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Does the BMW E30 M3 Deserve the Worship?

The latest crop of M-branded BMWs may be fast, but many reviewers are finding they don’t always live up to the badge. Especially in the case of the BMW M3. No matter how powerful the latest model is, enthusiasts constantly compare it to its ancestor, the BMW E30 M3. But is the E30 M3 really …
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The BMW M3 Trim Level That Only The US Could Buy

BMW has produced hundreds of cars over its time as a car manufacturer, and it isn’t uncommon for certain cars to only be released in a certain part of the world. This can happen when cars are designed for a specific market, like the American market, or when cars won’t adhere to certain safety regulations. …
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For Daily Driving, the BMW 330i ZHP Is Better Than the M3

The M3 may be fun, but like some of BMW’s other sporty cars, it’s a bit compromised for daily-driving. And older examples can be expensive to maintain. That being said, some older models are not only reliable, they’re also well-regarded. One of those is the E46 3-Series. And, just like Alpina offers luxurious M alternatives, …
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BMW, Take Note: Honda’s Keeping ‘Type R’ Exclusive

There aren’t many vehicles with the Honda Civic’s bandwidth. One reason for the compact sedan’s popularity is there’s a version for everybody. The base Civic is a comfortable and fairly-reliable commuter. For those who want a bit more spice, there’s the Civic Si. And, a few years ago, Honda finally brought over the Civic Type …
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What’s the Difference Between BMW M, M Sport, and M Performance?

One letter helped cement BMW’s reputation for desirable, high-performance vehicles: M. Originally, M badges were reserved for mildly-detuned race cars, like the M1 supercar and E30 M3 sports sedan. Now, however, the BMW M is found on a whole range of powerful, fast cars, like the X5 and X6 SUVs. But not every M badge …
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The Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Was a Slower E30 M3-Fighter

When it comes to legendary race cars, few names invoke a greater sense of respect and nostalgia than the BMW E30 M3. While this German icon of motorsports holds a special place in the hearts of many gearheads, there was a precursor to the M3 that held its own on the track and the streets. …
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2020 BMW M3: 480 or 510 hp, Optional AWD, and Manuals

BMW M boss Markus Flasch says there will be a lot more go-fast goodness from BMW’s M division starting in 2020, according to Car Magazine.  The M3 will get the new 3.0-Liter twin-turbo S58 straight-six, which is the same engine you’ll get in both X3 M and X4 M models. The Competition version will get …
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2021 BMW M3 Caught Testing on the Nurburgring

The standard version of this new 2021 BMW M3 is rumored to come with a 475 hp engine and the competition configuration will have an engine that can achieve over 500 hp. But while we haven’t officially seen anything yet, it appears the new M3 was recently filmed making rounds at Germany’s infamous Nürburgring by YouTube …
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Watch the Tesla Model 3 Drag Race the M3, C63, and Giulia Quadrifoglio

Each vehicle has been optimized for different forms of performance, despite being comparable by vehicle class. Ranging from just over 400 horsepower to over 500, this line up of sporty sedans all face off with the Tesla in a Top Gear test for piston-powered dominance. It is important to note that the Alfa Romeo Giulia …
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The Next BMW M3 and M4 Rumored to Make More than 500 HP

For years, BMW has billed its cars as the Ultimate Driving Machines, with the powerful M3 arguably being the best example of that claim. And with a redesigned 3 Series already here, that means we’ll see the newest generation of the BMW M3 and M4 in just a year or two. As it attempts to …