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.




BMW 1 Series 

The 1 Series is back on the Scheme M Sport trim only, 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 116d is a 1.5 litre diesel producing 114bhp, the major advantage being the fuel consumption, this rises to a claimed 58.9 mpg.  Both cars are avaialble as a manual or an automatic and all come with ‘live cockpit pro’ a fancy name for a display that you can modify. All four cars are priced at £3299 Advance Payment.




BMW X2  

The X2 is the X1 with a sloping roof and a BMW badge on the side. It looks great however. Two cars are avaialble on the Scheme, the S-Drive (2 wheel drive) X2  manual with a 1.5 litre petrol badged 18i at £3999 Advance Payment in Sport trim. The only over offering is the Plugin Hybrid 25e, this is much more interesting as it pairs a 9.7kWh to a 1.5 litre petrol engine and offers four wheel drive. The combined power is 218 bhp and with a fully charged battery the 0-62 time is a brisk 6.8 seconds, the electric only range is a claimed 32 miles, as with most PHEV’s charging is a slow process, from a 3.7kW wall box it will take 3.2 hours to charge from empty to full. The other downside is the cost; £7999 Advance Payment