There were only 40 chassis produced for the BMW M1 Procar Championship racing series between 1979 and 1980, and you’re looking at No. 31. It was a backup race car that didn’t make it to the track, instead living its life as a road car. Now, it’s been restored to its Procar glory—while staying street legal.
The Nürburgring Nordschelife has close walls and no mercy. Tourist drives on the famed track are taken at your own risk, and that risk is “you might end up with a crumpled wad of metal after this!” This may be the world’s luckiest BMW owner after his car doesn’t become a giant green pinball after losing it on track.
Because the 2017 BMW M2 is one of the most sought-after performance cars of this year, we had to put it on track in the capable hands of professional race car driver, Parker Kligerman. After a few warmup laps, Parker yelled to me from the driver’s seat that he was “going to do the next lap one-handed.” My palms began…
The kids, they sure do like the BMW M2. Considering how popular the car is (and how it’s crazy expensive and hard to buy), it only makes sense that there’s reportedly a more powerful edition looming on the horizon.
If you love cars, the chances are good that you’ve seen the BMW Films “The Hire” series from the early 2000s. They were BMW advertisements, sure, but they were so good that you didn’t have to be in the market for a BMW to get them. You didn’t even have to like BMWs! And now it seems like they’re coming back with an…
Usually, I’m against automotive-themed clothing due to my dislike of screaming labels, brand badging and whatnot, but this BMW i3- and i8-inspired dress is actually pretty cool. Probably because it doesn’t have a massive logo on it.
Admit it, ever since you learned that Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots and Decepticons crashed on Earth, you’ve secretly always wondered what a real-life, full-sized Transformer would look like. Good news, a company in Turkey wants to sell you one.
Everyone loves the Carrera GT because it got its engine out of Porsche’s last Le Mans racing project. Well, BMW did the same thing, only with a single, not-for-production X5. Then the got it to do 192 mph on the Nürburgring.
Bring back lime green luxury sedans.
Usually, you just hear about the possibility of a car through word of mouth, with no promise of an actual, tangible automobile. Someone’s grandmother dies, or your college roommate’s neighbor is cleaning out their garage, and someone thinks to tell you about it because you like cars. You’re not sure what to think, and…
Yellow flags on a track, while undeniably festive, have a very specific and important message: slow the fuck down. The yellow flags were out on this section of the Nürburgring, and a driver that ignored them came so close to killing a guy you’ll soil yourself in empathy.
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Some say the BMW M3 of the 1990s was a bit of a crap can, impure and unworthy of the “///M” badge. I happen to think it’s a handsome looking car but any way you slice it, there’s no denying the European spec version was superior. This video breaks down how.
Last place? No problem. No problem at all.
Normally, when you think of a burnout, you think of American or Australian machinery laying sonorous V8 elevenses because it can. But let’s be honest: even sophisticated German machinery isn’t above leaving a delightful trail of smoke in its wake.
It’s one thing to read about how to fix your car on a forum or in a Bentley manual. It’s another thing entirely to watch someone else do it correctly on video. Thankfully, the miracle of the internet makes learning to fix your car easier than ever.
Here’s a bit of schadenfreude for those of us who can’t afford to breathe in New York’s Upper West Side: A water main break last night created a sinkhole, and that sinkhole swallow an entire BMW worth around $55,000*.
Rumors of the BMW 8 Series’ Big Comeback ebb and flow, and here’s another one: a two-door version of the big, executive 7-Series could be on the way.
According to German publication BimmerToday, BMW waited in the shadows until the last Valencia Orange Z4 Roadster rolled off the line before quietly ending production of the E89 forever last week.