Motor Trend shares their initial impressions of the BMW 328d (US model) and the B38 turbo 3 cylinder engine.
Auto Express drives the BMW 3 Series GT (335i M Sport) for the first time and shares their thoughts on the newest 3 Series model.
Listen to the sounds of a stroked 4.6L E92 M3 coupe with Akrapovic exhaust system. Full specs:
- RD Sport 4.6L Stroker with ECU Tune
- Akrapovic Evolution Titanium Exhaust
- Brembo slotted big brake kit with race pads
- RD Sport CF plenum and intake
- RPI ram air scoops
- Dinan stage 1 suspension and camber plates (-0.7 degrees)
- RD Sport sway bars
- Spacers (12mm front — 10mm rear)
- AFE air filter
- Vorsteiner aero CF rear diffuser II
- CF mirror covers and roundels
- BMW Performance steering wheel
- Laser Interceptor and Valentine V1 installed into rear view mirror
- Michelin Pilot Sport 255/35-19 front & 275/35-19 rear
Leib Engineering releases its BMW M3 GT 500 featuring performance and cosmetic upgrades.
Power on the S65 V8 has been increased to 470 HP via software tune, stainless steel exhaust system, X pipe, 100-cell HJS cat, and muffler with vaccum controlled Pierburg valves.
To stop the M3 from all this extra power, Brembo brakes replace the factory brakes (4 piston 380×32mm discs front / 2 piston 320×28mm discs rear).
As for the looks to match the performance, the M3 GT 500 features M Performance carbon fiber front splitters, carbon fiber mirror covers, and carbon fiber trunk spoiler. The lower rear bumper and parts of the front bumper have also been painted in black to give a sportier look.
The interior features an M Performance steering wheel with digital race … CONTINUED
Watch and listen to some super sedans blasting around the ring, in a great back-to-back listen of some of BMW’s most exciting current and future M models - the F80 M3, E90 M3 CRT, F10 M5.
Check out this tasteful F10 M5 build by Performance Technic for a local owner featuring Akrapovic Exhaust with carbon fiber tips, P3Cars vent gauge, OEM LED interior lights, OEM pedal covers, BMW M Performance spoiler, HRE wheels, and M6 steering wheel retrofit.
The M6 steering wheel seen here will be equipped in the upcoming F10 M5 LCI (facelift model)
These two desirable BMW coupes are on exhibit at the 2013 NY auto show, with the F13 M6 coupe representing the newly here while the 135is coupe is on its way out.
This black sapphire metallic M6 is the flagship BMW M coupe with its 560hp / 502 lb-ft torque twin turbo V8 powerplant, while the 135is coupe remains one of BMW’s best performing small coupe, for now…
The 135is coupe will be replaced later this year by the BMW M235i coupe (the E82 1 series coupe will be replaced by the F22 2 series coupe). The M235i coupe will be the first M Performance automobile to be introduced to the North American market when it begins production in November 2013. It will be joined by the … CONTINUED
Although the F31 touring has been available in international markets, the U.S. will finally see it in dealers soon, in the form of the 328i xDrive, like the one seen here on the 2013 NYIAS showfloor. Specs and pricing listed in the information placard photo below. The F31 U.S. online configurator recently came online at BMWUSA.com. The 328 xDrive touring starts at $41,450.
Likewise, the BMW 320i has also been available outside the U.S. (since the launch of the F30 3 series), but will also be hitting U.S. dealers soon. The 320i starts at $33,445 and the xDrive model at $35,445. Here are its vital specs:
2.0liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder
Twin-scroll turbocharger (cylinder 1, 4 and 2, 3 share … CONTINUED
In the M display at the 2013 NYIAS is this Individual Frozen Red E92 M3 Coupe, with:
Matte black 19″ wheels
Back extended novillo leather with contrast stitching in matching color
Carbon leather trim with contrast stitching
High-gloss black kidney grilles
High-gloss black side gills
High-gloss black exhaust pipe tips
This Estoril Blue F30 328i with M Performance parts and stripes is on display at the 2013 New York International Auto Show and represents the debut of a M Performance Parts equipped F30 at a North America auto show.
This F30 is equipped with the M Performance front splitters/lip, wheels (20″ Style 405M), brakes, sideskirts, trunk spoiler lip, rear bumper diffuser, and M Performance racing stripes. It rides on stock suspension (not M Sport suspension). It also did not feature any M Performance interior parts, nor the recently announced 335i M Performance Power Kit (PPK) [details / dyno video and results].