Archive for the ‘BMW leasing and finance’ Category

BMW 3 Series: perfect marriage of performance and practicality

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

If you are interested in a prestige compact executive car, you are probably already looking at leasing new BMW 3 Series models. Over the years the 3 Series has almost made this sector its own. Incredibly, the 3 series has outsold the Ford Mondeo in the UK, which is even more surprising when you consider the supposed mass-market appeal of the Ford car. It is easy to see why the BMW 3 Series is such a success. It marries performance and a great driving experience to a prestige image and does so with a decent amount of practicality thrown in.  (more…)

BMW 7 Series: serious luxury

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The BMW 7 Series is the German car maker’s flagship luxury saloon and it competes head on with the Mercedes S-Class and Audi A8. These cars are about as good as prestige motoring gets at this level and those thinking of leasing new BMW 7 Series models are in for a real treat. The entry-level (if you can call it that) 730d delivers a surprising amount of economy for a car of this class, while the 730LD delivers 14cm of extra legroom in the back for the type of owner who wants to be chauffeur-driven but is still concerned about the driving dynamics of his car.  (more…)

BMW 5 Series: continual improvement key to its continued success

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

If you are thinking about leasing new BMW 5 Series models, you will probably already know that some critics have called it the best car in the world. There can be no higher accolade. Although there are many faster cars, bigger cars, more luxurious cars, more expensive cars and probably more fun cars, it is said that no car quite brings all of these elements together so well into a fantastic blend. The BMW 5 series has been around for a long time, but BMW never rests on its laurels and is constantly updating and improving what is already a winning formula.  (more…)

BMW 1 Series: offering up something for everyone

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Drivers who are considering leasing new BMW 1 Series models will be looking at a mini BMW rather than BMW’s Mini. The car shares the same underpinnings as the retro-styled Mini but comes in a more contemporary wrapping. Originally, the look of the BMW 1 Series was somewhat controversial, with some people doubting the aesthetics of the model. It has stuck around, though and passed the test of time and now looks more classic than ever.  (more…)

BMW X6 – an intriguing crossover you’ll want to drive again and again

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

The BMW X6 is a big softie. By that, we mean that it’s a) rather large, and b) well refined and pleasing to drive. Ok, the expression may have been stretched a little, but there’s still a lot going for this fine 4X4 that’ll encourage UK drivers to look into securing a BMW X6 leasing plan.

The BMW X6 is a car that attempts – and in most ways, manages – to combine the high driving position of a 4X4 vehicle with the design and performance of a sportier model, such as a coupe. Anyone with a bit of background knowledge on BMW models will know that it has its mechanical foundations in the X5, but its bodywork and size contribute to it handling slightly better behind the wheel. Anyone that gets a BMW X6 lease deal will be treating themselves to an agile, enjoyable drive that continues to reward. (more…)

The BMW 3 Series: bringing you the ‘Ultimate Driving’ experience

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

If you’re after a classy, reliable compact executive saloon car that’s great to drive and offers a premium badge image, then a BMW 3 Series leasing deal has always been a good place to start. The latest incarnation of the 3 Series is no exception.

It has inherited many of its predecessor’s good traits and nothing has been altered so drastically as to upset the balance. This is evident from a first glance at the exterior body panels and headlight clusters of the new car, which bear a striking resemblance to that of the old model. Indeed, the new ‘3’ is really more about evolution than revolution. But then why fix something that isn’t broken? (more…)

BMW X3 lease brings big car presence for lower price

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

It’s interesting to look back at the expansion of the BMW range in recent years. The X5 was a journey into new territory for the Bavarian car maker, and a very successful one too. With one off-road car under its belt, BMW decided to expand its line-up with the smaller X3. While the first generation X3 was far from BMW’s best effort, the current incarnation has been a major leap forward, making a BMW X3 lease deal a winning recipe.

After the initial damp squib, the German car manufacturer knew it had a lot to do to tempt people into taking on a BMW X3 leasing arrangement. From the outside, the overall picture is much brighter, with a more aggressive stance and svelte lines that make the car look much bigger than it actually is. It all adds to an overall presence that the previous X3 lacked.

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BMW reveals a host of upgrades and new models

Friday, January 27th, 2012

BMW has been working hard for many years to create one of the most desirable brands on our roads, with ‘the ultimate driving machine’ claims backed up by a range of cars that have rarely been a let-down. To stay ahead of the game, the Bavarian brand has bombarded us with diverse models in recent years, as well as keeping up its backbone ranges such as the 3 Series and 5 Series.

The 3 Series is BMW’s biggest seller and has recently been updated, much to the delight of legions of BMW fans looking ahead to their next BMW finance deal. BMW hasn’t left it there, either, with 2012 bringing a whole host of new and updated models.

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BMW X3 exceeds itself beyond recognition

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The 1st generation X3 seemed like a bit of an afterthought in BMW’s line-up. Keen to build on the critical acclaim and sales success of the X5, BMW launched the X3 in 2004. However, with some questionable quality, dull looks and high prices, the X3 never set the sales chart alight. Thankfully, BMW have gone back to the drawing board and, keen to move the X3 out of the shadow of the X5, the Bavarian firm have returned with an all-new, more purposeful car.

BMW knew that they had a lot of work to do to convince potential customers, such as those interested in a BMW X3 finance plans, that the new X3 would be a quality product. Thankfully, the exterior styling is a large improvement over the old model, with neat lines and a more aggressive stance.

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Test drive: the verdict on the BMW X5

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Considering a BMW contract hire or car lease? Discover why the BMW X5 is a popular urban cruiser that may be the right fit for you.

BMW X5 leasing makes an expensive car much more accessible and has been used by savvy car shoppers in the UK since 1999. Following its launch, the X5 became an immediate favourite among businessmen, footballers and school-run professionals alike, with its popularity being boosted by the availability of BMW X5 car lease plans for individuals such as PCP or contract hire for businesses.

In 2006, the X5 was given a makeover with new engines and exterior design, which has helped keep it fresh as one of the UK’s favourite 4x4s. Since its launch, BMW X5 car leasing has been a very popular way of getting behind the driver’s seat – which, may we add, is often upholstered in the softest, richest Bavarian leather, adding to the luxurious interior ambiance.

If you are a business and opt for a BMW X5 contract hire deal, you’ll be getting a product from a company that, for over forty years, has shown class-leading skill in building cars that genuinely feel like luxury items.

BMW, more so than many of their competitors, produce cars that can be appreciated for excellent build quality, passion and soul – which, in an industry that is now dominated by mass-production techniques, is a very special attribute indeed and one that will not go un-noticed when you sit in the X5.

So, is BMW X5 leasing the right option, as opposed to its main rivals from Mercedes or Lexus? Well, it depends on the driver. BMW drivers tend to drive BMWs for a number of reasons, and high up on that list is the fun factor.

BMW has always chosen to create sporty cars focused on driver involvement and traditionally this has meant trading some ride comfort for an increased sense of ‘sportiness’. You must buy into this ethos of fast and fun cars if you are to lease any BMW, because elements of these features are in every car they build, including the X5.

BMW know that their customers want a car that will satisfy them when they wish to pick up the pace a little, which means that despite the rich leather and luxury ambiance, the ride can be somewhat stiff over bumps and potholes. To top this off, they thought it prudent to fit huge wheels with rubber-band style tyres – another contributor to the hard ride.

To ambitious drivers this is a worthwhile trade-off. However, those with no inclination to drive quickly may be left wondering why their luxury 4×4 is no more comfortable than the ‘Max Powered’ Vauxhall Nova typically favoured by teenagers. If this is you, then perhaps you should also consider the Mercedes ML or Lexus RX series, neither of which will handle as well, but will both offer you high levels of comfort.

With a BMW X5 car lease, you get affordable access to a new car that will be beautifully made inside, feature a modern engine and a sporty drive. Our advice regarding your BMW X5 car lease period would be to try the 3 litre turbo diesel engine, which gives an excellent spread of power, whilst also managing to sip rather than slurp fuel. It also features small wheels, to add a little extra comfort and take the edge off that comparatively harsh ride.