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 X3 xDrive 30i Test Drive

“BMW X3 xDrive 30i” Completely Redesuigned for 2018 The popularity of SUVs is growing 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 this growth spurt by…

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2018 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance Sedan Test Drive

“2018 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance Sedan” Plug-in Hybrid Drive System developed from BMW I Models Thanks to both domestic and global vehicular governmental mandates, the auto industry’s focus seems to be shifting from performance excess to more efficient, sustainable transportation. A prime example is the 2018 BMW 740E xDrive iPerformance Plug-in Hybrid sedan. It is…

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2016 BMW 640i Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The BMW 640i is a giant in the petite world of upscale luxury coupes. It’s a mixture of fine art, elegance, comfort and as always with BMWs, it’s “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” Now in a third generation the 2016 BMW 640i Coupe is going into the fifth model year since…

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2016 BMW 340i Sedan Test DRive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer No automotive company lives up to its advertising tag line better than BMW’s “Ultimate Driving Machine.” We don’t always agree with the way BMW engineers design some controls, but that’s more a matter of personal taste than right or wrong, or good or bad. However, there’s no debate that the…

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2016 BMW 750i xDrive Test Drive

“2016 BMW 7-Series Sedans” 6th Generation 7-Series bows with groundbreaking Teutonic technology New York, NY – The BMW 7-Series was first introduced to the U.S. marketplace in 1977 and now enters its sixth generation as the German company’s flagship sedan, serving up several groundbreaking technological features to come ultimately in five available model variations. The…

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2015 BMW 228i Convertible Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We felt like Goldilocks of Three Bears fame, when we first encountered the 2015 BMW 2 Series cars. While many cars are too small or too large for our taste, the 2 Series was just the right size for our lifestyle. And for Barbara who covets most things “convertible” the…

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2015 BMW 228i Convertible Test Drive

“BMW 228i Convertible (Cabrio)” A delightful new 2-Series Bimmer droptop When BMW introduced the 2014 2-Series Coupe, it heralded a new dimension evolved from the iconic 2002 that bowed more than four decades ago. The original BMW 2002 gave birth to the concept of a sub-compact two-door that served up plenty of power for its…

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2015 BMW X4 28i xDrive Test Drive

“2015 BMW X4 xDrive28i” Entering a new dimension for premium mid-sized SAVs There are SUVs, SAVs and SACs. Within the BMW ranks, the acronym SAV (for Sports Activity Vehicles) is applied as a reference to their SUV-type vehicles. In the Summer of 2008, the German vehicle manufacturer officially added the SAC acronym for Sports Activity…

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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon Test Drive

“2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon” Combining Wagon flexibility with Sport Sedan Dynamics   Several years ago, the demise of the station wagon was predicted by the majority of the automotive press as being too stodgy and family oriented to be an enjoyable form of transportation – at least here in North America. The wagon…

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