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: ALPINA B3 Touring is one of Carfection’s stars of the 2019 IAA

3 Series, ALPINA | September 14th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

The Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) is always one of the best car shows of the year, especially for German brands. Maybe it’s a home-town thing …

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BMW M CEO says brand has “Very Concrete Plans” for standalone M car

Auto Shows, BMW M, Interesting | September 13th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

A few months ago, I personally interviewed BMW M CEO Markus Flasch and I asked him if a standalone M Division product — something not …

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VIDEO: BMW M2 CS caught testing at the ‘Ring yet again

3 Series, BMW M2, Videos | September 12th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

We all know the BMW M2 CS is coming. When it arrives, it will be the most hardcore, most exciting Bavarian product on the road. …

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Mercedes-Maybach to create Cullinan fighting GLS-Class

BMW X7, Car Tips | September 12th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

At the moment, the most luxurious SUV in the BMW Group is the Rolls Royce Cullinan. As a $300,000 luxury SUV, you’d think that the …

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The BMW 325i is the E30 3 Series to get, per Car and Driver

3 Series, News | September 12th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

The E30-generation BMW M3 has attained a legendary status among BMW enthusiasts. For good reason, too. Its pure driving dynamics, near-perfect balance and motorsport-bred engine …

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BMW Concept 4 Rendered with 8 Series Kidney Grilles

4 Series, News | September 11th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

After seeing the BMW Concept 4, many fans were left wondering what it might look like with more appropriate Kidney Grilles. Rather than the monstrous …

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SPIED: BMW M8 Coupe with large rear wing seen at the ‘Ring

BMW M8, Spy Photos | September 11th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

We take a bit of a break from IAA news to bring you an interesting update in the world of the BMW M8. It seems …

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BMW i Hydrogen NEXT actually us gives a taste of the BMW X5 M

BMW X5 M, News | September 10th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Fans have yet to actually see the official production version of the upcoming BMW X5 M. We actually saw a pre-production X5 M in a …

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Photo Comparison: BMW Concept 4 vs BMW 4 Series Concept

4 Series, News | September 10th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

When the original BMW 4 Series concept debuted, it was basically the final production car with a couple of interesting concept car-style tweaks. Now that …

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2019 IAA: The Land Rover Defender is back in America

Auto Shows, Interesting | September 10th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Back in the ’90s, Land Rover briefly sold the Defender in the United States. It wore the “NAS” moniker and is still highly desirable today. …