Issue 138

May 2016

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  1. Full Article

    The Torque Equation

    Are high revs and light weight more fun than big torque? To find out, we drive two E30s: the M3 and the Italian-market 320is.

  2. Full Article

    The win that wasn’t…or was it?

    In 1964, BMW’s nearly-new 1800 ti won the Spa 24…or did fading brakes cost it the victory? Driver Rauno Aaltonen tells the tale.

  3. Modified: 2015 Dinan M235i-S3

    Does Dinan’s M235i-S3 make the forthcoming M2 irrelevant? With 445 hp and 455 lb-ft, it just might!

  4. 2016 F48 X1 xDrive 28i: Allaying anxiety

    In its second generation, the X1 SAV becomes a handsome, great-handling BMW despite being built on a front-drive UKL platform.

  5. Buyer's Guide: Z future is now

    Spring is here, so set your sights on one of BMW’s retro-futuristic roadsters and coupes. Here’s how to get a good deal on a Z3, Z4 or Z8.

  6. 1985 E28 Alpina B7 Turbo: Silver Bullet

    Chris Kohler’s stunningly restored Alpina B7 Turbo is a fitting treatment of what was the world’s fastest sedan back in the 1980s.

  7. 1974 2002: Rough to Rhapsodic

    Starting with a worn but running base-model 2002, Clarion Builds and Coupe King updated it into a Fjord Blue beauty.

  8. 2001 E46 M3 GTR: GTR, Resurrected

    In 2001, BMW’s controversial M3 GTR dominated IMSA racing with V8 power and advanced aerodynamics. In 2016, it’s back on track.

  9. Paddock Pass: Continuity in DTM, change in IMSA

    A roundup of what’s new on the racing scene in 2016; Priaulx leaves BMW, Delétraz named top BMW Junior.

  10. From E Mobility to M Cars

    BMW NA’s new head of product planning has plenty of EV experience, but he’s equally smitten with the M cars, too.

  11. From Rough to Rhapsodic

    Starting with a worn but running base-model 2002, Clarion Builds and Coupe King updated it into a Fjord Blue beauty.

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