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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Will the new Land Rover Discovery challenge the BMW X5?

BMW X5, News | February 19th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

Gone is the Land Rover LR4 in America, replaced with the new Land Rover Discovery (which is what the LR4 was called everywhere else in …

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VIDEO: BMW xDrive vs Audi Quattro — Which is better?

Interesting, News, Videos | February 18th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

All-wheel drive in performance and luxury sedans has been around for some time but it was really made famous by the Audi UR Quattro of …

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Is this 1972 BMW 2002 Turbo worth the money?

Interesting, News | February 18th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

Not many cars have the history and motorsport pedigree of the BMW 2002 Turbo. Its design is classic and its name instantly recognizable. It’s one …

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New Jaguar XE SVR to take on the BMW M3

BMW M3, News | February 17th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

BMW has its M Division, Mercedes-Benz has AMG and Audi has the now-dubbed Audi Sport. All are performance subdivisions that develop high-performance variants of each …

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This custom-made BMW ALPHA Bullet Bike looks incredible

Motorrad, News, Tuning | February 17th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

If you didn’t already know, I’m personally not a huge fan of motorcycles. It’s actually not that I don’t like bikes, because, aesthetically, I actually …

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Automobile Mag starts a year-long journey with the BMW M2

BMW M2, News | February 17th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

Typically, when journalists test drive cars, we get them for about a week to live with and review. A week is enough time to put …

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VIDEO: Carbuyer drives new MINI Countryman

MINI, News, Videos | February 16th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

The new MINI Countryman is an interesting car, as it’s the largest and most grown-up MINI to ever be made. With its chunky looks, black …

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LEGO Technic BMW Hover Bike Concept is what we want in the future

Interesting, Motorrad, News | February 16th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

Okay, so hover cars and hover bikes flat-out don’t exist and probably never will using our current level of technology. Unless some new form of …

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SPIED: BMW i8 Spyder caught in the wild

BMW i, News, Spy Photos | February 16th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

We’ve heard rumors about the BMW i8 Spyder and seen concepts that hint at it, such as the i8 Vision Future Concept, but we’ve yet …

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VIDEO: The Smoking Tire drives a modified BMW 435i in an interesting color

4-Series, News, Tuning, Videos | February 15th, 2017 by Nico DeMattia

Not all car builds are created equal. Some cars are built to be completely utilitarian, track-based cars. Some are built to be show cars, where …

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