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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2018 Detroit Auto Show: The first new Mercedes-Benz G-Class in almost 40 years

Auto Shows, Interesting, News | January 16th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class (or G-Wagen or Geländewagen) is a sort of love-it-or-hate-it car. Some hate it because of its popularity with rich, Beverley Hills-types who …

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2018 Detroit Auto Show: BMW X2 in Sunset Orange

Auto Shows, BMW X2, News | January 16th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

The BMW X2 recently made its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, marking the first time the public has seen it in person. While …

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2018 Detroit Auto Show: Mercedes-AMG CLS53

Auto Shows, Interesting, News | January 16th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

When Mercedes-Benz first launched the CLS-Class, it created a segment that would soon explode and a car that would soon be mimicked by its competitors. …

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2018 Detroit Auto Show: Ford Mustang Bullitt

Auto Shows, Interesting, News | January 16th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

There aren’t many cars more famous than the Ford Mustang Bullitt. Made for the movie “Bullitt”, featuring Steve McQueen, the Bullitt Mustang is one of …

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2018 Detroit Auto Show: Second-Gen Audi A7 Hits American Shores

Auto Shows, Interesting, News | January 15th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

The first-generation Audi A7 was a real showstopper. It looked unlike anything else on the road and became an instant hit with both customers and …

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2018 Detroit Auto Show: BMW M3 CS looks sportier than ever

Auto Shows, BMW M3, News | January 15th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

When the BMW M4 CS was first revealed, we called it the “Goldilocks” variant of the M4 range — not too hot, not too cold. …

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2018 Detroit Auto Show: BMW i8 Coupe LCI Facelift

Auto Shows, BMW i, News | January 15th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

When the BMW i8 first debuted in 2014, it was a revolutionary design. It was the first mid-engine car to offer a carbon fiber passenger …

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2018 Detroit Auto Show: The new BMW X2

Auto Shows, BMW X2 | January 15th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

BMW has launched yet another small crossover based on the front-wheel drive-based UKL architecture, the BMW X2, and it’s making its official debut today at …

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Autocar interviews Chris Bangle about his life after BMW

Be a designer, News | January 15th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

The name Chris Bangle is met with mixed reactions among BMW enthusiasts. Some feel that some of his designs ruined many of the BMWs that …

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Is the E92 BMW 328i the next affordable enthusiast’s car?

3-Series, News | January 14th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

At the moment, there isn’t a single BMW on sale that lacks a turbocharger. That can upset many BMW enthusiasts that miss the days of …

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