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BMW reveals Concept Z4 Roadster

BMW unveiled the Concept Z4 Roadster during its annual Monterey Car Week Press Conference at the Lodge at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Reviewing Stand. The BMW Concept Z4 is a preview of the series production car set to be revealed over the course of next year. Here’s the news from BMW: The BMW Concept Z4 […]

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ACC eyes Asean BMW suppliers

Asian Carmakers Corp. (ACC), the country’s official BMW distributor, is considering importing its vehicles from Asean neighbors, instead of continuing sourcing its supply from Germany and the United States. The shift may be made if the planned higher excise tax on cars will affect demand for BMW vehicles, a top official said. Company president Maricar […]

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BMW enters Formula E electric car racing series

BMW is bringing electromobility up to race speed: Initially revealed as a goal in 2016 as part of the realignment of the motorsport strategy within the BMW Group, BMW will join the FIA Formula E Championship as an official manufacturer in Season 5 (2018/19). The cars, equipped with a completely newly-developed BMW drivetrain, will be […]

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European chamber wants status quo on car taxes

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) is worried over the looming increase in excise tax on automobiles, raising concern that this will push European car makers “to be even more disadvantaged” in the local market, a top official said. ECCP president Guenter Taus said that European brands in the local car market […]

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San Miguel to take 65% stake in BMW distributor

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) is set to take a 65-percent stake in the local importer and distributor of Munich, Germany-based luxury car maker BMW. SMC said in a stock exchange disclosure yesterday that it filed the necessary incorporation papers for SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 17. […]

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Two dashes of Germany, a pinch of Japan

The second half of 2017 is getting interesting, as beginning last week, and running up to the next, three car manufacturers based in three auto-progressive nations are serving up their performance specimens for the Philippine market.

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BMW reveals Series 8 concept car

bmw series 8 - AFP Relaxnews

The driving position has a sporty feel, seating the driver low in carbon-fiber-shell sports seats, as if at the wheel of a race car.

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MINI Cooper S 5-door is more practical, but just as fun

MINI, together with its parent company BMW, is a master of creating more niches and sub-classes. The MINI Cooper 5-door is a perfect example, an answer to a question nobody seemingly asked. It looks quite awkward too, and begs the question: how do you differentiate and segregate between this and the Clubman?

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How premium cars performed in Q1 2017

The Philippines may be in the first stage of motorization, but that doesn’t mean that only mass market cars are selling well here.

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Cruising with the second-generation BMW X1

Asian Carmakers Corp. president Maricar Parco and marketing chief Karl Magsuci with the motoring media participants

The second-generation BMW X1 is what BMW calls an SAV (sports activity vehicle), and it has come of age. Now more chiseled and muscular, the new X1’s rugged proportions impose a more powerful presence on the road, and as the youngest member of the family, its dynamic lines stayed true to its X family roots. […]

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Aug 16, 2017

Last week’s Inquirer Motoring provided a lot of details about Honda’s latest model, the recently unveiled CR-V. The big

Aug 16, 2017

Tom Matano, the man many call Mr. Miata and one of those credited with bringing the now-iconic little car