On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago is back and driving all four generations of his favorite German sports car, the BMW M3! Through 28 years of evolution, from E30 to E36 to E46 to E90, has the M3 lost its edge?
AFTER/DRIVE considers whether the BMW E30 M3 is the most overhyped classic.
Did you know that the BMW 3 Series Touring had its origins in a wrecked E30 3 Series sedan? BMW engineer Max Reisböck created what became the prototype for the first 3 Series Touring based off his desire for a larger and roomier car, by way of a $14,000 budget, a friend’s garage, and a wrecked E30 sedan.
The story about the invention of the BMW 3 Series Touring and the beginning of the lifestyle touring. Engineer Max Reisböck wanted to go on vacation with his family, but in the mid 80′s regular BMW’s were too small for his luggage. That’s why he invented the BMW Touring out of a wrecked 3 Series Sedan. Finally, the board of BMW took over his idea.
Here are 10 interesting facts you may not know about the BMW M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol.
XCARFilms takes a look at two M3 models, from two different decades – the E30 M3 and the E92 M3 GTS.
The BMW Group celebrates the tenth anniversary of the launch of the new Rolls-Royce Phantom. To mark this occasion they are dedicating a special exhibition in the BMW Museum to legendary Rolls-Royce automobiles.
The special display of RR will be of one year – from March 21st – to the end of March 2014 – the BMW Museum will be displaying 15 of the most outstanding Rolls-Royce automobiles under the title “Strive for Perfection”: from the first Silver Ghost dating back to the 1910s through to today’s Phantom and Ghost models.
The history of the brand from 1904 to the present day is illustrated on a surface area of square 1,000m. Other highlights are rare archive items as well as art and design objects of British origin. … CONTINUED
We had the good fortune to attend the Techno Classica car show in Essen this past weekend. BMW had a HUGE display(again) this year. What I always love about BMW’s display is that they bring their old classic cars from BMW Classic while they also invite the “creme dela creme” BMW car clubs thru out Germany, to come out and represent the brand. I think this is what makes this show special for me. Members from the various BMW car clubs are on hand to answer any questions you might have. As are Representatives from BMW Classic and Motorsports Dept.
The Techno Classica is a HUGE event, much liker the Frankfurt autoshow (IAA) – you could spend several days there and NOT see every car on … CONTINUED
At the inaugural fair of Paris Photo at LA’s Paramount Pictures Studios, BMW is proud to present the M1 BMW Art Car by Andy Warhol, created by the pop artist in 1979, as well as rare making of footage of this work. Originally raced in Le Mans, Warhol in his own words meant to “give a vivid depiction of speed. If a car is really fast, all contours and colors will become blurred.”
Since 1975, prominent artists from throughout the world have designed BMW automobiles of their times, all making extremely different artistic statements. The seventeen exhibits created for the Art Car Collection until now include works by well-known artists such as Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Olafur Eliasson and Jeff … CONTINUED
Marc Norris’s Bavarian Workshop has rolled out countless projects across its three decades of existence…but none quite like the M2.
Based off a mid-Seventies 2002, Norris reworked the classic coupe to utilize the E30 M3′s hardware–most notably, the E30′s chassis and 2.3 L inline-four. The combination of BMW’s defining classic and the “holy grail” of M3s has resulted in a four-wheel wonder.
So check out the video and see that wonder for yourself.