The Resource Guide
All new…and totally familiar
From its tastefully evolved design to its ideal balance of comfort and dynamism, the new G30 5 Series is a classic midsize BMW for the 21st century.
EV about town
It’s no sports car, but BMW’s all-electric i3 is quick as well as quirky about town, and it has some distinct advantages over gasoline-powered cars under the right circumstances.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Anniversary, BMW Motorrad!
To commemorate its 90th year of motorcycle production, BMW builds the R nineT, whose classic styling and boxer engine recall BMW’s earliest bikes without forsaking modern technology.
Are manual transmissions on the outs?
Yes and no. If you’re committed to shifting the old-fashioned way, here’s how to opt in.
The 1 Series M Coupe was a revelation upon its release in 2011. Now modified by Dinan for even more speed and better handling, it’s an epiphany in driving delight…especially on a closed mountain road.
Taking the wheel of the new MotoGP Safety Car in Qatar, Bimmer’s editor becomes the first journalist in the world to drive the new M4. It’s a big honor…and big fun!
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