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  • BMW to showcase heritage at Stuttgart 23 Jan 2019 (News)
    BMW will showcase its classic racing heritage at this year’s Retro Classics. Taking over an entire hall for the first time in the Stuttgart show’s history, the German carmaker will have a host of ex-motorsport cars on display. Visitors will be able to see
  • Recall for fire risk BMWs delayed due to parts shortage 15 Jan 2019 (News)
    BMW  owners affected by the EGR fire risk recall face a lengthy wait for repairs due to a shortage of spare parts in the UK. The German carmaker is in the process of contacting more than 250,000 owners to arrange mechanical
  • A Grand Monday: BMW 318i Touring 7 Jan 2019 (News)
    The 1990-98 BMW 3-series 'E36' is a car that is very rarely seen in standard form these days - its combination of German brand prestige and rear-wheel-drive making it popular with modifiers and drifters. At just £399
  • Top 10: Used compact premium cars for £12,000 3 Jan 2019 (News)
    of £12,000. And although the sector is dominated by the likes of BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Audi there are some talented rivals to consider.
  • Top 10: Cars that started a niche 3 Jan 2019 (News)
    Long gone are the days when cars were just big or small – there’s now a niche to suit almost any motoring predilection. Ten years ago, who’d have thought that someone would cross a coupé and a full-size 4x4 and make the BMW X6? And nobody saw the explosion
  • Top 10: Used luxury cars for £30,000 3 Jan 2019 (News)
    , with a huge choice of BMWs, Bentleys and Jaguars on offer. Admittedly, these cars will cost significantly  more in upkeep, but the rewards of owning a prestige  model are undeniable. So, for the ultimate in comfort and status, why not think about putting one of these on your
  • December 2018 DVSA recall round-up: SEAT Arona, Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo recalled for seat belt fix 10 Dec 2018 (News)
    inappropriately'. BMW is contacting 86,000 owners over an EGR issue, which may result in a fire. The problem relates to a wide range of cars – including popular models like the 3 Series, 5 Series and X3, X4 and X5 – built between November 2013 and August 2016. Elsewhere
  • Fiat Panda scores zero stars in latest Euro NCAP safety tests 5 Dec 2018 (News)
    county in which they are sold."  In other tests, the new Audi Q3, BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jaguar I-Pace and Peugeot 508 were all awarded five star ratings along with the Volvo V60 and S60. But even those were not without issues. The crash tests on the Hyundai Santa Fe highlighted
  • Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars to return in January 3 Dec 2018 (News)
    Traveller as well as a BMW 635CSi. While critics might argue that Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars just another classic car program (remember when there weren’t even any on TV?) what we like about the show is meeting the people who do the hardwork. Sure, Wheeler Dealers
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 05-01-2019 Part 1 2 Jan 2019 (News)
    .   Almost 30 I have owned an E30 BMW 318i Touring, since new, for 29 years. I was wondering if you could provide some advice about how to sell my car? It is no exhibition piece but wonderfully reliable. It has done 151,426 miles. How much is it worth?  KH, via email
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 01-12-2018 Part 1 30 Nov 2018 (News)
    .    Screamwash No water is coming through when I operate the windscreen washer system on my 2016 BMW 520D. The BMW dealer tells me this is most likely due to a blocked reservoir filter and if this is the case then the fault is not covered by my 3-year warranty. As the washer fluid container
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 02-02-2019 Part 2 31 Jan 2019 (News)
    . Very few have been sold, so nearly new used prices are low, but it's extremely comfortable, a bit cruder but close to as good as a BMW X3 or an Audi Q5 and probably tougher than either:  /our-cars/renault-koleos/   Rocks
  • Honest John's Motoring Agony Column 08-12-2018 Part 1 7 Dec 2018 (News)
    This week’s crankshaftings concern colour blindness, sitting comfortably. Pay as you go and in part 2 a BMW bonfire, big cats in Africa, getting lost and much, much more. As usual, emails to Honest John should be addressed
  • 2019 Toyota Supra priced from £52,695 16 Jan 2019 (News)
    for Gazoo Racing, Toyota's race team), the new sports car shares its platform and factory with the latest BMW Z4. Powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine producing a hefty 340PS and 500Nm of torque, the new Supra will cover 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds and have a limited
  • Diesel car slump set to be worst ever as sales tumble by a third 5 Dec 2018 (News)
    be listed as new, they will have usually covered fewer than 100-miles. The BMW 320d Sport saloon has a recommended starting price of £33,000, but Honest has found delivery mileage models available
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 08-12-2018 Part 2 7 Dec 2018 (News)
    Click back to Honest John’s Motoring Agonies 08-12-2018 Part 1 Burning question My 2-year old BMW X3 was destroyed by fire when parked last
  • Honest John’s Motoring Agony Column 16-02-2019 Part 2 15 Feb 2019 (News)
    suspension failures are quite common on Mercedes, BMWs, Land Rovers and Range Rovers, usually the airbags rather than the airlines. I think the reason for the lack of response is that MB regards it as 'maintenance', like the replacement of a drivebelt, rather than as a failure. Still worth having 'Airmatic
  • Eighty classic and competition cars to go under the hammer at Race Retro 18 Feb 2019 (News)
    1956 BMW 502 V8 cars produced is guided at £25,000 to £30,000. Driven by many famous racing drivers including Marc Surer and 1980 F1 World Champion, Alan Jones, the post-war saloon offers unique access to the glamour of Goodwood while remaining a rare and stylish road car
  • February 2019 DVSA recall round-up: Over 140,000 Hondas added to Takata airbag recall 14 Feb 2019 (News)
    R/2010/018   BMW X5, X6 The power steering idler pulley may
  • DS 3 Crossback priced from £21,550 11 Feb 2019 (News)
    The DS 3 Crossback will start at £21,550 when it arrives in UK showrooms in May 2019. Set to replace the ageing DS 3 hatchback in the French firm's line-up, the DS 3 Crossback is intended to rival premium crossovers such as the Audi Q2 and BMW X2. Buyers can
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