Utterly predictable, but utterly superb. Who knew, seven generations ago, that the BMW 3 Series would become one of the most common cars on UK roads. The range has expanded to include ferociously fast coupes, practical estates and stylish faux-SUVs, but the core model is, and pretty much always has
BMW’s latest luxury sports car requires serious rubber to keep it on the road, which is why the company turned to Bridgestone. Already the German firm’s number-one tyre supplier, Bridgestone has developed tyres specifically for the 8 Series, with the R&D team starting from square one. Using an innovative mixing
The Maserati brothers Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore and Ernesto were all involved in motor racing in the early part of the 20th century, winning back-to-back Indy 500’s in the 30s and going on to worldwide fame in the 50s when Juan-Manuel Fangio won Formula One championships with the team. It
A Lamborghini Aventador, Audi R8 and BMW M4, Ken Block and his 650bhp Ford Fiesta, DTM racers Augusto Farfus and Mike Rockenfeller, Lamborghini test driver Adrian Zaugg, and an airfield at night with lots of lasers. That sounds like a recipe for some spectacular fun, and this time there’s no
Alpina, a company whose name is synonymous with that of BMW, is gearing up to celebrate its half-century in 2015. Among the ideas under consideration to mark the occasion are special new Alpina models and the appearance at selected events of some of the most successful BMW Alpina competition cars.