Heavens above, BMW has made the new 1-Series a front-wheel drive, stretched all proportions and slapped on its oversized grill. I recently test-drove a 118i M Sport to give you these impressions…
With this amount of power, these mountains of torque and such brutal acceleration, I could only do a sprint review on this beastly new BMW X3.
The other day someone alleged that the automobile and internal combustion had reached their peaks. With the help of this brand-new BMW 330i, I would like to strongly disagree.
Howling straight six, thundering V8, banshee V10 or fizzing turbochargers… which one’s your favourite M5? NamWheels brings you the ancestry of one of Germany’s best performance sedans.
Sometimes it’s nice to be part of a minority. Exclusive. Quirky. Whatever you care to label it, there are upsides to staying clear of the herd.
BMW’s popular X5 was a pioneering SUV, or SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), as the Bavarians like to call it. This all-new, fourth generation is caringly nicknamed G05 and I recently took one for an extended spin.
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Did the E46 come before or after the E39? And what’s up with all those new F or G codes? If you’re looking for a quick guide to BMW’s model codes, you’re in the right place.
The sideways acquisition
Almost exactly 24 years ago, my parents had just taken delivery of a new 4×4 when my best friend from school coaxed his Dad into taking us for a spin in his latest acquisition – a Dakar Yellow E36 BMW M3 Coupé. That spirited June drive through Windhoek left quite an impression and a secret yearning to own an M3.
The superficial attributes
Good news. People are actually reading my reviews and, more importantly, some of these people appear to be listening to my suggestions. When I dismissed some sporty BMW convertible a few weeks ago and stated that I’d rather drive a weaker version, I honestly didn’t expect it to pitch up so quickly.