Latest BMW car reviews

BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe
4.5 stars BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe By Joe Simpson

BMW has refreshed its X4, the SUV with a sporty, coupe attitude. It's the sassy sister to an X3 and competitor to Mercedes GLC Coupe and Porsche Macan... Read more

BMW i8 review: The eco supercar
4.5 stars BMW i8 review: The eco supercar By Joe Simpson

BMW hybrid electric supercar gets updates, including a bigger battery, four years after launch. Still amazes with its performance and style.... Read more

BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car?
4.5 stars BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car? By Joe Simpson

We’re living with BMW’s futuristic electric city car for two years. It’s fast, fun to drive, looks odd and has a Manhattan loft interior... Read more

BMW X2 review: Into the blue?
4.0 stars BMW X2 review: Into the blue? By Joe Simpson

The BMW X-series car revolution began in 1999, with the X5. Since then we've had X6, X4, X3 and X1. But BMW has never made an X2. Until now.So what is... Read more

BMW 5 Series estate (2017) review: Large, technologically accomplished and fun to drive
5.0 stars BMW 5 Series estate (2017) review: Large, technologically accomplished and fun to drive By Leon Poultney

Car salesmen have a very difficult job trying to convince customers to buy an estate car these days. For some reason, the marketing machine has brainwashed... Read more

BMW 530e plug-in hybrid preview: The best of both worlds?
BMW 530e plug-in hybrid preview: The best of both worlds? By Joe Simpson

The new BMW 5-Series is a car we already know to be talented. In our 5-star review of the upper-spec 530d, we said that, judged in isolation, it goes "straight... Read more

BMW 5 Series (2017) review: Saloon car perfection?
5.0 stars BMW 5 Series (2017) review: Saloon car perfection? By Leon Poultney

The last-generation BMW 5 Series sold more than two million units worldwide. Two million. To put that into perspective: between 2010 and 2015 Porsche built... Read more

BMW 3-Series (2016) first drive: Retaining the sports saloon crown?
BMW 3-Series (2016) first drive: Retaining the sports saloon crown? By Joe Simpson

For 40 years BMW has ruled the roost in the junior executive car stakes. It's fended off the arrival of the Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class and has remained,... Read more

BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid
BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid By Chris Hall

There are advantages to driving a large SUV and for many, it's the ride height, the interior space and the feeling of safety lent by being the biggest... Read more

Hands-on: BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept explored
Hands-on: BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept explored By Joe Simpson

BMW rolled out the i8 Spyder again here in CES. Again? Well, you’ll remember we drove the production i8 for the first time back in 2014 (it’s fair... Read more

Rinspeed Etos concept preview: BMW i8 gets added Swiss smarts
Rinspeed Etos concept preview: BMW i8 gets added Swiss smarts By Joe Simpson

Leftfield Swiss car operation Rinspeed tends to rock up at the Geneva Auto Show each spring with a new concept car – showcasing the very latest technology... Read more

BMW 7 Series review: A tech-rich haven
5.0 stars BMW 7 Series review: A tech-rich haven By Luke Edwards

The 2015 BMW 7 Series is one of the most tech-crammed cars on the road right now. If you drove this back in time, even by 10 years, the people lucky enough... Read more

BMW X1 2015 first drive: Second-gen SUV makes off-road easy
BMW X1 2015 first drive: Second-gen SUV makes off-road easy By Luke Edwards

BMW already has an X1 on the road. So what's special about this year's model, now in its second-generation 2015 form? Well, it's been redesigned from the... Read more

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer eDrive first drive: Plug-in baby
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer eDrive first drive: Plug-in baby By Mike Lowe

Hybrids are all the rage in the automotive industry at the moment. And while the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer might look like the twisted hybrid spawn of... Read more

BMW 5 Series GT hydrogen fuel cell first drive: Driving into the future?
BMW 5 Series GT hydrogen fuel cell first drive: Driving into the future? By Mike Lowe

It's almost strange to think how nonchalantly we consume the world's depleting fossil fuel reserves. Sure, it's fun to hammer a performance car down the... Read more

BMW Drive Now car sharing: An affordable way to have a car in the city (hands-on)
BMW Drive Now car sharing: An affordable way to have a car in the city (hands-on) By Luke Edwards

Getting access to a car in a city isn't always easy or affordable. Car sharing services are now launching that allow for short-term car use, without costing... Read more

BMW M3 review (2014)
4.5 stars BMW M3 review (2014) By Joe Simpson

Create a legend and it creates a rod for its own back. The BMW M3 is one such legend and with every new version you'll hear the same complaints: "It's... Read more

BMW 220d review
4.0 stars BMW 220d review By Joe Simpson

BMW has gone to town on a host of new electric, performance and lifestyle models recently, including the i3, i8, X4, M4, M235i - the list has got so long... Read more

First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3
First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3 By Stuart Miles

The BMW X4 can be seen in two ways, either as a baby version of the popular X6, or as a souped up version of the company's popular X3 model.For all intents... Read more

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future
BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future By Joe Simpson

Standing in a small car park on the far Western Coast of the Scottish highlands ought to be the last place you'd expect to draw a crowd. But so futuristic... Read more

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé: First drive in a more practical 4 Series
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé: First drive in a more practical 4 Series By Chris Hall

The Gran Coupé is the third model in the 4 Series family. We've previously driven, and loved, the regular BMW 4-Series Coupé and the BMW 4-Series Convertible models,... Read more

BMW 435i M Sport Convertible review
4.5 stars BMW 435i M Sport Convertible review By Joe Simpson

We already know the BMW 435i well, having driven one back from its launch event in Scotland last summer and then having spent a week with it, driving it... Read more

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer pictures and hands-on
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

Yes, you are looking at a BMW. A front wheel drive people carrier called the 2-Series Active Tourer. We’ll just leave that to sink in for a minute.The... Read more

Hands-on: BMW M235i review
Hands-on: BMW M235i review By Joe Simpson

If, like us, you’re struggling to keep up with BMW’s numbering system, the skinny on the BMW M235i is that it’s the sleeker, less practical coupe... Read more

BMW M3 & M4 (2014) pictures and hands-on
BMW M3 & M4 (2014) pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

Muscle cars, performance cars and anything sporty was back with a bang at the Detroit Motor Show in 2014. And if you’re looking for the personification... Read more

Hands-on: Rara music streaming in BMW 4 Series Coupé review
Hands-on: Rara music streaming in BMW 4 Series Coupé review By Chris Hall

Car manufacturers are increasingly looking to offer connected services to drivers. Those used to having everything at their fingertips on their smartphone... Read more

BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review
4.0 stars BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review By Joe Simpson

Looking out of the window one grey and wet October morning, it's hard to understand why Brits buy more convertibles than any other country in Europe.Perhaps... Read more

BMW 435i M Sport review
4.5 stars BMW 435i M Sport review By Joe Simpson

What difference does a name make? Or a number? This is the new BMW 4-Series, or the 435i M Sport to be name precise - and it's a brand new model number... Read more

BMW i3 pictures and hands-on: The premium electric megacity car
BMW i3 pictures and hands-on: The premium electric megacity car By Chris Hall

If you were playing buzzword bingo at the launch of the BMW i3, then "megacity" would probably be the winning word, so keen was BMW to tell us exactly... Read more

BMW M135i review
5.0 stars BMW M135i review By Joe Simpson

Until just a few days before your reading it, the start of this story was quite different. It was built on the premise that this - the littlest performance... Read more

BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept pictures and hands-on
BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept pictures and hands-on By Joe Simpson

Don’t believe the concept name, this is your new 3-Series coupe. After being hit for six by the Audi A5-which up-ended this coupe market by introducing... Read more