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  • BMW 730Ld SE (2008) review

    Price:  £54,550

    13 March 2008 by Glen Waddington

    Big sports saloon or limo? Actually, the long-wheelbase BMW 7-series aims towards the genuine limo class. And it's huge. Huge enough to make you wonder if a 3.0-litre turbodiesel could ever be enough...

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  • BMW 125i Convertible (2008) review

    Price:  £26,195

    29 January 2008 by Richard Aucock

    BMW teased us with the 1-series concept back in 2002. Remember the CS1, a stubby two-door drop-top, with flame surfacing fanning the flames of controversy? The BMW firewall, roasted by a million...

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  • BMW 330d M-Sport (2007) review

    Price:  £33,095

    06 November 2007 by Steve Prentice

    Admit it, it’s an oil-burner in a sports jacket … why fool yourself? Who said diesels can’t be nippy? You’ve not noticed a diesel’s won Le Mans? This 330d is an unashamedly rapid thing. With 231bhp...

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  • BMW 635d (2007) review

    Price:  £53,910

    30 October 2007 by Richard Aucock

    A 635d? Hmm, potentially an interesting combo… Indeed. Mating the excellent twin-turbo 3.0-litre diesel to BMW’s mildly-facelifted 6-Series Coupe and Cabriolet, creating (they say) the world’s first...

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    BMW 123d Coupe M Sport (2008) review

    Price:  £26,290

    29 October 2007 by Richard Aucock

    We quite liked the BMW 135i, but the bulk of the 1-series Coupe sales will be diesel. How times change. The 120d boasts 177bhp (to think we thought a 1990s 325i, with 170bhp, was fast) but it’s...

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  • BMW's Efficient Dynamics (2007) review

    26 October 2007 by Richard Aucock

    I’m seeing a lot of talk about EfficientDynamics from BMW… You are, because while we’ve read all about the technology – intelligent alternator control, glass mat battery, low-rolling-resistance...

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  • BMW 135i Coupe (2007) review

    Price:  £29,745

    21 October 2007 by Ben Whitworth

    So, is this the ‘One’ that everyone has been waiting for? Very good. The thought of a small, highly focused BMW, with the full M Sport works, powered by one of the finest engines on sale has certainly...

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  • BMW M5 Touring (2007) review

    Price:  £67,725

    08 August 2007 by Ged Maxwell

    An M5 with a massive boot - sounds win-win to me. It is, almost. The anomalous M5 Touring is M-division chalk to the M6 convertible's cheese. Both have the same 500bhp V10, yet that the M5 looks...

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  • BMW M3 (2007) review

    Price:  £50,625

    12 July 2007 by Ben Barry

    You’ve driven the new BMW M3 then? Oh yes. The E92 model is the fourth generation of the M3, a car that first arrived in 1986. Back then it had a four-cylinder engine with around 200bhp. The new car...

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  • BMW M3 coupe (2007) vs Audi RS4 (2007) cabrio review

    07 July 2007 by Chris Chilton

    M3 meets its nemesis So you’ve already devoured CAR’s first drive verdict on the new BMW M3 and its V8 engine and watched the video of us punishing it at the Ascari race resort, but how does it stack...

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  • BMW M3 - E30, E36 and E46 driven review

    06 July 2007 by Chris Chilton

    The ultimate BMW M3 test: E30 Sport Evo v E36 Evo v E46 CSL M3. No confusion, just instant comprehension. The badge, the name, is universally understood. One letter and one number that combined are as...

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  • BMW 530i (2007) review

    Price:  £34,610

    02 March 2007 by Chris Chilton

    Er, help me out, I’ve been staring at the picture, pen poised, for 20 minutes and I haven’t ringed a single difference See that big air intake under the bumper? See how the ends point upwards instead...

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  • BMW 120i (2007) review

    Price:  £18,995

    28 February 2007 by Chris Chilton

    It’s a 1-series with two fewer doors Well spotted. Two years after we first got our hands on the original five-door 1-series, BMW has given us the sportier (if only psychologically) three-door.

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  • BMW 335i (2007) Convertible review

    Price:  £38,350

    24 January 2007 by Chris Chilton

    That can’t be a coupe-cabrio! Where’s the huge backside, the stupid wedgy profile and enormously overlong windscreen? It certainly is a CC - BMW’s first ever in fact – although you’re right, it...

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  • BMW Hydrogen 7 (2006) review

    16 November 2006 by Ben Oliver

    That’s not a green car. It’s a dirty great limo… Yes, it’s a long-wheelbase BMW 7-series with a 6-litre V12 engine. But it runs on liquid hydrogen as well as petrol, emitting virtually no CO2 when...

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  • BMW 325d (2006) review

    Price:  £27,885

    15 November 2006 by Chris Chilton

    Does the world need another 3-series variant? There must be millions of them by now. And what’s so special about this one? This is the 325d and it’s designed to plug the gap between the popular...

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  • BMW X5 3.0d (2006) review

    Price:  £40,450

    13 November 2006 by Richard Aucock

    Just what the world needs, another huge off-roader. That’s it, jump on the SUV-hate bandwagon. But before you do you might want to know that X5 II is safer, more efficient and even better to drive.

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  • BMW 335d Coupe (2006) review

    Price:  £33,610

    19 October 2006 by Ben Oliver

    286bhp, 427lb ft and 1570kgs – quite fast, presumably? Oh yes. BMW points out that the new 335d is the most powerful diesel engine it has sold in the UK and the most powerful six-pot diesel in the...

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  • BMW M6 Convertible (2006) review

    Price:  £88,225

    25 September 2006 by Ben Barry

    What's this, an even more expensive BMW M6? It certainly is. At £86,400 the convertible costs nearly £5k more than the regular M6 coupe. Yes, it’s a premium price, but BMW has done the sums and knows...

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  • BMW X3 3.0sd (2006) review

    Price:  £37,150

    11 September 2006 by Angus Fitton

    I'm stumped - what's new? You're not the only one - apparently this is the revised BMW X3. Although if you can spot all the differences between the pre- and post-facelift cars you really should get...

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