Issue 145

April 2017

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  1. Full Article

    Live Wire

    James Clay fell in love with the S65 V8 in the E92 M3, but he wasn’t satisfied until he’d supercharged it for big horsepower.

  2. Full Article

    Rare racer, revived

    Vintage Sports & Restoration brings a Schnitzer-powered 1602 back to life, honoring the German racer who built it.

  3. Full Article

    2017 G30 5 Series: All new…and totally familiar

    With tasteful design and perfect blend of ride comfort and dynamics, the new 5 is a classic.

  4. 2017 F30 330e: Covering the bases

    The latest addition to the 3 Series lineup is a plug-in hybrid that just might change how you drive…and think.

  5. Technology: Engine building

    Global engine chief Ilka Horstmeier explains BMW’s modular architecture and efficient production processes.

  6. Buyer's Guide: Going the Distance

    Looking for a long-haul BMW, one that will last a quarter-million miles or more? Consider the E30 325i, E46 330i or E39 540i.

  7. History: Survival against all odds

    How BMW saved its trademark from Soviet appropriation and learned to build cars in Munich after World War II.

  8. Design: Brand Identity

    Integral to BMW’s brand identity since 1933, the double-kidney grille was almost lost to design modernization in 1961.

  9. 2012 E82 1 Series M Coupe: Fountain of youth

    Want to be forever young? Take Dr. Andrew Korinis’ advice: Buy a 1M Coupe, modify it like crazy and take it to the track!

  10. 2001 E39 M5 & 2002 Z8: The dynamic duo

    When Craig Zaller wanted a weekend counterpart for his Dinan S2 E39 M5, he knew a Z8 would fit the bill perfectly.

  11. 1966 1800: Homage to Alpina

    TC Rivers wanted to pay tribute to the privateer Neue Klasse racers while restoring this 1800 as a practical daily driver.

  12. 1972 E9 3.0 CS: Rekindled Affair

    Tim Duncan never forgot his first E9. Now, with help from Coupe King, he’s turned his second CS coupe into his dream car.

  13. 1982 E24 645 CSi: Portal to the past

    Jeremy Barbakow’s 645 CSi is more than a cool E24. It’s also the turbo’d Alpina that Mike Dietel built for himself in 1982.

  14. 1995 E36 M3: Double your fun

    An Active Autowerke supercharger doubles the power in Britt Vail’s E36 M3. Big tires and aero mods give it massive grip.

  15. Full Article

    1976 2002: Stealth flyer

    It isn’t the flashiest 2002, but Antoni Miller’s tastefully Turbo-flared beauty stands out with subtle perfection.

  16. People: Jack Deren: Living Legend

    Famous among BMW fans for his work on the Red Lobster racers, Jack Deren is a living repository of sports car history.

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