For $24,990, You Can Call Me Al

I think we can all agree that BMW’s first generation 3-series doesn’t get much love. That shouldn't be the case with today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Alpina-branded turbo however, as it’s a freaking orgy. But, will its price and promise prove anticlimactic? » 4/05/13 8:00am 4/05/13 8:00am

Meet The E21, The Forgotten Middle Child In The BMW Family

Welcome to Found Around The District, where we highlight fascinating cars we find around a city where people are too busy fighting through traffic and hunting for parking to drive anything interesting: Washington, D.C. » 3/10/13 9:22am 3/10/13 9:22am

Is Now The Time To Buy Your Dream BMW E30 M3?

You missed out on the massive BMW E30 M3 appreciation-fest of the 2000s — during which prices catapulted upward, by percentage, more than the Elephant Man's eye teeth. But with prices flattening, perhaps just temporarily, now may be the best time to secure your piece of Bayerische Motoren history. Ten years on, mark… » 3/06/13 3:00pm 3/06/13 3:00pm

This Is The Hilarious Explanation Of How That BMW E30 Crashed Into A…

We all got a really good laugh this weekend out of the E30 3-Series BMW that crashed into a light pole, even if it did mean the very unfortunate demise of one of our favorite cars. » 1/14/13 4:30pm 1/14/13 4:30pm

Watch A BMW Crash Into A Light Pole During Some Failed Parking Lot…

I don't think there's a better example of good, clean, wholesome fun than driving around an empty parking lot at speed. You can do it in any kind of car, and you can even get your friends and family involved for extra good times. » 1/13/13 10:00am 1/13/13 10:00am

Your Ridiculously Luminous E30 BMW M3 Wallpaper Is Here

E30. 'Round about these parts, it's the answer to every question almost a much as the Miata is. And why wouldn't it be? With a combination of understated good looks, compact size and rear-wheel-drive, it's hard to go wrong with a 1980s 3-Series. It's even better in super-sexy M3 trim. » 1/12/13 5:00pm 1/12/13 5:00pm

Rejoice, Four-Door Coupe Lovers! The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Debuts On…

You know, I consider myself a pretty lucky guy overall. I have this sweet gig at Jalopnik, an awesome dog, and I live in a city where breakfast tacos are readily available. But lately, I can't shake the feeling that something is missing in my life. » 10/13/12 3:00pm 10/13/12 3:00pm

What's It Like To Drive A BMW M3 Race Car

We already know Turner Motorsport enjoys a bit of the ol' hot drifting blond, but what's its like to drive the Turner 2011 Continental Tire Series Championship-winning E92 M3 Race Car, sans blond? Let's see. » 9/18/12 3:00pm 9/18/12 3:00pm

Warning: This Video Will Make You Want An E30 BMW 3-Series

If Bill Caswell, Frank Ocean, and Chinese Spider-Man can't convince you that you need to put a 1982-1994 BMW 3-Series in your life, then this video might just do it. » 8/26/12 3:00pm 8/26/12 3:00pm

This Is How The Slightly Mad Go Rallying On A Budget

Chris Harris was looking for cheap oversteer. So he and his mates procured a BMW 325i rally car. This video chronicles their first gravel test day, which as you'll see, was a shambles thanks to a clapped-out Range Rover and a dodgy trailer. » 6/13/12 4:00pm 6/13/12 4:00pm

What Is The Most Surprising Car You've Ever Driven?

As car lovers we like to think we have a good idea what's going to happen when we hop into a car we've never driven before. Whether it's a pre-conceived notion about how truly terrible a car is or expected automotive euphoria behind the wheel of a car we've always lusted after, even if we don't think we know it all we… » 3/17/12 5:00pm 3/17/12 5:00pm

This 700-hp BMW M3 Once Had More Chassis Than Engine

It's the smartest of tuning strategies: Take a car with more chassis than engine — like the E92 BMW M3 — and add more engine. "Smart" and "tuning" don't always join in acts of automotive congress. But bully for us when they do. » 2/21/12 5:30pm 2/21/12 5:30pm

Russian Take On Car Vandalism Is Predictably Bizarre And Hilarious

As car lovers there are few things worse to us than people who take it upon themselves to vandalize other people's cars. Yet judging from the relative frequency with which it occurs, there is still a decent sized section of the population who feels it acceptable and necessary to destroy automobiles. » 2/12/12 5:00pm 2/12/12 5:00pm

The BMW 3 Series: A Kidney-Shaped History

The introduction of the first BMW 3 Series in July 1975 marked the beginning of one of the most remarkable success stories in BMW — and general automotive — history. It was the launch of a new, sporty car with compact dimensions. Now, three and a half decades later, the face of the 3 Series — and its iconic… » 1/13/12 11:45am 1/13/12 11:45am

2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan: Detroit Auto Show Photos, Info

If you're a die-hard inline-6 aficionado, and are looking for something to finally replace that aging AMC Hornet, you're in luck, as the new 2012 BMW 3 Series looks to be an engaging new way to drive around behind a sextet of lined-up cylinders. » 1/09/12 1:30pm 1/09/12 1:30pm

The 2012 BMW 3-Series is larger, lighter and turbo-only

Hey BMW 3-Series. Look at you on your sixth-generation day, less bulky, more design-forward, more Hofmeister kinky and lighter than before. And awww, look at your cute little four-cylinder engine. You just want to squeeze it, don't you? » 10/14/11 10:30am 10/14/11 10:30am

For $6,250, experience an E30-gasm

Few cars have established themselves as epochal and overshadowing of both predecessor and inheritor as has BMW's E30 3-Series. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 325i looks amazing, but will its price and salvage title make it less than epic? » 9/12/11 8:00am 9/12/11 8:00am

2012 BMW 3 Series is like a 5 Series "Mini Me"

The newly-redesigned 2012 BMW 3 Series was caught by someone quick with their camera while strutting about town completely undisguised well ahead of its expected unveiling later this year. » 8/15/11 8:30am 8/15/11 8:30am