When it comes to the German luxury car ambit, people have one of three allegiances: to BMW , Mercedes-Benz, or Audi. The Bavarian automaker has always distinguished itself as the sportier, more driver-orientated of the three - its tagline once being "Sheer Driving Pleasure."
From Old to New
A great deal has changed with the manufacturer, most notably the adoption of forced-induction in their engines - enthusiasts will be swift to point out that traditional BMWs of yore featured naturally-aspirated, straight-six power plants. But brand faithfuls can still rely on the classic formula of engine at the front, and rear wheel drive - a recipe responsible for the distinctive handling character of BMW products.
Moving Through the Levels
The 1-Series , BMW's first mainstream hatchback has proved to be successful in providing an entry-level proposition into the marque. The second generation of the 1-Series was launched in South Africa recently, and while it has changed significantly, it hasn't changed in the sense that it still sparks controversy on the aesthetics front. The next iteration of BMW's iconic sport sedan, the 3-Series, is due to hit shores soon. Moving up the hierarchy is the 5-Series, and the sure luxury saloon, the 7-Series; these can all be found at bmw certified pre owned dealerships.
With the advent of the X5, BMW appealed to the Sports Utility Vehicle market - however, BMW have developed their own niche, with the Sports Activity Vehicle and Sports Activity Coupe labels. The entry-point into this side of BMW vehicles is with the X1. Things move up in size with the X3, X5 and the X6, which are also available at approved used bmw dealerships.
Previous generations of BMW's models remain popular today, as used bmw’s - especially so, if they are of the high-performance Motorsport variety.
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