BMW

Bikes

The rise of the “art” motorcycle

The 20-year crusade to classify finely crafted motorcycles as works of art is reaching its apotheosis in one-off commissions of awe-inspiring master craftsmanship. Simon de Burton reports
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Bikes

Collecting vintage BMW motorcycles

A fast, comfortable classic that can go the distance on a daily basis? No wonder BMWs’ airhead-era models are gaining traction, says Simon de Burton
Cars

BMW’s best-kept secret

For over 50 years, Alpina has been creating bespoke BMWs, unmatched in performance and personalisation. Simon de Burton reports on the latest generation
Cars

Extreme SUVS gather pace

The idea of driving an SUV like a sports car has always seemed implausible… until now. Simon de Burton sizes up the new breed of searingly fast sports utility vehicles
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BMW’s i8 hybrid

BMW’s new petrol-electric hybrid sportster is priced at a fraction of its competitors. Does it measure up? Simon de Burton takes it on a 150-mile blast through Californian canyons to pit its gusto against its green credentials
Sport

Circuit ringmeister

Perilously narrow and prodigiously long, with blind crests and 73 bends, the former German Grand Prix track at Nürburgring is the world’s most challenging – and it’s open to petrolheads like Simon de Burton
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