TOP 6 MOST POPULAR BMW CARS IN THE UAE
Though many know it by its popular initials, BMW, very few people understand what it has taken to build a brand as strong as the Bayerische Motoren Werke or Bavarian Motor Works in English. Formed in 1916, it took a decade before BMW was able to produce its first company. BMW has since survived wars and bad partnerships to establish its position as a trendsetter in the automotive industry. This auto giant has a massive following because of its success both as a car manufacturer and a racetrack champion. BMW has produced many a great car and we look at some of the most powerful of these that are popular in the UAE.
BMW 7 Series
This full-size luxury saloon car has been in production since 1977 when it replaced the BMW E3 ‘New Six” sedan. Now in its sixth generation of production, the automaker has retained the 4-door sedan body style for the BMW 7 series coupled with limousines and long wheel-base versions. Changes in engines is one of the main modifications that BMW has made on the 7 Series. While the first generation in this line had a straight-6 petrol engine, subsequent models have had inline-4, V8 and V12 engines featuring turbocharge and natural aspiration. BMW also introduced 7 Series models with diesel engines in 1995. The 2015 BMW 7 Series is one of a kind car that includes the latest technology and safety features
Currently in its 7th generation of production, the BMW 5 Series has been in production since 1972 and is often lauded as BMW’s best car after the BMW 3 series. Even though it started as a sedan, BMW has since made several changes to the model, availing a wagon and coupe body as well as diverse technological features in the 5 Series. BMW 5-series has been touted as one of the best cars for fuel economy because of the petrol engines used in the BMW 520i,BMW 528i,BMW 535i and BMW 550i. The 5-series range also has a variety of diesel engine options in BMW 520d, BMW 525d and BMW 530d which are just as fuel efficient. The % Series also includes the Gran Turismo of the BMW which is the coupe that offers maximum luxury and comfort. For those in need of an efficient yet powerful drive, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 with its special hybrid technology and intelligent drive concept will offer just that.
If ever there was a sporty sedan that won the hearts of many a driver and had a reign of the sports sedans segment for a long time, then it is the multi-award winning, best-selling BMW 3-Series. The 3 Series first came into picture in 1975 when it succeeded the BMW 02 Series. Even though the initial production was a 2-door sedan, BMW expanded the 3 Series range to include a 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, 3-door hatchback, 4-door sedan, 5-door station wagon and 5-door hatchbacks. BMW has since scraped the production of 3 Series coupes and convertible models as these are manufactured under the 4 Series. With the seventh generation, BMW G20, expected to be unveiled in October 2018, the BMW 3 Series has enjoyed its fair share of attention, garnering love and recognition from both the public and industry critics. The current 3-series comes with five different powertrain options and boasts of the great looks from the 2016 facelift as well as spacious interior equipped with great technology. The M3 version of the BMW 3 Series is the most powerful of the entire range, thanks to its engine and aerodynamics that make it a smooth operator on all roads.
The BMW X5 is famous for many reasons. Being the first SUV launched by BMW, the X5 had to bring its game to an already competitive market with this model. The X5 is categorized as the Sports Activity Vehicle by BMW and it is powered by a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder engine featuring the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and produces 300hp. The 3 rows of seating coupled with 650 litre boot capacity make this car spacious enough while the upscale materials and details incorporated in its interior take comfort and luxury to the next level. The infotainment has been upgraded to BMW’s iDrive 6.0. Even with stiff competitors like the Range Rover Sport, Mercedes Benz GLE, Lexus RX and Porsche Cayenne, the BMW X5 options give rivals in the luxury SUV class a run for their money.
The BMW 4 series made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in 2013 and was based on the coupe and convertible models of the BMW 3-series. The base model of the 2019 BMW 430i is powered by a turbocharged four cylinder engine delivering 248hp. However, BMW created 440i for those who might need a sportier option.This model comes with a 320 hp turbocharged six cylinder engine and can allegedly move from 0 to 60mph in a mere 4.7seconds. Even though both the 430i and 440i are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, there is a six-speed manual transmission option in coupes. Besides the powerful engines with excellent handling, the 4-Series has an amazing interior and updated infotainment and just enough room for a small luxury car.
The BMW 6 Series is the biggest of all the BMW Series cars. For a convertible, the BMW 6 Series is masculine, imposing even and this is accentuated further with its powerful engine that can fly on any road. The 640i is powered by the 3.0L inline-six engine that delivers 315hp while the 650i comes with the more powerful 4.4L V8 engine, producing 445hp. Both of these engines are coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 6-Series is also known for its stylish interior but BMW goes an extra mile with the recently unveiled M Sport package which is part of the 6-Series.