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Consumer Reports has issued its latest Best & Worst Used Cars report (for April 2013) and the 2009 BMW E90 328i sedan has been named the best sedan in the $20,000-$25,000 category. It shares the top pick with the 2009 Infiniti G and the 2010 Toyota Avalon.
Here’s what the report says about its picks:
The 3 Series combines agile handling, a taut ride, good brakes, and powerful six-cylinder engines in a comfortable, if slightly snug, interior. The Infiniti G is a similarly sporty alternative. Look for the Toyota Avalon if you want a roomy interior and lots of comfort.
The E90 3 Series was refreshed (LCI facelift) for the 2009 model year.
Unfortunately, the BMW 7 Series makes the list of cars … CONTINUED
This past weekend, BIMMERPOST members from many of our communities braved the cold Chicago winter weather to meet with other enthusiasts at Burnham Harbor by Soldier Field.
Check out their event photos inside.
BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011.
The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. Over time, the high current flow and heat from electrical resistance may lead to a breakage of the connection, and a loss of electrical power to the vehicle.
If there is a loss of electrical power to the vehicle, the vehicle may unexpectedly stall, increasing the risk of … CONTINUED
Here is a DIY install guide for installing N55 mid pipes on a N54 powered model and deleting the secondary cats.
The main benefit of deleting the N54’s secondary cats is more flow, better faster spool up of the turbos, and a louder more deeper tone of the exhaust note.
Have a look at a triple blue BMW photoshoot from last Fall, featuring the following models:
-2013 328iX Luxury Line - Imperial Blue Metallic w/ Saddle Leather
-2009 335i M-Sport - LeMans Blue Metallic w/ Black Leather
-2013 328i M-Sport Line - Estoril Blue II Metallic w/ Black Leather [my baby]
Photos taken in the Columbus area … Gahanna/Creekside and at Blendon Woods Metro Park. Enjoy!
A lucky and proud E90 325i owner has hit 200,000 miles and he shares a brief owner’s journal with us.
The BMW 3 Series has taken the sales crown for the compact luxury sports sedan segment for the year 2012. BMW sold 99,602 3 Series in 2012 compared to 81,697 C-Class sold by Mercedes Benz. The 3 Series figures include sales of the E92, E93, F30 and F31 models.
BMW managed this feat even with some supply constraints on the F30 3 Series experienced during earlier parts of 2012.
Here is the full list of the segment’s sales figures.
See a photo gallery from Hilary’s Helpers Charity Rally, coordinated with the help of Active Autowerke, and which saw attendance from the BIMMERPOST community, as well as enthusiasts owning other makes.
YOUR BMW COULD STAR IN A COMMERCIAL.
We’re making a new BMW commercial and your car could be the star.
All you have to do is share your photos of your 3 Series with us on Twitter or Facebook and we might just pick your photo.
We need photos of 3 Series from every year between 1992 to 2012 [E36 to F30]. Front shots, side shots, shots of you and your car; any shot of your 3 in all its glory. Just so long as the car is not cropped or cut off. The photos could have been taken years back, or recently.
Photos that give a sense of the year through signs of the times, and show just how much things have changed over the last 22 … CONTINUED