2017 BMW M2

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Strangely, I can recall almost every moment from behind the wheel of a Euro-spec 1994 M3 that I drove nearly 20 years ago. In actual fact it was one of the Canadian-spec BF91 cars that BMW Canada had imported and sold instantly (3 days) to just 45 rabid fans thanks to a raucous and high-revving 282 horsepower (at 7,300 rpm) S50B30 3.0-liter inline-six conjoined to a five-speed manual that drove ... Read More

2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i

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The new X1 is a heretic, at least in a dehumanized mechanical sense of the word. Alternatively we could call it an apostate, iconoclast or dissenter, although BMW would probably rather have us use the terms nonconformist or freethinker. Why such a dramatic opening? Other than my obvious ploy to get your attention the latest X1 breaks from what was previously considered sacrosanct rear-wheel ... Read More

2016 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe Review

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Winter is undoubtedly my least favorite season. I live in Maryland in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., so I get four true seasons each year. Note to Mother Nature: You can have winter back. This year's treacherous winter was epitomized by "Snowmageddon", a Nor'easter fired storm that dropped 36 inches of snow in my immediate area, and paralyzed the eastern seaboard from the Carolinas to New ... Read More

2016 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe Review

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The 2016 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe does everything at a very high level, and even returns 20 mpg city and 29 highway, an amazing number considering its prodigious performance capabilities. Winter is undoubtedly my least favorite season. I live in Maryland in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., so I get four true seasons each year. Note to Mother Nature: You can have winter back. This year’s ... Read More

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Not everybody knows that BMW (or Bavarian Motor Works) started as a manufacturer of aircraft engines. In October of 1913, engineer Karl Friedrich Rapp established Rapp-Motorenwerke in a former bicycle factory near Munich. After the end of World War I in 1918, BMW was forced to cease aircraft engine production by the terms of the Versailles Armistice Treaty. The company consequently shifted to ... Read More

2016 BMW 340i xDrive Sedan Review

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The 2016 BMW 340i is easily the best non-M3 3 Series ever created. In fact, it'd be a toss-up as to whether I'd purchase this 340 or an M3. Don't get me wrong. The M3 is brilliant in almost every measure, but the 340i may very well be the perfect sport sedan, delivering ample power and exemplary handling capability in a more refined, sophisticated way. It's certainly more understated from a ... Read More

2016 BMW M6 Coupe Review

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The BMW M6 is truly superb, an absolute marvel of modern engineering. This big super cruiser does everything incredibly well while delivering a level of luxury and quality, not to mention fine attention to detail that few premium sport coupes come close to matching. The M6 is a shockingly capable Usain Bolt-like sprinter and as you might expect it dances like Ali through the curves despite its ... Read More

2016 BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe Review

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The BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe is not perfect, but it’s certainly one of the grandest personal coupes currently available and carries that air of exclusivity most buying into this segment crave. Its performance is supernatural, interior superior and overall livability, at least for a coupe, superb. It really is breathtaking off the line, the 650i xDrive is more than anyone could ever need and ... Read More