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  • MARKET TRENDS – BMW COUPES

    MARKET TRENDS – BMW COUPES

    Glenn Rowswell on 11th September 2018

    Derived from the Neue Klasse range, the BMW E9 CS models were targeted squarely into the market dominated by the Mercedes W111 coupe. Starting with a 2.8-litre variant of the straight six, the CS range...

  • MARKET TRENDS – ’80S EXECTUTIVE CARS

    MARKET TRENDS – ’80S EXECTUTIVE CARS

    Glenn Rowswell on 20th August 2018

    BMW launched the second-generation E32 7-series in 1986 and it arrived on the scene at roughly the same time as the XJ40. Naturally comparisons were made, but in truth the 7-series took the looks and performance aspects in its bag. The Jaguar took the comfort...

  • MARKET TRENDS – ’90S COUPES

    MARKET TRENDS – ’90S COUPES

    Glenn Rowswell on 13th August 2018

    The E36 you really want is the 3.2-litre straight-six M3 Evo, which arrived in 1995. While it’s probably the most unloved of the M3 range, it certainly gives you a lot of bang for your buck. With 321bhp on tap, a limited 155mph top speed and 0-60mph dispatched in just 5.5 seconds, it’s by no means a slow car...

  • BMW E36 3 SERIES – 10 MOST COMMON MOT FAILS

    BMW E36 3 SERIES – 10 MOST COMMON MOT FAILS

    Glenn Rowswell on 2nd August 2018

    Putting any car in for a MoT can be a daunting experience but a quick check before turning up at the garage can often mean the difference between a pass and a fail. Here we look at the main reasons for MoT failure for the BMW E36 3 Series...

  • MARKET TRENDS – MSPORT BMWS

    MARKET TRENDS – MSPORT BMWS

    Glenn Rowswell on 11th June 2018

    For some reason the high-performance version of the E24 6-Series was never given full M-car status, making do with just a prefix to its ordinary model name. Perhaps the big luxury coupe wasn't...

  • TRIUMPH TR6 VS BMW Z3

    TRIUMPH TR6 VS BMW Z3

    Glenn Rowswell on 27th April 2018

    Welcome to Old School vs New School where we visit the controversial subject of traditional classics compared to their more youthful equivalents. This time, the Triumph TR6 versus the BMW Z3…

  • MARKET TRENDS – CHEAP CONVERTIBLES

    MARKET TRENDS – CHEAP CONVERTIBLES

    Glenn Rowswell on 9th April 2018

    Open air motoring is but a few weeks away – but have the cheap seats been taken? Look around and there are still bargains to be had...

  • MARKET TRENDS – BRITISH TRANSPLANTS

    MARKET TRENDS – BRITISH TRANSPLANTS

    Glenn Rowswell on 12th March 2018

    A surprising number of foreign marques built cars in Blighty to circumvent trade tariffs. Is now the time to put a locally-built Ford, Citroën or BMW on your drive?

  • ROAD TEST – BMW Z3

    ROAD TEST – BMW Z3

    Glenn Rowswell on 5th September 2017

    Classics World’s Matt Bell test drives and reviews the BMW Z3… No doubt the Bavarian firm’s corporate history will tell it differently but BMW’s Z3 was yet another ’Nineties open two-seater inspired by the success of the MX-5. It seems…

  • BAVARIAN MODERN CLASSICS

    BAVARIAN MODERN CLASSICS

    Glenn Rowswell on 16th August 2017

    Classics World's Andrew Everett considers progress or the lack of it in BMW design...