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The standout models of the BMW product range

The standout models of the BMW product range

The Bavarian Motor Works – better known as BMW – have gone from strength to strength in the decades following the release of their first car way back in 1927.

Today, the German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer, which is instantly recognisable by its rounded logo of alternating blue and white quadrants, is one of the biggest vehicle companies in Europe, if not the world.

Drivers have a wide range of vehicles to choose from in the B...

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Batman-inspired Kia Optima glides into the spotlight

A special edition Kia Optima, inspired by well-loved comic book hero Batman, is set to spearhead the South Korean car maker's latest charity effort.

Based on a top spec US market Kia Optima SX Limited vehicle, the car has been given a style twist to make it more accustomed to the fictional streets of Gotham City by legendary comic artist Jim Lee.

The model is the first in a series of eight Justice League-inspired vehicles being launched by Kia over the next ten months in a joint effort with DC Ent...

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Kia cee'd named Northern Car of the Year

Kia CeedThe all-new Kia cee'd has won its first major award since it was launched in May, by being crowned the Northern Car of the Year.

Journalists who make up the Northern Group of Motoring Writers awarded the South Korean manufacturer's hatchback with the feat.

The judges were in awe of the refinement afforded to the all-new Kia cee'd, as well as its quality design, sophistication and being excellent value for money.

Derrick Grocock, vice chairman of the Northern Group of Motoring Writers, comment...

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All-new Range Rover named best 4x4 on the market

The all-new Range Rover may have only been on the road for a month, but it has already topped the 4x4 category of the Sunday Times' Driving Top 100 Cars list.

Judges from the motoring section of the publication believes that the fourth-generation Range Rover, which only hit UK roads on September 7th, has a raft of quality features to admire.

They commented: "Since its launch in 1970, [the Range Rover] has set the standard all others have tried - and usually failed - to reach.

"It is the only ...

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Going retro with the new Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

The first pictures of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet have been revealed, with the car providing plenty of hints towards the 1940s original.
Deemed a soft-top version of the Volkswagen Beetle hatchback, the German car manufacturer has also opted to provide the new Cabriolet with the same steep windscreen and flat roofline designs that the original Cabriolet was well-loved for.
It is not all about looking at the past for style inspiration though, as the vehicle's front bumper and flat bottom b...

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Volkswagen Jetta named Towcar of the Year

Volkswagen JettaFamilies who enjoy going on a few caravan holidays during the summer months have been advised to enjoy their trip in a Volkswagen Jetta.

This is after the German car giant's compact saloon was voted The Caravan Club's Towcar of the Year.

Such an achievement was made even more impressive by the fact that this is the second year in a row the Volkswagen Jetta has won the award.

From an historical standpoint, the car has become the first car in the 30-year history of the competition to achieve th...

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No need to break the bank with the Dacia Sandero

Dacia SanderoThe Dacia Sandero is a quality supermini which will be launching for a bargain-basement price compared to its market rivals.

When it rolls off the production line at the beginning of 2013, the Sandero is set to be slapped with a price tag of sub-£7,000 – a figure that is significantly lower than the asking prices for the car's rivals the Ford Fiesta, the Volkswagen Polo and the Peugeot 208.

However, the low sum does not mean that quality of products and a raft of luxurious features...

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Jaguar F-Type 'will be a game changer'

Jaguar F-TypeThe new Jaguar F-Type has been hailed as a 'gamechanger' in the motoring industry, as well as 'the most anticipated Jaguar' the manufacturer has ever developed.



Such powerful words were delivered to MSN Cars by Jeremy Hicks, the managing director of UK Jaguar Land Rover.



Commenting on the new Jaguar F-Type at the Paris Motor Show, Mr Hicks underlined: "It is the most anticipated car in our history, without doubt. It has the potential to be phenomenal for the busines...

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