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KBB Expert Ratings Countdown: BMW

Posted 7/16/2014 4:41 PM
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KBB Expert Ratings Countdown: BMW

To some, the blue, white and black badge of BMW represents modern design, while others find anything built by the Bavarian Motor Works to be the quintessential status symbol. What attracts buyers to BMW may vary, but once behind the wheel most would agree that the brand's Ultimate Driving Machine moniker is well deserved.

A visit to your local dealer will introduce you to a bevy of BMW cars ranging from the two-passenger BMW Z4 to the incredible M products, including the BMW M3, BMW M5, and BMW M6. Those high-performance machines are variants of the BMW series cars - the BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, and BMW 6 Series - a lineup that also features the small but powerful BMW 1 Series and the large and luxurious BMW 7 Series. BMW also sells three SUVS: the BMW X3, BMW X5, and coupe-like BMW X6.

To lure shoppers away from alternative models offered by the likes of Audi and Lexus, BMW's engines have been made more powerful. For example, the 215-horsepower BMW 325i has been replaced by the 230-horsepower 328i. Other engines offered by BMW include a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter, a six-cylinder diesel, four V-8s, and a 500-horse V-10 packed into the BMW M5 and BMW M6. All BMW models come with free maintenance for four years or 50,000 miles.


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