A dark-blue 2020 BMW X7 full-size crossover SUV parked on a narrow road passing through grassy hills
Crossover & Midsize

This BMW X7’s Engine Is Too Weak to Haul 7 People

A lack of room often plagues seven-passenger SUVs. Just because a brand says that a vehicle can fit that many people doesn’t mean it’s spacious. The full-size BMW X7 has some issues in the roomy department, but there’s another problem. MotorTrend questions whether a certain 2020 X7 model can do what it says. It’s an …

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure in dark green and silver
2 Wheels

20,963 BMW R 1200 GS and Others Are Being Recalled Due to Leaking Fuel

Dual-sport bikes are some of the most capable vehicles on the market, period. By definition, they are tough, go-anywhere machines that have become the apple of many riders’ eyes these days. The segment is getting more and more popular, from small and simple dual-sports to the massive and tech-heavy BMW GS bikes. Well, you might …

2021 Ford Expedition in the snow
Trucks & SUVs

Popular Large New SUVs to Avoid According to Consumer Reports

There are so many big new SUV options on the market. It can be pretty difficult choosing which one suits your family the best. Here are some popular large new SUVs to avoid according to Consumer Reports. Avoid this large luxury SUV While other Mercedes-Benz models like the 2021 GLB-Class have impressed us in testing, …

The 2021 BMW 530e parked in front of high-rise buildings on the street
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 BMW 530e Is the Perfect Recipe for Success

BMWs have always been hard to place into one category of car, but the 2021 530e might take the cake as the brand’s most unique modern offering. Taking the appeal of a hybrid, the features of a luxury vehicle, and the thrill of a sports car, the 2021 BMW 530e – a model of the BMW 5 …

A red-and-white 2021 Microlino 2.0 pre-production prototype with two passengers
Hybrids & Electrics

The Microlino Is a Modern Electric BMW Isetta via Switzerland

As electric powertrain swaps give classic cars second lives, some companies are starting the other way around. Bugatti, for example, resurrected its Baby as a small-scale EV. Alpha’s ACE Coupe also has a few retro-ish elements. And now, a Switzerland-based electric scooter company has released its own classic-inspired car. It’s called the Microlino, and its …

Logo of Rolls Royce car, owned by BMW, is pictured outdoors
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Does BMW Own Rolls-Royce?

Many car enthusiasts stay fiercely loyal to their favorite brands, but this doesn’t always mean supporting the same corporation for life. When faced with budget cuts, production restrictions, or licensing deals offering hundreds of millions of dollars, many groups choose to sell lines of iconic cars to another company. These sales can bring innovation and revitalization …

A white 2019 BMW X5 parked on rocky terrain
Crossover & Midsize

Avoid the Temptatious 2019 BMW X5 At All Costs

Buying luxury at a discounted price seems like a great idea. That is until the product creates more problems than it’s worth. That might be the case with the used 2019 BMW X5. Purchasing a used X5 seems practical at first glance. You’re getting a supposedly high-quality product, but you won’t take the most significant …

Sedans & Coupes

Think BMW Grilles Look Bad? Wait Until You See This

What’s up with BMW? There is a case of the uglies floating around them lately. The beaver-tooth grilles are laugh-out-loud bad. But how much worse can it get? How about plenty. Before you is the latest zany BMW to cross our path. This is the BradBuilds 2021 BMW M4 camper.  Yes, when we think about …

A dark-green 2022 BMW M5 CS with gold accents
Sedans & Coupes

Are the 2022 BMW M5 CS’s Gold Accents Garish or Gorgeous?

BMW will soon release an all-new Competition Sport model: the 2022 M5 CS. The German automaker announced the new sport sedan late last month. Though all of the M models are high-performance, this version is even more powerful. In a world dominated by white, black, gray, and silver cars, the 2022 BMW M5 CS stands …

Tips, Tricks & Trends

BMW Takes Another Leap Forward With Solar Energy

Every year, car manufacturers work towards promoting a cleaner future. We see the trend in the introduction and popularity of electric cars and hybrid models that offer cleaner alternatives to a long tradition of gas-guzzling cars. But, fuel consumption is only a part of the footprint that the automotive industry leaves on the environment, and …

The front view of a white 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing in the desert
Sedans & Coupes

The 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Overpowers the BMW M5

The future of GM’s brands, including Cadillac, is electric. Which, considering EVs’ performance potential, isn’t a bad thing by any means. But before it goes electric, Cadillac is giving ICE cars one last hurrah. It’s been teased for quite some time, but the 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is finally here. And it’s packing more power …

A white 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe on display at Brussels Expo on January 9, 2020, in Brussels, Belgium.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Safer Than the 2021 BMW 3 Series?

The only automotive rivalry older than Ford versus Chevy is BMW versus Mercedes-Benz. However, stark distinctions exist between the American and German rivalries. Ford and Chevy notably vie for things like durability and brute power, while their German counterparts compete to be the most luxurious, innovative, and technologically advanced. The current W205 Mercedes-Benz C-Class hit …

A BMW 4 series sedan is on display during the 18th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition at China Import and Export Fair Complex
Sedans & Coupes

This 2021 BMW 4 Series Model Fumbles the Bag by Being Boring

The 2021 BMW 4 Series has certainly been the topic of many automotive discussions as of late. Usually, a BMW offering is impressive, with top-of-the-line performance and a touch of luxurious class. These cars are head-turners and road-huggers at their core. But this latest BMW 4 Series is getting mixed reviews. And some critics are …

A 2021 Lexus RX with Black Line trim drives down a coastal road

The Most Reliable 2021 Luxury Midsize SUVs

Luxury midsize SUVs are ideal if you want an extra powerful and pampering ride. There are many options in this segment that boast superior amenities. But which luxury midsize SUVs are the most reliable?  Unsurprisingly, the most reliable midsize luxury SUVs belong to Lexus Lexus continues to be the most reliable luxury car brand for 2021, as Consumer …

A burgundy 2004 BMW Z4 showing its M54 inline-6 engine
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Which Used BMW Engines Are the Most Reliable?

Even if they’re used and depreciated, luxury cars from marques like BMW are still luxury cars. That means maintenance and repair bills, especially for engine-related issues, can cost a pretty penny. However, not only can used BMWs be reliable overall, but so can their engines. It’s all a matter of understanding what’s under the hood. …

Green and yellow BMW M3 Competition models driving on a track
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Audi and BMW to End Monthly Subscription Services

Popular luxury car mavens Audi and BMW have finally announced the end of their vehicle subscription services. Many customers may not have even known that this service was available, in part because it wasn’t all that popular for either brand, but at the end of the month, all current and active subscription plans will end, …

The black Kingston Custom 'Spirit of Passion' custom 2021 BMW R 18
2 Wheels

Kingston Custom Takes the 2021 BMW R 18 Art Deco

The 2021 R 18 is BMW’s take on the retro-style cruiser, complete with Bavarian flair. And some of its design elements harken back to the German brand’s classic models. Naturally, though, some tuners and customizers are always willing to take BMW’s bikes further in terms of performance and style. For example, Kinston Custom, the shop …

2015 BMW X3 Outdoors
Trucks & SUVs

Is the 2015 BMW X3 a Good Used SUV for You?

Buying a nice luxury SUV doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank on the newest options. In fact, there are a lot of reasons why buying a slightly used SUV is better than buying one brand new, especially if you’re looking at luxury brands like BMW and Audi. Not only are newer cars more expensive …

Gray 2020 BMW X3 M Competition crossover parked on a racetrack.

These 2021 Luxury Compact SUVs Are Middle of the Pack Says Consumer Reports

The compact luxury SUV class has grown tremendously over the last few years. For 2021, Lexus earns praise for having the most reliable small luxury SUV, and Audi has made some impressive updates to its product lineup. Then there a few models that are mid-ranking.  We’ve made a list of the small luxury SUVs that fall toward the …