Produced since 2014, and to the chagrin of every hardcore traditionalist BMW “fan”, the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer twins were a pretty quirky and strange addition (some might say, experiment) to our (my) favourite German marque’s range of cars. A friendly and compact front-wheel-drive MPV created to introduce new customers to the […]Read more "Family guy(ing): Driving the BMW U06 218i Active Tourer M Sport"
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"
A little over half a year has gone by since we last took the BMW iX3 out for a drive. Though fresh it might still be, with the introduction of BMW’s “Life Cycle Impulse” updates to the entire X3 range, it’s time to say hello to a newly refreshed iX3. In its pre-LCi form, the […]Read more "Recharged and ready: Driving the BMW G08 iX3 LCi"
I vividly remember the first time I last drove one of these, because the last time I went behind the wheel of Mini’s John Cooper Works hatchback, I knew in an instant I’d fallen in love. I loved how it looked, I loved how it drove and (unlike other journos) I even loved that it […]Read more "A Milder-mannered firecracker: Driving the Mini F56 John Cooper Works 3-Door 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"
Through plenty of personal observation, I have formed a hypothesis. One which postulates that a significant percentage of Mini owners sit within a unique demographic of drivers. The ones when faced with a sea of mundane automobiles have chosen to walk by a different set of rules. The ones who value aesthetics over practicalities, joy […]Read more "A little ray of light: Driving the Mini Cooper S Convertible LCI"
Like all lovingly crafted dishes, the secret to putting a smile on your customers’ faces lies not just in what’s added into the mix but also in the ability to select how much exactly to put in. The same can be said of cars. Big power, a finely tuned and well set up suspension, a […]Read more "The Right Ingredients: Driving the Mini One 5dr LCI"
With a 1.5litre 3-cylinder power-plant slotted under its bonnet, the BMW 116i is currently now the most accessible gateway into the world of BMW motoring but don’t let its entry level credentials fool you into thinking it’s a paired down build offering nothing other than its storied badge because it is quite literally the opposite. […]Read more "An engaging entry: Driving the BMW F40 116i Luxury"
There’s no denying it, the automotive landscape is undergoing a strong undercurrent of change that is at once hopeful, intriguing and exciting. Building on their years of research and development since the i3, the iX3’s launch in Singapore also heralds the arrival of BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive technology. With these rapidly evolving technological breakthroughs, we are finally […]Read more "Circuiting into the City: Driving the all-electric BMW G08 iX3"