BMW 3 Series beats itself to retain What Car? Awards Best Compact Executive crown for the fifth year in a row
For the fifth year in a row the BMW 3 Series has been awarded the What Car? Best Compact Executive crown beating off stiff competition from…..other members of the BMW 3 Series range. It was a clean sweep in the Compact Executive category with the 316d ES, 320d SE and the 330d SE Saloons all winning their price category, but in … CONTINUED
The BMW Series was a winner in the R. L. Polk & Co.s Automotive Loyalty Awards for the 2009 model year. The 3 Series took top honors in the Luxury Car category. The Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards recognize manufacturers for superior owner loyalty performance. Loyalty is determined when a household that owns a new vehicle returns to market and is so pleased with their vehicle that they … CONTINUED
Inside are official details about the 335is coupe and convertible with 322hp/332tq (369tq) from a BMW Product Bulletin.
We believe this to be an F30 3-series in testing, though Autocar claims it as a F30 body on top of the future 3-series GT’s mechanicals. According to them:
New info about the soon to be announced E92 / E93 LCI facelift models has come to light, including a performance iS version w/ DCT transmission option.
It seems unreal to us that the F30 is out on the roads testing already, but here it is again! A quick eyed reader of AutoWeek.nl snapped up two photos of the car on the highway while in Germany! Not much new is seen with the car when compared to the earlier spypics.
What is known just from the shape so far is that the car will retain the basic proportions of the E90 however with … CONTINUED
Vorsteiner M-tech Aero Package for the E92 and E93 has been released, including a front lip spoiler, carbon fiber rear diffuser and rear trunk spoiler. Check it out on an E93 convertible.
This F30 bodyline tracing and comparison images (based on recent spyshot) show us what the F30 3-series may look like and how it compares to the E90 & E46.
An E90post member walked away unscathed from this mangled 328xi aftermath (and testament to BMW safety), which hit 2 trees and rolled 6 times.
This E90post member set out to make his 335i truly handle like an M3, involving a full swap of all M3 suspension components and GC coilovers. Check out the impressive research and process undertaken to achieve this.
Automobile Mag picks its 10 favorite new cars, including the 335d, which it says is the most important car this year to get lost in the crowd.
BMW 335d | Our kind of fuel sipper.
By Ezra Dyer
Can we have a bit of fanfare, please? The BMW 335d is the most important car this year to get lost in the crowd. While the 335i and the M3 always show up in … CONTINUED
The upcoming 3-series replacement (chassis code: F30) is likely to debut in 2011 as a 2012 model. Now that the winter months are upon Europe, the car is undergoing winter testing, and has been spied on video at a local gas station.
Not much is known about the car as of yet, as the car is under heavy body cladding covered with BMWs classic psychedelic camouflage. Current thinking is that the forthcoming 3-series will continue to use styling cues … CONTINUED