Blackpink’s addictively catchy Boombayah introduced the world to a revolutionary Korean-pop group whose popularity would soon rocket towards the stratosphere, a strong synth-heavy dance track filled with hard-hitting bass notes, rapid-fire lyrics and ground shaking choruses. And as I felt each and every pulsating drum beat reverberate through my body with 560 watts of power courtesy of […]Read more "Boombayah: Driving the BMW iX xDrive40"
The year is 1989, the cold war ended, Hershey’s reduced the size of their chocolate bar, Spandex was all the rage and the idea that a single virus could shut down the entire World in almost an instant was nothing more than a figment of one’s wild imagination. 1989 was also the year a young […]Read more "Zappin’ it to you: BMW iX and iX3 LCI energise into Singapore"
Under the shadow of the First World War, a chief engineer at Munich’s Rapp-Motorenwerk by the name of Max Friz had an idea. An idea born from his former vocation at Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. An idea to engineer a high compression, large displacement, silky smooth engine with six cylinders firing in a straight line with supreme balance […]Read more "Straight six evocation: Driving the BMW G20 M340i xDrive"
Launched earlier in the year and sporting a more intuitive refreshed interface, BMW’s latest connected apps, MyBMW and Mini app, have just been updated with an extended range of features to further engage drivers and owners with their latest driving machines. The latest version of the app brings with it a number of new upgrades […]Read more "The Connected Car Life: MyBMW Mobile app gets an extended range of functions"
“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"
I totally get it, it’s a process. In every project such as this, there are bound to be setbacks, delays and unforeseen issues cropping up ever so often. That said, I still can’t help but feel a sense of anxiety, despair and disappointment whenever a particularly major one rears its ugly head. Since I was […]Read more "Project 2002: Step by step"
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"
Yes, we’re slowly but surely getting there. Having had her engine bay painted and various chassis bits cut out and replaced with fresh metal, it was time to shift the project back into the workshop for numerous other things to be sorted out before a final trip to the bodyshop for paint work in her […]Read more "Project 2002: Back in the air"
Yes, things are definitely moving on Project 2002 but while progress is slowly being made on the car’s bodywork, there’s still plenty of mechanical things to sort out once she heads back to the shop after getting the engine bay receives a coat of fresh. I have not had a car that’s had to undergo […]Read more "Project 2002: Prim but not quite proper yet"