That car above is the original BMW M3. Under its hood lived four cylinders of fury, each working hard to scream to a 7,250 RPM redline without even needing the help of a turbocharger. It was a mighty machine! But we haven’t seen four-cylinder M cars in some time, and it looks like we may not again.
While fueling the need for cars with more horsepower, BMW’s M-division seems to have backed itself into a corner when it comes to offering a variety of transmissions. In a recent interview, a BMW exec indicated that the days are numbered for manual and DCT gearboxes.
There was a point where I thought simply owning an M car was cool enough. Apparently, that isn’t the case anymore, because BMW keeps pumping out M Plus Some More models that make me feel a simple M car is now inadequate somehow. The latest offender is this, the 2018 BMW M4 CS. For the people who missed out on the BMW…
Apparently a factory-endorsed BMW M2 convertible is not happening. I can’t imagine why, seeing as how the idea of “M-brand performance purity” went up in a cloud of tire smoke from an X6 M. Of course, some tuners agree with me, and now you can take the top off an M2—thanks to a Swiss company called Dähler.
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.
BMW will build a total of 200 “Competition Edition” M5 sedans, 100 black and 100 white, with a substantial power bump and a few tasteful decorative bits. Is it special enough to be a viable investment, or would you rather just take it out and just drive the tires off it?
BMW’s M division is one of the most successful and legendary names in in the car world, but it all started out with a Ford.
The 2017 BMW M760Li xDrive looks comfortable and enormous, just like every other 7-Series. But this one will be the first car to run the company’s new M Performance TwinPower Turbo 6.6 liter V12. Jason Statham will be stoked.
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.
BMW M’s new CEO, Frank Van Meel spent some time with us at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show to talk about the future of the M brand. BMW’s sports division is seeing record sales year-after-year with a 40 percent increase in 2014 over the previous year. “Which means last year we sold 45,000 M and M Performance vehicles…
I have a theory why people who don’t really even care about speed are buying some of the fastest cars in the world.
BMW M was established in 1972 and represents BMW's foray into the sports cars market. The first M product didn't wear an M badge, but nonetheless it is considered a sports car by any means. The 3.0 CSL was built for the racing venues and was followed by the first M-badged vehicle: the M1.
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On two occasions in the past week I've had brow furrowing moments where someone made reference to a "real M car." The most recent being the comments on Chris Harris' comparison of the M6 GrandCoupe, E63, and Jaguar XFR-S where someone said "Finally maybe people will respect the M5/6 as real M cars." ...this raises a…
Munich. The market launch of the BMW 2 Series Coupé clinches pole position in the premium compact segment.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 23, 2013… BMW today announced the US launch of a new line of BMW M Performance Parts developed specifically for BMW M5 and M6 models.
Mercedes-Benz's AMG division recently took the controversial step of installing all-wheel drive on some of its wild cars like the E63 AMG, which put BMW's M in a predicament over what to do with some of its powerful cars.
In this May 2, 1986 photo, a BMW is checked for radioactive contamination at the East German border shortly after the Chernobyl disaster.