Dark Knight 1

Dark Knight

The latest supercharged M3 from VF Engineering and Vorsteiner may be styled upon a military theme, but it’s not exactly a stealth fighter.

Road Tests

The Same, Only Better 1

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.


Border Crossings 1

Border Crossings

Thirty years ago, BMW’s E12 M535i broke down the barrier between sports car and sedan while the R80 G/S was erasing the boundary between enduro bike and tourer.


Keeping the Legend Alive 1

Keeping the Legend Alive

In its 12th year, SIGFest honors the legendary E30 M3.

Road Tests

The Pinnacle 1

The Pinnacle

An enthusiast’s BMW par excellence, the 335is Coupe just might be the best 3 Series of its generation.


Fit for a Tycoon 1

Fit for a Tycoon

Hamann’s 670-hp Tycoon Evo M takes the already outrageous X6 M totally over the top.


Being There 1

Being There

Wherein our author imagines himself in Europe watching BMW prepare for—and win!—the 1940 Gran Premio Brescia della Mille Miglia, the last big road race before World War II.

Road Tests

Street Legal…and Sold Out 1

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.

Road Tests

When More Isn’t Better 1

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.


Excessive Force 1

Excessive Force

With 817 rear-wheel horsepower, Robert Henning’s HPF Stage 3 turbocharged E46 M3 represents overkill in its most absurd form imaginable…and it’s amazing.

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