The video takes us through the process of building one of the best M cars BMW has ever done: The E39 M5. The 30 minutes long footage focuses on the exterior and interior design of the E39 M5, on its engine and suspension engineering, and finishes with a few minutes of car porn at the legendary Nurburgring race track.
Let’s face it, V12 engines are regarded as the epitome in smoothness in the auto industry and car guys all over the world are just crazy about them. Yes, they may be big, thirsty and expensive to run, but they make up for all of that when a wave of torque hits you in the back of your head and you hear its glorious voice. But how can you actually own one for cheap? Could the BMW 850i be a good alternative?
Ask most BMW fans which M3 is the best M3 and they’ll almost all in unison say the E46 generation M3. While the E30 is considered by many to be the best BMW of all time, objectively, the E46 M3 is the better car overall. So most fans will go with that car as their perfect M3. However, Alex from Car Throttle specifically bought an E36 BMW M3 over an E46 M3, despite it technically being the worse car of the two.
While drag races are far from being exciting and often times, they’re extremely biased, yet they’re perfect for bragging rights and killing time.
The BMW E30 3 Series range has one of the biggest cult followings out of all the BMW models ever made. The series that gave birth to the legendary E30 M3 and the M3 nameplate altogether, deserves a special place in the hearts of thousand of car fans. And it can get even dramatically better with just a couple of well-placed upgrades and that’s part of what makes it magic.