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  • BMW 130I E81/7 GUIDE: PERFORMANCE BARGAIN

    Matt Bell on 4th May 2021

    Quick, fun and extremely affordable, the BMW 130i is an awesome all-rounder and a brilliant bargain buy if you're after one car that can do it all on a budget. Here's our guide to buying and modifying one. 

  • TUNED BMW 335D E92: OIL BARON

    Matt Bell on 28th April 2021

    In the world of performance tuning, diesel power is still a black art to some. But through a never-ending quest for perfection with his tuned BMW 335d E92, Lee Gouldsbrough is proving to be something of a kingpin in the scene…

  • PANDEM 335i E93: VISION AND EXECUTION

    Matt Bell on 10th February 2021

    Idea, vision and execution. The most overlooked part of many builds and it doesn’t even cost a thing… not in the case of this Pandem 335i E93, though.

  • GROUP A E30 M3: ROAD AND TRACK

    Matt Bell on 8th February 2021

    If you went to all the trouble of building a Group A E30 M3 recreation it’d be no surprise if you then decided it was too good just to use on the track, which is why this incredible Warsteiner-liveried beast is not only fully prepped for racing but also fully road legal.

  • 1000WHP BMW M4: BEYOND THE LIMIT

    Matt Bell on 21st September 2020

    While this BMW M4 might look subtle on the outside, barely contained beneath the surface sits a seriously modded S55 developing an earth-shattering amount of power, creating a 1000whp BMW M4 monster.

  • MODIFIED BMW F10 M5: OFF THE SCALE

    Matt Bell on 2nd September 2020

    The F10 M5 is a frankly astonishing piece of machinery. Biblically quick, perfectly poised, opulently equipped. But what if the F10 was turned up to 11…?

  • FC TV EP9 – 620BHP ELECTRIC PORSCHE 935

    Matt Bell on 27th July 2020

    Jules is joined by Performance BMW editor Elizabeth to discuss the 620bhp Electric Porsche 935 and what BMW projects you should buy with a £5000 budget.

  • MODIFIED BMW E9 CSL SHOWSTOPPER

    Matt Bell on 24th July 2020

    With a turbocharged S52-swap and custom Group 4 racer bodywork, this incredible modified BMW E9 CSL Tribute is one of the most awesome cars we’ve ever seen.

  • PBMW THROWBACK: TWIN TURBO V8 M2

    Matt Bell on 14th May 2020

    Built to go drifting and with 1000hp, this twin turbo V8 M2 is an unholy creation that unleashes fire and fury on all and sundry, and we love it.

  • PBMW THROWBACK – MODIFIED 610BHP BMW N54 E46

    Matt Bell on 20th December 2019

    With 610bhp from its twin-turbo N54, this E46 is an absolute performance beast, not that you’d ever be able to tell… Over the years we’ve seen so many different E46s that trying to take them all in would be enough…

  • PBMW THROWBACK – MODIFIED BMW E60 M5

    Matt Bell on 10th December 2019

    The traditional model of kids crammed into litter-strewn Volvo estates has been comprehensively blown out of the water by this E60 M5. Welcome to the cool family ride, Vegas-style…  The BMW M5 has always been a symbol of Jekyll-and-Hyde contortionism,…

  • PBMW THROWBACK – MODIFIED BMW F80 M3

    PBMW THROWBACK – MODIFIED BMW F80 M3

    Matt Bell on 29th November 2019

    Finished in dazzling Sakhir orange, clad in carbon fibre and boasting 575bhp, this fabulous F80 M3 is a four-door thrill. It feels, to us at least, that the F8x M3 and M4 have only been around for five minutes, though…

  • PBMW THROWBACK – SUPERCHARGED BMW E39 M5

    PBMW THROWBACK – SUPERCHARGED BMW E39 M5

    Matt Bell on 21st November 2019

    We’ve delved into the Performance BMW archive to dig out this throwback feature on a bonkers supercharged BMW E39 M5. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is an age-old adage instilled in us during our youth. While it is…