Road Tests

Lighter and brighter 1

Lighter and brighter

Led by the astonishingly effective Laser Lights, BMW’s latest cavalcade of technologies illuminates the future of automobile construction and propulsion.

The new face of fun 1

The new face of fun

The new M235i is the first M Performance model to reach the U.S., but don’t let the M badge fool you. This is an “is” in the grand tradition of sporty yet usable BMWs, and it’s great fun to drive.

Driving, redefined 1

Driving, redefined

Our first drive in the all-electric i3 reveals a new kind of Ultimate Driving Machine, one that’s as well suited to big-city driving as an M3 is to a deserted backroad. Oh, and it’s not exactly slow ’round the Nürburgring, either!

Practical Considerations 1

Practical Considerations

For the first time in more than 30 years, a 320i returns to the BMW model lineup. Like the original, it targets first-time buyers by combining an aggressive price with traditional 3 Series virtues.

Agility Champion 1

Agility Champion

More than just a two-door 3 Series, the new 4 Series Coupe offers improved driving dynamics to go with its upscale accoutrements.

Special Cars, Special Places 1

Special Cars, Special Places

Previewing the upcoming 8-Fest with a drive through the deserted backroads of the Redwood Country, we ponder the incredible loyalty drivers feel toward BMW’s top-shelf coupes and convertibles. Our vehicles of choice? An M6 Convertible and Steve Cohen’s

M3 CRT: Forward to the F30! 0

M3 CRT: Forward to the F30!

For a glimpse at the future of M, we drive the M3 CRT, the special edition that closed out the run of E90 M3 sedans with an innovative use of carbon fiber, more power and a rebalanced chassis that foretells what the F30 M3 might feel like.

The “is” mystique 0

The “is” mystique

During the E30 generation, BMW offered a pair of “is” models with sport-tuned suspension, seats, aerodynamics and wheels, all mated to your choice of a four- or six-cylinder engine. Which “is” is more fun to drive: the lightweight 318is or the more powerf

Style & Substance 0

Style & Substance

More than just a longer 6 Series with four doors, the 6 Series Gran Coupe is a gorgeously crafted car that could easily displace both the 5 and 7 Series for most buyers. It’s a niche-filler that actually makes sense.

The pro perspective 0

The pro perspective

How good is the 1 M Coupe, really? To find out, we take one to Monticello Motor Club and put pro driver Nick Longhi behind the wheel.

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