Based on the soft-roading X2 compact crossover, the ’20 BMW-LITE: NEW M235I xDRIVE GRAN COUPE should be Prozac on wheels. It's far from it, says Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Now this is a first. Let's take a play-in-the-mud sport utility and turn it into a sports sedan. Give me that again? In its seemingly never-ending quest to fill every niche in the automotive marketplace - well, perhaps not the pickup and minivan markets - BMW has given us the cute, but somewhat confusing, 2-Se...Read More
‘18 BMW M5: A TRUE CRUISE MISSILE!
BMW’s newest M5 couples 600 horsepower with all-wheel drive to deliver a true Ultimate Driving Machine experience, blogs Road Test Editor Howard Walker I'm channeling my inner Tom Cruise. No, not the TC in tighty-whities and cotton socks, bopping to Bob Seger's Old Time Rock n Roll in Risky Business. This is action-man Cruise in full Ethan Hunt mode, at the helm of a 600-horsepower ‘18 BMW M5, slippin', slidin' and char-grilling rubber on the streets of Paris in the latest Mission Impossible ro...Read More
CLOSING THE GAP: AMERICA’S ONLY MID-LEVEL ENDURANCE RACING CHAMPIONSHIP!
There are plenty of endurance races available to anyone who wants to race $500 junkyard relics. There are also some endurance races available to drivers who want to race million-dollar prototypes. But the options are pretty limited for those who want to race something in between, blogs Stephen Cox. A cavernous gap separates the numerous entry-level $500 series and the high-end Weathertech Sportscar Championship, which offers only four events of six hours or longer. For some time, Nort...Read More
BMWUSA RACECARS: THREE FOR THE ROAD!
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will host three fan-favorite BMW racecars. Three BMWUSA Classic racecars will run in the Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on August 13-16. Entries include the famous No. 25 BMW 3.0 CSL, BMW M1 IMSA Group 4 endurance racer and the BMW M5 IMSA Bridgestone Supercar Championship 1994-95 winner. Fans and media are encouraged to follow along on Twitter @BMWUSAClassic. The No. 25 BMW 3.0 CSL Group 4 celebrates the 40th anniversary of winni...Read More
BMW: SPEEDFEST AT THE MITTY!
Legendary BMW racer Boris Said will be honored as Grand Marshal at the Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta this weekend. BMW USA Classic will be well represented at this weekend’s Classic Motorsports Mitty Speedfest, at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA, April 24-26, 2015. Charismatic BMW racer and retailer, Boris Said, will be honored as this year’s Grand Marshal for the vintage races featuring over 300 cars. Said was an integral part of the BMW Team PTG years, co-driving to many victorie...Read More
’14 BMW M5: AGGRESSIVE LUXURY SEDAN!
Dan Scanlan test drives BMW’s uber-sedan boasting muscles and grace. He really likes it! Thirty years ago, BMW came up with a plan – embed a sports car in the skin of a family sedan. The result: a 3,500-pound M5 with a then-amazing 256-horsepower inline six where about 180-horsepower normally lived. It delivered a still-fast, impressive 0-60 mph sprint in way under seven seconds. Fast forward to 2012, when the fifth generation M5 was introduced with 560-horsepower twin-turbo V-8 rep...Read More
2014 BMW 428I COUPE: ALMOST ‘M’!
‘BMW’s new coupe is shapely and gorgeous with a dose of attitude, thanks to the M Sport body kit,’ says Dan Scanlan. It all began in 1968 with the 2002 – a streamlined bathtub-shaped BMW sports coupe with a 2-liter 100-horsepower Four. Then the first of the most popular BMW was born – the 3-Series - with the 100.9-inch wheelbase, 110-horsepower 320i coupe. Four more generations would follow with the same formula – sleek body, precision handling and powerful motors that expanded to turbochar...Read More