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How to Choose the Perfect New BMW Car

BMW’s range was not always as extensive as it is today, but over the years, the German manufacturer has responded to the needs of different drivers, cultivating the identities and values of each individual model.

Today, there is a BMW car to suit every need and personality. Here are some questions that should help you identify the right model for you.


Where Will You Be Driving?

Your ideal vehicle type will change depending on your environment. If you will be driving mostly in the city, a compact hatchback, such as the BMW 1 Series will probably be best for navigating busy areas and tight parking spaces.

If you live in the country, however, or are likely to come across harsh surfaces, such as gravel, mud or snow, BMW’s excellent xDrive will be advantageous. Or, perhaps you are more familiar with the motorway environment, and want something powerful and comfortable, like the BMW 5 Series M Sport.

How Much Passenger Space Will You Need?

If you have children, or you are expecting to travel with passengers in the rear frequently, you may want something bigger than a 3-door hatch. The BMW range features a variety of family cars and SUVs which boast a wealth of interior space, from the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer to the BMW 3 Series Touring and the versatile X models.

How Much Boot Space Will You Need?

You should also consider whether or not you will need a large boot, which may be the case if you plan to carry luggage, a pushchair, sports equipment, such as bikes or golf clubs, or a pet dog. There are a number of BMW cars with over 500 litres of boot capacity to choose from, such as the BMW X5.

What Are Your Priorities?

What are your vehicle must haves? Whether it is practicality, efficiency, comfort, style, performance, or originality that is most important to you, once you figure out your priorities, finding your perfect new BMW car will become easy.

Once you have found the answer to all of the above questions, the right BMW car to match your needs and preferences should become clearer.

If you live in the city, don’t often transport passengers and prioritise efficiency, the BMW 118i 3-door sports hatch is ideal. If you’re an active individual who lives for off-road adventures and travels with sports equipment, the powerful BMW X3 xDrive30d M Sport will cater to your needs. If you spend a lot of time on the motorway and is looking for something comfortable and luxurious, offering decent performance to make monotonous journeys more enjoyable, it has to be the BMW 730d Saloon.


Visit your nearest Stephen James BMW dealership in London and let our experts help you find the perfect new BMW car for you!