BMW Car – March 2022
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Welcome at BMW Car magazine March 2022 Issue
The E36 M3 celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022. Revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 1992, it remained in production for most of the ‘90s, but its legacy lives on three decades later. While it is not a car that we ever ignore in these pages, in fact you could probably call it a ‘bread and butter’ model for BMW Car, the anniversary seemed a good time to re-evaluate what this variant of M3 has to off er for potential purchasers. For this we enlisted the help of top-notch automotive journalist
Ben Barry, himself the owner of an E36 M3 3.0-litre coupé for 18-years, and the key holder to an Evo saloon for a period, too. Ben talked to a couple of respected E36 M3 experts and you can read his, and their, thoughts starting on page 18.
Rest assured that this will not be the last M car feature of the year, for 2022 also marks the 50th anniversary of BMW M – a milestone that we will be marking on several occasions throughout the coming months.
This issue also offers something slightly out of the ordinary for BMW Car – a multi-marque group test. It’s certainly not the first time we’ve covered rival brands in the magazine but it has been some time since we last did. When the challenge was presented by our publishing house to go head-to-head with sister titles Jaguar World and 911 & Porsche World to see which brand offers the best sports car, we accepted. See if the G29 BMW Z4 can fend-off the
Jaguar F-Type and Porsche Boxster on page 10, and let us know what you think of the piece via the usual channels – we value your feedback. Lastly, I have to make mention of the stunning E36 Super Touring Car on page 46. It has been restored by former British Touring Car Championship ace-turned-historic-racer, Andrew Jordan and his talented outfi t, JRT, in Solihull. Representing a golden age of BMW motorsport, this car is the real McCoy and has been sat in a museum in Japan since it won the 1997 24-Hours of Spa. We were lucky enough to see one of its fi rst runs since, which took place at Donington Park towards the end of last year. Enjoy the issue.