Issue 106

May 2012

Available as a Back Issue

Issue 106 cover


  1. Full Article

    Z4 GT3 & M3 GT4 at Valencia

    Two race cars, an open track and lots of adrenaline: The M3 GT4 and Z4 GT3 inspire both fight and flight in one Bimmer driver.

  2. Full Article

    1600: Hard-edged and high-strung

    In 1972, David Ullom bought a trashed 85-hp 1600, then spent the next 40 years turning it into a gorgeous yet purposeful 205-hp hot rod.

  3. F30 335i vs. 328i: When four beats six

    The new F30 335i may have 300 turbocharged ponies to play with, but is power enough to beat the 328i for pure driving fun?

  4. F10 528i Touring: Four for six in five

    On a drive in the Austrian Alps, the 528i Touring proves a capable climbing partner. Too bad we won't see this lovely wagon here in North America.

  5. Market Update: E39 M5—The first supersedan

    The E39 M5 of 2000–2003 is a fast, fine-handling car whose performance hasn't dimmed even as prices have fallen. Get yours now!

  6. E1: Back to the future

    Innovative as the i3 may be, it has a strong precedent in the E1, BMW Technik's purpose-built electric car prototype from 1991.

  7. E92 M3: Track-ready...street-legal

    Inspired by a love of racing, Sonic MS builds an E92 M3 that's tuned for the track but still usable for the street.

  8. E32 750iL & E31 850Ci: Wagnerian twins

    Chris Knauer's garage holds what may be the world's only pair of Dinan twin-turbo BMWs: a stunning 750iL sedan and a compelling 850Ci coupe.

  9. Vintage racing: A trio of TiSAs

    BMW built just 200 of its lightweight, special-edition 1800 TiSAs in 1965—what a treat to see three of them race at the Goodwood Revival!

  10. Technique: Total control

    For maximum safety and optimum control, set up your seat and mirrors using the method devised at the BMW Performance Center.

  11. Dorkfest V.2

    The E36/8 M and Z3 coupes return to Danville for Dorkfest 2011, the revived celebration of BMW's quirkiest car.

  12. Ice racing: Bimmers on ice

    Don't put your BMW into hibernation just because it's winter: Bolt on a set of snow tires and go ice racing! It's more fun than ice fishing, guaranteed.

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