That car above is the original BMW M3. Under its hood lived four cylinders of fury, each working hard to scream to a 7,250 RPM redline without even needing the help of a turbocharger. It was a mighty machine! But we haven’t seen four-cylinder M cars in some time, and it looks like we may not again.
A businessman from Italy named Hadi Pourmohseni was so disappointed with the quality of his leased 2008 BMW M6 and with the dealer’s service that he decided to ruin the car with a sledgehammer and axe outside the Frankfurt Motor Show. That was in 2013. On Tuesday (over four years later) Pourmohseni set a 7 Series on…
Hot off the reveal of the 3 Series-rivaling 2018 Genesis G70, the company’s CEO has boldly announced that Genesis has no interest in developing a high-performance sub-brand for its luxury cars like many of its rivals due to the imminent threat of electric car performance.
I was appalled to learn that my colleagues, the Mikes Roselli and Ballaban, did not like the 2017 BMW M2. Too hardcore, they said. Too harsh and crazy and ill-suited to daily driving! I called shenanigans on that, and I’m thrilled to say I’m right and they’re wrong.
Chris Bangle was gladly talking shit about one, or possibly all, of the major automakers during the Frankfurt Motor Show this past week, but that overshadowed one very important detail: he’s finally working on another car for a mystery company and claims it was so liberating it made one designer physically sick.
Chris Bangle was one of the few modern car designers who nearly reached household-name status—and not always because people loved his work. As head of BMW design from 1992 to 2009, he oversaw a transformation of the brand’s styling from boxy and conservative to radical and forward thinking. Sometimes it worked,…
For years, Tesla’s been pretty much owning the luxury electric sedan space. But BMW, a brand built on driving that now stresses electromobility as its “top priority,” has Tesla in its sights with a future sedan that may look a lot like this. Meet the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept.
We’ve been waiting patiently for the fantastic 8-series halo car to return to BMW’s lineup. Too patiently. We’ve devolved into madness, drooling over retrowave 8 series videos just to hold us over. But it’s here! It’s finally here! Here is the new M8 GTE race car BMW is taking to the 24 Hours of Le Mans—the marque’s…
BMW has been in a weird place concerning design for awhile, perhaps even decades, now. The main issue seems to be the company not being too sure how to adapt its classic kidney grille design to increasingly large vehicles. All of that has culminated in the new X7 SUV concept, which is borderline horrendous.
Recently, an adventurous fellow named Serge spotted a little red 1991 BMW 318is sitting forlornly in the parking lot of a repair shop. Serge asked if it was for sale, and was told yes, it wouldn’t start and could be his for the cost of scrap! Fantastic! Then, he got it home, opened the trunk, and found a mystery.
Yesterday, BMW told us that by 2025 they’ll have a dozen fully-electric vehicles, and at least one of these is expected to be an electric four-door with a range of up to 435 miles. That car may be called the i5, slotting in between the BMW i3 and i8, and its look may have been leaked in an animation released…
I’m not sure what to feel worse about- insulting the designers who poured their energy into creating the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, or subjecting you to more images of it. But the car’s official gallery has been opened, and into it we must charge. Grab a pitchfork.
Heaven forbid BMW ever makes a full size truck, because the kidney grills on the ugly mug of this leaked 2018 BMW X7 concept are quite disturbing and don’t scale up very well.
Fast acting Houston-area BMW enthusiast Cody W. Crochet was able to save all his cars from the floods brought by Hurricane Harvey using landscaping bricks to raise his garaged red E36 M3 up out of rising waters. Here’s how he carefully lowered that car back down—brick by brick, corner by corner.
BMW is likely already preparing to introduce a four-door version of the new 8 Series shortly after the coupe and convertible models go on sale, which would be great if they didn’t already sell five other stylish luxury sedans or five stylish luxury SUVs.
It’s common sense to move your valuables to higher ground when floods threaten your home, however, we’re not sure jack stands, garden blocks and a trailer are what they mean. Regardless, one Texas man had the foresight to raise his two BMW E36 M3s and one BMW X5 just enough to stand above the floods brought by…
You hated the BMW i3. You mocked it. You called it ugly. Over-styled. Too expensive. You didn’t buy it. Now look at what you made BMW do. The old i3 is dead. The BMW i3s is the electric car of your bad dreams.