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2010 BMW 335i M Sport review

I have always been an E46 fan, having three cars in the family already: 320i, 325ci and a 330i. All great cars and loads of fun to drive. I always dreamed of owning an E46 M3, having test-driven numerous cars. I was scared away by the M-Tax on replacement parts, and so could not commit to buying one...

2010 BMW 320d Lifestyle review

I'd never had to buy a car in a short space of time to suit a unique purpose before, until I bought my 2010 BMW 320d Lifestyle with M Sport Innovations package. I was working in a BMW dealership and had been driving brand-new BMWs every day as company cars. Some weeks I would have the same car, while other weeks I would have up to four different cars...

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...