This post is from our friends over at BimmerWorld, experts in all things BMW since 1997. Like this story? Find more just like it at their blog. Internal combustion engines rely on a cooling system to regulate the engine temperature as well as provide heat for the climate control system (HVAC) and the mechanics of it hasn't changed in 120-odd years. BMW systems are not … [Read more...] about Why are BMW Cooling Systems so Apoplectically Complicated?
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Picking the used car buying sweet spot from a long-established model range is a tough call. Buyers looking to get ahead of the curve will naturally gravitate to performance variants, if there are any. In the case of the Volkswagen Golf - a range that has seemingly been around since the dawn of time - that meant the GTI. Well, to start with anyway. Mk1 and Mk2 Golf GTIs … [Read more...] about Shed Buying Guide: VW Golf VR6
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The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is a noble effort in the quest to make the small crossover SUV/sports car mashup aesthetic work. It’s decent to drive, too. But don’t get too carried away convincing yourself that this is a family-friendly F-Type; the E-Pace’s value proposition is more about style than substance. (Full disclosure: Jaguar’s people put me on a … [Read more...] about The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace Is Pretty But It’s No Performance Car