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BMW New Car Reviews

2016 BMW X1

We recently got a chance to spend some time with the BMW X1 xDrive28i. This is the newest, smallest and least expensive of BMW‘s Sports Activity line of ...

2015 BMW Z4 sDrive28i

The Z4 tends to be a love-it or hate-it type of car. While rather nimble, it's appearance can come across as bulky. Our test car was armed with ...

2015 BMW 428i Coupe

The new BMW 4-series is really mostly an extension of the 3-series. BMW explains it as the 2-door version of the 3-Series. Meanwhile, the 3-series largely moves to ...

2016 BMW 650i

The BMW 6 Series is one of BMW's most exclusive lines. It's their extreme blend of performance and luxurious styling. We were handed the keys to the new ...

2015 BMW X3 xDrive35i

We recently had a chance to test drive the 2015 BMW X3 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle on a trip to [Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals](http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/carlisle-import-kit-nationals/). The X3 xDrive35i ...

2014 BMW M4 Coupe

June 9, 2014. Road America-Today BMW unleashed their new M4 coupes on the motoring press. Less weight, more power (425 hp) and an even better chassis add up ...

2014 BMW M235i

The original BMW M3 was aimed right at our hearts– light, tight and powered by a high-winding engine. Since then, the M3 has gotten even faster, but it’s ...

2008 BMW M5 Sedan

For about $80,000, BMW's newest M5 sedan should do a fine job of impressing passersby and potential dates, but what about the driving experience? That's a different kettle ...

2008 BMW M3 Coupe and Sedan

What's not to like about the very latest chassis from BMW filled with rompin', stompin' V8 goodness? We've already been hugely impressed with its little sister--the 335i--so when ...

2008 BMW 128i Convertible

We've had a string of lovely BMWs travel through the office this the past summer. While we fell head over heels for the M3 and were ready to ...

2000 BMW 323i Sport Wagon

The Sport Wagon is an excellent blend of utility, performance and affordability. Based on the 323i Sedan, the Sport Wagon offers 2.5 times the storage space of the ...

2001 BMW M3

Okay, count with us here: How many cars can do 0-60 in 4.8 seconds, circle around a Formula 1 track faster than just about anything other than a ...

2010 BMW 335i

The BMW 3 Series has been an enthusiast favorite for decades, and the latest E90/E92-chassis cars certainly continue that tradition. Several different variants are available, with the twin-turbo ...

2011 BMW 535i xDrive Gran Turismo

No, it's not named after the video game: BMW's tall sedan with sloped rear glass is just one in a growing crowd of high-end four-doors that purport added ...

2013 BMW 328i xDrive Sedan

We recently spent a week in what could be BMW's most innovative 3 series in years. This 2013 BMW 328i xDrive Sedan might not have a catchy name, ...

2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Edition

This is a limited-edition version of a perennial favorite, the BMW M3 coupe. That eye-searing orange color is super satisgying, but what's it like to drive? To see ...

2014 BMW Z4

The Z roadster has been around for nearly two decades now—can you believe it? It strives to be the upscale option for those who want wind-in-the-hair style and ...

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    Using a top-secret, highly sophisticated algorithm that may or may not have been co-developed by NASA, the Grassroots Motorsports Bang For The Buck Index is a 100-point scale that indicates which of the new cars we've reviewed over the years actually provide the greatest bang for the buck.

    The highly-guarded formula--which is securely stored in the floor safe in Scott's office and protected by razor wire and laser-wielding ferrets--takes into account our ratings, the car's power-to-weight ratio, its price and other factors to determine the true Bang For The Buck.

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