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: Can this tuned BMW M550d make you forget the M5?

5-series, Tuning, Videos | November 19th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

Honestly, there aren’t a lot of cars on the market, regardless of type, segment or brand, that I’d take over the BMW M5. The new …

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VIDEO: This BMW S85 V10-powered Datsun 240z is awesome

Interesting, Tuning, Videos | November 19th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

Typically, when enthusiasts and tuners do an engine swap, the engine of choice is almost always a Chevy LS. It’s cheap, it’s powerful and it …

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EXCLUSIVE: G80 BMW M3 will be sDrive with manual option and xDrive

BMW M3, News | November 19th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

Last week, we broke some news from one of our sources close to BMW about the upcoming G80-gen M3. We learned that the next-gen BMW …

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Two BMWs make Top Gear’s list of Ten Best Cancelled Prototypes

BMW M3, BMW M8, Interesting, News | November 18th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

So often, car companies debut concepts and prototypes, often at auto shows, which dazzle the market and excite the enthusiast fanbase, yet never actually get …

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Could this E34 BMW M5 be your budget classic?

BMW M5, News | November 17th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of the E34-generation 5 Series. I’ve always thought it looked like a brick with a roof and its …

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BMW M2 Competition contends in Autocar’s Best Driver’s Car

BMW M2, News | November 17th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

It’s award season. Not the Emmy’s or the Oscars but car award season. Motor Trend just completed their Car and Truck of the Year awards, …

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Some more info on the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

2 Series, News | November 16th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

We just recently saw some spy photos of the upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and they weren’t exactly met with great enthusiasm by our …

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BMW to debut 48-volt electrical systems by 2020

Interesting, News | November 16th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

BMW has always prided itself on being at least one of the leaders of the automotive world in terms of technology. Its M Division always …

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VIDEO: Edmunds drives the BMW M850i

8-Series, Videos | November 16th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

There were high expectations for the BMW M850i when it was first presented. Being the successor to the old BMW 850CSi, the new M850i had …

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BMW X5 drives a Monza recreation traced in ancient Sahara sands

BMW X5, News | November 16th, 2018 by Nico DeMattia

BMW Italy has embarked on what seems like an unnecessarily difficult adventure to advertise the launch of the new BMW X5. Though, we’re glad the …