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2017 BMW 330i M-Sport review

Looks? Tick. Sporty performance? Tick. A ride that won't totally destroy your lumbar spine? Tick. The purchase of my 2017-plated 330i was a big change from the cars I have previously owned (Think WRX/Golf GTI), and being an ageing millennial it was time to change into something a little bit more mature...

1995 BMW 318i review

I’m CarAdvice’s senior editor, which means I have the privilege and honour of covering the industry for Australia’s best auto title. As such, I’m never without a new car or three to evaluate. But as amazing as such a job is, I’ve always thought it important to have a palate cleanser. Driving something older, with character, gives a great contrast...

2014 BMW 316i review

I have been driving this BMW 316i for more than 1200 days and upgraded to an Audi A6 a few months ago, so it might be the right time to share my experience. - Driving experience: With a small engine, it is not quick, especially driving on the freeway – not as nailed as a 328i I tried. When you switch to the Sports mode, you can feel the arguably good driving experience in most situations under 80km/h...

2012 BMW 318d Touring Sport Line review

I do not like SUVs. I know that I am in the minority and that SUVs are steadily taking over the world, but between you and me, a station wagon is much better. As SUVs become more popular (and interestingly more car like), I cannot help but think what most people really need, and should be buying, is a station wagon. Of course, I am not talking about off-roading here...

2017 BMW 330i M-Sport review

We are fortunate enough to have a loan car for a couple of weeks as we wait for our new car, so I figured I should write a short review of it while I had the chance. It is a 2017 BMW 330i finished in BMW’s hallmark colour of Alpine White. The 3 Series is indisputably BMW’s signature model...

2008 BMW 335i review

This is my BMW E92 335i M Sport Coupe with M6 wheels and M division suspension and brakes. Firstly, from the new generation BMWs, I was always in love with the E92 coupe styling, from the moment they arrived. The sharp body line and wedge-like shape, and especially the additions BMW added to the M3 platform...

2016 BMW 330i Touring M-Sport review

First impressions. So, I've picked up my November, 2016, 8000km, ex-BMW Australia, 330i Touring M-Sport and in our first week together we have covered about 1000km...

2001 BMW 325i review

I knew that I wanted something decently powerful (while being within P-plate power-to-weight constraints) and fun to drive, while still being fairly practical. And preferably a manual, with RWD. So, naturally, as soon as I found that an old BMW was within reach, I pursued it...

2008 BMW 3 25i Review

Have had my MY08 BMW E92 325i a few years now and it's still a treat to drive with the looks to boot. Comfortable, safe and a pleasure to drive from a 10min shopping run to the weekend drive. The 2.5ltr 160kW engine has enough power as a daily drive and the 6 speed auto/Steptronic is smooth but lively if needed...

2016 BMW 3 40i M-sport Review

Beautifully built. Comfortable and quiet with the engine purring if you want or snarling if that is your thing. M sport brakes are a good option and better to have than variable steering. I do not understand the comments about the standard steering, which makes for a sharp ride on straights or in corners...

2015 BMW 3 16i Review

The bmw 316i m sport package is an amazing car. At first we were worried about the cargo space but we have not had any issues with it. The gas mileage is not that great but when we work it out it cost about the same as our old car. It is an extremely comfortable car there is so many seat adjustments that can be made...