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BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer: functionality never looked so good

A compact car with seven seats, that’s the mystery that is the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer. It’s a car in which you really can pack the luggage, the kids and grandma – if she doesn’t pack you first! The 2 Series Gran Tourer is a true family car with the capacity for adventure and it’s the most dynamic seven-seat activity vehicle ever built. xDrive 4-wheel drive is available as an option, unprecedented in this sector, and whichever of the range of five BMW turbocharged petrol or diesel engines you choose, this is a car that will keep on giving exhilarating driving pleasure. SE, Sport, Luxury and M Sport models are available to choose from and all come with a beautiful combination of functionality, comfort and style.

New BMW 5 Series: the Car of the Year

New BMW 5 Series wins What Car? Car of the Year 2017

The new BMW 5 Series Saloon has taken top honours at the awards ceremony of the UK’s biggest consumer advice brand, picking up the award for Car of the Year 2017. The all-new model also won the Best Luxury Car category of the What Car? awards presentation, beating all its direct competitors thanks to an unrivalled blend of talents. Not only that, but the BMW i3 94Ah earned a win in the '£20,000-£40,000’ Electric Car category, and the BMW M140i was rated as the best hot hatch in the ‘more than £25,000’ class. To find out more about these three award-winning BMWs, contact us.

New BMW 5 Series Prototype Reviews

Ahead of its launch, we give you a roundup of the reviews on the BMW 5 Series prototype

Here, you’ll find the verdicts from all the most significant New BMW 5 Series prototype reviews. And it’s no surprise to learn that the general consensus seems to be that the new 5 Series looks set to continue the tradition of a BMW being the driver’s choice in the executive saloon class. Being up to 100kg lighter than before, and boasting a large number of technically advanced chassis options, such as xDrive all-wheel drive, Integral Active Steering four-wheel steer and adaptive dampers, the new 5 Series is every bit the Ultimate Driving Machine it’s always been.

BMW 2002 Hommage Concept

BMW 2002 Hommage Concept, celebrating the birth of the turbocharged performance car

At the 2016 Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, BMW Group showed the 2002 Hommage Concept to highlight its successful history with turbocharged engines. In 1973, the BMW 2002 turbo became the first series-produced vehicle in Europe to feature turbo technology, and this advent of BMW turbo technology led the way for milestones such as the first Formula One World Championship title for a turbocharged car and, more crucially, the development of the fastest BMW performance road cars ever - cars like the BMW M2, on which the 2002 Hommage is based, for instance.