Issue 121

April 2014

Issue 121 cover
  1. Full Article

    JDM Style

    Taking inspiration from Japan’s home market hot rods, John Zhang turns his 135i into a nonpariel style statement.

  2. Handsome is, and handsome does

    The diesel-powered 640d GC is everything you’d want in a BMW—except available over here.

  3. Full Article

    i3: Driving, redefined

    Our first drive in BMW’s electric i3 reveals a quick, fun city car with a remarkable capacity for calming its driver in stressful situations.

  4. The sustainability paradigm

    It started with Project i, but the quest for sustainability has since permeated every aspect of BMW's carmaking.

  5. 2013 F10 M5: Fast Company

    Working at breakneck speed, IND builds a lightweight, track-worthy M5 inspired by the M3 CSL.

  6. In a Expansive Mood

    Two years into his tenure as CEO, Ludwig Willisch presides over a booming business at BMW NA.

  7. Big power on the cheap

    Champagne taste on a beer budget? Consider one of BMW’s early V8- or V12-powered sedans or coupes.

  8. Red Six

    Resplendent in Henna red, Chris London’s Euro-spec 635 CSi is one of the nicest and most original E24s on this continent.

  9. Poster Child

    A BMW show car and later advertising exemplar, this 2002 tii now owned by Friedbert Wall has lost none of its allure.

  10. Plastic fantastic

    Jim Van Lenten wanted something off the wall, and he found it in a Z1 wearing rare Fun Yellow, which looks like it might glow in the dark.

  11. Leadfoot Festival

    A trip to Goodwood prompted rally legend Rod Millen to stage a hillclimb of his own in New Zealand, with five cool BMWs to race up the driveway.

  12. Paddock Pass

    Maxime Martin and António Félix da Costa join BMW in DTM, Tudor series ready to roll, Andy Priaulx interview.

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