Road and Track shares their top 7 picks for the best 3 Series / M3 ever made.
We just showed you the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe [Official Thread], now have a look at the 4 Series Coupe (F32) versus the outgoing 3 Series Coupe (E92).
First, some stats:
2014 435i Coupe MSRP: $46,925 (D&H included)
2013 335i Coupe MSRP: $45,995 (DH included)
2014 428i Coupe MSRP: $41,425 (D&H included)
2013 328i Coupe MSRP: $39,595 (DH included)
435i Coupe 0-60: 5.3 sec
335i Coupe 0-60: 5.3 sec (5.5 sec auto)
428i Coupe 0-60: 5.7 sec
328i Coupe 0-60: 6.2 sec (6.8 sec auto)
F32 Length: 182.6 in / 4,638 mm (1 inch longer than E92)
F32 Width: 71.9 in / 1,825 mm (1.7 inches wider than E92)
F32 Height: 53.6 in / 1,362 mm (0.6 inches lower than E92)
F32 Wheelbase: 110.6 in / 2,810 mm (2 inches longer than … CONTINUED
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 Coupe has again earned the Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® award for the $35K-$45K Coupe category. Edmunds determined each model’s competitive segment based on body type and sales-weighted average manufacturer suggested retail price of all available styles of that model’s body type. Edmunds.com’s Best Retained Value® Awards for 2013 recognize brands and models that have the highest projected residual value after five years. In recognizing the BMW 3 Series Coupe, the editors at Edmunds.com noted, “Regardless of body style, the 2013 BMW 3 Series is an impressively well-rounded and highly desirable entry-level luxury car.”
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.