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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BMW M5 Competition vs AMG E63 S vs Honda NSX: Top Gear Drag Race

BMW M5, Videos | March 22nd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

This is certainly not the first drag race between the BMW M5 Competition and the Mercedes-AMG E63 S. Those two cars have been slugging it …

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Porsche Cayenne Coupe is finally here to tackle the BMW X6

Interesting, News | March 21st, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

It’s been ages since the first rumors of Porsche developing an SUV to take on the BMW X6. Back when we first heard the rumors, …

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Watches & Cars: BMW partnering with Fossil for new watch collection

Lifestyle, News | March 21st, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

In the world of horology, car-branded watches are not very welcome timepieces. Typically, car-branded watches are quite garish and, frankly, useless. There are some exceptions, …

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VIDEO: Watch Doug DeMuro comb through a McLaren F1

Interesting, Videos | March 21st, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Despite it not being a proper BMW, we’ll always have a spot here for the McLaren F1. Not only is it one of the greatest …

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VIDEO: Carwow drives the BMW X7

BMW X7, Videos | March 20th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Currently, we’re in California to drive the new BMW X7. While we’ve driven the prototype before and we’ve ridden in the production version quite a …

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This week The Grand Tour takes a BMW M850i on… a grand tour

8-Series, Videos | March 20th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been trying to remind BMW fans and car enthusiasts alike that the BMW M850i is a sporty grand tourer …

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Can the entry-level BMW Z4 sDrive20i still be fun?

BMW Z4, News | March 20th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Collectively, we’ve driven both sorts of BMW Z4 offered in America: the M40i and sDrive30i. Personally, I’ve only driven the latter. However, there are other …

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BMW teases 2 Series Gran Coupe

2 Series, News | March 20th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

It’s been widely known that a BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is coming for awhile now. On top of that, we’ve all known that it …

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BMW M4 Gran Coupe could launch in 2020, use S58 engine

BMW M4, News | March 19th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

After the launch of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, there was a massive call for a proper M version to be made. BMW enthusiasts …

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BMW 330i vs Mercedes-Benz C300 — Auto Bild Test

3-Series, News | March 19th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

With this new 3 Series, BMW’s goal was to do two things; put it back on top of the segment and silence the criticism of …