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Bloodless Evolution

26. April 2010

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Bloodless Evolution

BMW’s M3 is a super road car, but not the bargain of the decade, and the factory supplies the car only in left-hand drive form. Is it worth paying an extra £6,300 for a bit more horsepower and some dubious cosmetic and aerodynamic changes.

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Axis Powers

29. March 2010

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Axis Powers

The M3 and Integrale were only ever produced by the factory in left-hand drive. Don’t let that put you off; lhd doesn’t get in the way of a truly great driving experience.

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True Colours

22. February 2010

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True Colours

The new M Coupé is the fastest; the original M3 arguably the greatest. Both wear the evocative M badge with pride, but as Richard Meaden discovers during two wintery days at Spa-Francorchamps, only one of these BMW M-cars is true to its motorsport colour.

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BMW M3 (1988 – 1991)

1. February 2010

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BMW M3 (1988 – 1991)

Within many of us there’s a brilliant, successful racing driver hidden away, a wheel-meister of the first order, or so we like think.

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Two Into M Won’t Go

4. January 2010

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Two Into M Won’t Go

What should an M3 be like – refined and quick, or raw and thrilling? Touring car ace Steve Soper chooses between new M3 and old M3.

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M3 Squared

30. November 2009

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M3 Squared

Applying performance modifications to new car – legally and cost efficiently – is becoming such a daunting task that the most rational course seems to be cruising the used-car market, European car has espoused this approach for years, and one of our favourite platforms for performance modifications is BMW’s E30-bodied M3.

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BMW M3 Track Test

25. June 2009

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BMW M3 Track Test

The M3, old news or not, is so well balanced that it is a benchmark by which other performance cars must be measured.

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BMW M3 Evolution

1. June 2009

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BMW M3 Evolution

The Sport Evolution has been honed by serious drivers for kindred spirits.

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Clash of the Teutons

4. May 2009

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Clash of the Teutons

Whether I was running it around Hockenheimring, tooling through the city, or opening it up on the Autobahn, the BMW felt right at home.

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BMW M3 Evolutionary Leap

6. April 2009

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BMW M3 Evolutionary Leap

BMW’s excellent M3 sports saloon has ceased production, and you can now buy a used version for not much money. Find just over an extra £5,000, and you can extract Evolution performance from a standard M3.

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