Shawn Molnar

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Should BMW Build a Serious Off-Roader?

It’s a question that’s crossed our minds, and it may have crossed BMW’s board room tables. Should BMW build a serious off-roader? What defines a serious off-roader to begin with? What are the potential benefits…

Do you need winter tires on your BMW?

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Why the E30’s True Successor is a Toyota

The iconic BMW E30 has now been debated, glorified, worshiped and written about ad nauseum. If you haven’t owned an E30, and you’ve never had the chance to drive one, all of this fuss over…

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Dinan S3-R BMW 1M review: A great car made epic

Steve Dinan made a deal with the speed devil, and it’s been meted out in the details. The physical manifestation of this speed demon’s work is the S3-R BMW 1M. Just what makes this devilishly…

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Why Would You Need Winter Tires?

Here is the answer. The time is around 19:00 hours on a cold, blustery winter night. The temperature is hovering around -1 and it has been raining, a dangerous stage for icy conditions. Having left…

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Harman Kardon factory tour: Pure to the art of sound

Sound is exactly half of the audio-visual experience and yet it is chronically overlooked, with great emphasis placed on visual quality. Sound comes second. When you finally awaken to the power and emotional experience of…

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BMW i3 video review: Initial driving impressions from Amsterdam

I was thrilled to drive BMW’s all-new electric drive i3 at its global launch in Amsterdam; it took me by surprise with its characterful personality, impressive dynamics, sharp looks and stunning, nouveau interior. Having been…