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2018 BMW X2

2018 BMW X2The 2018 BMW X2 is the devil-may-care baby sibling of the BMW X1. Both BMWs are small, front-whee-drive crossovers, but the X2 puts more emphasis on style and handling while giving up some utility. The crossovers seat five, at least on paper, offer all-wheel drive, and serve as an entry point to the BMW brand. We rate the X2 a 6.6 out of 10...

2018 BMW X4

2018 BMW X4The 2018 BMW X4 doesn’t bother with convention, tradition, or labels. It’s a luxury sport crossover SUV coupe—add any other names you like. Actually, it’s probably best to just stick to X4. We rate the X4 at 6.8 overall, which reflects our opinion of its trendy looks and performance potential. It’s not particularly...

2018 BMW X1

2018 BMW X1The 2018 BMW X1 is a compact luxury crossover with a few distinctions. It’s the lowest-priced new car that BMW stocks on dealers’ lots, and it’s also the only one that’s available with front-wheel drive as standard. We concede that the bottom line will matter more to buyers, which is how we arrive at our overall score of...

2018 BMW 2-Series

2018 BMW 2-SeriesThe 2018 BMW 2-Series coupe and convertible carries forward the banner that made the roundel famous. Whether as a 230i or as a M240i, the two-door coupe or convertible with the Bavarian roundel is the spiritual successor to the lightweight, prep-school mainstays that popped the brand’s collar in the States. We give the 2018 BMW 2-Series a...

2018 BMW 6-Series

2018 BMW 6-SeriesThe 2018 BMW 6-Series is the German automaker's luxury cruiser; it's more at home whittling away miles on an open stretch of freeway than on a race track and it's available as either a seductive two-door convertible with a power-folding fabric roof, a shapely four-door called the Gran Coupe, and a wagon-esque Gran Turismo that's a bit of an...