Autoexpress rightfully calls 3 the magic number for BMW. It’s BMW’s top selling model and has set the standard in the small-medium sports sedan class for decades. As such, any new 3 series model is always big news and the natural question to come to everyone’s mind is how it compares to its most direct rivals – traditionally the Audi A4 and Mercedes Benz C Class.
No surprise, the F30 comes out on top as it has in all the comparisons so far. See the full details/results at Autoexpress.
Motortrend gets its hand on the F10 M5 for an in depth evaluation and performance testing. They achieved an impressive 3.7sec 0-60mph and 11.9sec quarter mile (@ 120.3mph).
Along the way they call the F10 M5 probably the best M5 ever, from driver feedback to all-out performance. We see their complaint about the large gap between comfort and sport mode as a positive as it means that the new M5′s range and effectiveness while wearing its many hats is better than ever.
Check out the full review and performance figures inside.
CAR Magazine is next up with its M5 comparo in which the F10 M5 is matched against the E63 AMG and Jaguar XFR. The question asked is whether the new M5 can relclaim the title of best super saloon? See for yourself inside.
The 2012 F30 328i sedan is put to a 0-155mph high speed acceleration test by Option Auto. Watch how the mighty little 2.0L turbo 4 cylinder N20 engine does at the various speeds and RPMs throughout the run on video.
Autobild pits the new M5 (F10) against the main competitors in the medium-large sports sedan segment – the CTS-V, E36 AMG with Performance Pack, and the Jaguar XFR. See inside for the comparison and track results from and between these impressive cars.
The all new 2012 BMW M5 (F10) Top Gear episode has just aired. We won’t play spoiler, but BMW and M5 fans will be pleased. It’s reviewed by Richard Hammond and pitted against the predecessor E60 M5 as well. Check out the video and review inside.
The 2012 BMW M5 F10 finally gets its time on Top Gear tomorrow, March 11 on BBC UK. Richard Hammond will be the reviewer and in an attempt to prove it is better than a jet plane, pits May in a jet plane to beat him in a lap of the track. UK members set your TV recorders, and everyone else, look for clips online soon after the episode airs at 8PM UK time. Small preview inside.
Chris Harris drives the BMW M550d xDrive, the first in the line of new BMW M Performance vehicles.
It has more torque than the space shuttle and BMW claims it will do over 40mpg. BMW also says it won’t be selling the car in the UK or the US, the places that DRIVE is most commonly viewed. But when something has 3 turbos, you’ve got to go drive it at 155mph: no? … asks Chris Harris.
Motor Trend has the 2012 F30 328i as the top gun among 8 sports sedans that it recently tested against each other. The 328i took first over the Volvo S60 T5, Mercedes Benz C250, Audi A4 Quattro, Lexis IS 250, Acura TSX, Infiniti G25 and Buick Regal GS.
MT editors spent all of three minutes declaring the BMW best in test and best in class. This was not just a win for the 328i — it was a massacre, a slaughter, doomsday, armageddon. Those are words straight from Motor Trend’s mouth. Read on inside.