BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) was founded in 1916 to make aeroplane engines, BMW had initial success in the first world war but when the war ended the Treaty of Versaille decreed that BMW had to stop making Aero engines, this is when BMW started making some of the greatest motorcycles arriving in 1923 and then cars from 1928, but when the Luftwaffe formed in 1933 BMW started making Aero engines again and throughout the second world war. By 1959 BMW lay in ruins and was rescued by Herbert Quandt whose family still own much of the company.

BMW make some of the finest cars on the road today, powered by the greatest engines, sadly they are too often driven by people who want to appear on The Apprentice and feel that driving in a courteous manner is simply below them. Shame.  As a Mobility Car supplier, don’t discount BMW as simply too expensive as there are some great deals to be had but you will have to stump up an advance payment to get your deal.


BMW i3

The all electric BMW I3 has been added to the Scheme in both standard and ‘S’ trim. The WLTP range is quoted as 193 miles and real life users are suggesting around a 145 mile, the I3 can move quickly from the single speed Automatic gearbox, o-62 as fast as 6.9 seconds. The battery offers 37.9 kWh and is able to fast charge from 20 -80% battery power in as little as 40 minutes. Prices for the standard 125kW car are from £1999 – £2749 Advance Payment depending on the internal ‘world’ and from £2999 – £3499 for the 135kW ‘S’ car. Review here.




The X2 is the X1 with a sloping roof and a BMW badge on the side. It looks great however. The S-Drive (2 wheel drive) X2 is available as a manual with a 1.5 litre petrol badged 18i at £749 in SE or £1249 in Sport or as a 2.0 lite petrol Automatic at Price reduced from previous quarter price£1249 in SE or £1749 in Sport trim.




BMW X1 Motability Car frontBMW X1

X1 Being updated – Presently not on Scheme

The new X1 is sportier, lighter by up to 135kg and has more room due to the engine being turned by 90 degrees and changing from rear to front wheel drive. The X1 may be 36mm shorter but is 21mm wider and 53mm taller than its predecessor. A 90mm-longer wheelbase allows 37mm more knee room in the back. Boot space has also increased by 85 litres to 505 litres. There are now three engines avaialble two petrols and the pick being the updated automatic only 20d, a 2.0 litre diesel with 187 bhp with 4 wheel drive in Sport at Price reduced from previous quarter price£2249 Advance Payment. Prices start at Price reduced from previous quarter price£749 AP.



BMW 1 Series

1 Series Being updated  – Presently not on Scheme

The BMW 1 series comes as a 3 or 5 door hatchback. The wonderful two litre diesel engine is our pick, best value is the 118d but if you can stretch financially to the 120d you will get hot hatch performance. Advance payments are greatly reduced, by up to £900 for Q1 2018 with prices now starting for a 1.5 litre petrol manual at £299. A new 1 series is due at the end of the year.



BMW 2 Series Coupe/Convertible

Previously known as the 1 series Coupe, the 2 series Coupe is better looking than the old 1 Series Coupe, it’s also longer, wider and more practical. It feels like a standalone model in its own right, rather than simply a two-door version of the 1 Series. In fact, it looks and feels like a junior 4 Series. BMW facelifted the 2 Series in 2017, fitting new air intakes, a larger radiator grille and LED lights as standard. Only the 218 is avaialble as a 134 bhp petrol or 148 bhp diesel. Prices start at £1499 for the petrol Manual.



BMW 2 Series TourerBMW 2 Series Active Tourer

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is a front wheel drive MPV based on the BMW owned Mini platform and is every part a BMW, it drives well and the engines are just as good as you can get, the electric tailgate and folding rear seats add a touch of luxury. Prices start at Price reduced from previous quarter price£99. The 7 seat Grand Tourer is 21 cm longer and 5cm taller and prices start at £499.




BMW 3 Series

The Saloon car has been removed from the Scheme as new orders are not avaialble for build. The brand new 3 series is launched in spring 2019.




BMW 3 Series Touring mobility carBMW 3 Series Touring

The BMW 3 Series Touring is the estate version of the majestic 3 series saloon, from the middle of the car to the front it is identical, the rear half is a nod to the bigger 5 series touring.  The 3 series Touring is just as engaging to drive as the saloon with the added advantage of additional storage, 495 litres with the seats up. Prices for the 320d with 2 wheel drive in SE trim are a refreshing Price reduced from previous quarter price£2499 for the manual and £3249 for the Auto.