You might not notice it at first sight but this is the latest iteration of BMW’s 5 Series sedan. Now into its fifth year of production, this new 5 Life Cycle Impulse is no simple nip and tuck job as it brings with it quite a lot of new tech tucked under its familiar looking […]Read more "5 Reloaded: Driving the BMW LCI G30 Mild Hybrid 530i M Sport"
If your idea of a car is a means of getting from point A to point B, look away. If it’s about being the loudest and most obnoxious, perhaps this isn’t the right one for you. If it’s about hypermiling and travelling the longest distance on the lowest possible amount of fuel, what are you […]Read more "While my sledgehammer gently weeps: Driving the BMW G30 M5 Competition LCI"
We’re back! Well… most of it at least. While I am still currently in the process of fixing my flickr affected posts, I have after much time and effort, managed to get most of my previous stories restored. Unfortunately, there were some stories that have been lost due to me not having their images as […]Read more "Back to our regular(ish) scheduled programme"
Continuing on our series of brochure scans, here are a set from Japan that focuses purely on non other than the E34 M5.Read more "Car Graphic: BMW E34 M5 Promotional Brochures"
Years ago i came across a Japanese site that hosted a wonderful selection of 70s, 80s and 90s import car promotional material. Needless to say, i went crazy downloading these painstakingly scanned brochures onto my own computer. Recently i’ve noticed the site was no longer functioning very well so i guess it doesn’t hurt to […]Read more "Car Graphic: BMW E34 5 Series Promotional Brochures"
Emerging from the underground scene in the 1980s and gaining widespread popularity a decade later, the pioneers of Alternative rock were on a mission. A mission to set themselves apart from the legions of “mainstream” rock musicians. A mission they succeeded so well, they became a paradox of sorts in themselves as it became commonplace […]Read more "Alternative Choices: Driving the BMW G30 530e iPerformance"
For most people who know me, know of my love for all things automotive and all things BMW. Few though are aware that the celebrated marque from Bavaria was never my first love and that it was the serpent from Milan that first captured my heart. How i lusted over having an Alfa of my […]Read more "Red Velvet: Otto’s 1/18 Alpina B10 BiTurbo *Images down*"
Has it been that long already? With the keys to a brand new G30 in my hand, i tried my best to recall the last time i drove the previous generation 5-Series on its debut and realised 7 quick years have already gone by. If anything, i think it speaks volumes of BMW’s designers for […]Read more "Executive Express: Driving the BMW G30 540i"
When a friend suggested a quick breakfast run over the weekend, i thought it would have been the perfect excuse to exercise the Transaxle’s legs. But of course the car had other plans… No, that’s not oil. That’s fuel. Don’t worry, it has since been fixed (after relieving itself of about a quarter tank of […]Read more "Breakfast run"
Other than Project 944, it’s been some time since i last sent my car into Revol for any bodywork. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not because they aren’t competent, quite the opposite really, they are really excellent. But mostly to do with my old 5er not really requiring anything that i felt needed looking at. Sure […]Read more "Revol Revisit"