10 Best Manual BMWs Of All Time
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.
BMW X5 M and X6 to Change Dramatically with the Upcoming Facelift
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
Scoop: BMW M3 Touring Spotted Without Camouflage
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.
The BMW i4 M50 Challenges The BMW M3 For The Performance Sedan Crown
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.
BMW Is Charging You $350,000 For This Comical Jeff Koons 8 Series
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.
A Tuned Toyota GR Supra Attempts To School The BMW M4 Competition In Gappology
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?
The Coolest Part About the Facelifted 2023 BMW 8 Series is the Glowing Grille
Facelifted 2023 BMW M8 - Redefining the Concept of Subtle Updates
This BMW iX Uses E-Ink From Your eReader To Change From Black Or White
BMW M3 Competition And Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm Driven Back To Back
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.
2022 BMW ALPINA B4 Gran Coupe Prototype Reveals New Details
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.
BMW Is Playing With Our Feelings By Equipping A Quad-Exhaust Setup On A Non-M X1
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.
This 1974 BMW 3.0 CS May Be Your Last Chance At An Attainable Bavarian Classic
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.
Watch The BMW X3 M, The Jaguar F-Pace, And The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Get Railroaded By The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63!
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?
BMW G80 M3 Competition Puts Down A Sub-Three-Second 0 to 60 MPH Time
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.
Can the Honda Accord Sport 2.0t Take On The BMW 330iX In a Drag Race?
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.
Doug DeMuro’s Review of this E34 BMW M5 Will Hit You With Some 90s Nostalgia
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.
2021 BMW 545e xDrive PHEV
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.