James Ward

Writer, presenter, producer; driver and dad. Knower of all things cars, movies and Simpsons. Professional content specialist, BMW advocate and sausage dog owner. Melbourne, Australia.
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GREAT DRIVES: Touring the Scottish Highlands in a BMW 3 Series Touring

3 Series, Interesting, Lifestyle, Models, Test Drives | September 15th, 2018 by James Ward

“When the day shall come that we do part,” he said softly, and turned to look at me, “if my last words are not ‘I …

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FEATURE: Yes Virginia, your MINI can fly…

Interesting, Lifestyle, MINI | September 12th, 2018 by James Ward

A show of hands, please. Who here has gone fast in their car? Anyone wound on a ‘dab of oppo’ to balance an intentional powerslide? …

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DRIVE REVIEW: BMW F48 X1 – 12 Months Ownership

BMW X1, Test Drives | August 10th, 2018 by James Ward

The BMW X1 has proved popular with buyers around the world, but what is owning one really like? James takes us through what his X1 …

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I really miss my old E28 5 Series, and I blame you Tom Cruise

5 Series | August 8th, 2018 by James Ward

The new Mission: Impossible – Fallout film has made people sit up and finally pay attention to the E28 5 Series. And now I really …

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2018 BMW 430i Gran Coupe – Life’s too short to drive a grey car

Test Drives | July 12th, 2018 by James Ward

Color. It’s one of the hardest decisions to make when buying a new car. You’ve sifted through engine and fuel preferences, you’ve balanced the option …

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TEST DRIVE: BMW 120i Hatchback – The Last Of Its Kind

Test Drives | June 25th, 2018 by James Ward

“You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” Forget the power ballad by Cinderella, this time-honoured saying reminds us that we often neglect to …

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Recreating fantasy – just how realistic are the cars and locations in computer games?

2 Series | June 20th, 2018 by James Ward

Full disclosure dear reader. Much of my rapidly distancing youth was spent racing cars, often recklessly, from the comfort of my couch. From Test Drive to …

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TEST DRIVE: 2018 BMW M3 Pure – The Australian Special Edition

Test Drives | June 4th, 2018 by James Ward

Australia is a land of surprises. Entwined within with an endless array of poisonous wildlife, long, sandy beaches and naturally occurring Hemsworths, is a nation …

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