Over the next few weeks we will be not only participating in the official North American 1 Series and M3 press launches but also the US launch of the Clubman and (gasp) Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe. And while we certainly have our own agenda planned (including potentially some video), we want to know what you hear and see. And in turn we want you to feel like you ‘re really there with us as we put these cars through their paces both on the road and track.
Starting with the Clubman, let ‘s hear what you ‘d like to know about the car. Obviously we’ll be giving our take on the car ‘s the performance, design and how it relates to the other MINIs available. We ‘ll have a chance to drive the Clubman on some amazing roads north of San Francisco and meet with the very people who designed and engineered the car.
Then there ‘s the 1 Series, one of the most anticipated enthusiast oriented cars launched in years. It represents a return a form by BMW many thought was lost and is probably more than tempting for some MINI owners. What do you want to see covered and what do you want to know? Specifically what do you want to know that hasn’t been covered in the European press? Performance related, spec related (including those Tii questions some of you surely have), now’s the chance to add your question to the list that I’ll be bringing to this event. We ‘ll be driving the 128i, 128i convertible and of course the 135i on some of the best driving roads California has to offer so we ‘re certainly have ample opportunity to answer most questions.
Finally we have a date with the new BMW M3 both on the road and through the famous corkscrew at Laguna Seca. Does the new V8 stack up well against the much loved straight six from the E46? Has the M3 grown too fat in this latest incarnation? We ‘ll be testing both coupe and sedan from a long time BMW enthusiasts point of view so all those questions will be on the table.
Again let us know what you ‘d like to know and hear and we ‘ll do our best to add it to the list.