1989 BMW E30 M3 vs 2013 Scion FR-S vs 2013 Volkswagen GTI! [Head 2 Head Episode 31]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Mike Febbo & the 2013 Scion FR-S take on European Car’s Greg Emmerson & the 2013 Volkswagen GTI.
Joining the mix is a beloved classic, as the 1989 BMW E30 M3 makes an appearnce. Compared to the Scion & VW, the E30 carried a heftier price tag for it’s time but represented the definition of a fun, affordable sports car. And so, it serves as the benchmark for this episode’s Asian & European contenders.
Join Mike & Greg as they hash it out in their quest to see which is the “better” car.
Cadillac ATS 3.6 vs BMW 335i vs Mercedes-Benz C350! [Head 2 Head Episode 21]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman stages a rematch between the all-new Cadillac ATS and the BMW 3-Series. But this time, he trades the smaller engines and manual gear boxes for more power and automatic transmissions. And just to throw a wrench in things, he brought along the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C350.
Does the bigger engine and auto gear box of the ATS have what it takes to redeem itself against the titans of the segment?
Cadillac ATS 2.0T vs BMW 328i! [Head 2 Head Episode 17]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits the all-new Cadillac ATS against the car it was built to compete with, the dominating BMW 328i. Jonny uses test data to illustrate how similar these two cars are and then takes them out for a true drivers test on one of his favorite California back roads.
BMW E30 M3 Vs Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16! [Head 2 Head Episode 12]
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Automobile Magazine’s Jason Cammisa rekindles a classic European sports sedan battle, pitting the legendary BMW E30 M3 against it’s Cosworth-powered rival, the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16.
Find out which homologation special is the most special of all!
Exterior dress-up items include a front spoiler, a chrome front double-kidney grille, a rear roof spoiler, a rear skirt and design stripes by AC Schnitzer.
The aftermarket company also offers several interior upgrades and accessories for the 3-Series Touring, notably aluminum pedals and trims, a gear knob with digital display and custom floor mats.
Increased performance comes via the German tuner’s engine kits that push the 318d’s diesel unit to 169Hp (126kW / 171PS), up from 141Hp (105kW / 143PS), and the 320d’s oil burner from 181Hp (135kW / 184PS) to 215Hp (160kW / 218PS).
Before the end of the year, AC Schnitzer will release its tuning take for the petrol-powered 328i that gets 290Hp (216kW / 294PS) and the 335i that achieves 355Hp (265kW / 360PS).
The mechanical upgrades continue with a spring kit combined with a lower suspension setting of 25mm and AC Schnitzer’s usual mix of alloy wheels designs up to 20-inches in diameter.