E30 M3 to inspire a special version of BMW M2, possibly M2 CSL

Fans' favorite E30 M3 could serve as an inspiration for a variant of the upcoming BMW M2. According to BMW Group design director Adrian van Hooydonk. "The E30 M3 has a really big fan base, and we are going to be taking cues from it for a future product," he said.http://www.bmwblog.com/2015/03/19/e30... » 3/19/15 7:45pm 3/19/15 7:45pm

Top 10 best looking cars for under $35,000

Yesterday I wrote a little article about the ten best looking cars on the market right now. There were some commenters who seemed unhappy about how expensive all the choices were. When I set out to pick the absolutely best looking cars, at least which are in my opinion, I wasn't looking at price, just exteriors. » 3/13/15 4:39pm 3/13/15 4:39pm

Leather vs Leatherette vs Cloth – Which one should I get?

If you've ever sunk yourself into one of the leather thrones of a BMW 7 Series or X5, you'll know just how comfortable and supportive seats of any kind can be. BMW is one of the better makers of bum supporters in the industry. Somehow, the Bavarians are able to make seats that both comfort and support, allow for both… » 3/05/15 4:58pm 3/05/15 4:58pm

Photo Comparison: 2015 Audi R8 vs. BMW i8

In a few days, the new 2015 Audi R8 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show and first photos are already available on the Internet. We take this opportunity to create a direct photo comparison with the BMW i8, two models fundamentally different at their core but often compared to each other. » 3/02/15 3:44pm 3/02/15 3:44pm

Most Important 6 Cars I’ve Ever Driven

I've been fortunate to have driven a large number of cars over the years (without doing serious harm to myself or others in the process). There are a number of favorites and a handful of dogs, some of which were terrible drivers, others terribly styled, and some afflicted with both bad traits. But there are six I… » 2/17/15 4:57pm 2/17/15 4:57pm

An Old Guy's Take On Driverless Cars

I've been seeing a lot of 'Save the manuals' missives float past on blog pages and social media recently. Having never owned anything but sticks in 40 some odd years, I'm wondering if one will be available on the next new car I purchase. But it also reminds me of cars I've owned or driven that have had such fun… » 2/04/15 4:14pm 2/04/15 4:14pm

Does BMW need a 1 Series Sedan?

We all know more front-wheel drive BMWs are coming so everyone, stop complaining. BMW has made its bones by making cars that drive the rear wheels. However, like a musician trying a different genre, BMW needs to expand its horizons a bit. So the folks over in Munich are readying a FWD 1 Series Sedan. » 2/01/15 7:49pm 2/01/15 7:49pm

Our take on the BMW i3 Super Bowl commercial

BMW released earlier this week the 60 second i3 commercial which aired during Super Bowl today. » 2/01/15 7:46pm 2/01/15 7:46pm

The Internet was scary, but electric vehicles shouldn’t be

Change is always scary. New technologies that change the way we live will always make the masses nervous. It's understandable, really. We get very used to the way things are, and as soon as we get comfortable, things change again. It happened with computers first, then with the internet and now it seems to be… » 1/28/15 4:07pm 1/28/15 4:07pm

Has the market for the BMW i8 changed?

A 2014 $147,000 Sophisto Grey BMW i8 sold for $140,000 at Barrett Jackson auction just held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Considering many dealers are asking substantially over sticker for the i8, this could mark a big shift in the market. The i8 that crossed the block at Barrett Jackson had 750 miles on the ODO and… » 1/25/15 10:32pm 1/25/15 10:32pm

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570 Super Trofeo Stradale vs. BMW M4 – Drag Race

Here is one of the most unusual drag races. In a 1/4 mile drag race video, a rare light-weight Lamborghini Gallardo STS (Super Trofeo Stradale) takes on the 2015 BMW M4. » 1/21/15 12:07pm 1/21/15 12:07pm

BMW M5 30 Jahre Sells For $700,000

The 2015 BMW M5 "30 Jahre M5" sold for a record setting $700,000 to BMW dealer and famed NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick. The proceeds of the auction will go to support the Tire Rack Teen Street Survival Program and the BMW CCA Foundation. » 1/18/15 1:20pm 1/18/15 1:20pm

BMW 1 Series Hatchback MUST come to the U.S.

BMW has just given the 1 Series Hatchback the ole nip/tuck treatment and, to these eyes, has dramatically improved it. The previous 1 Series Hatchback to me looked a bit frumpy and just never seemed right. Not that it was ugly, just not particularly good looking either. » 1/18/15 1:18pm 1/18/15 1:18pm

Limited Edition BMW i8S to be launched in 2017

Late last year, the first rumors around a BMW i8S surfaced on the interwebs. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, BMW plans to launch the M 100 - internal name for the project - a special "i" car that was first managed by the M division. » 1/12/15 12:29am 1/12/15 12:29am

BMW i8 sold for $247,450

Ever since its introduction last summer, the BMW i8 quickly rose to the status of the most desired car on the market. BMW dealerships from around the country, and even from around the world, have put a premium price on the i8 hybrid sportscar, with some asking as much as $100,000 over the sticker price. » 1/12/15 12:25am 1/12/15 12:25am

Grandpa’s BMW – Enjoying “The Ultimate Driving Machine” at age 92

It was a conversation enjoyed over a glass of homemade wine, in a living room lit by long rays of sunshine. My Grandpa and I sat, talking mostly about women and how he met my Grandma. Almost mid-sentence Grandpa Dick – known to the local farmers' market as Richard Beitler – interrupted himself to change the subject.… » 1/05/15 12:21pm 1/05/15 12:21pm