Carbuyer reviews the F30 3 series against the new Mercedes C Class and Audi A4. See the verdict inside.
BBMW of North America will introduce a new campaign, BMW Innovations, which will highlight how the range of BMW vehicles share several key technology features with the visionary BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid high-performance vehicle. The BMW i8, with the “i” standing for innovation, exhibits futuristic design and groundbreaking technology built upon BMW’s storied history.
“Innovation is at the core of everything we do. Following in the lead of the BMW i8, which epitomizes innovation, we are elevating the technology across our entire range of … CONTINUED
Here are some highlights of the changes for the 2015 BMW models lineup.
New features as of 7/14 vehicle production:
The memory button for the electric seat settings is now marked with “SET” instead of “M.”
All models except Z4 Roadster:
When equipped with Navigation, an advanced version of Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI; option 6AM) provides a new function. Additional route suggestions are offered, highlighted by a “globe” icon in the NAV screen. This is especially helpful when traveling in heavy traffic situations such as rush … CONTINUED
The latest photos of the F30 3 Series sedan and F31 3 Series touring LCI facelift prototypes.
Here’s a good look at the BMW Individual Gold Brown merino leather interior with Piano Black trim.
This is a must see — gorgeous photoshoot featuring BMWs at a South African air force base.
The first F30 3 Series facelift / LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) prototype has just been spotted! Due to start production in the Summer of 2015, the refreshed 3 Series will undergo minor exterior changes as the photos show. The most significant change will be seen in the front end, which will feature a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles featuring 11 slats.
*IF* BMW stays true to its LCI-refresh history, the facelift 3 Series will also … CONTINUED
Some news on upcoming F3x (F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F36) model names and engines.
All re-engined F3x models will get new designations:
Model name change for the re-engined F3x: 328i (N20) -> 330i (B48), 335i (N55) -> 340i (B58).
4-cyl B48 engine will have 330i/430i designation instead of 328i/428i
6-cyl B58 engine will have 340i/440i designation instead of 335i/435i.
PHEV F30 will come as 330e, not 328e.
A BIMMERPOST member takes us on a journey as he revisits his and his wife’s European Delivery trip for their fourth BMW – a 335i M Sport. His journal starts as follows:
We planned to spend two weeks in Europe. We would leave Corpus Christi on a Friday, and arrive in Munich on a Saturday. We would spend Saturday and Sunday adjusting and sight-seeing in Munich. Monday was scheduled for the ED. We would then drive from the Welt to Prague, where … CONTINUED
Watch the gauges of the BMW M4 and Alpina B3 bi-turbo as they accelerate.
Trip journal from a 320i xDrive owner recounting his trip on the Coquihalla Highway, which took him from Vancouver, BC to Edmonton, Alberta.
Alpina BMWs are already rather rare, but this D3 in Individual Moonstone Metallic is even more so.
To 3/4 Series (F3x) and 1/2 Series (F2x) Owners:
Please share with us in the poll above your perspective and plans for suspension.
After casting your vote, please also reply to this thread with the model of your car and suspension type (adaptive or static suspension).
This data will be considered for the future development of BMW’s suspension kits. Thank you for your feedback.
The U.S. pricing and ordering guides for the 2015 3 Series models have been released. Prices for all models have increased by $300 (except for the ActiveHybrid 3 which sees a $200 increase).
Production of the U.S. 2015 model year 3 Series models begin in July 2014 (see schedule).
A rare and unique BMW Individual color – Smoked Topaz F30 3 Series.
BMW Canada has announced the limited edition M235i, 335i and 435i M Performance Editions. Production will begin in July and August.
See the full details inside.
Who says cab drivers can’t also have some fun while doing their job? Check out this yellow F30 3 Series M Sport taxi cab.
M Performance Limited Slip Differential now in stock
May 8, 2014
Aftersales Business Development and Marketing is pleased to announce the return of the Limited Slip differential to select BMW vehicles! Designed and created due to popular demand, the mechanical Limited Slip Differential provides the extra performance advantage that true performance drivers desire. This differential utilizes 3 clutch plates for a total of 30% lockup on acceleration and 9% lockup on deceleration. This lockup provides instant power to the wheel that has the greatest amount of … CONTINUED