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03/26/2013    4:59 PM
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BMW today announced a new M Performance Power Kit for the 2012 model year and later BMW 335i Sedan and 335i xDrive Sedan models. The M Performance Power Kit joins the existing M Performance Parts line which includes chassis, aerodynamics, exhaust system components, and trim accessories. Developed through consultation by the engineers at BMW M GmbH, the M Performance Power Kit is immediately available through all Authorized BMW Centers in the US, with MSRP starting at $1,100 (plus Installation) and retains BMW’s 4-Year / 50,000-mile New Vehicle Warranty when purchased with a new vehicle.

More Power. More Dynamic. More Emotion.
Once the Power Kit is installed, the vehicle’s rated horsepower is increased from 300 to 320 on all models. Automatic transmission-equipped models enjoy a 32 lb-ft peak … CONTINUED

03/22/2013    8:00 AM
COMMENTS: 17

Owner and Head of Sales & Marketing of Alpina, Andreas Bovensiepen, introduces and explains the new Alpina B3 and XD3 models in these first videos of Alpina’s two newest models.

The Alpina B3 is based on the F30 335i sedan and the XD3 on the X3 xDrive35i SAV, each recently making a showing at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

The Alpina B3 bi-turbo features 410hp, which propels the B3 sedan from 0-62mph in 4.2 sec (4.0 sec for xDrive model) and the B3 touring in 4.3 sec (4.1 sec for xDrive model). It consumes only 7.9 l/100km (29.8 MPG U.S.).

The Alpina XD3 boasts 350hp and covers 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds.

03/05/2013    5:05 PM
COMMENTS: 35

Austrian tuner MS Design unveiled its F30 program today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Dubbed the “B36″, this F30 335i tuning program comes with both go and show.

Release by MS Design:

World Premiere in Geneva the B36 by MS Design

This September the Austrian car styling and individualization specialist MS Design celebrates its 30th Anniversary. And of Course such an occasion deserves a very special project. The B36 by MS DESIGN!

B36 by MS Design

Based on a BMW 335i MS Design created a special project, combining a dynamic and elegant design with an extra plus in performance and power. Or simple: Usain Bolt in a designer suit.

The elaborate exterior package harmonizes perfectly with the lines of the BMW base and adds a touch of alpine wilderness making … CONTINUED

03/05/2013    12:30 PM
COMMENTS: 45

Alpina has brought two world debuts to showcase at the 2013 Geneva auto show – the B3 F30 and the Alpina XD3 (based off the X3 SAV).

You can find the B3 F30′s full official specs and gallery inside.

03/04/2013    2:05 PM
COMMENTS: 59

Making its debut at the 2013 Geneva auto show this week will be the MS Design B36, a radical looking F30 335i.

The B36 features aggressive fender flares, paired with new front and rear bumpers, sidesirts, and exhaust pipes. It wears 20″ wheels and rides on an upgraded suspension.

It’s not all go and no show though, as power the 335i has been tuned to 360 hp.

The interior features alcantara seats (front and back), arm side panels, armrest.

Look for more details and real life photos from Geneva, starting tomorrow!

02/27/2013    7:50 PM
COMMENTS: 28

AC Schnitzer has revealed its F31 3 Series Touring and 6 Series Gran Coupe set to show at next week’s 2013 Geneva auto show. These appear to be very minor updates of the previously revealed ACS F31 and ACS 6 Series Gran Coupe.

The F31 3 Series Touring M Sport kit includes a center bumper metal grille, front splitter lips, painted rear diffuser, roof spoiler, and exhaust tail pipes. The 6 Series Gran Coupe M Sport gets a center bumper metal grille, carbon fiber front lip, carbon fiber rear diffuser, and exhaust tail pipes.

Interior bits include painted trim, ACS iDrive knob, hand brake handle, shift knob, and aluminum pedals.

More detailed info, including performance modifications, will be revealed at the 2013 Geneva auto show next week.

02/27/2013    4:30 PM
COMMENTS: 165

Here are some new photos and updated specs of the Alpina F30 B3 Bi-Turbo.

The F30 B3 boasts more power and torque than the E90 B3, yet is 20% more gas efficient.

The new B3 Bi-Turbo delivers 410 HP (301 kW) starting at 5500 RPM (compared to the US F30 335i with 300 HP), and and 442 lb-ft (600Nm) torque. Transmission comes in the form of a ZF 8 speed automatic.

0-100kmh (0-62 mph) takes only 4.2 seconds.

Top speed is 305 km/h (189 MPH).

Emissions decreases by 7.6 L per 100 km, to 177 g / km CO2.

02/23/2013    1:40 PM
COMMENTS: 34

Here’s a nice and simple F30 335i M Performance Exhaust Install DIY.

It’s not very difficult and you can save yourself hundreds of dollars (what the dealership charges). Approximate install time should be under one hour.

02/20/2013    2:35 PM
COMMENTS: 28

Bored at work or home? Burn away hours on this BMW (and other makes) online tuning configurator.