MR week in review: falling in love with the latest BMW M3 at last


Cast your mind back to 2014 and you might recall that the first versions of the F80 BMW M3 were met with a degree of confusion and concern from those that drove it. Unlike previous iterations of the M3, some found the handling to be too unpredictable at the limit, whilst the new turbocharged engine couldn’t match the high-revving zing of the previous V8-powered car. 

So with the model set to serve as the final edition of the current M3, BMW has worked hard to make the CS version a fitting celebration of M car abilities. From harder looks, to more power, and revised suspension settings the M3 CS gets a comprehensive overhaul. Have the changes worked? Read our review to find out.

This week we’ve also delved into the latest news, got the lowdown on a special ‘One-Off’ Ferrari, chatted with Mike Brewer of Wheeler Dealers fame, and found some bargain Bentleys to buy.

Car News

Ferrari SP38 One Off 

This is the Ferrari SP38, the latest creation under the Maranello firm’s One-Off bespoke build programme. Based on the 488 GTB, styling inspiration comes from a number of past Ferrari models, including the 308 GTB, and even the legendary F40.



2018 BMW M3 CS – First, and final, drive
The F80 M3 might only be four years old, but fuel economy regulations are killing if off early. Does the special edition CS give the current M3 a fitting send-off though?

Features and opinion

Lister Historics at Brooklands

Big cats in the wild – three extreme Listers at auction
The latest F-Type based Thunder supercar is garnering considerable attention, but it was classic Lister models under the hammer last weekend. How did this three fare?

Mike Brewer Wheeler Dealers

Meeting Mike Brewer
With Discovery’s Wheeler Dealers now into a 15th series, we caught up with show star Mike Brewer to see what is in store. From tips on how best to buy a classic car, to working with Ant Anstead, it’s all here.

The UK’s cheapest cars to service

Cheapest cars to service – and the most expensive
Servicing a car might be easy to ignore, but it is vital to keeping things running smoothly. Research by Servicing Stop has identified the ten cheapest cars to service. And the most costly.

Bargain used Bentleys you can buy now

Bargain Bentley buys
Often the standard purchase of any new Premiership footballer, owning a Bentley might be more affordable than you think. From less than £7,000, there could be a used Bentley for all.


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