The sporty BMW 2020 retailed for $2,845 in 1969, and even permitting for inflation it was a bit of a bargain at the time. Consider that an affordable and cheerful Toyota Corolla cost $1,816 back then. There has been a lot of price inflation since, with the average vehicle transaction having reached $35,624 by the end of final year.
It just hits all the bases. It is extremely amazing (not forever the case with BMWs these days), blisteringly quick ( zero to sixty miles per hour in 3.3 seconds), yet docile in traffic, hugely relax, and accommodating to 5, with an extra-taut ride that never rattle the old bones. I could cruise full day on the autobahns, or get stuck in traffic without any loss of cool.
But in an age when even SUVs simply cost 6 figures, this prime example of the endangered sports couple (despite the title, it has 4 doors), is value considering. If you are hesitate about winter traction, BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system is standard. Safety specs contain lane departure and front collision warning, traffic jam assist, blind spot detection, and traction control, adaptive suspension with dynamic roll stabilization, and huge M sport disc brakes with cornering brake control.
The core of this vehicle is a 4.4 liter, 32 valve twin-turbo V8 linked to a 8 speed mechanical with optional manual control. The V8 generates 523 horsepower and 533 pound-feet of torque, best for an electronically restricted 155 miles per hour. And there are even more strong and costly 600+ horsepower M8 editions – couple and convertible. Considering how much energy is on tap and a curb weight of 4,476 pounds, the twenty-miles per gallon EPA rating.