AC Schnitzer has revealed its F31 3 Series Touring and 6 Series Gran Coupe set to show at next week’s 2013 Geneva auto show. These appear to be very minor updates of the previously revealed ACS F31 and ACS 6 Series Gran Coupe.
The F31 3 Series Touring M Sport kit includes a center bumper metal grille, front splitter lips, painted rear diffuser, roof spoiler, and exhaust tail pipes. The 6 Series Gran Coupe M Sport gets a center bumper metal grille, carbon fiber front lip, … CONTINUED
Here are some new photos and updated specs of the Alpina F30 B3 Bi-Turbo.
The F30 B3 boasts more power and torque than the E90 B3, yet is 20% more gas efficient.
The new B3 Bi-Turbo delivers 410 HP (301 kW) starting at 5500 RPM (compared to the US F30 335i with 300 HP), and and 442 lb-ft (600Nm) torque. Transmission comes in the form of a ZF 8 speed automatic.
0-100kmh (0-62 mph) takes only 4.2 seconds.
Top speed is 305 km/h (189 MPH).
Emissions decreases by 7.6 L … CONTINUED
Here’s a nice and simple F30 335i M Performance Exhaust Install DIY.
It’s not very difficult and you can save yourself hundreds of dollars (what the dealership charges). Approximate install time should be under one hour.
Bored at work or home? Burn away hours on this BMW (and other makes) online tuning configurator.
A look at the ‘old’ versus ‘new’ – an E46 M3 in Steel Grey next to the F30 M Sport in Mineral Grey.
In early 2011, we reported on Jaguar’s plans to bring a small sedan to directly target the 3 Series. Jaguar feels a need for different and lower priced models. “We need to play in that world,” said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar’s global brand director. Jaguar needs a small sports car for image and a sedan for volume, he said. “We have to do both. Whether we do one, two or three body styles, we can still decide. But we have to be in the lower price.”
The … CONTINUED
Alpina has revealed the specs and first full photo of its new B3, based on the F30 335i sedan.
The F30 B3 boasts more power and torque than the E90 B3, yet is more gas efficient.
The new B3 Bi-Turbo delivers 403 HP (301 kW) at 5500 RPM, paired with the ZF 8 speed automatic.
0-100kmh (0-62 mph) takes only 4 seconds.
Full specs (and photos) of the car will be revealed when it debuts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show early next month.
Autobild is the first to get its hands on the recently revealed 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) (F34) for a side by side comparison with the 3 Series Touring (F31).
Their conclusion? After scoring several categories, they have the 3GT squeaking by the touring by just one point overall (67 to 66). The GT gets the nod for easier access, better features, usability, and versatility; but loses on cargo loading.
A F30POST member shares his feedback and review of the F30 3 Series M Sport Adaptive versus M Sport Passive suspensions, on otherwise identical cars.
The test cars were both F30 330d M Sport, Servotronic Steering, 18″ Wheels, Bridgestone tires, and in Sport Mode.
Now that we’ve posted the F34 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) official photos and info, here’s a look at how the GT compares against its smaller and older brothers – the F30 Sedan and F31 Touring, physically and visually.
The GT’s physical stats are:
200 mm (7.87 in.) longer than 3 Series sedan and touring
180mm (7.08 in.) longer wheelbase than 3 Series sedan and touring
81mm (3.18 in.) taller than 3 Series sedan and … CONTINUED
Our Singapore F30POST members recently gathered for a proper photoshoot to show off their F30 M Sport, M Performance, and BBS wheels adorned cars.
Have a look at a triple blue BMW photoshoot from last Fall, featuring the following models:
-2013 328iX Luxury Line – Imperial Blue Metallic w/ Saddle Leather
-2009 335i M-Sport – LeMans Blue Metallic w/ Black Leather
-2013 328i M-Sport Line – Estoril Blue II Metallic w/ Black Leather [my baby]
Photos taken in the Columbus area … Gahanna/Creekside and at Blendon Woods Metro Park. Enjoy!
Spend 30 minutes taking BMW European Delivery in this great BMW ED video summary by a F30POST member which features the delivery trip he took to Munich for his F30 3 Series M Sport 335i.
Have a listen at some F30 328i N20 M Performance exhausts in action.
3D Design Japan has worked at a rapid pace in an effort to create a comprehensive aero program for F30 owners of all trims. Whether your vehicle is Sport line, Modern line, touring model, or M-sport the Japanese manufacturer has a solution for you. Furthermore, 3D Design will continue to develop new products throughout the chassis life cycle so stay tuned for more!
The most recent addition to their F30 program is a carbon fiber diffuser that accommodates the BMW 335 split single tip as well … CONTINUED
For BMW, the year 2013 has got off to a really pleasing start. Readers of the trade magazine “auto, motor und sport” gave models of this brand the best rating in three different categories. The new version of the BMW 3 Series went immediately to the top of the highly competitive midrange segment, the BMW 5 Series once again defended its lead in the upper midrange segment and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe went straight to first place in the luxury class ratings. In … CONTINUED
Lexus IS Chief Engineer admits that BMW is the one to beat.
Motor Trend magazine interviewed Junichi Furuyama, the new Chief Engineer of the Lexus IS about the new IS.
“My mission is to overtake the BMW 3-Series as number one in the compact sedan category,” says Furuyama. “That is the way I see it. That is the task we are assigned.”
Furuyama admits that the previous IS fell short in the performance department.
“As soon as I was assigned to be IS chief engineers of the IS, I … CONTINUED
Photos from one of the largest F30 3 Series owners meets yet, taking place in Singapore and featuring some nicely modified F30 sedans with lots of M Performance Parts goodies.