Issue 105

April 2012

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  1. Full Article

    F30 328i: All new, yet totally familiar

    It may have fresh styling, a turbocharged four and double wishbones, but the new 3 Series is a classic BMW all the way.

  2. Full Article

    E9 3.0 CSL: The CSL that got away

    Stumbling upon a genuine 3.0 CSL, the author finds himself in the Barn Find Zone, then discovers that someone else got there first.

  3. Interview: Meet the new boss

    Meet BMW NA's new CEO, a genuine car enthusiast—and racer!— who understands that not all markets are identical.

  4. Market Update: On sale now!

    Prices may be high thanks to a dearth of used cars, but good deals on a late-model 3 Series are still available to those with patience.

  5. History: A century of production

    The home of 3 Series production, BMW's Munich factory has a rich history that goes back to 1914 and the dawn of the Aero Age.

  6. Tech: Beyond black and round

    It's one of the most vexing questions to face car owners: Which tires to buy? Here's how to get the right rubber for your BMW.

  7. E82 1 Series M Coupe: Black and white

    With its KS1-S, Kelleners Sport amps up the 1 Series M Coupe to 410 turbocharged horsepower and gives it handling to match.

  8. E30 Alpina C2 2.7: A C2 with character

    It may be 25 years old, but this E30-based Alpina C2 still delights with its usable speed and supple suspension.

  9. Hillclimb: Racing to the top

    It isn't the highest hillclimb in the U.S., but it is the oldest. We follow the action as a trio of BMWs tackles treacherous Mt. Washington.

  10. Event: Paying homage

    The E30 M3 SIGFest gathers a whopping 42 first-generation M3s in New Jersey, and four of them are original convertibles.

  11. Development: Synergies

    A closer collaboration between BMW's M and Motorsport divisions promises racier M cars and more accessible race cars.

  12. Paddock Pass: BMW motorsports around the world

    After a successful test, Joey Hand joins BMW's new DTM team for 2012. Also: BMW misses ILMC title, wins GT4 European Cup.

  13. Beemers: Six cylinders on two wheels

    BMW has been building six-cylinder engines for nearly 100 years, but the K1600GT/GTL features the company's first in a motorcycle.

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