I recently learned that some of the US 335i sedan production will be shifted to South Africa beginning in February. SA Model Code = 0880, Germany = 0842.
I called a dealer friend today when My Military guy told me BMW confirmed the
DCT today for June……………………………….
Call your stateside dealer and check please, I know we heard the Coupe first
but what I just read says otherwise. I cant scan it right now
Hope not but its not looking good.
Ok hold on to your mice! Fifth Gear pits the E92 M3 vs the C63 AMG. Let the flame wars begin
Well I finally managed to get copies of the photos from my magazine shoot back in October last year! Its only taken 3 months to get them! There were quite a few, but Ive taken my favourites from the various locations we shot, and uploaded them to this thread…. Hope you enjoy
These are all copyright of James Lipman Photography, so please do not reproduce them without contacting me or James @ jameslipman.com!
On the road…
Cornering the Ring…
Charging through the Adenau forest…
Step into my … CONTINUED
Enjoy some new M3 E93 videos courtesy of YouTube
Love modified BMWs? So do I obviously. This is a must see for some sick E92 M3s
Unfortunatly, theres nothing that new in these pics. What they do show us is that the facelifted E90 will include:
1) a new bumper design that is mildly changed, but more pronounced, with kidney grills that are more E92-like
2) a new hood, unclear what design they will go towards
3) very mild rear bumper change
4) new inner tailight cluster design, possibly going back to the original pre-production E90 tailight design (thats a trivia question for the newer E90 owners.. what was the original E90 tailight design that was nixed at the last … CONTINUED
Full press release
PDF: –> BMW M-DCT w/ Drivelogic 7-speed dual-clutch Transmission Info
M3 coupe manual: 12,4 l/100km
M3 coupe M DCT: 11,9 l/100km
M3 sedan manual: 12,4 l/100km
M3 sedan M DCT: 11,9 l/100km
M3 cabrio manual: 12,9 l/100km
M3 cabrio M DCT: 12,3 l/100km
German Price: 3800,- Euro – confirmed by BMW-Speaker
M3 coupe manual: 4.8s 0-100kmh (1580kg by DIN)
M3 coupe M DCT: 4.6s 0-100kmh (1600kg by DIN)
M3 sedan manual: 4.9s 0-100kmh (1605kg by DIN)
M3 sedan M DCT: 4.7s 0-100kmh (1625kg by DIN)
M3 cabrio manual: 5.3s 0-100kmh (1810kg by DIN)
M3 cabrio M DCT: 5.1s … CONTINUED
Official: Pricing for the M3
M3 E92: $57,275
M3 E90: $54,575
(includes $775 destination charge)
Options pricing from: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107324
-Premium Package-Power folding mirrors, universal garage opener, digital compass mirror, BMW Assist, Novillo Leather interior and choice of three optional interior trims. – $1900
-Technology Package- EDC, M Drive, Comfort Access, and navigation system – $3250
-19″ wheels with performance tires in mixed sizes (style 220) – $1200
-Electronic Damping Control (EDC) – $1000
-Extended Novillo Leather Interior – $2000 or $1100 with Premium Package
-Enhanced Premium Sound – $1900
M3 Coupe: … CONTINUED
BMW officially took the wraps off its first US market diesels since the mid-1980s today at the Detroit Auto Show. The 335d and exceedingly awkwardly named X5 xDrive35d are getting BMWs dual turbocharged 3.0L inline six diesel starting this fall. The 265-hp, 425-lb.ft. torque monster will make these vehicles among the most fuel-efficient and best performing vehicles in their class. They will also be among the cleanest being 50 state legal with particulate filters and a urea injection system that BMW is calling BluePerformance. So far no word on pricing, … CONTINUED
DCT has long been projected as arriving with the E90/E92 M3. Well today we had a gift in the form of images of the E93 M3 Convertible which is also equipped with M-DCT. Two for one today!
Summary: $33,875 for 128i and $39,875 for 135i
PRICING ANNOUNCED FOR THE ALL-NEW BMW 1 SERIES CONVERTIBLE AT ITS WORLD DEBUT DURING THE 2008 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IN DETROIT
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 13, 2008… Those whose definition of pure driving pleasure includes wind in the face and sunshine above now have even more to smile about, as pricing was announced today for the new BMW 1 Series Convertible during its world debut at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The vehicle, which goes on sale … CONTINUED
This is one of the most stunning new tuner M3s I have seen yet. This car is worked up by previosuly unknown tuner (to me) Ericsson which is aparently Japanese tuner Amuse’s namebrand for its work on German cars. Not a bad first outing, although most of the beauty is because of the BBS wheels.
The upcoming PAS “Progressive Activity Sedan” from BMW has its interior photographed. While there is nothing unexpected here, it is a phenominal interior design worth a look!
Thanks to apw2607 for supplying the new M3 Owners Manual
Ac Schnitzer wheels look great on the E93! take a look…
Spied in its usual black armor is the new 5-series. Here you can atleast tell the general dimensions, shape and roofline of the car. According to CARmagazine insiders this car will NOT be as radical as the current 5-series was and will be a more flowing car. Im guessing the bodyline will be more inline with the BMWCS concept and be very pleasing to the eye. The overall proportions of the car do reveal very short overhangs for a very sporty look that is missing from the current competition from … CONTINUED
M3Post member savage.ulm1 talks about his new M3!