If you are looking for a car that is somewhere between a standard 335i and an M3 with more of a luxury ride (including an automatic transmission) then the Alpina is up your alley. One caveat is that you have to live outside the USA to get one of these
Alpina has now extended its B3 range to include Xi models so now if you want all-wheel-drive goodness you can have it! Good times for Alpina fans
I recently learned that some of the US 335i sedan production will be shifted to South Africa beginning in February. SA Model Code = 0880, Germany = 0842.
BMW officially took the wraps off its first US market diesels since the mid-1980s today at the Detroit Auto Show. The 335d and exceedingly awkwardly named X5 xDrive35d are getting BMWs dual turbocharged 3.0L inline six diesel starting this fall. The 265-hp, 425-lb.ft. torque monster will make these vehicles among the most fuel-efficient and best performing vehicles in their class. They will also be among the cleanest being 50 state legal with particulate filters and a urea injection system that BMW is calling BluePerformance. So far no word on pricing, but based on the 535d that Autoblog.com drove recently, this should be a killer combination at any price.
Good morning, here is some awesome Monday news from Dinan:
Available now at all 150 Dinan dealers.
Dinan, the leader in BMW tuning is now introducing the long awaited BMW 335i Dinan Performance Engine Software. After 29 years of engineering quality Dinan continues to introduce products that are researched, developed and fully tested to meet and exceed the quality and reliability standards of the BMW factory. This new software continues this tradition and is available December 2007.
The revolutionary Dinan Performance Engine Software increases boost from 8.8psi to 13.2psi with properly retuned fuel mixtures, ignition timing and full map rescaling. All of these dimensions in the software lead to an enhanced car that behaves like stock and operates as reliable as OEM.
Dinan’s software engineering team’s ground-breaking design requires no “piggybacking” or adding “secret” … CONTINUED
The BMW E90 facelift is just around the corner and here are the first pictures online.
German BMW Tuner AC Schnitzer has now released a new aerodynamic kit for the BMW E92 3-Series with factory standard M-Technik bumper. Follow the jump for more pictures.
Thanks to E90Post member mortem we have our first glimpse of the upcoming E90 and E91 facelift which is due in September 2008 as a 2009 model. Metallic cladding is still on the car but some of the details of what is being changed is evident.