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M Performance Can Take Your BMW M3 Competition Touring to the Next Level

M Performance Can Take Your BMW M3 Competition Touring to the Next Level

The sports wagon can get sportier!

After years of speculation the BMW M3 Touring finally became a reality: the sports wagon made its world debut at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Well, in all reality, it became a reality for Europe as the U.S. will not be able to enjoy it because, according to BMW, homologation costs would have been too high. Like with all its other products, BMW is offering a series of M Performance parts that will make the M3 Touring look a lot sportier. Not that it doesn’t look sporty enough.

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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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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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This E92 BMW M3 Put on an Epic Drift and Smoke Show at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed

This E92 BMW M3 Put on an Epic Drift and Smoke Show at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed

This 2JZ-powered BMW E92 drift car throws a smoke screen in celebration of BMW’s new models

Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the most spectacular automotive events, and in 2022, the 29th edition took place. The event started on Thursday, June 23, and ended on Sunday, June 26. As always, some of the most epic machines of all shapes, sizes, classes, powertrains, etc. were showcased at the event in West Sussex. By far, one of the greatest shows was put up by James Deane’s BMW M3 E92, which disappeared entirely into a cloud of smoke at one point.

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BMW M's Secret Garage Houses Some Insane One-Off Prototypes

BMW M’s Secret Garage Houses Some Insane One-Off Prototypes

These never before seen BMW M cars will definitely make you drool

When the BMW M4 CSL debuted earlier this year, it was only the third M car to ever wear the CSL badge throughout BMW M’s 50-year history. Prior to the M4 CSL, only two have been blessed with the CSL badge, and these include the (E9) 3.0 CSL and the (E46) M3 CSL. That’s because weight shedding has been the main driving point of all CSL (which means Competition, Sport, Lightweight) vehicles, but did you know that four more CSL cars were actually almost put into production?

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The Condition of this V8-Swapped BMW E30 from Car Trek Will Break Your Heart

The Condition of this V8-Swapped BMW E30 from Car Trek Will Break Your Heart

This BMW E30 from Car Trek needs a lot of wrenching as it combines some of the worst build decisions seen on a project car

It is generally accepted that BMWs do not age well. Maybe they do in terms of aesthetics (except the current ones), but not in terms of reliability, as we have seen many times. Things are even less promising when you buy a car that was featured on Car Trek, which is exactly what Jared Pink from Wrench Every Day has done. The YouTuber acquired the 1987 BMW 325i E30, originally driven by Tyler Hoover, and as you would expect, the car is in a pretty rough shape. What you don’t know, however, is just how rough the old "Beemer" really is.

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It's Starting to Sound Like BMW M and ALPINA Are Going to Clash

It’s Starting to Sound Like BMW M and ALPINA Are Going to Clash

BMW’s M division could look really different in a few years.

For nearly six decades ALPINA has been an independent company building modified BMWs. They were usually similar to the in-house M models with more power and occasionally different suspension and handling setups. However, the ALPINAs were designed with a more luxurious attitude, forgoing all-out power and speed. Now, with BMW officially bringing Alpina under its roof, the ultimate driving machine may be taking more and more steps towards luxury and customer customization.

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2022 BMW M4 - Performance, Price, and Photos

2022 BMW M4 - Performance, Price, and Photos

With top-notch hardware and technology, the current M4 range blitzes past its competition in style

The BMW 4 Series and M4 were redesigned from the ground up for the 2021 model year. Now in its second generation, the M4 model-line up has evolved a lot to include a wide array of options with something for everyone. For that thoroughbred analog driving experience, BMW still has a six-speed manual option.

But if you want to keep up with the times and want to exploit that M-Tuned heart, then you’ve got a trusty eight-speed ZF automatic on tap that offers lightning-fast shifts. Also, for the first time ever, BMW offers xDrive, which is BMW’s AWD along with the option of a convertible on the top-spec model. Let’s take a closer look at the 2022 BMW M4 range.

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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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Here's Why You Won't Find an Electric BMW M2, M3, or M4 Anytime Soon

Here’s Why You Won’t Find an Electric BMW M2, M3, or M4 Anytime Soon

BMW M’s big boss is very certain about the transition, but you can still fantasize about gas-powered M cars for the time being

Good news for the hardcore M car fans, BMW is not yet ready to refurbish its fully-fledged M models with solely electrified powertrains, as the technology isn’t there yet. And, according to the CEO of BMW M, Frank van Meel, you will have to wait until 2030 at the earliest to get your hands on a fully electric M2, M3, or an M4. M Performance cars, like the BMW XM and iX M60i will be growing and getting more advanced between now and then.

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These Are the Most Powerful Three-Cylinder Engines in New Cars

These Are the Most Powerful Three-Cylinder Engines in New Cars

As it turns out, cars with three-cylinder engines can be pretty fun to drive!

Gone are the days when three-cylinder engines were only meant for urban commutes. These engines were light and focused more on fuel efficiency than performance. However, things are changing, and with upsizing not an option anymore, thanks to stricter emission regulations, automakers are making the best they can with fewer cylinders and lower displacements. Companies don’t just offer them with forced induction now; they even pair them with electric motors and batteries to generate all the oomph possible. Believe it or not, there are a handful of high-performance three-cylinder engines that can blow larger engines out of the water.

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Watch a BMW M5 CS Fight It Out With the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

Watch a BMW M5 CS Fight It Out With the 997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

10 years ago, the Porsche would stand a chance, but can it keep up with a modern BMW?

The folks from Carwow have brought an exciting drag race between two unique cars from different generations. On the left, we have a 10-year old 997.2-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S,. Next to that, a BMW M5 CS is in its current generation for the 2022 model year. They are “bonkers-hardcore-performance-thingy,” as Mat Watson wants to call them. But there are quite some differences between the two, since the M5 CS is a family sedan and the 911 Turbo S is a sports car. Also, on paper, the BMW has all the power to school the Porsche down the quarter-mile, but can the 911 Turbo S from 2012 really keep up? Let’s dive in.

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The BMW M3 Touring Could be the Best M Car Ever Built

The BMW M3 Touring Could be the Best M Car Ever Built

A hot wagon is always the stuff of dreams for car enthusiasts, and the M3 Touring could be the hottest car of the decade

When BMW M announced back in 2020 that they were building an M3 Touring, the excitement surrounding the car was indeed very high. After all, it’s BMW M’s first wagon in more than a decade. The last high-performance wagon to ever come out of BMW M was the M5 Touring (E61), which was last produced in 2010, and this will also be the first time that an M3 Touring will be ever produced. Australian automotive website CarExpert managed to have an intimate chat with the folks at BMW M who led the development of the highly-anticipated wagon.

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2024 BMW M4 CSL - Price, Performance, and Photos

2024 BMW M4 CSL - Price, Performance, and Photos

The M4 CSL is lighter, more powerful, and quicker than the M4 Competition, and costs $140,000!

Following the footsteps of the M3 CSL from almost two decades back and the M4 GTS that came out six years back, BMW has launched its latest special edition model, the M4 CSL. For the longest time, it was a well-kept secret, but in recent times, we had spied it a few times and had an idea of how it looked on the outside and the inside. Fast forward to the present day, the M4 “Competition, Sport, Lightweight" is finally here.

The M4 CSL comes with a lot of tweaks when compared to the M4 Competition. It makes 40 extra horses, features an aggressive suspension tune, carbon-ceramic brakes, ultra-high performance tires, and is 240 pounds lighter. The M4 CSL is limited to just 1,000 examples worldwide and costs $139,900; nearly twice as much as the M4 Competition. Is it worth the extra price?

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Ride Shotgun in a Pristine E34 BMW M5 as it Laps the Nurburgring

Ride Shotgun in a Pristine E34 BMW M5 as it Laps the Nurburgring

This BMW M5 is over 30 years old but manages to stay ahead of a Porsche Cayman GT4 behind it on the Nordschleife

The Nurburgring is a coveted place by many petrol heads around the world and mastering the challenging circuit is a feat few can boast of. Misha Charoudin, the Nurburgring’s resident Russian, professional test driver, vlogger, and Nordschleife veteran is taking us for another ride around the legendary race track. This time, the car of choice is a BMW M5 E34 – a car that is as capable as it is overlooked because of the M5 models that came after it. This is how the, now 32-year-old performance sedan performs.

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