German automaker BMW has long been considered one of the best in the world. BMW, which stands for Bavarian Motor Works, is known for producing dynamic luxury vehicles that are as beautiful to look at as they are fun to drive. With their lineup of sporty sedans, family-sized SUVs and powerful sports cars, BMW has a luxury model to suit nearly every lifestyle. Plus there's a nice selection of hybrid and electric vehicles available. Drivers considering a BMW might also be interested in Mercedes-Benz or Audi. If you're looking to purchase a BMW, Kijiji Autos has a huge inventory of new and used luxury vehicles for sale in your area.
BMW history and evolution
From planes to motorcycles, kitchen utensils to race cars, BMW has produced many things over its 100 plus years in business. Originally established as an aircraft manufacturer, BMW released their first motorcycle, the R32, in 1923, and their first car, the Dixi 3/15, in 1928. Post-WWII, the company struggled to find their footing. The 1952 BMW 501 sedan helped the company regain its reputation for making exciting luxury vehicles. The 1961 BMW 1500, the first of the New Class line, turned BMW back into a profitable carmaker. The 1970s saw the launch of the BMW 3-Series, 5-Series and 7-Series, the success of which continues today. The BMW i3, the first all-electric BMW, launched in 2013, paving the way towards the company's growing selection of hybrid and electric models today.
Popular BMW models to look for
Now in its seventh generation, the BMW 3-Series is a line of extremely popular compact luxury cars. The 2021 BMW 330i sports sedan offers a 255 horsepower turbocharged engine with eight-speed automatic transmission and a well-appointed interior that includes a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration, voice commands and optional gesture controls. The BMW X5, a mid-size luxury SUV, is capable both on and off-road. This elegant yet athletic crossover offers up to 523 horsepower, a maximum towing capacity of 7200 lbs and generous cargo space, while also providing top-of-the-line creature comforts inside. Sustainably minded drivers may want to consider opting for the xDrive45e plug-in hybrid model.
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