There is no doubt we are living in rather daunting times, having just pulled ourselves through the worst (fingers crossed) of a global pandemic, we had hoped to see light at the end, but now, saddled with constantly unresolved conflicts around the world and an ever-changing climate upending the global economy and supply chains, inflation […]
Read more "Freude am Fahren: Driving the BMW G42 M240i xDrive Coupe in Singapore"
Ahead of us lay hundreds of kilometres worth of driving, across vast liberating stretches of the Autobahn, around the lively meandering hills of the Bavarian countryside surrounded by the Alps and even a raucous blast thundering through the Jochpass mountain pass, Germany’s most winding road. And in our hands are two keys, each equipped to […]
Read more "The Grand Tour(ers): Driving the G07 X7 M50i xDrive and the BMW G16 M850i xDrive LCI"
“Driving one is a special experience. There is a responsiveness, a smoothness, a precise sureness in the way a BMW handles that makes driving a real joy.” Not my words, but those from an advertisement from many years ago. Though, you could almost be fooled into thinking that’s what the latest M240i xDrive Coupe is […]
Read more "A Violaceous Gem: Driving the BMW G42 M240i xDrive Coupe"
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"
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"
This is it ladies and gents, 35 years in the making and after a slightly shorter period of hopeful anticipation, the new BMW M3 and M4 have finally landed on our local shores and thanks to the kind people at BMW Asia, we were given first dibs behind the wheels of the most controversial iterations […]
Read more "A love letter from BMW: Driving the G80 M3 Competition and G82 M4 Competition"
Through the years, I’ve had the good fortune of test driving almost all the latest machines coming out of the fabled Munich manufacturer’s front gates but, there were a few that managed to slip by and the much-celebrated 1M was one of them. Somehow, the opportunities to bring the 1M out for a drive just […]
Read more "Dear BMW: Driving the BMW 1M"
The year was 2007. Steve Jobs, alive and well, had just announced one of the most influential products ever created in modern history, the iPhone. An Airbus A380 takes to the skies in the its first ever commercial flight, and the final instalment of the Harry Potter saga was finally released onto the World in […]
Read more "Lose the weight! Ottomobile’s 1/18 BMW E36 M3 LTW"
It’s not often that we in Singapore get to enjoy a brand new car’s unveiling before the rest of the World does and it’s not often that a car is brought here that’s worth a mention by automotive news outlets outside of Asia. But over the weekend, that was exactly what happened as BMW Asia […]
Read more "Of Passion and Joy: BMW G29 Z4 M40i sneaks into Singapore"
All things considered, it’s been a pretty good season for automotive enthusiasts on our local island with F1 right around the corner, plenty of small grassroots styled meets happening (like our very own Cars & Kopi) and a number of events brought onto the scene by manufacturers themselves. One of these shows is of course, […]
Read more "Showtime: BMW World of Passion and Joy 2018"