I imagine being an automotive writer back in 1994 must have been quite difficult. After just 4 years since its introduction, Singapore’s infamous COE premiums peaked at a mega S$100,000. Having to continually conjure up engaging and relatable content for paying readers must have been quite a challenge, I know this because that is exactly […]Read more "i For You?: Driving the BMW G26 i4 eDrive40i"
With the BMW iX and iX3 both having made their maiden debuts last year, it was only a matter of time before BMW’s first-ever i4 (and first-ever EV sports sedan I might add) arrives on our sunny island to cater to our local market’s recently re-energised push to get drivers into the seats of more […]Read more "The first-ever BMW i4 lands in Singapore to a warm sunny welcome!"
Just south of the German town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and tip-toeing the Austrian–German border lies the magnificent Zugspitze, which at 2,962 metres above sea level, lays claim to being the highest peak not just amongst the Wetterstein mountains in which it resides but in all of Germany. Flanked by Germany’s three glaciers including two of Germany’s largest, […]Read more "4 The experience: Driving the BMW G26 M440i xDrive Gran Coupe"
Now into its second generation following BMW’s change in model name nomenclature, the latest BMW 4 Series Convertible is a class leading piece of machinery that showcases much more than its return to a soft fabric roof might suggest. Having been blessed with the keys to BMW’s latest 430i Convertible, there’s plenty of aspects of […]Read more "A Well Balanced Act: Driving the BMW G23 430i Convertible"
Just like individualistic people, modern BMW Coupes face quite a challenge throughout their gestation period. Visually, while they might share similar underpinnings with their sedan counterparts, they have to carry their own distinct identity, familiar enough to sit within the same family yet special enough to set themselves apart and be appreciated for years to […]Read more "For the individual: Driving the BMW G22 420i"
Don’t say it, I already know what you’re already thinking and I wouldn’t blame you. You can’t avoid it, you can’t unsee it, it is the very first thing you’ll look at once you set your eyes on the new G22 4 Series. While it is very easy (and almost trendy) to hate on the […]Read more "For better or worse. The G22 BMW 4-Series lands in Singapore"
Now that i’ve gotten most of the JDMs covered, i think it’s time to start featuring the “Import” cars from the Auto Salon, and boy, there were a lot of imports this year. Though it’s not entirely surprising when you consider that the cars from Europe and Stateside have been growing in popularity year on […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2017: BMW"
For those riding the current wave of renewed interest in classic cars and everything “old school” in general, it can be easy to dismiss just how fantastic modern day creations can be. This retrospective adoration is not only reserved for those sitting the blazing sun sipping their single-origin sourced cuppa of magic. It’s happening to […]Read more "Refresher course: Driving the BMW 440i Gran Coupe (LCI)"
It’s a chilly cold winter Friday morning and all i had for sustenance was a ball of rice and a cup of Doutor latte from a convenience store. But all was right with the World for i was standing in front of the halls of Tokyo’s Makuhari Messe, waiting for the doors of the 2015th […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 1, Part 1-Liberty Walking!"
When you think about it, the launch of the BMW 435i Coupe presents itself a rather perplexing proposition, here is a 4-door Coupe derived from a 2-door Coupe which itself derived from a 4-door sedan that can trace its family lineage all the way back to the original, a 2-door Coupe. Confused yet? Don’t be, […]Read more "Gran Designs: Driving the BMW 435i Gran Coupe"