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10/15/2013    2:00 PM
COMMENTS: 208

Deliveries of the Canadian limited edition “335i M Performance Edition” has begun arriving in Canada. Check out our first owner’s delivery.

10/14/2013    8:00 AM
COMMENTS: 62

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.

U.S.

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

Canada

1. BMW 3 Series – 9,855 units
2. Mercedes Benz C Class – 7,005 units
3. Lexus RX – … CONTINUED

10/12/2013    10:30 AM
COMMENTS: 33

PSI recently built a BMW E36 Chumpcar build. Here is the story, as told by one of their technicians, JT:

After hearing the name “Chumpcar” for a few years now, I was determined to figure out what exactly this was. At first, I believed it was a goofy racing series where people decorated some $500 car and and then raced it around various tracks hoping to last through an endurance event. There is another series that is similar called “The 24 hours of Lemons”. A few months ago, we decided to go out to the track in Daytona and watch our very first Chumpcar race. We were pleasantly surprised at the level of craftsmanship that went into some of the nicer cars. These were real race … CONTINUED

10/11/2013    10:30 AM
COMMENTS: 42

Video from Alpina featuring their new BMW D3 Bi-turbo. The newest 3 Series by Alpina features 350 bhp (257 kW) at 4,000 rpm and an impressive 700 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm.

10/01/2013    10:52 AM
COMMENTS: 96

Check out this very uniquely colored Java Green Metallic (BMW Individual color) Activehybrid 3 with M Sport Package.

09/28/2013    6:39 PM
COMMENTS: 70

Delivery of N20 and N26 powered vehicles stopped as a result of power brake assist problem

On September 26th, BMW of North America announced to NHTSA its intention to conduct a voluntary Recall on certain 2012-2014 model year BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, X1, X3 and Z4 models equipped with the N20 or N26 engine, produced from May 2012 to August 2013.

Affected vehicles in dealer inventories will not be sold or delivered to customers until the recall repair has been performed. Vehicles at BMW vehicle delivery centers will be corrected before shipment to dealerships.

The Problem:
The oil supply from the intake camshaft to the brake vacuum pump can become restricted. If this happens the brake vacuum pump could fail due to lack of lubrication, resulting in … CONTINUED

09/28/2013    8:00 AM
COMMENTS: 46

Ever see the summit of Pike’s Peak? A small group of BMW enthusiasts brings us there in this photo set from their weekend run.

09/22/2013    5:16 PM
COMMENTS: 87

On this episode of The Downshift, the boys from Motor Trend and Tire Rack team up to test some tires. Do performance tires really make a difference? Our resident hot shoe Randy Pobst takes to the track with a BMW 328i, Mustang V6, Subaru BRZ and a truck load of tires to find out. Includes track times for each model and tire.

09/20/2013    2:00 PM
COMMENTS: 42

Alpina has a larger than usual display at the ongoing 2013 Frankfurt IAA show where they brought out many of their many models, including the just announced Alpina D3, the XD3, B3 and B6.