You’ve seen our comparisons pitting the all new 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe (F32) against the E92 3 Series, Mercedes C Class, and Audi A5/S5.
Now see it versus its close brother – the F30 3 Series Sedan.
With the award of three first places in three different classes, the readers of the specialist German magazine “Sport Auto” have returned their verdict and named three current BMW models as “The sportiest cars of 2013″, expressing once again their preference for pure driving pleasure. In the diesel category, the BMW M550d xDrive was voted into first place again, continuing the trend it set the previous year. Two more first-in-class awards were won by the BMW 335i Sedan and the BMW 335i Coupe. This hat trick, the triple triumph in the current readers’ vote, builds on the excellent results regularly achieved by BMW over a number of years in this definitive, long-established ballot. The “Sport Auto” Awards 2013 will be presented on 12th June 2013 … CONTINUED
Schmidt Revolution releases its tuning program for the F30 335i.
The BMW 3 Series continues living up to its hard-earned reputation as the best compact sports sedan in the world, and AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE backs that up by presenting it with a coveted 2013 All-Star award. As the class benchmark since its debut in 1977, the BMW 3 Series has collected over a dozen of AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE’s highly sought-after awards by remaining the best in the business.
“The BMW 3 Series has become so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget how exceptional it really is,” said AUTOMOBILE’s Joe Lorio.
“…this BMW still can ignite an enthusiast’s fire in a way that its competitors cannot,” the article continued. “It’s in the way the steering effort loads up during a seemingly endless series of switchbacks, the way the suspension reacts … CONTINUED
The 2014 BMW 328d build your own configurator is now live on BMWUSA.com.
This M Performance modified F30 3 Series in Melbourne Red out of Vietnam is no ordinary M Performance F30. It’s one of our favorite yet.
Here’s it’s full current modifications list.
- LED chrome signal lights to match headlights
- MSport front bumper OEM
- M Performance front lip retrofit kit
- M Performance grills
- MSport side skirts OEM
- M Performance side skirt add-on
- M Performance side skirt stickers
- MSport rear bumper OEM + M Performance diffusor quad tips modified.
- Dry carbon 3.0 angle cut quad tips from cyba
- AutoDesignHouse Extreme trunk spoiler carbon fiber 1×1
- AutoDesignHouse roof spoiler carbon fiber 1×1 (removed)
- Roof wraped by Hi-gloss black Oracal R760
- Front lip, rear diffusor and trunk … CONTINUED
Odd comparison huh? Well, this race is part of a segment by Auto Express in which hero cars of generations past are stacked against some of the more mundane offerings of today, to see whether the hero car’s performance has stood the test of time.
Akrapovic Evolution exhaust systems for the BMW 335i are the result of the perfect integration of expertise, the best technology, and the use of the finest materials. Made of austenitic stainless steel, these systems feature a newly developed layout with two central link pipes replacing the single stock pipe, a new muffler design, and carbon fibre tailpipes. This sporty elegance makes this Bavarian machine stand out from the rest and offers the taste of a more powerful version, accentuated with the additional power gains and weight losses of the Evolution system.
The dual-mode ECU-controlled valve exhaust from Akrapovič offers stock-level sound at normal cruising, and a joyful deep sporty note when driving the 335i more dynamically. The Evolution systems replace the stock exhaust from the catalytic … CONTINUED
Here is the official pricing guide for the 2014 3 Series Sedan (F30) [download PDF below]. The pricing listed in the guide is effective May 20, 2013. Here are the 2014 price increases:
- 328i increases $600
- 328i xdrive increases $600
- 335i increases $400
- 335i xDrive increases $400
Newly available for the 2014 model year is the 328d sedan [official details], priced starting at $40,600.
Also of note is that the Modern Line has been eliminated.
Production of the 2014 3 Series models will begin in July.