2016 BMW M2 is a cute little nightmare
The BMW M2 is a cute little nightmare. There’s something about it that makes you want to run up to hug it before running for the hills without even stopping to warn your village peeps. Back to the M2, there’s…
BMW i3 Extends Its Range To The Future
BMW’s revolutionary i3 looks like it rolled out of a futuristic sci-fi flick like Demolition Man or Back to the Future. While it still needs roads, the sucker’s electric. Mostly, until it kinda isn’t. Confused? Yeah, well, let me explain….
2015 BMW M4 Convertible Makes You Feel Naughty
I felt so naughty after driving the M4 that I should have had a cigarette. It looks like it will cut a diva and has the engine to serve stinging rebuke to serious muscle cars. What once was the M3…
2015 BMW i8 Will Leave You Forever Changed
During a photo shoot, parked at Redondo Beach near L.A., it took almost two hours to shoot 5 minutes of usable video. People just kept coming up, snapping photos, and asking questions about the car. Which is totally cool. People…
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon: A Very Sexy Diesel
In the early 1980s, after their Pontiac Phoenix disintegrated, my parents bought an Oldsmobile Cutlass diesel wagon — woodgrain, burnt orange paint and all. It rattled like a Peterbilt, stunk like a truckstop, was anything but sexy, but sparked my affection for both wagons and diesels. I’m weird. While nothing you’d take to the club, it was efficient, perfectly-sized, and practical. Race ahead 30 years through a few trips to the gym and you get something like the BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon.
BMW 335i GT xDrive Improves The Quintessential Sport Sedan
BMW’s 3-Series is the quintessential sport sedan, setting a tough standard that others struggle to attain. But, it is not perfect. While it’s a finely-engineered toy from behind the wheel, rear seat passengers are better left behind. And, luggage space? There’s usually enough, but sometimes not enough. A low ride height enhances handling, but makes stooping in less than elegant. There’s room for improvement.
2013 BMW X1: Luxury On The Cheap
BMW’s new X1 crossover wagon is supposedly the entry-level Ultimate Driving Machine for the upward-striding NQR40s (that’s Not Quite Rich, Under 40). The car starts at $30,650 without destination, but when our tester arrived, it stickered at $44,245! Hardly cheap. But, I’ll show you how to get a great little Bimmer much closer to the magic $30k threshold and put some money back into your skinny jeans fund.
2013 Detroit Auto Show: The Winners
Last week’s 2013 Detroit Auto Show was a whirlwind of premieres and press conferences. Thankfully, the long, three-day weekend gave me time to reflect and choose some winners and losers of the lot. Below, you’ll find my best-in-show list. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a full gallery — and stay tuned this afternoon for the, um, not so fortunate.
2012 BMW 650i xDrive Coupe
Once you set butt inside the new 6-series, there’s an awful lot of technology waiting for you. Some of it is cool, some of it is mediocre and some of it doesn’t really work.
Fly Away With The 2013 BMW M5
Although I’m not usually one to act on impulse, something deep inside of me wants to throw caution to the wind and fly away with a muscular stud. He could take me anywhere, so long as we’re going there quickly and with a modicum of style. Frank Sinatra singing in the background would make me swoon.
I’d prefer that stud to come in human form, of course, but in a pinch, I’d settle for a BMW M5.