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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.

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The 2023 BMW M2 Competition Was Going Hard On the Nurburgring

The 2023 BMW M2 Competition Was Going Hard On the Nurburgring

The 2023 BMW M2 in the Competition-spec was seen running laps on the Nürburgring, but it still didn’t show any skin

The new BMW M2 has been spotted testing at the Nürburgring. It has been spotted back previously as well, but this time it’s in the Competition-spec. BMW is planning to revamp the new M2 to a large extent and it won’t just be a baby M3 now. Will it be able to live up to the hype, or are we in for a disappointing surprise when the car comes out?

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Is There Any Way On Earth That A Ducati Panigale V4R Superbike Can Bully A BMW M5 And A Nissan GT-R On Steroids?

Is There Any Way On Earth That A Ducati Panigale V4R Superbike Can Bully A BMW M5 And A Nissan GT-R On Steroids?

The tuned BMW M5 and the Nissan GT-R make 2,400 horses combined and still find it hard to beat a 220-horsepower superbike!

The good folks at ‘Carwow’ had a three-way race between a BMW M5 Competition, a Nissan R35 GT-R, and a Ducati Panigale V4R. While the superbike was stock, the cars most certainly weren’t. The German and the Japanese made 2,400 horses combined to fend off competition from a 200-odd-horsepower bike. Do you think the Ducati can beat these two cars, or will it be one of them to show the superbike its place?

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2023 BMW M3 Touring Spied Testing At The Nürburgring!

2023 BMW M3 Touring Spied Testing At The Nürburgring!

BMW’s performance wagon was seen running hot laps at the Nürburgring

Spotting the BMW M3 Touring is like spotting a Mewtwo. It’s a beautiful Pokémon, but it’s rare. The last time we spotted the M3 Touring was back in 2020. Now, almost a year later, it has been spied again testing at the Nürburgring. However, there isn’t anything different this time around, and our spy photographers informed us that it even had the same registration number as the prototype from last year.

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The 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Looks Like the Bastard Child of a 7 Series and a Ford Escape

The 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Looks Like the Bastard Child of a 7 Series and a Ford Escape

I wouldn’t say the 2 Series Active Tourer is ugly as sin, but it’s not exactly pretty, either.

BMW is no stranger to controversy these days. It all started with the massive kidney grilles on the BMW 7 Series and 8 Series, but then the brand doubled down with the buckteeth on the new BMW 4 Series. It seems as if BMW might like all the controversy, and the evidence lies in the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. Now, before I go too deep, I should point out that the 2 Series AT is no stranger to controversy, either, as it was widely criticized as being the first BMW to feature FWD. It performed well enough that it warranted a second generation, so what did BMW do? It decided to go all-in but pairing a mildly updated silhouette with the front end of a BMW 7 Series. The end result is a car that’s not exactly hideous, but it’s not exactly pretty either.

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2021 BMW M3 by AC Schnitzer

2021 BMW M3 by AC Schnitzer

A little bit more power and improved aerodynamics transform the BMW M3 into a dream car

One can say a lot of bad things about the new generation BMW M3, but when it comes to power, everyone should agree that 500 horsepower (more or less) is enough for a sports sedan. But AC Schnitzer thinks there is room for improvement, for final output but also for the M3’s handling and aerodynamics. And, its last tuning package does exactly that: transforms the M3 in the car everyone will want to drive!

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Interfamily War: Watch Three Different BMW M Cars Take On Each Other For Straight-Line Supremacy

Interfamily War: Watch Three Different BMW M Cars Take On Each Other For Straight-Line Supremacy

A BMW M140i takes on an M2 and an M3 Competition – all tuned – to claim bragging rights

Jamie from ‘Officially Gassed – OG’ uploaded a video on his YouTube channel that involved three BMW M cars. The suspects were a tuned 650-horsepower M140i, a 590-horsepower M2, and a 580-horsepower BMW M3 Competition. All of them were unique in their ways and hold accolades that make them a sure winner. But, there can only be one winner, and the best way to find that out is to pit them against each other.

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To Celebrate 60 Years of the Bond Franchise, the Petersen Museum has Launched Bond in Motion

To Celebrate 60 Years of the Bond Franchise, the Petersen Museum has Launched Bond in Motion

The exhibit features more than 30 iconic screen-used vehicles and is the largest official gathering of Bond cars in the U.S.

With the latest bond film No Time to Die, there’s no time better time to look back at some of the most exciting Bond movie cars ever. Bond in Motion is the very first formal exhibition in the United States to display actual vehicles that featured in the James Bond film franchise.

The films were produced in conjunction with EON Productions and the Ian Fleming Foundation. The exhibition currently underway at the Petersen Automotive Museum commemorates the 60th anniversary of the 007 films, which began with the release of Dr.No, six decades ago back in 1962.

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This 1974 BMW 3.0 CS May Be Your Last Chance At An Attainable Bavarian Classic

This 1974 BMW 3.0 CS May Be Your Last Chance At An Attainable Bavarian Classic

This 1974 BMW 3.0 CS is one of the last reasonably-priced Bavarian Classic out there

BMW has built many epic performance cars throughout its existence. However, one model that stands out, in particular, is the 1968 to 1975 BMW 3.0 CS E9. The elegant GT coupe is A basis for one of the most successful competition cars BMW has ever made – "the Batmobile" – and in road-going form, it’s one of the most beloved GT cars ever made. What’s even better is that an exceptionally preserved 1974 BMW 3.0 CS is currently listed at classiccars.com for the relatively attainable $44,500, and here’s why you should consider it.

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Watch The BMW M3 Make A Mockery Out Of The Volkswagen Golf R In A Series Of Straight-Line Races

Watch The BMW M3 Make A Mockery Out Of The Volkswagen Golf R In A Series Of Straight-Line Races

The Golf R looked like a joke going up against the BMW M3, which is quite surprising!

Drag races are fun when the cars involved in the race are closely matched and you don’t know which one’s going to win. They’re even more fun when they’re vastly different from each other, but make for a hell of a race. Or, sometimes the underdog snatches a win over the car expected to be the winner. However, there are some lopsided races once in a while, and this one between the BMW M3 Competition and the Volkswagen Golf R is one of them. Both the cars are known for their performance, but when they came face-to-face, it was a different story altogether.

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2021 BMW X6 M Competition By Manhart Performance

2021 BMW X6 M Competition By Manhart Performance

Manhart has given the X6 M a generous dose of forged carbon fiber along with new wheels, exhaust system, and a power boost

German-tuner Manhart Performance has laid its hands on the BMW X6 M Competition and given it a rather radical and unique twist. The company has dropped oodles of forged carbon fiber on it inside and out. It even comes with new wheels, an exhaust system, and a tuned suspension setup. Not to mention, Manhart has also given a power boost to further distinguish it from the standard X6 M. The price is not revealed, but the MHX6 700 WB isn’t going to be cheap by any means.

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A Ram TRX Just Raced a Challenger and Some Other Unsuspecting Prey

A Ram TRX Just Raced a Challenger and Some Other Unsuspecting Prey

Dodge’s top of the line performance truck takes on a Challenger, a BMW and an Old Chevy 1500 in a couple of passes

The Drag Racing and Car Stuff YouTube Channel put out a video of a 2021 Dodge Ram TRX taking on a fellow Mopar beast, the Dodge Challenger, an E 90 BMW 3 Series, and what looks like a highly tuned 90’s Chevy 1500 Pick-Up Truck.

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The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About

The BMW 333i Is The Rare Version of the E30 You Probably Forgot About

You think the E30 M3 is cool? Wait until You learn about the ultra-rare BMW E30 333i

When talking about the BMW E30, you probably think of the E30 M3. The legendary lightweight Bavarian coupe came in 1986, as a homologation model for the Group A, DTM series. Although this is considered to be the ultimate version of the E30, there is another much more obscure model, and wait till you learn what engine they put in it.

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A Porsche 911 Turbo Gives The BMW M5 CS A Taste Of Its Own Medicine On The Drag Strip

A Porsche 911 Turbo Gives The BMW M5 CS A Taste Of Its Own Medicine On The Drag Strip

The BMW M5 CS is a bully on the drag strip, but it fell flat against a Porsche 911 Turbo

BMW has upped the ante with the 2022 M5 CS. It makes more power than the M5 Competition, which itself comes with over 600 horses. It is also 230 pounds lighter, thanks to the generous use of carbon fiber. It has been a terror for other stock cars on the drag strip lately, but it seems like another German is here to put it in its place.

The folks at Throttle House decided to pit the BMW M5 CS against the Porsche 911 Turbo, and the latter has proved why it is in a league of its own.

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Watch The BMW X3 M, The Jaguar F-Pace, And The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Get Railroaded By The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63!

Watch The BMW X3 M, The Jaguar F-Pace, And The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Get Railroaded By The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63!

The Mercedes, BMW, and the Alfa Romeo make identical horsepower, whereas the Jaguar makes more than them!

The ‘Carwow’ team brought four performance SUVs to the drag strip for a series of straight-line races. The contenders include a Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, a BMW X3 M Competition, an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, and a Jaguar F-Pace SVR. Three of the four SUVs make identical 510 horses, whereas the Jaguar trumps them all with 40 extra ponies. But, it is also the heaviest. Does it nullify Jaguar’s advantage?

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BMW i Vision Circular Concept Is A 100-Percent Recyclable City Car

BMW i Vision Circular Concept Is A 100-Percent Recyclable City Car

The BMW i Vision Circular is completely composed of secondary materials or renewable raw materials, which makes it 100-percent recyclable

BMW revealed a concept vehicle at the 2021 IAA Mobility Show in Munich called the i Vision Circular. This concept is a city car that looks quite cute and focuses on sustainability. Almost every company that makes EVs says its committed to using sustainable materials in its vehicles, but BMW has taken it to the next level. The i Vision Circular is composed of 100-percent recyclable materials! Don’t expect it to come out anytime soon because this is the German automaker’s vision what its compact EV would look like in the year 2040.

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2022 BMW M4 GT3

2022 BMW M4 GT3

It is based on the M4 Competition, but it adds almost an extra 90 horsepower

BMW started to work on the new M4 GT3 pretty much in the same time with the new generation M4. But the race car went to its own process of development and testing. It all started back in 2019 with CFD computer simulations and continued in July, 2020 with the first real testing at BMW’s plant in Dingolfing. From there, lots of testing was made on race tracks around the world. After each testing the car was further optimized to make it ready for its racing career.

Finally, on June 26th, 2021 the M4 GT3 made its first race debut at season’s Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) and from there will be heading to BMW M Motorsport teams for the 2022 racing season.

The M4 GT3 is priced at $530,000. An additional Competition Package adds another $55,000. The car can be raced in the GT Daytona and GT Daytona Pro classes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made

SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made

Did SVE make the perfect BMW? This BMW Z8-lookalike is actually a Z4 with an M3 GTS V-8 Engine stuffed in It

For better or worse (definitely worse), it seems that old-school performance cars with driver engagement in mind will be built by boutique manufacturers and in very small numbers. Although we occasionally get cars like the Toyota GR86 and Nissan Z, modern cars keep getting heavier, more complicated, and more artificial. With that being said, Smith Vehicle Engineering (SVE) has taken a BMW Z4 E86 and has done something remarkable with it.

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BMW G80 M3 Competition Puts Down A Sub-Three-Second 0 to 60 MPH Time

BMW G80 M3 Competition Puts Down A Sub-Three-Second 0 to 60 MPH Time

The BMW M3 G80 gets xDrive, and it puts down a supercar-like 0 to 60 mph Time of under 3 Seconds

The BMW M3 does not need an introduction. It has been setting the benchmark for performance cars since 1986, and although the newer models are a far cry from the lightweight homologation model that was the E30 M3, they are still some of the most praised driver’s cars. With the G80 now being the quickest-accelerating M3, you have to ask yourself, can a stock BMW M3 get any quicker? The answer is given by YouTube channel Drag Times, which managed to get its hands on a BMW M3 Competition xDrive.

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This Evil, Red-Eyed BMW Could Be The 2023 M8 CSL

This Evil, Red-Eyed BMW Could Be The 2023 M8 CSL

BMW is bringing back the CSL moniker, and it’s landing smack dab on the M8 flagship

A while back we got footage of a BMW M8 test mule with a more aggressive design, which suggested that the CSL moniker is making a return. Now, we have new footage of the car, coming straight from Nürburgringyet again. The car has had a few changes since the last time we saw it, indicating that a production version is near completion.

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Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3?

Track Battle: Can a Mildly Modified Nissan 370Z Take On a Track-Prepped BMW E46 M3?

A track-ready BMW M3 and an almost-stock Nissan 370Z throw down at Willow Springs Raceway, and the result might surprise you

Drag races are fun, but let’s face it, a true test for a sports car should include some corners. This is exactly why the YouTube channel Driving Line is presenting us with the “Driver Battles” series, where two drivers and their cars set the best possible lap times around a race track. Today’s time attack shootout is at Willow Springs race track and two of the most preferred build platforms go at it.

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BMW Trademarks The M7 And M9 Badge Names

BMW Trademarks The M7 And M9 Badge Names

BMW reserves the M7 and M9 monikers, which could mean a high-performance 7 Series and a flagship supercar

Exciting new information points out to BMW potentially bringing two new high-performance variants, in the near future. It’s not the first time the Bavarian carmaker reserves names for future models. This piece of information comes in the form of a filing from the Intellectual Property Office, in the Philippines, according to which BMW just reserved the M7 and M9 badge names.

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What is the Least Expensive BMW?

BMW’s lineup consists of 17 models (not including the M models) the cheapest of which is the compact BMW X1 SAV that starts out at $34,950. The X1 is essentially the poster child of affordable luxury, but if SUVs aren’t your thing, you should check out the BMW 2 Series Coupe, which is similarly priced at $35,300. In markets outside the United States, BMW offers a 1 Series with a sticker price of around $32,000 at current exchange rates.

What is the Sportiest BMW?

Thanks to BMW’s deep motorsports roots, BMW’s M division has crafted a number of exceptional and outrageously sporty models. The entry-level M2 and M3 models are high on the popularity scale but, you could also go for a sporty SUV like the X5 M or a Coupe-SUV like the X6 M. Of course, if none of these tickle your fancy, there’s always the BMW i8 with supercar-like looks a decent hybrid performance.

What is the Most Popular BMW?

The BMW 3 Series used to be the best-seller of the entire lineup, but it’s SUV equivalent, the X3 and the larger X5 have stolen that title. In 2018, BMW sold 44,578 examples of the 3 Series, but thanks to the popularity of SUVs, the X5 beat it out with sales totaling 45,013. The most popular BMW in the USA for 2018 was the BMW X3. BMW sold 61,251 examples of the BMW X3 over the course of 2018.

What is the Most Expensive BMW?

Not surprisingly, theBMW i8 Roadster is the most expensive BMW sold in the United States. With a price tag of $163,300 before options, taxes, and other fees, it overshadows the rest of the lineup. The i8 coupe comes in at $147,500. BMW halo car, the BMW M8 is priced from $133,000 and is the most expensive model below the i8.

What is the Fastest BMW?

The BMW M8 Competition is the fastest car in BMW’s lineup as of the time of this writing. Its 4.4-liter V-8 delivers 617 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque and can propel it to 60 mph in 3 seconds flat. Its top speed is pegged at 189 mph. However, the M5 30th Anniversary edition is significantly smaller and could actually reach 199 mph, but we don’t count that as it was a limited run model.

Are BMWs Reliable?

BMWs have a bad reputation of being unreliable, but the truth is that BMW isn’t quite as bad as people would have you believe. According to JD Power’s 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, BMW ranks No.7 among its peers with an average of 122 problems per 100 vehicles. Its competitor Mercedes ranks much lower with 134 problems per 100 vehicles, while Audi falls just below it with 124 problems per 100 vehicles. Repair Pal rates it at a 2 out of 5, which is below average. According to that outlet, the average annual repair costs comes in at $1,081 with the frequency of unscheduled repairs being 1.4 times per year – much higher than the 0.4 rating of all models. Furthermore, 14-percent of BMW repairs are considered severe and need urgent attention – 3-percent higher than the average for major issues across all models.