Full List of BMW Models

This list of all BMW cars and models is your one stop BMW vehicle model list, including photos of BMW vehicles along with release dates and body types. Among the types of BMW featured below are the BMW 545 and X5 3.0i SAV. Featured on best convertibles and best James Bond cars, BMWs are very popular. All BMW models shown below can be hovered over, or you can click on the names of the BMW brands to get more information on any of them. From old BMW models and classic BMW models to their newer cars, this list has them all!

When it comes to great sports cars, BMW is a brand at the top of nearly any expert list. These cars are sleek and classy, with high performance that doesn't sacrifice style and design. The beauty the many types of BMWs is that there's a model for everyone. If you want an SUV, a sedan or sports car, BMW makes all of these models.

The BMW types below also have car class information available if you click on their names and go to their dedicated page. Here you'll find everything, from BMW models explained, BMW models by year, and just about any other information you want about this German automaker and its many different and various BMW car models.


  • BMW M3
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    The BMW M3 is a high-performance version of the BMW 3-Series, developed by BMW's in-house motorsport division, BMW M. M3 models have been derived from the E30, E36, E46, E90/E92/E93, and F80 3-series, and sold with coupe, saloon and convertible body styles. Upgrades over the "standard" 3-Series automobiles include more powerful and responsive engines, improved handling/suspension/braking systems, aerodynamic body enhancements, and interior/exterior accents with the tri-colour "M" emblem. The last M3 coupe was produced in Germany on 5 July 2013, replaced by the M4 Coupe starting with the 2015 model year, but the M3 name will remain in use for the saloon version. The BMW M3 remains the only car ever to have earned more titles than the venerable Porsche 911 in Motorsport, and also is the most successful touring, and grand touring car ever to have participated in racing. The BMW M3, especially the E46 M3, has been regarded as the "Best, all-around car to ever have been made".
    • Class: Sports car
  • BMW X3
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    The BMW X3 is an compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by German automaker BMW since 2003. Based on the BMW 3 Series platform, and now in its second generation, BMW markets the crossover as a Sports Activity Vehicle, the company's proprietary descriptor for its X-line of vehicles. The first generation X3 was designed by BMW in conjunction with Magna Steyr of Graz, Austria—who also manufactured all X3s under contract to BMW. BMW manufactures the second generation X3 at their Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, United States.
    • Class: Compact sport utility vehicle, Crossover SUV
  • BMW Z4
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    The BMW Z4 is a rear-wheel drive sports car by the German car maker BMW. It follows a line of past BMW roadsters such as the BMW Z1, BMW 507, BMW Z8, and the BMW Z3. The Z4 replaces the Z3. First generation production started in 2002 at BMW USA's Greer, South Carolina plant, with production of both roadster and coupe forms. When debuted, it won Automobile Magazine "Design of the Year Award". Starting with the 2009 model year, the second-generation Z4 is built at BMW's Regensburg, Germany plant as a retractable hardtop roadster. In 2009, the BMW Z4 won the Red Dot Design Award.
    • Class: Coupé, Roadster
  • BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid
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  • BMW M5
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    The BMW M5 is a high performance version of the 5 Series executive car built by the Motorsport division of BMW. Beginning production in 1986, the first incarnation of the M5 was hand-built utilizing the 535i chassis and a modified BMW M1 engine, being the fastest production sedan in the world at the time of its introduction. Subsequent iterations of the M5 have been built from each generation of the 5-Series platform, including the E34, E39, E60/E61, and most recently, F10, with the first orders delivered in late 2011.
    • Class: Mid-size car, Sedan, Luxury vehicle
  • The first-generation BMW 1 Series is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker BMW since 2004, when it replaced the BMW 3 Series Compact range as the smallest and least expensive vehicle in the BMW range. As of May 2013, the 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks have been superseded by the F20 and F21 models, while the E82 coupe and E88 convertible variants remain in production. Available in 3-door hatchback, 5-door hatchback (E87), coupe and 2-door convertible body styles, the 1 Series features a rear-wheel drive chassis, 50:50 weight balance, longitudinally-mounted engine and aluminum multilink suspension as well as a range of straight-4 straight-6 petrol and diesel engines. The 1 Series accounted for nearly one-fifth of the total sales in 2008.
    • Class: Supermini, Compact car