Car and Driver has named their 10 Best list for 2014, and among the list is the BMW 3 and 4 Series (F30 / F32), the 23rd year that the BMW 3 Series has made this list.
The all new 2014 Mercedes C-Class (W205) has been spied in its final production form, so it’s time to have a look at how it compares to its arch rival – the BMW F30 3 Series.
Some great pics of the Alpina D3 F30 Biturbo at the Synter Harold Wood BMW dealership.
Check out this even bigger gallery of BMW cars from the SEMA 2013 show.
Now see our gallery of booth cars and babes from the SEMA 2013 show from Las Vegas.
The recent F80 M3 spy video (reposted below) and order guide revealed and confirmed the Yas Marina Blue Metallic color for the upcoming 2014 M3 and M4. While the video gave us a general sense of how the color looks, its grainy quality doesn’t showcase the color adequately. So, we’ll show you more…
Here is a Yas Marina Blue F30 320d. The color will be available for the standard 3 Series as a BMW Individual color. No word yet on what market will receive it or when it will become available.
For a look at the metallic properties of the color, iND Distribution has shared with these great photos of Yas Marina Blue Metallic paint swatches.
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Jeremy Clarkson has published his list of the top 100 cars of 2013, and the BMW i3 has placed first, i8 second, and the 3 Series second, in their respective categories of Electric Cars/Hybrids, Supercars, and Family/Estate Cars.
The other three BMW models to crack the 100 list were the 7 Series (8th place in Executive category), the 5 Series (10th place in the Executive category) and the X3 (9th place in SUV category).
BMWNA has announced the following changes to the 3 Series for the 2014 Model Year.
3 Series, 3 Series Sports Wagon and 3 Series Gran Turismo:
Navigation on 3 Series Sedan, Sport Wagon and Gran Turismo models is now iDrive 4.2 which includes a new iDrive rotary controller with integrated touchpad.
320i, 328i and 335i:
For MY 2014, the following features are made standard:
Sport leather steering wheel
Dark Burl Walnut wood trim
BMW Assist eCall
xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is available on the 320i, 328i and 335i
A 6-speed manual transmission is available as a no cost option in the 320i, 328i, 335i and 335i xDrive models.
As of MY 2014, the Modern Line is discontinued. … CONTINUED
Green Car Journal has identified its five finalists for the magazine’s high-profile 2014 Green Car of the Year® program. The five 2014 models include the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Honda Accord, Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla. These five finalists are also honored as Green Car Journal’s “Top 5 Green Cars for 2014″ and earn the magazine’s “Green Car Product of Excellence” honors.
An increasing number of vehicle models are considered for the Green Car of the Year® program each year, a reflection of the auto industry’s expanding efforts in offering new vehicles with higher efficiency and improved environmental impact. Green Car Journal has been honoring the most important “green” vehicles every year at the LA Auto Show, since its inaugural award announced at the show … CONTINUED