For the fifth straight year, the BMW 3 Series (4 Series included) was the best selling premium car in 2014 in the United States.
Here are the 2014 stats:
142,232 3-Series / 4-Series sold in U.S. in 2014
3-Series / 4-Series made up 42% of U.S. BMW sales
3-Series / 4-Series was America’s 16th-best-selling car in 2014
3-Series / 4-Series sales reached highest level since 2007 (when 142,490 were sold)
3-Series hasn’t been outsold in premium category since 2009
The runner up was the Lexus RX with … CONTINUED
We’ve been reporting since last Summer that the 335i would be replaced by the 340i to coincide with the F30 3 Series LCI facelift and changeover from the N55 engine to the new inline 6 turbo B58 engine.
And now the 340i has officially appeared on BMWUSA’s official production map for the 2016 model year. As the schedule indicates, production of the 340i begins in July-August 2015, with the Munich plant starting production in July and Rosslyn plant in August.
Its sibling, the F32 435i coupe … CONTINUED
The F30 LCI facelift test mules continue their testing on public roads and we’ve got the latest photos to show you.
The Worlds most successful premium sedan. now with plug in hybrid drive.
The BMW 3 Series Plug in hybrid prototype.
Outstanding flexibility, which means it can be integrated in a wide range of different vehicle concepts, makes rapid deployment of this plug-in hybrid drive technology in the BMW model range a feasible and realistic proposition. The BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype provides a first taste of the extra- efficient driving pleasure which the world’s most successful premium sedan will offer.
Combining a four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol … CONTINUED
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! While you chow down your turkey, we have the latest F30 and F31 LCI facelift prototypes to show you. Until now, adaptive LED headlights have only been available on the 4 Series, but as we can see, it will soon be available on the F30/F31 LCI models. Alongside the LED headlights, the F30/F31 LCI will also feature LED tail lights.
As seen before, these prototypes show a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles. … CONTINUED
BMW NA has issued a recall for certain 4-cylinder powered 20i and 28i models for potential brake power assist problems. Here is the recall information from the NHTSA.
The affected models/years are as follows:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V-627 (14V627000)
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,988
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports … CONTINUED
BMW combines high performance with a time-honoured brand of driving pleasure and consummate everyday usability – that was the confirmation provided once again by the readers’ poll conducted by German motoring magazine “sport auto”. Five class wins and a second place represented an outstanding return for the BMW Group’s brands in the “sport auto Award 2014”. The BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe were among the biggest voter favourites, with the two BMW M Division models asserting their superiority in the classes for … CONTINUED
Dinan has just announced new applications for the DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner, with the goal of having the majority of the BMW lineup covered by year’s end.
Their latest releases are the DINANTRONICS for the F32/F33/F36 435i and the wastegate compatible versions for the F30 335i and the F10 535i. These applications join the growing list of vehicles already in the DINANTRONICS compatible stable that include the F22 M235i, F30 335i, F07/10 550i, F06/12/13 650i, F01/02 750i, F10 M5 (STD & Competition Package), and the F06/12/13 … CONTINUED
BBMW of North America will introduce a new campaign, BMW Innovations, which will highlight how the range of BMW vehicles share several key technology features with the visionary BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid high-performance vehicle. The BMW i8, with the “i” standing for innovation, exhibits futuristic design and groundbreaking technology built upon BMW’s storied history.
“Innovation is at the core of everything we do. Following in the lead of the BMW i8, which epitomizes innovation, we are elevating the technology across our entire range of … CONTINUED
Here are some highlights of the changes for the 2015 BMW models lineup.
New features as of 7/14 vehicle production:
The memory button for the electric seat settings is now marked with “SET” instead of “M.”
All models except Z4 Roadster:
When equipped with Navigation, an advanced version of Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI; option 6AM) provides a new function. Additional route suggestions are offered, highlighted by a “globe” icon in the NAV screen. This is especially helpful when traveling in heavy traffic situations such as rush … CONTINUED
Here’s a good look at the BMW Individual Gold Brown merino leather interior with Piano Black trim.
Some news on upcoming F3x (F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F36) model names and engines.
All re-engined F3x models will get new designations:
Model name change for the re-engined F3x: 328i (N20) -> 330i (B48), 335i (N55) -> 340i (B58).
4-cyl B48 engine will have 330i/430i designation instead of 328i/428i
6-cyl B58 engine will have 340i/440i designation instead of 335i/435i.
PHEV F30 will come as 330e, not 328e.
To 3/4 Series (F3x) and 1/2 Series (F2x) Owners:
Please share with us in the poll above your perspective and plans for suspension.
After casting your vote, please also reply to this thread with the model of your car and suspension type (adaptive or static suspension).
This data will be considered for the future development of BMW’s suspension kits. Thank you for your feedback.
The U.S. pricing and ordering guides for the 2015 3 Series models have been released. Prices for all models have increased by $300 (except for the ActiveHybrid 3 which sees a $200 increase).
Production of the U.S. 2015 model year 3 Series models begin in July 2014 (see schedule).
BMW has once again been named to Automobile Magazine’s coveted list of All-Stars, this time for the 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan and all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe. As the segment leader since its launch in 1977, the BMW 3 Series has now collected nearly 20 of Automobile Magazine’s highly sought-after awards by remaining the best in the business. The BMW 4 Series Coupe is now also recognized as an All-Star in its inaugural year.
In referring to this year’s All-Star award, the editors at … CONTINUED
BMW recently announced that an extensive BMW Individual program would be offered for the BMW 4 Series (and 3 Series) from the spring of 2014.
Some of the options to be made available include Individual exterior paints, BMW Individual light-alloy wheels, extended BMW Individual leather trim, a Merino leather steering wheel as well as an instrument panel finished in leather.
We now have some first looks, via BMW’s facebook page.
BMW Individual fine-grain Merino leather in Gold Brown and BMW Individual fine-wood trim Plane Auburn dark.
BMW … CONTINUED
Note: This is a global press release (not applicable to all markets).
January 22, 2014
Munich. From the spring of 2014, the pleasure of driving can be experienced in a whole new dimension. BMW is extending its range of engines for the latest additions to the model portfolio and is presenting at the same time four further models equipped with BMW xDrive. The intelligent four-wheel drive system, for example, will be available for the first time in the BMW 4 Series Convertible. In addition, an extensive … CONTINUED