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 last time Jaguar introduced a smaller sedan with lower pricing to take on the 3-series was with the Ford Mondeo based X-type, which had little success in the competitive compact sports sedan segment.
In an interview with Autocar, Hallmark has now … 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 touring
17mm (0.66 in.) wider (without mirrors) than 3 Series sedan and touring
1,715 kg / 3,780 lb (335i - unladen EU)
1,645 kg / 3,626 lb (328i … 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.