Now see our gallery of booth cars and babes from the SEMA 2013 show from Las Vegas.
The recent F80 M3 spy video (reposted below) and order guide revealed and confirmed the Yas Marina Blue Metallic color for the upcoming 2014 M3 and M4. While the video gave us a general sense of how the color looks, its grainy quality doesn’t showcase the color adequately. So, we’ll show you more…
Here is a Yas Marina Blue F30 320d. The color will be available for the standard 3 Series as a BMW Individual color. No word yet on what market will receive it or when it will become available.
For a look at the metallic properties of the color, iND Distribution has shared with these great photos of Yas Marina Blue Metallic paint swatches.
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Here is a great real life look at the E92 3 Series coupe vs the F32 4 Series coupe.
Jeremy Clarkson has published his list of the top 100 cars of 2013, and the BMW i3 has placed first, i8 second, and the 3 Series second, in their respective categories of Electric Cars/Hybrids, Supercars, and Family/Estate Cars.
The other three BMW models to crack the 100 list were the 7 Series (8th place in Executive category), the 5 Series (10th place in the Executive category) and the X3 (9th place in SUV category).
BMWNA has announced the following changes to the 3 Series for the 2014 Model Year.
3 Series, 3 Series Sports Wagon and 3 Series Gran Turismo:
Navigation on 3 Series Sedan, Sport Wagon and Gran Turismo models is now iDrive 4.2 which includes a new iDrive rotary controller with integrated touchpad.
320i, 328i and 335i:
For MY 2014, the following features are made standard:
Sport leather steering wheel
Dark Burl Walnut wood trim
BMW Assist eCall
xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is available on the 320i, 328i and 335i
A 6-speed manual transmission is available as a no cost option in the 320i, 328i, 335i and 335i xDrive models.
As of MY 2014, the Modern Line is discontinued. … CONTINUED
Green Car Journal has identified its five finalists for the magazine’s high-profile 2014 Green Car of the Year® program. The five 2014 models include the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Honda Accord, Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla. These five finalists are also honored as Green Car Journal’s “Top 5 Green Cars for 2014″ and earn the magazine’s “Green Car Product of Excellence” honors.
An increasing number of vehicle models are considered for the Green Car of the Year® program each year, a reflection of the auto industry’s expanding efforts in offering new vehicles with higher efficiency and improved environmental impact. Green Car Journal has been honoring the most important “green” vehicles every year at the LA Auto Show, since its inaugural award announced at the show … CONTINUED
We take a look at the just revealed F33 4 Series Convertible [Official Thread] against the E93 3 Series Convertible which it replaces.
Deliveries of the Canadian limited edition “335i M Performance Edition” has begun arriving in Canada. Check out our first owner’s delivery.
With 77,921 and 9,855 units sold year-to-date, the 3 Series Sedan and 4 Series Coupe combined are the best selling luxury car in America and Canada, respectively. Here is how it compares to its rivals for 2013 sales thus far.
1. BMW 3 Series / 4 Series – 77,921 units
2. Lexus RX – 73,279 units
3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class – 66,596 units
4. Lexus ES – 52,076 units
5. Mercedes-Benz E-Class – 46,006 units
6. Cadillac SRX – 40,506 units
7. BMW 5 Series – 38,681 units
8. Acura MDX – 34,803 units
9. Infiniti G Models – 34,202 units
10. Acura RDX – 33,539 units
1. BMW 3 Series – 9,855 units
2. Mercedes Benz C Class – 7,005 units
3. Lexus RX – … CONTINUED