Performance BMW April/May 2021

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

As I type this in late February it looks like we will slowly be coming out of lockdown, so fingers crossed we’ll be able to get back to some state of normality before too long. The most exciting part of all this is being able to get back to enjoying car meets and shows and we’re very excited to announce that TRAX Silverstone is back this year. The date for your diary is Sunday 3 October – you can buy tickets now at We’ll see you there! Seeing as that’s still a little way off, you need some modded BMW goodness right here and now and, luckily for you, the April/May issue of PBMW has got what you need. We begin, as always, with our cover car and it’s a…

7 min
russian blue

When it comes to general BMW appreciation, it’s always going to be the classics that get all the love. Sure, the newer models are more impressive in terms of performance and technology but the old-school BMs are the ones with all the style and flair and even the simplest E30 has an inherent charm and appeal about it. Of course, from our perspective, if you add a few enhancements to bring out the best in these classic BMs then you really elevate them to another level of appreciation. The less-is-more approach works so well when it comes to classic projects, allowing those timeless styling cues to shine through without being spoiled by excess additions, and Anton’s (@fsd_tony) stunning E12 518 is the perfect example of that modding philosophy in action. The…

1 min
e12 518

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION 1.8-litre four-cylinder M10B18, Dellorto DHLA-40 horizontal carburettors, custom exhaust. Getrag 245 five-speed manual gearbox CHASSIS 8.5x17” (front) and 9.5x17” (rear) Zauber Rivale Mesh three-piece wheels with 195/45 (front) and 205/45 (rear) Joyroad Sport RX6 tyres, custom four-way air suspension, Airfactory Android Bluetooth controller, ATE four-piston calipers (front) EXTERIOR Resprayed in original Biscay blue, BBS front spoiler, Trixie window lattices, Gold Bronze-tinted windows INTERIOR Victor 360mm wooden steering wheel, wooden gear knob, Blaupunkt Bavaria S Mono radio…

5 min

MSTYLE G30/1 5 SERIES PERFORMANCE FRONT SPLITTER Now available from MStyle comes this stylish splitter for the latest 5 Series Saloon and Touring models. The splitter is finished in matt black and will instantly enhance the looks of your G30/1, adding just the right amount of aggression to the styling. The splitter comes with a fitting kit but MStyle recommends professional fitting, which is available at its Romford tuning centre. Price: £129, fitting £40, all prices include VAT Web: Email: Tel: 020 8598 9115 TRAX SILVERSTONE 2021 TRAX Silverstone back is on the calendar for 2021 and the all-important date for your diary is Sunday 3 October. Tickets are on sale now priced at £29.38 per person while under-14s get free entry; adult and child camping tickets are also available. Track sessions cost £37.90 while…

1 min
from the archives

This time we are taking a look back at two April editions of the mag, from 2019 and 2020, and they’re both packed full of awesome feature cars. Our 2019 issue boasted a spectacular 700hp M4 on the cover and this was a full-on build that not only made monster power but was also caged and came covered in carbon. It was joined by a seriously feisty wide-arch 2002 build, a supercharged E36 M3 Cab smothered in AC Schnitzer accessories, along with a stunning E30 M3 plus a spectacular wide-body 1 Series. Our April 2020 edition, meanwhile, featured PSDesigns’ awesome E90 M3 running velocity stacks on the cover and this is one of the most impressive four-door M3 builds we’ve ever seen. If that wasn’t enough, we also had an…

9 min
white noise

We are big fans of the E9x platform and it’s one of our favourite 3 Series, even after all these years, and it has been quite a few years – 16 of them, in fact – since it was launched. But, certainly for us and, it would appear also for an awful lot of you out there, it’s still a firm favourite. It’s a great-looking car, extremely affordable and its modding potential is near limitless, making it the perfect choice of project whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro. It’s no surprise that it remains such a popular choice on the scene and we never fail to be impressed by the sheer variety and diversity of builds out there. And, despite there being so many modded examples about there…