Question time! What’s chunky, boxy, stylish, fun-sized and has its sights to become the top dog small-sized SUV of the year? If your answer is the Volvo XC40, you’d be half right because while the Volvo is, admittedly, the benchmark to beat, BMW’s latest X1, chassis code U11, is now set to challenge the Swede’s […]
Read more "Chunky, Chonky (not so little) runabout: Driving the BMW U11 X1 sDrive16i"
Carved, cast, or excavated from a single piece of material, the Monolithic design ethos is a purposeful one, born of strength, power, presence, and solidity. Eschewing delicate lines for sharp chiselled edges, soft curvatures for strong bold surfaces, and unnecessary visuals for a clean minimalist visage. Whilst BMW’s current design philosophy isn’t debuting on their […]
Read more "Monumental Monolith: Driving the BMW G70 i7 xDrive60i"
I guess by now you would have noticed from the images that no, Project 2002 will not be done by the end of 2022. It is unfortunate, but these things do happen and it’s all good. While the car still looks like a hot mess, the main issues that require sorting out really have to […]
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Whilst the outgoing BMW F48 X1 has always been a decent vehicle throughout its 6-year run, and while it drove well (as it should), it still had its faults and in a market segment where it had to face up to pretty stiff competition not just from its German contemporaries but also, from the Nordics […]
Read more "Chonky little 1: The new BMW U11 X1 arrives in Singapore"
Hot on the heels of a private closed-door viewing of their brand-new i7, BMW has officially revealed the all-new BMW 7 Series, the seventh generation of the brand’s flagship model, in Singapore. While the unveiling of their brand new techno-laden flagship is cause for celebration indeed, the latest 7 also brings with it a brand […]
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Back in May, ripples were made in our little automotive sphere as Eurokars was appointed as the second official dealer for BMW in Singapore. Since then, the team involved have been running at full speed to build up their fully-fledged dealership along the automotive shopping belt. While the flagship store has yet to be unveiled, […]
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Welp! Turns out the previous shipment of parts was probably nowhere near the last as another issue cropped up soon after dropping off my Webers. Cue exhibit A: Notice anything amiss? Yup, my brand-new Weber 32/36 will not fit my intake manifold! While this could have been a mistake on my part, it really wasn’t, […]
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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"
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"
Welp! It looks like this is my final post for my lovely Munich Springtime trip roundup! Whilst admittedly I did not set about doing much street spotting, I still managed to capture quite a few interesting autos just walking around town. So without further ado, here are the cars of Munchen. A lovely pair of […]
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