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Geneva 2013: F30 B36 by MS Design

03/05/2013 at 5:05 PM
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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

Based on a BMW 335i MS Design created a special project, combining a … CONTINUED

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Making its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the BMW 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) [Official Thread], the newest variant to the F3x 3 Series model line. The 3 Series GT rounds out the current generation 3 Series lineup, with the next model spawning off the same platform to be the 4 Series Coupe (F32)

While the 3 Series GT improves upon the 5 Series GT’s very unwieldy back end, we feel that the rear design could still have been sleeker and … CONTINUED

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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

03/04/2013 at 2:05 PM
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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.

Look for more details and real life photos from … CONTINUED

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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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3 Series owners snapshots featured in this compilation of various 3 series generations from the 22 years of BMW 3 Series making the Car and Driver Annual 10Best List.

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The Wye Dean rally in a Ratty BMW 325i, by Chris Harris.

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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

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Here’s a nice and simple F30 335i M Performance Exhaust Install DIY.

It’s not very difficult and you can save yourself hundreds of dollars (what the dealership charges). Approximate install time should be under one hour.

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Bored at work or home? Burn away hours on this BMW (and other makes) online tuning configurator.

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A look at the ‘old’ versus ‘new’ – an E46 M3 in Steel Grey next to the F30 M Sport in Mineral Grey.

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Here are the first live photos of the 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) after its online reveal, and ahead of its public debut at the 2013 Geneva motor show next month.

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BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011.

The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. Over time, the high current flow and heat … CONTINUED

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In early 2011, we reported on Jaguar’s plans to bring a small sedan to directly target the 3 Series. Jaguar feels a need for different and lower priced models. “We need to play in that world,” said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar’s global brand director. Jaguar needs a small sports car for image and a sedan for volume, he said. “We have to do both. Whether we do one, two or three body styles, we can still decide. But we have to be in the lower price.”

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Alpina has revealed the specs and first full photo of its new B3, based on the F30 335i sedan.

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

The new B3 Bi-Turbo delivers 403 HP (301 kW) at 5500 RPM, paired with the ZF 8 speed automatic.

0-100kmh (0-62 mph) takes only 4 seconds.

Full specs (and photos) of the car will be revealed when it debuts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show early next month.

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Autobild is the first to get its hands on the recently revealed 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) (F34) for a side by side comparison with the 3 Series Touring (F31).

Their conclusion? After scoring several categories, they have the 3GT squeaking by the touring by just one point overall (67 to 66). The GT gets the nod for easier access, better features, usability, and versatility; but loses on cargo loading.