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Our unique Expert Rating aggregator system compiles reviews from 18 UK motoring websites to give you the best advice on a new BMW

BMW 5 Series

The BMW 5 Series has received glowing media reviews and has won many awards. Its Expert Rating, based on 35 UK reviews, is easily the best in its class.

BMW 3 Series

The new BMW 3 Series has received very high scores from the UK media, with particular praise for the way it drives compared to its rivals.

BMW X5

The BMW X5 currently holds a rating of 80% on our Expert Rating scale, which is a few points behind the class leaders but still competitive.

BMW 1 Series

The BMW 1 Series has received positive media reviews, although there has been much discussion about the switch away from rear-wheel drive.

BMW X3

The BMW X3 has received consistently positive reviews from the UK motoring media, with particular praise for its driving dynamics and high-quality interior.

BMW X7

The X7 has received positive reviews from the UK media, although many of the reviews published so far took place at the European launch rather than in the UK.

BMW X1

The BMW X1 has received good reviews and is a substantial improvement over the old model, but it's still a long way off the class leaders.

BMW X2

The BMW X2's Expert Rating places it firmly in the small SUV midfield. It's good to drive but not as practical as most rivals.

Previous models

BMW 1 Series (2011 – 2019)

The BMW 1 Series received mostly good to very good scores from the UK media, especially for the high-performance M140i model. Reviewers generally praised the car's driving dynamics, but criticised the lack of interior and boot space.

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Latest BMW reviews

We test the latest BMW models, with a variety of short test drives and comprehensive road tests

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe test drive

BMW has nailed the luxury coupe-turned-saloon formula with the 8 Series Gran Coupe. It near-matches the style of the two-door car with more usable space.

BMW 3 Series Touring test drive

The BMW 3 Series Touring has come to define sporting practicality in the estate segment since it was first introduced back in...

BMW X7 test drive

The BMW X7 is a genuine Range Rover alternative that undercuts it just enough on price to be noteworthy while presenting a more engaging driving experience.

BMW X3 review

The BMW X3 should be top of the list for anyone wanting an upmarket SUV. However, you will need to dip into the extensive options list to get the full experience.

BMW 530i Touring test drive

Despite the current SUV craze, there’s still a place for the humble estate. This is one such vehicle – the BMW 5 Series Touring.

BMW 3 Series test drive

The BMW 3 Series is a household name – which means this all-new version has a lot riding on it. So does it live up to expectations? We find out.

BMW X5 test drive

The new BMW X5 falls down in too many areas to be a class leader, but will appeal to many buyers – it’s still a status symbol and still great to drive.

BMW X4 test drive

It may be expensive, but the BMW X4 is one to look at if you’re about to pick from the vast swathes of models currently available in the SUV segment.

BMW Z4 test drive

The BMW Z4 very successfully treads the fine line between grand tourer and sports car – and the M40i model really we tested is great to drive.

BMW 8 Series test drive

BMW has brought an iconic name back with the all-new 8 Series, and we are among the first to have driven it. Does the new model live up to the legend?

BMW 5 Series review

Just as the latest contenders from rival brands almost catch up, the BMW 5 Series eases ahead again. This is still the car that everyone else has to beat.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé review

The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is the slinkier sister to the 3 Series saloon, and it's just had a mid-life facelift. But is there substance to match the style?

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer review

In today’s competitive market many long-held definitions are being broken, and in no car is this more true than in the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.

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The best new estate cars for every budget

Estate cars have lost popularity against SUVs, but they may be a better bet for many families. We look at some of the best on sale right now.

The best used estate cars for under £20,000

A decent estate car can be just as practical as an SUV, but is usually more fun to drive. We’ve picked out some of the best used car options for under £20k.

Dream used cars for under £50,000

We’ve plucked an arbitrary budget of £50,000 and found ten of the very best 'dream cars' that you could realistically buy for that money.

The best cars for hauling presents this Christmas

Taking up the role of Father Christmas this year? These are the cars you should look towards for a sleigh…

Driving BMW’s greatest roadsters

With the all-new BMW Z4 on its way, we take a look back at – and have a drive of – some of its predecessors, from the 327 to the most recent Z4.

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