Word on the street is that the iconic and much-beloved BMW E30, the 3 Series for most of the 1980s and a bit of the 1990s, has become too rare and valuable to show up in America's big self-service wrecking yards. I see E30s in most of Colorado, Arizona, and California yards I frequent during my travels.
Last month, I stepped into a big Denver-area wrecking yard with a mission: photograph the first E30 I saw. Safehaven Marine created a stealth boat that always remains upright.
The Genesis Essentia Concept was described as a multi-motor EV with a 0-60 time of 3 seconds and enough silicon to pass the Turing test, but that's not what made it special.
It stood out because it's downright gorgeous, a proper show car seemingly plucked from the golden age of pre-OPEC oil embargo dream machines.
Today's big BMW news is that photos of the upcoming BMW M2 Competition have leaked on the internet.
The M2 Competition will replace the 365-horsepower single-turbo M2, and it gets the twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight six from the M3 and M4, albeit detuned slightly to 410 horsepower on this occasion.
Last week brought us quite a wide variety of automotive news nuggets, and judging by the response of our own readership, the Jeep Wrangler pickup truck led the way.Unlike most midcycle refreshes, the exterior has been given a pretty drastic overhaul.In addition to a model-wide refresh, Chevy is introducing yet another 1LE variant of the Camaro.In early April, California's new rules that allow automakers, tech giants and just about anybody to test fully driverless cars on its roads finally took effect.But before those companies can realize their ride-hailing robot taxi ambitions, they have to wait for the state to adopt a proposal issued by the California Public Utilities Commission.