Appearing under the BMW efficient dynamics banner - which promises the unlikely combination of increased power, better fuel consumption and reduced emissions - the 335d is one of the stars of BMW's recently updated 3-series range. David Thomson reports on a rewarding time behind the wheel.
Maybe you remember the original 1960s Mini station wagon? Maybe you should forget it because, those look-alike back doors and a sort-of similar silhouette aside, today's BMW car isn't really like the BMC original at all.
What a goose. As the 5-Series sedan turned out of the sandy beachside carpark, its driver relaxed the reins; two black rooster-tails of grit immediately sprayed out right across the flank of a parked BMW 1-Series.
IF YOU are one of the 10 New Zealanders set to take delivery of the new BMW Z4 M Coupe this year, then consider calling your dealer to ask if the car can be delivered without its standard MP3-compatible six-stack, 10-speaker sound system.
The first time BMW sent the current 7-series around the country's motoring writers for appraisal we were required to report to the local dealer for a familiarisation session on the intricacies of its "in-your-face" technology before taking the car for a drive.