2021 BMW 430i

The Famous Kidney Shaped Grill from BMW has an update.  But it is not the only big update coming to BMWs.  I think the new grill looks like an Angry Rabit, but find out what other big changes BMW has in store for owners. 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Test Drive 2021 BMW 745e 2021…

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2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Test Drive

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe is not really a couple, but it looks and acts like one.  2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Overview BMW can call it whatever it wants, but a true coupe has only two doors while a sedan comes with four. Under BMW’s new nomenclature, their four-door hatchback model cars are now…

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2020 BMW X5 M Competition SAV Test Drive

“2020 BMW X5 M Competition SAV” An Exercise in Glorious Excess OVERVIEW What happens when you take an outstanding SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle) and add the manufacturer’s legendary performance package and then factor in a competition version that goes a step further in terms of performance? The answer is simple – you get the BMW…

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BMW X5 M Competition

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Eagle, Idaho – When the 2020 model BMW X5 M Performance arrived in our driveway it looked like the typical white BMW X5 SAV (BMW calls their SUVs Sports Activity Vehicles) we see so often on the streets in our area. On closer examination the wheels, tires and brakes screamed…

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2020 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Sport Test Drive

      “2020 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe” When is a Sedan a Coupe? OVERVIEW The answer to the above question is, when it is a BMW that has four doors rather than two because BMW has changed their terminology in the description of vehicle varieties. Under the new nomenclature, their four-door hatchback model…

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2020 BMW X3 xDrive 30e Test Drive

“2020 BMW X3 XDrive 30e” A Luxurious Performance Oriented PHEV OVERVIEW The popularity of SUVs continues to grow at a rapid pace with the hotter segment of the market being compact Crossovers. The BMW X3 has enjoyed tremendous sales success in the past, but the Blue and White Rondelle clan obviously decided to capitalize on…

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2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe: First Look

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe At the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW revealed the Concept 4 — an advance look at an upcoming 4 Series Coupe — and the biggest industry talking point ended up being a large vertical rendition of BMW’s classic kidney grille. Today the German carmaker takes the wraps off the production…

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2021 BMW ALPINA XB7: First Look

2021 BMW ALPINA XB7 The BMW X7 resides at the top of the German car company’s SUV lineup, offering the most space within incredibly luxurious surroundings. Now the good folks at ALPINA — the Bavarian auto manufacturer that made a name for itself by reconfiguring high-performance BMW vehicles — have had their way with this…

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2020 BMW 740i xDrive Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Eagle, Idaho – It’s been our experience that every new BMW we drive automatically qualifies for Ultimate Driving Machine status. The ticket into this status for the 2020 BMW 740i xDrive is strong acceleration, precision cornering and excellent braking….

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2019 BMW M850i Convertible

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Eagle, Idaho – A recent BMW online newsletter we received suggested a road trip in a BMW, and by coincidence we were testing BMW’s first-ever M850i convertible. It was a perfect time for a short road trip. We would have preferred to try the newsletter’s suggested European delivery program, but…

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