Aside from a seemingly mad social media strategy, wonky styling and indicator jokes, BMW's are mostly good cars. The new 128ti could very well be a Golf GTI beater, the new M3/M4 is excellent and the more pedestrian models aren't exactly bad either.
Older BMWs shine too. An argument can be made for every single iteration of the BMW M3 to be an icon, while prices for rare older Beemers like the 3.0 CSL are incredibly collectable these days. In short, there is a lot to celebrate with BMW and a load of fans too (some more insufferable than others).
If you know someone obsessed with BMW, or love them yourself we've found our top (mostly) tasteful BMW-themed gifts right here.
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Revell BMW i8 Model Kit
Build your own BMW
We quite like the BMW i8 here at CAR. We also like the look of this Revell BMW i8 kit that allows you to assemble your own 1:24 scale i8. The kit contains 131 pieces and features impressive detail for the interior, motor and even boot space. The doors and tailgate open which makes this even cooler.
BMW M Coupe (2002) Diecast Model Car
Diecast clowns hoe
One of BMW's oddest but beloved models was the M Coupe. With shooting brake styling and a tail-happy rear end it's firmly a modern classic. Finished in Imola Red and presented in 1:43 scale, this model from Minichamps is an excellent model for any BMW fan.
BMW 850 CSi (1990) Resin Model Car
The cheapest way to buy a V12 grand tourer
The current BMW 8-Series is a fantastic grand tourer. Thing is, the V12-engined and pop-up headlamp-adorned 850CSi is just cooler. This 1:18 resin model from OttOmobile looks fantastic and is finished with excellent detailing.
The HID 'halo' lights on the E39 BMW M5 are instantly recognisable for any BMW fan so this t-shirt is a great way of showing off how much you love BMWs. Available in a range of colours and sizes it's a good quality t-shirt too.
BMW Genuine Unisex Mens Ladies M Logo Baseball Cap
Keep your head dry the BMW way
A simple black baseball cap with the M-Sport badge affixed at the front, this unisex option is adjustable for different head sizes and is officially licensed. Ideal for journeys in your convertible BMW (we'll take the oddball Z1 for a spin please).
Puma Unisex Adults Bmw Mms Leadcat Ftr Beach and Pool Shoes
Not the most tasteful application of the BMW logo but these beach and pool shoes (sandals?) will let everyone at the holiday resort know that you probably own a BMW at home. Made from synthetic leather and featuring a decent amount of padding to make wearing them comfortable. Best not worn with your white M-Sport socks.
1973 BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' Touring Car Poster Print
A striking visual homage
The E9 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile' is a racing legend and features one of the most extreme body kits of all time. Celebrate this legend by hanging an excellent drawing on your wall. Finished in the iconic M colours over white, this drawing is a striking piece of artwork celebrating one of the best touring cars ever made. It's available in a range of sizes too.
BMW E30 Artwork
A stylish tribute to a modern classic
Already an icon for anyone who enjoys cars, the E30 M3 is one of the most distinctive cars ever made. Already an emerging classic, the M3 has been beautifully captured in this stunning piece of artwork. Available in a range of colours and sizes it'll look fantastic anywhere in the house.
BMW M3 & M4: The complete history of these ultimate driving machines
Definitive M3 book
Updated to include the new G80/G82 M3/M4, Graham Robson's comprehensive guide to the history of BMW's most fabled car is an excellent gift idea for any BMW fanatic. It meticulously recounts the development and changes of the M3 from it's conception in 1986 and includes detailed specification tables, stunning photographs and detailed motorsport coverage too.
Plush BMW 3 Series E30
A better scatter cushion
The E30 3-Series isn't renowned for being the softest of designs, but that hasn't stopped it from being turned into a plush cushion. It measures 40cm long and the cover can be removed for cleaning. A novel way to celebrate a love of classic BMWs.
BMW Men's Chronograph Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel bracelet
Again, this isn't the most subtle way of letting the world know you own a BMW but it is a suitably flashy watch. Finished in black stainless steel and water-resistant to 50 metres it should prove to be sturdy enough for everyday wearing. It also comes in a stylish BMW gift box.
The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles: Every Model Since 1923
Learn all about two-wheeled BMWs
If your knowledge of BMWs ends with four wheels then this book can open up a whole new chapter of the brand's history. BMW made motorbikes before they made cars and have a rich history of motorcycles that continues to this day. This book covers every model from 1923 (the first BMW motorbike) and will be an eye-opening insight for any BWW fan.