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10 Best Manual BMWs Of All Time

10 Best Manual BMWs Of All Time

Here’s a curated list of the finest BMWs of all time, all featuring three pedals and a good ol’ stick shifter

BMWs are known as some of the purest driving machines that emphasize driving pleasure and engineering excellence over other things. However, in recent years, enthusiasts have been blaming BMW for diluting its core ethos in a bid to chase luxury and efficiency, but the biggest clincher for car enthusiasts has to be the fact that BMW has no manual transmission cars in its current portfolio, save for the M3 and M4. But, fear not, we have curated a list of the best manual transmission BMWs of all time to help you relish and even find your next truly analog Beemer.

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BMW X5 M and X6 to Change Dramatically with the Upcoming Facelift

BMW X5 M and X6 to Change Dramatically with the Upcoming Facelift

Rumor has it that BMW will only offer the updated X5 M and X6 M in Competition form, but there’s good news too

It has been almost three years since rumors about a new BMW engine started to surface. It was said to be a new V-8, that we now believe is called the S68 and will carry on the legacy of the twin-turbo, hot-V layout. This engine, which could end up being the very last of its kind due to extreme efforts toward electrification, will first launch in the production version of the BMW XM, but has also been expected to trickle down to other models. A new report from Bimmerpost Forums claim it could even land in the X5 M and X6 M

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Scoop: BMW M3 Touring Spotted Without Camouflage

Scoop: BMW M3 Touring Spotted Without Camouflage

Just days after we got a glimpse at the back-end of the upcoming M3 Touring, here it is in all its glory

BMW fanboy or not, people are on the prowl online looking for the upcoming M3 Touring’s all-important rear end. Well, you’re in luck. Photos of uncamouflaged pre-production have surfaced on Instagram. Now, the camouflage that we’ve previously seen in the many spy shots never really concealed the overall form of the M3 Touring, to begin with, and these latest pictures finally disclose what the wagon looks like.

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The BMW i4 M50 Challenges The BMW M3 For The Performance Sedan Crown

The BMW i4 M50 Challenges The BMW M3 For The Performance Sedan Crown

The all-electric BMW i4 M50 challenges the BMW M3 Competition. Can it make a case for performance EVs, or will the M3 spank it to oblivion?

BMW is gradually expanding its EV lineup and one of the newest additions is the BMW i4 M50. This is currently the closest thing to an all-electric equivalent of the BMW M3 Competition, which is why CarWow decided to pit these two together, for a series of drag races.

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BMW Is Charging You $350,000 For This Comical Jeff Koons 8 Series

BMW Is Charging You $350,000 For This Comical Jeff Koons 8 Series

This car literally looks like it came out of a comic book and BMW wants you to pay four times the cost of the standard model for it

As promised when the facelifted BMW 8 Series and the M8 were revealed earlier this year, the special edition 8 X Jeff Koons has finally been revealed as a BMW Art Car that you could buy. It costs a whopping $350,000, which is more than quadruple of its $85,000 base price.

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A Tuned Toyota GR Supra Attempts To School The BMW M4 Competition In Gappology

A Tuned Toyota GR Supra Attempts To School The BMW M4 Competition In Gappology

A Toyota GR Supra with a tune shows the new BMW M4 Competition how to put the power down in a drag race

Ever since the Toyota GR Supra came out, we have been wondering how it stacks up to some of BMW’s higher echelon of performance cars. To answer the question, Sam CarLegion has arranged for a tuned Toyota GR Supra and a BMW M4 Competition G82 to meet at the drag strip. We know the GR Supra is quite capable and has beaten much more powerful cars on the quarter-mile. Can it win this one?

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The Coolest Part About the Facelifted 2023 BMW 8 Series is the Glowing Grille

The Coolest Part About the Facelifted 2023 BMW 8 Series is the Glowing Grille

Blink and you’ll probably miss its exterior updates

BMW has finally pulled the wraps off the facelifted 8 Series. Unsurprisingly, as seen from our spy shots over the past few months, the updates are very minor and they’re very easy to miss.

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Facelifted 2023 BMW M8 - Redefining the Concept of Subtle Updates

Facelifted 2023 BMW M8 - Redefining the Concept of Subtle Updates

The standard M8 has now been discontinued

Just as BMW has unveiled the facelifted 2023 8 Series, it was pretty much expected that the high-performance M8 will also be unveiled shortly afterward. Here’s the equally-new BMW M8, which is now offered solely in Competition form.

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This BMW iX Uses E-Ink From Your eReader To Change From Black Or White

This BMW iX Uses E-Ink From Your eReader To Change From Black Or White

But it still won’t change the car’s buck tooth grille

What happens when an automaker takes the E-Ink from an eReader and uses it as a wrap that shifts from black to white and vice versa? You get the BMW iX Flow, of course.

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BMW M3 Competition And Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm Driven Back To Back

BMW M3 Competition And Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm Driven Back To Back

BMW M3 Competition takes on the hardcore Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio GTAm around a track. Which will prevail?

Carwow has been synonymous with staging some of the most exciting drag races, more often than not, between stock, production cars. However, the same YouTube channel, occasionally gives us a proper comparison between two high-performance vehicles – in this case, the new BMW M3 Competition and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio GTAm.

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2022 BMW ALPINA B4 Gran Coupe Prototype Reveals New Details

2022 BMW ALPINA B4 Gran Coupe Prototype Reveals New Details

The BMW Alpina B4 Gran Coupe reveals more of its exterior, as it almost entirely drops the camouflage

If you follow everything revolving around BMW’s cars, you know that every time the Bavarian carmaker brings out a new model, it’s only a matter of time before Alpina makes its own version of it. The Bavarian-based tuning company is operating independently, since 1983 and now, it’s cooking up its own version of BMW’s 4-Series Gran Coupe in the form of the Alpina B4 Gran Coupe, which was recently spied testing.

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BMW Is Playing With Our Feelings By Equipping A Quad-Exhaust Setup On A Non-M X1

BMW Is Playing With Our Feelings By Equipping A Quad-Exhaust Setup On A Non-M X1

A camouflaged BMW X1 was recently spied with a quad exhaust setup, suggesting a BMW M35i is in the works

A BMW X1 prototype with a quad-exhaust setup was recently spied and it made us wonder if it is the SUV’s standalone M model. But, the company has stated in the past that there will never be a pure M model based on the front-wheel-drive platform. So, this means that the prototype that was spotted was an X1 M35i and not a full-blown M model. Well, not sure if we’re happy or sad seeing this camouflaged prototype.

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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 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 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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Can the Honda Accord Sport 2.0t Take On The BMW 330iX In a Drag Race?

Can the Honda Accord Sport 2.0t Take On The BMW 330iX In a Drag Race?

Honda Accord Sport Vs BMW 330i xDrive - Can the sporty Japanese sedan measure up to the BMW 330i xDrive?

When it comes to drag-racing new vehicles, the YouTube channel Sam CarLegion does a very thorough job. Two or more cars are pitted against each other multiple times, in different drive modes. This time, it’s two of the most popular sporty sedans currently on the market – the Honda Accord Sport 2.0t and the BMW 330iX, and the result might surprise you.

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Doug DeMuro's Review of this E34 BMW M5 Will Hit You With Some 90s Nostalgia

Doug DeMuro’s Review of this E34 BMW M5 Will Hit You With Some 90s Nostalgia

It’s easy to forget about such a performance gem

With single-turbo or twin-turbo engines so popular today in BMW’s stable, it’s easy to overlook the fact that back in the late 1980s-early 1990s, the Bavarians built a performance sedan that had some BMW M1 DNA baked in under the hood. That performance sedan was the E34 M5, which happens to get the DeMuro treatment - and a Doug score, of course.

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2021 BMW 545e xDrive PHEV

2021 BMW 545e xDrive PHEV

Here’s a BMW 5 Series that’s both more frugal and more dynamic. What’s not to like?

BMW is dead serious about its electrification ambitions. And to prove the use of electricity isn’t solely justified by a bump in performance - a la Porsche, if you wish - the Bavarians just dropped the 545e xDrive 5 Series, a PHEV version of its core model, one than can run purely on electricity when needed. But, yeah, it will also pull its own weight and more on the Autobahn, so no need to worry about sluggish behavior. Here’s all you need to know.

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