The Ultimate Driving Machine lives up to its self-proclamation.
The world’s most celebrated cars often earn their reputation because they strike a perfect balance between luxury and comfort, and driving pleasure and performance. When it comes not only to striking this balance but also to delivering the highest degree of both in the entire automotive industry, the minds behind BMW are some of the car world’s foremost experts.
With iconic performance models in the form of beautiful sedans, roadsters, coupes, supercars, and even SUVs, BMWs are excellent cars to drive, to ride in, and also to look at. If your garage needs something that is sure to put a smile on your face, whether you want to be relaxed behind the wheel, or take on a spirited drive, BMW is likely to have the right car for you within its lineup.
What does M mean in BMW?
BMW M is BMW’s performance division, which began over 50 years ago in 1972 as BMW Motorsport. With racing pedigree and a portfolio full of some of the world’s most celebrated and iconic performance cars, BMW M has become a legendary name in the performance automotive world, with iconic staples like straight-six powered cars, V8-powered beasts, and with the XM, its first hybrid.
What is Alpina?
Alpina began decades ago as a tuning house that specialized in taking BMWs to the next level, known for its signature wheel designs and tweaks that make BMWs extra special. Recently, Alpina became a part of the BMW umbrella, with common and loved models like the Alpina B7, which is based on teh BMW 7 Series, the XB7, based on the X7, and more.
What makes BMW stand out among other luxury car manufacturers?
Dubbing itself the purveyor of “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” BMW tends to make cars that combine luxury and a sporty edge, with performance-oriented style and driving character, as well as plush features and creature comforts throughout.
Does BMW have hybrid or electric models?
Yes, BMWs are offered with hybrid and electric powertrains. From mild hybrids, to plug-in hybrids, to fully battery-powered electric vehicles. The XM uses plug-in hybrid power to enhance the performance of the power of its twin-turbocharged V8, and the Label Red version is the most powerful BMW M vehicle yet. Meanwhile, models like the i7, iX, and i5 show off how electric power can evolve the luxury performance manufacturer.