The Resource Guide
All new, yet totally familiar
Despite a fresh emphasis on frugality, the new F30 is as fun to drive as any 3 Series, a classic BMW through and through.
The Fun One
Driving the new 1 Series M Coupe on the track at Buttonwillow—and pitting it against the venerable E92 M3 at Willow Springs—reveals a challenging but rewarding BMW created expressly for enthusiasts.
A driver’s car par excellence, the new 1 Series M Coupe evokes the spirit of the E30 M3 with its tactile speed and simplicity.
The Same, Only Better
The 2011 135i may look identical to last year’s version, but a revamped engine and minor suspension changes have subtly improved its character.
An enthusiast’s BMW par excellence, the 335is Coupe just might be the best 3 Series of its generation.
Street Legal…and Sold Out
To celebrate the M3’s 25th anniversary, BMW let us loose at Ascari in the limited-production M3 GTS. With each of 150 examples already sold, it was an extra-special day in a superlative BMW.
When More Isn’t Better
With a 300-hp engine mated to underwhelming suspension, the 135i Convertible makes an excellent argument for less power and better handling.
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