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BMW to offer rear-wheel drive X3 SUV

Rated 2 out of 52

Ollie Kew, 19 August 2012 23:00

Most BMW X3s spend a negligible amount of time off road - apart from crunching across Middle England's gravel driveways - so BMW has seen fit to release a version that ditches the all-paw capacity and reverts to classic rear-wheel drive. While it's still going to be some way from a classic rear-drive Ultimate Driving Machine, the X3 sDrive18d is ...

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BMW to offer rear-wheel drive X3 SUV

Rated 2 out of 52

Ollie Kew, 19 August 2012 23:00

Most BMW X3s spend a negligible amount of time off road - apart from crunching across Middle England's gravel driveways - so BMW has seen fit to release a version that ditches the all-paw capacity and reverts to classic rear-wheel drive. While it's still going to be some way from a classic rear-drive Ultimate Driving Machine, the X3 sDrive18d is ...

BMW Zagato Roadster (2012) first official pictures

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ollie Kew, 17 August 2012 19:00

Hot on the heels of the BMW Zagato Coupe concept seen in May 2012, Zagato has done the honourable thing as it's summer time, and stripped the car of its double-bubble roof. Welcome, the BMW Zagato Roadster. It's essentially identical to its controversial coupe sister, but with added Vitamin D potential. The BMW Zagato Roadster The Roadster gets all the same ...

Europe’s most congested cities revealed

Rated 3 out of 53

Sophie Williamson-Stothert, 12 July 2012 14:55

Drivers in Yorkshire face a delay of 36 minutes for every hour they drive in peak periods, according to a new study by sat-nav firm TomTom. It's enough to make Leeds-Bradford the seventh most traffic clogged city in Europe. The most congested cities in Britain While Leeds-Bradford was labelled the most congested city in Britain, the report also identified London ...

BMW Art Car collection on show in the UK

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

Sophie Williamson-Stothert, 10 July 2012 12:02

An exhibition of the famous BMW Art Car collection is coming to the UK for the very first time – just in time for the Olympics. The Art Drive! exhibition is taking over the London Great Eastern Street car park from 21 July 2012, bringing a chance to see the BMW cars transformed by some of the world’s leading contemporary ...

BMW 3-series (2012) goes all-wheel drive

Rated 3 out of 53

Ollie Kew, 22 June 2012 09:35

BMW's latest 3-series model is gaining all-wheel drive in an effort to win over buyers otherwise seduced by Audi's Quattro drive. The option is part of a wider extension of the BMW 3-series range, which will include a hybrid, and the ever-popular M Sport trim design. Is rear-wheel drive dead at BMW? Don't worry, it isn't - yet - but it's ...

BMW i Pedelec (2012): all about BMW's electric bike

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Tim Pollard, 15 June 2012 09:51

BMW will launch around 200 i Pedelec electric scooters in London this summer as part of its fleet for the 2012 Olympic games. We've had a good chance to pore all over a prototype i Pedelec and can see what all the fuss is about. BMW is the sole provider of vehicles to London 2012 and will test a couple ...

BMW unveils i3 edition (2012), explains i strategy

Rated 4 out of 54

Tim Pollard, 13 June 2012 13:24

BMW today revealed a new i3 concept car edition at the formal launch of the first bespoke BMW i dealership in London's Park Lane. The facility was also fitted with the BMW i Pedelec electric scooter, a new complementary bike with a 33-mile range. The i3 is identical to the concept car unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show apart from some ...

BMW M Performance Editions (2012) official pics, pricing

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ollie Kew, 01 June 2012 11:17

BMW has announced prices for its M Performance limited-run editions of the M3 coupe and M5 supersaloon. Brace yourself: both command around a £20,000 premium over the standard versions. The M3 comes in at £74,080, and the M5 is £95,140. How is BMW justifying an extra £20k for an M3? Two words: equipment, and rarity. As with the M5, just ...

BMW Zagato Coupe (2012): first official pictures

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ollie Kew, 29 May 2012 10:07

This is Zagato's take on a modern Bavarian sports car: the BMW Zagato Coupe, based on the Z4. Handcrafted as a one-off by the famous Milanese coachbuilders, it takes pride of place at the Villa d'Este Concours in Italy. What makes the BMW Zagato Coupe so special? No standard BMW surface has been left untouched by the hand of Zagato ...

BMW 7-series facelift (2012) first pictures

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 28 May 2012 10:21

BMW has given the 7-series the mildest of mid-life facelifts for 2012 – with a series of cosmetic tidy-ups, fettled engines, extra kit and the UK's first hybrid 7-series. The ActiveHybrid7 isn't the most expensive 7-series (that's the 760Li at £101,805), but at £66,040 the petrol-electric saloon is some £8k pricier than the biggest-selling 730d. As the diesel is also ...

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