Should You Buy an M3 or 335i? There are so many problems with this topic. For one, the M3 and 335i aren't even in the same ballpark when it comes to price. The M3 has also been around for decades while the 335i is limited to 2007-2015. For that reason, we'll narrow this down to the E90 and F80 M3. Another problem - better is subjective. In our opinion, the M3 is the better car … [Read more...] about BMW 335i vs M3: Which is Better?
BMW forever left the world of naturally-aspirated performance motors in M-series cars in 2013 with the launch of the S55. Succeeding the NA V8 S65 motor, the S55 was a 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6. Despite being the performance version of the N55, the S55 has little in common: a closed deck block, twin turbos, forged pistons, lightweight crankshaft, and dual high pressure … [Read more...] about BMW S55 vs S58: Performance, Reliability & Tuning
BMW S54 Common Problems BMW's S54 engine debuted in the 2000 E46 M3 and remained in production through 2008, powering only the E85 Z4 M Roadster in the later years. The stout inline-6 S54 managed an impressive 102.5hp per liter in the 333hp US models. Notably, it is the last naturally aspirated inline-6 M3 engine. BMW tested the V8 S65 engine in the succeeding E9x M3's … [Read more...] about The 3 Most Common BMW S54 Engine Problems
The S65 Engine An M car is a pure concept of performance and built with that in mind. Some may think that they are “race cars for the street” and in some ways they are. The 2008-2013 M3 with the S65 combined more modern features than the M3 it was replacing, yet BMW wanted to retain the brute force in the engine, opting for a 4.0 liter V8, instead of a turbo charged engine … [Read more...] about The 5 Most Common BMW S65 Engine Problems
1986-2019 BMW M3 Guide: Pro's & Con's, Reliability, and Tuning Potential for Every M3 Model This guide is going to dig into every BMW M3 model ever manufactured. If you're going to buy an M3, you probably already know which model you want to buy, but at least revel in the history. Regardless, we are going to cover the pro's and con's, reliability, and tuning potential for … [Read more...] about The Ultimate BMW M3 Buyers Guide: Reliability & Performance Capabilities