2011 BMW X3 first drive reviews have now hit the web. Road and Track, Car and Driver, and Motor Trend have each weighed in on their initial impressions of the all new X3 (F25). We will be compiling all reviews as they are released, so make sure to check in for updates.
Tiff Needell and Jason Plato of Fifth Gear pits the E92 M3 Competition against the C63 AMG Performance Package. We won’t spoil the review for you, but they do declare a clear winner at review’s end.
German publications were also on hand for the 1M coupe first drive and the reviews have been no less positive and encouraging than the US reviews. See inside for the translated key points from the reviews.
Car Enthusiast weighs in with their initial drive impressions, and yet positive review, full of potential for the 1M Coupe.
Another Review , And again they love it… Heres what they say: When you see the BMW 1-series M Coupé in the metal, it’s hard not to be impressed. Even with the taped disguise of this pre-production prototype, it is clear that this is more than just a warmed-over version of BMW’s price-leading two-door.
It’s not beautiful. But the added visual muscle and ground-hugging stance of the new entry-level M-car raises expectations of the performance lurking within. It’s a shot of attitude before you’ve even climbed … CONTINUED
1M coupe first drive impressions continue to roll in. Edmunds was also part of the select group participating in the BMW 1M coupe prototype preliminary drives. Their initial impressions inside.
Select journalists were recently provided near production ready 1M coupes to test drive and review. Motortrend has now weighed in with their first drive impression, calling the 1M’s high level of control and cornering a level that seems impossible outside the virtual world of Sony’s Gran Turismo! Read on…
Although we previously reported on SportAuto’s M3 GTS Supertest on the Nurburgring and Hockenheim, they have now posted their full impressions online, including photos and video feature from the test. Link inside.
Autoblog provides their full length review of the 2011 BMW 550i.
Independent car reviewer The Getawayer spends a weekend with the F10 525d. While not an initial fan of the car based solely on styling, a weekend with the car convinces him that the F10 is superb. See his review here.
For the 25th anniversary of the M3, BMW invited the automotive press to test all 4 M3 generations back to back, on the track. Here is Car and Driver’s impression from flogging all 4 M3 generations.
While no press test drives for the new X3 have been available yet, David Thomas from Cars.com recently had an opportunity to poke around a preproduction 2011 X3 at the BMW Championship at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. He came away very impressed at its upgraded quality, design, and size from the first generation X3.
The 2011 BMW X3 makes its worldwide public debut at the Paris Motor Show at the end of this month.
Motortrend test drives the 2011 X5 xDrive35is with its new N55 motor, calling it an athletic, balanced, and finely tuned SUV, with a roomy passenger compartment and elegant interior to boot.
Car and Driver has posted their quick drive impressions for both the 2011 335i sedan and coupe, with some attention paid to how the new N55 engines compare to its predecessor N54 motor. See their quick impressions inside.
Automobile Magazine reviews the 2011 Z4 sDrive35is, calling it a blast to drive on any type of road. Overall, the reviewer was very impressed with the Z4, although he also pines for a smaller lightweight BMW roadster.
Businessweek undertakes a review of the 2011 535i and comes out thinking that it’s just plain better than ever. See how they come to such a conclusion inside.
Their summary: The March Toward Technological Perfection Continues.
Although edmunds have give snippets of reviews for the new F10 5-Series in the past, this is their first full review of the new 5-Series. Their test model was a beautiful example of a 535i with automatic transmission. Here are a few quotes from the review, but follow the link at the bottom to the actual article.
Road & Track’s November issue will contain a feature comparing the factory street version of 5 top performance cars against their GT versions from the ALMS racing series. One of the feature teases released so far is BMW Rahal Letterman Racing driver Tommy Milner, who relates the factory M3 to the experience in the M3 GT2 race car.
Looking forward to seeing the full feature. Here’s a taste for now.