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03/19/2014    3:50 PM
COMMENTS: 84

Great detailed review and writeup from a F30 335i owner on his M Performance Power Kit and Exhaust fitted 335i:

I wanted to create an M Performance thread focused on the 8AT, since the existing reviews seem mostly 6MT centric. Looking forward to hearing from feedback from all you 8AT guys running an MPPK or MPPK + ___ , as well as sharing my experiences as I continue to learn more about this car. Hopefully this will help the community decide on whether or not the M Performance Power kit is the right tuning solution for them!

My vehicle: 2014 F30 335i M Sport with Sport Auto (M Performance Power Kit and M Performance Exhaust). Given that it’s a MY14, it has launch control.

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03/10/2014    12:45 PM
COMMENTS: 44

Motortrend has published an entry-level luxury sedan review, comparing the BMW 320i, Mercedes CLA250, VW CC and Buick Regal. Check out some highlights below and head on over to Motortrend for the full review.

The initial idea suggested to yours truly was to line up the Mercedes-Benz CLA250 against the Volkswagen CC R-Line, but the proposal was compelling for all of two minutes. Apart from vaguely sharing body shapes and having turbocharged engines with similar outputs, the bigger, $35K, entry-level luxury question asked was, “Would anybody care?”

Because we wouldn’t have access to an MQB-underpinned Audi A3 until a month after our prospective itinerary, we turned to the other natural Germanic competitor. The MPV-like, front-drive BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is tentatively due in 2015, so … CONTINUED

02/03/2014    7:56 PM
COMMENTS: 74

Chris Harris reviews the new 2014 BMW 320i at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in California.

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.

08/28/2013    7:00 PM
COMMENTS: 93

Chris Harris test and flogs the Alpine B3 F30 biturbo on the road and track. Verdict? See inside.

08/02/2013    3:00 PM
COMMENTS: 74

Top Gear online reviews the F30 Alpina B3 sedan with its N54 engine.

07/16/2013    11:00 AM
COMMENTS: 172

Results from Motor Trend’s latest luxury sports sedan comparison, pitting the F30 3 Series xDrive against the S4, ATS, IS350 and S60.

07/15/2013    12:10 PM
COMMENTS: 39

CAR Magazine compare the 3-series Touring vs Audi A4 Avant vs Mercedes C-class Estate and asks: Is the new BMW 3-series Touring worthy of its predecessor’s ‘all the car you’ll ever need’ tag? It should be practical, desirable, enjoyable to drive, comfortable and efficient – and better in every discipline than the Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes C-class Estate, if it’s to take the crown.