David Errington tries the BMW M135i, in light of the M140i being introduced into BMW’s model range.
The MINI John Cooper Works Challenge, premiered at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016, inspired by the latest MINI Challenge race car. It is limited to 100 units and available to order now from MINI centres across the UK, priced from £32,000.
I fitted a set of Hankook Ventus Prime 2 tyres to the front axle of the Z3 last year and although they seemed decent enough, the real difference occurred when I matched the rear tyres last month.
So I mentioned in my last post, My Daily Driver, that I have another car. Well, now that the first 14 months of the winter are nearly over, it will be coming out of hibernation in the next few weeks. During its hibernation period, I have been checking on it every so often in the garage and on the odd occasion, have been unable to resist a quick rub down with polish.
Initially surprised by the concept of a 5-door MINI (or would that be LARGE?) Cooper, it was great to try out the new, more practical version of the hugely popular hatchback.
Not only were there two extra doors in the shell, a diesel version of the Cooper S motor was hiding under the bonnet, coupled to a six-speed Steptronic gearbox. The whole package is not like MINI of old and I was keen to try it.
When you have a family, it’s important that you have a car that suits everyone’s needs. You need to ensure the little ones in the back have space, and that the big ones in the front have plenty of room.
And then you need to make sure it’s a vehicle that you can all grow into. This means there needs to be space in the back for growing legs, as well as more boot space to transport more of your possessions.