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  • 2020 Toyota Supra

    BMW's M boss says it's possible but unlikely that the Toyota Supra will get the 503-horsepower S58 inline-6 from the M3.

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M3 spy shots and video

    BMW’s benchmark sport sedan, the M3, will soon come in for a redesign. A prototype for the next-generation model been spotted again, revealing a number of clues. Referred to internally as the G80, the new M3 will sport a much wider track compared to the redesigned 2019 3-Series, from which it...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    New BMW M3 specs reportedly confirmed, no manual transmission in initial plans

    Ahead of an expected debut later this year, the next BMW M3 sport sedan's specs have reportedly been confirmed. If you can't imagine the idea of an M3 without a manual transmission, you won't receive the news well. British website EVO reported Monday after speaking with Carsten Pries, BMW M product...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Next BMW M3 and M4 will have manual transmission, AWD

    BMW M is working on a new generation of the M3, as well as the two-door M4, and British outlet CAR has managed to receive some clarification on the BMW go-fast division's back-and-forth stance on the manual transmission. The British outlet reported Thursday that there will absolutely be a manual...

  • BMW legends collection up for sale
    Collection of BMW Legends for sale for $2.3M

    BMW enthusiasts, scrape your change together and think about a double mortgage. Enthusiast Auto Group announced on Wednesday it is selling a collection of BMW legends. The collection brings together 13 rare BMW models in one place, and they're being offered at one fixed price of $2.3 million. The...

  • 2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Next BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon could spawn M3 variant

    A new generation of the BMW 3-Series was unveiled earlier in the month at the 2018 Paris auto show. The car has grown in size but nevertheless promises to be dynamically superior to the outgoing model by a significant margin. There will once again be another round of the 3-Series Sports Wagon body...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    When the next-generation BMW M3 shows face, likely for 2020, expect it to pick up a few tricks and slim down from the current M3 CS model. We're talking about a lighter and faster M3 sport sedan. New details from an Autocar report last Friday shed new light on the upcoming M3. Foremost, a move to BMW's CLAR architecture will put the next M3 on a diet, even though the car will likely grow by around 6 inches. The current M3 CS weighs 3,494 pounds, and the 2020 M3 will fall under that figure. Plenty of carbon fiber will help achieve the low weight, and Autocar reported an all-carbon-fiber roof...

  • Someone built an F81 BMW M3 wagon, and it's glorious
    Dutchman built an F81 BMW M3 wagon, and it's glorious

    The car buying public on this planet has spoken. From on high, the decree is that crossovers and SUVs shall rule the land. That's a shame because we're still pining for wagons. A few still exist, but it's rare to find high-performance variants roaming Stateside streets. BMW Blog found one...

  • Amazon ships F1 clutch to buyer instead of M3 kit
    Amazon accidentally ships F1 race clutch to BMW M3 customer

    Someone, somewhere has made a serious boo-boo. An M3 Forum user by the name of "breadvan" posted to convey his confusion over a replacement ZF Sachs clutch kit for his BMW M3. When the box arrived, it appears he actually received a Formula One-spec carbon racing clutch. It's quite apparent this...

  • BMW M4 30 Jahre Edition for UK
    BMW M4 Convertible 30 Jahre Edition marks 30 years since the first M3 drop-top

    BMW's M division began to celebrate its various anniversaries with special models in 2014, but the party goes on. On Tuesday, the German automaker revealed the M4 Convertible 30 Jahre Edition, which marks 30 years since the first M3 Convertible launched in 1988. Jahre is the German word for...

  • The BMW E30 M3 pickup truck is not an ideal Christmas tree hauler
    The BMW E30 M3 pickup truck is not an ideal Christmas tree hauler

    When it was getting late in the season, we're sure some of you out there were yet to pick up a Christmas tree. BMW understands this problem, and it tried to come up with a little solution as shown in this video. This one, unfortunately, proves that a BMW may in fact not be the right vehicle to...

  • BMW E30 M3
    Everything you need to know about the BMW M3

    When enthusiasts think German sports car, they often think BMW M3, and there's a good reason for that. The M3 came to life as a race car first, and a street car second. Donut Media's latest "Up to Speed" episode focuses on the M3 and traces the iconic sports car's history back to its DTM racing...

  • 2018 BMW M5

    BMW ushered in a new era when it revealed the 2018 M5 with standard all-wheel drive. The system, dubbed xDrive, is capable of varying the amount of rear-drive bias, or switching to full rear-wheel drive. However, BMW didn't originally plan for the F90 M5 to be AWD, but the notable benefits might mean the next M3 will also make the switch to xDrive, too. Autocar reported on Tuesday that BMW engineers first developed the F90-generation M5 with a classic RWD layout. As the program progressed, the layout was quickly pushed to its limits, Dirk Hacker, vice president of BMW’s M division...

  • 2018 BMW M3 CS
    2018 BMW M3 CS sheds weight, ups power

    M3 fans can look forward to a quicker, more extreme version of BMW’s sport sedan benchmark arriving next year. The vehicle we’re talking about is the first-ever M3 CS which is limited to just 550 units in the United States. It arrives next spring, as a 2018 model. Yes, BMW seems to be...

  • A BMW E30 with an E46 engine catches air during a hill climb event
    E30 M3 does hill climb with screaming 440-HP E46 M3 engine

    You'll often find builders of hot rods and muscle cars talking about upping the displacement on a given engine. Taking a Ford 390 and turning into a 428, for example. Are there times when destroking an engine is more appealing to increasing displacement? Yes, and we have the perfect example for you...

  • 2018 BMW M3 30 Years American Edition
    BMW unveils M3 30 Years American Edition, M5 M Performance Parts range at SEMA

    The 2017 SEMA show kicked off in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday and one of the stars is a special M3 celebrating the sporty BMW nameplate’s 30th year in the United States. The car is called the M3 30 Years American Edition, and it comes a year after BMW rolled out a special M3 celebrating the...

  • 2018 BMW M3 CS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 BMW M3 CS spy shots and video

    All you M3 fans can look forward to a quicker, more extreme version of BMW’s sport sedan benchmark. Our spy photographers this week spotted a lightly camouflaged M3 at the Nürburgring, and some subtle modifications made to the tester suggest that it’s for a new M3 CS model. Yes...

  • 2018 BMW M4
    BMW M3 and M4 to switch from carbon fiber to steel driveshafts

    The BMW M3 and M3 are about to become a little less special as both the sport sedan and coupe will switch from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) driveshafts to fairly commonplace steel components. BMW says the reason behind the switch involves emission standards and future compliance. The CFRP...

  • 2017 BMW M3

    BMW seems to be making use of its multiple "CS" trademark filings because the latest news pegs a 454-horsepower BMW M3 CS to arrive next year. In 2016, BMW filed to protect the "CS" name with trademarks ranging from "M1 CS" all the way to "M8 CS." The strategy is most certainly a way to keep up with Mercedes-AMG vehicles, which just had a banner year. The news of the next CS model comes from Bimmer Today, and the German publication reports many of the go-fast goodies found on the 2018 BMW M4 CS will make their way to the M3 CS sedan. The same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 will be on...

  • 2013 BMW M3 CRT for sale
    How can a 2013 BMW M3 be worth $299,950?

    This is essentially a brand-new 2013 BMW M3. It shows just 250 miles on its odometer and it's not registered. That's all well and good, but how the heck does someone think they're going to get 50 bucks shy of $300,000 for this car? It all comes down to rarity. This isn't a standard M3, it's the M3...

  • BMW E30 M3 with a V-10 engine pulls away from a Lamborghini Huracan
    This E30 BMW M3 can pull away from a Lamborghini Huracán

    The E30-generation of the BMW M3 is an absolute motoring icon of its day. That day happened to be 1985 to 1991. The E30 continues to be a beloved machine with fans scattered all over the globe. Some of those fans, however, perhaps feel it could use a bit more punch under the hood. One of those...

  • BMW M3 equipped with M Performance parts, 2016 SEMA show
    Huge range of BMW M Performance goodies to debut during SEMA

    The German automakers aren’t regulars at the annual SEMA tuning fest in Las Vegas but the tide is turning as BMW has been showing up in recent years to present the latest wares from its M Performance catalog. BMW even used 2015’s show to mark the North American debut of its M2. For...

  • BMW M3 almost "drifts" into oncoming traffic
    Idiot in BMW M3 nearly 'drifts' right into oncoming traffic

    Dear Everyone Who Attends Cars and Coffee-type events, Stop. Just stop. I know what you're thinking right now. Your super sweet ride is idling at the exit, and you're primed and ready to show everyone what your bad machine has got going on. You're thinking it's time to lay down some serious rubber...

  • 2017 BMW M3 30 Jahre Edition
    Just 150 BMW M3 30 Jahre Editions head to U.S.

    BMW’s M3 nameplate turned 30 this year and to celebrate the automaker rolled out the 30 Jahre Edition based on the latest, fifth-generation M3. Just 500 are being built for worldwide consumption and 150 will make it to the United States. They'll arrive as 2017 models. They’re all likely...

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