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I have officially lost all faith in BMW.

Earlier today, I was messing around on BMW’s configurator, when I discovered something. BMW no longer offers a manual transmission on the 228i (aka “The Best Enthusiast Bimmer You Can Buy” per FP), 328i, and 428i. Yes, that’s right, you can no longer get manual transmission with a 240 hp turbo 4 from the makers of the… » 8/28/15 6:03pm Friday 6:03pm

The Most Important Car Company You Know Nothing About - The Incredible Story Of Glas And The Goggomobil

As some of you know, microcars are my jam. I wish I could have one of each. And it all started for me when I first saw a Goggomobil in person. It blew me away. The name, first of all, is just wonderful. Goggomobil. It’s fun to say and is perfect for something that looks like that. Speaking of which, come on. It’s just… » 8/20/15 1:05pm 8/20/15 1:05pm

How My BMW 135i Chose Me

The BMW E82 1-series was a polarizing car during it’s 5 year run in the United States. The styling was derisive, some commenting that it’s bulldog looks lacked proportion and was ugly. Others loved it’s short wheelbase punchiness, and general ethos of being a personal-sized BMW coupe with simple design. I definitely… » 8/20/15 11:19am 8/20/15 11:19am

BMW has not lost their way 

They still make the ultimate driving machine. The BMW X5 M hits 60 in 3.8 seconds and runs the quarter mile in only 12.3 seconds. But speed isn’t everything, this is oppo after all. The REAL noteworthy thing is the .96g skidpad number, literally putting it into a class of sports cars. Am I the only one impressed by… » 8/18/15 2:24pm 8/18/15 2:24pm

Even WI(L)DER: BMW 135i Track Wheel Fitment Test, Round 2

Previously, with some dumb luck, and a bit of (okay, entirely too much time wasted doing) research, I was able to select a track wheel and tire setup for the 135i. It was good. Lap times dropped, and I began to throw down times at autocross that could be considered vaguely competitive, much in the same way that former » 8/17/15 10:45am 8/17/15 10:45am