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BMW stands for “Bayerische Motoren Werke”, meaning “Bavarian Motor Works” in German. This luxury automobile manufacturer was founded in 1916 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Originally, BMW manufactured aircraft engines but had to halt production due to the Versailles Armistice Treaty, which was formulated at the end of World War I. After producing engines for aircrafts, BMW began making motorcycles, and then eventually automobiles. During World War II, BMW took a break from vehicles to manufacture supplies for the army. When the war ended, the company was once again known for its technological advances in its vehicles–a reputation it continues to maintain.
BMW 1 Series
In 2004, the corporation made their first BMW 1 Series, and its predecessor was the 2002 coupe, which it was styled similarly to. The first versions, the E87 and E81, were hatchbacks made from 2004 until 2011. The two-door E82 was developed in 2007 and lasted until 2013. The E88 two-door convertible started in 2007 and lasted until 2014. The second generation 1 Series were hatchbacks that stopped in 2015 while the F20 LCI and the F21 LCI hatchbacks replaced them in 2015. The E88 two-door convertible started in 200,7 and lasted until 2014. The second generation 1 Series were hatchbacks that stopped in 2015 while the F20 LCI and the F21 LCI hatchbacks replaced them in 2015.
BMW 2 Series
The 2 Series replaced the two different models of the 1 Series: the coupe and convertible. The coupe runs on 184 hp while still maintaining the amenities of a luxury vehicle. In addition to the coupe and convertible, BMW also introduced the Active Tourer, which is completely unrelated to the others models since it’s a compact multipurpose vehicle, also known as a MPV. The latest addition to the 2-Series family was the seven-seat Gran Tourer, which entered the market in June of 2015.
BMW 3 Series
The 3 Series was the successor to two-door models. It was created in May of 1975. It’s actually BMW’s best-selling model. In fact, its revenue accounts for about 30 percent of BMW’s auto sales. Today, the 3 Series has a two-door convertible, five-door touring, five-door hatchback and a four-door sedan. The coupe and convertible models are no longer part of the 3 Series. Car and Driver magazine named the 3-Series as one of the ten best a total of 22 times between 1992 and 2014. Other awards it won come from Grassroots Motorsports magazine and Top Gear magazine.
BMW 4 Series
On December 2012, BMW announced the premiere of the coupe, the BMW 4 Series, which was intended to replace the 3 Series coupe. It debuted in January 2013. In 2014, the hardtop convertible and the Gran Coupe were introduced. It has all the same technical features as the F30 3 series and the interior of the rest of the 3 Series besides its 2+2 seat configuration. Today, the 4 Series is sleeker and more aggressive than the original. When the model has the BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, drivers can expect to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds with the 300-hp engine.
BMW 5 Series
The BMW 5 Series has out stood the competition since 1972 when it debuted as a mid-sized luxury car. It’s the successor to previous four-door sedan models and is the second best-selling model next to the 3 Series. In 2010, it accounted for 50 percent of the profit BMW made that year. In 1991, BMW introduced the touring body style and finally the five-door hatchback in 1991. Models include the following: E12 from 1972 to 1981, E28 from 1981 to 1988, E34 from 1988 to 1996, E39 from 1996 to 2003, E60 from 2004 to 2010 and the F10 since 2010. Car and Driver magazine ranked the E39 5 Series on their Ten Best list six consecutive years in a row.
BMW 6 Series
The 6 Series released in 1976 as a replacement for the 3.0CS and the 3.0CSi. Its design incorporated concepts from the first generation 7 Series. For 14 years, BMW stopped producing the 6 Series. However, in 2003, product resumed with the E63 and the E64 convertible and coupe. The M6 is BMW’s highest performance model in the series. The third generation models appeared in 2011 and had the same engine as the F01 and the F10 of the 7 Series. BMW debuted the four-door coupe known as the Gran Coupe in 2011 as well.
BMW 7 Series
The 7 Series entered the market in 1977 as a full-sized luxury sedan. It was the successor of the E3. As of 2015, it’s in its sixth generation, just proving its popularity. As a flagship car, it’s only available as a sedan or an extended-length limousine. Originally, straight-6 petrol engines powered it, but through the years, V8s and V12s have been underneath the hoods of this series also. Since 1995, diesel engines have been available in this series.
The i3 combines luxury, style and eco-friendliness, which won it the 2015 10 Best Green Cars Winner by Kelley Blue Book award. It was once known as the Mega City Vehicle (MCV) and is the first ever all-electric, zero emissions vehicle. BMW introduced the i3 sedan in 2011, and in the following year, BMW made the i3 coupe. The vehicle looks sportier than other electric cars. The model with the range extender option can travel up to 186 miles per hour, proving being environmentally friendly doesn’t necessarily have to compromise performance.
Originally known as the BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, the I8 is a sporty hybrid that earned the 2012 North American Concept Vehicle of the Year and the AutoGuide’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Green Car of the Year. It has two trim levels through the course of its production, the coupe and the Spyder. The 2015 model had 2.1 L/100 km emissions rating, which is equivalent to 112.0 mpg, as determined by the National European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test.
BMW X1 entered the market in 2009 as a compact crossover with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. This automobile is BMW’s smallest SUV. The engine options on these vehicles are quite impressive, especially for an SUV, considering one is a 2.0L, 241 horsepower turbocharged inline four-cylinder (I4) engine, and the other is a 3.0L, 300 horsepower single turbocharged inline six-cylinder (I6) engine.
Debuting in 2003, the X3 is a luxury, compact SUV that’s now in its second generation that’s based on the 3 Series. It’s manufactured in its plant in South Carolina. It went under an upgrade in 2007 when it received a new engine type and interior trim along with revised body bumpers and suspension. In 2005, the X3 3.0i was recognized as the Canadian Car of the Year, Best Sports Utility Vehicle. In 2009, the Sport Limited Edition replaced the M-Sport Package.
The BMW X5 is a mid-sized SUV that started out in 1999. It’s actually BMW’s first SUV. BMW recently released the third generation of this automobile. The most recent version has xDrive. xDrive is BMW’s all-wheel-drive system designed by BMW.
In 2002, BMW released the Z4, a rear-wheel drive sports car that was meant to follow in the footsteps of other BMW roadsters like the Z1. In 2002, it won Automobile Magazine’s Design of the Year Award.