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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VIDEO: BMW M5 is “Too Incredible” in new teaser

BMW M5 | August 18th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

Let the hype train begin. The next-generation F90 BMW M5 is on its way and will be making its debut quite soon. In the meantime, …

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VIDEO: BMW 5 Series Touring reviewed by Carwow

5-series, Videos | August 18th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

Grr, BMW, grr. We want the BMW 5 Series Touring here in the ‘States. It looks great, has all of the same great driving characteristics …

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What BMW Concept Z4 styling cues will make it to production?

BMW Z4, Interesting | August 18th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

The new BMW Concept Z4 is here and it’s quite possibly the prettiest concept to come from BMW yet. The Bavarians seem to be on …

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VIDEO: Audi RS3 vs BMW M140i — Autocar Track Battle

1-series, Videos | August 17th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

These two cars have taken each other on before. The BMW M140i and Audi RS3 Sportback have been the two best German hot-hatches on the …

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Possible DriveNow and Car2Go merger between BMW and Daimler

Interesting, News | August 17th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

Ride-hailing services, such as Lyft and Uber, and car-sharing services such as DriveNow and Car2Go, are becoming increasingly popular. The former have taken a massive …

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Spy Video: BMW X5 M, BMW M5, Rolls Royce Cullinan and more caught testing in desert

3-Series | August 17th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

A large herd of BMW Group vehicles has just been caught testing together in Death Valley. Among the cars in the BMW Group motorcade are …

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VIDEO: BMW M2 vs Shelby GT350 on track & drag race

BMW M2, Videos | August 16th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

Last year, I personally remember doing a spec comparison between the BMW M2 and Shelby GT350 and was shunned for comparing two cars that supposedly …

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Peabody Police Department gets two BMW i3 squad cars

BMW i, Interesting | August 16th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

We’re seeing more and more police departments employ BMW i3s into their fleets of police cars, lately. It’s happening in both Germany and the United …

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Check out this gorgeous BMW 1 Series M Conversion with Dinan S65 Stroker

1-series, News | August 16th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

The first-gen BMW 1 Series Coupe is a fantastic canvas on which to paint beautiful and exciting project cars. It’s small, punchy and fun to …

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Stunning Santorini Blue E34 BMW M5 Touring is crazy expensive

BMW M5, News | August 16th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

Of all the generations of BMW M5, the least-loved is probably the E34-gen. Its predecessor, the E28, is the original M5 so is therefor enshrined …

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