Mega Gallery: BMWs and More at 2015 California Festival of Speed
The California Festival of Speed historically has been more of a Porsche thing, but this year, things were more diversified.
Matt Farah and the /Drive guys take all the juicy bits straight from a wrecked E92 and cram them under the bulging fenders of a 135i.
You don’t have to have an M badge to have fun with a BMW. You don’t need a Z, 3, or 5 either. In fact, even if you have the biggest and most luxurious of the BMW lineup, the 7 Series, you can still act like a buffoon till your heart’s content.
The BMW 540i’s 4.4-liter V8 is one of the meatiest sounding engines that BMW ever put in a car not wearing an M badge. But sometimes you want a little more power, a little more noise, and a touch more America.
A classic Fifth Gear episode finds the gang in a fake parking garage, flogging a quartet of potential getaway cars including the BMW 540i.