The 2022 Kies Motorsport Auto Show recap

I’ve had the pleasure of owning some prominent marquee brands over the years. But maybe outside of Nissan Z ownership, nothing has had the support of the BMW community. There’s a show with friends almost every weekend. So when Kies announced the Kies Motorsport Auto Show this year in Atlantic City, NJ, I decided to…

What it’s like to own a G80 M3

It’s been nine months since I first laid eyes on my G80. Modern BMWs are complex machines, making this the most complex M3 yet. I gather up two others to see how the cars are performing, and if modifying the car is a good idea. Spoiler alert: The G80 M3 reliability breaks the stereotype. Is…

How to build a dream BMW garage

The garage has always been a place I spend a lot of time in. From wrenching to washing, I’ve always got something cooking. When I moved into my home a little over a year ago, I made sure to get one with a garage big enough for at least 2 cars and a few additional…

The BMW i4 M50 is not an EV M3

Just 10 years ago, BMW was still making an M3 with a V-8 and a gas guzzler tax. Now, this BMW i4 M50 promises to give you all the performance without a drop of petrol. Let’s put aside the thoughts on whether electric cars are truly better for the environment, and focus on how this…

Fratricide: The 2022 BMW X3 M Review

At first, I thought about bringing my X3 M40i to this party, but with winter tires and and over 100 fewer horses, they really are very different cars. The 2022 X3 M is a “Real M Car”, and it drives like one. But can it hold a candle to its shorter brother, the M3? I…

European theater: BMW G80 M3 vs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

We’ve established that the G80 M3 is not quite as fun to drive as an E90, or as special as a BMW M5 CS. But what happens when I take it outside the family and look to competitors? Perhaps no other sports sedan has kicked sand in the M3’s face like the Alfa Romeo Giulia…

Top Gun: M2 CS vs G80 M3 vs M5 CS

CS. The name means something to the BMW faithful, and BMW recently revived the badge to place on the top trim of its modern M fleet. It stands for the best. The fastest. The most racy. But does the extra money and speed get you actual prestige? I take the latest pair of an M2…

Neighborhood Terror: Is the E46 the best M3?

I missed the E46 boat. Too young to purchase one new, I hopped on the BMW train with the E92 and haven’t looked back (mostly). But when I hear about sublime steering response, nimble handle, a motor from the heavens and typical M3 comfort, I couldn’t help but wonder how true it is. Does it…

Feeling Blue: What’s the best M3?

I’ve driven the G80 enough to tell you by now that it’s a real M3. It handles, it’s got a great engine, and it’s all-day comfortable. But is it an improvement on its predecessors? For this review, I borrow an F80 and an E90 M3 and pit it against my own G80, all to answer…

G80 M3 BMC air filter DIY and review

I’ve modified nearly every car I’ve ever owned, and my G80 will be no exception. For starters, I’ll install a BMC air filter in the stock G80 air boxes. Is it hard? No. Is it worth it? Well… Before you begin You’ll need some things: BMC high-flow air filters (I got mine from AutoCouture, because…