Nico DeMattia

Nico DeMattia is a Senior Editor at BMWBLOG. He’s 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 Nico likes. He also enjoys covering news from across the auto industry and performing test drives aboard new and old BMW cars. Throughout the years, Nico co-hosted a podcast featuring interviews with industry icons such as designer Chris Bangle. He started writing about cars in 2015 before joining BMWBLOG in 2016. Nico is also a News Editor for The Drive. Fun Facts: Nico is a massive NFL fan and has a love/hate relationship with the New York Giants. He's also a Marvel nerd.

Buy BMW M3 or tune a 335i?

There is a common philosophy amongst BMW enthusiasts that BMW’s M cars aren’t worth the money anymore because you can tune a standard BMW up to the same levels or performance, if not to a…

What’s you favorite BMW M3/M4 color?

BMW’s famous M Division has always had special color options that fans go crazy for. Imola Red, Dakar Yellow and Techno Violet purple are just a few of the fan-favorite BMW M colors. With the latest…

BMW X5 xDrive35d: BMW’s best all-around luxury car?

New iPhone program inspired by auto leases

Auto leasing is one of the most popular way customers purchase cars. Leasing, more often than not, is the less expensive monthly payment for someone looking to get into a brand new car. Car companies…

Is the second-generation Chevy Volt the real deal?

When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt debuted, it really was one-of-a-kind. It was high-tech, futuristic and more advanced than the previous hybrid darling, the Toyota Prius. Everyone loved it and it won awards both in America…

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Why do Americans buy so many SUVs?

At the moment, the car-selling industry in the United States is booming. With near record-breaking projected numbers of around 17.5 million cars for 2015, industry sales are up nearly 70 percent from 2009. It seems as…

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U.S. life would be so much better with Diesel

Emissions regulations are tightening to the point that the gasoline engine is starting to suffocate. Life for performance cars is becoming more and more difficult, especially in the United States. It’s becoming so difficult for the petrol-powered…

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BMW M3: Journey to Transformation

The current F80 BMW M3 underwent a massive change from the norm for the M3 family line. Instead of featuring a high-revving naturally aspirated engine, the F80 M3 sacrilegiously switched to turbocharging with, not one,…

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Used BMW: Best bang for your buck

Yesterday, we discussed which BMW would be the best starter Bimmer, meaning which BMW would be best as someone’s first. Cars like the E30 3 Series and E34 5 Series were discussed as being excellent…