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 … 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 … CONTINUED
Some rare photos of F31 3 Series touring decked out in full M Performance Parts.
Edmunds.com Editors pit the 2013 BMW 328i M Sport vs. 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0 Premium vs. 2014 Lexus IS250 F Sport in a comparison of $45,000 sport sedans.
Inside are the full price ordering guides (PDF) for some 2014 models – the 3 Series Touring (F31), 6 Series, M6, X1, X3, X6 and Z4.
Pricing (and price/order guides) for models you don’t see here have not yet been released, but should be soon.
The BMW F30 3 Series features prominently in a trailer for the upcoming Hollywood flick Now You See Me.
You can see more of the F30 in action when the film opens in theaters on May 31, 2013.
The latest BMW emergency vehicles will make their debuts at the RETTmobil trade show in Fulda.
BMW Group will be presenting from 15 to 17 May 2013 an up-to-date overview of its range of purpose-built emergency vehicles. BMW will be exhibiting a total of seven different models – a BMW X6 M50d designed as a medical car for the racetrack and a BMW X3 as a fire brigade command vehicle at the main entrance, a BMW X1 “First Responder” and, at the exhibition booth, … CONTINUED
Did you know that the BMW 3 Series Touring had its origins in a wrecked E30 3 Series sedan? BMW engineer Max Reisböck created what became the prototype for the first 3 Series Touring based off his desire for a larger and roomier car, by way of a $14,000 budget, a friend’s garage, and a wrecked E30 sedan.
The story about the invention of the BMW 3 Series Touring and the beginning of the lifestyle touring. Engineer Max Reisböck wanted to go on vacation with … CONTINUED
Here is a look at the F30 M Performance kit fully painted – in Glacier Silver.
Little more than a year before the EU6 exhaust emission standard comes into effect in September 2014, BMW is increasing the number of models that already fulfil the more stringent emission regulations. As early as in the summer of 2013, almost all models featuring the BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine will comply with the EU6 classification as standard. Moreover, by the summer of 2013, further four-wheel drive variants of the BMW 1 Series and the BMW 3 Series are to be added to the model … CONTINUED
F30POST member Captain Cow Pat has added more photos of his BMW Individual F31 touring with Individual Valencia Orange exterior and Individual interior.
Have a look at the first Valencia Orange F31 3 Series Touring M Sport on F30POST. One eye catching wagon.
The BMW F30 3 Series has been awarded the Autocar Asian Car of the Year 2013. It was given to both the standard BMW 3-series and the long wheelbase version, was presented to Ian Robertson, BMW chief of sales and marketing, and chief designer Adrian van Hooydonk, at the Shanghai motor show.
We had a chance this week to drive a group of F30 335i equipped with the full complement of BMW M Performance Parts. On the performance side, these cars featured M Performance Power Kit (PPK), suspension kit, brakes and exhaust. Cosmetic enhancements include the M Performance front lip spoiler/splitters, sport stripes, carbon fiber mirror caps, black kidney grilles, side-sill decals, 20″ wheels (Style 405M), carbon fiber/alcantara interior and carbon fiber shift lever.
How did the cars perform? With the M Performance Suspension Kit, the 335i handling … CONTINUED
The highlight of the BMW display at the 2013 Auto Shanghai show is the BMW Concept X4 [full gallery], but there are other highlights and (Asian) debuts at the show.
Here is a gallery showing some of these other models.
F30 with M Performance Parts
Concept Active Tourer
3 Series GT M Sport
M6 Gran Coupe
Some E9x and F3x 3 Series BMW Individual cars currently on display at BMW owned Munich dealership (BMW Niederlassung).
Seen here are BMW Individual colors: Phoenix Yellow, Neon Blue, Urban Green and Damask Red.
A side by side look at how the BMW 3 Series and its sportiest front end designs have evolved in two generations – from the E46 M Tech to the F30 M Sport.
Photos courtesy of E46toF30.