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05/07/2013    10:07 AM
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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.

05/06/2013    4:05 PM
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Here is a look at the F30 M Performance kit fully painted – in Glacier Silver.

05/05/2013    6:34 PM
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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 range of the BMW brand. Innovative functions, which can be used in conjunction with the ECO PRO mode, guarantee even better efficiency. Enhanced driving pleasure is provided thanks to the Launch Control function, which in future will be included in … CONTINUED

05/05/2013    5:48 PM
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F30POST member Captain Cow Pat has added more photos of his BMW Individual F31 touring with Individual Valencia Orange exterior and Individual interior.

04/28/2013    2:00 PM
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Have a look at the first Valencia Orange F31 3 Series Touring M Sport on F30POST. One eye catching wagon.

04/28/2013    12:40 PM
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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.

04/25/2013    2:57 PM
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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.

Performance

How did the cars perform? With the M Performance Suspension Kit, the 335i handling felt several increments more immediate and responsive, with less roll, squat or dive than a standard 335i. The cars looked great too with the reduced wheel gap. The upgraded brakes held up well lap after lap and session after session … CONTINUED

04/25/2013    10:00 AM
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Video of BMW at the Auto Shanghai 2013, with press conferences showing the BMW X4 Concept, as well as visual highlights from the BMW display.

04/21/2013    2:05 PM
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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
i8 Concept
i3 Concept
3 Series GT M Sport
M6 Gran Coupe