BMW or Hyundai: Only 1 in 17 People Can Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: Craig
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The adrenaline courses through your body, you feel it as every second ticks by ...

Lined up on the grid, like the racing heroes of old, you wait for the lights to turn green as the sweat drips from your brow.

Ahead lie fame and fortune.

And all you need to do to achieve it is identify the car manufacturer a certain model belongs to.

You will have two options. Both are known for their luxurious sedans, SUVs and various other models. One is German and represents Europe, while the other is Korean and represents Asia - a real battle of the continents. 

It's BMW versus Hyundai!

Actually, if you think of it, it is you against BMW and Hyundai as you try to identify the maker from a single image of one of their models. But as a car lover, you got this right? We have the utmost faith in you, but never think it will be easy for a minute. Both manufacturers produce vehicles in similar classes, and telling them apart is certainly not an easy task, especially for more modern models, as they are all very similar when it comes to styling. 

So fly off the line, aim for glory and take the checkered flag first! 

Mini cars have a certain charm, and perhaps the most famous of them all is the Isetta. Interestingly, this was not a BMW design, but built under license. BMW built the Isetta between 1955 to 1962.

This executive four-door sedan entered the luxury car segment in 2015. The Aslan offers two powerplant options with the top of the range model featuring a 3.3-liter V6 capable of producing 294 brake horsepower. The upmarket nature of the Aslan means it comes with many features as standard.

This executive luxury sedan was produced by Hyundai between 1996 and 2005. The Dynasty had all the luxuries one could expect from a model in this class including temperature controlled seats with memory foam, electronic suspension and dual climate control.

With a range of affordable, high-spec cars coming out of Korea, Hyundai’s Elantra model is certainly one of the best cars available from that country. This car, which features in the compact class, has been on the market since 1990 and was available in the United States the following year. It continues to prove to be fairly popular, with sales of over 200,000 units for the last five consecutive years.

Introduced in 2002, the 1-series offered BMW fans a smaller car than both the 3- and 5-series. The first generation included a hatchback, not a model type often found in the BMW range.

The Accent was first seen as a North American model at the Montreal Motor Show in 2011. Only one powerplant option, a 1.6-liter gas engine, is available, but there are various trim variations. The Accent has sold over 200,000 units in the last three years.

A hybrid sports car first seen in 2014, the i8 is not only good for the environment but it is possibly one of the best looking cars on the road today. And for a hybrid, it is incredibly quick, going from 0-60 mph in just 4.4. seconds.

Produced between 1991 and 2003, the Galloper was a mid-sized SUV, available as both a 2-door and 5-door option. Essentially, it was a rebadged Mitsubishi Pajero.

A compact car from BMW, the 2 Series has a range of body styles including a coupe, active tourer and grand tourer. It was first introduced in 2010.

This two-door, two-seater came in the form of a coupe or cabriolet. It was produced by BMW between 1956 and 1959 with 413 built over that period. It was aimed in particular at the U.S. market, but saleswise, performed poorly.

The Atos was a 5-door hatchback city car offered by Korean manufacturer Hyundai between 1997 and 2007. Little changed over those 10 years until the Atos was replaced by the i10. This vehicle was driven by a 1.1-liter engine and available with both an automatic and manual transmission.

The 7 series was introduced by BMW in 1977. It is currently in its sixth generation and is the flagship of this German automaker’s fleet. It comes with a range of engine options including a hybrid model.

The Zagato Roadster, commonly known as the Z4 was introduced by BMW in 2009 and remained in production until 2016. This was the first BMW convertible to have an automatic hardtop roof. The top of the range model was powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine capable of producing 335 brake horsepower

Another Korean offering, the Azera is stylish, comfortable and filled with technology, even the base models. It is let down by a fairly boring ride and less than impressive handling.

The most expensive model from BMW, the Gran Coupe was first introduced in 2011. It has a range of powerplant options including diesel and gas, with the biggest engine a 4.4-liter S63 V8 twin-turbo.

The Eon, produced since 2011, is another city car in the Hyundai range. Not sold in South Korea, the Eon is sold in other parts of Asia including the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India as well as South America. This five-speed manual offers two small engine options, either 800cc or 1-liter.

Also called the Starex and Satellite in other markets, the H-1 is a light commercial vehicle often used as a delivery van as well as a people carrier. It was first introduced by the Korean manufacturer in 1997 and is currently in its second generation. Powerplants for the H-1 include three diesel options as well as one 2.4-liter petrol engine.

Now in its seventh generation, the 5-series was introduced in 1972. Larger than the 3-series, this was the first model to use the number naming convention employed by BMW to this day.

The Equus competed in the full-sized luxury class for manufacturer, Hyundai. It was built between 1999 and 2016, with the second generation featuring two limited editions as well as a limousine. The Equus is powered by a V8 engine which produces over 400 brake horsepower.

This mid-sized luxury crossover SUV based on the BMW 6 series platform was first produced in 2007. Now in its second generation, around 7,000 are sold in the United States each year.

The i3 is an electric vehicle offering from BMW. Obviously, people buy cars such as these to have as little impact on the environment as possible, but as you would expect from a BMW model, the i3 offers so much more. Performance and handling are both impressive while the interior is top class. This is the perfect car for the environmentally conscious.

This city car replaced the Atos in 2007. Power options for the i10 include three gas engines (the highest a 1.25-liter option) as well as 1.1-liter diesel. The i10 received a 4-star Euro NCap safety rating, which for a small car of this nature, is fairly high. A slightly larger version of this vehicle, the Grand i10, was launched in 2013.

The Ix-35 is another quality SUV offering from Hyundai. Being affordable, reliable, good looking and having plenty of space make the IX-35 an appealing alternative in a market flooded with vehicles from many brands. This compact SUV first produced by the Korean manufacturer in 2009. It comes with a range of engine options, from 1.6 to 2.4-liter. Interestingly, another SUV, the Tucson effectively become the IX-35 when the second generation of this vehicle was produced.

The Z4 Roadster first hit the streets in 2002 and still forms part of the BMW fleet. Although the first generation included a convertible with a soft-top roof, this was changed to a retractable hardtop from the second generation onward.

Also known as the Matrix, the Lavita, a mini-MPV, formed part of the Hyundai stable from 2001 to 2007. Interestingly, the Lavita was styled by the legendary Italian design house, Pininfarina.

Now in the mid-sized crossover class, the Sante Fe is a popular SUV from Hyundai. In its third generation, the Sante Fe is extremely popular in the United States with over 300,000 units sold in the past three years. With both automatic and manual options as well a range of powerplants (7 in total), the sheer variety available to buyers makes the Sante Fe an attractive SUV option.

Introduced by BMW in 1975, the 3-series is one of the German car makers top selling brands. In fact, worldwide, over two million of these vehicles have been sold in the last 60 months.

A Hyundai model in the supermini segment, the i20 was first released in 2007. Now in its second generation, the i20 received a 5 star Euro Ncap safety rating. Power options include three gas and two diesel powerplants. Over 430,000 units of the i20 have sold in Europe since 2012.

The X3 is a compact crossover SUV and part of the X range. It is based on the 3-series platform and was first produced in 2003. The second generation X3 offers two gas and two diesel engined models.

The Pony, Korea's first mass-produced car, was a rear-wheel drive subcompact car produced by the Korean manufacturer between 1975 and 1990. Two generations of the Pony were produced, with a range of body options including sedans, wagons, a coupe utility and a hatchback.

Now in its third generation, the i30 competes in the small family car segment for the Korean manufacturer, Hyundai. It is available in a number of body configurations including 3-door hatchback, 5-door hatchback, 5-door estate and 5-door fastback. Over 430,000 units of the i30 have sold in Europe since 2012.

An off-road roadster, the Z18 was a concept car from BMW in 1995. It was powered by a 4.4-liter V8 which produced 355 brake horsepower. Incredibly, the body of this vehicle was built out of plastic.

The IX-20 is a mini MPV which first entered the market in 2010 and was produced until 2017. Only marketed in Europe, the IX-20 offered two gas and two diesel engine options.

The smallest of BMW's SUV models, the X1 entered the market in 2009. It is currently in its second generation which is powered by either turbo gas or diesel engines. Around 100,000 have been sold in the United States since 2012.

Powered by a 4.9-liter V8 motor, the Z8 Roadster not only looked good, it offered excellent performance as well. Built between 2000 and 2003, the Z8 had been developed since 1993. 5,703 were produced by the company.

The Hyundai Porter, a larger pickup truck designed for carrying equipment, goods or other cargo has been marketed by the Korean company since 1977. It is currently in its fourth generation and was the best-selling vehicle in South Korea in 2016.

Part of the X-series of SUVs, the X5 was introduced by BMW in 1999 and remains in production today. This was the first SUV produced by the company. It is currently in its third generation and offers two gas and diesel powerplant options.

Produced from 1998 to 2005, the Scoupe from Hyundai was a two-door coupe powered by two versions of a 1.5-liter engine. The more powerful produced close to 114 brake horsepower. The Scoupe was a variant of the Hyundai Excel.

Made between 2001 and 2007, the Terracan was an early Hyundai offering in the SUV market. This mid-sized, five-door SUV was extremely popular in China where it was manufactured until 2015. Here it was built in conjunction with Chinese automobile company, Hawtai.

Designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, the M1 sports car was released in 1978 and built for a period of three years in which 453 were made. This was BMW's first mid-engined car and was powered by a 3.5-liter double overhead cam straight six engine. It had a top speed of 162 mph.

A little over 500 examples of this sports touring car were produced by BMW from 1962 to 1965. The 3200 Coupe was essentially seen as a 2-door grand tourer and was powered by the first-ever V8 car engine produced by the company.

Based on the two-seat Isetta microcar, the 600 microcar was bigger and could seat four occupants. It was the first four-person car produced in Germany after the war but was not much of a success in terms of sales. The 600 was powered by a 600cc engine.

Korean car manufacturers have made a real impact all over the world, including the United States, and it's not difficult to see why. Cars such as the Sonata are reasonably priced, come with a range of features as standard, offer a comfortable ride, are spacious and give good gas mileage.

Produced from 1936 to 1940, the Roadster from BMW is simply beautiful. This two-seater, open top sportscar was powered by a 2.0-liter straight six engine coupled to a manual 4-speed transmission. Only 464 were built.

The first generation of BMW's famed 3 series was released in 1975 and remained in production until 1983. Over 1.3 million were built and included a convertible model designed with the help of Baur Coachbuilders.

The mid-'90s saw the launch of the first generation Tiburon. This 2-door sports coupe from Hyundai was popular into the turn of the new century. The second-generation Tiburon included a model powered by a 2.7-liter V6 engine that produced 172 brake horse power.

The Veloster first hit the market in 2011. This sports compact from Hyundai is still in its first generation. With somewhat strange lines, the Veloster sure is a head turner. Sadly, base models only have 1.6-liter engines which certainly do not fit in with the sleek looks of the vehicle. A 1.6-liter turbo version, however, has seen the light of day. It produces 201 brake horsepower.

Although it had a strange shape (often called the clown shoe) the M Coupe was another winner from BMW in the 1990s. Released in 1998, the first generation was powered by a 3.2-liter straight-six engine.

In production since 2004, the Tucson is a front-wheel drive, 5-door SUV competing in the compact crossover segment for Hyundai. From 2009, it became know as the IX-35 in many markets around the world. Around 300,000 units of this vehicle have sold in the United States since 2012.

BMW M models have a reputation as some of the finest passenger cars ever produced. The M5 was no different, but this was also a beast thanks to its 400 brake horsepower V8 engine.

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