Hammond's icons: BMW Z3M
From the DNA of a fairly average roadster came a legend. Richard Hammond drives the ‘Breadvan’
Posted: 07 Dec 2011
It's really not the recipe for a great-sounding engine; it's not a raw, growling V8,
the sophisticated turbine of a V12 or a punchy, grunty Boxer four.
It's a straight-six: six cylinders standing next to each other in a line. And it's built by BMW, a long way from being the most flamboyant of carmakers.
Words: Richard Hammond