Imagine all of us living in a perfect world, where schools would teach the alphabet using cars. And the M3 E46 could be found at the letter B as BMW, at the M for M3 just like P as Performance car. If you think I’m exaggerating stop to think about that stupid gizmo to add … [Read more…]
The second-generation BMW X1 arrived last year, with a look inspired by the larger X3. The range comprises SE, Sport, xLine and M Sport models, and power comes from the same engine line-up as the 1 Series hatchback. It’s thexDrive2od model we test here with a 2.0-litre diesel engine, an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. … [Read more…]
The BMW i3 has always been one of our favourite EVs because of its pace, low running costs and futuristic styling – and now BMW has upgraded the batteries from 60Ah to 94Ah, giving the car extra range and faster charging. Faster charging is now standard on all versions, too. The electric car has a … [Read more…]
On paper, the BMW 740e plug-in hybrid’s abilities are barely believable. It promises to accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds, emit a mere49g/km ofC02 and return 134.5mpg. Yet it does this while still offering all the comfort and equipment you’d expect from BMW’s flagship. It’s what the stats don’t tell you that impresses most, though. … [Read more…]
BMW has announced a run-out Competition Edition of the M5. The super-saloon sees power and torque boosted by 40bhp and 20Nm, to 592bhp and 700Nm respectively. There’s a bespoke M-Performance bodykit, black wheels and embroidered leather upholstery. The chassis has also been tweaked for sharper handling, while the new car benefits|from a big upgrade in … [Read more…]
BMW is making an attempt to tap into the fastest-growing sector in the Chinese car market with the launch of the new BMW 1 Series Saloon (below). Taking significant influence from the existing 1 Series hatch, the new four-door 1 Series will be built and sold exclusively in the Far Eastern country. China notoriously favours … [Read more…]
Who would have thought that in the mid-Fifties BMW would have unveiled something as voluptuously beautiful as the 507? The company had a fine pre–World War II heritage that culminated in the crisp 328, but it did not resume car manufacturing until 1952, with the curvy, but slightly plump, six-cylinder 501 sedan.