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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VIDEO: BMW 4 Series Convertible some some top up testing at the ‘Ring

4-Series, Videos | May 23rd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

With the release of the new G20 BMW 3 Series, many enthusiasts, including ourselves, are optimistic about the direction of the brand. It seems to …

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BMW E-Scooter to launch Autumn 2019

3-Series, Interesting, News | May 23rd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

If you’re a die-hard BMW fan, you’re likely looking for news on some new fire spitting BMW, like the upcoming M8 or maybe even the …

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BMW i8 Powertrain wins “Best Hybrid” International Engine of the Year

BMW i, News | May 23rd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Each year, a panel of automotive journalists from around the world vote on the best engines and powertrains in the world. For the fifth year …

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Is the ALPINA V8 Roadster actually really good to drive?

ALPINA, Videos | May 22nd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

While gorgeous, the BMW Z8 never really received a ton of praise for its driving dynamics. I’m not sure there’s ever been a set of …

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WORLD PREMIERE: 2020 BMW X7 M50i — The Most Powerful X7

BMW X7, News | May 22nd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

There isn’t going to be a proper BMW X7 M. The M Division has already stated as such. The X7 is just too big, luxurious …

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WORLD PREMIERE: 2020 BMW X5 M50i — SUV with Supercar Power

BMW X5, News | May 22nd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

If you’re itching for the upcoming BMW X5 M, the uber-high performance version of BMW’s best SUV, you’re going to have to wait a little …

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BMW i3s vs KIA e-Niro vs Hyundai Kona Electric

3-Series | May 21st, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

When the BMW i3 first debuted, it was considered to be ground-breaking. With its carbon fiber chassis, purely electric powertrain, funky interior and futuristic styling, …

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VIDEO: The BMW 135i is a great used performance bargain

1-series, Videos | May 21st, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Let’s face it; not every BMW enthusiast can afford a new sports car like the BMW M2 Competition. To be honest, most BMW enthusiasts need …

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VIDEO: BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class —

3-Series, Videos | May 21st, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

The new G20-generation BMW 3 Series is now being put to the test against its several competitors, as more and more test cars show up …

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Autocar drives the 2019 ALPINA B4 S Edition 99

4-Series, ALPINA, News | May 20th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

There’s something extra special about ALPINAs. BMW M cars are great and we love them. But there’s just something about the way ALPINAs make you …