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Topping E39 M5 mechanicals with modified CS coupe bodywork, MKO creates a hybrid of modern and classic BMW.
Special Cars, Special Places
Previewing the upcoming 8-Fest with a drive through the deserted backroads of the Redwood Country, we ponder the incredible loyalty drivers feel toward BMW’s top-shelf coupes and convertibles. Our vehicles of choice? An M6 Convertible and Steve Cohen’s
Believe the hype
Can a vintage car really be that much fun to drive in the modern world? It can if it’s a BMW 328, a 1930s machine that demonstrates clearly how racing improves the breed.
Black and bold
A VF supercharger helps Andrew Golden’s Black Sapphire Z4 M Roadster make big power. Just as impressive, Golden did all his own modifications on this well sorted street-track car.
The 1 Series M Coupe is already one of the hottest Bimmers ever built, and it’s made even more potent with Alekshop’s elemental but well-chosen modifications.
One of perhaps ten E3 sedans converted into station wagons by BMW’s U.K. distributor, David Maughan’s estate car provided a rare opportunity for a unique restoration.
M3 CRT: Forward to the F30!
For a glimpse at the future of M, we drive the M3 CRT, the special edition that closed out the run of E90 M3 sedans with an innovative use of carbon fiber, more power and a rebalanced chassis that foretells what the F30 M3 might feel like.
The “is” mystique
During the E30 generation, BMW offered a pair of “is” models with sport-tuned suspension, seats, aerodynamics and wheels, all mated to your choice of a four- or six-cylinder engine. Which “is” is more fun to drive: the lightweight 318is or the more powerf
A Batmobile for Bobby
One of the legendary—and rare—3.2-liter “Batmobile” CSLs was recently delivered to a racing legend in his own right, Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal, who let us drive it before he’d taken the helm himself. Fortunately, we brought it back in one piece…and now
When Bond drove BMWs
As Skyfall hits the theatres, it’s time to look back at James Bond’s foray into Bimmerdom, when the world’s most famous spy traded his signature Aston Martin for a Z8 and other BMWs.
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