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 shorter front and rear overhangs, which combined with the more bulbous wheel arches should give this car a very sveltte and modern appeal.
Stay tuned for more in the coming months!
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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 comparison tests, the 335d is an outlier – because, really, what would you compare it with? Theres no other car that combines performance and fuel economy at this level. Sure, there are many cars that do 0 to 60 mph … 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 from the BMW CS concept car. Many of those same styling cues have so far been translated to the latest iteration of the BMW Z4, 7-Series and 5-Series.
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AC Schnitzer re-visited the nardo testing track in Italy and came away with a new world record for a diesel powered car. The new world record stands at 288.7km/h (or 179.4 mph).
AC Schnitzer says the power upgrades made to the record breaking car are actually availble for anyone to purchase as part of their upgrade packages.
Another impressive performance came out of the Z4 based ACS4 3.5turbo based on the sdrive35. Although not a world record, the top speed of 303.1 km/h is very impressive for a roadster!
More information will be forthcoming in Auto Bild magazine.
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