For those of you who enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, I have something awesome to show you. It’s a full-scale BMW M10 engine, made completely out of cardboard. And the details on the thing are staggering.
I have a thing for road cars turned race cars. They’re like the ultimate form of what you see in dealerships and on the street. They’re like as good as the basic car design can be. And that’s what makes this BMW M8 GTE interesting. Inside every 8 Series road car we can expect to see soon lives this version that sounds…
I have no doubt that BMW’s design team is one of the best in the world, given the best training and equipped with the best tools. But when your design brief is to make the 5 Series into the hulking quasi-crossover BMW 5 Series GT, there’s really nowhere to go but down.
ReachNow was BMW’s attempt at launching a car sharing service in Brooklyn to rival Mercedes-Benz’s Car2Go and the independent ZipCar. I saw “was,” because it is now (mostly) dead with the service saying it is “pivoting” from 250 free-floating cars to six cars. All parked in one apartment building.
There’s a lot that’s big about the 2018 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance hybrid, including its mouthful of a name. But while the car delivers a huge presence in size and speed, BMW’s ostensibly helpful driving aids fell way, way short of what I expected.
Fun fact! In the mid 1980s, BMW used this fender-flared 6 Series mule to test out the V12 engine that later went into the 7 Series and 8 Series of the ‘90s. I bet that was fun to drive!
The 2019 BMW M5 Competition is the one with black-chrome kidney grilles that you buy when you want a faster, louder and visibly more expensive car. It’s like an ///M version of the ///M version because we live in branding hell.
Get a rolling BMW E36 shell for $200, add the V8 from a Chevrolet Suburban and cobble together parts you can’t afford or that don’t exist on your own. There’s a pie plate in the front to keep the cold air intake in place, anatomical doodles in the trunk, and did we mention the camper top? Behold vehicular perfection.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
Did you just drop over $100,000 on a 2018 BMW M5? If you did, I’ve got some bad news: it is now slow and dated. You should have waited for the BMW M5 with the Competition Package, which would make your stupidly powerful German luxury sedan one-tenth of a second quicker.
The BMW Isetta is one of the cutest cars ever made, with its front-opening door and teeny-tiny dimensions. Thankfully, it looks no less cute when it does adorable little donuts.
You know what I want to see more of? Dirty BMWs. Finnish rally legend Rauno Aaltonen took the humble electric BMW i3 out for a spin, and surprise! It’s a happy little drift machine.
Today we’re going to learn about the three different stages of “oh, shit” from the new owner of a BMW Z4 and his passenger-friend recording him drive it straight into a wall.
The 2018 BMW X2 crossover came out to mixed reactions from the enthusiast community, I still think the roundel badge on the C-pillar is a little much. But after doing a few hundred miles in one of these, I’ve decided the X2 is actually kind of awesome if you can appreciate what it is: a faster, fancier Subaru…
So far the cars from BMW’s electrified i sub-brand have looked like concept cars set loose from some designer’s studio and inexplicably put on the road. But with the BMW iX3 Concept, unveiled this morning at Auto China 2018 in Beijing, BMW’s taking a much more normal-looking approach to electrics.
I’m not sure I’m onboard with BMW changing its grille, but I guess sometimes you gotta say... what the fuck.
The legendary BMW M1 turns 40 this year, which is definitely a cause to celebrate because, arguably, BMW hasn’t made a car as badass or awesome since then.
The BMW M2 is dead, but now there’s the BMW M2 Competition, which is better. Better in the sense that it’s the M2 Coupe but with the engine out of an M3 making over 400 horsepower.
Say goodbye to yesterday in a 1966 BMW 2000 CS.