Add another to the E90/E92 BMW 3-series already crowded award mantel. Automobile Magazine has named the 3-series to its 2011 All-Stars list, for the 21st time. Perhaps the best summary from Automobile – “As the car enters the sixth year in its current form, it still has no equal.”
“Fantastic chassis balance, beautiful steering, lovely shift action,” gushes senior editor Joe Lorio. “Add in the phenomenal performance — and surprisingly good fuel economy — and you’ve got the segment’s standard-bearer. Again.”
Autocar has posted their review of the F10 535d M-Sport, calling it an excellent executive all-rounder with extraordinary performance for a diesel saloon car, capable of besting the factory quoted 5.7 second 0-62mph in real world performance. Not bad for car that gets 46.3 MPG! Here is their review.
Edmunds Insideline has track performance tested the 2011 335is, achieving some great performance numbers, nipping at the heels of the E90 M3. Here is their performance test video and test results:
0-30 (sec): 2.0
0-45 (sec): 3.5
0-60 (sec): 5.0
0-75 (sec): 7.3
1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 13.3 @ 104.6
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 4.7
30-0 (ft): 27
60-0 (ft): 111
Slalom (mph): 67.2 (66.0 stability control on)
Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g): 0.91g ( 0.85g stability control on )
Automobile has published its first drive review of the all new 2011 BMW X3. As with most other reviews and first impressions, the 2011 X3 is considered a vast improvement upon the first generation X3. Automobile calls it swifter, more agile, and significantly more refined than its predecessor.
Motor Trend has now had their 2009 BMW M3 long term test car for a year now and after logging over 20,000 miles, it’s time to say goodbye. What is MT’s final verdict? How’s this for some praise: “The World’s Greatest All-Around Car? Unquestionably.”
More member’s X3 test drive impressions have been posted. Lexxeech attended the 2011 X3 unveiling in Latvia, which was followed by his test drive. He has posted his review, photos, and test drive video.
Autoblog has posted its first drive impressions of the 1-series M Coupe prototype from their test drive in Germany. Not much new info is divulged, but the general reaction is a positive one.
The fifth review from a 1addicts member who attended the BMW 1 series M coupe test drive event is in. This one features feedback from the perspective of an E46 M3 owner. Read on inside.
This is the most comprehensive review yet of the 1-series M coupe from BMW’s pre-drive event. See how the 1M coupe felt from the perspective of an E30 M3 owner who also happens to be a driving instructor.
The typical X6M review features comparisons to the regular X6 or Cayenne Turbo, but this review by a site member compares the X6M against an E46 M3 at the M Power Tour. Two very different segment of cars sure, but an interesting perspective nevertheless.
The all new 2011 X3 has hit dealer floors and are now available for test drives. The first member test drive reviews have started coming in and member T89 shares some great feedback from his test drive of the F25 X3 xDrive20d and xDrive35i. Read on inside…
Next up is an excellent written review of the 1 series M coupe from a 135i owner’s perspective. Woland’s Advocate loved the 1m coupe prototype and it shows in his expertly written words. Check it out inside!
I am the only Asian test driver of this event.
I have a Z4 23i & a X5 30xdrive. I have driven 135 convertible before.
The first impression was not so impressive because the real shape of the car was masked by the camouflage. But I noticed the back of the car was so wide. The sound of starting the engine was wonderful. The clutch is not extremely hard. The gear shift distance is short & precise. Easy to handle (this is … CONTINUED
Top Gear online reviews the BMW M3 GTS in the Austrian Alps on the infamous Grossglockner Pass. They come away calling the engine, gearbox, and chassis combination a religious experience. Final verdict: Ridiculous. Pointless. Perfect.
Insideline has posted its first ride impressions of the BMW Vision EfficientyDynamics hybrid concept, saying that it is destined to be a BMW halo car and that it’s set to blow customers away.
MotorAuthority shares their first drive impressions of the 2011 BMW X3, calling it sturdy in feel, amazingly quick on its feet, and finally un-punishing on everyday roads.
Automobiles De Luxe reviews the 2011 BMW 550i (F10) and speaks well of its twin turbo V8, suspension, transmission, and comfort. We’re looking forward to their next review which will pit the F10 550i against the iconic E39 M5.
The M3 ZCP Competition ranks #5 on UK publication AutoExpresss just announced 2010 Performance Car of the Year list, which includes cars ranging from the VW Golf R to the 911 GT3 to the Ferrari 458. The 3 day tests were conducted the Anglesey Circuit in England and included cars/editions launched in 2010.
The cars range from the Skoda Fabia VRS, the Seat Ibiza Cupra, Peugeot RCZ and Volkswagen Golf R to the Mercedes SLS AMG, the Ferrari 458 … CONTINUED