Posts from ‘BMW’
Class: Premium Midsize Car
Miles driven: 253
Fuel used: 12.8 gallons
If you were even partially hip on current events in 1973, you likely recall the OPEC Oil Crisis.
We recently had a 2017 BMW M760i in through the Consumer Guide fleet for our usual rounds of editor test drives and evaluations. We’re no strangers to high-end luxury vehicles at CG HQ, but even by premium-brand standards, the M760i was one of the most lavishly equipped (and priciest) vehicles we’ve tested in quite a while.
Sometimes hindsight plays tricks on us. I have always been uncomfortable that the Talking Heads’ seminal album More Songs about Buildings and Food was available on 8-Track tape.
I associate the 1978 album with a progressive musical movement that endured through the Eighties. That fact that that same music could be purchased in a lousy, short-lived format known for premature failure is difficult for me to square.
by Don Sikora II
Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.
BMW’s 3-Series has been around long enough that its basic premise is well defined. Think sporty, rear-drive, premium-priced sedans, coupes, and convertibles. Handsome, if maybe a bit conservative, styling is part of the mix, as is a highly desirable overall package.
Class: Premium Compact Crossover
Miles Driven: 384
Fuel Used: 19.4 gallons
Class: Premium Large Car
Miles Driven: 543
Fuel Used: 18.3 gallons
DETROIT: BMW unveiled the seventh generation of its midsize sedan at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The all-new 2017 BMW 5-Series is lighter than its predecessor by up to 137 pounds, and is set to offer an extensive roster of new models, powertrains, and technology features.