Nico DeMattia

Nico DeMattia
My very first car was an E36 BMW 328i and I’ve been hooked on the brand ever since. My passion has grown even stronger throughout the years and now I basically have the dream job of any car enthusiast — to drive cars and write about my experiences. I’ve seen some pretty crazy things, been on some incredible and dangerous adventures and met some really great people during my time. Oh, and driven some amazing cars. I’m a bigger fan of classic cars than new ones, especially BMWs and the quirkier the better. Cars that are weird, unusual or unwanted, those are the cars I like. I’m the kind of guy that’d rather drive an E30 Touring than a new M3. Though I’d never otherwise turn down a drive in the latter, of course. I also love bringing old, worn down cars back to life. But I’ve always been a car enthusiast in general and can and will talk to anyone about any kind of car for any amount of time. Start talking cars with me and you’d better have an unacceptable amount of time to talk, because I won’t shut up.
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Which non-BMW color would you choose for Individual paint?

BMW M, Interesting | May 24th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

BMW M has a long history of having great color options for its cars. Over the years, there’s been such iconic colors as Laguna Seca …

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Some new F90 BMW M5 details emerge from event in Belgium

BMW M5, News | May 24th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

On May 23, BMW M held an event in Belgium, celebrating the launch of the BMW M League, which is a loyalty program for BMW …

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F10 BMW M5/F12 BMW M6 Competition Package make over 600 hp to wheels

BMW M5, BMW M6, News | May 24th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

The outgoing F10-generation BMW M5 is on its way out. With the new F90-generation M5 about to make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor …

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Is this low-mileage BMW ALPINA B10 3.5 worth the money?

6-series, Interesting | May 24th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

ALPINAs have always had a special place in the hearts of BMW enthusiasts. While anyone with a bit of money can go to their nearest …

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VIDEO: BMW 850CSi on Petrolicious

8-Series, Videos | May 23rd, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

After hearing about the long lost BMW M8 yesterday, Petrolicious released this new video about the BMW 850CSi, the car that came from the lessons …

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VIDEO: Autocar drives 2018 BMW M5 Prototype with Timo Glock

BMW M5, Videos | May 23rd, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

We’ve already read quite a bit about the new 2018 F90-generation BMW M5. Since the first prototype drives were released, we’ve been studying, analyzing and …

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BMW M3 Comp Pack vs Mercedes-AMG C63 S vs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

BMW M3, News | May 23rd, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

These three are back at it again. With the release of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, it seems as if every automotive publication is …

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Racing Driver’s Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S

Interesting, News | May 23rd, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

If you recall, we spent some time out in the desert of Palm Springs, California, doing some tire testing with Michelin a little while back. …

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BMW to focus on being electric and autonomous leader

3-Series | May 22nd, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

This current automotive landscape is a tricky one for automakers. We’re on the verge of a massive technology shift from the internal combustion engine, which …

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BMW M140i is a last hurrah to the rear-wheel drive 1 Series

1-series, News | May 22nd, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

It’s sort of odd for American BMW enthusiasts to feel sad about the rear-wheel drive 1 Series switching to front-wheel drive. While it’s understandable for …

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