Performance BMW June/July 2020

Crammed from cover-to-cover with the world's most exclusive show, daily driven and balls-out performance orientated machines, if it's from the Munich stable and got something unique about it, you will be sure to find it in Performance BMW. As well as informative, interesting and entertaining features, you'll also find the latest BMW news and products, road tests, extensive global show reports and in-depth technical articles.

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first words

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: RTWENTY3 ISSUE: June/July 2020 EDITOR: Elizabeth de Latour ADVERTISING: Talk Media Sales Switchboard: 01732 445325 The world right now is kind of scary and very different to how it was just a few weeks ago, and I genuinely hope that, wherever you are, you’re keeping safe and well. I know there are a lot more important things to think about than modified BMWs but, at the same time, it’s important to have something you enjoy to take your mind off all the bad things that are going on. Don’t forget, you might not be able to get out of your house, but PBMW will get to you. You can buy the latest issue direct from us online at or over the phone on 0044 (0) 1959 543747 and have it delivered directly…

7 min
baby shark

First of all, we can only apologise for putting the Baby Shark earworm in your head (do-doo-do-do-doo-doo…). But to be honest, if we’re afflicted with it then we’re taking everyone down with us. No, you’re right, that’s not an apology at all – but when there are sharks involved, all bets are off really, aren’t they? Australia is a place where sharks are pleasingly abundant, which is kinda what you’d expect in a country where essentially everything wants to kill you; our Antipodean cousins have to tiptoe through more poisonous spiders and venomous snakes than you can possibly imagine, so of course, their waters are teeming with pointy-nosed, massively toothy predators. But frankly, sharks get a bad rap – after all, they’re just following a biological imperative, and they really…

1 min
e21 320

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION 2.0-litre four-cylinder M10B20, Weber 32/36 carburettor, K&N filter. Three-speed automatic gearbox (swapped after shoot to 318i five-speed manual with short-shift) CHASSIS 8x16” (front) and 8.5x16” (rear) BBS RS wheels with Citroën gold centres with extra pearl and wrinkle black hex nuts, 205/40 Nankang NS-20 (front) and 195/45 Bridgestone RE003 (rear) tyres, BC coilovers with air bags by OCD Bags, Air Lift Performance 3H management, notched front subframe, Eurometric control arm bushes and steering rack bushes, 323i front brakes, rebuilt stock rear brakes EXTERIOR Closed-door respray in Reseda Green Metallic, single-headlamp grilles with Mk1 Golf headlamps, universal lip spoiler, E9 flag mirrors, brushed and clear-coated door handles, body-coloured sills and front valance, rolled and slightly pulled arches, Foha rear spoiler INTERIOR Recaro LS front seats in brown leather and green houndstooth with rare emblems, rear…

6 min

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11 min
the next level

The M235i is an exceptional car, one which takes everything great about the M135i and squeezes it into a sexier and sharper package and it makes for an incredibly compelling all-round performance proposition that ticks just about every box imaginable. It’s easy to see why the family of cars that the community has dubbed ‘M-Lites’ is proving so popular with buyers who want something that’s fast, fun to drive, offers plenty of modding potential, but won’t break the bank when it comes to running costs. However, the only thing these cars lack is presence – obviously, BM saved all the steroids for the M2 and its Competition counterpart, leaving the M-Lites looking a little plain, which is perfect if you want to slip under the radar but less good if…

1 min
wide-body f22 m235i

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION 3.0-litre straight-six turbo N55B30, Hi-Tech Performance hybrid turbo, XDI-30 high-pressure fuel pump from Ross Sport LTD, Forge charge pipe, uprated Hi-Tech intercooler, de-cat downpipe, M2 back box modified by PCW Exhaust mods. Six-speed manual gearbox POWER AND TORQUE 500hp and 516lb ft CHASSIS 10x20” (front) and 11x20” (rear) Judd Model Two wheels with 265/30 (front) and 295/30 (rear) tyres, Air Lift Performance 3H air suspension setup EXTERIOR Matt Grey Aluminium wrap from C2F4 Design, BMWShowcase wide-body kit installed by Wrench Studios, M Performance front splitter, AutoID mirrors and carbon boot lip spoiler, custom-made ECD Performance carbon diffuser, LCI rear lights, light and window tints, Exclusive Registrations 3D/4D number plates INTERIOR Custom flat-bottom Alcantara steering wheel, Alcantara steering wheel trim and armrest from Royal Steering Wheels, M Performance carbon/Alcantara handbrake and gear knob, carbon-dipped dash trims THANKS BMWShowcase, AutoID,…