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: Listen to Andreas Bovensiepen talk about the ALPINA B7

7 Series, ALPINA, Videos | April 10th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

There are few car company owners like Andreas Bovensiepen. For starters, ALPINA is a very small manufacturer, of which there aren’t many left. However, even …

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VIDEO: Frank Stevenson talks about designing BMW’s MINI Cooper

MINI, Videos | April 10th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

Back in the late ’90s, BMW was taking on a very tall task — recreating the Mini Cooper. For decades, the original Mini was the …

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VIDEO: Check out this Mint-Condition BMW Z4 M Coupe from EAG

BMW Z4, News, Videos | April 9th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

We’ve been following Enthusiast Auto Group closer than normal these past couple of weeks. As one of the most prominent BMW restoration centers in North …

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The MINI Cooper SE drove through the Florida Keys to Hemingway’s House

MINI, News | April 9th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

This is a bit of a bleak time in our modern history. We’re all forced to stay indoors as a pandemic devastates most of the …

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Rolls-Royce “Young Designer Competition” Gives Kids a Chance to Create Their Dream Rolls-Royce

News, Rolls Royce | April 9th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

This is a time of great uncertainty, as only a handful of people on Earth have previously experienced a global pandemic like the one we’re …

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F90 BMW M5 takes on its original ancestor — the E28 BMW M5

BMW M5 | April 8th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

We just recently took a look at all of the generations of BMW M5 rank them in order of best to worst. While that’s cool, …

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Do you want this 1988 BMW 735i with a Manual Gearbox?

7 Series, News | April 8th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

Among 7 Series generations, it’s the E38 that is the most beloved. For good reason, too, as it’s a near-perfect luxury sedan. However, its predecessor, …

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My Opinion: The BMW 8 Series is Best as a Convertible

8 Series, News | April 8th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

Since its debut, I’ve driven every body style of the BMW 8 Series; Coupe, Gran Coupe and Convertible. While I haven’t driven every body style …

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Head of BMW Design says the Sedans are Here to Stay

Interesting, News | April 7th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

The entire automotive industry is moving toward SUVs and crossovers. It isn’t a secret. Drive down any road, anywhere in the world, for five minutes …

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Autonomous Cars are Harder to Design than any other, says BMW

3 Series | April 7th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

If you think you’re frustrated with BMW’s current design direction, just wait until cars get even more autonomous. At the moment, the most advanced autonomous …