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.
*IF* BMW stays true to its LCI-refresh history, the facelift 3 Series will also … CONTINUED
Some news on upcoming F3x (F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F36) model names and engines.
All re-engined F3x models will get new designations:
Model name change for the re-engined F3x: 328i (N20) -> 330i (B48), 335i (N55) -> 340i (B58).
4-cyl B48 engine will have 330i/430i designation instead of 328i/428i
6-cyl B58 engine will have 340i/440i designation instead of 335i/435i.
PHEV F30 will come as 330e, not 328e.
A BIMMERPOST member takes us on a journey as he revisits his and his wife’s European Delivery trip for their fourth BMW – a 335i M Sport. His journal starts as follows:
We planned to spend two weeks in Europe. We would leave Corpus Christi on a Friday, and arrive in Munich on a Saturday. We would spend Saturday and Sunday adjusting and sight-seeing in Munich. Monday was scheduled for the ED. We would then drive from the Welt to Prague, where … CONTINUED
Every year some friends of mine (Team Orga) organize a BMW 1er and 3er car show. In past years we always held the show(s) at the BMW Welt. But last year we simply outgrew that parking lot. So this year’s show was held at a much larger parking lot. Metro is kind of the German version of Price Club.
We even had some crazy BMW lovers(nuts) come all the way from Moscow, Russia! Some 5K kms one way! Now that’s some RESPECT! … CONTINUED
Furnaces, Bridges, and Floods (Oh My!): A BMW Tour of Washington County, MD, by Rick F:
Through another tour of scenic, historical, or otherwise-interesting places, using the most interesting roads available. In particular, I was anxious to gain more experience with the new car and to locate several historical sights in Washington County, Maryland, that I’d never visited before. Game on!
Washington County lies to the west of South Mountain. It was created as a separate county in September 1776, when many families chose to settle … CONTINUED
Watch the gauges of the BMW M4 and Alpina B3 bi-turbo as they accelerate.
Trip journal from a 320i xDrive owner recounting his trip on the Coquihalla Highway, which took him from Vancouver, BC to Edmonton, Alberta.
Alpina BMWs are already rather rare, but this D3 in Individual Moonstone Metallic is even more so.
To 3/4 Series (F3x) and 1/2 Series (F2x) Owners:
Please share with us in the poll above your perspective and plans for suspension.
After casting your vote, please also reply to this thread with the model of your car and suspension type (adaptive or static suspension).
This data will be considered for the future development of BMW’s suspension kits. Thank you for your feedback.
The U.S. pricing and ordering guides for the 2015 3 Series models have been released. Prices for all models have increased by $300 (except for the ActiveHybrid 3 which sees a $200 increase).
Production of the U.S. 2015 model year 3 Series models begin in July 2014 (see schedule).
A rare and unique BMW Individual color – Smoked Topaz F30 3 Series.
BMW Canada has announced the limited edition M235i, 335i and 435i M Performance Editions. Production will begin in July and August.
See the full details inside.
Who says cab drivers can’t also have some fun while doing their job? Check out this yellow F30 3 Series M Sport taxi cab.
M Performance Limited Slip Differential now in stock
May 8, 2014
Aftersales Business Development and Marketing is pleased to announce the return of the Limited Slip differential to select BMW vehicles! Designed and created due to popular demand, the mechanical Limited Slip Differential provides the extra performance advantage that true performance drivers desire. This differential utilizes 3 clutch plates for a total of 30% lockup on acceleration and 9% lockup on deceleration. This lockup provides instant power to the wheel that has the greatest amount of … CONTINUED
You just know a BMW tour is off to a really good start when an attractive toll-taker bats her eyes and says “I love your car. And you look really good in it!” It was the first of perhaps a dozen compliments I received. (Okay, all of them but one were for the car…)
The Delaware River beckoned for this trip, and I found a nice route up the New Jersey side and back down the Pennsylvania side in the March/April 2014 issue of RoadRunner … CONTINUED
Have a first look at the F80 M3 and an F30 M Performance Parts equipped 3 Series side-by-side.
How do you think the two compare?
An eight-alarm wind-driven fire hit three homes and a car on Lexington Street in East Boston last night — prompting a massive fire department response two weeks after two firefighters were killed in the Back Bay, fire officials report.
“I can’t believe it man, I’m crying, I’m crying,” said resident Jose Silva, who lives on the second floor of the building. He said a friend called him and told him about the fire. His two children were on the first floor when it happened. Fighting … CONTINUED
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.
Drivers will … CONTINUED