Geniuses Turn Old BMW Into The Ultimate Beat-Dropping Drink Machine

What do you do when you have an old BMW 5-Series just lying around? Yeah, you could turn it into a decent Lemons car. Or you could transform it into a rolling jukebox that sprays fog and dispenses cold drinks. » 10/09/14 4:43am 10/09/14 4:43am

For $5,000, Is This 535i A Wolf In Sheepskin Seatcovers?

Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 535i is an odd duck. It’s claimed to be a track car, but its sheepskin seat covers and lack of a cage call that assertion into question. It’s up to you to question its price. » 7/01/13 8:00am 7/01/13 8:00am

Your Ridiculously Awesome Drifting E28 BMW 5-Series Wallpaper Is Here

This is not a BMW that drive your kids to school in. It's not a BMW some wealthy German businessman drives to an important meeting. It's not a BMW you buy to impress the neighbors. » 2/09/13 5:00pm 2/09/13 5:00pm

Your Ridiculously Awesome BMW Snow Drift Wallpaper Is Here

Depending on where you are in the world, there's a good chance that the weather outside is pretty frightful. This means most people will want to stay off the roads. But for someone with the right set of tires, and the right set of skills, snow time equals fun drifty time. » 12/29/12 5:15pm 12/29/12 5:15pm

What Car Should Have Been Built As A Station Wagon?

Blame it on our love of all things station wagon, but after stumbling across this custom Cadillac station wagon we couldn't stop thinking about the wagons that should have been. » 7/07/12 6:00pm 7/07/12 6:00pm

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

Roundabouts only exist so we may drift them

The roundabout is a particularly awful traffic solution in the age of cars and stoplights. It's as if a bunch of city planners were sitting around wondering if perhaps people wouldn't drive better if they were dizzy. Alas, we wonder if the whole thing wasn't the ingenious invention of the owner of a RWD car. » 10/28/11 1:00pm 10/28/11 1:00pm

For $6,500, take five

A palindrome is a word or phrase that is spelled the same both forward or backward - like taco cat or as I pee sir, I see Pisa. The name of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe BMW is a palindromic 535, but could you go either way on its price? » 9/27/11 8:00am 9/27/11 8:00am

How would you build the ultimate sleeper?

Sleepers come in many forms, from well disguised muscle cars to monsters in economy car clothing. After witnessing the insanity of the 728 horsepower Camry we started thinking about the variety of different options when it comes to creating a sleeper. This weekend we want to know about your ideal vision of a seriously… » 9/24/11 5:00pm 9/24/11 5:00pm

1987 Audi 5000 drives circles around BMW and Mercedes

When it came time to advertise the struggling 5000 model for 1987, Audi decided to take the road less traveled. That road wound itself around a Mercedes and BMW in a circular fashion, creating a vintage advertisement that hasn't aged any better than most Audi 5000s. » 4/17/11 10:00am 4/17/11 10:00am

Get Lost in the Smoke with the 1985 BMW 524td

BMW didn't need sales pitches to sell cars in Australia in 1985. All they needed was some drama, some soft classical music, and two of the only vehicles with more exhaust emissions than a diesel powered 80s BMW. » 1/08/11 9:00am 1/08/11 9:00am

Meet Rusty Slammington: BMW Gets Chopped, Slammed And Rubbed The Wrong…

Mike Burroughs had an BMW closer to a parts bin than a drivable car. After four weeks of chopping and customizing, Rusty Slammington was born: A Supra-powered street rod that can fit under a semi trailer. » 9/29/10 12:00pm 9/29/10 12:00pm

For $16,998, Dial M For Motorsports, or maybe Malevolence

In Top Gear's test of the 458, Jezza berated all prior V8 Ferraris for not being as good. The successors to today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe BMW have also reached greater heights, but none has equalled its foreboding looks. » 8/03/10 8:00am 8/03/10 8:00am

Very Long Day of Racing Over, BMW 528e Leads

When we started the race in hot, muggy Connecticut, 75 or so cars set out onto the track. When the race session ended at 10:00, only 35 cars were still running... and a BMW E28 had the lead! » 7/25/10 12:01am 7/25/10 12:01am

Get Hofmeister Kinky with a BMW Middle Child for $7,995

In Ready or Not, Here I Come, Schoolhouse Rock taught us just how much fun counting by fives can be. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe knows you can count on a BMW 5-series to bring the fun. » 3/18/10 8:00am 3/18/10 8:00am

LeMons Torture Test Results: BMW E24/E28

The E24 and E28 are pretty similar under the skin, so they get put in the same box here… and in that box, we find mostly sadness! Still, these cars have great LeMons potential, once the bugs have been worked out. » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

1987 BMW 5 Series

It's Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We've seen 7, 6, and 3 Series 80s BMWs, so we need a 5! » 7/12/09 9:00am 7/12/09 9:00am

BMW Hoons Take Out Anger On Computer Hardware

This reminds us of the scene from Office Space where the guys take a baseball bat to the company's fax machine — only the baseball bat and bare fists have been replaced with a couple '80s Bimmers driven by disgruntled youth. And good for them! We've all been pushed to our frustration limit by technology, so we all… » 3/06/08 4:15pm 3/06/08 4:15pm

M5 Follow Up: E28 vs E34 vs E60

We knew it going in: expecting any other M5 to compete against the BMW E39 M5 is like asking the Chicago Bears to cover a 12-point spread. No way in hell. But, you know, democracy and all that. Still, many of you expressed quite passionate opinions about the other big M cars. So we figured why not have a runoff for… » 9/27/07 10:45am 9/27/07 10:45am