Used Car Review: The 2010 BMW Z4, an Extinct Metal Roof Convertible Experience
BMW Unleashes New 5 Series
Score one for the vanishingly few people who still prefer a sedan over an SUV (read: just about everyone working here). BMW has introduced a new 5 Series sedan, one which will be available either as a gasser or an EV when it goes on sale later this year.
BMW's Concept Touring Coupe Rumored for Limited Run
BMW introduced the Concept Touring Coupe at the 2023 Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza in Italy. Clearly intended to be a throwback to the convertible M Coupes of the past, the design has metamorphosed the current-generation Z into a shooting brake.
Junkyard Find: 1986 BMW 325es
When I first became a wise and fair judge for the 24 Hours of Lemons race series, back in 2008, I got a lot of static from Internet Car Experts who noted the large quantity of BMW E30s in every race and proclaimed that any E30 in any condition was worth at least ten times more than the Lemons $500 limit on car cost. Because I spent a great deal of time in self-service junkyards and saw that—at least in California—such places were overflowing with unwanted E30s, I knew they were wrong. 15 years later, though, E30s have become fairly rare in junkyards, so this fairly complete 325es in a Colorado yard caught my eye a few weeks back.
90,000 Owners Told Not to Drive Their Older BMWs Due to Takata Airbag Risks
Though it’s been several years since the first problems were reported, we’re still feeling the effects of the massive Takata airbag recall. B MW recently issued a “do not drive” warning to owners of its older vehicles over concerns about their airbags, adding to the list of automakers still recalling vehicles.
BMW Reaches Into Letter Bag, Hauls Out I7 M70 XDrive
Remember that old Price is Right game in which the contestant would blindly reach into a bag and haul out numbers (or strikes) in an effort to guess the price of a car? It increasingly seems like that’s the tack for BMW’s naming system, particularly with some of their newer models – such as the just-announced i7 M70 xDrive.
Used Car of the Day: 2003 BMW 325ci
Today's used car of the day is a 2003 BMW 325ci coupe.
Used Car of the Day: 2004 BMW 325 XiT
It's wagon time yet again. This time it's a 3-Series wagon of 2004 vintage.
This 2004 BMW 325 XiT wagon has an automatic transmission and is a daily driver, so the mileage is over 191,000 and rising.
Kia's EV9 is Being Attacked By BMW I4 Owners
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
BMW i4 forum members are calling the Kia EV9 ugly.
Takes a large grille to know one, huh?
BMW Says Hydrogen Power Still an Option, Bullish on EVs
While BMW anticipates that half of its total sales will stem from electric vehicles by 2030, it recently announced that hydrogen power is still on the table. In fact, the German brand has suggested that it may even bring one to market in a few years.
Used Car of the Day: 2003 BMW M3 Convertible
It's spring, the weather is getting nicer, so I figured why not feature a convertible today?
This one is a 2003 BMW M3, and it's a stick.
Used Car of the Day: 2015 BMW M4 Coupe
Today's used car of the day is a six-speed manual BMW that comes at a dear price.
Used Car of the Day: 1991 BMW M5
Today's used car of the day is one of just 508 ever built. Yet it's priced by the seller at a reasonable $45,000.
Where Your Author Makes a Quick Purchase (and a Medium Length Trip)
Picture it. Last Tuesday, late afternoon. Checking the used convertible listings like I’d been doing for some time, it seemed the right car would never materialize. But on that particular afternoon, I happened to check Facebook Marketplace, a terrible place to search listings which I generally avoided. The default 249-mile search radius showed me a particular convertible I hadn’t seen listed before. Turned out it was the one.
QOTD: Did Consumer Reports Get It Right?
Venerable consumer-oriented publication Consumer Reports has its 2023 Brand Scorecard out. BMW topped it.