2016 BMW Ratings, Reviews and Awards

Coming off a record-breaking sales year, BME created only modest changes to its 2016 lineup, mostly in style tweaks and engine upgrades, proving that the company set its sights on making its vehicles the best they could be instead of spreading itself too thin. The 6-series saw some minor changes to the grille and added a sport exhaust option and the 3-series got improved handling, a new style for the front, and a new engine that outperforms its predecessor in horsepower and torque. The most notable changes came to the 7-series, which got a carbon fiber body overhaul, a freshly-styled front and rear, a repositioned center display, and autonomous steering and gesture-control systems, which likely contributed to its 39-percent increase in sales over 2015. The brand’s compact SUV, the X1, finished out the year as top-rated in its class for its stand-out performance, interior comfort, and safety features and one of BMW’s top sellers, now boasting standard all-wheel-drive and extra cargo space.
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2016 BMW models
2 Series
The 2016 BMW 2 Series line of vehicles offers several new updates for the model year, including new standard features.
$33,845 - $51,745
MSRP
24 - 28 MPG
COMBINED
$33,845 - $51,745
MSRP
24 - 28 MPG
COMBINED
3 Series
For 2016, the BMW 3 Series adds a few new members to its lineup, including a plug-in hybrid model and the 340i.
$34,145 - $48,795
MSRP
27 - 36 MPG
COMBINED
$34,145 - $48,795
MSRP
27 - 36 MPG
COMBINED
3 Series Gran Turismo
The 2016 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo combines the cargo space of an SUV with the nimbler handling of a sedan.
$43,995 - $50,195
MSRP
24 - 27 MPG
COMBINED
$43,995 - $50,195
MSRP
24 - 27 MPG
COMBINED
4 Series
The 2016 BMW 4 Series comes in three engine levels and three sizes, including a four-door Gran Coupe, hatchback model.
$42,645 - $59,945
MSRP
24 - 28 MPG
COMBINED
$42,645 - $59,945
MSRP
24 - 28 MPG
COMBINED
5 Series
The 2016 BMW 5 Series comes offers a lot of choices, with model options ranging from a high-powered M5 to a fuel-efficient hybrid.
$51,195 - $69,595
MSRP
20 - 31 MPG
COMBINED
$51,195 - $69,595
MSRP
20 - 31 MPG
COMBINED
5 Series Gran Turismo
The hatchback member of the 5 series, the 2016 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo offers more cargo space and legroom than its siblings.
$61,895 - $73,495
MSRP
22 - 23 MPG
COMBINED
$61,895 - $73,495
MSRP
22 - 23 MPG
COMBINED
6 Series
Available as a coupe, convertible and Gran Coupe (aka sedan), the 2016 BMW 6 series gets a refresh inside and out.
$78,295 - $100,195
MSRP
19 - 25 MPG
COMBINED
$78,295 - $100,195
MSRP
19 - 25 MPG
COMBINED
7 Series
For 2016, the BMW 7 Series is bigger than ever, as only long-wheelbase versions of the flagship sedan are available in the US.
$82,295 - $98,395
MSRP
20 - 25 MPG
COMBINED
$82,295 - $98,395
MSRP
20 - 25 MPG
COMBINED
i3
BMW's contribution to the electric vehicle segment, the 2016 BMW i3 comes in three trims with a "range extender" available.
$43,395 - $47,245
MSRP
117 - 124 MPG
COMBINED
$43,395 - $47,245
MSRP
117 - 124 MPG
COMBINED
i8
The 2016 BMW i8 proves that "electric sports car" doesn't have to be an oxymoron. It goes from zero to 60 in just over 4 seconds.
$141,695
MSRP
76 MPG
COMBINED
$141,695
MSRP
76 MPG
COMBINED
M2
A completely new option for 2016, the BMW M2 is based on the German carmaker's 2 series coupe.
$52,695
MSRP
22 MPG
COMBINED
$52,695
MSRP
22 MPG
COMBINED
M3
The top-of-the-line member of the 3 Series, the 2016 BMW M3 has an aggressive exterior and potent engine under the hood.
$64,495
MSRP
21 MPG
COMBINED
$64,495
MSRP
21 MPG
COMBINED
M4
The performance member of the 4 Series family, the 2016 BMW M4 can go from zero to 60 in the blink of an eye.
$66,695 - $134,200
MSRP
19 - 21 MPG
COMBINED
$66,695 - $134,200
MSRP
19 - 21 MPG
COMBINED
M5
Considered the "ultimate" 5 Series model, the 2016 BMW M5 is the only member of the 5 Series family to offer a manual transmission.
$95,095
MSRP
17 MPG
COMBINED
$95,095
MSRP
17 MPG
COMBINED
M6
The 2016 BMW M6 coupe has bigger wheels than other members of the 6 Series family and the most powerful engine available.
$114,395 - $120,695
MSRP
17 MPG
COMBINED
$114,395 - $120,695
MSRP
17 MPG
COMBINED
X1
The smallest SUV produced by BMW, the 2016 BMW X1 marks the start of an all-new generation for the two-row crossover SUV.
$35,795
MSRP
26 MPG
COMBINED
$35,795
MSRP
26 MPG
COMBINED
X3
A well-connected mid-size SUV, the 2016 BMW X3 comes in several trim levels and has the choice of three engines, including a diesel engine.
$39,945 - $47,795
MSRP
23 - 30 MPG
COMBINED
$39,945 - $47,795
MSRP
23 - 30 MPG
COMBINED
X4
A sporty, but small, SUV, the 2016 BMW X4 has the looks of a hatchback merged with an SUV and the handling of a coupe.
$46,245 - $58,795
MSRP
21 - 24 MPG
COMBINED
$46,245 - $58,795
MSRP
21 - 24 MPG
COMBINED
X5
The 2016 BMW X5 luxury SUV offers plenty of options for drivers looking for an SUV with the handling of a sedan.
$55,695 - $72,495
MSRP
18 - 26 MPG
COMBINED
$55,695 - $72,495
MSRP
18 - 26 MPG
COMBINED
X5 eDrive
The BMW X5 eDrive joins the X5 lineup for 2016 as an all-new model. It's a plug-in hybrid with 56 mpge.
$63,095
MSRP
24 MPG
COMBINED
$63,095
MSRP
24 MPG
COMBINED
X5 M
The performance member of the X5 family, the 2016 BMW X5 M offers a V8 engine with 567 horsepower.
$99,795
MSRP
16 MPG
COMBINED
$99,795
MSRP
16 MPG
COMBINED
X6
Available in three trim options, plus the performance M variant, the 2016 BMW X6 is what the carmaker calls a "sport activity coupe."
$61,595 - $76,295
MSRP
18 - 21 MPG
COMBINED
$61,595 - $76,295
MSRP
18 - 21 MPG
COMBINED
X6 M
The 2016 BMW X6 M features one of the most powerful engines available as well several safety and entertainment features.
$103,195
MSRP
16 MPG
COMBINED
$103,195
MSRP
16 MPG
COMBINED
Z4
A sporty hardtop roadster, the 2016 BMW Z4 is surprisingly fuel efficient, at least in the four-cylinder version.
$50,695 - $67,345
MSRP
20 - 27 MPG
COMBINED
$50,695 - $67,345
MSRP
20 - 27 MPG
COMBINED
Coming off a record-breaking sales year, BME created only modest changes to its 2016 lineup, mostly in style tweaks and engine upgrades, proving that the company set its sights on making its vehicles the best they could be instead of spreading itself too thin. The 6-series saw some minor changes to the grille and added a sport exhaust option and the 3-series got improved handling, a new style for the front, and a new engine that outperforms its predecessor in horsepower and torque. The most notable changes came to the 7-series, which got a carbon fiber body overhaul, a freshly-styled front and rear, a repositioned center display, and autonomous steering and gesture-control systems, which likely contributed to its 39-percent increase in sales over 2015. The brand’s compact SUV, the X1, finished out the year as top-rated in its class for its stand-out performance, interior comfort, and safety features and one of BMW’s top sellers, now boasting standard all-wheel-drive and extra cargo space.
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