Steam Punk Beemer – 200bhp M20-Engined 2.7-Litre Stunning BMW E21 Custom

Steam Punk Beemer – 200bhp M20-Engined 2.7-Litre Stunning BMW E21 Custom

When the nights draw in and the snow starts to fall, what do you do? Stick some cocoa on and snuggle up under a blanket? Not Christo­ er Åström – he’s spent those long winter nights crafting a unique and spectacular E21. Words Dan Bevis. Photos: Mattias Olsson.

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BMW E21 3-Series with Mazda 231bhp rotary engine

BMW E21 3-Series with Mazda 231bhp rotary engine

Complete Wankel. Dan Hargrave’s BMW 316 was greatly improved by ­ tting a smaller, higher revving Mazda rotary engine and the conversion was straightforward – but not simple. Words Mike Renaut. Photography Matt Richardson.

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Subtly styled and seriously 700bhp powerful BMW M3 F80

Subtly styled and seriously 700bhp powerful BMW M3 F80

Stealth Fighter - Subtly styled and seriously powerful F80 M3. With its subtle styling enhancements and sexy satin wrap this M3 can sneak about under the radar without arousing any suspicion, but that S55 under the bonnet has been treated to some serious upgrades and this F80 packs a serious punch. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Ade Brannan.

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Awesome tuned BMW 328i Coupe E36/2

Awesome tuned BMW 328i Coupe E36/2

Awesome BMW 328i Coupe E36/2 Styled and tuned Santorini beauty. It’s not often we have someone writing about their own car for us, but who better to really get into all those little details? And with such a magnificently modded E36 328i Coupe, Graham Leigh is the perfect person to ensure everything is shipshape. Words: Graham Leigh. Photos: Rob Schaverien.

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740whp supercharged S54 BMW Z3 M Coupé E36/8S

740whp supercharged S54 BMW Z3 M Coupé E36/8S

Coupé De Grâce 740whp supercharged S54 Z3 M Coupé. They might call the Z3 M Coupé the ‘clown shoe’ but with a monster 740whp from its heavily enhanced supercharged S54, this ferocious machine is no laughing matter. Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Viktor Benyi.

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JDM-styled BMW M3 E46

JDM-styled BMW M3 E46

Wild JDM-styled BMW E46 M3. With its ultra-aggressive Japanese performance-inspired styling, this hardcore E46 M3 most definitely goes against the grain, which is exactly what makes it so good. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Patrick Lauder.

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605whp turbo BMW M3 Coupe E36

605whp turbo BMW M3 Coupe E36

Dripping with raw aggression and with a massively modded turbocharged S52 pushing out a monster 605whp, this full-on E36 M3 is an absolute beast. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Daniel Piker.

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Stunning Platanengrün metallic 1984 BMW 320i Coupe E30 on Air Lift Performance air-ride

Stunning Platanengrün metallic 1984 BMW 320i Coupe E30 on Air Lift Performance air-ride

Gorgeous E30 320i on air. With its obscure paint option, super-slick bay and race car interior, this bagged E30 is a riot of detail; what’s more, it’s an exercise in taking the path less travelled and making some truly unexpected choices… Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Ronald Veth.

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457bhp turbo S38B36-engined BMW E28

457bhp turbo S38B36-engined BMW E28

Take a classic E28, add an S38, top with a turbo and wrap it up in a discreet package and you have yourself the perfect retro sleeper. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Deniss Podnebess.

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BMW E26 M1’s biggest fan Meet the man obsessed by the first M car

BMW E26 M1’s biggest fan Meet the man obsessed by the first M car

40 years on, and with no sign of a modern successor, we head out for a drive in BMW’s mid-engined unicorn, the M1 – and unearth the world’s biggest hoard of M1 parts. Words Peter Robinson. Photography Steffen Jahn.

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1988 BMW 325i Sport Coupe Automatic E30

1988 BMW 325i Sport Coupe Automatic E30

Antiques Roadshow Tahmid Haque’s E30 325i Sport may be a pristine and as-new example of the later M Tech 2 cars, but its museum-quality condition doesn’t mean he’s afraid to use it. In fact, he’s crisscrossed the country taking it to as many meets, shows and enthusiast get-togethers as possible… Words: Dan Bevis. Photography: Jason Dodd.

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Lap of Luxury 1980 BMW 728i Automatic E23 13,500-mile 7 Series

Lap of Luxury 1980 BMW 728i Automatic E23 13,500-mile 7 Series

This stunning 13,500-mile 728i might be 40-years old but it does a stellar job of reminding us why the E23 7 Series was so popular... Words: Simon Jackson & themarket.co.uk. Photography: themarket.co.uk.

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Wide Arched BMW 328i Coupe E36

Wide Arched BMW 328i Coupe E36

When we buy our first cars, we all dream about building something that’s cool enough to bag a magazine feature someday. But for Korrakot Buachan, simply dreaming wasn’t quite enough… Words Daniel Bevis. Photography SerialOne.

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Technical guide to 1976-1989 BMW E24 6 Series – 628CSi, 630CS, 633CSi, 635CSi Automatic and M635CSi

Technical guide to 1976-1989 BMW E24 6 Series – 628CSi, 630CS, 633CSi, 635CSi Automatic and M635CSi

Buying Guide Swerve a costly shark attack with our E24 BMW 6 Series guide. Navigate murky waters and snare yourself a special shark-nosed Six. Words Richard Dredge. Photography John Colley.

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Market Watch BMW X6M E71

Market Watch BMW X6M E71

BMW’s E71 X6M is expensive and thirsty but delivers an epic drive. It’s also much better value than it once was... Words: Guy Baker. Photography: Various.

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2011 BMW 328i F30: a great all-rounder?

2011 BMW 328i F30: a great all-rounder?

Looking for a contemporary BMW where the best of the analogue and digital worlds collide? Enter the F30 328i, potentially one of the firm’s best all-rounders – despite lacking a straight-six... Words: Mark Brockman. Photography: Jason Dodd.

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2020 BMW M1 Procar E26 Championship

2020 BMW M1 Procar E26 Championship

With the help of the legendary drivers who were there, we revisit BMW’s most famous one-make racing series – the M1 Procar championship of the 1970s... Words: James Mills. Photography: BMW AG.

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Classic 1989 BMW M635CSi E24 vs. 2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupé F06

Classic 1989 BMW M635CSi E24 vs. 2015 BMW M6 Gran Coupé F06

An M6 in all its forms is a pretty rare beast, we meet a man with both a classic M635CSi and M6 Gran Coupé – is this the perfect two car garage? Words: Bob Harper. Photography: Jason Dodd.

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Buying guide BMW M5 E60 Saloon

Buying guide BMW M5 E60 Saloon

E60 M5 Powerhouse Buying BMW's super saloon. Fifteen years after it went on sale in the UK, BMW’s E60 M5 saloon remains a tempting prospect. But, with huge bills a very real possibility, what do you need to know in order to buy a good one? Words: Simon Jackson. Photography: Hexagon Classics.

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BMW E36 step-by-step – replacement of the ABS sensor

BMW E36 step-by-step – replacement of the ABS sensor

This time out we show you how to tackle a common issue on the E36 step-by-step – replacement of the ABS sensor.... Words & Photography: Andrew Everett.

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Me and my car - Pete Griffiths - 1988 BMW 325i Touring E30

Me and my car - Pete Griffiths - 1988 BMW 325i Touring E30

Estate of the union - this 1988 BMW 325i Touring E30 is far more than a car to Pete Griffiths. As Dan Bevis explains, it’s a companion that’s been with him through thick and thin; a union of souls in sparkling Malachite Green.

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Buying guide: BMW F06, F12 and F13 - 6 Series

Buying guide: BMW F06, F12 and F13 - 6 Series

A beautiful bargain! Chris Graham introduces the third generation 6 Series, and discovers why it’s becoming such an attractive used car to buy.

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Will some get their fingers burnt by overpriced classic BMWs?

Will some get their fingers burnt by overpriced classic BMWs?

I’ve been giving the sticky conundrum of what will happen to classic cars over the coming years plenty of thought recently. Their values? Spares availability? Will there be the skill set to repair them? Will we even be allowed to drive them given that fossil fuels are now being vilified as the worst thing since Attila the Hun?

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Road-legal Group A 2.3-litre S14B23-engined BMW M3 E30 recreation

Road-legal Group A 2.3-litre S14B23-engined BMW M3 E30 recreation

If you went to all the trouble of building a Group A E30 M3 recreation it’d be no surprise if you then decided it was too good just to use on the track, which is why this incredible Warsteiner-liveried beast is not only fully prepped for racing but also fully road legal. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Lewis Bennett.

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Jaw-dropping, show-stopping 650bhp BMW M3 F80

Jaw-dropping, show-stopping 650bhp BMW M3 F80

When we first featured Philipp Maas’s F80 M3 back in 2018 it blew us away and now it’s back, having been totally transformed and taken to the next level, and the end result is simply spectacular. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Evolutionized Photography.

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2.4-litre 240bhp S14-swapped BMW E36 Coupe from Japan

2.4-litre 240bhp S14-swapped BMW E36 Coupe from Japan

The Japanese consider the E36 318iS to be the German AE86, due to its great handling and low power, so does fitting a race-bred S14 engine into this one make it the equivalent of Takumi’s tofu delivery sledge? Words and photos: Chris Nicholls.

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Single-turbo S55-swapped wide-body BMW 2002

Single-turbo S55-swapped wide-body BMW 2002

The greatest showman. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, someone builds a wide-body, single-turbo S55-swapped 2002 that obliterates your senses and makes you realise otherwise. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Viktor Benyi.

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4.0-litre V8 M60B40 engined BMW E30 Coupe

4.0-litre V8 M60B40 engined BMW E30 Coupe

With its oh-so subtly enhanced styling and a thumping great V8 under the bonnet, classic 3 Series motoring doesn’t get much better than this awesome E30. Words: Elizabeth de Latour. Photos: Sebastian Obara.

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Tuned 542bhp Dinan Stage 3 BMW M5 E60

Tuned 542bhp Dinan Stage 3 BMW M5 E60

Resplendent in Atlantis blue, this M5 demonstrates how the E60 is still a rising force on the tuning scene. Power, luxury, agility, poise, this California dream has got the lot… Words: Daniel Bevis Photos: Patrick Lauder.

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Super-clean air-ride BMW 520i E28

Super-clean air-ride BMW 520i E28

The Inbetweener - Super-clean air-ride BMW 520i E28. The devil makes work for idle hands, or so the saying goes. While Ben Anderson waits for his dream build to be show-ready, he picked up a little something to keep him entertained in the meantime and it’s a classic to be proud of. Words: Daniel Bevis. Photos: Original Persona.

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