My first reaction upon experiencing a full throttle pull from the passenger seat was to mutter, “fucking hell…”, and then burst out laughing.
These days, it seems that F1 is raced exclusively by genetically engineered, corporately sponsored, superhumans. Look at Lewis Hamilton and tell me he wasn’t designed in a lab in some sub-basement of McLaren. All of the top tier boys got a Nomex onesie before they could walk, and their stroller had a HANS device. The…
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?
I seem to have an affinity for BMW wagons. Well alright, who am I kidding? Don’t we all? It’s a formula that proves to be flawless. It’s a driver’s car that doubles as a doer’s car. It’ll carry your small furniture, haul your kids to school, round up all your gear for a road trip and still draw a crowd at a car meet.…
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 formula is correct with this bawdy German duo. A well balanced chassis, drive to the rear wheels, and most importantly a potent V8 motor up front. Only thing missing was a sinuous stretch of tarmac, which we just so happened to find.
So I recently took a trip to New Orleans for my birthday and St. Patrick's day, but that has little relevance to the story. Where we shall begin is when my girlfriend and I left New Orleans, we did not return home to Philadelphia, no we flew to Orlando to meet a gentleman, term used very loosely, about a car. This…
I met up with Road & Track's own Sam Smith and Robin Warner at Mid-Ohio, my home track for club races and a place where two of the Armco barriers in "Thunder Valley" have my name on the purchase order. Sam was there to drive a real unicorn—a genuine Hartge-built Group A racing E30 M3. Robin and I were there to hold…
Every time I get together with a handful of distant friends and talk about 90s BMWs, I have the same compulsion. It isn't I need an old BMW, it's weirder: I need to scan the amazing BMW brochures from my fanboy youth.
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…
Let me just get that out of the way right at the start. Now allow me to explain how I arrived at that conclusion.
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.