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11/16/2011    6:30 PM
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We’re attending the press drives for the BMW F30 3 series in Barcelona, Spain and to kick off the test drives, BMW has released a new set of high resolution photos of the F30 on location.

The photo sets inside feature: all model lines on location at the Circuit de Catalunya Formula 1 track, a 328i Sport Line, and a 320d Modern Line.

We’ll post our first drive impressions of the F30 soon, so stay tuned!

At a glance:

The new 3 Series Sedan: sixth generation of the world’s best-selling premium vehicle accentuates the brand’s sporting character with its dynamic lines and athletic overall impression. The new 3 Series Sedan has also grown in terms of dimensions. Particularly striking are its wider track and, as a … CONTINUED

11/15/2011    2:30 PM
COMMENTS: 48

German publication Autobild had a chance to get some personal time with the F30 3 Series Sport Line model. They’ve posted a set of photos which show some of the F30′s details and features. See inside.

11/15/2011    11:30 AM
COMMENTS: 108

Undoubtedly, the most important debut for BMW in 2011 was the new F30 3 series Sedan. BMW pulled the wraps off and published the first info on the new 3 back in October.

As with any new model, some of you have questions that haven’t been answered by the official materials. We’ve been trying to cover and answer most your questions so far but, despite our efforts and our guide of the different design lines HERE) you may still have unanswered questions regarding the new F30 3 series. Well, here’s your chance to have any remaining questions answered.

Ask your question(s) below and we’ll get you an answer from BMW in the coming days (assuming the question can be answered currently).

Please try to focus on questions that haven’t … CONTINUED

10/14/2011    11:45 AM
COMMENTS: 461

The sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series Sedan, the world’s best-selling premium car, sets new benchmarks in terms of sporting prowess, elegance and comfort. The pioneering history of the 3 Series serves as inspiration for the new sports sedan, whose powerful styling represents a fresh interpretation and conscientious development of traditional BMW design cues. The new BMW face, with flat headlights reaching along as far as the BMW kidney grille, emphasises the elegantly dynamic design of the new BMW 3 Series. The sixth generation of the 3 Series has grown in size compared to its predecessor, with its wide track (front + 37 mm, rear + 47 mm) particularly prominent, and the car’s increased length (+ 93 mm) and augmented wheelbase (+ 50 mm) also … CONTINUED

09/30/2011    1:12 PM
COMMENTS: 51

Just 2 weeks to the day before its debut, the F30 has shed more of its camouflage, revealing the lower front bumper and sideskirts.

If the F20 1 series is any indication, it’s possible we could be looking at the F30 Sport Line model. As pictured below, the F20 Sport Line also features a very similar design on its bumper inlets, with horizontal bars running from the fog lights.

Like the F20, the 2012 F30 3 series is expected to be available in different ‘lines’ – possibly a Sport Line, Modern Line, and Luxury Line.

For F30 debut info, including engine lineup and sales/production schedule see – http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=592042

09/30/2011    11:30 AM
COMMENTS: 107

As we’ve been alluding to, the 2012 F30 3 series will be revealed mid-next month (Friday, October 14 to be exact) via online reveal, and live at a BMW press event. Autobild has posted the engine range that will be available for the F30 at launch, as follows:

Gasoline:
316i – 134hp
320i – 181hp
328i – 242hp (2.0L inline 4 cylinder twinpower turbo N20 motor) (US bound)
335i – 302hp (3.0L inline 6 cylinder twin turbo) (US bound)

Diesel (all turbocharged):
316d – 113hp
323d
*335d likely to come later

Hybrid:
3.0L gasoline engine + electric motor – 335hp (first spy photos)

F30 PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

The F30 3-series sedan will begin production in November 2011 (see chart below), shortly after the E90 3-series stops production in October. The F30 2012 … CONTINUED

09/20/2011    9:00 PM
COMMENTS: 29

We last spied the F30 hybrid back in February for the first time out in heavy camouflage. It has now shed its heavy camouflage and taken to the Nurburgring for track testing. One can tell this is a hybrid version by the typical “Rescue” stickers on its doors and rear bumper (which is always present BMW’s hybrid test vehicles).

The F30 3-series will be the first 3-series hybrid from BMW and will adopt much of the technology from the upcoming hybrid F10 5-series which is scheduled to debut this winter. The F30 hybrid will be released some time after the diesel and petrol F30 models are released next year.

09/07/2011    1:55 PM
COMMENTS: 35

Despite the myriad of F30 3 series sedan test mule spy photos we’ve posted thus far, there has yet to be a direct F30 versus E90 3 series spotting, until now. Although it’s only one view for now, it gives us the best idea yet of how the new 2012 3 series F30 sedan will compare to the outgoing E90 3 series with respect to size, proportions, rear styling, and stance. Thanks to F30post member CSL-Fanatik.

Based on shape, the F30 appears more evolutionary than revolutionary a design, unlike the current F10 5 series which threw the E60 design language out the window in favor of a wholly new design.

The F30 and E90 seem similar, which should assuage the fears of 3 series fans who cringe at … CONTINUED