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"
Usually, it takes an entire article’s worth of reading before reviewers such as yours truly would give you a verdict on whichever car we were testing. But, I’m going to say it here first. The Mini Electric is so compelling to me that hand on heart if I had the finances to buy one (and […]Read more "Electric Company: Driving the new Mini Electric"
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"