The lies we tell ourselves
Sure, it’s got more features and options than any BMW to date, but is the new 7 Series really a better car? Our European correspondent casts a critical eye on the 7’s so-called progress.
When an E30 M3 with the heart of an S85 V10 showed up unexpectedly in Marc Norris’ Bavarian Workshop, we couldn’t resist firing up this Frankenbimmer. And, boy, is it hot!
A more engaging M4
With a six-speed manual transmission borrowed from the 1 M Coupe, the M4 becomes a more rewarding car to drive.
The sweet spot
Built from 1999 to 2006, the E46 coupes represented the culmination of decades of engineering tradition at BMW. Even today, E46 coupes like this 328Ci deliver a timelessly rewarding driving experience.
A special edition for U.S.
After decades of being denied the coolest M cars, U.S. enthusiasts will finally get a GTS. The forthcoming M4 street/track special has been engineered from the start to meet U.S. regulations… as well as our highest expectations for the M brand.
Jefferson Ho’s formula for fast laps in an E36 M3 pairs a stock engine with vastly improved mechanical grip thanks to wider tracks and upgraded suspension.
Receiving a new six-cylinder engine and a revised chassis as part of its “Life Cycle Impulse,” the F30 3 Series finally lives up to its promise as a real driver’s car.
The Unloved 3
U.S. enthusiasts failed to embrace the E21 3 Series like they had the 2002, or like they would the E30 that followed. Were Federal regulations to blame, or were the Euro E21s equally forgettable? To find out, we put a Euro 323i to the test.
Unveiled at Villa d’Este, the fourth car in BMW’s Hommage series pays exuberant tribute to the legendary CSL racers of 1975.
Spicing up his 2002 with E30 M3 power, Alan Rich creates a highly personal hot rod.
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