Posted on 12. Mar, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Take a few well proven components from the BMW parts catalog, add a killer body with a thoroughly modern interior, and you get the Z3. This affordable roadster added real excitement to a much ignored market segment. The Z3 made no pretense at being anything but fun. As such, it had [...]
Posted on 04. Mar, 2013 by BajaBusta.
BMW may not have been the best car company on the planet, but it’s hard to think of one that turned out a more consistent string of winners. The new 328i, senior member of the 3-series line, was a good example of how BMW worked its magic: Brilliant vehicle concept, outstanding design, superb engineering and [...]
Posted on 14. Dec, 2012 by BajaBusta.
With its conservative styling inspired by the 7 series, the new for 1989 BMW had performance, handling and safety well above the average. Its high speed handling was better than the 300E, which serves as a reference point. But it is also because of its level of comfort that the 5 [...]
Posted on 25. Sep, 2012 by BajaBusta.
At the end of adding a thousand and one refinements to its GT, BMW lost sight of what makes the charm of a sports car, which is handling, agility, and liveliness. The 840ci lacks a number of qualities, in spite of a high-proof technology that can’t compensate for everything.
Posted on 24. Sep, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Car and Driver December 1988: Let’s put an end to the BMW-yuppie link. These days, all you have to do is whisper “BMW,” and everyone immediately thinks “yuppie.” Enough of the yups! That overpublicized group of consumers, who lust after Bimmers as they do any object perceived to confer status on [...]
Posted on 26. Jun, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Currently the median purchase price for new car purchases is close to 40k. Twenty years ago, that price would almost get you into the elite of automotive classes, the full size V8 powered luxury car. it’s easy to compare then and now, compare technology, and its advancement, compare cost of goods, even easier when you [...]
Posted on 25. May, 2012 by BajaBusta.
The 7 Series is the high end of the Bavarian builders’ prestigious range. BMW multiplies its efforts to confront main competitor Mercedes, in most segments where it has established its reputations. BMW is falling in step in the V8 domain where the master of Sindelfingen is a few lengths ahead.
Posted on 11. May, 2012 by BajaBusta.
This “new” generation of the BMW 3-series made a radical break with those it replaced. The success of the previous generation 3-Series was so important that BMW outdid itself to fill all the niche corners of that range. That is why soon after this launch, the convertible and M3will join the already numerous family of [...]
Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by BajaBusta.
This 2+2 sports coupe was not derived from any other model in the BMW lineup. This was the flagship model for the company, designed to offer an alternative to vehicles such as the Mercedes Benz 500SL and Porsche 928 S4. In one unusual move, BMW announced the price of their car [...]