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BMW 420i Coupé First Drive Review

In BMW, Car Reviews by Kieran Bicknell

The long-awaited new BMW 4 series Coupé has been the subject of much discussion, especially over the dramatically-revised front end design. The 4 series has long been a staple of the BMW line up. Blending dynamic handling and dashing looks with practicality and class, it is back once again for 2020. Let’s address the elephant in the room first – …

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The All-New BMW 4-series Coupé launches

In BMW, Car Reviews, First Drives by Tom Scanlan

How do you make a fine car even better? No great surprise there. It’s a case of a little bit meaner to look at, a little bit lower on the road, some techno enhancements, a bit of this and a bit of that. In the end, the sum total is another highly appealing range of sporting two-door driver’s cars. Prices …

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On the road in the BMW X4 20d M Sport

In BMW, Car Reviews by Tom Scanlan

He reckons he is just about at home now with how to use the impressive communications technology available. He reckons the phone system is particularly good. In our test BMW X4 (BMW calls it a Sports Activity Coupe), I admit to not trying this out because I simply don’t like talking on a phone when I am driving. That said, …

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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 …