Review of BMW M Series
Review of BMW M Series
Posted on November 16, 2022
The BMW M Series is turning 50 this year, and plenty of new trims and features are available. You probably know those vehicles from action movies – even James Bond drove them. This year’s edition keeps the tradition of sophistication, high performance and technology that has attracted many fans over the decades. Keep reading our review of BMW M Series and learn more.
Performance and Driveability
Top-notch performance is a common trait across the entire lineup for gasoline and all-electric cars. The M Series TwinPower Turbo engine delivers impressive acceleration, going from 0 to 100km/h in about three seconds, depending on the trim. There are different kinds of transmission available, and buyers can choose between six-speed manual transmission (BMW M3 Sedan) and eight-speed automatic transmission (BMW M Sport).
BMW’s vehicles deliver not only power but also control and efficiency, consuming on average 10.9L/100km combined between all trims. It has an all-wheel drive system, which allows it to distribute power with intelligence. In fact, there are a few adjustable modes available. All vehicles in this lineup have tremendous torque capacity, including all-electric options, allowing these vehicles to perform neck-breaking accelerations almost instantly.
Interior and Exterior
Sports cars don’t look big, in general, and most trims are compact. It doesn’t mean that these vehicles lack comfort or interior space. There’s plenty of legroom and headroom for all passengers and seats ready to cushion aggressive accelerations and manoeuvres.
All pedals are made of stainless steel with a finish of rubber treads.
Several models have sedan, coupe, and convertible options. The steering wheels also have a refined touch of centring stripes and Alcantara grips. Buyers can also choose from a wide variety of paintings and decals.
Tech and Safety
All vehicles of the M series come with a fantastic range of tech and safety features, making driving much simpler and almost autonomous at times. There’s an integrated brake system which allows the driver to adjust the feel and performance of the brake. Although drilled and ventilated brakes come as standard, it’s also possible to upgrade them to carbon ceramic brakes, which provide more resistance against heat and stability and are much lighter.
It’s possible to purchase an M Drive Professional package including three dynamic modes: Road, Sport, and Track. The Track mode has more driving features. It’s also possible to adjust and save pedal feel and steering responses.
Trims and Price Range
There are 17 trims in this lineup, varying greatly in terms of specs and prices. Those trims can be divided into M (M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8, and M8 convertible), and XM (X3 M, X4 M, X5 M, X6 M, and XM). Each of those models has several sub-trims. Prices start at $75,990 for the BMW i4 M50 xDrive and go all the way up to $220,000 for the XM.