2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i BMW Featured Test Drive Reviews 

Driver Focused Crossover: 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i Test Drive

After recently driving the high-performance 355-horsepower 2018 BMW X3 M40i, we decided to spend some time with a more subdued variant of the X3 — the X3 xDrive30i. As we mentioned in our review of the X3 M40i, the new-generation version of the crossover is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessors in terms of design, quality, and luxury. The explosive growth of the luxury crossover market has really given consumers the better end of the bargain as automakers fight to offer the most compelling competitor. Competing with the likes…

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BMW Featured Test Drive Reviews 

M Marks the Spot: 2018 BMW M550i xDrive Review

As luxury automakers start to downsize their engine capacities to more innovative and surprisingly quick four-cylinder powertrains, the larger engine offerings are falling into a specialty category. Mercedes-Benz has spun off its elite high-performance AMG brand into what is now known as Mercedes-AMG. While AMG was once known to exclusively offer some of the most outstanding performance variants of everyday Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the AMG badge is now displayed on anything Mercedes-Benz deems sporty. The same can be said for BMW’s M brand. Back in the day, seeing an M badge…

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2018 BMW M550i BMW Featured Test Drive Reviews 

2018 BMW M550i Test Drive Review

BMW is an automaker that loves to live between the lines bringing us niche products like its growing lineup of coupe-inspired sedans and crossovers. In a similar spirit, the 2018 BMW M550i xDrive bridges the gap between the extensive 5 Series offerings (the 335-horesepower 540i to be exact) and the upcoming 600-horsepower M5. Although the 2018 BMW M550i could have just as easily been the replacement for the previous-gen 550i, BMW went a step further by letting its in-house M Performance tuning team go to work on this sedan. The…

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Automotive News 

VISION NEXT 100 Concepts for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce

BMW Group unveiled a trio of concepts, called VISION NEXT 100, highlighting the future of MINI, BMW, and Rolls-Royce vehicles. While none of the concepts are likely to become production, they do showcase what the future of motoring may be like.   BMW of the Future The Ultimate Driving Machine of the future may feature artificial intelligence (AI) for autonomous driving, but it will have user-modes for those who wish to drive; named ‘Ease’ and ‘Boost’ modes. The Companion is more than just an infotainment system, it is the driver…

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Automotive News Head to Heads & Advice 

The Battle of Mid-size Luxury Sedans

The mid-size luxury sedan segment is heating up and may have the most exciting offerings we have seen in quite some time. While there are some legends in the segment including the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 3 Series, and the Lexus GS, the segment is heating up with newcomers like the Hyundai Genesis (now known as the Genesis G80), the upcoming all-new Lincoln Continental and Volvo S90 along with the recently upgraded Cadillac CTS. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at the offerings and break them down…

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