BMW

BMW might be known as a luxury and performance car maker today, but the company got off the ground, quite literally, but producing aircraft engines all the way back in 1916. Over the course of more than 100 years, BMW has survived two world wars and, despite its current position as a global automaker, it even came face-to-face with bankruptcy back in the 1960s when things were so bad that Dr. Hans Feith – the chairman of the company’s Supervisory board – suggested merging with Daimler-Benz. That, however, is a story for another time. Since then, the company turned around and has since introduced its M division back in the late 1970s – the performance arm we’ve all grown to love – and is now focused on delivering SUVs and developing electric and hybrid cars. BMW is doing so well these days that it produced more than 2.5 million vehicles globally in 2018 and has now introduced a new halo model – the all-new 8 Series.

Here's Proof That BMW Needs to Build an i4 M50 Touring Wagon

Here’s Proof That BMW Needs to Build an i4 M50 Touring Wagon

This could actually be the only model BMW really needs

We heard rumors about a possible M3 Touring for the past 20 years, and the real McCoy wasn’t revealed until the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed. But the future of the automotive industry will be all electric. So, in a few years, the recently launched M3 Touring will be irrelevant. It’s a good thing then that BMW has just announced the i4 electric sedan - a model that aims at models like the Tesla Model 3 and Audi E-Tron GT. So, with the hype generation by M3 Touring, is there a case to be made for an i4 Touring?

Independent artist SRK Designs imagined what a possible i4 Touring in M Performance guise would look like, and we must admit the result is very impressive.

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BMW 3 Series - Every Generation Ranked (Worst to Best)

BMW 3 Series - Every Generation Ranked (Worst to Best)

Here’s how we’ve ranked all the seven generations of the BMW 3 Series

The 3 Series is BMW’s best-selling model. It accounts for nearly 30-percent of the company’s car sales. The range was introduced back in 1975 and is going strong even today. It is currently in its seventh generation and is one of the best buys at its price point and in its segment. But, that doesn’t mean it has always been at the top of its game, right? Well, we’ve ranked every generation of the BMW 3 Series – from worst to best – and here’s how its journey has been so far:

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AC Schnitzer Will Make Your BMW M240i Better than the BMW M2

AC Schnitzer Will Make Your BMW M240i Better than the BMW M2

For its 35th anniversary, AC Schnitzer decided to take the BMW M240i and turn it into a proper M-car

When we talk about modified BMWs, one name that often comes to mind is AC Schnitzer. The tuner based in Aachen, Germany has been modifying the already-capable BMW models since it was founded in 1987. Now, the mad scientists from AC Schnitzer have turned their efforts to the 2022 BMW M240i. The Bavarian pocket rocket packs plenty of performance from the factory, but this version of the BMW G42, modified by AC Schnitzer, promises to give the range-topping BMW M2 a taste of its own medicine. Have they created a better M-car than BMW’s M-division?

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Tuner Alert: Dahler Can Give your BMW M3 or M4 A Swiss Twist of Power

Tuner Alert: Dahler Can Give your BMW M3 or M4 A Swiss Twist of Power

Dahler’s take on the BMW M3 and M4 is a very elegant take on what a modified "Beemer" should be

BMW’s M division prides itself with making some of the most driver-focused performance cars on the market. While the tech-heavy nature of modern cars may cause divisive opinions on the subject, the new BMW M3 and M4 is, without a doubt, capable platform. With that said, Swiss tuner Dahler recently unveiled their vision for what a tastefully-modified BMW M4 should look like, and we think that as far as ground-bound aircraft go, this one is touched at all the right places by just the right amount, including the engine department.

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The BMW M560e PHEV Will be the Next Best Thing to an M5

The BMW M560e PHEV Will be the Next Best Thing to an M5

565-horsepower for an M lite is just incredible!

The G60 5 Series, the middle child of the Bavarian auto giant, is coming in 2023 and will bring many changes along with it. Apart from the new design aesthetics, new powertrain choices will be offered, and among them will be a PHEV M Performance version of the 5 Series, according to the tipster ynguldyn on Bimmerpost. So while the M town CEO is hoping for a better EV future for M cars, M Performance models are quietly shaping up for electrified mobility.

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This Tuned, Marlboro-Themed BMW 2002 is Peak 70s Nostalgia

This Tuned, Marlboro-Themed BMW 2002 is Peak 70s Nostalgia

With 300 horsepower under the hood it also acts like a little beast

BMW launched the 2002 back in 1968, and it stayed in production until 1976. During its short life span, the 2002 saw three different “generations” and enjoyed great success. Of course, the Turbo version was the best you could get, but even the base version enjoyed a lot of attention. People were instantly in love with the tiny sports coupe and, even now, the 2002 is still considered one of the best and most iconic BMW models ever built. So, you shouldn’y be surprised that when someone buys a 2002, they typically never let it go. Tony, the owner of this specific 2002, has own his for more than 20 years. Of course, the car he drives now has pretty much nothing in common with the car BMW launched in the 1970s, but all the changes he made improved the car’s look and performance a lot.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2025 BMW X3

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2025 BMW X3

The X3 M lite was spotted with heavy camouflage and an aggressive front bumper

BMW’s hottest-selling compact SUV, the X3, is just a year old since it has received a facelift, and a new generation X3 is already in the making and will possibly launch in 2024 or the beginning of 2025. Our photographers have caught the upcoming fourth-generation X3 prototype near BMW headquarters as they were being loaded onto a trailer.

Update 7-4-2022: Another BMW X3 prototype was caught testing on public roads, this time with a different camo layout.

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BMW Built A V12-Powered Z3 Roadster and and E34 M5 Convertible

BMW Built A V12-Powered Z3 Roadster and and E34 M5 Convertible

They never made it to production!

The latest episode of "We are M" takes us to the BMW Museum in Munich, for the unique exhibition "BMW M. The most powerful letter in the world". The exhibition shows iconic automobiles, stunning classics, impressive prototypes, and legendary racing cars. Two of them however, got out attention: the BMW Z3 M Roadster V12 and the M5 E34 Convertible.

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BMW M's First Electric Car Is Definitely Coming and Will Be Faster Than the M4 CSL

BMW M’s First Electric Car Is Definitely Coming and Will Be Faster Than the M4 CSL

The M CEO predicts an improved electrified M car above previous iterations fueled by ICEs

By 2030, BMW will go full electric, as many of its competitors will. But, unlike the non-performance-oriented lineup, the M division finds it challenging to make battery-operated full-fat M cars, as the weight factor will snatch away the joy of driving them around racetracks. Of course, enthusiasts like you and me love the M3 and M5->art188713] because of the true character they hold. But let’s face it- electrification is the way to look forward, and CEO Frank Van Meel has confirmed it.

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Alpina Opens Up About Being Acquired by BMW

Alpina Opens Up About Being Acquired by BMW

Nevertheless, it was a bold move for Alpina to survive the EV era

Alpina has been a niche tuning firm that concentrates on BMW models, much like RUF does for Porsche. Alpina has been a separate entity for more than 50 years, developing high-performance BMW cars, but in March 2022, news of BMW’s acquisition of the luxury brand was more of a surprise. However, the switch of ownership will not come into effect until 2026. But the million-dollar question remains- why did Alpina agree to the acquisition? Can you blame the pressure of electrification and stricter emission norms?

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BMW i3's HomeRun Edition is its final salute to the electric hatchback

BMW i3’s HomeRun Edition is its final salute to the electric hatchback

A memorable ending after nine years of production

BMW’s Leipzig plant will roll out one final special edition i3 compact hatchback before it ceases production after nearly a decade. The i3 was BMW’s first attempt toward electrified mobility for the masses, and it was fairly successful with 250,000 examples of the i3 produced since its introduction in 2013. The HomeRun Edition will be the Bavarian auto giant’s last hurrah to its first mass-produced EV.

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This 1997 M3 Coupe Could Evoke Your Inner Fanatic

This 1997 M3 Coupe Could Evoke Your Inner Fanatic

Want a BMW M car for cheap? The moment has finally arrived

With the launch of the E36 M3, BMW confirmed how engaging a coupe could be, be it on the highway or a racetrack. 1992 was the year that introduced the second-generation M3, which was initially available as a coupe, with a convertible joining the game in 1994. The E36 M3 Coupe was special because of a few things, including the powerhouse- the 3.0-liter straight-six engine found for the first time on an M3. If you want one of these iconic 1997 M3 coupes, there’s one listed on Bring a Trailer, and it could be the deal of a lifetime. There are, however, a few reasons for the lower bidding price.

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