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2010 BMW M3 review

What’s your car this time? It’s a 2010 BMW E92 M3; Alpine White with a CF roof and M-DCT (i.e. dual clutch transmission) Didn’t you have one of these before? Yes. In 2017 I traded my old 2009 E92 M3 in for a BMW i8. I’ve still got the i8, but after giving my youngest child my 2008 Benz A170 (for her university in a foreign town; Sydney) I found myself needing another daily beater and so I bought this...

2019 BMW M2 Competition review

What even is an M2 Competition? Well, I’m glad you asked. The M2 already has a special place in every motorists’ heart, and when it was announced that the M2 would have a Competition model, every petrolhead for obvious reasons got very excited. For those who don’t know, the Competition badge has always been a way for BMW to fix and fine-tune the mistakes of the launch car, but this year it was different, very different...

1997 BMW 523i review

This is my second E39 – both cars over the 200K mark, and both genuine second-hand vehicles. What a privilege it is to drive the E39. As soon as you sit in this car, you are wrapped in the leather seat, all controls are readily at hand, gauges clear and simple, and walnut trim understated but clearly rewarding you for your choice of vehicle...

2017 BMW X1 xDrive 25i M Sport review

After driving a Honda CR-V for the last eight years, my other (and arguably prettier) half was keen to upgrade the family truckster. In our pre-child days she had always driven small, zippy cars and was missing the feeling of a fun-to-drive car that was also easy to manoeuvre within the tight spaces characteristic of the concrete jungle...

1999 BMW 528i review

BMW E39 – The Pinnacle of Timeless and Uncompromised Automotive Driving Pleasure There was a time when German meant better. And that was from 1996–2003 with the BMW E39 5 Series. Globally acclaimed as the best luxury saloon car ever made, the E39 still sets benchmarks in modern cars, notably the VE Holden Commodore and the Hyundai Genesis...

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...

2012 BMW 135i Sport review

The idea of a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged small car sounded too good to resist. On the first drive I loved it, and the performance was as good as my tuned 6.0-litre V8 Calais, but this is a much smaller car. It is just a fun little car to drive. It feels like a BMW should, and everything you touch feels a bit better than the cheaper cars...

2004 BMW 735i review

The polarising fourth-generation BMW 7 Series (BMW designation E65) was released to public view at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show. A rolling monument to the state of German engineering prowess, the BMW E65 introduced a host of features that can be found on many cars even today, albeit at the time was met with scepticism and even criticism...

2016 BMW X1 xDrive 20d review

  A Note from the Editior: A stock image has been supplied with this review. There are so many options in this segment of the car market, and a lot of people will have their short list of the Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA and the BMW X1 that my parents bought. Being 16 and on my Ls, I have been thrown into many cars and I love them, so here is my review on the 2016 BMW X1...

2017 BMW X3 xDrive 20d M-sport review

1969 was a fantastic year. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped foot on the moon, the Concord flew to Australia, Richard Nixon, aka Tricky Dicky, was preparing to be scandalous and – more importantly to the six-year-old me – Skippy the Bush Kangaroo appeared in Canberra. People lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the marsupial superstar...