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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.

Modified

Mythical monster 1

Mythical monster

When an E30 M3 with the heart of an S85 V10 showed up unexpectedly in Marc Norris’ Bavarian Workshop, we couldn’t resist firing up this Frankenbimmer. And, boy, is it hot!

Road Tests

A more engaging M4 3

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.

Road Tests

The sweet spot 4

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.

Racing

A special edition for U.S. 1

A special edition for U.S.

After decades of being denied the coolest M cars, U.S. enthusiasts will finally get a GTS. The forthcoming M4 street/track special has been engineered from the start to meet U.S. regulations… as well as our highest expectations for the M brand.

Modified

Blue Magic 1

Blue Magic

Jefferson Ho’s formula for fast laps in an E36 M3 pairs a stock engine with vastly improved mechanical grip thanks to wider tracks and upgraded suspension.

Road Tests

F30 Fulfilled 1

F30 Fulfilled

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.

Classics

The Unloved 3 1

The Unloved 3

U.S. enthusiasts failed to embrace the E21 3 Series like they had the 2002, or like they would the E30 that followed. Were Federal regulations to blame, or were the Euro E21s equally forgettable? To find out, we put a Euro 323i to the test.

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