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Headlining today’s press day at the 2013 New York International Auto Show and making their North American debuts are the BMW 328d, 3 Series GT and Concept Active Tourer.

The 328d (info) and a 320i (info) will join the 335i and 328i this summer in the F30 3 Series lineup. The 328d will be powered by a TwinPower Turbo 4 cylinder engine, outputting 180 hp / 280 lb-ft of torque and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.2 seconds, while getting mileage that could … CONTINUED

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Yesterday, we brought you news of the availability of the F30 335i M Performance Power Kit (PPK) [full details].

The PPK increases the 335i’s horsepower from 300 to 320hp (official factory quoted figures) on all models. Automatic transmission models will experience a +32 lb-ft peak torque increase (to 332 lb-ft), while manual transmission-equipped models benefit from a +17 lb-ft peak torque increase (to 317 lb-ft). 0-60mph acceleration is improved 0.2 seconds compared to standard 335i models, while 50-75mph times drop by a full half-second.

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BMW today announced a new M Performance Power Kit for the 2012 model year and later BMW 335i Sedan and 335i xDrive Sedan models. The M Performance Power Kit joins the existing M Performance Parts line which includes chassis, aerodynamics, exhaust system components, and trim accessories. Developed through consultation by the engineers at BMW M GmbH, the M Performance Power Kit is immediately available through all Authorized BMW Centers in the US, with MSRP starting at $1,100 (plus Installation) and retains BMW’s 4-Year / 50,000-mile … CONTINUED

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Owner and Head of Sales & Marketing of Alpina, Andreas Bovensiepen, introduces and explains the new Alpina B3 and XD3 models in these first videos of Alpina’s two newest models.

The Alpina B3 is based on the F30 335i sedan and the XD3 on the X3 xDrive35i SAV, each recently making a showing at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The Alpina B3 bi-turbo features 410hp, which propels the B3 sedan from 0-62mph in 4.2 sec (4.0 sec for xDrive model) and the B3 touring in 4.3 sec … CONTINUED

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The online builder for the U.S. BMW 3 Series Touring (F31) is now online at BMWUSA.COM.

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Catch this intense BMW European Delivery journal and photo thread by F30POST member Jackson743 documenting his 9 day – 1,000 mile euro delivery adventure where he picked up his F30 335i M Sport.

Warning: intense amount of photos inside

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Hitting the spot: BMW Group Design wins four red dot awards in 2013. International jury recognises the excellent design quality of the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW R 1200 GS.

The BMW Group can add another chapter to its successful history in the red dot awards, with BMW Group Design taking home four of the internationally renowned distinctions in the red dot award: product design 2013 competition. The BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series … CONTINUED

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BMW has announced some of the important models set for debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), which has its press days beginning on March 27.

With this comes the official announcement that a diesel powered BMW 328d will join the 3 Series lineup in the U.S. [already confirmed for Canada]. A prototype was spotted last September in the US.

The 328d will be powered by a TwinPower Turbo 4 cylinder engine, outputting 180 hp / 280 lb-ft of torque and accelerate from 0 … CONTINUED

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This past weekend, BIMMERPOST members from many of our communities braved the cold Chicago winter weather to meet with other enthusiasts at Burnham Harbor by Soldier Field.

Check out their event photos inside.

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Have a look at the BMW 3 Series GT at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 together with Bruno Spengler, the racing driver who won the 2012 DTM Drivers’ Championship. He’s talking to Karim Habib, Head of BMW Design.

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To re-inject a dose of OEM goodness after seeing all the tuner produced BMWs, here is a F30 M Sport (Active Hybrid 3), looking great in Glacier Silver. Nothing fancy or new, just good ole factory OEM-ness.

Geneva 2013: F30 B36 by MS Design

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Austrian tuner MS Design unveiled its F30 program today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Dubbed the “B36″, this F30 335i tuning program comes with both go and show.

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World Premiere in Geneva the B36 by MS Design

This September the Austrian car styling and individualization specialist MS Design celebrates its 30th Anniversary. And of Course such an occasion deserves a very special project. The B36 by MS DESIGN!

B36 by MS Design

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Alpina has brought two world debuts to showcase at the 2013 Geneva auto show – the B3 F30 and the Alpina XD3 (based off the X3 SAV).

You can find the B3 F30′s full official specs and gallery inside.

F30 335i B36 by MS Design

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Making its debut at the 2013 Geneva auto show this week will be the MS Design B36, a radical looking F30 335i.

The B36 features aggressive fender flares, paired with new front and rear bumpers, sidesirts, and exhaust pipes. It wears 20″ wheels and rides on an upgraded suspension.

It’s not all go and no show though, as power the 335i has been tuned to 360 hp.

The interior features alcantara seats (front and back), arm side panels, armrest.

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F30POST member dd1981 shares yet another great and useful DIY for the F30 3 Series, this time providing a details guide for hardwiring a radar detector in the F30.

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In-car video and track data from the 2012 BMW 335i’s lap at Virginia International Raceway for the 2013 Lightning Lap competition by Car and Driver.

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AC Schnitzer has revealed its F31 3 Series Touring and 6 Series Gran Coupe set to show at next week’s 2013 Geneva auto show. These appear to be very minor updates of the previously revealed ACS F31 and ACS 6 Series Gran Coupe.

The F31 3 Series Touring M Sport kit includes a center bumper metal grille, front splitter lips, painted rear diffuser, roof spoiler, and exhaust tail pipes. The 6 Series Gran Coupe M Sport gets a center bumper metal grille, carbon fiber front lip, … CONTINUED

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Here are some new photos and updated specs of the Alpina F30 B3 Bi-Turbo.

The F30 B3 boasts more power and torque than the E90 B3, yet is 20% more gas efficient.

The new B3 Bi-Turbo delivers 410 HP (301 kW) starting at 5500 RPM (compared to the US F30 335i with 300 HP), and and 442 lb-ft (600Nm) torque. Transmission comes in the form of a ZF 8 speed automatic.

0-100kmh (0-62 mph) takes only 4.2 seconds.

Top speed is 305 km/h (189 MPH).

Emissions decreases by 7.6 L … CONTINUED