The Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is the last great sports sedan

If you’ve seen Top Gun:Maverick, you were hopefully in awe of all the beautiful aerial cinematography. What made it work was that the actors were really in the back seat of an F/A-18, straining and grunting through high-G maneuvers. You can’t fake that, and I found myself almost turning and pulling G’s with them in…

What it’s like to own a G80 M3

It’s been nine months since I first laid eyes on my G80. Modern BMWs are complex machines, making this the most complex M3 yet. I gather up two others to see how the cars are performing, and if modifying the car is a good idea. Spoiler alert: The G80 M3 reliability breaks the stereotype. Is…

How to build a dream BMW garage

The garage has always been a place I spend a lot of time in. From wrenching to washing, I’ve always got something cooking. When I moved into my home a little over a year ago, I made sure to get one with a garage big enough for at least 2 cars and a few additional…

Short take: The 2023 BMW M4 CSL

CSL. Coupe Sport Lightweight. It’s a famous name among the BMW faithful, and now the G82 BMW M4 CSL gets the treatment. Is it worth the wait? Adding lightness This is not a “CS”, like the M2 or M5 I reviewed last year. The L means that this car is much more race-focused. Check the…

Things get hot at the BMW Performance Center in California

Shot over five days in December at the BMW Performance Center West, in Thermal, California. I love the BMW Performance Center. Filled with the latest models and staffed with the best pro instructors, it’s Disney Land for an automotive photographer. While I’ve been to the east coast location for multiple shoots (and even picking up…

The BMW i4 M50 is not an EV M3

Just 10 years ago, BMW was still making an M3 with a V-8 and a gas guzzler tax. Now, this BMW i4 M50 promises to give you all the performance without a drop of petrol. Let’s put aside the thoughts on whether electric cars are truly better for the environment, and focus on how this…

Unveiling the 2023 BMW 7 Series and XM

The New York Auto Show is happening now, and if you’re a fan of German cars, you might want to skip it this year. BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche…none attended. I’ll get to the show next week, but today, let’s talk about my favorite marquee. I was invited to see a private showing of the refreshed…

Back to cool with the 2022 BMW M240i Coupe Review

I’ve always considered the BMW 2 Series Coupe (and 1 Series that preceded it), to be the perfect first car. Good looking, nimble (and fast in M trim), it also had a majority of the tech and luxury available on higher models. What more could you need for your first ride? Now, the 2 Series…

How I review cars

The goal of this web site has evolved from a platform to ask “please let me shoot pictures for you” to something beyond a portfolio of images. It’s become an automotive resource, and the resource is expanding. I’ve got new car reviews lined up that go beyond BMW, and I wanted to explain how I’ll…

The BMW F82 M4 Buyer’s Guide

No M car before or since has been saddled with the baggage that the BMW F80 M3, F82 M4 Coupe and F83 Convertible has. Replacing a legend in the E9X, introducing turbocharging to the M3 lineage, deleting the M3 name on the Coupe version…it was a lot. But it was also beautiful, weighed less than…