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My all-time favourite week in 25 years of writing about cars

In BMW, Car Reviews, Featured Articles, Ford, Honda, Kia by Neil Lyndon

A week that includes the Kia Stinger, BMW’s i8 Roadster and the BMW M5 Competition, Honda’s Civic Type R and not one but three Honda NSXs might be offered as a top prize in a charity auction for which enthusiasts would bid thousands. Even to me, jaded and cynical as I may be, this felt like a working week that was utterly remote from the ordinary. In fact, it may have been my all-time favourite week in 25 years of writing about cars. Neil Lyndon remembers the week that was… READ MORE

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BMW 435d xDrive M Sport Gran Coupe Reviewed

In BMW, Car Reviews by Tom Scanlan

Smooth; muscular; powerful; shiny, even. In a word: beefcake – that’s BMW’s 435d xDrive Gran Coupe. But if you want super-smooth, then it has to be the 440i at around £2000 cheaper, depending on options attached. The 3.0 diesel develops 313 PS, while the petrol 3.0 has 326 PS
However, I have always loved big diesel engines, so, poking a metaphorical stick in the government’s eye, I chose to set off in the diesel…READ MORE

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Experience BMW “M Power”

In BMW, Car Reviews by Tim Barnes-Clay

With a preliminary turnout of just 15 people, aged from 45 down to just 22 years-old, BMW Driver Training programmes have ballooned massively in popularity since the year of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee 40 years ago. Now, thousands of motorists each year get professional tuition in on-track, on-road and off-road driving. The age now starts from 11-years-old for the young […]

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Gob-smackingly exhilarating the BMW 740 Ld M Sport Reviewed

In BMW, Car Reviews by Neil Lyndon

It was lucky that the BMW 740 Ld M Sport comes with the xDrive all-wheel drive system. On the day it was delivered to our house in Scotland, the heaviest snows for seven winters were falling. Without four-wheel drive, a car 5.238m long, weighing 1900kg and standing on 20” wheels and ultra low-profile tyres that are a foot wide wasn’t going to turn any one of the five spokes on its breathtakingly expensive wheels….READ MORE

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BMW 2 Series Convertible Review

In BMW, Car Reviews by Tom Scanlan

2,4,6,8 – BMW Convertibles and Coupés. BMW took to using even numbers for drop-top versions of their various odd-numbered saloons. Here, then, is the car that has taken over from the 1-series Convertible…