BMW Reviews

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. [...]

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. [...]