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Colin Furze turns a BMW into a hot tub and takes it for a spin

Furze calls it my many names – Spa Car, BMBubbleU, Jacruzii, Convertapool – but we just call it fun.

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Jay Leno drives a BMW 2002 with an E30 M3 engine

It couples subtle looks with a loud exhaust.

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Nissan-Dongfeng's Leaf-based Venucia e30 EV goes on sale in China

Nissan's proverbial other shoe has dropped on the other side of the world. The Japanese automaker, along with Chinese company Dongfeng, has started selling the Venucia e30 battery-electric vehicle in the world's most populous country. How the sister vehicle to the Nissan Leaf will fare remains to be seen, but it's a pretty big bet.

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The Homer to contest 24 Hours of LeMons

It's finally happened. A 24 Hours of LeMons team has built the definitive interpretation of The Homer from The Simpsons for competition in an upcoming race. As you may recollect, The Homer is the fictional car designed by Homer Simpson for his brother's car company. Designed with a separate compartment for screaming children

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Dongfeng Fengshen E30 electric vehicle coming to China next year?

While China's third-largest automotive group, Donfeng Motors, had been gearing up to produce mass quantities of electric cars by early 2012, the reality has been more of a hodgepodge of decisions. There's been a joint venture with Nissan to build a rebadged Jon LeSage

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Automobile pits classic 190E against original M3, and then buys the winner

If you were to compile a list of the greatest sports sedans ever made, what would you put at the very top?

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BMW giving Brits the M3 Limited Edition 500

The E90-chassis M3 is nearing the end of its production run, as BMW readies a new model based on the redesigned-for-2012 F30 3 Series. As is typical when there's a Jeff Sabatini

VIDEO: V10-powered E30 M3 vs. V8-powered E92 M3

E30 M3 V10 vs. V8-powered E92 M3 -- Click above to view the video after the jump

A1GP switches to ethanol mix, ships fuel to New Zealand

Switching a racing series to ethanol? Smart. Shipping the ethanol around the world to show how green that racing series is? Less so.

A1GP racing goes greener with Hiperflo ethanol blend

Last fall, A1GP was having some technical problems using a 30 percent ethanol blend in the race series' vehicles. Today, the organizers have announced that all 22 teams that will compete in next weekend's A1GP Taupo race in New Zealand will use the Hiperflo™ E30 in the tanks. This ethanol is made from European sugar beets and made solely for use by A1GP racers (I won't bring up

AIGP hesitantly convinced to keep trying ethanol in race cars

Despite some "technical issues," the new A1GP World Cup of Motorsport will move forward to using 30 percent ethanol blend in the 22 A1GP race cars, the association announced this week. For now, though, the E30 problems are mostly performance related, so "A1GP has therefore reluctantly reverted to its regular race 102 octane fuel while further development and testing work continues to rectify the situation with the intention of introducing bio-fuels to all A1GP

VIDEO: 'Ring Battle! Porsche Carrera GT vs. twin-turbo E30 M3

We've seen plenty of great video shot at the world-renown Nurburgring, and this one ranks right up there. It all starts innocently enough, as a twin-turbo E30 M3 minds its own business through the turns, when a canary-yellow Porsche Cerrera GT just flies by the Bimmer's left flank. From there, the battle-royale insues.