Lifelong Escape

An Original Owner’s 2002 Odyssey By Jeff Brinker My odyssey began with the 1968 Road & Track Road Test of the new BMW 2002. I was finishing high school in Easton, PA, and had struck a deal with my parents that if I accepted a full scholarship at Rutgers (rather than a more expensive Ivy Read More

New Mexico Zed Heds

The Quest for the Ultimate Green Chile Cheeseburger By Dan Jones, Inspired by Jim Price, Albuquerque BMW Zs ZSCCA Area Rep New Mexico is the only state with an official State Question: “Red or Green?” which is asked whether one prefers red or green chile when ordering New Mexican cuisine. To the New Mexico Zed Read More

The Modern, Family Friendly Turbo Charged Terror

By Rob Anthony with Photographs by Christina Anthony BMW’s first production turbocharged car, the 2002 turbo, was introduced in 1973. The car was notorious for its “Jekyll & Hyde” personality, with turbo power coming on hard and fast once the single turbo charger’s boost kicked in. Despite most 2002 turbos being painted in the relatively Read More

NM Chapter Honors Women In Sports at Isotopes Park

Photo Courtesy of Albuquerque Isotopes   BMW CCA New Mexico Chapter members had fun providing BMW convertible rides for women athletes around the baseball field during a pre-game ceremony for the Women In Sports being honored in front of over 12,000 fans at the Albuquerque Isotopes baseball game on April 30, 2022. Shown above is NM Chapter Read More

Nitrous Oxide Bimmer

Photos by NM Chapter Photographer Jason Collin Sometimes what we do to personalize our BMW’s take on visceral qualities like the pleasing “gurgle” of a tuned BMW M62 V8 exhaust or the kick in the pants one gets when nitrous oxide increases the engine’s power output by allowing fuel to be burned at a higher-than-normal Read More

BMW Safety Recall on 2006-2013 Models

On March 2, 2022, BMW issued a safety recall on the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve heater in some N51, N52, and N52K engines. Approximately 917,000 BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X5, and Z4 models produced between January 2005 and October 2013, are potentially affected. The problem is the Positive Crankcase Ventilation Read More

BMW E85 Z4 Cold Air Intake Installation

By Dan Jones Many members of the BMW Car Club of America New Mexico Chapter enjoy personalizing their BMWs including performance enhancements that are considered “Do It Yourself”. One such DIY modification is adding a Cold Air Intake (CAI) system. BMW has done an excellent job in developing the original air intakes to be as Read More

Life With a BMW i3S BEV

By Dan Jones The 2021 BMW i3 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) is as much a breakthrough vehicle today as it was in 2014 when it originally came out. It has a carbon fiber reinforced advanced composite body structure (without metal, bolts or welds – like a Boeing 787 Dreamliner) and an all-aluminum chassis module with Read More

New Mexico Scenic Byways

While BMW Car Club of America New Mexico Chapter events have been temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, that does not prevent you from getting out and enjoying your BMW in a socially-distanced fashion. New Mexico is home to 25 scenic byways, totaling over 2,900 miles across a diverse landscape. Eight of these are Read More