Review: 2006 BMW 3-Series
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Driving a BMW 3 Series on a freeway or in gridlocked traffic misses the point of the car. On a freeway or in traffic, a BMW 3 Series is out of its element, amounting to a rather loud, small, sparsely outfitted automobile. But on a twisty road, a BMW 3 Series becomes an extension of the driver's nervous system, a finely crafted tool designed to maximize the joy of driving. That's why, during a one-day road test of the redesigned 2006 BMW 3 Series, we stuck to the twisty two-lane ribbons of asphalt draped atop the hills and lining the valleys of western Pennsylvania, and the sinuous road course at BeaveRun Motorsports Complex in the town of Wampum.
First Drive: 2006 BMW 3 Series
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. Counting on the 2006 3 Series to deliver the bulk of its profits, BMW took few risks with this redesign. Historically speaking, new Bimmers have generally improved in terms of powertrains, performance, and creature comforts. After a day behind the wheel, it appears that the new 3 series is no different in this regard. With improved engineering, technological advancements, and the brilliant performance for which the BMW 3 Series has become legend, you have the ultimate recipe for the ultimate sport sedan. The 2006 BMW 3 Series is available in 325 and 330 trim levels, with an even more powerful M3 arriving in 2006 as a 2007 model. The 2006 BMW 3 Series is also available in sedan and sport wagon body styles.
Review: 2006 BMW 330xi
Go to MYRIDE.COM for more car videos. BMW's venerable 3-Series sedan is redesigned this year, getting a fresh skin, an enlarged interior, more power and updated underpinnings. With these changes, BMW hopes to retain its top sport sedan spot, keeping competitors such as the Acura TL, Audi A4, Infiniti G35, and all-new Lexus IS at bay. Enhancements this year include a more rounded appearance, accented with four character lines that sweep back to the deck lid, and a conventional tail that's punctuated by a chrome dual-tip Exhaust outlet.
Review: BMW M5
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