BMW E36 Buyers Guide

BMW E36 Buyers Guide

The BMW E36 marked the third iteration of the BMW 3-Series and brought the model range closer to the edge of the 21st century. The prior E21 and E30 chassis’ were so widely loved that they cemented the 3-Series name as the top driver-focused, German everyday car on the market. While the E36 certainly kept…

BMW S55 Engine Guide – Specs, Reliability, & Modifications
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BMW S55 Engine Guide – Specs, Reliability, & Modifications

Prior to 2013, even thinking about a turbocharged BMW M3 was considered sacrilegious. But, then again, BMW always brushed controversy aside when it came to their star child. Before the F80 was the S65 V8-powered E9X M3 which was Judas 1.0 to the M3’s holy inline-6 recipe that began with the E36. Now it has…

BMW M2 vs M3

BMW M2 vs M3

When the first BMW M3 was released in 1987, it revolutionized how the world thought about sports cars. Not only was the E30 M3 the direct product of the upper-echelon DTM racing series, but it was also a usable car. Since 1987, there have been six generations of M3, each holding true to that original…

Ultimate BMW N55 Engine Guide

Ultimate BMW N55 Engine Guide

Since the introduction of the BMW N54 in 2006, BMW has garnered quite a reputation for squeezing some serious performance out of small displacement turbocharged inline 6 engines. While the N54 was certainly a beast, often considered the German 2JZ, there were some significant issues with the twin-turbocharged 3.0L inline 6 that wouldn’t be ironed…

BMW S63 FAQ – S63 Maintenance, Problems, Tuning & More
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BMW S63 FAQ – S63 Maintenance, Problems, Tuning & More

Use the following keys to search for a specific topic: Windows: Ctrl + F Mac: Command + F We will break the S63 FAQ guide into the following subjects: BMW S63 General Info FAQs S63 Standard Maintenance FAQs BMW S63 Reliability & Common Problems BMW S63 Tuning & Mods FAQs BMW S63 General Info FAQs…

BMW X1 vs X3 – Specs, Performance, Reliability, & More
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BMW X1 vs X3 – Specs, Performance, Reliability, & More

At this point, BMW has been in the compact SUV game for nearly a decade. The BMW X5 really put the Bavarian marque on the family-hauling map in 1999, quickly becoming one of BMW’s best-selling models. The success of the X5 led to the expansion of the BMW X model line, beginning with the introduction…

Toyota Supra vs BMW Z4 – How Are They Different?
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Toyota Supra vs BMW Z4 – How Are They Different?

When it comes to historic car manufacturer partnerships, Mercedes and McLaren, Toyota and Subaru, and Shelby and Ford are likely to come to mind first. Some of those partnerships have given the world some of the most celebrated and sought-after models in history. The McLaren Mercedes SLR, Shelby GT500, and Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 are all…

BMW E39 5-Series Buyers Guide – E39 Performance, Handling, and Reliability
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BMW E39 5-Series Buyers Guide – E39 Performance, Handling, and Reliability

In 1995, BMW was facing some tough competition. Mercedes were cooking up the next E-Class which would release in 1996, with all of the luxury and technical prowess that the world had come to expect from BMW’s Stuttgart-based neighbors. Audi was putting out some winners too. The 1995 Audi A6 might not have been able…

BMW E30 Turbo Guide

BMW E30 Turbo Guide

Anyone that owns a BMW E30 knows that the factory M20B25 2.5L, M20B27 2.7L, and M42 4-cylinder engines leave a lot to be desired in the horsepower department. While the factory engine options are certainly enough to get a 2600 lb BMW E30 going under its own weight, you won’t be winning any drag races….