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2016 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer: First Look

2016 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer: First Look

First Impressions Last year, BMW surprised the automotive world by introducing its first front-wheel-drive car, the 2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The introduction of this car completely changed the perception of BMW among its traditional buyers around the world. As a follow up to the 5 passenger 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW launched a […]

BMW M3: History in Rally

BMW M3: History in Rally

Early Roots BMW, as their iconic badge suggests, began as an engine manufacturer for the world of aviation; mainly building engines for helicopters. While BMW boasts an incredible lineage in touring car racing, due to their superior engineering abilities and vast understanding of road racing, they have always been less popular in the rally world. […]

Why Car Enthusiasts Should Embrace Cafeterias . . .

Why Car Enthusiasts Should Embrace Cafeterias . . .

In high school, my classmates and I would dream about what cars we wanted when we “grow up.”  It filled many of our lunch time chats during the late 90’s.  Sloppy Joes, green beans and chocolate milk were premium fuel as we all tried to convince each other of the superiority of the specific car […]

What Is With All These Quasi-SUV Hatchback Cars??

What Is With All These Quasi-SUV Hatchback Cars??

Has anyone else noticed that we are neck deep in lifted, four door, wannabe suv cars all of the sudden?  What is with all these quasi-SUV hatchback cars? It seemed to start with the SUV based X6 in 2008. BMW took the perfectly good X5 and made it less useful. It had its roof hacked […]

The New Bridgestone Blizzak and the Benefits of Winter Tires

The New Bridgestone Blizzak and the Benefits of Winter Tires

Heading out to the track, you don’t want to have low rolling resistance eco tires on your track toy. Likewise, you wouldn’t head out to do some mudding with high performance summer tires on your off-roader. So, why is that so many people who live in areas that get snow and cold temperatures every winter […]

Buy a New Car, Get Free Vacation? Hell Yeah!

Buy a New Car, Get Free Vacation? Hell Yeah!

It looks like people are finally starting to buy luxury items again. The main three Euro brands have all seen a decent increase in sales over 2013. Mercedes is up 7%, BMW almost 10%, and Audi is up a whopping 15%! It seems that the economy might finally be on the mend enough for people […]

Three New BMWs: The Pig, the Leopard, and the Shark

Three New BMWs: The Pig, the Leopard, and the Shark

BMW has started to really shake things up in the last couple of years. Some of their new cars have been expected refreshes of great selling models, and some have been a little more creative. The three that I want to look at today, are the two new electric cars that Bimmer has released and a […]

2014 BMW M235i Coupe Review

2014 BMW M235i Coupe Review

For the driving enthusiast who doesn’t have $80,000 to spend on a luxury performance coupe, the entry-level 2014 BMW M235i Coupe will excite any performance fan. For those of us who are lucky enough to test these vehicles, this was a fun week to test drive what truly is a performance drivers dream. What can […]

6 Popular BMW Mods to Get Ready for Track Day

6 Popular BMW Mods to Get Ready for Track Day

There’s a saying on BMW forums that if you plan to spend thousands on engine mods, you should instead put that money toward track days where you learn to need the extra power. This is definitely a statement with some truth to it, but not everyone is looking to get into the racing scene. BMWs […]

Ten Fast Convertibles You Can Get Right Now

Ten Fast Convertibles You Can Get Right Now

Not so long ago, Pagani announced a roadster version of their amazing hypercar, the Huayra. The roadster version of the Huayra was originally expected in 2014. But a spokesperson for the Italian car firm said it should show up sometime within the next two years. If history tells us anything, the Huayra roadster will be […]

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Why Tires Matter

Burning Rubber in San Antonio: Why Tires Matter

I really wanted to test drive the boats on the San Antonio River Walk.  They look like a lot of fun… except for that awkward steering. My lesson on the mechanics of Starboard and Port Tiller Steering would have to wait.  It was time to head to The Cooper Tire & Vehicle Test Center for […]

30th Anniversary BMW M5 Spawns Record 600-Horsepower Machine

30th Anniversary BMW M5 Spawns Record 600-Horsepower Machine

By the way things are going lately, there always seem to be an anniversary happening somewhere in the automotive sector. Anniversaries in 2014 has consisted of 50 years for the Ford Mustang, 25 years for the Mazda MX-5 Miata and later this year the Dodge brand will officially turn 100. Crossing the 30th year mark, […]