Issue 92

August 2010

Available as a Back Issue

Issue 92 cover


  1. E89 Z4 sDrive35i: Almost Heaven

    It’s not a hard-core sports car, but the Z4 has matured into a smart, sophisticated gran turismo that echoes classic cars like the 250 GT California Spyder.

  2. Buyer’s Guide: Track-day Bimmers

    Track schools are the best place to become a better driver, and these ten BMWs will help you learn in style.

  3. Marketing: An Emotional Upheaval

    It sounds innoculous enough, but BMW’s “Story of Joy” ad campaign has generated considerable controversy.

  4. E46 M3: Exponential Improvement

    On the street or at the track, nothing improves handling like a reduction in unsprung weight, as Matt Sweetwood’s E46 M3 demonstrates.

  5. E30 M3: Still Perfect

    More than 20 years after its debut, the E30 M3 is still one of the best street/track BMWs ever built. Lightly modified like Mark Amarandos’ car, it gets even better.

  6. Concepts: Creating the Future

    Since 1985, BMW’s Technik division has been working on a secret series of Z-cars. From Z1 to Z29, here are the first eight, some being revealed for the first time.

  7. E30 318i Touring: Out of Hand

    Howard Greene may have gone a little crazy while restoring this E30, but the result is an unassailably perfect wagon.

  8. 1967 1600GT: A Glorious Thing

    When BMW bought Glas, it got more than just a factory; it also got interesting cars like this compact GT. We drive Bill Watson’s pristine Glas-BMW hybrid.

  9. Full Article

    1973 2002 tii: Love for Life

    Ray Sterbens bought his Malaga Red 2002 tii new in 1973, and he’s kept it in factory-fresh, as-delivered condition ever since…right down to the CocoMats.

  10. Full Article

    A Good First Impression

    BMW Rahal Letterman racing makes a strong start to the 2010 season with three podium finishes in ALMS, but there’s more to racing success than what happens on the track. Also, Bill Auberlen on his 250th race with BMW.

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