The European spec is 3,461 pounds and the North American model will probably be a tad heavier. For reference, that's the same weight as a fully loaded E46 M3. For a two seater this small, I'm not impressed and I don't see this car swaying potential Porsche 911 buyers. If anything, I see this as more of a Jaguar… » 9/09/14 5:05pm 9/09/14 5:05pm

Video: BMW E46 M3 vs. Focus ST Part 2 | The Autocross

When last you left our intrepid RFD'ers, we were comparing the new hot hatch 2014 Ford Focus ST with the perennial used car champ, the BMW E46 M3. At the end of round one, we had assessed that the Ford had sharper inputs and was greater fun at slower speeds. Despite the M3 being a coupe, both deliver a practical… » 9/09/14 9:42am 9/09/14 9:42am

Will Generation Z Be Car Enthusiasts?

"Generation Z", sounds like a documentary funded by Nissan doesn't it? But it refers to anyone born from 1995 to present. Adios Millenials, and your supposed disdain for cars. I was reading a recent article, and accompanying infographic, on Adweek, and I got to thinking, will Gen Z be car enthusiasts? I think yes,… » 9/08/14 11:06am 9/08/14 11:06am

The Best Motor Race Ever

Think back to all of the world's greatest motor races. You think of Monaco or Spa for Formula 1. The Indy 500. Gainsville NHRA races. The Dakar. LeMans. Mille Miglia. The Nordschleife. These tracks, these races represent some of the best racing possible. They offer, close street circuits, dangerous hairpins, a crowd… » 9/03/14 2:09pm 9/03/14 2:09pm

Headers Installed on our High Mileage E46 M3

When it comes to extracting more power from BMW's S54 engine found in the E46 M3 and Z4 M, there are several proven go-to options. Sure you can add a muffler, under drive pulleys and other reasonably inexpensive bolt-ons but if you want measurable butt dyno results your options are essentially headers, gears or… » 9/02/14 4:46pm 9/02/14 4:46pm

Video Teaser: Mello Yellow

On August 9th we began filming a truly unique Mustang GT for an upcoming new video series focused on street cars built for twisty roads. While we can't share all the beauties of this particular beast just yet, we have decided to upload a short teaser video made from footage recorded on day one. We'll be sharing… » 8/11/14 5:07pm 8/11/14 5:07pm

Video Comparison: BMW E46 M3 vs Focus ST

You have $25,000 to buy a car but you want something fun with a little bit of room and it needs to be fairly reliable. If that isn't you, it was likely you at one point, or you have a friend with this same question. If you've spent much time online, you'll know the Ford's new Focus ST and BMW's E46 M3 are two of… » 7/30/14 2:51pm 7/30/14 2:51pm