What BMW Are You?

By: Robert Bacon

What BMW Are You?
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About This Quiz

BMW is an acronym for Bayerische Motoren Werke, which roughly translates to Bavarian Engine Works Company. In this name lies a hint to what the company first manufactured: engines. The company produced aircraft engines but, after the Treaty of Versailles, the German manufacturer was forbidden from making them. BMW pivoted and started producing railway brakes and built-in motors.

By 1923, BMW had produced its first motorcycle, the R 32. Just 10 years later, BMW would launch its first completely new, self-developed car: the 303. After the 303, BMW would go from strength to strength in the automotive world, finding particular success in the executive saloon niche. The 3 Series, BMW's best-selling model, has been listed on Car and Driver magazine's annual "Ten Best" for 22 consecutive years: this makes it the longest-running entry on the list. As a result, BMW has built up what can only be described as a "cult-like" following.

It's not just the car market that BMW has a dominating presence, it's also the go-to manufacturer in the adventure and sportbike motorcycle niches.

From long-wheelbase cars made for the passengers rather than the driver to motorcycles that will happily take you around the world, there are BMWs for all breeds and creeds. Now it's time to find out which BMW was made just for you!

1-V8 Which of the following would you like powering your car?
inline four-cylinder engine
Twin-turbocharged V8 engine
125 kW electric motor
Turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine

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2-Spacious-Car How important is it that your vehicle is spacious?
Not too important
Very important
Not important whatsoever
Extremely important

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3-Running-Late You're watching the clock run down and realize there's no way you're going to make your flight. What's the reason?
The kids kept needing to stop to use the restroom.
You took the scenic route.
You ran out of juice and needed to recharge.
That's not possible. My pilot waits for me.

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4-Road Of the following, which would you describe as your ideal road?
A windy mountain road
A lightly-rutted one
A straight between traffic lights
Any road that's well-paved

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5-Gearbox Choose your preferred gearbox from the following options.
Six-speed constant mesh manual
Single-speed
Eight-speed shiftable automatic
Whatever the smoothest is

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6-Teenage-Driver-NEW Your child turns 16 and wants the same vehicle that you have. What's your most likely response?
"Sure, it's safe."
"No way; it's too fast!"
"Sure, it's environmentally friendly."
"Ok, but I'll have to hire another driver."

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7-Seats How many seats do you need?
Five
Seven
Four
Just one

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8-Torque What's more important to you, torque or horsepower?
Horsepower
A healthy mix
Torque
It doesn't matter to me as long as it's smooth.

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9-Album-Road-Trip You're taking a road trip and can only bring one album with you. Which of the following genres would you choose?
My exhaust note is all the music I need.
Classical
Electronic chill
Pop

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10-Fuel-Economy Is fuel economy important to you?
Yes
Somewhat
Not really
Absolutely

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11-Drivetrain Which of the following drivetrain systems do you prefer?
Chain and sprocket
RWD
AWD
I don't care. I won't be driving it.

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12-Classic-BMW Do you prefer classic style or futuristic looks?
Classic
A bit of both
Extremely futuristic
Whichever is the most aerodynamic

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13-Driver-Passenger In your opinion, is it more important that the driver or the passengers have the best experience in a car?
I couldn't care less about passengers.
Both are of equal importance.
The passengers are all that matter.
The driver

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14-Track-Day Would you ever be found doing a track day?
Absolutely
Probably not
Maybe
Never

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15-Environmentally-Friendly How important is it that your vehicle be environmentally friendly?
It's pretty important.
Extremely
It's not something I generally think about.
Not at all

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16-Lamborghini You've won a competition! You get to choose a model from one of the following automakers. What do you pick?
Tesla
Land Rover
Lamborghini
Rolls-Royce

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17-Luxury Is it important for your vehicle to be luxurious?
Not at all
It's pretty important.
Not really
Luxury is all that matters.

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18-Electric-Vehicle Which of the following would you prefer your engine to run on?
High octane gasoline
Diesel
Pure electricity
Gasoline

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19-Driving-In-Suit What do you usually wear when driving?
I rarely drive, but I'm always in a suit.
Activewear
Something smart but casual
A helmet

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20-Woman-In-Labor A woman in labor flags you down and askes for a ride to the nearest hospital. What's your response?
"It depends on how far away it is."
"Sure, get in!"
"Sorry, but you don't have the gear to ride with me."
"Of course, I'll put up the partition."

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21-Changing-Gears When it comes to changing gears, how do you like to do it?
It doesn't matter to me.
Gear selector
Knob selector
With my toes

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22-Practical How important is it that your vehicle be practical?
Not very
Extremely
Not important whatsoever
Pretty important

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23-Top-Speed Do you care about your vehicle's top speed?
Absolutely
Somewhat
Not at all
Yes

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24-Act-Of-Driving How do you feel about the act of driving itself?
I love it!
It just gets me where I need to be.
It's OK.
I'd pay someone else to do it for me.

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25-Traffic-Jam You unexpectedly get stuck in a monstrous traffic jam. Which of the following are you most likely to do?
Sit back and relax
Worry about running out of fuel
Keep muscling my way into the fastest-moving lane
Lane split

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26-Spend-On-Vehicle How much are you willing to spend on a new vehicle?
$16,999
Over $120,000
$44,450
Around $60,000

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27-Driving-Style How would your friends describe your driving style?
Nippy
Brisk, yet smooth
All-out speed demon
Pretty average

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28-accelerate How important is it that your vehicle has a good 0-60 mph time?
Extremely important
Not too important
Not important
Very important

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29-Seating Which of the following would you describe as your preferred seating position?
I like to get low.
About average
As high as possible
Reclined

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30-Sports-Performance How important is sporting performance to you?
It's not important.
It's somewhat important.
It's the most important thing.
It's not too important.

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