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BMW's range of vehicles fall into a variety of categories, including executive saloon, 4x4 and high performance sports, and insurers will rate on each vehicle differently. Other factors that will contribute to your insurance quote include the vehicle’s age, engine size, security and safety features and replacement parts cost. All these factors will contribute to a vehicle’s insurance grouping, which can be used as a good indicator of potential insurance price.

  • The Association of British insurers allocate vehicles insurance groups based on the above factors, and many more - you can find more information on insurance group allocation here.
  • The groups are numbered 1-50, with the lower numbers generally being cheaper to insure, and the higher, generally more expensive.
  • To help you get an idea of how your insurance quote is calculated, below you can find a list of BMW models, and their potential insurance groups*. We've also included the road tax catagories that these models can fall into - all will depend on the particular specifications of your vehicle.

BMW insurance groups*

BMW  Model   

Engine cubic capacity

Typical insurance group range* 

Tax bracket range

1 Series

1398-2979cc

12-49

A-J

3 Series

1598-3999cc

23-45

B-M

5 Series

1995-4395cc

29-50

C-M

6 Series

2979-4395cc

45-50

F-L

7 Series

2979-5972cc

43-50

F-M

X-1

1598-1995cc

18-28

C-G

X-3

1995-2993cc

23-40

E-G

X-5

2993-4395cc

42-50

J-M

X-6

2979-4395cc

43-50

J-M

Z-4

1997-2979cc

34-43

G-K

* Above information has been compiled from Parkers.co.uk

Insurers will also rate on a huge range of factors based around you, including your age, address, driving habits and history. This means that people in similar vehicles can sometimes have very different insurance premiums.

The above engine sizes and groups are intended to give you an idea of the potential costs of insurance policies for the different BMW models available, but you should remember that it only takes a few minutes for Confused.com to compare a large panel of providers and get our best prices direct to you.

You might also be interested in some of our articles and guides on car insurance, such as; how car insurance premiums are calculated, and how you can lower your car insurance premium.

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BMW (Bavarian Motor Works)

  • Established - March 7th, 1917
  • Founder - Franz Josef Popp
  • Headquarters - Munich, Germany
  • Divisions - BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce
  • Products - Motorcycles, cars and bicycles

Other BMW resources

There are a huge range of online resources available to help you understand how insurance premiums are calculated, and what other expenses you can expect from your vehicle. To the right you can find a huge selection of articles, guides and infographics full of useful information, though you may also want to try some of the following resources;

  • BMW's official website has a wealth of information on each model in the BMW range, as well as prices, offers and financial service options.
  • The Parkers website is full of useful information about a wide variety of vehicles, including reviews, road tests, price guides and tax / insurance advice.
  • The DVLA website has tools and information to help you calculate the tax band and cost of your vehicle.