Motor Trend Pits the BMW M5 Against Porsche’s Panamera

Two German heavyweights are delivered to the Motor Trend offices. They square off in a series of tests, and the loser is sent to face the cold embrace of the crusher. Actually, it doesn’t really work like that. But it’s still interesting to watch the M5 and the Panamera in a drag race, and get […] More »

  Comments | By - September 12, 2012

Already Sold Out: BMW’s 25th Anniversary Edition 760Li V12

Well, that didn’t take long. Four days after it was announced, the 25th Anniversary Edition 760L1 V-12 is already sold out. Given that BMW is only bringing 15 of them to the States, it’s not terribly surprising. What is surprising? For some reason, the brass decided to shackle the 6.0L, 535hp twin turbo V12 with a 130mph limiter, […] More »

  Comments | By - September 11, 2012

BMW Design Chief Karim Habib on the Zagato Roadster

There’s no shortage of sexy sheet metal at Pebble Beach, so if you’re going to bring a design concept it’s got to be stunning. Fortunately,  the gorgeous one-off Zagato Roadster BMW brought to the show fits the bill—and then some. Over the years, we’ve seen the legendary Italian firm’s work on machines from Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bentley, Alfa […] More »

  Comments | By - September 11, 2012

Rent an Electric 1 Series… By the Half Hour?

Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of renting an electric 1 Series. And I think there are plenty of BMW fans who’d jump at the chance to get behind the wheel of one of these babies. But is San Fran the right place for it? I’m not sure. Every time I’ve been there, […] More »

  Comments | By - September 11, 2012

Is the F10 M5 Underrated from Factory?

When someone is selling you car, they’d like you to think that the car is more special in some way. With German tuners, however, they tend to underrate their motors a little bit for whatever reason. BMW isn’t any different, but if this dyno test from iND is to believed, they’ve been sandbagging the numbers […] More »

  Comments | By - September 8, 2012

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