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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Rolls Royce Cullinan Rendered as a Pickup Truck

News, Rolls Royce | August 25th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

When the Rolls Royce Cullinan first debuted, it was designed to be a luxury car that could go anywhere. That was even the point behind …

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BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra could be the end of the relationship

Interesting, News | August 24th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

By now, it’s no secret that both the BMW Z4 M40i and Toyota Supra are mechanical twins. Under their skin, they’re almost exactly the same, …

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SPIED: BMW M8 Gran Coupe goes playing in the snow

BMW M8, Spy Photos | August 24th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

It’s not often you see genuine BMW M cars playing in the snow because, typically, an M car would be sideways against a tree after …

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Car and Driver pits the Toyota Supra against the Shelby GT350

BMW Z4, News | August 23rd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

It’s a bit odd for us to report on another publication’s comparison test in which neither of the competitors are BMWs. However, the new Toyota …

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BMW M8 Gran Coupe to launch at LA Auto Show in November

BMW M8, News | August 23rd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Of all the upcoming Bimmers, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe is likely the most hotly anticipated. When it debuts, the M8 Gran Coupe will be …

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SPIED: BMW X6 M gets seen in camouflage again at the Nurburgring

BMW X6 M, Spy Photos, Videos | August 23rd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

The reveal of the official BMW X6 M is close. It has to be. We’ve already seen the standard G06 X6, so it’s only matter …

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Car and Driver reviewed the BMW 745e xDrive — Who’s it For?

7-series, News | August 22nd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

When BMW announced that the BMW 745e xDrive would replace the 740e as the plug-in hybrid in the 7 Series lineup, we were actually quite …

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My First-Ever Monterey Car Week — Sensory Overload

Auto Shows, Interesting, News | August 22nd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from Horatiu. “Hey man, you want to go to Pebble?” he asked. To which I responded …

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BMW 5 Series will also get an illuminated Kidney Grille

5-series, News | August 22nd, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Awhile back, when the new BMW X6 was first announced, BMW revealed that it would be offering illuminated Kidney Grilles on the massive SUV Coupe. …

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Photo Gallery: BMWFanatics Race Day South Africa 2019

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

A reader of ours recently had the chance to attend the BMWFantatics Race Day at the Red Star Raceway, about one hour North of Johannesburg. …

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