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TEST DRIVE: 2020 Audi Q3 2.0T Quattro — Good but not Great

Interesting, Test Drives | March 12th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

Since doing this job, I’ve driven and reviewed so many cars I’ve forgotten most of them. Yet I can still clearly remember the tepid awfulness …

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TEST DRIVE: 2020 BMW X6 M50i — Style Doesn’t Need to Make Sense

Test Drives | February 8th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

Personally, I’ve never been a fan of SUV “Coupes”. Just the idea of them has never really appealed to me and I feel as if …

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TEST DRIVE: BMW M850i Gran Coupe — Great but not BMW’s Best Four Door

8 Series, Test Drives | January 8th, 2020 by Nico DeMattia

Ever since the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe made its debut, I’ve been a big fan of its kind. Every Gran Coupe to debut after …

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FIRST DRIVE: Rolls Royce Cullinan Black Badge — An Exercise in Excess

Rolls Royce, Test Drives | November 24th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

I’m not a rich man. I never have been. So the idea of luxurious excess seems a bit ridiculous to me. As it does to …

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TEST DRIVE: BMW M8 Competition Coupe — Refined Violence

BMW M8, News, Test Drives | November 12th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Back in the ’90s, BMW M engineers were working on a skunkworks project deep in the underbelly of the brand’s headquarters. It was a project …

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TEST DRIVE: 2020 BMW M235i xDrive — A New Kind of BMW

2 Series, Test Drives | November 11th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

There seems to be a lot of pessimism surrounding BMW’s latest crop of front-wheel drive-based cars. Both the BMW M235i Gran Coupe and the M135i …

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TEST DRIVE: BMW Z4 M40i — The Most Fun BMW in a Long Time

BMW Z4, Test Drives | November 1st, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Roadsters are dead. Gone. Finished. Gone are the days when customers yearned for the wind in their hair and the sound of burbling exhaust filling …

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REVIEW: BMW X3 M Competition — Who Needs an M3 Touring?

BMW X3 M, Test Drives | October 6th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Almost every BMW fan has been begging, pleading, scratching and clawing for an M3 Touring (wagon) to be made. The idea of a small, high-performance …

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REVIEW: 2020 BMW M340i — Not a Budget-M3 but Still a Great Car

3 Series, Test Drives | September 16th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

Awhile back, I wrote an article in which I claimed that the BMW M340i was the first M Performance car that could actually keep me …

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REVIEW: BMW M850i Convertible — Bavaria’s Greatest Grand Tourer

8 Series, Test Drives | July 30th, 2019 by Nico DeMattia

As a car journalist, it’s easy to get jaded. We often get to drive some of the sexiest, most exciting cars on the planet, cars …