Small BMW cars are nowhere near as common as larger ones in the US, but there are a fair number of models to choose from. A small car from BMW will typically end up in the driveways of well-to-do families with driving teens and young entrepreneurs that are making their way up the corporate ladder. The nice thing about this category of compact vehicles is that there are a variety of different options made by BMW. If you’re after a small SUV, a sports car, or an electric car, look no further.
Most shoppers struggle to make a decision at the end of their journey. So, let us point you in the right direction by telling you some of the things you should be searching for.
Colors - Another advantage of purchasing a Bimmer is having the choice between unique exteriors hues, rather than a barrage of whites and greys. Opt for bright exterior shades.
Dimensions - All of these are on the tiny side of the spectrum, with most coming in coupe or SUV form. The i3 is the smallest of the lot and isn’t ideal for families. There are no traditional sedans available, either. Try to pick the version that suits you best as an individual in terms of size.
Pricing - One thing is certain regardless of spec, these autos cost a considerable chunk of change to buy. Performance variants are the most expensive, so it’s best to stick to regular trims if you have a strict budget.
Regardless of trim level, there are certain characteristics that remain the same across the lineup of new compact cars from BMW:
Interiors - New BMWs have some of the best interiors in the USA for the segment, with possibly only Mercedes-Benz surpassing them in this category.
Engines - While exact power outputs vary across the range, even the regular trims are powered by eager motors. Performance variants like the M2 produce around 400 horsepower.
Fuel economy - The German automaker was once known for debt-inducing fuel bills, but the modern versions actually return some decent mpg figures. Gas mileage is usually impressive when compared to the competition.
With so many vehicles like this on the market in 2020 it’s worth it to compare the benefits and disadvantages of owning one of BMW’s products:
Although prices do vary quite a bit, expect to pay a tidy sum to own one of these beauties. Here is a list of the smallest autos from the automaker and their starting prices:
|BMW 1 Series Convertible||230 hp||3.0L Inline-6 Gas||$37,200|
|BMW 2 Series Coupe||248 hp||2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas||$35,900|
|BMW 3 Series Convertible||230 hp||3.0L Inline-6 Gas||$47,900|
|BMW 4 Series Coupe||255 hp||2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas||$45,600|
|BMW i3||170 hp||39.5L Electric||$44,450|
|BMW i4||335 hp||Electric||$55,400|
|BMW i8 Coupe||369 hp||1.5L Turbo Inline-3 Plug-in Hybrid||$147,500|
|BMW iX||516 hp||Electric||$82,300|
|BMW M2||405 hp||3.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas||$58,900|
|BMW M3 Convertible||414 hp||4.0L V8 Gas||$69,050|
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