series launched in 1972, it's become one of the world’s most popular luxury saloons. Now that the range is bigger and better equipped than ever before, complete with innovative models like the 5 Series GT executive hatchback and the practical 5 Series Touring estate, will you be tempted to join the club?

    Latest models: BMW 5 Series (2010-) and BMW 5 Series Touring (2010-)

  • BMW 7 Series reviews

    2 reviews available (2002 - 2012) | Used price: from £8,575

    BMW 7Series9

    The BMW 7 Series luxury car has gone through several generations. The latest ones may be styled more conservatively than their predecessors, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything less going on under the bonnet. Find out what our expert reviewers thought of its performance on the road.

  • BMW X5 reviews

    2 reviews available (2000 - 2013) | Used price: from £5,125

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    The BMW X5 is a full-size SUV that offers plenty of space and decent on-road handling to back up its 4x4 credentials. Can the X5 give the Land Rover Discovery and Audi Q7 a run for their money?

    Latest model: BMW X5 (2013-)

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