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We dive deep into the cars by taking the cars for test drives, analyzing the technology, reviewing new trims, comparing safety features and more. Read about the pros and cons of cars coming to market, which are selected by our editors to help with your car search.

2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe Review: Little, and of Little Point

By Brian Normile on May 22, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 2 Series Gran Coupe is an adequate subcompact sedan so unlike traditional BMWs you’ll wonder if the Bavarians have created a new sub-brand. Versus the competition: More expens... Read More

2020 BMW 228 Gran Coupe Review: Little, and of Little Point

By Brian Normile on May 22, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 2 Series Gran Coupe is an adequate subcompact sedan so unlike traditional BMWs you’ll wonder if the Bavarians have created a new sub-brand. Versus the competition: More expens... Read More

2020 BMW X1 Review: Delightful to Drive, Confounding to Control

By Jennifer Geiger on April 14, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 BMW X1 delights with powertrain pep and on-road poise, but its multimedia system is a big-time frustration. Versus the competition: Like several others in the class, the X1 de... Read More

2020 BMW X1 Review: Delightful to Drive, Confounding to Control

By Jennifer Geiger on April 14, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 BMW X1 delights with powertrain pep and on-road poise, but its multimedia system is a big-time frustration. Versus the competition: Like several others in the class, the X1 de... Read More

2020 BMW X6 Review: Ignore the Why, Enjoy the How

By Brian Wong on April 1, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 BMW X6 M50i doesn’t make a lot of sense, but its superb powertrain and technology make it enjoyable anyway. Versus the competition: The X6 M50i doesn’t have trouble keeping up... Read More

2020 BMW X6 Review: Ignore the Why, Enjoy the How

By Brian Wong on April 1, 2020

The verdict: The 2020 BMW X6 M50i doesn’t make a lot of sense, but its superb powertrain and technology make it enjoyable anyway. Versus the competition: The X6 M50i doesn’t have trouble keeping up... Read More

2020 BMW Z4 Review: Only the Top Is Soft Now

By Brian Wong on January 15, 2020

The verdict: Bury the past. The new Z4 ups the fun quotient and delivers performance to match its looks. Versus the competition: The most direct competitor to the Z4 is the related Toyota Supra; th... Read More

2020 BMW Z4 Review: Only the Top Is Soft Now

By Brian Wong on January 15, 2020

The verdict: Bury the past. The new Z4 ups the fun quotient and delivers performance to match its looks. Versus the competition: The most direct competitor to the Z4 is the related Toyota Supra; th... Read More

2019 BMW 330i Review: Now More Machine Than Man

By Brian Wong on September 18, 2019

The redesigned BMW 3 Series comes with a renewed focus on technology and luxury, but loses some of its driving character in the bargain. Read More

2019 BMW 330i Review: Now More Machine Than Man

By Brian Wong on September 18, 2019

The redesigned BMW 3 Series comes with a renewed focus on technology and luxury, but loses some of its driving character in the bargain. Read More

2019 BMW X4 M40i Review — Still Nutty, But Easier to Live With

By Aaron Bragman on July 11, 2019

The verdict: New styling and a boost to the wheelbase make the new X4 slightly less weird, decidedly more fun and marginally more desirable than before. Versus the competition:  There’s one vehicle... Read More

2019 BMW X4 M40i Review — Still Nutty, But Easier to Live With

By Aaron Bragman on July 11, 2019

The verdict: New styling and a boost to the wheelbase make the new X4 slightly less weird, decidedly more fun and marginally more desirable than before. Versus the competition:  There’s one vehicle... Read More

2019 BMW X7 Review: Late to the Party, Bringing Caviar

By Brian Wong on June 4, 2019

The verdict: The X7 is a true luxury vehicle that ticks all the boxes of what a big SUV should be, with plenty of space, technology and style. Versus the competition: The only luxury SUVs that can ... Read More

2019 BMW X7 Review: Late to the Party, Bringing Caviar

By Brian Wong on June 4, 2019

The verdict: The X7 is a true luxury vehicle that ticks all the boxes of what a big SUV should be, with plenty of space, technology and style. Versus the competition: The only luxury SUVs that can ... Read More

2019 BMW X5 Review: Excellent SUV, Iffy BMW

By Aaron Bragman on May 16, 2019

The verdict: More spacious, luxurious and comfortable than ever, the latest BMW X5 continues to focus more on luxury than a sporty driving experience. Versus the competition: There are a dozen poss... Read More

2019 BMW X5 Review: Excellent SUV, Iffy BMW

By Aaron Bragman on May 16, 2019

The verdict: More spacious, luxurious and comfortable than ever, the latest BMW X5 continues to focus more on luxury than a sporty driving experience. Versus the competition: There are a dozen poss... Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Lexus LC 500h Attracts Admirers

By Brian Normile on October 8, 2018

Over the past week, our readers have shown impeccable taste when it comes to vehicle styling, bringing the 2018 Lexus LC 500h into second place among our most read car reviews. In fact, more peop... Read More

Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Lexus LC 500h Attracts Admirers

By Brian Normile on October 8, 2018

Over the past week, our readers have shown impeccable taste when it comes to vehicle styling, bringing the 2018 Lexus LC 500h into second place among our most read car reviews. In fact, more peop... Read More

2018 BMW M5 Review: Automatic for the People

By Joe Bruzek on August 16, 2018

The 2018 BMW M5 may have 600 horsepower, but it’s a refined and buttoned-up 600 hp, like that one wedding guest who never loosens his necktie even at the end of the night.   Read More

2018 BMW M5 Review: Automatic for the People

By Joe Bruzek on August 16, 2018

The 2018 BMW M5 may have 600 horsepower, but it’s a refined and buttoned-up 600 hp, like that one wedding guest who never loosens his necktie even at the end of the night.   Read More