Globe and Mail Review: M5

A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Driving BMW’s latest M5 sedan is like walking around with a rocket-propelled grenade launcher stuffed down the leg of your bespoke Armani suit.   It’s ever so tastefully stylish, and cleverly cut so that it barely hints at the firepower you’ve got tucked away, and it feels silky smooth when you’re in motion. But always in the back of your mind is the thought that if I point this thing and pull the trigger, all hell is going to break loose.   And it most assuredly will. With all the electronic “safeties” clicked off and the myriad perfo...

BMW DTM Racing

Canada’s Spengler the revelation of the 2012 racing year so far

It’s time for Canada to get behind Bruno Spengler.   Yes, he races in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Series, commonly known as DTM, which never touches North American shores and, apart from a few unreliabl...

Driven: 2013 BMW M5 takes on Laguna Seca


The last day of the Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance is by no means the end of the automotive spectacle on the Monterey Peninsula.   Shipped out to California just in time to miss the vintage festivities, b... Covers Our Track Day

Helping develop customer skills behind wheel

Not every dealership will go out of their way to invite their customers to a special day of fun and training at a race track. But that is exactly what BMW Grand River did recently.   Scott Quinn, the General Manag...

Globe and Mail Review: 528i xDrive

The little engine that can.

A few months ago, the talk in many BMW dealerships across Canada was that a 2.0-litre, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine would look and feel odd in a big BMW 5-Series sedan. Then the surprise.   BMW Canada dealer...

BMW Classic

Historic BMWs

BMW began making its mark on history almost 90 years ago. Aircraft engines were the first thing to be produced followed by motorcycles and then automobiles - vehicles that have been setting milestones in the area of motorspo...

BMW/MINI Grand River Grand Opening

April 26th, 2012 was a night to remember.

Hopefully you had the chance to attend the grand opening of BMW Grand River. The atmosphere was very lively. With one glance around the room, you could see laughter and smiles gracing people's faces. A lot of guests were han...