Posts from ‘BMW’

Mar
24
2020 Toyota Supra, 2021 Toyota Supra

2020 Toyota Supra

Note: The following story was excerpted from the February 2021 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Camaro ZL1Toyota’s sport-coupe history traces back to the 1967 2000GT, a handbuilt legend that sold only 62 copies in America. Then four generations of increasingly capable Supras were available in the States between 1979 and 1998. Reports of Supra’s return surfaced way back in 2012 when Toyota and BMW announced they would jointly develop a sports vehicle. Toyota’s result of the collaboration was indeed a renewed Supra that came out for 2020 and continues with some important changes for its second season. 

Feb
16
Unusual Paint Hues at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, 2022 Auto Colors

Unusual Paint Hues at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show

Auto shows around the globe were dealt a huge blow by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Chicago Auto Show (Consumer Guide’s “hometown” auto show) fared better than most of them. The 2020 edition of the show happened in February 2020—less than a month before the coronavirus hit the United States in earnest and lockdowns began, making it the last “normal” big-league auto show. For 2021, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (the organization that produces the Chicago Auto Show) was able to work with state and local authorities to pull off a special indoor/outdoor edition of the show in mid-July. For 2022, the show returns to its traditional February time slot. In fact, it’s going on as we type this—the show runs through February 21 at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center.

Sep
27
2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupe

2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupe in Isle of Man Green (a $550 option)

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide Automotive

2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupe

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 212

Fuel used: 10.5 gallons

Sep
03
Best Cars for Teens

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.

Aug
31
2021 BMW 430i xDrive Coupe

2021 BMW 430i xDrive Coupe in Portimao Blue Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52021 BMW 430i xDrive Coupe

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 265

Fuel used: 9.8 gallons

Aug
04
2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e in Arctic Grey Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52021 BMW X5 xDrive45e

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 213

Fuel used: 5.8 gallons

Jun
04
Corolla Cross

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.

Jun
01
2021 BMW M5 Competition, Motegi Red

2021 BMW M5 Competition in Motegi Red Metallic

We’re old friends now, the BMW M5 and Consumer Guide editors. A week in the 2021 model with the Competition Package was our third turn in one of the current-generation cars, following tests of a 2018 M5 and a 2019 Competition.

May
28
2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 Premium

2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 Premium in Phantom matte-gray paint (a $1495 option)

2015 Audi Q52021 Toyota Supra 3.0 Premium

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Cars

Miles driven: 255

Fuel used: 10.5 gallons

Apr
16
2021 BMW 330e Sedan

2021 BMW 330e Sedan in Alpine White

Quick Spin

2021 BMW 330e Sedan

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 157

Fuel used: 4.2 gallons