BMW is recalling a 156,137 vehicles, both luxury cars and SUVs, to make sure bolts holding a component in their six-cylinder engines can break loose and cause stalling or engine damage.
BMW says it has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that in rare cases, bolts holding the variable camshaft timing unit may come loose or break, causing the engine to go into a “safe mode.” If the problem continues, it can lead to stalling, engine damage – and it may not start.
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BMW has once again been named to Automobile Magazine’s coveted list of All-Stars, this time for the 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan and all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe. As the segment leader since its launch in 1977, the BMW 3 Series has now collected nearly 20 of Automobile Magazine’s highly sought-after awards by remaining the best in the business. The BMW 4 Series Coupe is now also recognized as an All-Star in its inaugural year.
In referring to this year’s All-Star award, the editors at … CONTINUED
Austin Yellow and Yas Marina Blue are the launch colors for the F82 M4 and F80 M3, but the colors are still available through BMW Individual for other BMW models, as long as you’re willing to pay for it.
Here’s a look at how the two colors look on the F30 3 Series.
The first F30 3 Series facelift / LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) prototype has just been spotted! Due to start production in the Summer of 2015, the refreshed 3 Series will undergo minor exterior changes as the photos show. The most significant change will be seen in the front end, which will feature a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles featuring 11 slats. Although no camouflage appears on the rear, if BMW stays true to its … CONTINUED
Autobild.de (German publication) compares the BMW 328i vs Mercedes C250 and Audi A4.
This incredible accident produced an even more incredible outcome – a driver that was unscratched!
Photos from the BIMMERPOST Northwest owner’s first 2014 meet.
Great detailed review and writeup from a F30 335i owner on his M Performance Power Kit and Exhaust fitted 335i:
I wanted to create an M Performance thread focused on the 8AT, since the existing reviews seem mostly 6MT centric. Looking forward to hearing from feedback from all you 8AT guys running an MPPK or MPPK + ___ , as well as sharing my experiences as I continue to learn more about this car. Hopefully this will help the community decide on whether or not … CONTINUED
Great set of animated images which compare the looks of the BMW M3 and M4 against their 3 and 4 series M Sport counterparts.
Some real life side-by-side looks at the BMW 2 series, 3 series and 4 series all in M Sport guise and in Estoril Blue II.
For our readers and owners who want to know every minute detail of the 3 and 4 series, here’s a list of the various suppliers for the sedan and coupe’s parts.
The 3 Series is assembled among BMW’s Munich (Germany), Leipzig (Germany), Regensburg (Germany) and Rosslyn (South Africa) plants.
The 4 Series is produced in the Munich, Regensburg and Dingolfing plants in Germany.
Motortrend has published an entry-level luxury sedan review, comparing the BMW 320i, Mercedes CLA250, VW CC and Buick Regal. Check out some highlights below and head on over to Motortrend for the full review.
The initial idea suggested to yours truly was to line up the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 against the Volkswagen CC R-Line, but the proposal was compelling for all of two minutes. Apart from vaguely sharing body shapes and having turbocharged engines with similar outputs, the bigger, $35K, entry-level luxury question asked was, “Would … CONTINUED
The 2014 BMW 328i Sedan won Consumer Reports Top Picks 2014 Award for the Sport Sedan Category.
With its 240-horsepower BMW TwinPower Turbo inline-4 engine, featuring a 6 speed manual transmission or an 8 speed Steptronic transmission, the BMW 2014 328i delivers excellent performance and legendary BMW driving dynamics with class-leading value thanks to its excellent results in retained value and through the BMW Ultimate Service® No Cost maintenance program.
According to Consumer Reports; the BMW 3 Series has long set the standard for sports sedans. … CONTINUED
Check out this first U.S. E91 Touring M3 Body Conversion.
BMW of North America will debut an all-new television commercial today featuring the BMW 3 Series and actress Brooklyn Decker. The ad is part of BMW’s regional advertising buy during NBC’s broadcast of Sochi 2014. In addition to purchasing national advertising within NBC’s broadcast of Sochi 2014, BMW has purchased regional NBC advertising in the top 17 markets, up from 11 markets during London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
“Opportunity Knocks,” starring actress Brooklyn Decker, features the BMW 3 Series, the quintessential Ultimate Driving Machine that … CONTINUED
BMW looks to be expanding its eDrive plug-in hybrid offerings, with a 3 Series plug-in hybrid model now spied in testing. The X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid has already been testing since last year.
This prototype wears an obvious ‘Hybrid Test Vehicle’ sticker, but also shows a second fuel cap cover on the front left fender, covering the electric socket for charging.
As for specs? It’s likely to use the same engine and technologies from the X5 eDrive, which features a turbo 4 cylinder engine outputting 171hp, … CONTINUED
Chris Harris reviews the new 2014 BMW 320i at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in California.
We compare the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) versus the 3 Series Sedan (F30) and the 4 Series Coupe (F32), both visually and specs-wise.