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About BMW Vehicles


BMW offers a robust portfolio of vehicles covering virtually every segment:


  • 2 Series: Launched in 2013, the compact 2 Series is still in its first generation and is offered as both a coupe and convertible. This nimble model is great for professionals driving it on daily commutes or weekend trips out of town.
  • 3 Series: The current version (2018 to present) of this sedan offers even more room than the 2 Series. It also packs a variety of powertrain types, including a diesel and multiple gasoline options. The 3 Series is great if you're a professional who needs a smart vehicle but doesn't require the additional space of an SUV.
  • 4 Series: The 4 Series is sold as a coupé, convertible, and in the longer, sportier Gran Coupé form. All body styles make for a fun road-trip car for two adults while offering enough room for a couple of kids in the back seat.
  • 5 Series: An excellent choice for executives, the 5 Series has been blending practicality and performance since its debut in 1972. Boasting ample room for five (the 2019 model has 36.5 inches of legroom in the back), the lineup is highlighted by the M5, which utilizes a 4.4L turbocharged V8 producing 600 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque for 2017-to-present models.
  • 6 Series: An odd one out of the group, the uniquely styled 6 combines the lower ride height of a sedan with the taller silhouette and tailgate of a crossover. While not as commonly seen on city streets, the grand tourer provides a supple ride even over bumpy surfaces and is perfect if you don't need the size of a full-blown utility vehicle.
  • 7 Series: Few cars can match the level of comfort and luxury of a 7 Series. The latest (2015–2019) full-size brand flagship may be purchased either as a standard four-door or in an extended-wheelbase trim, which yields plenty of rear legroom (44.4 inches in the 2019 model). That makes it perfect for anyone needing to frequently ferry passengers.


  • X1: First arriving back in 2009, the X1 helped to kick off the subcompact-crossover craze that has taken the industry by storm. While relatively small in size, this vehicle offers features found in bigger siblings such as flexible storage and xDrive all-wheel drive.
  • X2: An all-new model introduced in 2016, this crossover is perfect if you simply enjoy driving. Possessing a lower ride height and center of gravity compared to other SUVs, all X2s in North America are powered by a BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder motor.
  • X3: As is the case with the 3 Series, the middle-of-the-pack X3 is a jack of all trades. The third-generation model (2018 to present) arrived in showrooms just a year ago. Boasting loads of tech seen in most of the brand's contemporary products, it has grown significantly in size as well, gaining three inches in length and a wheelbase stretched out by two inches.
  • X4: Intended to be a sportier fastback variant of the X3, BMW calls the X4 a “coupé," referring to styling cues like the long hood, shrunken greenhouse, and steeply sloping rear window. The current 2019 offering, built in South Carolina, has two available grades: the xDrive 30i and the even sportier M40i.
  • X5: Long considered the benchmark for luxury SUVs, the X5 has undergone a lot of changes since being unveiled right before the start of the Millennium. In 2015, the German automaker even threw an electric version into the mix with the xDrive40e plug-in.
  • X6: Akin to what the X4 is to the X3, the X6 is a sleeker take on the X5. Officially coined a Sports Activity Coupé (SAC), its wind-swept good looks are complemented by a range of turbocharged engines such as the second-gen (2015–2019) xDrive50i which packs a 4.4L V8 that churns out 445 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque.

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Q: What does BMW mean?

A: It stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke. In English, that translates to Bavarian Motor Works.

Q: Who is BMW owned by?

A: BMW is its own German multinational company. The official registered operating name is Bayerische Motoren Werke Auto Group.

Q: Does BMW make their own engines?

A: Yes, BMW produces its own engines. They are produced at a plant in Munich, Germany. 

Q: What brands does BMW own?

A: Several brands exist under the umbrella of the BMW Group. For example: BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad (motorcycles).

Reliability Research


RepairPal gave BMW an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks BMW 30th out of 32 among all car brands. This rating is based on an average across all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average annual cost for repairs and maintenance on all BMW models is $765, compared to an average of $543 across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset. This includes both scheduled maintenance and unscheduled repairs.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, BMW owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.7 times per year, compared to an average of 1.2 times across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 15% across all BMW models, compared to an average of 11% for all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for BMW

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (979 reviews)

My 3rd BMW from Carmax @ great price!!!

This will be my 3rd BMW from CarMax, I get my new BMW without the BMW car lot price tag, I traded in my 300 series that I bought and paid off.. CarMax has been my go to dealership when it is time for a new car, the price is usually about 10-15 thousand cheaper getting the same car and series from Carmax than buying it off the BMW dealership floor, I went by my BMW dealership to browse and sure enough “ same car” but 12,900 more, I still get the BMW warranty after registration with North America BMW service!!! luv my BMW! thx Carmax. Ernie


  • Ride and Handling: it is truly the ultimate driving machine!!
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  • Cost to Maintain: if you are out of warranty
  • Dashboard: would like it to be digital, but oh well, still luv my car
  • Power: when you turn off your car It defaults to ECO mode, it would be nice for it to remain in sport mode or until you change it!

- Ernie Markowitz, 2019 BMW 530

1 Series That Holds Its OWN

We have a 2011 135i, my wife feel in love with it! Oh yeah, maintenance, parts & overall upkeep is expensive. Our Carmax salesperson convinced bc it is a higher end compact; the extended warranty was a MUST! We are very happy with it, but now we’re in the market for an X3 SDrive bc of our grandkids & growing family. I encourage anyone either buying new or used vehicle to purchase the mechanical warranty bc though it is pricey; you should shop around but they are so worthwhile when your vehicle has issues. our 135i has had its share of use but, with the extended warranty thru Carmax it’s made repairs & maintenance very affordable!


  • Ride and Handling: The 2011 135i convertible is s as great platform. 7 speed AT is fun to drive esp on long distance road trip. It’s NOT cheap but looks & drives great.


  • Reliability: The 7 speed AT does get quirky esp during hot summer season. We’ve experienced the tranny heat up & be temperamental without reason. Hopefully this glitch either thru the computer, trans or both has been corrected. Keep in mind this car has factory twin turbos & hot weather runs hotter & causal to breakdowns & problems…

- Vic Valencia, 2011 BMW 135

Most fun I've ever had behind the wheel

The Z4 sdrive35is seems to have been built for the sole purpose of over-the-top fun. I can't help but smile every time I hear it start up, and I love it a little bit more every time I drive it. The straight six engine and DCT transmission are absolutely brilliant. The ride and handling are great with the adaptive suspension. The exhaust sound is awesome. The styling is beautiful with perfect proportions, long hood, and a classic sports car look. The hardtop convertible looks super slick whether it's up or down. This is a really fantastic car. It is not the fastest car on the road or around a track, but I do think it is one of the most fun cars to drive around. I plan to keep this car into its classic years, and I highly recommend it for anyone in the market for a roadster.


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- Josh B, 2016 BMW Z4

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