Features

Laying the right foundation 1

Laying the Right Foundation

As the starting point for BMW Driver Training, the Performance Center’s Car Control Clinic challenges drivers to master the basics before moving onward and upward.

Modified

Battleship Gray 1

Battleship Gray

Stored for ten years under a tarp, this 1976 2002 emerged to become a stunning resto-mod through the efforts of owner Karl Klewiada and his son Eric, with help from an expert painter and an experienced engine builder.

History

A comeback worthy of the King 1

A comeback worthy of the King

From a pumpkin warehouse to Pebble Beach, Elvis Presley’s 507 has made an amazing journey since Bimmer uncovered it back in 2009.

The Affordable 3s, 1991-2006 1

The Affordable 3s, 1991-2006

With E36 prices hitting rock bottom and those for its E46 successor not much higher, buying a 3 Series has never been easier. Getting one that won’t break the bank post-purchase, however, can be considerably more difficult.

Racing

The Underdog 1

The Underdog

Before the E30 M3 arrived in U.S. showrooms, it hit the track with Korman Autoworks in the Firestone Firehawk series, where its success against more powerful competition made the car a fan favorite.

Classics

Out of the mist 1

Out of the mist

Inspired by BMW Motorsport’s late ’70s race cars, Edgar Fajardo modified his 320i with old-school fuel metering, updated suspension and track-ready aerodynamics.

Modified

The cure for a broken heart 1

The cure for a broken heart

After her E46 M3 was vandalized, Courtney Wingfield decided to make the best of a bad situation. Repainting it Yas Marina Blue, she built it into the BMW of her dreams, with well sorted aerodynamics, powerful brakes and track-ready suspension.

Classics

The Torque Equation 1

The Torque Equation

When it comes to driving fun, we know that handling is more important than power, but how much torque is the absolute minimum? To find out, we drive a pair of relatively low-torque BMWs: the E30 M3 and its tax-dodging cousin, the E30 320is.

History

The win that wasn’t…or was it? 1

The win that wasn’t…or was it?

In 1964, when the 1800 took on the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in its debut season. BMW wasn’t expecting much from its new sedan, but drivers Rauno Aaltonen and Hubert Hahne were in it to win it.

Road Tests

The lies we tell ourselves 1

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.

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