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.
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, a BMW X3 and a BMW 3 Series Touring as emergency medical services vehicles, a BMW 5 Series Touring as a fire brigade command vehicle as well as a public authority version of the new F 800 GT motorcycle.
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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 his family, but in the mid 80′s regular BMW’s were too small for his luggage. That’s why he invented the BMW Touring out of a wrecked 3 Series Sedan. Finally, the board of BMW took over his idea.