2019 BMW X7 xDrive 50i Test Drive

“2019 BMW X7 xDrive 50i SAV” BMW Launches Two models of Stellar First Ever X7 BMW has just entered the full size SUV arena with two stunning models of their first ever X7 SUV (except their term is SAV for Sports Activity Vehicle). And for the first time it will be possible to pre-order a…

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2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe Test Drive

“2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe” ‘Awesome’ Takes on New Meaning with this GT Screamer Following a 20-year hiatus, the iconic BMW 8-Series returns, launching initially with the all-new 2019 BMW M850i xDrive 2+2 Coupe – a quintessential GT. It signifies a new chapter in the luxury sports coupe’s history of incredible performance, breathtaking design and…

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BMW X2 xDrive 28i Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer An All-New Model Last year BMW added the all-new X2 to their extensive lineup of what they call their Sport Activity Vehicles (SAV). The X2 obviously fills the gap between the X1 and X3 completing a roster that extends consecutively from X1 through X7. We?re not quite sure why there?s…

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2019 BMW X4 xDrive 30i Test Drive

?2018 BMW X4 xDrive 30i SAV? Second Gen X4 ups the Sportiness Ante OVERVIEW The second generation BMW X4 launches for the 2019 model year with two available models ? the BMW X4 M40i and the BMW X4 xDrive 30i. Both models serve up an eye-catching and sportier persona. The sportier drive characteristics come thanks…

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2018 BMW X6 M Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer One our favorite pastimes is taking road trips. When we needed to make a recent trip from our home, just east of Portland, Ore., to Boise, Idaho, and the 2018 BMW X6 M happen to be available, it was like a match made in South Carolina. (We say that, because…

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20218 BMW M5 High Performance Sedan Test Drive

?BMW M5 High Performance Sedan? ?M? is for Muscle ? M5 quickest ever Not only is the 2018 BMW M5 High Performance Sedan the quickest M vehicle to date, it is also the most technologically advanced high performance sedan, making it perhaps the quintessential high performance sedan in today?s marketplace. Its 0-60 mph time is…

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2018 BMW i3s with Range Extender Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Across the lineup BMW gets kudos for building some good-looking cars but one is a visual standout not because of its good looks, but because it?s — weird looking. However, it may be a perfect example of the old saying ?beauty being in the eye of the beholder.? For someone…

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2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution – Part 4

LUXURY GREEN VEHICLES By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve in…

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2018 BMW i3 S w/ Range Extender Test Drive

?BMW i3 S with Range Extender Motor? A Completely Sustainable Electric Vehicle (or not) The BMW i3 bowed as an all-new, all-electric vehicle in 2014. It was the first product of the new BMW I sub-brand, that happened to be a truly purpose built electric car, representing a new era for electro mobility at BMW…

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