The 2010 BMW 3-series and 5-series are the most “appealing” cars in their respective classes according to the 2010 J.D. Power APEAL Study. This year’s study asked 76,000 owners 90 days after purchasing their 2010 model-year cars “how gratifying their new vehicle is to own and drive.” As a brand, BMW placed near the top at #3.
CNET is now also reviewing autos and their latest review is the 2011 335is. This review covers the gamut from the car technology to performance to style. The reviewer is most impressed with the car’s no frills performance philosophy – as a knife which gets the job done. As he puts it, BMW has succeeded in “elegant directness” with the 335is.
This is an amazing wind tunnel test by Sport Auto, including the M3 and 335. Ever wonder if the M3′s special aero design is actually for show or go? Data would indicate that the aerodynamic improvements on the M3 are actually quite significant.
Autoblog recently revisited the 2010 335i E90 sedan. So it’s not the latest 335i, but the reviewer feels the 2010 335i really deserves wave after wave of gushing prose in reviews and no doubt remains the benchmark of mid-sized sedans. And this isn’t just the BMW-koolaid talking.
The same guys (Rosenthal Automotive) who brought you the 2011 550i video we featured over the weekend has also produced a small feature of the 2011 E92 Coupe LCI w/ N55 engine. The cinematography is once again impressive, as is the direct comparison they provide between the facelifted and original E92.
This is far from a performance or technical review, but nevertheless provides some nice eye candy for fans of the E92 LCI model. They do get something right … CONTINUED
Edmunds.com has launched a pretty interesting voting system for the 5 most popular and important import coupes on the market today, namely the BMW E92 3-Series Coupe, Mercedes Benz E Class Coupe, Cadillac CTS Coupe, Audi A5 and Infiniti G37.
Its sad to say but the 3 Coupe is lagging behind the Benz and A5 in most segments right now, so take a second and cast your vote!!
Link to the voting booth: http://www.insideline.com/features/d…rt-coupes.html
Car and Driver reviews the Dinan S3 335i and is impressed with the power, chassis, and handling upgrades, all the while maintaining a very civil ride quality. Read on…
Following its recent world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the new BMW 335i-based Alpina B3 S Bi-Turbo is now available for order in the UK with first deliveries to start in July.
Offered in four-door saloon, Touring, Coupe and hardtop Convertible forms, the new B3 S comes with a modified 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight six upgraded to deliver a hefty 400HP at 6,000 rpm and 540Nm or 398.3 lb-ft of peak torque.
The 0-62mph (100km/h) sprint takes 4.7 … CONTINUED
Car and Driver has just test driven the 2011 335i with the all new N55 engine and comes back with a favorable impression. In fact, the title of the article states that one of their favorite cars just got a little bit better.
If you haven’t yet seen this commercial, make sure to see inside because it’s a good one. One of the more inspiring 3-series commercial in a while, the spot evokes the storied history of the 3-series, with images from 34 years of 3-series history, and messages that the 3-series “exemplifies the essence of BMW.”
Grassroots Motorsports recently concluded their 335i project. The objective of their project was to take a 2008 E92 335i and attempt to make it as fast as an M3 around the track for less than half the difference in price ($15,000 at the time of the initial article). Did they succeed? Check inside.
Extolling the virtues of station wagons is something we at C/D love to do; after all, they combine sedan-like driving dynamics and fuel efficiency with increased utility. But we have to face the reality that the wagon is as endangered in the United States as its ever been, and our raves likely serve as eulogies more than anything else.
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When the LCI 3-series coupe was released, so was a deluge of wallpapers, photos and videos related to the car. Oddly enough only a handful of pictures of the car with the factory M-Sport kit were released. Luckily now, we’ve gotten a few more added to our official thread, so if this car is up your ally, you might want to visit the thread and download a wallpaper!
A new definition in Premium Style. BMW 3er Coupe and Cabrio.
The latest Autobild features the next generation BMW 3er Cabrio in its news pages. Although it remains an interpretation using inside information , although not exact it offers an insight into the final appearance of the car.
What is known about the next generation model F32 and F33?
The adaption of using a different exterior to the sedan , established with the E92 continues to the next platform … CONTINUED
I vinyl wrapped my car flat black. This was just a random project i decided to pull the trigger on…. I had no experience whatsoever on vinyling anything. I just watched a few vids on youtube and got some advice from friends who do vinyl stickers. Heres a few pics of the process and outcome…
Hate it, Love it…It was my first time… it took me 1 week and a day to complete….did a panel a day after work =)
We previously reported on jpsimon’s turbo upgrade on his 335′s N54 motor. The upgrade to larger compressor and clipped turbine wheel is now complete and the performance increases have been documented. The peak gains were an impressive 40awhp/50awtq on pump gas. Full details and dyno inside.
Heres a nice initial overview of the 2011 335is experience from our friends at BIMMERFILE
For all 335is info and media, see our OFFICIAL 335is INFO THREAD.
Heres a thought; the 335is is more of a replacement for et E46 M3 than the current M3. Its got similar power (320 hp) with decidedly more torque (332 … CONTINUED
We previously reported on the first E92 coupe Formula Drift car build by Michael Essa of Tech Trix Motorsports, powered by the BMW V10 from the E60 M5. Here is now some footage on the car at its inaugural event which began with some good drift runs, but unfortunately ended in a crash. Details inside.