Posts from ‘BMW’

Dec
01
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, 2020 Best Buys

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Nov
05

2019 Mecum Chicago Auction GalleryLike it does every October, the Mecum Auctions road show rolled in to the Schaumberg Convention Center in Schaumberg, Illinois, late last month. As usual, the Mecum Chicago event boasted its share of big-ticket, six-figure classics—the top seller of this year’s show was a rare Calypso Coral 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (pictured below) that went for $275,000.

Oct
09
2019 BMW M850i Convertible

2019 BMW M850i Convertible in Dravit Grey Metallic (a $1950 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 BMW 850i xDrive Convertible

Class: Premium Sporty Performance Car

Miles driven: 266

Fuel used: 17.1 gallons

Sep
04
2019 BMW X7

2019 BMW X7 xDrive50i in Arctic Grey Metallic

2015 Audi Q52019 BMW X7 xDrive50i

Class: Premium Large Crossover

Miles driven: 333

Fuel used: 20.3 gallons

Jul
18
2019 BMW X5 in Mineral White

2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i in Mineral White Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 BMW X5 xDrive40i

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 381

Fuel used: 17.7 gallons

Jul
05
2019 BMW M5

2019 BMW M5 Competition in Donington Grey Metallic

2015 Audi Q52019 BMW M5 Competition

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 288

Fuel Used: 15.8 gallons

Jul
02
2019 BMW M2

2019 BMW M2 Competition in Sunset Orange Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 BMW M2 Competition

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Cars

Miles Driven: 235

Fuel Used: 11.8 gallons

Jun
10
Used Luxury Car Deals

As crossover SUVs gain in popularity, used sedans have become something of a bargain. Shoppers can find some particularly compelling deals on luxury sedans, a number of which have dropped significantly in resale value.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with sedans. The most popular automotive body type of all time, the humble sedan has for years served the American buying public with a sort of quiet reserve and dignity. Residing in the space between the utilitarian station wagon and the flashy, indulgent coupe, the sedan has, for decades, outsold all other passenger-vehicle types.

Jun
04
2019 BMW X1

2018 BMW X1 xDrive28i in Sunset Orange Metallic (a $550 option)

Quick Spin

2018 BMW X1 xDrive28i

Class: Premium Subcompact Crossover

Miles Driven: 463

Fuel Used: 19.2 gallons

May
30
Hyundai at the 2019 MAMA Spring Rally

A trio of 2019 Hyundai Veloster Ns

Like many auto journalists, the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive attend manufacturer-hosted press events to get our first look at the newest vehicles hitting the market—that’s how we produce most of our First Spin test-drive reviews. However, we also attend “smorgasbord-style” press events that allow us brief access to a broad variety of new vehicles from a host of manufacturers, for quick-take impressions and helpful back-to-back comparison drives.