Our Top 5 BMWs at the Moment

We at North Bay Bavarian have been repairing and servicing BMWs since 1987. We love the classics, but we also love exploring the features and functions of new BMWs. The models below are some of the newer models that we think are of note. If you’re interested in BMW racing, some of these models would be great candidates. North Bay loves racecars and car racing. We would love to modify your BMW to be race ready.

BMW racing graphicBMW X2

‘The Cool X..’ With a million different types of SUVs on the market, we were excited to see what BMW was going to do next, and the BMW X2 is nothing short of a win. It’s pretty much the X1 – the X2’s based on the same front-wheel-drive, transverse-engined platform as the X1, just a little squattier.


The Z4 has been powered by a range of inline-4 and straight-6 petrol engines. For the first generation (E85/E86), all of the engines were naturally aspirated. For the second generation (E89), the first turbocharged engine became available and by 2011 the entire range used turbocharged engines, the Z4 is no different, and the platform will be used in the Toyota Supra.

BMW 3 Series

The 3 Series has been on Car and Driver magazine’s annual Ten Best list 22 times, from 1992 through 2014, making it the longest running entry in the list.

In a December 2009 issue, Grassroots Motorsports magazine named the BMW 3 Series as the second-most important performance car built during the previous 25 years. Everyone has a love for the 3-series, and the latest M3 is built to last. The M3 is the most powerful version of the 3 Series, developed by BMW’s in-house motorsport division.

BMW 6 Series GT

2018, hurry. The BMW 6 Series GT rocks a sportier space than the recently discontinued BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. The 5 Series GT’s rear quarter window’s Hofmeister kink has been inverted on the new 6 Series GT. With a slightly sharper look, we think this car is going to be easy on the eyes.

BMW i8 Roadster

The BMW i8 will have double the electric range of the current i8. The Roadster’s new Electric Copper color is all over the Mini scene now, too.