Issue 142

November 2016

Issue 142 cover
  1. Full Article

    Winning from the start

    The M235i Racing finds a home in Pirelli World Challenge, and Classic BMW is already racking up wins.

  2. Full Article

    EV about town

    It’s no sports car, but the i3 is quick and quirky, and it has a few advantages over gas-burning BMWs under the right conditions.

  3. 2016 640i xDrive Gran Coupe: New 6, old six

    The 6 Series’ Life Cycle Impulse has updated everything but the six-cylinder engine under the hood, but there’s still plenty of oomph!

  4. Comparison: Alpina B3 vs. D3: Oil and gas

    Diesel takes on gasoline for real-world performance supremacy in the battle between two F30 3 Series-based Alpina sedans.

  5. Interview: Oliver Zipse: Strategic Intelligence

    From thousands of fasteners to a few hundred: How Oliver Zipse is streamlining BMW production efficiency.

  6. Buyer’s Guide: E39 5 Series: the classic E39 5 Series, 1997-2003

    With its perfect balance of traditional and modern virtues, the E39 remains an enthusiast favorite.

  7. Modified: 2001 E46 M3: German muscle

    John Burnham grew up on Detroit hot rods, but now he drives a Munich muscle car: an E46 M3 upsported by Dinan & Active Autowerke.

  8. Modified: 1980 E12 528i: Ups and downs

    Enthralled by the “stanced” BMWs he’d seen, Ron Perry built an amped-up and air-bagged E12 5 Series that really gets down.

  9. Full Article

    Driver training: Car Control Clinic: Laying the Right Foundation

    To be the best driver you can be, it pays to start on the first step of the ladder, with a Car Control Clinic at the Performance Center.

  10. Full Article

    History: Alex von Falkenhausen: A lifetime of racing

    For over 30 years, chief engine designer Alex von Falkenhausen was also BMW’s most enthusiastic racer, on two wheels or four.

  11. Technology: Racing wheelchair: Built for speed

    Just as it did the bobsleds for Sochi, BMW is making Team USA’s racing wheelchairs go faster at the Rio Paralympics.

  12. Event: SE Sharkfest: Art of the Shark

    In Chattanooga for its 14th anniversary, SE Sharkfest brings three generations of automotive art to Tennessee.

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