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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.

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A F30POST member shares his feedback and review of the F30 3 Series M Sport Adaptive versus M Sport Passive suspensions, on otherwise identical cars.

The test cars were both F30 330d M Sport, Servotronic Steering, 18″ Wheels, Bridgestone tires, and in Sport Mode.

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New videos featuring the first BMW 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) commercial ad spot, together with some product overview feature videos.

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You’ve seen the photos, now watch the BMW 3 Series GT in action, in these first videos.

Video: The First BMW 3 Series. 1975.

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Per BMW: The first BMW 3 Series followed the successful and sporty BMW 2 Series in 1975. It is the beginning of a success story, that continues to present day. This is how it began.

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Now that we’ve posted the F34 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) official photos and info, here’s a look at how the GT compares against its smaller and older brothers – the F30 Sedan and F31 Touring, physically and visually.

The GT’s physical stats are:

200 mm (7.87 in.) longer than 3 Series sedan and touring
180mm (7.08 in.) longer wheelbase than 3 Series sedan and touring
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We introduce to you the BMW 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo).

BMW Press Release:

The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo adds an innovative new concept to the successful BMW 3 Series line-up. The third body variant in the current model family combines the Sedan’s dynamic, sporting genes with the practicality and versatility of the Touring, qualities which are backed up by a palpable increase in space and driving comfort. The Gran Turismo exudes aesthetic and emotional appeal, boasts a distinctive presence on the road … CONTINUED

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Here is a DIY install guide for installing N55 mid pipes on a N54 powered model and deleting the secondary cats.

The main benefit of deleting the N54′s secondary cats is more flow, better faster spool up of the turbos, and a louder more deeper tone of the exhaust note.

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Our Singapore F30POST members recently gathered for a proper photoshoot to show off their F30 M Sport, M Performance, and BBS wheels adorned cars.

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Have a look at a triple blue BMW photoshoot from last Fall, featuring the following models:

-2013 328iX Luxury Line – Imperial Blue Metallic w/ Saddle Leather
-2009 335i M-Sport – LeMans Blue Metallic w/ Black Leather
-2013 328i M-Sport Line – Estoril Blue II Metallic w/ Black Leather [my baby]

Photos taken in the Columbus area … Gahanna/Creekside and at Blendon Woods Metro Park. Enjoy!