BMW 640d Sport Coupé F13 - 2011-2017
In the first of a new series, we take a closer look at three different BMW coupés you could buy on a £25,000 budget. Whether you’re planning to spend a little or a lot, every car buyer wants value for money. And if you’re thinking of splashing out as much as £25,000 on a BMW coupé, then choosing the right model at the right price becomes even more important.
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Ade’s BMW 323i E36/4
My E36 has been getting tons of use as ever, equal to that of my alleged ‘daily’ E34. It’s typically very reliable, but there was a recent hiccup, that being a burst CV joint while hundreds of miles from home in Birmingham. A known weak spot to most owners, and yes, I have exacerbated the issue of course with a Ade’s E36 323i welded diff, lots of lowering and some harsh drift action!
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BMW 535d Saloon E60
Fast, frugal and affordable, BMW’s E60 535d is also easily tuned, but steer clear of unloved examples. Market WatchOur expert takes a look at theused market for the E60 535d. Words: Guy Baker Once the fastest accelerating diesel car in the world, BMW’s E60 535d was the definitive fast diesel saloon – and now, you can buy a good example for less than five grand.
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Buying Guide BMW 740i E38
It was state of the art when it was new, and there’s still plenty of luxury to enjoy with one of the most beautifully-proportioned BMWs ever made. Words: Bob Harper Photos: Jason Dodd Buying Guide: E38 740iThe magnificent third-gen 7 Series offers luxury on a budget – here’s what to look for when shopping for one.
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Buying and tuning guide 1985-1992 BMW 325i E30
The E30 3 Series is a true classic icon, one beloved by the BMW community, and the 325i is arguably the most desirable non-M model of the lot. Our guide will help you to get your hands on the perfect example of this fantastic retro machine. Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Gregory Owain Buying and Tuning Guide: E30 325i Our in-depth guide will help you to buy the perfect-classic 3 Series. The E30 is an absolute classic, arguably the 3 Series that everyone wants.
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Buying and tuning guide BMW M5 E60
With a screaming 5.0-litre V10 under the bonnet and room for the family, the E60 M5 is just about the most insane super saloon money can buy. It's not a sensible purchase, and a bad one could break you, but it's an incredibly special car and one that's well worth experiencing at least once in your life. Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Matt Richardson The V10 Super saloon profiledE60 M5 An in-depth look at the sensational V10 saloon.
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Dazzling 2.5 S14-powered BMW M3 E30
It doesn’t get much better than the E30 M3, and this stunning project has been perfectly enhanced, making it a truly exceptional example of this performance icon. Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Patrick Lauder. UTTERLY EPIC 2.5 E30 M3 GREAT WHITEDazzling 2.5 S14-powered E30 M3 Cars truly don’t get much more legendary or iconic than the E30 M3.
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Buyers Guide Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG W203
Over the years there have been countless extremely appealing fast Mercedes models that have been unleashed upon the world from both Stuttgart and Affalterbach. While not all of would have been attainable to many of us, deprecation has done its job and you can now pick up some seriously rapid German machinery for not a lot of money at all.
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Supercharged 430bhp 1999 BMW 740i E38
Everything about the E38 7 Series is just so right and finished in Individual Scarab green with a host of retrofitted OEM extras and a supercharger under the bonnet, this 740i is peak performance luxury. Words: Elizabeth de Latour Photos: Mustafa Ahmed (@_mu57afa_).
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