We previously provided info on 2012 BMW model updates/changes/pricing for most 2012 models (links inside), but for reference again, here is a summary of the major changes across the entire range of 2012 model year BMWs for the US market.
The 3 series coupe and 3 series convertible Edition Exclusive and M Sport Edition made their world premier today, at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA. Both feature special paint options and unique equipment to make them unique from standard E92 and E93 3 series. Here is the original information we posted on these two cars:
From autumn 2011, the BMW 3 Series Coupé and BMW 3 Series Convertible will be available in Edition Exclusive and M Sport Edition guises. Precisely coordinated design features and equipment options offer customers the chance to add striking emphasis to either the sophisticated or the dynamic side of their car’s character. A BMW Individual hardtop in contrasting paint finish is available for the first time for the BMW 3 Series Convertible. And the … CONTINUED
Here’s one of the first reviews of the BMW 335i Performance Edition Retrofit Kit, which is a factory tune which retains the factory warranty. Horsepower increase from 300 to 320, torque increase from 300 to 317ft-lbs for a manual transmission, and to 332 for automatic transmission. This all results in 0.2 seconds faster acceleration time than the standard factory model from 80 to 100 km/h and 0.5 seconds faster acceleration time than the standard factory model from 80 to 120km/h. The Performance Edition Kit can also be retrofitted on the 135i.
Despite the myriad of F30 3 series sedan test mule spy photos we’ve posted thus far, there has yet to be a direct F30 versus E90 3 series spotting, until now. Although it’s only one view for now, it gives us the best idea yet of how the new 2012 3 series F30 sedan will compare to the outgoing E90 3 series with respect to size, proportions, rear styling, and stance. Thanks to F30post member CSL-Fanatik.
Based on shape, the F30 appears more evolutionary than revolutionary a design, unlike the current F10 5 series which threw the E60 design language out the window in favor of a wholly new design.
The F30 and E90 seem similar, which should assuage the fears of 3 series fans who cringe at … CONTINUED
Our community is always a creative and resourceful bunch when it comes to DIYs, and this is one of the more creative, unique and practical modifications we have seen undertaken. It’s taking the ever common ‘angel eye’ modification to another level of customization — by replacing the E90 halo rings with an LED version which will automatically vary its brightness based ambient lighting.
This results in the halo rings dimming at night so as not to bother other drivers (a common problem with bright aftermarket angel eyes) and increasing in brightness during the daytime. Creative and practical indeed.
BMW take note!
BMW recently held an advanced driver training program for BMW enthusiasts in Malaysia. And they couldn’t have chosen a better place to hold the training – at the Sepang F1 Circuit. The whole-day event, with 4 instructors and 20 participants was attended by one of our E90POST members, who has shared his photo journal with us. Check it out inside.
A hypnotic and spellbinding HD film with some great production added by E90post member !bmw! consisting of driving and delivery footage of his 2011 328i sedan during european delivery. This one’s a must see.
This may not be the very first 3-series to M3 conversion we’ve had on BIMMERPOST, but M3 conversions are always unique and interesting to see. This particular build features a beautiful custom Ferrari Girigio Silverstone paint and several other custom touches. It was recently featured in BMW Performance Magazine, so check out the build details and photos inside.
The 2011 Big Socal Euro event was held this past Saturday and several cars by LTBMW were in attendance. Check out some professional photos by jzhang and some live event photos from jg525i.