• Well January didn’t seem to last long did it? One minute I was gently easing myself back into the swing of work after the Christmas break and seemingly almost the next my son was pinching and punching me for the first day of the month as February dawned. By the time you read this it’ll nearly be March. Slow down 2017 – I can’t keep up!

    While the months have been flying by there have been some big changes here at BMW Car. After 23 years of being produced by Unity Media we have a new owner – Kelsey Media – but there’s no need to panic, we’ll continue to search the globe for the finest BMW content every month and the good news is that from now on BMW Car will be published every four weeks which means there will be 13 issues each year packed with BMW goodness. Should you need to get in touch with us you’ll be able to find all our new contact details below. I’d also just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Unity that I’ve worked with over the past 18 years. Many have moved on already but to all those at Unity, both past and present, thanks for the good times… I’m sure our paths will cross again in the future.

    Now that’s out of the way perhaps we can concentrate on what we’ve got in the issue this month. First up is our cover star, the new #BMW-760Li-xDrive / #BMW-760Li-xDrive-G12 / #BMW-G12 . Lengthy and slightly convoluted name aside it should be noted that this machine is the most powerful road car #BMW has ever built, and thanks to its four-wheel drive set up it’s also the fastest accelerating. An impressive feat I think you’ll agree, given it weighs well over two-tonnes!

    If you like the idea of an excess of power then no doubt you’ll also be interested in the brace of M6s we have in the issue. Both have been fettled by Evolve and are packing in the region of 730hp which did lead to the odd hairy moment when testing them on what was one of the coldest and dampest days of the year. We’ve also sampled a fully tricked up 435d courtesy of Birds and Motech Performance’s take on the M235i. Classics are part and parcel of our make up and we’ve covered all the bases this month with the delectable #BMW-E30 / #BMW-M3 / #BMW-M3-E30 you can see here as well as an E28 racer and a 635CSi rally car. Yes, really, a rallying 6 Series! I hope you enjoy the issue, see you all next month.