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.
The N54 vs. N55 motor comparisons continue, with Automobile Magazine dyno testing the two motors back to back. So what’s the verdict? Well, it’s not quite as simple as declaring a winner. Each motor is better in its own respect and are overall very equally matched. See inside for details.
Caradvice.com recently had the opportunity to test and review the BMW X5 M and they came away nearly giving the SUV full marks across the board. They even compared its handling back-to-back with a 370z, which it easily outhandled. Click on through for their glowing review.
Ever wonder how the BMW’s Navigation System compares to other systems? Cars.com undertook a comparison of the BMW Navigation against the Nissan G37 and Acura TSX. Which NAV took top honors? Check out the results inside.
C&D drives the 2011 335i with N55 motor, focusing specifically on comparing the N55 to the N54 engine (of the earlier 335i model years). 0-60 times were equal, N55 was 1/10 sec. slower in quarter mile and N55 was 1 sec. faster to 140mph.
CAR Magazine takes its first drive of the E92 M3 Competition Package and comes away with a glowing reaction, calling it one of the best cars on sale today. No surprises there!
Winding Road Magazine undertakes the latest review of the 3-series ranging topping 335is and asks whether it might be the best all-around 3 there is (M3 included).