BMW'S latest X5 made a hugely favourable impression when tested in mid-range 3.0-litre, six-cylinder turbo-diesel guise at the start of the year, garnering Drivesouth's maximum five-star test rating with ease.
BMW's insatiable desire to fill every market niche in the premium new vehicle market has continued with the arrival of the new X4. David Thomson puts the mid-sized 4x4 that thinks it is a coupe to the test.
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.