2022 BMW M440i Gran Coupe Review: Grand touring snow bunny

No automotive design choice in recent memory has been more controversial than that of BMW’s enlarging kidney grille. From what was once understated and attractive to today’s swollen, nose-consuming nostrils, the styling has been discussed endlessly which, if nothing else, was good for marketing and press. I’m one of those who cowered in fear at […]

Review: 2021 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe

Twenty years ago this month I bought my first BMW. It was a brand new black 330i. It had the requisite manual transmission and a sport package. That vehicle included options such as sunroof, xenon headlights, and the cold weather package. I loved every second of driving that car – it was perfect. That 330i […]

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer: The Amalfi Coast Honeymoon Review

The honeymoon is supposed to be the best trip of your life: relaxing, rewarding, indulgent. Six months after our wedding my wife and I ventured out to Italy’s Amalfi Coast and had an experience that was all of the above and more. It was my wife’s first time in this specific region and my first […]

Comparison: Toyota Supra vs. BMW M2

The new 2020 Toyota Supra is here, and while it won my Supra vs. Z4 comparison, I have remained a bit conflicted about it overall. What exactly does a $50,000 Toyota sports car compete with these days? Before I ever drove it, I wrote about this quandary on another site. Basically, It’s too expensive to compare […]

2020 BMW X7: A New Kind Of Flagship

Preamble Full sized executive sedans from Germany always had a bit of an aura to them.  Their heyday was the mid to late ’70s into the early twenty-oughts. The Mercedes S Class was identified as an “old money” car.  The BMW 7 Series, was always interesting. It didn’t always fall into the classic “executive” stereotype.  […]

2020 Toyota Supra vs. 2020 BMW Z4 M40i

BMW Z4 vs. Toyota Supra

It’s unlikely that the average Hooniverse reader is unaware that there is a new Toyota Supra and a new BMW Z4 for 2020. Nor is it a stretch to say that you all likely know that the cars are built from the same G29 BMW platform. However, most people have probably not had the chance […]

2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i: But Is It $92,405 Good

It has been a few years since I’ve driven a BMW. It’s been closer to twenty years since I last drove a BMW X5. Over those last twenty years, BMW has moved something close to three-quarters of a million X5’s in the U.S. and 2.75 million worldwide. While it may not have created the midsize […]

Quick Spin: 2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i

In 2016 I drove the then new BMW X1. I liked it perhaps more than I should have. It wasn’t even until I opened the hood that I realized that this was the first Bimmer that I’ve driven with a transversely mounted engine. Earlier this year I drove the MINI Cooper Countryman, a base version […]

Review: 2017 BMW M550i and 530i

A car review is supposed to be about the car being reviewed. But I am going to get personal now. I have owned three 5-series BMWs of three different generations. I have driven many 5s on various roads and tracks. My favorite overall is the E34 series, followed by E39, and a favorite for performance […]

Review: 2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i

There was a time in my life when I considered myself a Bimmer guy, a Propeller-head, as some of them are called. I owned seven BMWs in total, new and used, from a base E36 318iS, to a wagon, to an M5, all in succession. Nowadays I still get excited whenever I get to drive […]