BMW is the official automotive partner for the 2012 Olympics—which BMW model is your top pick?
You might think that the brand with the four rings in its logo would be the perfect partner for a sports event with five, but it’s not Audi that’s partnering with the 2012 Olympics, it’s another premium German marque, BMW. And when it comes to choosing the ultimate ultimate driving machine from the latter brand, there was another upset. Although the iconic 3 Series continues as the brand’s gold medalist in terms of sales volume, it only finished in a tie with the large and luxurious 7 Series as the most popular BMW with Autobytel readers. Claiming the top spot: The BMW 5 Series, offering a 3.0-liter I6 engine that relies on the Bavarian’s TwinPower Turbo technology to deliver 300 hp and 30 mpg—and was just named one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines of the year.