BMW

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. 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.

 

All BMW’s  Removed from Scheme 4th Feb 2022

 

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe (Removed from Scheme 4th Feb 2022)

The four door Gran Coupe is front-wheel-drive as its built upon the same transverse-engined architecture as the 1 series, same wheelbase, similar nose, virtually the same cabin in the front. At the back there’s a 430 litre saloon boot with the addition of split folding rear seats, but the sloping roofline limits headroom for rear passengers.  Trims are Sport or M-Sport and the only engine on the Scheme is the 1.5 litre 3 cylinder petrol 218i offering 140hp and 220 nm of torque which will get you to 62mph in 8.7 seconds. Fuel economy range is a claimed 42.2 – 47.1 mpg, expect mid – late 30’s in the real world. Prices have increased but remain competitive in these crazy pricing times. The BMW 218i manual starting at £2749 Advance Payment rising to £3499 for the 218i auto in M-Sport.

 

 

BMW 1 Series (Removed from Scheme 4th Feb 2022)

The 1, as BMW are calling the new 1 Series is added to the Scheme in SE, Sport or M Sport trim, Manual or Dual Clutch Automatic. The only petrol is the 118i, a 1.5 litre three cylinder petrol which is shared with the Mini, X1 and 2 series BMW. It offers 138bhp and can return a claimed 46ish MPG, the reality is mid to high 30’s from our experience. 0-62 is 8.5 seconds and the 3 cylinder makes a nice rasping noice when pushed hard.    The major change is the move from rear to front wheel drive which does away with the propshaft tunnel making more foot room for the rear passengers, other changes are a larger boot, up to 380 litres and a long options list. Upgrade from SE to Sport trim and you have 17 inch alloy wheels and one years Apple Carplay free, year two and three are chargeable. Full brochure and specs here. Prices start at £2099 for Sport and £2349 for the M- Sport in Manual. Auto cars are, £2699 Sport and £2849 M- Sport.  The 116D is suitable for under 25’s and used to be considered outrageous in price but the recent increases in price to other cars have made them appear more reasonable £2999 Manual and £3249 Automatic.

 

 

BMW X2  (Removed from Scheme 4th Feb 2022)

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 £3249 in Sport or as a 2.0 lite petrol (badged 20i) Automatic at £3849 in Sport trim. The 4 wheel drive X2, paired to the 20i is priced at £3949 in Sport trim. The Diesel offering is a 2 wheel drive 148bhp auto with a claimed economy of 54.3 mpg priced at £3849

 

 

BMW i3s  (Removed from Scheme 4th Feb 2022)

The all electric i3s sits on firm springs, dampers and 20 inch wheels which offers 135kW (181bhp) of power resulting in a 0-62 mph time of 6.9 seconds, the WLTP range is 177 miles. The i3 is not a large car, 3 cm shorter than a ford fiesta, but the use of space is excellent, the cabin is roomy and the dual rear seats are easily accessed via the suicide doors, the handles for the rear doors are only accessable when the front doors are open and the front seat belts are attached to the rear doors so you need to take these off before the rear doors can be opened. The boot is small, 260 litres, 32 litres less than a 3 door Ford fiesta, but it is high up and as such it’s highly unlikely that any wheelchair will fit in without dropping one or both of the rear seats. Prices start from £999 Advance payment which can increase to £1999 for a plusher interior.

 

 

 

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