Performance BMW June/July 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

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: JAPE TIITINEN ISSUE: June/July 2021 EDITOR: Elizabeth de Latour ADVERTISING: Natalie Harman Switchboard: 01732 445325 Now, we’re not ones to blow our own trumpet but I think it’s fair to say that this issue is pretty stacked. As you can see, we’ve got 132 pages for you and there’s a good reason for that because we are celebrating 35 years of the M3, and we’re doing it in style. Naturally, the birthday star takes centre stage and so our cover car is a simply magnificent E30 M3 – it’s been fully restored, perfectly enhanced with a selection of subtle period additions and then taken to the next level with a supercharged built S54 swap that’s transformed it into a 585hp beast. We’ve also put together a comprehensive buying and tuning guide to the E30…

8 min
g80 m3 competition and g82 m4 competition

This is the fourth time in the history of the M3 that lucky buyers have been put in the position of having to decide between two-or four-doors on their M machine. Before we begin on the technical aspects, things look ominously weighted against the M4 Competition. For starters, it’s £1300 more expensive than the M3 Competition, and it’s obviously less practical with fewer doors and a boot that’s smaller by 40-litres and that matters in a car that has everyday appeal. It would help if the M4 were stunning to behold, but both M cars wear BMW’s controversial new front grille – styling is subjective and beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that so we’ll leave that part of the car alone. Beyond the A-pillar, the…

1 min
on track

Road cars can often feel a little disappointing on track but not in the case of the M4 Competition. From the moment we leave the pits behind and keep the throttle pinned down the first straight, it’s clear that BMW M has done it again: this M4 is proper. That much should be no surprise given the considerable step up in performance, but how the M4 uses its considerable grunt is the big talking point, now. Even on a damp and greasy racetrack, it imbues confidence in the driver to push on and find the car’s and their own limits. There’s a huge amount of communication coming back to your hands through the steering and through your posterior clamped within the stunning M Carbon bucket seat, allowing you to use the…

5 min

HARDRACE X5 AND X6 FRONT LOWER REAR ARMS Now available from Hardrace come these new arms for the E7x X5 and X6 models from Hardrace. The control arms feature an OE design with improved construction and materials; the arms are made of high-quality forged steel to ensure great strength and durability and are equipped with high-quality hardened rubber bushes and ball joints, which provide greater handling response over the factory components. The arms are ED coated and painted for the highest durability and are a direct replacement for the stock arms. Price: £351.07 inc. VAT Web: FUCHS TITAN RACE PRO S 5W-30/5W-40 OIL BMWs deserve the best oil and if you’re looking for a top-quality lubricant for your engine then look no further than Fuchs’ ultimate high-performance range. Fuchs is a global company with…

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from the archives

Back in 2019, our June issue was packed with some seriously awesome machinery. Our absolutely epic supercharged E60 M5 cover car was making 675hp courtesy of an ESS kit and meth injection and featured a carbon bonnet and Recaro seats. Elsewhere in this issue, we had a 408hp turbo E36 M3 coupé from South Africa, an absolutely awesome E46 M3 Touring running velocity stacks, a wild wide-body S52-swapped E30 and an insane 700whp E89 Z4 GT3 replica. Our June/July 2020 issue, meanwhile, was a stance special packed with awesome air-ride machines including an outrageous wide-body E92, S62 V8-swapped E39 Touring, a stunning E21 and our wide-arch, 500hp M235i cover car, plus an in-depth guide to wheels and suspension. We also had a 555hp carbon-covered F80 M3 plus a gorgeous S54-powered…

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go beyond

The E30 M3 is a true performance icon, an absolute motoring legend. When it arrived 35 years ago it was an instant success and there’s a reason we’re going all-out to celebrate this M anniversary. It’s a car that any M fan, any BMW enthusiast, would love to own – it delivers such a pure driving experience, it’s so perfectly balanced, so exciting, it looks so good, everything about it is sheer perfection. No wonder it’s held in such incredibly high regard, no wonder it is still considered to be one of the greatest driver’s cars of all time and no wonder it is so incredibly sought-after. The thing is, being an icon means that the E30 M3 is not exactly an attainable purchase for most fans – there aren’t…