BMW 8 series

Popular for a reason, consider a lease on one of the best BMW models

Whether you’re searching for a hot hatch or a compact SUV, there is a good chance that you’ve shortlisted a BMW lease as a contender for your next car. 

Throughout their entire line-up, they have something for everybody, with the likes of the i3 or upcoming iX3 for those who want to drive electric. The 3 Series for those who want to experience one of the most popular BMW cars on the market or even the M8 if you're after something seriously sporty with traffic-stopping looks. 

If you’re considering some of our best BMW lease deals, you might be interested to learn which models were among the most popular across Europe last year. 

Using data compiled by Car Sales Base*, we have compiled the top 10 best-selling BMW models from 2020 across Europe.

BMW 4 series

10) BMW 4 Series – 18,139 models sold

Throughout its lifetime, the 4 Series has always been a seriously good-looking car (even sporting that controversial new front grille), and its popularity has put it in the top 10.

The 4 Series has some of the best interiors in its class and that includes the infamous iDrive system too. 

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9) BMW i3 – 23,361 models sold

Meet BMW's first fully electric car, the BMW i3. Comparable to the Nissan Leaf, the i3 has competitive stats...a claimed range of 190 miles is 22 more than the Leaf, while its rapid charge times are also quicker.

When it comes to performance, it can go from 0-62mph in 7.3s - which, for context, is within a second of a Ford Fiesta ST. 

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8) BMW X2 – 32,745 models sold

Based on the same platform as the MINI Countryman, this is BMW's compact SUV. The X2 is bullish and is a great car for those who require extra space for family life but don't want to compromise on bold design. 

With a lower driving position than you might expect within the class, the X2 strikes a fine balance between being sporty and practical.

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7) BMW X5 – 40,961 models sold

The X5 is so often the choice for a premium SUV lease and it is easy to see why. Refined and spacious interior, with an infotainment system that leaves most of its rivals in its dust. It effortlessly combines luxury with performance and looks just as good on the road as it does off it.

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BMW 5 Series

6) BMW 5 Series – 59,814 models sold

The 5 Series has long been heralded as one of the best luxury saloons on the market. Also available in touring variants, this is a hugely popular model.

It is the perfect step up for someone looking for all the brilliance of a 3 Series but with additional space and comfort. 

Competitive running costs and attractive Benefit in Kind tax rates also make the 5 Series attractive for company car drivers.

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5) BMW X3 – 61,746 models sold

The X3 is the perfect option for those who want an SUV but don't want to stretch to the size or budget of an X5. Since its launch, it has regularly been one of the most popular models within the BWW line-up. It has a classy design and promises a smooth driving experience, what more could you possibly need?

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BMW 2 Series

4) BMW 2 Series – 63,095 models sold

The total number sold across Europe throughout 2020 covers the engine 2 Series range. It highlights the vast amount of choice in the 2 Series range. They can be practical, family-friendly cars or much sportier in their design. They tick almost every potential box for drivers.

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3) BMW X1 – 88,486 models sold

Coming in at third place is the X1, a premium and compact SUV that is the smallest within the BMW range. 

With relatively low CO2 emissions and competitive Benefit in Kind tax rates, the X1 is another popular choice for company cars, thanks to its welcoming and high-quality spacious cabin.

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BMW 1 Series

2) BMW 1 Series – 107,870 models sold

One of the most popular hot hatches on the road, it is no surprise to see the 1 Series come in at second place. 

At the heart of every good hot hatch is a comfortable and rewarding driving experience, which is exactly what you get with the 1 Series.

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BMW 3 Series

1) BMW 3 Series  - 118,369 models sold

There was only ever going to be one winner. Whether it is the saloon or touring variants, the 3 Series is one of the most popular cars on the road today.

Hailed for its comfort, practicality and complete driving experience, it ticks so many boxes for customers, be that personal or business, the 3 Series is ready for any occasion.

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When you see the sheer amount of choice available in the BMW line-up, there is a common theme that occurs throughout. Whether you’re looking for an SUV or an executive saloon, you will benefit from high-quality interiors and class-leading infotainment systems that set the brand apart from its rivals.

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*who cite manufacturers, the Automotive News Data Center and JATO Dynamics,