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Video: The First BMW 3 Series. 1975.

02/07/2013 at 9:15 AM
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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
81mm (3.18 in.) taller than 3 Series sedan and … CONTINUED

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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

Official BMW New Vehicle Press Release
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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!

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Spend 30 minutes taking BMW European Delivery in this great BMW ED video summary by a F30POST member which features the delivery trip he took to Munich for his F30 3 Series M Sport 335i.

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Have a listen at some F30 328i N20 M Performance exhausts in action.

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3D Design Japan has worked at a rapid pace in an effort to create a comprehensive aero program for F30 owners of all trims. Whether your vehicle is Sport line, Modern line, touring model, or M-sport the Japanese manufacturer has a solution for you. Furthermore, 3D Design will continue to develop new products throughout the chassis life cycle so stay tuned for more!

The most recent addition to their F30 program is a carbon fiber diffuser that accommodates the BMW 335 split single tip as well … CONTINUED

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For BMW, the year 2013 has got off to a really pleasing start. Readers of the trade magazine “auto, motor und sport” gave models of this brand the best rating in three different categories. The new version of the BMW 3 Series went immediately to the top of the highly competitive midrange segment, the BMW 5 Series once again defended its lead in the upper midrange segment and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe went straight to first place in the luxury class ratings. In … CONTINUED

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Lexus IS Chief Engineer admits that BMW is the one to beat.

Motor Trend magazine interviewed Junichi Furuyama, the new Chief Engineer of the Lexus IS about the new IS.

“My mission is to overtake the BMW 3-Series as number one in the compact sedan category,” says Furuyama. “That is the way I see it. That is the task we are assigned.”

Furuyama admits that the previous IS fell short in the performance department.

“As soon as I was assigned to be IS chief engineers of the IS, I … CONTINUED

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Photos from one of the largest F30 3 Series owners meets yet, taking place in Singapore and featuring some nicely modified F30 sedans with lots of M Performance Parts goodies.