The BMW M3 is a (virtually) universally appreciated car. Pretty, practical, fun to drive—there’s not much to dislike. If you want one today, the E36 body style of the 1990s tends to be the cheapest. But, the question becomes, how much “M3” is still left in a decent example after all that time?
BMW has released a special edition run of 500 M3s celebrating 30 years of the model with this gorgeous Macao Blue Metallic paintwork shared with the original E30. There’s also a white one but I’ll judge you if you choose it over this.
I wonder how much they’d charge for me to nab the paint code in the future...
A few months ago, I wrote up an article showcasing my journey that concluded with my purchase of a 2012 BMW E92 M3 from CarMax. In that article I referenced the desire to purchase the M3 from CarMax due to their apparently great warranties. Little did I know that purchasing the additional CarMax M3 warranty would be…
On the eve of the launch of the BMW M4 GTS, the Bavarians brought some of their older cars out to play too. This has me wondering which one had the best interior—who wore it best, as they say in the world of high fashion.
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It all started in mid-2015. When Chevrolet announced the 2016 Camaro SS would have 55 more horsepower than my 2013 Camaro SS and would be 200 pounds lighter with a refreshed interior and would come with a new “track mode” it began make my Camaro feel a bit dated. The 5th Generation Camaro exterior has aged well, but…
BMW is adding a Competition Package this year to the options list on the 2016 M3 sedan, M4 coupe and even the convertible. Don’t get too hung up on the word “Competition,” but it actually looks like a nice appearance package with a bonus 19 horsepower.
Everybody knows the first M3, the E30, is the best M3. (Probably. Maybe.) The same people also know that you can’t afford one of those anymore, so we had to move on. Here are the new options.
The original BMW M3 comes from a time when men were men, when women were women, and the M legitimately stood for “motorsport.”
What you know of the former life of your used car is usually pretty murky, at best, especially if you’re buying it through a third party. But you do have clues – once, I found a conductor’s baton in a car I bought, and I’m pretty sure that bone in another isn’t a human femur. A man from Kent bought a BMW M3, and later…
Cadillac is going to have a hell of a time catching up to BMW, the automaker that currently holds the top spot in luxury car sales. However, with General Motors’ recent lease offer on the 464 horsepower Cadillac ATS-V, you could blitz past an M3 for about the same payment as a BMW 340i sedan.
While Alfa Romeo hasn’t quite gifted us the what-if build generator of our dreams just yet, the company has updated its US website to include a color generator and a full list of available options and features for the Giulia sports sedan. Why make a Christmas list when you could just print this out?
After too many years of crappy computer generated car stunts, practical effects are coming back. Mad Max set the tone this year and the new Mission Impossible flick is carrying the torch into the summer. Here’s a brief look behind the scenes at how Tom Cruise and Co. are bringing real driving back to the big screen.
Simon Lord was an officer in the British Army stationed in Germany when he caught the E30 M3 bug. It was 2004, and Lord cancelled an order for a brand-new E46 M3 the moment he laid eyes on a Macau Blue first-gen M3. For Lord, that car changed everything.
The BMW E30 M3 is spoken about in hushed (and not so hushed if you’re around Bill Caswell) tones throughout the automotive landscape. But why is it so revered? We decided to find out.
The inaugural, 1987 season of the World Touring Car Championship was - without any doubt - a disaster that put the series into sleep for 18 years and the first race had it all. This is its story.
Except for wimps. Let’s face it: it’s loud, it will rough up a passenger almost like a race car, so only the most hardcore BMW fans will love it. Oh well. It’s not for them anyway.
Forget the three old chaps over at Top Gear, as it is clear now that our very own Chris Harris is the luckiest guy in the world. Here are two Ferraris, two Porsches, an Aston Martin, a BMW and a very special Renault to prove that.
The Scion FR-S was built to excite the kinds of people that make a holy pilgrimage to SEMA every year and never leave the house without their Hot Import Nights wristband - the same people that would soil themselves when realizing that this supercharged BMW M3 could've been purchased for less money.
If being understated is an art, then this BMW M3 is Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Paper Magazine condensed into a little silver metal-and-carbon-fiber box. Not only does it break the conventional mold by beating its coupe doppelganger in usability, but it's available for the price of a base model Toyota Camry SE.