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What Classic German Sports Sedan Would You Buy for Under $25k?

What Classic German Sports Sedan Would You Buy for Under $25k?

By Sam Webber / 20 Oct 2014
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German manufacturers including BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz have churned out many of the most notable sporty four-doors, packed with the style and performance you’d expect from the more expensive sports car models of their line ups. By the late ‘80s, a myriad of German sports sedans had been produced and refined, yet some clearly outshined others...

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Where BMWs Mix with Shelbys, Gullwings, and Model Ts

Where BMWs Mix with Shelbys, Gullwings, and Model Ts

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 9 Oct 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

Between founder and co-owner Steve Beck, along with partner Chris Toppenberg, they’re closing in on a collective century of automotive knowledge. While both men have a longstanding relationship with BMW, and with the shop’s focus on that marque, a morning spent by Petrolicious uncovered that Checkpoint Automotive is much, much more than a simple BMW repair shop.

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A Selection of Classic Germans on eBay

A Selection of Classic Germans on eBay

By Petrolicious Productions / 1 Oct 2014

Commonality and exceptions are everywhere. Although the following vehicles may seem wildly different from one another they are alike in two respects: All of them were produced at least a quarter of a century ago wearing the badges of German manufacturers.

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The BMW Museum is a Treasury of Icons

The BMW Museum is a Treasury of Icons

By Andrey Smazhilo / 25 Sep 2014 / 4 Comments Read More

At the BMW Museum the exhibition doesn't begin in the building, but on a small plaza out front because there's always some action taking place, whether it's a check-point for a classic rally or some car from the collection is basking in the sun. Moreover, when you finally enter to purchase a ticket, it only becomes more impressive because standing guard is the legendary 1972 BMW E25 Turbo, designed for the 1972 Munich Olympics by Mr. Paul Bracq.

Business in the Front, Party in the Back

Business in the Front, Party in the Back

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 Aug 2014

Technically, this tiny bubble-car can fit eight people, and is like a mullet. How so? It can seat two behind its refrigerator style door (business up front)...and a bartender and five patrons on its included bar trailer (party in the back).

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Owning a BMW Leads to Owning More BMWs

Owning a BMW Leads to Owning More BMWs

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Aug 2014
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Putting the M5 in for a service actually led me to the 318i. The mechanic I found was a senior member of the BMW Club in Brisbane and chatting with him one day he mentioned that he had to get rid of one of his cars because he'd bought a new X5. I didn't think much about it but when I decided to buy a daily-driver to commute to work, I called him, saw the car that weekend and bought it on site.

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The BMW 325iX Is The Coolest E30 Of Them All

The BMW 325iX Is The Coolest E30 Of Them All

By Doug DeMuro / 12 Aug 2014 / 22 Comments Read More

That’s right, folks: long before the “xi” models of the E46 3-Series generation, or the “xDrive” E90 cars, or the current models, which are called something like “xDrive28isDrive,” BMW made an all-wheel drive E30 3-Series. They didn’t make many of them, and they all went to up-and-coming yuppies in Colorado.

This BMW 2002 Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

This BMW 2002 Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Jul 2014
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The goal was to keep the car simple and period correct, but also to add some touches that don't make it come off as another semi-restoration. Under the hood, the 2002 remains mostly stock except for a 32/38 Weber carburetor and E21 radiator. With all the influences throughout my life, car-wise, I've tried very hard to avoid from what everyone else does.

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BMW Posters Designed for Fellow Collectors

BMW Posters Designed for Fellow Collectors

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jul 2014
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Mr. Mo Faraz, the designer behind the art, uses this platform to share his ideas and knowledge with other enthusiasts and owners like himself. He has owned a handful of vintage cars himself, including an Alfa Romeo Alfetta GT, a BMW 2002, and a BMW E9 CSi, and has used his experiences with these cars to formulate the inspiration behind his designs.

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This BMW M3 EVO2 Was Never Imported to the US

This BMW M3 EVO2 Was Never Imported to the US

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Jun 2014

Evolution models were never imported in the U.S., yet this is an EVO2 right here in the U.S.! Aside from the obvious visual tweaks it's quite special on several other fronts too: only five hundred were ever built, all with 217 horsepower and that funky “dogleg” Getrag five-speed.

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The M1 Is BMW's Solitary Supercar

The M1 Is BMW's Solitary Supercar

By Petrolicious Productions / 28 May 2014 / 16 Comments Read More

“Fine, we’ll do it ourselves.”

If this isn’t stamped somewhere on the BMW M1, it surely should be. The car was originally conceived as a joint Lamborghini-BMW project that would produce a race car with enough street units to meet homologation rules for Group 4 racing. Trouble was, Lamborghini found itself in financial straits and the fellows up in Munich were thus left to finish the M1 on their own. What resulted was a Giugiaro-designed, mid-engined marvel that ended up being the fastest production car of its time.

This BMW E21 Is Inspirational

This BMW E21 Is Inspirational

By Petrolicious Productions / 27 May 2014
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I became interested in cars after buying my first one, a Volkswagen GTI mk4. It was a fun car that left me wanting a faster car, then an older car, and then a more 'stylish' car. It was followed up by a BMW E28 5-series about a year later, but then I wanted to get back into something a bit smaller; at first, I thought of the classic, BMW E30.

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