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"
Visiting the Dachau memorial isn’t fun. There is little happiness to be felt and it is a depressing place to be in, often uncomfortable and at times, even chilling. Its serene and almost surreal atmosphere decades after liberation presenting a macabre contrast to the immeasurable atrocities committed within its walls. A visit to Dachau is […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: A sombre morning in Dachau"
Yes, it’s here folks, the Rolls Royce Black Badge Ghost, for their most discerning of discerning customers. For whom money is but a mere inconvenience and the faintest hint of pompous showy bling is an affront to their very existence. Rolls Royce calls it a “celebration of Post Opulence in extremis and the purest expression […]Read more "The Rolls Royce Black Badge Ghost lands in Singapore with more post opulence than anything our filthy minds can dream of"
With my automotive escapades done and dusted with quite a bit of the day remaining, I headed back into town to play tourist for the rest of the afternoon. One of the lovely things about visiting Munich is just the sheer number of attractions scattered across the city mere steps away from each other, making […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: Touristing for a day, visiting the Residenz and attempting another schnitzel"
Having covered both the BMW Welt and museum with plenty of time left for the day, I figured a quick pop into the gift shops wouldn’t hurt since I wasn’t in any rush to go anywhere. Whilst the museum also has its own little gift shop, it is as I mentioned, on the small side […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: A quick peek into BMW Group Classic"
With quite a number of exhibits within the vast halls of the BMW Museum, it’s not easy picking a favourite, or even a few favourites. For me, this showcase of retired racing legends is one of them. The cars in this hall might be the same as my initial visit four years ago, yet they […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: Visiting the BMW Museum Part 2"
For most people, I’m pretty sure a visit to Munich wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Hofbräuhaus beer hall. Personally,I reckon your holiday to the Bavarian capital wouldn’t be fulfilled until you paid a visit to the BMW Welt. And that visit to the Welt? Well, that’s of course not going to be […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: Visiting the BMW Museum Part 1"
I think I’ve got it! No, not a brand spanking newly rebuilt 2JZ-GTE. No. not a brand spanking newly rebuilt 1JZ-GTE either. No no, what I think I’ve finally figured out is, the name for Project Mark II! If you’re of the observant sort, you’d probably already have spotted it in the main title. Yup, […]Read more "Project Mark II: “Slow Rider”"
Considering it takes over 13 hours to reach Munich by plane from Singapore, it always makes plenty of sense to add in a couple (or more) of days of self-exploration whenever there’s an opportunity to travel to Germany. It is a lovely country with beautiful scenery, great (though with disproportionately large amounts of) food, lovely […]Read more "An Auto-Otaku in Munich 2021: Visiting the BMW Welt"
“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"