BMW has long enjoyed success with its performance-oriented image. Iconic BMW vehicles have stayed as the benchmarks in their market segments by adopting advanced engine and driving control technologies.

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For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.

Model Velocity Index
BMW 4-Series coupe 70-82
BMW 3-Series sedan 62-81
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe 66-81
BMW 6-Series Coupe 67-81
BMW 2-Series Coupe 70-80
BMW 6-Series Convertible 62-74
BMW i8 73
BMW 2-Series Convertible 61-72
BMW 4-Series convertible 55-72
BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe 66-72
BMW 5-Series sedan 63-71
BMW 7-Series 60-69
BMW 3-Series Wagon 61-65
BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo 59-65
BMW X6 54-64
BMW X5 47-63
BMW X4 57-63
BMW X3 53-63
BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo 56-62
BMW i3 59-62
BMW X1 51-58

Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.

For more information, view our new car performance guide.