Issue 91

June 2010

Available as a Back Issue

Issue 91 cover


  1. E84 X1 xDrive2.0d: Baby Brother

    A year in advance of its U.S. debut, we test the smallest of BMW’s X-vehicles—equipped with a 2.0-liter diesel four—in the mountains of Europe.

  2. E90 & E46 3 Series: Buyer’s Guide

    Reliability woes mean the newest 3 Series cars are depreciating quickly, enabling savvy buyers to score great deals.

  3. F10 550i GT: Big Blue

    It’s still top-heavy, but the 550i Gran Turismo feels better balanced with a V8 engine rather than a six under its hood.

  4. Rolls-Royce Ghost: Deus Ex Machina

    Yes, it’s fundamentally absurd, but the V12-powered, 7 Series-based Rolls-Royce Ghost is a heavenly conveyance.

  5. R56 MINI Cooper S: From S to RS

    Germany’s Nowack auto+sport turns an ordinary Cooper S into a far faster RS.

  6. E36 328i: Over the Top

    Forget that 27-inch TV in the trunk. A 425-hp supercharged engine is the real attraction in George Lioudis’ custom E36.

  7. Architecture: Solitaires

    Since 1972, BMW has used cutting-edge architecture to express its brand values.

  8. E9 2800 CS: Homage to Alpina

    It isn’t a real Alpina CS, but Shanon Essex’ coupe pays noble tribute to the great endurance racing BMWs of the 1970s.

  9. Full Article

    2002: Orange Crush

    Marc Ghafouri’s beautifully restored and still carbureted 2002 wears custom body work that recalls the 2002 Turbo.

  10. Full Article

    501: Baroque Beauty

    A lengthy restoration has returned David Perez’ 501 V8 to the stately grandeur it had when it was new in 1956.

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