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DRIVING EXPERIENCE EXPANDED.
COSTS REDUCED.

Running a BMW costs less than you may think, particularly if you opt for a diesel engine. BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, in both petrol and diesel versions, have been meticulously engineered to produce exceptionally low CO2 figures, while ECO PRO mode puts the vehicle into its most economical settings. In addition, BMW’s EfficientDynamics technology gets the most from each drop of fuel, via aerodynamic touches, optimum shift indicators and start-stop functionality.
When it comes to servicing, all BMW vehicles use a condition-based system, with the car monitoring its own health and informing you when it needs a service. To make budgeting easier, a range of service packages are also available.

BMW 1 Series, BMW X1, BMW 2 Series Active and Gran Tourer.

BMW 1 Series.

The BMW 1 Series offers outstanding value compared to its competitors. Click the button and compare both between BMW models, and between BMW models and their competitors.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer offers outstanding value compared to its competitors. Click the button and compare both between BMW models, and between BMW models and their competitors.

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer offers outstanding value compared to its competitors. Click the button and compare both between BMW models, and between BMW models and their competitors.

BMW X1.

The BMW X1 offers outstanding value compared to its competitors. Click the button and compare both between BMW models, and between BMW models and their competitors.

BMW 1 Series 5-door.

The BMW 1 Series 5-door will return figures of between 52.3 – 56.5mpg for the petrol-engined BMW 118i and between 70.6 – 78.5mpg for the diesel-engined BMW 116d, yet sacrifice nothing in terms of driving dynamics. In SE and Sport trim levels they fall into insurance groups 18 and 15 respectively, while their low CO2 emissions are reflected in their low Vehicle Excise Duty (VED or road tax) costs. 
For business users BIK rates can be as low as 18%. Yet whatever model you choose there’s still a rewarding dynamic drive, thanks to rear-wheel drive, BMW’s traditional premium feel, and when you come to change vehicles, outstanding residual values.
 

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.

The BMW 2 Series Active and Gran Tourer have little to separate them in terms of efficiency. The petrol-engined BMW 218i Active Tourer, no matter the trim level, will return between 53.3 – 55.4mpg and the diesel-engined BMW 216d Active Tourer between 72.4 – 74.3mpg. BIK rates start at 19%.
 

BMW 2 Series iPerformance Active Tourer.

Sidestepping all VED costs is the BMW 225xe Active Tourer. This vehicle, from the BMW iPerformance range, has a traditional combustion engine but also a battery pack and electric motor giving it a purely electric range of 25 miles.
If most of your motoring is made up of short distances, the cost savings could be considerable. Batteries can be recharged via a domestic power socket, or one of the thousands of public charge points, many of which are free to use. It falls into insurance group 23.
 

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer.

The slightly larger BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer has figures of 51.4 – 53.3mpg for the 218i petrol version and between 67.3 – 68.9mpg for the 216d diesel model. Its BIK rates start at 21%, while both models fall into mostly the same insurance brackets: 11 – 24 for the Active Tourer and 10 – 20 for the Gran Tourer. VED costs can be as low as zero for the Active Tourer, and £20 per annum for the Gran Tourer.
 

BMW X1.

BMW X1 owners, if they opt for the sDrive front-wheel drive model can get up to 68.7mpg and 12 months’ road tax for as little as £20. Choose an xDrive model and it will return up to 58mpg and only 127g/km - £110 for 12 months’ tax*. BIK rates start at 21% for the sDrive and 24% for the xDrive models. For insurance, depending on the engine and trim level, the BMW X1 falls between groups 18 to 28.
 

BMW 3 Series Touring, Gran Turismo and BMW X3.

BMW 3 Series Touring.

The BMW 3 Series Touring offers outstanding value and low running costs compared to its competitors. Click the button to see for yourself.

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turiso range offers outstanding value and low running costs compared to its competitors. Click the button to see for yourself.

BMW X3.

The BMW X3 offers outstanding value and low running costs compared to its competitors. Click the button to see for yourself.

BMW 3 Series Touring.

Owners of the BMW 3 Series Touring can expect up to 64mpg on the most economical models, and road tax of between £20 - £270, again depending on engine and gearbox choice. For insurance, the BMW 3 Series Touring falls between groups 18 – 48. BIK rates from 22% make it good value for business users too.
 

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is available with a range of petrol and diesel engines, the most economical of which will return between 44.1 – 46.3mpg and 60.1 – 62.8mpg respectively. VED rates can be as low as £30 per annum (CO of 112 – 119g/km) while insurance is between groups 18 – 43. For business users, its BIK rate starts at 23%.
 

BMW X3.

The BMW X3 only comes with diesel engines, the most frugal of which will return 54.3 – 57.6mpg, CO2 rates of 135 – 142g/km (£130 per year for the lower figure) and sits between insurance groups 23 – 43. BIK rates start at 27%.
 

BMW 5 SERIES TOURING
AND BMW X5.

BMW 5 Series Touring.

The BMW 5 Series Touring makes luxury motoring affordable, compared to its competitors. Click the button make the comparisons for yourself.

BMW X5.

The BMW X5 makes luxury motoring affordable, compared to its competitors. Click the button make the comparisons for yourself.

BMW 5 Series Touring.

The BMW 5 Series Touring is at its most economical with a diesel engine and automatic gearbox, where it will return 57.6 – 62.8mpg with CO2 figures of 118 – 128g/km (£30 for the lower figure). BIK rates of 23% make a compelling case for the business user and it sits in insurance groups 32 - 46, depending on engines and trim levels.
 

BMW X5.

The BMW X5 is among the most economical big Sports Activity Vehicles available, with economy figures of 52.3 – 53.3mpg for the sDrive (2-wheel drive) model and 50.5mpg for the all-wheel xDrive model.
CO2 figures are similarly impressive: 139 - 141g/km and 146 - 148g/km, which equates to £130 and £145 per year (using the lower of the emissions figures). BIK rates are 27% and 29% for the two models respectively. Insurance group banding reflects the nature of this luxury car – the range is from 37 to 50. 
Alternatively, the BMW X5 iPerformance gives everything you would expect from a BMW X5, but with a fraction of the emissions. Thanks to a combustion engine and an electric motor powered by batteries it has a CO2 figure of 77 – 78g/km. This makes it zero VED rated, and it can cover up to 15 miles on battery power alone.
The batteries charge via a household power socket or using the thousands of public charging stations, and if most of your driving is local and it’s left on charge when not in use, the savings could be substantial.
 
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