BMW Group manufactures more than BMWs; they offer various brands to the masses, including MINI and Britain’s Rolls Royce. For 2020, BMW Group has five stand-out vehicles sure to impress. European automobile specialists Lucas Auto Care lists the five automobiles below. Which one do you want to buy? We want them all!
M8 Competition by BMW
BMW’s M8 Competition series is not for the faint of heart. Whether you prefer the convertible or the coupe, you’ll have plenty of power underneath the hood and ample luxury inside. BMWs have always combined sportiness and luxury, and the M8 Competition is no exception. The 2020 M8 Competition offers its drivers a twin-turbocharged, 4.4-liter DOHC V8 engine that produces 617 horsepower. Horses aren’t the only thing that gives an engine its roar, however. The M8 Competition also relies on a torque production of 553 lb-ft to power it through the transmission’s eight gears.
X6 by BMW
If you only purchase products made in the USA, then the BMW X6 is the automobile for you. BMW Group’s largest BMW manufacturing plant was built in Spartanburg, SC, and began operations in 1994. It employs 11,000 Americans. The X6 is produced at this plant, and the 2020 automobiles are BMW’s third generation of this model. If you need speed, the X6 can go zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Its 4.4-liter V8 engine is twin-turbocharged to produce 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.
John Cooper Works Clubman by MINI
MINI offers several models, and the John Cooper Works is a popular one. This vehicle is for someone who wants a lot of power in a smaller car. Under the hood, you’ll find a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine that can reach 60 mph from a dead stop in 3.9 seconds. The smaller engine still has plenty of power, with a horsepower rating of 301 and a torque lb-ft rating of 331. The MINI John Cooper Works can reach a top speed of 155 mph. Head to a race track to push the vehicle that hard.
Alpina B7 by BMW
The Alpina B7 is a high-performance sedan that works well for a classy and sporty yet spacious automobile. You can drag-race the Alpine B7 and probably win. This machine can go zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. It can also reach a maximum speed of 205 mph but save that speed after you’ve taken racing lessons and are driving on the Autobahn in a no-speed-limit zone. What powers this vehicle? A twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V8 engine that runs 600 horses and produces 590 lb-ft of torque.
Wraith Black Badge by Rolls Royce
Wait a minute… Rolls Royce? We know, it seems as if it would be a stretch, but this Rolls Royce isn’t an old, super-rich folks automobile. This one is sporty, designed for a younger demographic, and it’s still put together by hand with great care. The V12 – yes, V12 – engine produces 603 horsepower, and it’s a direct-injected, twin-turbocharged system. Are you in love yet? Honestly, we hope not. Why? Well, to buy a Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge, you’ll need to drop about $400,000. Ouch!