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04/10/2014    9:45 PM

An eight-alarm wind-driven fire hit three homes and a car on Lexington Street in East Boston last night — prompting a massive fire department response two weeks after two firefighters were killed in the Back Bay, fire officials report.

“I can’t believe it man, I’m crying, I’m crying,” said resident Jose Silva, who lives on the second floor of the building. He said a friend called him and told him about the fire. His two children were on the first floor when it happened. Fighting back tears, Silva added that he heard everyone in the condominium got out safely.

“I can’t believe it. Thank God.”

Firefighters arriving on the scene busted the windows of a BMW that was parked in front of a fire hydrant so they … CONTINUED

04/10/2014    12:56 PM

BMW is recalling a 156,137 vehicles, both luxury cars and SUVs, to make sure bolts holding a component in their six-cylinder engines can break loose and cause stalling or engine damage.

BMW says it has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that in rare cases, bolts holding the variable camshaft timing unit may come loose or break, causing the engine to go into a “safe mode.” If the problem continues, it can lead to stalling, engine damage – and it may not start.

Drivers will know of a telltale sign of trouble when the “check engine” or “service engine soon” light illuminates. BMW says they need to contact a dealer for service immediately. If the car stalls, they should get over to the side of … CONTINUED

04/08/2014    10:40 AM

BMW has once again been named to Automobile Magazine’s coveted list of All-Stars, this time for the 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan and all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe. As the segment leader since its launch in 1977, the BMW 3 Series has now collected nearly 20 of Automobile Magazine’s highly sought-after awards by remaining the best in the business. The BMW 4 Series Coupe is now also recognized as an All-Star in its inaugural year.

In referring to this year’s All-Star award, the editors at Automobile Magazine noted, “The BMW 3 Series is a perennial Automobile Magazine All-Star award winner, with this being its eighteenth year on the list. For 2014, the 3 Series name refers to four-door models, while coupe and convertible versions get … CONTINUED

03/26/2014    12:40 PM

The first F30 3 Series facelift / LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) prototype has just been spotted! Due to start production in the Summer of 2015, the refreshed 3 Series will undergo minor exterior changes as the photos show. The most significant change will be seen in the front end, which will feature a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles featuring 11 slats. Although no camouflage appears on the rear, if BMW stays true to its LCI-refresh history, the facelift 3 Series will also feature new LED tail lights.

While the exterior changes will be minor, significant changes will take place under the hood where the LCI 335i and 320i will receive new engines. The 335i’s inline … CONTINUED

03/26/2014    9:00 AM

Autobild.de (German publication) compares the BMW 328i vs Mercedes C250 and Audi A4.

03/24/2014    7:15 PM

This incredible accident produced an even more incredible outcome – a driver that was unscratched!

03/23/2014    8:30 AM

Photos from the BIMMERPOST Northwest owner’s first 2014 meet.

03/19/2014    3:50 PM

Great detailed review and writeup from a F30 335i owner on his M Performance Power Kit and Exhaust fitted 335i:

I wanted to create an M Performance thread focused on the 8AT, since the existing reviews seem mostly 6MT centric. Looking forward to hearing from feedback from all you 8AT guys running an MPPK or MPPK + ___ , as well as sharing my experiences as I continue to learn more about this car. Hopefully this will help the community decide on whether or not the M Performance Power kit is the right tuning solution for them!

My vehicle: 2014 F30 335i M Sport with Sport Auto (M Performance Power Kit and M Performance Exhaust). Given that it’s a MY14, it has launch control.

MPPK (11122353337): … CONTINUED