The 2011 BMW 3-series and 2011 M3 have been named one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best Cars, making it 20th consecutive wins, a feat unmatched by any other vehicle on the market!
We previously posted spy photos of the F30s interior which was a dummy interior from the 1-series, but the F30 mules have now been fitted with production form interiors. Visible now is the steering wheel, entire driver console – including tach and speedometer, as well as parts of the center console and interior door. Exterior-wise, the same camouflage remains as in previous F30 sightings.
Compared to the E90 3-series, the F30 will feature a longer wheelbase, but shorter shorter overhangs, for a sporty squat look. It will also have wider and lower kidney grilles. Engine options will include a full range of turbo and naturally aspirated 6-cylinder motors, 4-cylinder … CONTINUED
The 3-series has been named the most reliable company car in the UK at Fleet News awards and the F10 530d has been named the Diesel Car of the Year at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards.
Mineral White Metallic is a new 3-series coupe and M3 coupe color for 2011 model years. The difference from Alpine White has been difficult to see in previous photos, but these are the best comparison photos yet. Its metallic finish give more depth and luster than the non-metallic Alpine White color.
This E90post member’s euro delivery journal is one of the best we’ve ever seen. Absolutely breathtaking scenery seen from an equally beautiful 335is on spectacular mountain passes – the Stelvio, St. Bernadino, Timmelsjoch, Fluela, Furka, St. Gotthard.
Prior design features bodykits for both the E92 coupe and E90 sedan. The E92 coupe kit features an M-look with its M3 style front bumper and rear bumper, sidekirts, front fenders, and PD hood. The E90 sedan draws upon the E60 M5s look for the front bumper and a custom design sideskirt and rear bumper.
AR Design provides an update on its single turbo N54 kit, and the power numbers have gone up as expected. The latest dyno results are inside, corrected for 5700ft elevation.
Follow along as E90post member Morgan transforms a damaged E92 320d to a full M3 look inside and out using all factory body panels and interior parts. It will be finished off in Frozen Gray paint.
The next generation 3-series lineup (expected beginning 2012) will include a Gran Turismo (GT) model. Scott26 provides a preview of the F3x 3-series GT, calling it a shrunken down CS Concept. Details and preview renderings inside.