The BMW E46 M3, with its 333 horsepower, timeless styling, and wailing straight-six, remains the eternal “Best M3,” the people’s champ. But how much would you really pay for one new today?
I was walking into the office today when my boss Patrick George swung down from the ceiling, capturing me with a weighted net. “I WILL NOT PICK!” I howled. “YOU HAVE PUT THIS OFF LONG ENOUGH,” he howled back. “WHICH M3... IS THE BEST M3?”
It’s too big, it’s too soft, it’s not special enough. The E36 M3 is everyone’s go-to for the worst of the right-sized M cars, practical and powerful in equal measure. But the reality of the thing is different.
In recent years, the first BMW M3 has become slightly more known for its ability to rival air-cooled Porsche prices at online auctions than for its driving prowess. The truth is the E30 M3 is excellent to drive, but its high-revving four-cylinder engine isn’t for everyone. Here’s what you should do instead of shoving…
When it comes to buying pre-owned cars, I always stress the importance of a pre-purchase inspection. Getting a second opinion is more crucial for some cars than others. It’s especially important if it’s a performance-oriented car without a warranty. That is why you should always be suspicious of a dealer, like the one…
Who doesn’t like dyno tests? Miserable people, that’s who, or perhaps low-down dirty miscreants who have shoved Iron Dukes into their GTOs. The rest of us always enjoy the cold, hard truth that a dyno wrings out of cars, and today we’d like to share this comparison of a 2018 BMW M3 with the Competition Package and a…
The BMW E30 M3 is the darling of BMW fans. It’s boxy, fast and has a powerful inline-four under the hood. They’re sought after by everyone and prices are only getting higher. BMW enthusiasts often call it the best M3 that’s ever been made.
You really did it. One of you maniacs out there actually spent a hot $102,000 on a 1989 BMW E30 M3 with 35,000 miles.
Much of the northeast is in full winter blast mode, and for reader Tom Lawrowski, that meant it was the perfect weather for his F80-generation BMW M3. Clearly, snow removal is the best use of 444 horsepower.
If you’ve looked at all of the low fronts and long splitters of today’s high performance cars and wondered if, hey, I wonder if that might just work like a snowplow, congratulations. You were right all along.
A BMW E36 M3 Evolution, with four doors and a manual, in a lovely shade of 1990s green is a wonderful car to buy. This BMW E36 M3 Evo, however, might not be the smartest purchase. You’d know it if you’d seen it on Top Gear.
The 2018 BMW M3 CS will be the first four-door BMW to wear a “CS” badge, which was traditionally only slapped on the trunklid of swoopy coupes. But traditionalism is dead, sedans are hot right now, and this car looks like a freaking firecracker.
Photographer Michael D’Ambrosio took this photo of his very own 2011 BMW M3 ZCP Competition Package. My god is it perfect.
Salivating over the description of the work done to today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe E46 is like reading Penthouse Forum—it’s almost to good to be true. Let’s see if this M wagon’s price also has you frothing.
Fast acting Houston-area BMW enthusiast Cody W. Crochet was able to save all his cars from the floods brought by Hurricane Harvey using landscaping bricks to raise his garaged red E36 M3 up out of rising waters. Here’s how he carefully lowered that car back down—brick by brick, corner by corner.
After about two weeks of searching and a lot of sad tweets, Canadian esports commentator Matthew Trivett found the custom BMW E46 M3 GT3 race car he said was stolen in Nova Scotia. He tweeted that he got the car back Wednesday, not in perfect condition and minus about $15,000 in spare parts and tools.
Oh, Alfa. You’re like some beautiful and brilliant but wildly self-destructive friend who can’t seem to ever let themselves succeed. They ace a job interview, and then show up for the first day of work drunk and with taquito vomit down their shirt. That’s sort of how I feel about the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio…
Perhaps it’s lack of discipline, or lack of taste, or lack of culture, or lack of understanding, or even lack of respect, but out of a field of over a hundred cars, the best damn thing about my Saturday afternoon at the fifth Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance was an E30 M3.