Comparison Test: BMW 1-Series M vs. Porsche Cayman R vs. Nissan GT-R

A car that you can drive to work, drive to dinner, and drive on the track on a Saturday. That is, in essence, a brief for very high performance sports cars which automakers have been trying to make good on since the very beginning of motoring. We think that we’ve found three modern cars that do a very good job filling the needs of the road/track set, but at three very different price points.

By Winding Road Staff | October 19, 2011
Ask It: 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid

The 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid has just arrived in our parking lot. Packing a 3.5-liter V-6, an electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery, the M Hybrid packs a total of 360 horsepower, with 258 pound-feet of torque from the engine and 199 pound-feet from the electric motor. Highway travelers will see an impressive 32 miles per gallon, with 27 miles per gallon showing up in the city.

By Brandon Turkus | July 05, 2011
Driven: 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe

While the natural reaction is to compare the 1-Series M Coupe to the 135i, BMW has used the original E30 M3 as the inspiration for this car. It shares proportions with the 1988 M3, being just 4.8 inches wider and 1.3 inches longer, with a wheelbase 3 inches longer. Compared to the 135, it the 1M has the same wheelbase and slightly wider track (2.8 inches in front and 1.8 inches in the rear). It’s 11 pounds lighter than the 135i, at 3362 pounds. It borrows a lot of components from the current M3, including its aluminum rear subframe and suspension, centrifugal M variable differential lock, and nineteen-inch wheels.

By John Beltz Snyder | May 24, 2011
Spy Shots: BMW X1 Caught With M Sports Package

The BMW X1 will be getting an M Sports Package, as these latest spy photos reveal.

By John Beltz Snyder | October 04, 2010


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