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.


Vintage at the Vineyards 1

Vintage at the Vineyards

With spectacular cars and Southern hospitality, it’s no wonder that Vintage at the Vineyards just keeps growing.


The Other Mille Miglia Coupe 1

The Other Mille Miglia Coupe

In 1938, BMW built a radical competition coupe that put the latest aerodynamic principles into action and showed off the capabilities of a strong new design department.


M Fest 1

M Fest

The good times roll as the world’s longest caravan of BMWs heads to Las Vegas for M Fest IV.


Love for Life 1

Love for Life

A thirty-seven-year-old 2002 tii in unrestored yet perfect condition is rare these days, and one in the possession of its original owner is rarer still. Meet Ray Sterbens and one of the loves of his life.


A Good First Impression 1

A Good First Impression

In the spring of 1975, U.S. road racing fans found out what “BMW” really stands for.


Orange Crush 1

Orange Crush

Marc Ghafouri’s smart restoration-modification pays homage to the 2002 Turbo while keeping this carbureted ’02 true to its origins as a charming but simple street machine.


Baroque Beauty 1

Baroque Beauty

A recent restoration has returned this 501 V8 to as-new condition, providing a rare window onto an oddly unsuccessful chapter in BMW’s history.

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