Representing the most exciting variants of the Mini family, the John Cooper Works badge used to be the sole reserve of the hottest 3-door hatchbacks from the marque. With the latest stable of Minis, however, that badge is now available on all future variants. While this might sound like a recipe for watering down the […]Read more "The answer is MINI: Driving the Mini F56 John Cooper Works"
Because modding is fun! And also because this flag was one of the little design details that i think really gave the car an extra bit of character. Which was why it was such a shame that these were only available for the first 5,000 cars built, including the press and demo cars. Which meant […]Read more "F l a g g a !"
I’ve driven quite a number of BMWs over the years, at least count, I think I’ve had the pleasure of sampling over 80 of Bavaria’s ultimate driving machines. But, embarrassingly enough, I’ve never driven a Mini before, and never really quite understood the appeal of anything other than their range-topping “S” or “JCW” models. Until […]Read more "One for all: Driving the MINI One 5-door"
Being a one-man driven hobby, it’s not often (or ever) that I’ve had the chance to do a back to back comparison, but with the keys to the BMW X2 in my hands, this just had to be done. Having just driven the BMW X2 and enjoyed its engaging drive characteristics. It’s not exactly what […]Read more "Opposites Attract: BMW X2 & Volvo XC40"
In their ongoing pursuit to fill each and every automotive niche in the luxury car market, BMW has recently released their first ever X2. Based on the BMW X1’s platform, the X2 is to X1 what the X4 is to the X3 and what the X6 is to the X5. A sportier, more dynamic, (slightly […]Read more "Dare to be different: Driving the BMW F39 X2 sDrive20i"
In today’s day and age, having a fancy tagline proclaiming your product’s exceptional qualities is just not quite enough. Which is why when it comes to cars, automobile manufacturers spare no expense cashing out cheques their marketing departments are writing. From the tracks to the streets, competition between manufacturers is fierce, but for most of […]Read more "Through Their Paces: BMW Singapore’s Performance Fest"
Oh Tokyo. How you keep fascinating me with your myriad of cars running around your city streets. Every time i go, i see something new, something exciting and something totally unexpected. This time was no different. When you are in a place where many have proclaimed has one of the most amazing car cultures in […]Read more "TOKYO AUTO-OTAKU 2018: DAIKANYAMA MORNING CRUISE PART 2: Tokyo Tokyo"