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10/09/2012    9:00 AM
COMMENTS: 86

Check out how the BMW M Performance exhaust for the F30 335i sounds in these videos from startup, idle, and revving at stop.

10/09/2012    7:00 AM
COMMENTS: 14

The BMW Group experienced growth in many regions around the world in September and achieved another record month in sales. With 177,716 (prev. yr. 159,223) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles delivered worldwide, sales were 11.6% higher than in the same month last year. It was also the best first nine months for the company, with sales up 8.3% compared to the same period last year. A total of 1,335,502 BMW Group vehicles were delivered during this time (prev. yr. 1,232,619).

Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW: “We made solid gains in many of our markets last month and were once again able to achieve record sales in September, despite the difficult environment in some European … CONTINUED

10/04/2012    8:00 AM
COMMENTS: 58

Insideline dyno tests the Cadillac ATS 2.0 liter turbo which is rated by GM at 272 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 260 pound-feet of torque from 1,500-5,500 rpm, and running at 20 PSI.

See how this engine dynos against the 2013 BMW 328i with its 2.0 liter turbo 4 cylinder engine rated from the factory at 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque.

Despite these factory numbers, are German horses larger than American horses in real world testing? See inside.

10/03/2012    12:15 PM
COMMENTS: 47

Studie AG has started work on their F30 3 Series, an Alpine White 328i. It’s been lowered on H&R springs and has taken on several different looks already with Hamann Anniversary EVO wheels, limited edition BBS LM wheels, BBS RZ-D wheels, ATS Superlight wheels, and M Sport package.

10/02/2012    7:30 PM
COMMENTS: 12

AC Schnitzer showed its full F30 3 series sedan program last week and now reveals its F31 3 series touring program, which features similar components to its F30 3 series.

It features a front spoiler, chromed front grille, rear roof spoiler, rear spoiler and rear skirt extension. The interior features aluminum pedals and trims, a gear knob with digital display and custom floor mats. The car is lowered on AC Schnitzer springs which drop the car 25mm.

Performance tuning features software tunes that bring the diesel engines 318d and 320d up to 126 kW/171 HP and 160 kW/218 HP, respectively. The upcoming performance upgrades (in final development stage) for the 328i and 335i will achieve 216 kW/294 HP and 265 kW/360 HP, respectively.

10/02/2012    1:55 PM
COMMENTS: 24

Just announced today is the short list for possible North American Car of the Year (NACTOY) winner, which will be announced at the NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) in January. Per tradition, this list will be culled down to an even shorter finalist list prior to the show.

For the cars on this list that do not ultimately win, being named to the list is already a sign of distinction given the number of new cars introduced per model year. Below are the car and truck lists.

2013 NACTOY Car short list

BMW 3 Series
Cadillac ATS
Chevrolet Malibu
Dodge Dart
Ford Fusion
Honda Accord
Lincoln MKZ
Nissan Altima
Scion FR-S
Subaru BRZ
Toyota Avalon

2013 NACTOY Truck/Utility short list

Acura RDX
Audi allroad
BMW X1
Ford C-Max
Ford Escape… CONTINUED

10/01/2012    12:30 PM
COMMENTS: 135

The 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T tries to dethrone the 2013 BMW 328i from the front of the entry-level luxury segment on the latest episode of Car and Driver: Tested.

10/01/2012    10:30 AM
COMMENTS: 101

MORR Wheels and Precision Sport Industries have started on their F30 3 Series collaboration with this Estoril Blue F30 335i M-Sport on 19″ MonoForged VS8.2 wheels. Check out the initial photo set inside.

09/28/2012    5:15 PM
COMMENTS: 51

We recently reported on the F31 3 series touring hitting dealership floors, which meant that deliveries were not far behind. The first F31 deliveries are now underway and here is our very first F31 touring owner. This F30POST member just brought home a Mineral Grey F31 320d M Sport. Congrats to him and all our soon-to-be F31 drivers!