Andrew Everett

How to Buy a Used BMW E90 3 Series

How to Buy a Used BMW E90 3 Series

BMW had already been manufacturing the 3 Series for 30 years when the all-new E90, part of the BMW E90 3 Series family, was launched in 2005. Unlike the previous E46 in terms of character…

BMW E28 5 Series - Buyer's Guide

BMW E28 5 Series – Buyer’s Guide

E28 BMW: A History of the Classic 5 Series When it was launched in 1981, most folks were surprised that the new BMW E28 5 Series looked like a facelifted E12. The 1972 E12 5…

BMW Z4 (E86) 3.0Si Coupe - Buyer's Guide

BMW Z4 (E86) 3.0Si Coupe – Buyer’s Guide

When the BMW E86 Z4 Coupe arrived in 2006, everyone, including me, assumed that BMW had a smash hit on their hands. It combined the many virtues of the E85 Z4, plus 258 bhp from…

Buying a BMW 2 Series Coupe or Convertible – Things to Look For

Buying an E32 BMW 7 Series? Things to Look For

Buying an E32 BMW 7 Series? Things to Look For

While the 1977 E23 BMW 7 Series was quite a good car, it was never considered a real challenger to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Many magazines instead compared it to the W123 mid-range model. The first…

E28 520i: Rediscovering  BMW's Golden Era

E28 520i: Rediscovering BMW’s Golden Era

The Cars: VW Golf GTI and BMW 520i Looking through some old photos the other day, I chanced upon one taken in December 1982, just before Christmas, in fact. In the picture, we see not…

The BMW E46 3 Series is Now 25 Years Old

The BMW E46 3 Series is Now 25 Years Old

Good grief, it’s another anniversary! We’re slightly late to this one, but only by months. The BMW E46 3 Series was launched in April 1998. Who remembers the “DNA” adverts? To think, we have moved…

Engine History: BMW M40, M42, M43 and M44

Engine History: BMW M40, M42, M43 and M44

If a single engine is the cornerstone of what revived BMW in the 1960s, the SOHC M10 four-cylinder is it. Built since 1963, the M10 was a good engine, but fuel economy and performance were…