Issue 100

August 2011

Issue 100 cover
  1. Editor’s Note: Bimmer turns 100

    For Bimmer’s 100th issue, we’re going all out with more pages and extra feature stories that celebrate our love of the marque.

  2. Full Article

    E85 1 Series M Coupe: The One

    Our first U.S. drive in the new 1 Series M Coupe reveals a driver’s car par excellence, one that evokes the spirit of the E30 M3.

  3. Full Article

    E21 320is: The Forgotten 3

    Often overlooked, the E21 3 Series of 1977-1983 was a better BMW than most people think. We drive a pristine, low-mileage example.

  4. E90 320d EDE: Extreme Efficiency

    When the 320d EfficientDynamics Edition can return as much as 57 miles from a gallon of diesel, why don’t we get it here in the U.S.?

  5. Interview: The Product Guy

    For 15 years, Rich Brekus ran the product planning department at BMW NA, making crucial decisions about the cars we drive.

  6. Infographic: The Expanding Product Lineup

    From sedans, coupes and convertibles, the BMW NA lineup has expanded to include wagons, roadsters, SAVs and GTs.

  7. Design: The Totally Passionate Car Designer

    As the man who drew the Z3, E39 5 Series and E90 3 Series, Joji Nagashima has created a fleet of iconic BMWs.

  8. History: From Zero to 90 in Two Decades

    For years, BMW neglected its history…until energetic employees and a community of enthusiasts changed everything at Monterey.

  9. 1937 328: Black Beauty

    The 1937 328 raced by Huschke von Hanstein was already a significant BMW, and Lothar Schuettler made it a beautiful one, as well.

  10. 1957 507: The Champion’s Prize

    When John Surtees won his first world championship in 1956, he received a BMW 507 as a thank-you gift. He’s driven it ever since.

  11. History: My Early Bimmer Years

    On the eve of his retirement, the author recalls his 1958 encounters with the BMW brain trust in Munich, and many more that followed.

  12. History: History Project Goldfish

    In 1987, BMW created its most outlandish engine ever: the 6.6-liter,16-cylinder monster nicknamed Project Goldfish.

  13. 1969 2002: Targa 2002

    Roy Hopkins’ 1969 2002 was built for one purpose: to win the Targa Newfoundland rally, which it did three years running.

  14. E92 M3: Supersize Me

    Combining Vorsteiner’s wildest bodywork with Active Autowerke engine mods and big Brembo GT-R brakes, this M3 is ready to roll.

  15. Racing: The Consummate BMW Racer

    A BMW factory racer since 1996, Bill Auberlen has had a front-row seat for three decades of racing in sports cars and prototypes.

  16. Paddock Pass: M3s win at Sebring, Long beach

    BMW Team RLL starts the 2011 American Le Mans Season with a pair of GT-class wins for the M3; Joey Hand heads to Le Mans.

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