The next episode of BMW Singapore’s “BMW Switch” prank series has been posted.
The first episode featured a switch of a woman’s 1 series coupe with a BMW Performance parts equipped 135i.
This newest episode features a similar switch where a standard E90 3 series sedan was switched with performance parts model. Check out the switch inside.
The F30 3 series will be fully revealed to the world this Friday, but its dashboard has now been revealed in these spy photos. Although these are not great quality photos, what’s seen here does appear to match up to the F30 interior spy photos we’ve previously posted.
As expected, the F30’s dashboard is a bit of a mix between the F10 5 series and F21 1 series, with the large fixed screen that we’ve seen in previous spy photos.
The dashboard trim appears to be quite a bit taller, but shorter than the E90/E92’s trim and is an attractive black wood grain in this particular model.
Exciting week ahead. BMW just officially confirmed that the new BMW 3 series sedan (F30) will be unveiled in Munich this Friday, Oct 14.
You can watch a livestream of the unveiling on BMW’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BMWGroup?sk=app_251023654929514
The stream starts on Friday at 4 PM German time (10AM EDT, 7AM PDT).
Watch for our complete F30 coverage this Friday. Save the date and check our previous spyshots and information on the F30 in the meantime: http://www.bimmerpost.com/f30/
Just 2 weeks to the day before its debut, the F30 has shed more of its camouflage, revealing the lower front bumper and sideskirts.
If the F20 1 series is any indication, it’s possible we could be looking at the F30 Sport Line model. As pictured below, the F20 Sport Line also features a very similar design on its bumper inlets, with horizontal bars running from the fog lights.
Like the F20, the 2012 F30 3 series is expected to be available in different ‘lines’ - possibly a Sport Line, Modern Line, and Luxury Line.
For F30 debut info, including engine lineup and sales/production schedule see - http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=592042
As we’ve been alluding to, the 2012 F30 3 series will be revealed mid-next month (Friday, October 14 to be exact) via online reveal, and live at a BMW press event. Autobild has posted the engine range that will be available for the F30 at launch, as follows:
316i - 134hp
320i - 181hp
328i - 242hp (2.0L inline 4 cylinder twinpower turbo N20 motor) (US bound)
335i - 302hp (3.0L inline 6 cylinder twin turbo) (US bound)
Diesel (all turbocharged):
316d - 113hp
*335d likely to come later
3.0L gasoline engine + electric motor - 335hp (first spy photos)
F30 PRODUCTION SCHEDULE
The F30 3-series sedan will begin production in November 2011 (see chart below), shortly after the E90 3-series stops production in October. The F30 2012 … CONTINUED
Couldn’t make the 2011 Frankfurt IAA? Now problem. Dackelone brings it to your screen with this MEGA gallery featuring both BMWs and non-BMW. Load up the thread and grab a snack, as this one may take a while to load
We last spied the F30 hybrid back in February for the first time out in heavy camouflage. It has now shed its heavy camouflage and taken to the Nurburgring for track testing. One can tell this is a hybrid version by the typical “Rescue” stickers on its doors and rear bumper (which is always present BMW’s hybrid test vehicles).
The F30 3-series will be the first 3-series hybrid from BMW and will adopt much of the technology from the upcoming hybrid F10 5-series which is scheduled to debut this winter. The F30 hybrid will be released some time after the diesel and petrol F30 models are released next year.
Now, more invigorating horsepower and torque, is available with two new power kits bring crisp stimulating performance to the Ultimate Driving Machine. BMW 135i and 335i Models can now be retrofitted at BMW centers or via the Port Installation Program to an unprecedented level of performance. These new Power Kits ensure that new car buyers and current owners are in for that extra thrill beyond the outstanding performance that can already be realized with these exciting vehicles.
Version 1 Power Kit: [Review and More Details HERE] Performance-Optimized Engine Software. This version of the Power Kit was first introduced on the 335i BMW Performance Edition model (announced in July, 2011). Available for all Model Year 135i and 335i vehicles. Also available for X6 vehicles produced up to 04/2010.
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We previously provided info on 2012 BMW model updates/changes/pricing for most 2012 models (links inside), but for reference again, here is a summary of the major changes across the entire range of 2012 model year BMWs for the US market.