2012 BMW M5

Review and Road Test

Here’s the thing about the newest M5–it’s always going to be measured against preceding iterations, and no matter what there is guaranteed to be criticism. When BMW mandated V8 power for the E39 generation (1998-2003), enthusiasts bemoaned the loss of the revvy inline six. When the V8 grew by two cylinders in the E60 (2005-2011), mourning was commonplace throughout the Bimmer community, everyone missing the fantastic V8. And now, the F10 moves back to a V8, but in a first for an M5, two turbochargers are nestled between the cylinder banks, coiled and hissing like a couple of...

BMW M On Differentiation

the Next M3, the Competition, and Building a Supercar

At the 2012 Paris auto show, we had the chance to sit down with both M product manager Christoph Smieskol and Matt Russell, who used to head the M brand in North America before taking over product and technology communicatio...

Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs BMW 328i!

Head 2 Head

Although many cars have tried, few have come even close to the capabilities exhibited by the BMW 3 Series. But the Caddilac ATS is a promising small sedan that could very well play spoiler to the most successful sports sedan...

"The best design innovations 2012"

BMW seizes double victory.

Munich. With their expressive and unmistakeable design, BMW’s latest new models convince not only juries of experts at renowned competitions, but also the general public. Latest example of this is BMW’s double ...

2012 BMW 328i Sport

A Jekyll and Hyde ride

BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke, or Bavarian Motor Works in English.   When I think of Bavaria, I think of snow-capped Alps and castles. Since driving to the Alps wasn’t an option, Milady Cherie and ...

Tour BMW's Art Car

collection with EVO

The last time we heard from EVO magazine's Henry Catchpole he was drifting a Caterham Supersports through the snow up the side of a French mountain.   There's more to the Scotsman than mad antics, it seems. After ...

The All New 2013 BMW 7 Series

Less Active, More Hybrid

Every car company has a flagship model, and BMW is no different. Since 1977, the model that has always been at the pinnacle of their technological prowess has been the 7 Series. Now for 2013, the 7 Series is going to be pack...