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 Z4 caught once again on the Nurburgring

BMW Z4, Videos | May 19th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

After the 8 Series, the BMW Z4 is probably the next most highly-anticipated Bavarian product in the pipeline. Built in-joint with the upcoming Toyota Supra, the …

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BMW M5 vs ALPINA B5 — Which Super-5 is best?

5-series, BMW M5, News | May 19th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

While BMW’s M Division and ALPINA have never really been rivals, comparing M cars and ALPINAs has always been something car journalists have done. Being …

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VIDEO: BMW 8 Series engineers talk M850i

8-Series, Videos | May 19th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

A little while back, BMW brought a group of select journalists to Wales to test the new M850i ahead of production. These cars were pre-production …

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SPIED: BMW M2 Competition caught in Munich

BMW M2, Spy Photos | May 18th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

When details about the BMW M2 Competition finally dropped, fans of the Bavarian brand were more than excited. The standard BMW M2 was already the …

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VIDEO: Watch the design of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo being created

5 Series GT, Be a designer, Videos | May 18th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

I always found automotive design fascinating. It starts at such a basic level, with artists and designs literally sketching out their ideas with a pen …

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VIDEO: BMW 430i — Edmunds’ Track Test

4-Series, Videos | May 18th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

Just recently, Edmunds did a road test of the BMW 430i with a six-speed manual, the least powerful 4 Series available in North America. No …

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RUMORED: BMW X8 could hit our streets by 2020

News, Rumors | May 18th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

We haven’t even seen the official BMW X7 yet and now there are already talks of a future BMW X8? Apparently so, as the Bavarians …

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VIDEO: BMW M4 CS vs Corvette Grand Sport Z07

BMW M4, Videos | May 17th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

These two cars are similar in layout and idea but are completely different in every other regard. The BMW M4 CS and Corvette Grand Sport …

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Harald Kruger talks BMW’s future, Spartanburg, BMW i4

BMW i, Interesting, News | May 17th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

The future for BMW is going to be interesting to watch unfold. The Bavarian brand that we’ve known for making simple sporty sedans and coupes …

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VIDEO: Watch the BMW M5 rocket to 186 mph

BMW M5, Videos | May 17th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

We all know the new F90-gen BMW M5 is fast. Thanks to its twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 that makes 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of …

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