With the success of the hybrid electric i3 and i8 models, we know BMW is looking to spread out their newfound knowledge to their entire range. According to one report, it may go to a very unexpected place: the next BMW M3. Think four-door i8, maybe?
Top Gun. Top dog. The best of the best. That's how I would describe the M3 CSL version of the E46 BMW M3. This Euro-only special edition dropped the weight and added the paddle-shift SMG transmission to make a great car even better.
The BMW E46 M3. Ultimate Driving Machine. Perfection on Wheels. DudeBro! It's like, the best car ever. That's what they say. But if I'm honest, the last one I drove was a convertible, on rims, equipped with SMG, and it sucked really hard. Everyone says these things are incredible, was I missing something? So, when JF…
The BMW M3, in all its forms is one of the winningest race cars of all time. And before the only M3 you'll be able to get only has four doors, make sure you grab this one for good.
We tend to talk and talk incessantly about the BMW M3, about how great it was, how great they are, blah blah blah. But what few people remember to talk about is what came in between the original and the one we have today.
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…
Say you're out for some fun in your E46 BMW M3 and someone takes off in it. You'd freak out right? You'd want to kick that guy's ass!
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.
You have to admit that 2012 was a truly banner year for Craigslist car ads.
The current M3 is great for turning into a racecar, but also very good at being the ultimate poser machine. The new DTM Champion Edition is cool though, because it was made to celebrate a racecar, and the brand's success in October, when the Canadian Bruno Spengler won the German Touring Car Championship for the…
It's no surprise that the E92 M3 can incinerate its rear tires, what with its 400-odd horsepower V8. But sweet baby drifting Jesus, this thing can go sideways.
Watch this teenager hoon his (or his father's, perhaps) BMW M3 on an absolutely amazing stretch of Arizona highway. We can only guess at why he misjudged that turn and crashed a not inexpensive car (looks like an E46), but the Home Alone hands-on-face action is priceless.
Traction control is an amazing thing, but even it can't overcome the combination of wet weather, rear wheel drive and a sudden turn. This M3 crash is solid proof of that.
Whenever I hear someone say "electric cars are the future" I just shake my head and laugh. Sure, all those gas cars, millions of them, along with thousands of gas stations will disappear over night. And all the muffler shops and emission centers, too!
BMW's announcement today of the Lime Rock Edition M3 was the final nail in the coffin for me. The company that claims more 24-Hour wins at the Nürburgring than any other manufacturer just launched a track edition M3 that offers no serious performance improvement over the current M3.
Refresh, refresh, refresh, 5-4-3-2-1-0. Autodynamics's no-reserve eBay auction for a 2008 BMW 3-Series M3 Dinan was over. At $33,700, Rene Beunier was the top bidder, and he was pretty stoked to get it for about $7,000 under typical dealer cost. When he called the dealership to arrange the deal, the receptionist…
The BMW M3 GTS has a great engine and amazing chassis dynamics, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black has a wickedly charismatic V8 and quick-acting autobox. Both are lighter than their downmarket counterparts and sport huge premium price tags. But can they compete with the Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 on road and track?
We still aren't sure whether it will have a downsized bi/tri turbo V6 when the next generation of the high performance 3-series officially debuts, but as this video indicates—equipped with a V8 or not—the F80 M3 will still be quite fast.