In 1977, BMW became the first carmaker to offer drivers the chance to sharpen their skills at the wheel of different BMWs, and in time, the program became known as the “BMW Driving Experience” and “MINI Driving Experience.” It is one of the largest driving programs in the world, catering not only to sporty drivers looking to master the Nurburgring and the Hockenheimring, but also to those that love to off-road in Namibia or South Africa, or spend some time in the snowy and scenic Alps (Sölden and Pitztal in Austria), or even drive on studded tires in Arjeplog, Sweden.
The BMW M850i xDrive is definitely winning some people over. At first, some people were skeptical about the reincarnation of the 8 Series especially since they’re regarded it as just a repackaged 6 Series
Currently, we’re in California to drive the new BMW X7 . While we’ve driven the prototype before and we’ve ridden in the production version quite a bit, this is going to be our first chance to actually test an X7. However, before our reviews come out, some other journalists had the chance to drive the X7 in its hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
It looks like the demise of the current BMW 1 Series is approaching rapidly.
After the BMW M3 was pulled out of production, those wanting to buy a bigger M car than the M2 but not as big as the M5 are left with only one choice: the BMW M4.
After teasing us with a photo – or more along the lines of a rendering – of the taillights of the upcoming 2 Series Gran Coupe, BMW announced when we’ll actually get to see the new model in the metal. During a press conference held in Munich earlier today, BMW’s CEO, Harald Krueger mentioned that the new model will be unveiled this November, at the LA Auto Show. That’s actually a logical move as the 2 Series Gran Coupe will be looking to rival some cars in the US that are currently unchallenged by a BMW.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been trying to remind BMW fans and car enthusiasts alike that the BMW M850i is a sporty grand tourer and not some purist driver’s car. Despite our best efforts, it seems as if the message is not getting through and we consistently see complains throughout the interwebs of the M850i’s lack of steering feel and driver engagement and blah, blah, blah. Yet, it seems as if the trio at The Grand Tour have the right idea and decide to take the big 8er on, well, a grand tour.
Collectively, we’ve driven both sorts of BMW Z4 offered in America: the M40i and sDrive30i. Personally, I’ve only driven the latter. However, there are other variants available in other markets
With its uniquely-shaped kidneys, which relies on smaller star-shaped elements instead of continuous struts, the new BMW M340i gets a unique optical feature. The design of the kidney grille distinguishes the super sport 3 Series Sedan not only from the lesser powerful 3 Series models with classic struts, but also from the upcoming BMW M3 with its double struts. Compared to the usual design features of the M Performance models, which closely followed the look of the M Sport Package and are different only the exterior accents in Cerium Gray or Ferric Gray, the new kidney design represents a major step towards diversification With the new Extended Shadow Line, customers now have the option to replace the colored accents with high-gloss black – which is why a further clear distinction
It’s been widely known that a BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is coming for awhile now. On top of that, we’ve all known that it will be based on the brand’s front-wheel drive FAAR architecture, despite the 2 Series Coupe being rear-wheel drive. However, there hasn’t been any word of when it’d be coming.