Report Date : November 20, 2008 at 10:47 AM NHTSA Campaign ID number : 08V595000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): BMW / M3 2008-2009
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After the recent unveiling of the facelifted BMW 3-Series Sedan and Touring, AC Schnitzer’s design team went back to the draw board to create a new aero package for both variants of the German firm’s best selling model. Schnitzer’s cosmetic kit consists of a new front bumper with a lip spoiler, side sills, a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser, a tailgate spoiler for the sedan, a roof spoiler (Sedan and Touring and of course, new alloy wheels.
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The BMW 7 Series including the ActiveHybrid makes its debut at the LA AutoShow today. The U.S. will get two variants of the new 7-Series including the 750i and the 750 Li. The outgoing 360-hp 4.8L V8 will be replaced by the 4.4L twin-turbo V8 from the X6 xDrive50i.
That makes an outstanding 400-hp with a maximum torque of 450 lb-ft for the very-large sedan. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, BMW says that fuel-economy was also improved but wouldn’t give us any specific numbers. What they did tell us was that the 2009 BMW 7-Series will be the first car to get its own “Integrated Owner’s Manual.” What does that mean?
That mean your 2009 750i or 750 Li won’t come with a physical book. Instead BMW will deliver the owner’s … CONTINUED
Note! This is a photoshop and not an actual picture of a real car!!
Well, believe it or not, BMW is already working on the next generation 3-series just as the new facelift E90s are coming out.
The 3 series accounts for about 44% of BMW sales, so suffice it to say its important and BMW has to get it right every time. BMW is taking its cues from the CS concept and will incorporate both dynacism and elegance all in one.
BMW will also go headstrong with their EfficientDynamics push with the 3 series and are planned to downsize the engine size across the board with increased use of turbos to keep the power levels high.
The next generation car is said to be revealed at the Geneva motor show in 2012.
Should be … CONTINUED
I figured this deserved a new thread, but for those of you who own an N54 car and are familiar with the dreaded turbo lag issue cropping up from the 29.2 and above software, youll be delighted to hear the following…
Thanks to our friend Satch Carlson at Roundel who took my letter and others regarding the turbo lag, he was able to track down details on the problem and actually get BMW to admit the problem and announce a software updare.
BMWs official statement is below after Roundel threatened to run all of our letters (which I believe should STILL be run) — thanks Satch!!
“In an effort to address specific noise concerns, BMW updated the turbocharged engine software on 335i/xi and 535i/xi models built from June 2006 through March 2008. The … CONTINUED
7Post member Andy745i takes delivery of one of the first F01 7 Series out there this weekend. In his words the car is amazing to drive. Here are some of his iPhone pictures
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We continue to inch closer, and I mean INCH, close to the full reveal of this car but the camoflague remains in a semi-nude setup. Atleast the photos themselves are becoming of much higher quality these days.
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The BMW 7 Series is fresh onto dealers lots and BMW tuner Hamann is wasting no time at all and has already created fitments for the new F01. They assure us that more bodywork is on the way in the future, but for now their wheels are available in a multitude of sizes.
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I have up for your enjoyment the complete BMW Performance video. The 3 series LCI looks like a 330i/328i/325i to me.
Complete BMW Performance Video
Download Link (Right Click and Save as): BMW Performance Video
(FYI: The parts page does not look to be updated yet Performance Parts Page)
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BMW North America is currently holding an online press conference for the debut of the new US spec diesel line-up. So far weve learned the following:
Pricing (which weve already posted about) is set at $43,900 (not including destination) for the base 335d, $2475 premium over the 335i with Steptronic or $3800 over a manual car. Likewise the X5 xDrive35d will also see the MSRP increase but to $51,200 (not including destination), a $4100 bump.
BMW looked at the D models as just one of the many ways Efficient Dynamics will show up in the US.
The US Spec engines have quite a few additions to make the engines quieter
Suspension and DSC has been tuned for each of the D models.
BMW will look at sales of each model and potentially look at bringing … CONTINUED