BMW 3 Series beats itself to retain What Car? Awards Best Compact Executive crown for the fifth year in a row
For the fifth year in a row the BMW 3 Series has been awarded the What Car? Best Compact Executive crown beating off stiff competition from…..other members of the BMW 3 Series range. It was a clean sweep in the Compact Executive category with the 316d ES, 320d SE and the 330d SE Saloons all winning their price category, but in the end it was the 320d that reigned victorious, winning the overall title.
The BMW 3 Series dominated the Compact Executive category in recognition of it leading the pack and remaining miles ahead of the competition. … CONTINUED
The BMW Series was a winner in the R. L. Polk & Co.s Automotive Loyalty Awards for the 2009 model year. The 3 Series took top honors in the Luxury Car category. The Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards recognize manufacturers for superior owner loyalty performance. Loyalty is determined when a household that owns a new vehicle returns to market and is so pleased with their vehicle that they purchase or lease another new vehicle of the same model or make.
Inside are official details about the 335is coupe and convertible with 322hp/332tq (369tq) from a BMW Product Bulletin.
New info about the soon to be announced E92 / E93 LCI facelift models has come to light, including a performance iS version w/ DCT transmission option.
Vorsteiner M-tech Aero Package for the E92 and E93 has been released, including a front lip spoiler, carbon fiber rear diffuser and rear trunk spoiler. Check it out on an E93 convertible.
An E90post member walked away unscathed from this mangled 328xi aftermath (and testament to BMW safety), which hit 2 trees and rolled 6 times.
This E90post member set out to make his 335i truly handle like an M3, involving a full swap of all M3 suspension components and GC coilovers. Check out the impressive research and process undertaken to achieve this.
Automobile Mag picks its 10 favorite new cars, including the 335d, which it says is the most important car this year to get lost in the crowd.
BMW 335d | Our kind of fuel sipper.
By Ezra Dyer
Can we have a bit of fanfare, please? The BMW 335d is the most important car this year to get lost in the crowd. While the 335i and the M3 always show up in comparison tests, the 335d is an outlier – because, really, what would you compare it with? Theres no other car that combines performance and fuel economy at this level. Sure, there are many cars that do 0 to 60 mph … CONTINUED
AC Schnitzer re-visited the nardo testing track in Italy and came away with a new world record for a diesel powered car. The new world record stands at 288.7km/h (or 179.4 mph).
AC Schnitzer says the power upgrades made to the record breaking car are actually availble for anyone to purchase as part of their upgrade packages.
Another impressive performance came out of the Z4 based ACS4 3.5turbo based on the sdrive35. Although not a world record, the top speed of 303.1 km/h is very impressive for a roadster!
More information will be forthcoming in Auto Bild magazine.
ACS3 35d and ACS4 35turbo photos CLICK ON … CONTINUED