The London Motor Show, held in 2019 at the ExCeL London was a huge event which attracted over 30,000 visitors in its 4-day run. For the first two days we took some time out to listen to informative panels about the future of electric, women the motor industry and had a chance to see a possible future for James Bond! Of course, it wasn't all about the panels, we saw stunt shows, supercars and brand new cars from Hyundai, Isuzu and MG. To find out more about what we saw, keep reading.
Want a premium EV but got a case of serious range anxiety? The new BMW i3 Rex is a lot like the i3 electric car - but crucially, it has more range.As such, it’s a hugely compelling proposition for buyers who want an upmarket EV so that they can do their bit for the environment, but who have lingering range anxiety issues.
The new BMW 6 Series Gran Diesel Coupe is elegant, fairly economical and has sporty pretensions. If you want something a bit more luxurious than the 5 Series, it ticks a lot of boxes.
It’s a lot like the two-door 6 Series in many ways but gets two more doors and more length. It also boasts more space in the rear as well as a larger boot. Overall, it’s one of the most accommodating if expensive BMW’s on the market.
When you are looking at a new car, there are many different costs that you need to think about. Of course, there is the initial purchase of the car (or lease), but there are also running costs, insurance, tax...the list goes on. These further costs can make some cars considerably more expensive than others. A car that doesn’t cost much initially could cost a lot in running or repair costs. So it’s important that you think about all of these things before you decide which car you buy. And on that note, one of the questions we get a lot at here at OSV is ‘are BMW cars expensive to own?’ and it’s a very valid question...
Accountants have this stereotype of being quite.... vanilla. You know, a bit magnolia. But almost every accountant I have met have been quite the opposite. Working with numbers is no great joy. Least of all for me, I'm very much more of a words type person. So perhaps it's that perception that working with numbers is boring that leads to this stereotype. When someone utters accountant I am immediately faced with a mental image of someone wearing an ill-fitting suit and thick-rimmed glasses carrying a calculator. Working on the assumption that the stereotypical accountant is more of a myth, I researched some of the most popular cars driven by accountants. To ensure this list of the best cars for accountants is accurate (because let's face it our accountants love accuracy). I've also looked into a typical day in the life of an accountant. So let's take a look at the best cars for accountants.
Fancy a bit more exclusivity from your car? BMW’s Alpina range is a good place to look. They’re basically factory BMW’s but with more trimmings - such as more pace, more performance, more style, and more desirability.
And just in case you didn’t know, Alpina is the BMW-based manufacturer that’s been sprinkling fairy dust on the German brand’s cars for over half a century. In this unique article, we’re going to take a look at four of their recent releases...
Looking for an objective review of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback? OSV have got you covered, from engines to lease deals.Rarely do you come across a one-of-a-kind car at this price point. But that’s exactly what the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback is. If you want something versatile, something huge, something luxurious, something different, this is a great place to start your search.Essentially a bigger, more family-friendly version of the 5 Series exec saloon, this GT is softer, positions you higher up, and has a more usable boot. It’s well-equipped, and represents an interesting alternative to a conventional SUV. The best thing? It’s probably BMW’s most comfortable car to date.OSV takes a closer look at what it’s all about with our 2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback review.
Looking for an objective review of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback? OSV has got you covered, from engines to lease deals. The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback is big, comfy and performs like a stallion. What’s not to like for families who want road presence to go with usability? The name itself is a bit exotic. However, BMW hasn't messed around with this one and it pretty much is what it says on the tin: A large hatchback that comes with lots of space. Leg and headroom is good up front and in the back, 40:20:40 split-folding rear seats are standard across the range, and the car handles as well as you expect a BMW to handle.
OSV takes a closer look at what it’s all about with our 2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback review.
The BMW 5 Series is King of all it surveys. From atop the executive car castle, it might be feeling a little bit worried, though. Pretenders to its throne have strengthened and gathered at the gates to compete, so the 5 Series has had to up its game in a bid to stay on top. The question is, has it done enough to fight off the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6? Has BMW managed to build yet another fantastic saloon?
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