BMW reviews

Car review:  2011 BMW M3 Coupe

Car review: 2011 BMW M3 Coupe

The highest praise I can give a sports car is to say it performs well both on a track and while driving slowly around town. Why? Because anybody can make a no-compromises car that's fast on the track but beats you to death on the streets. Likewise, anybody can make a comfy boulevard cruiser that wallows around the track. What's tricky is hitting that balance.

BMW 335 diesel delivers power, range without raising a stink

April 12, 2009

Test Drive: 2009 BMW 335d

Jim Mateja: BMW 335 diesel delivers power, range without raising a stink

When putting fuel-efficient vehicles on a shopping list, most wouldn't mark down any BMWs, which are better known for 0-to-60-m.p.h. performance than for sipping liquid energy.

BMW wagon's power, perks come at a price

March 15, 2009

Test Drive: 2009 BMW 535i xDrive wagon

Jim Mateja: BMW wagon's power, perks come at a price

Most automakers turned to SUVs and crossovers to carry a load of people and their possessions because most people want a machine far more stylish than a station wagon.

Strange BMW straight out of X-Files

June 1, 2008

Test Drive: BMW X6 35i review

Jim Mateja: Strange BMW straight out of X-Files

The BMW X6 looks like a military weapon, with a front end that appears ready to take a chomp out of anything that gets in its way.

April 13, 2008

Test Drive: BMW 1-Series review

Jim Mateja: Oh, baby, 1-Series is (sm)all BMW

A baby Bimmer.

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