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 … CONTINUED
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 … 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 … 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 … 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.
Check out some photos of this beautifully restored E30 325e with the S52 E36 M3 engine.
Czech artist Andy Reiben was commissioned by DyCom Group, a BMW Dealership in the Czech Republic to create this F30 3 Series Art Car, which is expected to join the previous 17 official BMW Art Cars.
“Fluidum” is the name of his creation and it features a candy/psychedelic paint scheme with portions which glow in the dark. This is what Reiben has to say about the philosophy behind his design:
“I wanted to abstractly express passion and dynamism and therefore each part of the body is different … CONTINUED
Ashley Rodriguez, an amateur train photographer, has owned over 15 E28s in her lifetime. As a former trained BMW tech, she has spent her time buying and fixing various 5-Series models. She has owned every E28 model available, and as a lover of rare things, she now has her dream car, the M535i.