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The F30 LCI facelift test mules continue their testing on public roads and we’ve got the latest photos to show you.

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Rick F. shares his Fall Colors and Haunted Houses trip photo documentary with us. Words by Rick:

BMWs are great for spirited riding or driving—and if you use that ability to visit scenic and historically interesting places, then you have an unbeatable combination. With that goal in mind, I set off in late October to find out whether Pennsylvania or West Virginia had the best Fall Colors. Along the way, I encountered no small number of historical haunted houses, just in time for Halloween.

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The Worlds most successful premium sedan. now with plug in hybrid drive.
The BMW 3 Series Plug in hybrid prototype.

Outstanding flexibility, which means it can be integrated in a wide range of different vehicle concepts, makes rapid deployment of this plug-in hybrid drive technology in the BMW model range a feasible and realistic proposition. The BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype provides a first taste of the extra- efficient driving pleasure which the world’s most successful premium sedan will offer.

Combining a four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol … CONTINUED

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! While you chow down your turkey, we have the latest F30 and F31 LCI facelift prototypes to show you. Until now, adaptive LED headlights have only been available on the 4 Series, but as we can see, it will soon be available on the F30/F31 LCI models. Alongside the LED headlights, the F30/F31 LCI will also feature LED tail lights.

As seen before, these prototypes show a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles. … CONTINUED

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BMW NA has issued a recall for certain 4-cylinder powered 20i and 28i models for potential brake power assist problems. Here is the recall information from the NHTSA.

The affected models/years are as follows:

BMW/320I/2012-2014
BMW/328I/2012-2014
BMW/428I/2014
BMW/528I/2012-2013
BMW/X1/2013-2014
BMW/X3/2013-2014
BMW/Z4/2012-2014

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V-627 (14V627000)

Components:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,988

Problem Description:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports … CONTINUED

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With this video promo BMW USA is announcing that you can now equip select BMW models in the online builder with some of the M Performance Parts catalog to get a visual preview of the parts installed on the car.

For now, only certain models have this feature available and only some M Performance Parts have been built into the builder currently.

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A great F30 photo journal capturing moments from a 10 day roadtrip from Vancouver through the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood & Columbia Valley.

F31 European Delivery Honeymoon

10/22/2014 at 12:50 PM
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A BIMMERPOST member shares his European Delivery and Honeymoon trip with us.

By Chowbow: Wanted to share our European Delivery / Honeymoon experience for my wife’s F31 – we’ve seen many threads on here and thought we’d share ours too. Some background and comparison info: we currently have an E36, E46, and E90, and this would be our first Euro Delivery. As the E46 is getting pretty high up in mileage and my wife wanted something new, we went shopping. We had planned to go … CONTINUED

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Documentary on the E30 3 Series and its devotees.

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A BMW led tour of the Castles and Palaces of West Virginia, by Rick F.

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South African BMW race prep and tuning experts, Team SavSpeed Racing, revealed their brand new BMW F30 wide body racer at the Kyalami Grand Prix circuit recently at one of the BMW Car Club Gauteng’s track and race days.

This was the first full shakedown of the car in proper race trim and there was no better place to do it than in front of a crowd of BMW enthusiasts and at a race series that the car was ultimately built to compete in.

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A look at the X4, 5GT and 3GT side by side. Too close in design or enough differences to warrant separate models?

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A great looking (and rare) F31 Touring with M Performance Parts and BBS LM-R wheels.

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Another great driving tour by Rick F., this time taking us through Tennessee and North Carolina.

Hopefully these great journals by him have been serving as inspiration for all our members to go out there and DRIVE your BMWs – fast, slow, short, long, just drive!

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BIMMERPOST moderator Dackelone tours the Italian Alps:

Well… for the last few years, every summer – some of us Euro 1Addicts have met for an awesome driving tour experience. One that we will never forget! The last two years – we have met and driven the infamous Stelvio Pass. You can see our past Stelvio 1.0 and Stelvio 2.0 tours under my signature. But for this year, we all wanted to try something different. Enter Sella 1.0

First off, I want to say I could … CONTINUED

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BMW combines high performance with a time-honoured brand of driving pleasure and consummate everyday usability – that was the confirmation provided once again by the readers’ poll conducted by German motoring magazine “sport auto”. Five class wins and a second place represented an outstanding return for the BMW Group’s brands in the “sport auto Award 2014”. The BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe were among the biggest voter favourites, with the two BMW M Division models asserting their superiority in the classes for … CONTINUED

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Dinan has just announced new applications for the DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner, with the goal of having the majority of the BMW lineup covered by year’s end.

Their latest releases are the DINANTRONICS for the F32/F33/F36 435i and the wastegate compatible versions for the F30 335i and the F10 535i. These applications join the growing list of vehicles already in the DINANTRONICS compatible stable that include the F22 M235i, F30 335i, F07/10 550i, F06/12/13 650i, F01/02 750i, F10 M5 (STD & Competition Package), and the F06/12/13 … CONTINUED