As soon as he appears in my rear view mirror I know I have no chance against him. He’s in a BMW M5, and as a local he has internalised every bump, hairpin bend and nuance of the road ahead of us. He sticks to my rear bumper as I negotiate the 2121m high Gardena … [Read more…]
We were mighty impressed with the new 7 Series when we first drove it last year. It was a big step up from the previous-gen 7 and is properly equipped with every weapon to take on the Mercedes S-Class. Things that we were really fascinated with were the key fob and the auto parking feature, … [Read more…]
There is little need for introductions here or even any real debate on the key question. The new BMW5 Series, launched a few months ago and in the UK for the first time, is really good. The odds on it not being so were always fairly slim. BMW, like a nation state fretting over the … [Read more…]
We’ve driven this new BMW M760Li xDrive as it should be driven and as one would assume many prospective buyers might: a full 700-mile international slog from Megeve in the French Alps back to Blighty. The car borrows the 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 from the Rolls-Royce Wraith. Although the engine has been detuned slightly, its 601bhp … [Read more…]
For the first time since it launched the i3 in 2014, BMW has revised its electric hatchback. It’s improved the city car’s performance and treated it to a new, more powerful battery, which has increased its range. Here we’re driving the Range Extender version of the i3, which has a 0.6-litre two-cylinder petrol engine working … [Read more…]
LIFE IS FULL OF contrasts, and contrasts don’t get much bigger than walking away from six months of RS6 Performance custodianship and into a BMW i8. From 605hp, 4 litres, eight cylinders and two turbos to 15 litres, three cylinders, 265hp and one 96hp electric motor Drive s till goes to all f our wheel … [Read more…]
Winton Motor Raceway outside of Benalla in Victoria’s Ned Kelly country, is the race track that time forgot. It still hosts a round of the Supercar championship, but the most recent piece of racing memorabilia hanging in the time-warp canteen dates from 1995. Brock, Johnson, Seton, Bowe and Perkins are still the heroes of Winton.