16th October 2019
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe design

BMW sacks design team and turns to Twitter

Following the unveiling of the new 2 Series Gran Coupe, BMW has sacked its entire design team and will ask Twitter to help shape its range of cars.
28th November 2018
BMW Z1 Coupe side

The BMW Z1 Coupe was a fantastic shooting brake concept

During the development of the BMW Z1 roadster, the newly-formed BMW Technik GmbH looked at a potential Z1 Coupe, a kind of forerunner to the Z3 Coupe.
16th February 2016
BMW i3 Mr Benn

BMW launches i3 inspired by Mr Benn

Exclusive: at an exclusive event at 52, Festive Road, BMW has launched an exclusive new BMW i3 Mr Benn exclusive edition. Did we mention exclusive?
11th August 2014
PetrolBlog review of BMW X4 xDrive 30d

BMW X4 xDrive 30d review

The PetrolBlog review of the new BMW X4 xDrive 30d. Don't judge a book by its cover, this car is much better than you'd think. It's not cheap, though.
23rd July 2014
PetrolBlog LaunchBlog BMW X4

LaunchBlog: BMW X4

LaunchBlog - something new from PetrolBlog. Reporting live(ish) from the UK launch of the BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe in Berkshire. Tea will be consumed.
2nd July 2014
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe new car review

Gran Designs: BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

PetrolBlog reviews the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and reckons it could be one of the best looking BMWs ever built. Buy one, we like looking at them.
10th May 2013
The Swift 1: PetrolBlog's 2013 review of the BMW M135i

The Swift 1: BMW M135i review

BMW M135i review: PetrolBlog takes the explosive 3.0-litre 450Nm of torque BMW M135i for a quick drive for a swift pint of Coke at Dartmoor's remotest pub.
2nd June 2011
german book

PetrolBlog looks at: The German Car Industry

On the face of it, a book by James Ruppert on the subject of German cars from the 1980s is always going to be of interest […]
2nd December 2010

PetrolBlog meets…@Petrolthreads

Automotive attire falls strictly in to two categories. On the one hand there’s the frankly dreadful manufacturer-led or cheesy high-street clobber. Then there’s the infinitely cooler […]
4th August 2010
Badger BMW

Supporting the Badger cull

Automotive badgers. Those who feel the need to stick badges on their cars to make them appear to be something they're not.