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When people tell you all BMW E30s are expensive, don't believe them.

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. Don't believe it! 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. Here it is, a faded-but-intact 1991 325i sedan.

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Two new M versions are said to be in the works, and maybe even that EV

The 2019 BMW 3 Series, codenamed G20, will be the seventh generation of the Munich carmaker's volume seller and multiple award winner. The sedan we'll supposedly see at this year's Paris Motor Show will be almost all new, from platform to interior materials. Engines will carry over, but they get a host of updates resulting in more power and lower emissions. And two new M Performance additions to the range, the M340i and M340d, will supplant the current 340i fill the gap between the standard mode

Comparo

Volvo V60 vs. Audi A4 Allroad, BMW 3 Series Sport Wagon, Buick Regal TourX

We see how the latest wagon compares to its rivals.

Spy Shots

Expect reveals for the first 3er sometime soon.

The 911 was likely there for benchmarking.

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Official

It's mostly the same as the M4 CS coupe.

The straight-six also gets a nice boost in power.

Official

BMW says the recalls may be expanded.

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Genesis G70 vs BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 / S4, Mercedes C-Class and Infiniti Q50

How does the new Genesis sport sedan stack up?

Video

We recently stumbled across a series of old video interviews we did with celebrities about their first car. This one is with Kim Kardashian, from 2009. Guess what her first car was. (Hint: It was not a Corolla or Kia.) And guess what she did with it. Enjoy.

ETC

The cheapest new BMW Americans could buy in 1996.

The entry-level US-market BMW of the middle 1990s, and one of the more uncommon examples of the junkyard-plentiful E36 3 Series. Spotted in a San Francisco Bay Area self-service yard recently.

Podcast

Mike and David go over some tips for people looking for reliable transportation, then go a little nuts recommending fun stuff for those who asked.

Featured Video

Turkish company Letvision have a created a real Transformer.

Paris

The changes mirror those for the 3 Series Sedan.

The new BMW 330i and 340i Gran Turismo models see improvements to their four- and six-cylinder, turbocharged engines, along with some modest equipment upgrades for 2017.

Spy Shots

The next-gen 3 Series will be larger and perhaps less cluttered.

Official

More models get the latest four- and six-cylinder engines.

More models get the latest four- and six-cylinder engines.

Auctions

Back in the early 1980s, this was one of the cars to have – an Alpina C1 2.3.