Issue 99

June 2011

Available as a Back Issue

Issue 99 cover


  1. Concept: Vision Connected Drive

    More than just a machine for driving, the Vision ConnectedDrive is a mobile infotainment hub, a portal to the digital universe.

  2. E89 Z4 sDrive 35is: In the Esses

    With 35 more horsepower and up to 70 additional lb-ft, the sportiest Z4 is certainly fast—but is it fun enough to satisfy enthusiasts?

  3. F10 550i: The Big Five

    The V8-powered 5 Series packs plenty of ponies under its hood, but the six-cylinder 535i is still the Fiver to beat for driving engagement.

  4. MINI: Country Strong

    With four doors, a usable rear seat and all-wheel drive, the MINI Countryman is the largest and most functional MINI yet.

  5. Buyer’s Guide: Ordinary BMWs, Extraordinary Bargains

    If you’ve got $10,000 to spend on a used BMW, you can find a real gem among the Z3s, E46 3 Series, X5s and E39 5 Series on offer.

  6. E92 M3: Freeze Frame

    Created for the M3’s 25th anniversary, the Frozen Gray M3 is more than just its matte paint, as a drive in Will Turner’s car demonstrates.

  7. Full Article

    2002: Home Brew ’02

    This old 2002 was supposed to be Hamik Hartounian’s cheap daily driver…until an S14 engine swap begat a full restoration.

  8. 327: Pillarless Sweetheart

    Jim Smith’s 1939 327 Coupe was bodied by Autenrieth minus its B-pillar, giving it an open-cockpit feeling as rare as the car itself.

  9. Full Article

    Interview: Design in Tension

    The designer of the new 6 Series Convertible, Nader Faghizadeh, talks wave forms, sheet metal and the design process at BMW.

  10. Book: Stealth Publishing

    BMW publishes the definitive books on its own history, then keeps them a secret. Here’s how to find three treasures.

  11. Paddock Pass

    Ganassi goes 1-2 at Daytona with Dinan BMW power, Rum Bum and TMS M3s swap wins in Conti Challenge, new MINI meets old.

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